The Annual Meeting Business Committee has announced that the deadline for submitting resolutions to the 215th Annual Meeting is Feb. 13, 2014.
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 215th Annual Meeting is being held June 13 - 14, 2014, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center. The theme of this year's meeting, inspired by John 14:12; is “Greater Works than These.”
The Keynote Speaker will be Yvette Flunder, Founder and Senior Pastor of City of Refuge United Church of Christ in San Francisco. Flunder founded the City of Refuge UCC in 1991 in order to unite a gospel ministry with a social ministry. City of Refuge is a thriving inner-city congregation that celebrates the radically inclusive love of Jesus Christ. Preaching a message of action, the church has experienced steady numerical and spiritual growth. In June 2003, Bishop Flunder was consecrated Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship, a multi-denominational fellowship of 110 primarily African American Christian leaders and laity representing 56 churches and faith-based organizations from all parts of the United States Mexico and Africa.