RS - 203 (Substitute) - AN ACTION OF FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP
April 11, 2014
Whereas, the New England Annual Conference has at various times expressed its' disagreement with the United Methodist Discipline on matters of the ordination of gay clergy and marriage of same gender couples;
Be it Resolved; That the Treasurer of the New England Annual Conference shall advise and consult with the Conference Council on Ministries and the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry before paying expenses from Conference funds for trial costs related to these two concerns.
Respectfully submitted by Thom Gallen, Allen Ewing-Merrill, Sara Ewing-Merrill, Kevin Nelson, Linda Wood-Boyle, Justin Hildebrandt, Stacey Gould Lanier, Barbara Kszystyniak, Stewart Lanier, Paula Fletcher, Susan Ellery, Sharon Neptune Lovejoy, Charlotte Hendee, Melisa Tustin, Michael Gray, Nancy R. Smith, Douglas Robinson-Johnson, Amy Alletzhauser, Jim Young, and Cynthia Good