2020 Spring Assembly

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Due to the ongoing global health situation, the recommendation to avoid large groups of people, and the uncertainty of when these recommendations will be lifted, we’ve decided to alter our 2020 Spring Assembly experience. Unfortunately, we will not be gathering in person at James Street but will do the essential business of conference remotely.

Over the weekend of April 17-19, a video from conference leaders will be posted here to give some updates on conference life and to invite delegates to take action on several matters that we believe should be taken care of sooner rather than later.

Votes to approve a budget for 2020-2021 and to adopt a bylaw amendment, among others, will be received via online response form. A link and reminder will be sent to delegates in advance of these items being available.

Between now and April 17, pastors and church offices are asked to confirm appointed congregational delegates and email addresses with the ACC office. Each delegate will be asked to view the video for Delegate Council and to submit the online form with responses to each vote/action.

Delegate documents are included below. Please send any comments, questions, proposed edits, or concerns to moderator Cindy Petersheim (cindypetersheim@gmail.com) or to Brook Musselman (brookm@atlanticcoastconference.net) by April 10.

The delegate video and voting will be open April 17-19. On Saturday morning April 18, we plan to host several live video conversations at 10 a.m. as a way to connect with one another though we can’t meet in person. Look for more information on these optional forms of engagement together the week of Assembly.

Delegates, youth delegates, and general attendees welcome! Want to know who is a delegate? Visit atlanticcoastconference.net/composition.

Delegate documents and items for delegate action:

2020-2021 Conference Budget (proposed)

Executive Committee recommends the adoption of the 2020-2021 budget as presented by the Finance & Stewardship Committee. Due to present financial uncertainties they ask ACC delegates to give Executive and Finance Committees the authority to adjust 2020-21 budget and expenses lower if needed, with delegates revisiting for a budget update, Fall 2020.

2019 Fall Assembly Minutes

From October 26, 2019 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church

Bylaw Amendment for Spring 2020 Action

For the sake of simplicity, only one amendment is being brought for action at this time. Current bylaws can be viewed here. Additional amendments to be presented Fall 2020 can be viewed here.

2020 Leadership Nominations

The Gifts Discernment Committee will be looking for individuals to fill the following roles so begin considering who you might nominate:

  • Missions Committee Chair
  • Finance & Stewardship Committee Chair
  • Gifts Discernment Committee members

See past reports to delegates at the Past Assemblies section of ACC’s webpage