General Conference 2008 Legislation Tracking

Petition 80831<< Back

Worldwide Nature UMC #24 (80831-CO-NonDis-$)
Petition Status:Calendar Item
Petition Text:Submitted TextADCA p. 480
References:Non-disciplinary
Committee:Conferences
Financial Implications:Yes
Submitted by:
Council of Bishops (General Agency)
Scott J. Jones
Washington, DC, USA
Connectional Table (General Agency)
Scott J. Jones
Washington, DC, USA

Calendar Item Status<< Back

Worldwide Nature UMC #24 (CO10-NonDis-A$)
Calendar Item Status:Committee Voted (Printed in DCA p. 2045)
Calendar Item No:153
Petitions on Calendar:80831
Consent Calendar:Not assigned to a Consent Calendar.
Committee Motion:Recommendation to Adopt
Committee Vote:
For: 44Against: 12Not Voting: 7
Vote Date and Time:4/26/2008 4:55 PM
Legislative Committee Report: Committee Moves to Adopt as Amended
  
Petition 80831-CO-NonDis $
Worldwide Nature UMC #24
  
Petition Number:
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Legislative Committee Minority Report: Minority Report
  
While we agree with the urgency to make a change in the UMC and appreciate the movement and desire to make decisions regarding the structure of the renewed UMC, the dreams need to be placed in the context of difficult realities.

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Plenary Action Status<< Back

Last Vote Action:Vote on Main Motion
This motion was Adopted, with 521 votes for and 274 votes against.
Plenary Motions:
4/28/2008 4:43 PM
Amend Amendment ADOPTED 486-310
Delete G. on page 2047.  Move to delete the paragraph;  
  
These proposals are guidelines for the study committee, its work, and its report back to General conference in 2012.
4/28/2008 4:44 PM
Amend the Main Motion ADOPTED 548-216
Delete G. on page 2047.  Move to delete the paragraph;  
  
These proposals and gudelines shall be considered binding on the study committee, its work, and its report back to General conference in 2012.
4/28/2008 4:51 PM
Divide the Question REJECTED 1-2
Vote separately on Section C, D & E.
4/28/2008 4:54 PM
Amend the Main Motion REJECTED 352-427
Delete all of Section E.  
4/28/2008 5:01 PM
Amend the Main Motion ADOPTED 420-379
Change in the sentence before letter A. on page 2046 -
  
"The study will consider the following principles:"  
  
instead of
  
"All Proposals should be guided by the following principles:"
4/28/2008 5:04 PM
Amend the Main Motion ADOPTED 633-142
Add new H.
  
Financial implications of any proposed structural amendents.
4/28/2008 5:18 PM
Amend the Main Motion ADOPTED 465-306
2nd column, page 2046
  
Section C 5, Social Principles ¶160 166
  
insert - "that relate to a global or universal ethic."
4/28/2008 5:23 PM
Amend the Main Motion ADOPTED 407-357
Page 2047
  
Number 8
  
Delete "MEF ¶816"
4/28/2008 7:36 PM
Amend the Main Motion ADOPTED 2-1

  
1st Column Page 2046.
  
3 sentences above letter A.Basic Guidelines
  
After "autonomous" delete "and",
  
after "churches" add...."and GCFA"
  
approved by show of hands
4/28/2008 7:44 PM
Amend the Main Motion REJECTED 1-2

Page 2046, 3rd column
  
add new D.2 - "Develop Social Principles that apply specifically to the missional and cultural concerns of the region"
  
By show of hands not approved
4/28/2008 7:52 PM
Amend the Minority Report ADOPTED 322-314
page 2047 - after 2nd paragraph top right-hand portion of page
  
  
"that the study committee should assess the best possibilities for the creation of regional boundaries throughout the worldwide church in an effort to ensure that the regional conferences are organized in a manner that ensures equality and parity among the regional conferences."
4/28/2008 8:04 PM
Amend the Minority Report REJECTED 184-573
After above amendment
  
That the study committee should examine regional and cultural considerations and recommend the appropriate organizational level at which to determine missional activities, qualifications for ordination, chargeable offenses and adopting "Social Principles" appropriate to the region.
4/28/2008 8:08 PM
Amend the Main Motion by Substitution REJECTED 351-446
Minority report
4/28/2008 8:11 PM
Vote on Main Motion ADOPTED 521-274
Approve main motion
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