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Submit petitions and resolutions for 2019 Annual Conference

By |2018-12-07T15:02:14+00:00December 7th, 2018|

As our Indiana United Methodist Churches and leaders anticipate our Annual Conference in June 2019 it is time to prepare and submit any possible petitions or resolutions you may be considering.

A Resolution is any request for the Indiana Annual Conference to make a change, take an action, or recognize a formal expression of opinion on an issue. Any Indiana United Methodist lay member, pastor, group or agency may submit for consideration a resolution to the Indiana Annual Conference. Such resolutions must be submitted to the Indiana Annual Conference Secretary and the Petitions & Resolutions Team no later than ninety (90) days prior to the start of the Annual Conference session.

A Petition is any request for the General Conference to take an action ¶507.4, alter the wording of The Book of Discipline ¶507.2 or affirm a formal expression on an issue. Any Indiana United Methodist lay member, pastor, or agency may submit a petition directly to the General Conference or may submit their General Conference petition to the Indiana Conference asking for Indiana Conference affirmation (of the petition) with the expectation that, if affirmed (by a 2/3 majority vote), the Indiana Annual Conference secretary would forward the petition to the General Conference. All petitions must be submitted no later than ninety (90) days prior to the start of the Annual Conference session.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Complete one of the attached fillable submission forms for each
    petition/resolution.
  • Each petition/resolution must deal with only one issue or Disciplinary
    paragraph or concern.
  • This form has four total pages with four sections. All sections must be
    completed or it will be returned to you as incomplete and may cause
    a delay.
  • Feel free to add additional pages if necessary.

Deadline: All petitions/resolutions must be received in the Indiana Conference Center by March 15, 2019.

Please submit your form to petitions.resolutions@inumc.org or U.S. Mail to: INUMC Petitions and Resolutions, 301 Pennsylvania Pkwy, Ste 300, Indianapolis IN 46280

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