Sage District Fall Charge Conferences
Sage District 2018 Fall Charge Conferences* will take place from late September through early November, with District Superintendent Karen Hernandez or a designated Coordinating Elder presiding. We are doing things a little differently this year, with most Charge Conferences happening in clusters. (see Karen's letter below)
The Coordinating Elder for each group will be in touch with churches with specific locations, dates and times.
As to the required reports, here are some important links:
- Karen's introductory letter, and the agenda for the charge conference
- a Summary of the Reports due at the charge conference and who is responsible for what.
- 2019 Compensation Worksheets are available at www.umoi.org/clergycompensationforms
- the Clergy Health and Wellness Form is to be completed by Clergy in consult with the SPRC.
Other required forms will be accessed through a process called FormVites and filed online. For your reference, here are pdf links to the forms. Trustees, Safe Sanctuary Annual Review, Church Officers Report, Membership Report, and Lay Servants Report.
The link to the FormVite will be made available to churches and pastors via an email from the district office. Follow these links to view a video on how to access the forms, and how to fill out the forms online.
Please contact Terri in the Sage District office at 503-802-9225, or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions or are experiencing problems with the processing of forms.
*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)