We are excited that we are having the General Conference business meeting online this year. This will mean that more clergy and congregations around the world will be able to participate.
We are delighted to announce that 73 MCC congregations are already up to date with all their commitments to UFMCC and are eligible to vote. As of February 15th, 65 are not eligible and still have time to meet their voting eligibility requirements.
The Governing Board and MCC staff are committed to working with every affiliated MCC congregation to help them to be eligible to vote.
Churches – What you need to do in order for your Lay Delegate(s) and Senior Pastor to be eligible to vote:
- All the church’s assessments up to December 2021 need to be sent into UFMCC by 31st March 2022. (This has been extended from earlier announcements.)
- All the church’s assessment forms for 2019, 2020 and 2021 need to be completed and received by UFMCC no later than 31st March 2022.
These two responsibilities apply to every affiliated congregation in MCC, wherever you are in the world.
We know that sometimes it can be challenging to fulfill these responsibilities.
If your church needs support with paying assessments or completing the 2021 assessment forms, please contact Marina Laws firstname.lastname@example.org .
We want your congregation to be able to vote at General Conference.
If your church is in the USA, to be eligible to vote, it also has to be up to date with its pension payments ($1.75 per member per month submitted on a quarterly basis) up to and including the 4th quarter of 2021 and has submitted the completed forms.
If you need support with Board of Pensions payments, please contact Tammy Erwin by 1st March BOP@mccchurch.net
Clergy – what you need to do in order to be eligible to vote:
All active clergy need to complete the licensing renewal process by submitting their form and payment to UFMCC by 28th February 2022. March 1st begins the defacto resignation process.
Retired clergy are eligible to vote.
If you need support with this process please contact Rev. Cathy Alexander email@example.com or your regional Vocational Leadership Co-ordinator.
The Governing Board will be writing (via email) to every MCC globally, confirming whether they are currently eligible to vote. MCC staff will work with those churches which are not currently eligible to vote to see what steps can be taken.
We are so grateful for your faithfulness in giving your assessments, even in these uncertain times. We will send out an update in March on the numbers of churches eligible to vote and the steps that the Governing Board and MCC staff are taking to support those congregations who are working to be eligible to vote.
You are in our prayers, as you continue to serve.
On behalf of the Governing Board
Rev. Elder Diane Fisher, Clerk to the Governing Board
Mr Chad Hobbs, UFMCC Treasurer
The General Conference Business Meetings will be held online only on July 15-16, 2022.
Got Questions about your eligibility to vote?
Lay Delegates, check with your Pastor and Church Treasurer to see if assessments (and Pension payments for USA churches) are current through the end of 2021.
Pastors, Treasurers and Lay Delegates may also confirm their church status on assessments with Marina Laws (MarinaLaws@MCCchurch.net).
You may check Pension payments status with Tammy Erwin (TammyErwin@MCCchurch.net).
Clergy, you may check your license status with Janine McCarthy (JanineMcCarthy@MCCchurch.net).
To complete your annual license form, follow the instructions on https://ofld.mccchurch.org/programs-what-we-do/clergy-licensure/
If you need to take a leave of absence or complete the retirement process, forms are available on the website at https://ofld.mccchurch.org/clergy/forms-manuals/.
Check your status now and be current.
We want you to be eligible to vote at this historic General Conference!
The Governing Board will confirm eligibility to vote, based on the information provided on current clergy license status and on assessment payments as well as (for USA Churches only) Board of Pensions payments.
Attention Treasurers and Pastors:
The 2022 forms for submitting monthly assessments and USA pension payments are now available. (Please use the 2021 forms for any payments related to 2021.) You can find them here: https://www.mccchurch.org/pay-your-church-assessments/
Have any Board of Pensions Questions? Visit – https://www.mccchurch.org/how-we-work/board-of-pensions/