Sage District Fall Charge Conferences
Most Sage District 2017 Fall Charge Conferences* will take place between October 1 and December 3, with District Superintendent Gwen Drake presiding.
Here are links to what you need to know:
- a full schedule of the charge conferences is available here.
- Gwen's introductory letter, and the agenda for the charge conference
- a Summary of the Reports due and who is responsible for what.
2018 Compensation Worksheets are available at www.umoi.org/clergycompensationforms
Other forms will be available through a new process called FormVites. An e-mail was sent to each church with this information on August 24. You can view a video tutorial on the FormVites process here. If you did not receive that e-mail or need the link to your church's online form entry page, please contact Terri in the Sage District office at 503-802-9225, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Charge Conference: An annual meeting of the charge conference of each local church is required by the Discipline of The United Methodist Church. The primary responsibilities given to the body at this annual meeting are to review and evaluate the total mission and ministry of the church, receive reports, and adopt objectives and goals recommended by the church council (administrative board) that are in keeping with the objectives of The United Methodist Church (see 2016 Book of Discipline, paragraph 247.3). Other specific annual responsibilities of the charge conference are to recommend new and renewing candidates for ordained ministry from among their membership, to recommend lay servants and certified lay ministers, to receive reports on Volunteer-in-Mission teams, set the compensation for clergy appointed by the bishop, receive and act upon the annual membership report, and elect local church leadership (unless that is done at another charge conference at another time of the year).
(2016 Book of Discipline, paragraph 247.8-13, 15 and paragraph 249)