Annual Meeting 2013


Annual Meeting Photos
by Lucy Samara
Director, Outreach Ministries & Co-Director, H.S. Youth Ministries
First Congregational Church, Burlington


Annual Meeting Info


Collage & Photos by Lucy Samara
Floral Design by Ned Davis


Keynote Speaker

 Rev. Robin R. Meyers

Rev. Robin R. Meyers, Ph.D. is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, a tenured professor in the philosophy department at Oklahoma City University, an author, a syndicated columnist, and an award-winning commentator for National Public Radio. He has been the Senior Minister of Mayflower Congregational UCC church of Oklahoma City since 1985, the fastest growing UCC church in the Kansas Oklahoma conference.

Dr. Meyers was born in Oklahoma City, and grew up in Wichita, Kansas. After graduating from Wichita State University (75) he received his M. Div. from the Graduate Seminary of Phillips University (79) and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey (81). In 1991, he was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Oklahoma’s Communication Department, for his work in the area of persuasion and preaching.

 Dr. Meyers is the author of six books. His newest book is entitled The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus (Wiley, 2012).

 Dr. Meyers is a member of the Jesus Seminar, and a frequent preacher and speaker at church conferences and communication workshops across the country. He was twice a finalist for the pulpit of the Riverside Church, the Earl Preacher at the Earl Lectures in Berkeley in 2000, winner of the Angie Debo Civil Libertarian of the Year Award from the ACLU, and was featured in an HBO documentary, The Execution of Wanda Jean, the story of the first woman executed in Oklahoma, and Dr. Meyers’ efforts to save her life. His Sunday morning sermon broadcast (KOKC AM 1520, 9:30 am) reaches the largest listening audience of any religious broadcast in Oklahoma. He is married to Shawn Meyers, an Oklahoma City artist, and they are the parents of three children, Blue, Chelsea, and Cass. 

His website is:



Files for Downloading

Annual Meeting Minutes



Items of Interest from Annual Meeting:

Annual Meeting Program Booklet (without copyrighted material)
Budget & Financial Resolutions (Presentation by Jim Thomas from Annual Meeting) (1.2 MB file)
Lay Led Worship Service Information for the Sunday of Annual Meeting, June 2, 2012
Milestones, Transitions, Anniversaries and Necrology (1.9 MB file)
Recognition of 5 for 5 churches and churches who met goals for contributions to Basic Support for Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) (Presentation by Jim Thomas from Annual Meeting)



Key Documents:

Lettered Documents:

Time Schedule (Document A)
Resolution to Reduce Gun Violence (Document B)
Definitions & Procedures  (Document C)
A Covenant for Dialog (Document D)
Financial Documents (including Documents E and F)
Nominations (Document G) (updated 6/2/2013)

Other Documents:

2014 Ministerial Compensation Guidelines

2012 Annual Audit of the Vermont Conference

Annual Reports (updated 6/18/2013)

Documents are in Adobe PDF format.  To download the free Adobe Reader, click here.

Annual Meeting Evaluation Form:


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