Category Archives: Call to Action

Judicial Council Decision

Here’s the text if you’re interested…

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Plan UMC: Restructure

It was just announced, by the authority of the Judicial Council of the UMC, that the Plan UMC Restructure proposal is unconstitutional. They ruled that the plan delegated too much authority to the General Council on Strategy and Oversight. More … Continue reading

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Plan UMC Chart

Check out one version of the Plan UMC Chart here. The whole text of the restructuring plan we are debating can be found here. The Restructure proposal was approved by a slight margin at around Noon today, pending review from … Continue reading

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General Conference: Days Five and Six

Saturday was the Last Day of Legislative Committees, where groups solidified the petitions that will be placed on the Consent Calendar, rejected and brought to the floor. The Biggest News of Saturday was the debacle of the IOT; the inability … Continue reading

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Biggest Tweets of the Morning

Mike Baughman (@ireverant) 4/28/12 9:07 AM M&HE committee voted to end guaranteed appointment system by a vote of 68-7. #gc2012 Rev. Jeremy Smith (@umjeremy) 4/28/12 9:09 AM Motion to substitute the #MFSA plan for General Boards makeup (a substantial chunk of the plan) … Continue reading

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General Conference: Day Four

There was another big day in General Administration. The sub-committee on UMC Restructure decided to take on Plan B as the main proposal from which to work.  In the plan, the Connectional Table role strengthened and, according to the proposal … Continue reading

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Aguila appointed to Restructuring Subcommittee

Pete Aguila, lay delegate representing us on General Administration legislative committee, was appointed this afternoon to the subcommittee dealing with all legislation for the UMC restructure.  Pete has voice and vote in this important conversation.  The subcommittee will be working … Continue reading

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Plan B is substituted as main motion

Friday morning, after extended debate, a substitute motion was made to substitute Plan B for the Call to Action proposal from the Interim Operations Team as the main proposal from which to work in General Administration. The motion passed with … Continue reading

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General Conference: Day Two

We started the morning with the Episcopal, Lay and Young People’s Address, and then went into lengthy debate about the Rules. The length of the debate changed our schedule, and pushed back time for electing legislative committee officers and Holy … Continue reading

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Study of Ministry Commission

At our Jurisdictional Pre-Meeting in Oklahoma City, members from the Study of Ministry Commission presented the proposed changes for next year’s General Conference delegates to vote on. The information presented and interpretation offered were helpful, and here I offer a … Continue reading

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