Annual Meeting 2016

221st Vermont Conference Annual Meeting

April 29 & 30, 2016



Annual Meeting Info

The 221stth Annual Meeting
of the
Vermont Conference of the
  United Church of Christ


The conference gathers to make our decisions, do our work, and worship together.

Where:  Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee, Vermont

 When:  Friday and Saturday,
April 29 & 30

 Who: Friends; Visitors; Lay Delegates; Members-In-Discernment; Licensed, Commissioned & Ordained Ministers; Officers, Directors, Department & Committee Members; Association Moderators; Past Conference Presidents and Moderators; and current Delegates to General Synod.

There is a late fee for registrations after April 18.

There is no registrations after April 22.

For Information, contact Jesse Davis, Ministries Coordinator, at 802-728-4999 or

The theme of this year's Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ's Annual Meeting is taken from a banner, which reads: "BE THE CHURCH." Below are eight books and one movie that will be discussed during a Workshop. Each book or movie addresses one of the activities listed on the banner. Please read or watch one and come to Annual Meeting ready to join others in a discussion.

Friday Workshops:

A Complete Description is HERE

 Real Good Church by The Reverend Molly Phinney Basketts

 Laudato Si: Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment.

 The Greatest Prayer by John Dominic Crossan

 The Book of Forgiving by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, the Rev. Mpho Tutu,

 Movie: Fruitvale Station

 Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari

 The Faith Club by A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew - Search for Understanding

 Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron

 Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now. by Walter Brueggemann


Saturday workshops

A Complete Description is HERE

Choir rehearsal for final worship

Meditative walk around Lake Morey

Mission Oriented Youth programs

Faith Formation

Worship Well

Global Ministries

Refugee settlement

The Moral Economy

 HERE is a link that will allow you to download this list as a bookmark to use while reading. We will be asking churches to print these out on cardstock to give out with Sunday Bulletins.

For Information, contact Jesse Davis, Ministries Coordinator, at 802-728-4999 or




Additional Material

 Any resolution to be presented, discussed, and voted on at the Annual Meeting in April 2016 should be submitted to the Board of Directors, no later than January 20, 2016. Any emergency resolution should be submitted to the Board no later than April 21, 2016. Resolutions to be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting, but to be discussed and voted at the 2017 Annual meeting should be submitted by March 23, 2016.

  1. Information and Guidelines for submitting a resolution in 2016 is HERE
  2. Submission Form for resolutions proposed for action in 2016 is HERE and is due February 1.
  3. Submission Form for resolutions to be presented in 2016 with action on the resolution in 2017 is HERE and is due March 23rd.

All Resolutions will need one of these two forms. 



Audit of 2015
Added June 24, 2016


Financial Presentation

Evaluation of 2016 Annual Meeting

Amended Refugee Resolution Passed

2017 Ministerial Compensation Guidelines passed

Key Documents:


Planning Committees Welcome

Annual  Meeting Information

Biography of Bishop Royster

Meeting Schedule (Document A)

Friday Workshops

Saturday Workshops

Resolution on a Moral Economy

Lake Morey Floor Plan


All of the above


Definitions (Document C)

Covenant for Dialogue (Document D)

Refugee Resolution

Budget (Document E)

Resolutions from Board of Directors (Document F)

Draft Ministerial Compensation Guidelines (Document I)

Financial Documents

Nominating Report


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

Keynote speaker:

 Bishop Dwayne Royster of Living Water United Church of Christ (

Bishop Royster will speak on the following themes:

What are the injustices in the world today?

What do we do about the injustices?

If we work together, we can change the world; rejoice!


Musicians: Peter & Mary Alice Amidon (




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