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COVER LETTER FOR THE DISAFFILIATION AGREEMENT
To: Local Churches of the Iowa Annual Conference interested in Disaffiliating from the Iowa Annual Conference
The attached is the Disaffiliation Agreement, approved by the Conference Board of Trustees, that may be used by local churches of the Iowa Annual Conference if they so choose. All terms of this agreement must be complied with and in the timeframes so indicated.
The Conference Board of Trustees has set the following deadlines:
By December 31 of the year prior to the requested date of disaffiliation, the local church must notify the following individuals in writing that the local church intends to pursue separating from the Iowa Annual Conference via the Disaffiliation Agreement: 1) the district superintendent serving the district in which the local church is located; 2) the President of the Conference Board of Trustees.
By the following February 15, the Conference Board of Trustees will provide the information in section 4 of the agreement to the local church.
April 1 is the deadline for submission of the signed disaffiliation document to be submitted to the Iowa Annual Conference, Attn: President of the Conference Board of Trustees, 2301 Rittenhouse St, Des Moines IA 50321.
The procedure set up by the General Church legislation is that the Annual Conference must vote on the Disaffiliation at its annual meeting.
The date of Disaffiliation would be effective on June 30 subsequent to the Annual Conference’s ratification.
If your local church is considering taking steps toward disaffiliation, we urge you to contact an attorney to assist you in the process.
Conference Board of Trustees
David Dovenspike, President