Submitting a Resolution
Resolutions will be received through noon on Friday, March 15, 2019. Resolutions must be submitted by email (Word Document of the text of the resolution) AND mail (original copy of the resolution with signatures) to the addresses listed below. Please be aware of the following requirements for resolutions.
- Resolutions must be submitted on time.
- Resolutions must be signed by at least five persons unless the resolution comes from an Administrative/Church Council. A resolution from an Administrative/Church Council must have a copy of the minutes of the meeting at which the resolution was approved by the Council attached to the resolution. These minutes must be signed by the Chair of the Administrative/Church Council, the Lay Leader, and the Lay Delegate to Annual Conference.
- Resolutions must include detailed information on any cost that the South Georgia Conference will be asked to bear if the resolution is passed by the Conference.
- Resolutions must be sent to the Conference Secretary to ensure that the resolutions meet the necessary requirements of our standing rules. When a resolution has been deemed to meet the requirements, the resolution will be sent to the Resolutions Committee for their work to begin. Any resolution that does not meet the requirements of the standing rules will be returned to the author(s) with information on what should be adapted in order to meet the standing rule requirements. Any resolution returned to the author(s) must be re-submitted no later than noon on Friday, March 15, 2019 to be considered timely. Perfected resolutions will be sent to the Resolutions Committee no later than Monday, April 15, 2019.
Resolutions should be sent to Dr. Nita Crump, Conference Secretary, at the address below.
Dr. Nita M. Crump, Conference Secretary
PO Box 7227
Macon, GA 31209
Standing Rule 3.1.4. RESOLUTIONS AND PETITIONS
Resolutions from individuals or churches to the Annual Conference shall be referred to the Committee on Resolutions and shall be signed by at least five persons unless coming from an Administrative Board/Council.
Petitions to the General Conference of The United Methodist Church from individuals, churches and Annual Conference Committees/Commissions/Boards/Agencies, etc., which desire Annual Conference endorsement
shall be referred to the Committee on Resolutions.
Typed copies of the resolutions and petitions shall be sent by the established deadline to the Chair of the Committee on Resolutions and the Secretary of the Annual Conference. (See 3.3.3 for more information.)
Standing Rule 3.3.3. COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS
A Quadrennial Committee on Resolutions shall be named for the Annual Conference. It shall be composed of seven persons: three clergy and three laity, and a District Superintendent as Chairperson. The Committee on Nominations shall nominate the Committee, and the Conference shall elect. All resolutions from individuals or churches to the Annual Conference shall be referred to this Committee and shall be signed by at least five members unless coming from an Administrative Board/Council. Petitions going to General Conference through the Annual Conference shall be referred to this Committee. Action by the Conference upon the report of the Committee shall come no later than the next-to-the last day. Copies of resolutions shall be sent by the established deadline to the Chair of the Committee on Resolutions and the Secretary of the Annual Conference. The Committee shall receive, study and report on each Resolution to the Annual Conference with a recommendation to: "Concur", "Non-concur", "Revise", or "Refer". Resolutions coming to the conference
after the established deadline will require the suspension of the rules to be properly before the conference. Also, the resolution presenters are responsible for printing 1200 copies for distribution. These late resolutions shall be distributed after the rules have been suspended and no later than the day before action is to be taken. (See 3.1.4 for more information.)