12-04 Minutes

May 3, 2012 LAMBTON PRESBYTERY EXECUTIVE MEETING 2012-26 UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Website: www.lambtonpresbytery.org
Lambton Presbytery Executive met at St. Luke's United Church, Sarnia on May 3, 2012.
The meeting was constituted at 12:30 p.m. with a quorum present. Chairperson Louise Hall opened the meeting with a prayer. The chairperson then declared “In the name of Jesus Christ the one true Head of the Church, and by the authority given me by Lambton Presbytery, I declare this meeting of Lambton Presbytery Executive open, for the transaction of business as may properly come before it.”
Attendance: Susan Bedggood, Sue Browning, Connie Ellis, Louise Hall, Jill Rogers, Marilyn Townsend-Smith, Pat Whitton, Carolyn Wilson Wynne, Susan Woodhouse, and Pat Begarnie. Regrets: Carol Ferguson, Alison Hayes.
Moved: Connie Ellis, Seconded: Carolyn Wilson Wynne, Carried that "Rev.Deanna Gibson and Rev.Warren Litt be retained on the roll of Lambton Presbytery."
Moved: Jill Rogers, Seconded: Pat Whitton, Carried that "Lambton Presbytery transmit without concurrence the motion on 'Responsibility to Protect."
See Appendix I.
Lambton Presbytery secretary is to forward to London Conference with concurrence the proposal "Responding to the Palestinian Call for Solidarity".
Moved: Susan Browning, Seconded: Jill Rogers, Carried that "the Lambton Presbytery minutes of March 21, 2012 be approved."
Other Business
1. Susan Woodhouse will be presenting a revised policy and procedures for Licensed Lay Worship leaders to the next meeting of Lambton Presbytery executive.
2. Blackwell United Church did not receive an Intern - no interns were received in London Conference. It was suggested to Blackwell pastoral Charge to contact Brigden Pastoral Charge to see if there could be some arrangements of sharing a ministry.
3. Pastoral Oversight committee will be looking at getting some presbytery wide training in place in regard to the provincial legislation Bill #168.
4. There will be a pastoral oversight visit to Port Lambton to discuss the 3 step process that has been outlined by Rev. Sue Browning and Jill Rogers.
Moved: Sue Browning, Seconded: Marilyn Townsend-Smith, Carried that "Lambton Presbytery secretary send a email to all pastoral charges stating that Lambton Presbytery wants to have a recognition of changes in the presbytery at our June meeting so please forward the names of any lay representatives and/or ministry personnel who will no longer be continuing in Lambton Presbytery."
1. A letter from Lambton Presbytery treasurer has been sent to Point Edward regarding the dispersal of the funds realized from the sale of the church and manse.
2. Blackwell and Point Edward United Churches will be having a joint meeting of their Official Boards and one of the items to be discussed will be the sale of the manse.
3. Sue Browning and Rev.Jill Rogers will be co-chairing the Pastoral Oversight committee.
4. Donna Woodall is recovering and she sends her thanks and appreciation to Lambton Presbytery.
ADJOURNMENT
Having reached the end of the agenda at 1:55 p.m. it was MOVED by Sue Browning, SECONDED by Jill Rogers, CARRIED: "to adjourn the meeting."
The Chairperson Louise Hall thanked everyone for coming and then closed the meeting with a blessing.
LOUISE HALL, CHAIRPERSON PAT BEGARNIE, SECRETARY

May 3, 2012 LAMBTON PRESBYTERY EXECUTIVE MEETING 2012-27 UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
Website: www.lambtonpresbytery.org
APPENDIX I
Title: Motion on 'Responsibility to Protect'
Originating Body: Elizabeth MacDonald, member of Lambton Presbytery Financial Implications if known:
Staffing Implications if known:
Source of Funding if known:
Elizabeth MacDonald proposes that:
"Be it resolved that: General Council at its August 2012 gathering be directed to require the General Council Executive to rescind its support for the second component of the policy and doctrine of 'Responsibility to Protect' and that General Council itself reject the entire doctrine
Background:
"Whereas no council or assembly of the United Church of Canada at any level has been given the opportunity to vote on this second component
Whereas the UCC at its 1994 General Council was the last time this policy has been debated in our highest court and the second component of R2P - military intervention - was rejected
Whereas in 1994 the General Council rejected military intervention because "there is no evidence that military solutions would effect a cease-fire... and there was evidence any suppression of violence would only be temporary"
Whereas the fact that a Christian church would advocate war for any reason is obscene" Intermediate Court Action: transmitted without concurrence.
CONSENT DOCKET - LAMBTON PRESBYTERY EXECUTIVE MEETING

