Cascadia District Fall Charge Conferences
In the Cascadia District in 2021, most fall charge conferences** will be presided over by Cascadia District Superintendent Wendy Woodworth. The district office is working with local congregations to schedule these meetings.
We are initially offering the options of meeting in person or by Zoom videoconference. We've had a lot of experience meeting by Zoom since last year! But click here for some considerations for making a charge conference by Zoom work.
Here are links to what you need to know:
The agenda for the charge conference - coming soon!!
a Schedule for Fall Charge Conferences in the Cascadia District PDF
The reports will be completed and submitted online:
This is the fifth year we have used this process. This year, as last year, each church will access the link to their online reports through the Church Dashboard, a private page on the Conference website. You'll see a "church dashboard login" link on the bottom right of this and every page on the website. The log-in information is the same as last year. If you need to reset your login or password, please contact Linda in the district office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The forms which we are requesting you complete online are:
- Report of the Trustees
- Safe Sanctuary Policy Review
- Church Leadership Contact Information
- Membership Report, 1st and 2nd year reading
- Lay Servant Report
One way to make the FormVites process easier is to collect your information ahead of time. Using one of the "traditional" forms to collect your information is an easy way to do that. These forms can also be used to share the reports with your congregation at the charge conference meeting. Or you can print the reports from the FormVites page. Each form listed above is linked to a .pdf copy of the form.
Unless you don't have online access, please complete these forms online through the Church Dashboard and just use the .pdf copies to assist you in the process.
2022 Compensation Forms
This is the third year in which we are using an online process to gather the information needed for the pastor's compensation forms.
After the information is gathered through the online process, we will review the data in the district office and then generate a form which will be used for the charge conference approval of the compensation package.
To start that process, go to www.umoi.org/clergycompensationforms Please complete your online compensation information entry process no later than one week prior to your scheduled charge conference. Linda will review the information and get a compensation document based on that information to you for the charge conference presentation and vote.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda in the Cascadia District office,
at 503-581-3969 or email@example.com
**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 the objectives of The United Methodist Church (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 year) (2016 Book of Discipline, paragraph 247.8 -13, 15 and paragraph 249).