AC2016 Legislative wrap-up Saturday, June 4, 2016

AC2016 Legislative wrap-up Saturday, June 4, 2016

June 04, 2016

The first day of the 2016 Iowa Annual Conference Session saw swift approval of numerous legislative resolutions.
 
2017 Annual Conference Session dates Saturday, June 10 - Monday, June 12, 2017 were approved, along with 2018 Annual Conference Session dates of June 9-11, 2018.
Conference Secretary Nitza Dovenspike was elected, succeeding Patty LaGree.
Maggie Biggs interim named Interim Conference Treasurer.
 
The following action items were approved:
Section I: Conference Ministries – Episcopal Office
Episcopal Office Staff, Communications, and Human Resources
Action Item #101
District Staff and Operations
ACTION ITEM # 102
Clergy Support
ACTION ITEM # 103
Connectional Ministries Staff and Operations
ACTION ITEM # 104
Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling
ACTION ITEM # 105

Section II: Conference Ministries – Administration
Council on Finance and Administration
ACTION ITEM # 201
Board of Trustees
ACTION ITEM # 202
Administrative Committees
ACTION ITEM # 203
Commission on Archives and History
ACTION ITEM # 204
Commission on Equitable Compensation
ACTION ITEM #205
Board of Ordained Ministry
ACTION ITEM # 206

Section IV Conference Missions – District Ministries
Central District Connectional Ministries Council
ACTION ITEM # 401
East Central District Connectional Ministries Council
ACTION ITEM # 402
North Central District Connectional Ministries Council
ACTION ITEM # 403
Northeast District Connectional Ministries Council
ACTION ITEM # 404
Northwest District Connectional Ministries Council
ACTION ITEM # 405
South Central District Connectional Ministries Council
ACTION ITEM # 406
Southeast District Connectional Ministries Council
ACTION ITEM # 407
Southwest District Connectional Ministries Council
ACTION ITEM # 408
District Matthew 25 Initiative
ACTION ITEM # 409
District Askings
ACTION ITEM # 410

Section V – Conference Missions – Programming Agencies, Part 1
Board of Camp, Conference and Retreat Ministries
ACTION ITEM # 501
Board of Church and Society
ACTION ITEM # 502

Section VI – Conference Missions – Programming Agencies, Part 2
Commission on Ministry with Persons with Disabilities
ACTION ITEM # 601
Commission on Religion and Race
ACTION ITEM # 602
Commission on the Status and Role of Women
ACTION ITEM # 603
Older Adult Council
ACTION ITEM # 604
(#602 pulled from Consent Calendar, later approved)

Section VII – General Church Apportionments
General Church Apportionments
ACTION ITEM # 701
General Church Special Offerings Report
ACTION ITEM #702

Section VIII – Procedural Proposals and Recommendations
Proposed Change to the Rules of Order
First Calendar
ACTION ITEM # 801
ACTION ITEM # 802
ACTION ITEM # 803
ACTION ITEM # 804
ACTION ITEM # 805
Second Calendar
ACTION ITEM #806
ACTION ITEM #807
ACTION ITEM #808

Section IX – Other Reports
Other Conference Ministries Report
ACTION ITEM # 901
Annual Conference Special Offerings Report
ACTION ITEM #902
The full text of resolutions is available on the Iowa Annual Conference website HERE.
 
Property Matter – Resolution for Discontinuance – Approved for the following churches:
New Horizons, Coralville
Park View Community of Faith United Methodist Church
Decatur United Methodist Church
Hopeville United Methodist Church
Woodburn United Methodist Church
Norwich United Methodist Church
Pacific Junction United Methodist Church
Pine Grove United Methodist Church
Nodaway United Methodist Church
Green Plain United Methodist Church