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Pacific Northwest Special Called Session

November 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Online only, with online voting support. More details TBA.

The sole purpose of the Special Session is to affirm or not affirm the church conference actions of local churches that are choosing to ask to disaffiliate from The United Methodist Church under the provisions of ¶ 2553 of The Book of Discipline, 2019 Addendum. The Board of Trustees will present negotiated settlements that cannot be amended. The members of Annual Conference will affirm or not affirm the agreements by a simple majority vote.

The Special Session will be held on Zoom and will require registration for voting credentials. Registration and further information regarding the session and its business will be sent to the persons to be seated at the special session of the Annual Conference and posted on the conference website by Nov. 3, 2023.

The voting membership of the special session will consist of the clergy members of the annual conference as defined in ¶32 of the Book of Discipline and the lay members of the June 2023 Annual Conference (lay member or alternate, whoever was last seated in the June annual conference) in accordance with the Book of Discipline ¶602.5.1

1 No local charge will be deprived of its lay member due to death, serious illness, or cessation of membership. Under such circumstances, another lay member may be elected by the charge conference (¶602.5). If your charge is affected, please contact Rev. Shirley DeLarme, the Conference Secretary.


November 15, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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