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Due to time limitations, discussion of the following resolutions did not occur during the 2013 Annual Conference Session, so the Session determined that these items should be first on the agenda for the 2014 Session. The following items were passed in the first day of the 2014 Annual Conference Session. Full text of the items is available in the Pre-Conference Manual on the Conference website.
Section I: Resolutions
ACTION ITEM # 101
A National Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Corporate Personhood (new) was passed 795 to 151.
Section II: Conference Ministries – Episcopal Office
# 202 Episcopal Office Staff, Communications and Human Resources
# 203 District Staff and Operations
# 204 Clergy Support, Connectional Ministries Staff and Operations
# 205 Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Approved 907 to 65.
Section III: Conference Ministries – Administration
# 302 Board of Trustees
# 303 Administrative Committees
# 304 Commission on Archives and History
# 305 Commission on Equitable Compensation
# 306 Board of Ordained Ministry
Passed 915 to 48.
Section IV: Conference Missions – District Ministries
# 401 Central District Connectional Ministries Council
# 402 East Central District Connectional Ministries Council
# 403 North Central District Connectional Ministries Council
# 404 North Central District Connectional Ministries Council
# 405 Northwest District Connectional Ministries Council
# 406 South Central District Connectional Ministries Council
# 407 Southeast District Connectional Ministries Council
# 408 Southwest District Connectional Ministries Council
# 409 District Matthew 25 Initiative
Approved 921-40, Section IV in its entirety.
Section V: Conference Missions – Programming Agencies, Part 1
# 501 Board of Camp, Conference and Retreat Ministries
# 502 Board of Church and Society
# 503 Board of Discipleship
# 504 Board of Global Ministries - Standing Committee on Parish Development, Standing Committee on Community and Institutional Ministries (CIM), Standing Committee on Mission Education, Standing Committee on Hispanic/Latino Ministries, Standing Committee on Iowa Volunteers in Mission, Standing Committee on Iowa-Nigeria Partnership, Standing Committee on Disaster Preparedness and Response, Standing Committee on Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors, Standing Committee on Mission Personnel
# 505 Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries
# 506 Board of Laity
Passed 912 to 36, Section V in its entirety.
Section VI: Conference Missions – Programming Agencies, Part 2
# 601 Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns
# 602 Commission on Ministry with Persons with Disabilities
# 603 Commission on Religion and Race
# 604 Commission on the Status and Role of Women
# 605 Older Adult Council
# 606 Young Adult Council
# 607 Council on Youth Ministries
Adopted in its entirety.
Section VII: General Church Apportionments
# 701 General Church Apportionments
# 702 General Church Special Offerings Report
Passed 916 to 44.
Section VIII: Procedural Proposals and Recommendations
# 801 Proposed Changes to the Rules of Order
# 802 Board of Ordained Ministry, with functions as outlined in The Book of Discipline
# 803 MINISTERIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND RELATIONS
# 805 Programming Groups
# 806 The Rules of Order Committee shall review all current Standing Items
Approved 892 to 50, 1st Consent Calendar
# 808 Procedure for Submission of Petitions to the General Conference
# 809 Recommendations on Standing Items
Passed 920 to 41, 2nd Consent Calendar
Section IX: Other Reports
# 901 Other Conference Ministries Report
# 902 Annual Conference Special Offerings Report
Approved 887 to 32, in its entirety.