The Annual Meeting Business Committee has announced that the deadline for submitting resolutions to the 214th Annual Meeting is Feb. 14, 2013.
Resolutions may be related to procedure, courtesy, structure and organization, or issues of conviction. Resolutions adopted by an Annual Meeting are formal expressions of that particular body. The Annual Meeting may speak to the churches of the Massachusetts Conference, to the wider church, the government, or to society. It does not speak for the churches of the Massachusetts Conference.
Resolutions may be brought to the Annual Meeting by:
- The Conference Board of Directors and program commissions;
- Local church congregational meetings and governing boards;
- Association meetings and governing boards.
Download the Standing Rules as they relate to Resolutions for complete information.
Resolutions may be submitted to the Business Committee through Dawn Hammond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 214th Annual Meeting is being held June 14 - 15, 2013, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center. The theme of this year's meeting, inspired by Habakkuk 2:2-4 is Risking Vision.
The Keynote Speaker will be The Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers, Pastor of the Mayflower UCC in Oklahoma City and Professor of Rhetoric at Oklahoma City University.