May 3, 2012 LAMBTON PRESBYTERY EXECUTIVE MEETING 2012-28 UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
Website: www.lambtonpresbytery.org
A CONSENT DOCKET contains motions that are not likely to require discussion. If anyone wishes to discuss an item it will be removed from the Consent Docket and placed on the Discussion Docket. If anyone has a question for clarification about an item on the Consent Docket it will be answered if possible with a brief explanation. The item may be put on the Discussion Docket at the Chairperson’s discretion.
The following are basic facilitating motions for the meeting:
(A) THAT all VISITORS be made CORRESPONDING MEMBERS (which means that visitors are invited to speak but DO NOT HAVE A VOTE.)
(B) THAT all MINUTES of Lambton Presbytery Executive pages 2012-26 to 2012-28 be accepted as printed.
(C) THAT all MOTIONS be written clearly or typed for the Secretary.
(D) THAT all REPORTS be written clearly or typed for inclusion in the Minutes.
A motion will be received to accept the Consent Docket in its entirety unless someone has requested that an item be moved to the Discussion Docket to allow discussion. The remainder will be accepted as one item.
CONSENT DOCKET - LAMBTON PRESBYTERY REGULAR MEETING
A CONSENT DOCKET contains motions that are not likely to require discussion. If anyone wishes to discuss an item it will be removed from the Consent Docket and placed on the Discussion Docket. If anyone has a question for clarification about an item on the Consent Docket it will be answered if possible with a brief explanation. The item may be put on the Discussion Docket at the Chairperson’s discretion.
The following are basic facilitating motions for the meeting:
(A) THAT the ROLL CALL be those who signify their attendance by legibly signing the attendance sheets (The Secretary will list any names that have been received for Regrets on the Attendance Sheet).
(B) THAT all VISITORS be made CORRESPONDING MEMBERS (which means that visitors are invited to speak but DO NOT HAVE A VOTE.)
(C) THAT all LICENCED LAY WORSHIP LEADERS be made CORRESPONDING MEMBERS and receive all Presbytery Correspondence.
(D) THAT all MINUTES of Lambton Presbytery pages **** to **** be accepted as printed.
(E) THAT all MINUTES of Lambton Presbytery Summer Commission pages * to *be accepted as printed.
(F) THAT the CORRESPONDENCE be distributed to and dealt with by the Committee or Division as per the CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED listed in the Minutes of Lambton Presbytery.
(G) THAT the Court waives use of a BALLOT for Pastoral Relations motions UNLESS REQUESTED by any one voting member.
(H) THAT all MOTIONS be written clearly or typed for the Secretary.
(I) THAT all REPORTS be written clearly or typed for inclusion in the Minutes.
(J) THAT the EXECUTIVE of Lambton Presbytery is granted POWERS of PRESBYTERY for necessary business, upon this meeting’s adjournment until the next meeting of Lambton Presbytery.
(K) THAT, for the period following the June meeting to the September meeting of Lambton Presbytery, a SUMMER COMMISSION comprising the Lambton Presbytery Chairperson OR Chairperson Elect OR Past Chairperson AND Secretary OR Treasurer AND any two division Convenors AND/OR Committee Chairpersons may be called and constituted by either the Lambton Presbytery Chairperson OR Chairperson Elect OR Past Chairperson OR Secretary to deal with urgent or time sensitive matters.
A motion will be received to accept that Consent Docket in its entirety unless someone has requested that an item be moved to the DISCUSSION Docket to allow discussion. The remainder will be accepted as one item.


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