Resolutions passed by Annual Meeting

2016 Clergy Compensation Guidelines approved

8/1/2015

The 216th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference approved clergy compensation guidelines that apply to all people serving in authorized ministries of the church, including full-time and part-time solo, senior, associate and assistant pastors, both settled and interim, as well as licensed and commissioned ministers.


Delegates approve last-minute resolution condemning violence committed in the name of religion

6/13/2015

Delegates to the 216th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference on June 13 approved a resolution entitled Resolution of Witness Condemning Violence Committed in the Name of Religion which was.drafted by the Ecumenism Task Team of the Conference and presented by the Justice and Witness Ministry Council.


Resolution called for "Dismantling Discriminatory Systems of Mass Incarceration in Massachusetts" approved

6/13/2015

The following resolution was approved by voters at the 216th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 13, 2015.


Resolution to Update the Massachusetts Conference's 1984 Open and Affirming (ONA) Resolution to include Gender Identity and Gender Expression (2012) - Approved by the 213th Annual Meeting

6/16/2012

Proposed by the Commission on Mission and Justice Ministries; developed by the MA Conference Open and Affirming Ministry Team, and approved by the 213th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC, June 16, 2012.   WHEREAS, the Apostle Paul said that, as Christians, we are many members, but we are one body in Christ (Romans 12:4), and ...


A Resolution to Call for Action to Restore the Dream of Democracy approved by the 212th Annual Meeting (2011)

6/18/2011

(A Response to the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission) Proposed by the Church Council of the First Congregational Church Williamstown, United Church of Christ and approved by the 212th Annual Meeting Massachusetts Conference, UCC, June 18, 2011.  (Anyone with questions on this resolution, or who wishes to ...


A Resolution to End Homelessness among Youth and Young Adults in Massachusetts approved by the 212th Annual Meeting (2011)

6/18/2011

(Visit the MACUCC Task Force to End Homelessness page to find out about the Conference's work in this area, and for contact information to ask questions or to get involved.) Proposed by the MACUCC Mission and Justice Commission and endorsed by the MACUCC Task Team to End Homelessness. and approved by the 212th Annual Meeting Massachusetts ...


Resolution Calling Churches to Commit to Pro-Active Anti-Racism Approved by 212th Annual Meeting (2011)

6/18/2011

Proposed by the First Congregational Church, Amherst, UCC; Hadwen Park Congregational UCC, Worcester; and the Commission for Mission and Justice Ministries; and approved by the 212th Annual Meeting Massachusetts Conference, UCC, June 18, 2011. WHEREAS, Scripture tells us that “… you are all one in union with Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28b); that ...


Resolution on a Massachusetts Innocence Commission Approved by 211th Annual Meeting (2010)

6/19/2010

Presented by the MACUCC Commission on Mission and Justice on behalf of the Innocence Commission Task Team Approved by the 211th Annual Meeting, Massachusetts Conference, UCC, June 19, 2010 WHEREAS the prophet Amos warns us of God’s judgment of those who have allowed justice to go wrong (“You have turned justice into poison and the fruit of ...


Resolution to Reverse Climate Change and Protect God's Creation approved by the 210th Annual Meeting (2009)

10/17/2009

    Click here to download this resolution as a PDF document.  Approved by the 210th Annual Meeting, Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, October 17, 2009, DCU Center and Hilton Garden Hotel, Worcester. Submitted by the Commission for Mission and Justice Ministries of the MACUCC at the request of the Environmental Ministries ...


A Still More Excellent Way affirmed by 208th Annual Meeting (2007)

9/29/2007

VOTED: September 29, 2007 The 208th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of  Christ affirms the proposal from the Board of Directors titled, “A Still More Excellent Way: Transforming our use of Massachusetts Conference Resources for Vitality and Covenant (September 2007 revision)”,  encourages all MACUCC members and ...


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