Although General Synod 23 may seem months away (July 17-23, 2001), its deadlines for business are rapidly approaching.
Proposed Pronouncements and Proposals for Action are due eight months before General Synod. That deadline is Monday, Nov. 13, 2000.
Reports on previous General Synod actions or from Councils are due on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2001. Resolutions and other formal motions are due on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001.
Associate General Minister Edith A. Guffey reminds members that the "due dates are real dates." Resolutions arriving after Feb. 15 and up to three weeks before General Synod opens "will be returned," she says, unless the person submitting the resolution can show why it could not have been anticipated and submitted before the Feb. 15 deadline.
General Synod materials should be submitted to Mary Ann Murray, Minister for Governing Body Relations, either by e-mail email@example.com or by computer disk in Corel WordPerfect 6, 7 or 9 format.
For instructions for submitting General Synod business, contact Murray at 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland OH 44115-1100; 216/736-2192; firstname.lastname@example.org; or consult the UCC web site www.ucc.org.