A number of online hearings and informational sessions will be held prior to the Southern New England Conferences Annual Meeting, to give delegates a chance to learn more about the issues that will be raised and to ask questions. There will be no hearings held at the meeting itself, being held at the DCU Center in Worcester Nov. 1 - 2.
The sessions will be hosted by board and staff members, using the Zoom online webinar platform. They will all also be recorded for viewing by those who cannot attend live.
To register to attend, or to receive a link to the recording after the meeting, click on the webinar. Or, return to this page after the session to find links to the recordings.
The schedule is as follows:
Southern New England Conferences hearings
(applicable to delegates from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island:)
2020 Budget Informational Session Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:30 PM - View video at right
Learn about the 2020 budget for the new conference. This is an informational session, as no vote is required. Related Documents:
Proportional Giving Informational Session
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7:00 PM View video at right
An informational session on the Proportional Giving Model approved by the Board of Directors for the Southern New England Conferences Related Documents:
Hearing on Proposed Foundational Justice Commitments Sunday, Oct. 27, 4:00 PM View video at right
Hearing on justice commitments recommended by the boards, based on both the established commitments of our three historic Conferences and the aspirational priorities of the new conference. Related Documents:
Informational Session on 2021 Staff Structure Monday, Oct. 28, 7:00 PM - View video at right
Informational session on the 2021 staff structure for the new conference, which will be presented for informational purposes at the Annual Meeting.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:00 PM - View video at right
These revised bylaws, to be voted on at the Annual Meeting, would expand the corporate purpose statement of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ, Inc. for conformity with the vote of the General Synod, and would ratify a revision on the bylaws defining voting membership. Related Documents:
Hearing on Bylaw Change and Other Business Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:00 PM - View video at right
A hearing on proposed bylaw changes for the historic Connecticut Conference, and on other business. Related Documents:
Hearing on 2020 Mass. Conference Budget Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:15 PM
The Massachusetts Conference budget for 2020 and beyond consists of allocating investment income to the Southern New England Conference and to upkeep of MACUCC buildings. If the proposed MACUCC bylaw revisions are accepted at this Annual Meeting, this will be the last time Annual Meeting voters are required to approve the Mass. Conference budget. Related Documents: