Statement on General Conference 2013 Eligibility

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The Governing Board values our relationships with our congregations and desires to offer a vibrant General Conference experience.  We ARE, indeed, stronger together.  To that end, we wish to ensure that we are working with churches, Senior Pastors and Board of Directors to help them meet long-established eligibility standards for voting in the Business Meeting at our upcoming General Conference.  We invite you to partner with us to ensure that your congregation is current on tithe assessments and Board of Pensions payments (for US churches) AND help to ensure our records are accurate.

If funds are not currently available to bring tithes and pension funds current, reaching a payment agreement is all it takes to become compliant.  We will gladly work with you to reach an agreement prior to June 1, 2013.

Just so you are aware, as is procedure, the Governing Board, passed the following motion to affirm eligibility standards and deadlines for the Business Meeting.

“In order to be eligible to vote at General Conference XXV, churches must have paid their UFMCC tithe assessment through 31 March 2013, no later than 21:00 UTC/GMT (5:00 p.m. EDT) on 1 June 2013, or a current, signed tithe covenant must be in place, no later than 21:00 UTC/GMT (5:00 p.m. EDT) by 1 June 2013. 

For U.S. churches, Board of Pension payments must also be current through 31 March 2013, by 21:00 UTC/GMT (5:00 p.m. EDT) on 1 June 2013.”

Existing agreements remain valid through the 2013 General Conference as long as the congregation remains current and consistent

If you have any questions or concerns about your congregational eligibility to vote, please contact us at .

Onward to Chicago!

MCC Governing Board