Monthly Archives: May 2012

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: Day Eight

Today, we heard an interpretive report from the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits. We were reminded of the Defined Benefit Plan that is presently in place for Annual conferences, which includes lifetime clergy income, and provides both longevity … Continue reading

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UMC Shifts: Guaranteed Appointment

The elimination of guaranteed appointment was approved this morning on the consent calendar with no discussion or debate. The reconsideration of this petition that was passed by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry failed with 373 voting yes … Continue reading

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General Conference: Day Seven

And so it begins… Early yesterday (Monday) morning, we began plenary for General Conference, considering the petitions that have been approved by each legislative committee. We started off with Superintendency, considering a set-aside bishop petition. It was voted down, at … Continue reading

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