World Conference Delegates Representing CEM
If you would like to represent Canada East Mission at World Confernce April 22-29, 2023, please let Melissa Freer know asap. Nominations for delegates will be considered at CEM Conference October 22.
Mission Centres have submitted legislative proposals for the consideration of the 2023 World Conference. Please contemplate ways that you can provide opportunities for delegates and all interested persons to learn more about the following resolutions through study and discussion. Resolutions have been included in the September/October Herald or may be accessed online.
Amendment to Community of Christ Bylaws - Electronic Meetings
Resolution to Amen the Bylaws to Authorize Conducting Conferences by Electronic Means
Amendment to Community of Christ Bylaws--Organization of Additional Juridsdictional Units
Process for Election of Graqceland University Board of Trustees
World Church Budgeting and Audit Process
The Climate Emergency
Recommendation to move Doctrine and Covenants Section 116 to Historical Records
Resolution on Racial Justice
Baptism and Membership
Baptism and Membership
Universal Scripture Access
A Resolution to Enhance Transparency, Openness, and Disclosure Concerning the First Presidency's Statement on Community of Christ's Position on Nonviolence
The First Presidency have some concern that there may not be ample time at the conference to fully conclude our deliberations on all of the proposed items. Every mission centre is invited to submit their prioritized list indicating the relative importance of the resolutions by 1 February 2023. Further information about how you may provide your feedback will be forthcoming.
World Conference Ministry
Our worship services at World Conference 2023 will be a mix of in-person and pre-recorded ministries. This gives us the opportunity to have more participation from all fields of the Church. We hope that by pre-recording several elements of worship, we can engage people who do not have the opportunity to come to Independence.
Here are few requests for which the help of the mission centers is requested: The deadline for our responses is December 1, 2022.
Send the list and photos/videos to Karin Peter of the World Conference Worship Planning Team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A. Photos or short videos of the communion emblems being prepared.
B. A list with suggested musicians, bands, soloists or choirs who could be pre-recorded locally or who will be at the conference. Pre-recorded (Video) locally or in person. Fill in the attached spreadsheet.
C. A list of names of people who could offer brief testimonies of vision, action, service or generosity. Pre-recorded (video) locally or in person. Fill in the attached spreadsheet.
D. A list of recommended people to offer prayers, Disciples Generous Response, welcomes and greetings, or to read the scriptures. Pre-recorded (video) locally or in person. Fill in the attached spreadsheet.
Delegates and guests are advised to secure bookings for accommodations asap. The NFL Draft will take place in Kansas City April 27-29 and is expected to attract a huge crowd, possibly making competition for accommodations in Indpendence challenging!
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