Resolutions passed by Annual Meeting

Delegates Stand Against Life Without Hope for Parole; for New Conference


At the 218th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, delegates not only voted overwhelmingly to move toward forming a new combined Conference with their Rhode Island and Connecticut counterparts, they also took a stand in opposition to Massachusetts prison sentences of life without any opportunity for parole and they voted to sell a small ...

Delegates vote on welcoming immigrants; compensation and budget matters


Delegates to the Massachusetts Conference's 217th Annual Meeting this weekend (June 17 - 18_ voted on welcoming immigrants and on a variety of matters related to clergy compensation and Conference finances.

2016 Clergy Compensation Guidelines approved


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.

216th Annual Meeting vote recap


The 216th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, held June 12 - 13 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, took the following actions:

Annual Meeting endorses Resolution on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


Update: This resolution was passed by delegates to the 216th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, on June 13, 2015.  The Massachusetts Conference's Israel Palestine Task Team proposed the resolution, which calls on the denomination to "take actions towards a Just Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."  The...

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


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


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

214th Annual Meeting affirms fossil fuel divestment resolution


By Tiffany Vail Associate for Communication Delegates to the 214th Annual of the Massachusetts Conference this weekend overwhelmingly affirmed a Resolution urging divestment from fossil fuel companies - a resolution the Board of Directors had earlier voted to send to the UCC General Synod, the denomination's biennial meeting. “This resolution ...

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


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)


(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 ...

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