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April 11, 2014

RS - 210 - AMENDMENTS - BY-LAWS, Methodist Conference Home, Inc. Rockland, Maine 04841

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(Submitted by Lee Karker, Executive Director) Amend Sections 1 and 3 of ARTICLE IV - BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Section 1.  Number and Qualifications:  The affairs of the Corporation shall be governed by a Board of Directors composed of seventeen (17) fifteen (15) persons.  Except as otherwise required by law, the Directors need not be elected from among the membership of the Corporation and need not be residents of the State of Maine. The Directors shall be broadly representative of the community ...


April 11, 2014

RS- 111 - APPROVAL OF COMPREHENSIVE BENEFIT FUNDING PLAN

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(Submitted by the Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      WHEREAS, John Wesley’s statement “Having, First, gained all you can, and, Secondly saved all you can, Then give all you can” teaches us that fiduciary responsibility can help us further God’s work here on Earth; and      WHEREAS, the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits is now required to have and approve a Comprehensive Benefits Funding Plan from all Annual Conferences for its Pension, Health Insurance, ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 101 - MINIMUM CASH SALARY

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(Submitted by David Nicol, Chair of the Commission on Equitable Compensation) Each pastor appointed full-time to a pastoral charge must receive base cash compensation equal to the Minimum Base Cash Salary schedule that is voted on by the Annual Conference.  Each pastor who is appointed less than full-time to a pastoral charge is eligible to receive cash compensation at least in proportion to that schedule (2012 Discipline, ¶ 342). The Minimum compensation amount and guidelines shall be ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 102 - RELATING TO RENTAL/HOUSING ALLOWANCES FOR RETIRED OR DISABLED MINISTERS OF THE CONFERENCE

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(Submitted by the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      The New England Annual Conference (the “Conference”) adopts the following resolutions relating to the rental/housing allowance for active, retired, or disabled clergypersons of the Conference:      WHEREAS, the religious denomination known as The United Methodist Church (the “Church”), of which this Conference is a part, has in the past functioned and continues to function through ministers of the gospel (within the meaning of the ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 103 - PAST SERVICE FUNDING RATE

Communications Department

(Submitted by the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits) RESOLVED, the Past Service Funding Rate for 2015 be set at $610 per year of service and 85% as the survivor’s rate.


April 10, 2014

RS - 104 - RETIREE HEALTH BENEFIT CREDIT

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(Submitted by the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      RESOLVED, that all participants in the Conference Health Insurance program in 2015 will be given one year of credit toward the retiree health benefit subsidy in retirement.


April 10, 2014

RS - 105 - SPECIAL GRANTS

Communications Department

(Submitted by the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      RESOLVED, that the following Special Grants be continued for 2015 on the same basis as 2014:      a) Evelyn Roberts be given a special grant equivalent to the amount based on her share of the 1967 annuity rate multiplied by the years of service by her husband.      b) Barbara Boyd be given a special grant to cover 30% of her monthly premium for Medicare Companion coverage through United Methodist HealthFlex.  


April 10, 2014

RS - 106 - PASTOR'S/PARTICIPANT'S HEALTH INSURANCE CO-PAY PREMIUM

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(Submitted by Council on Finance and Administration & Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      The 2015 pastor’s/participant’s health insurance co-pay monthly premium will be $205 per month ($2,460 annually) and the Benefit Stabilization Fund contribution will be $45 per month. Pastors/participants are eligible to receive a $50 per month credit toward their monthly premium if they take the annual Health Quotient assessment by the date designated by the General Board of Pensions and...


April 10, 2014

RS - 108 - PENSION/BENEFIT BILLING RATE CALCULATION

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(Submitted by Council on Finance and Administration & Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      The 2015 Pension/Benefit rate shall be determined by calculating the total projected 2015 CRSP and CPP premiums billed the Conference by the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits for active clergy under appointment to local churches, staff, and disabled, an appropriate amount to cover unpaid premiums by local churches, and related administrative costs. Each local church with ...


April 10, 2014

RS - 112 - AFFIRMATION OF PREACHERS' AID SOCIETY

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(Submitted by the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits)      WHEREAS the Preachers’ Aid Society has been in continuous service to United Methodist clergy and their families since 1832; and      WHEREAS the Society’s programs complement the official pension programs of the United Methodist Church immeasurably, through emergency financial assistance, its program of visitation to retired clergy and their families, its development of retiree housing, sponsoring planning seminars, among many other ...


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