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News from May 4

May 5, 2012

May 4 wrap: No restructure in 2012

TAMPA, Fla. (UMNS) — A day filled with drama after legislation to restructure The United Methodist Church was deemed unconstitutional ended rather anti-climactically when General Conference 2012 adjourned without coming to any decision to change its organizational structure.

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Judicial Council rejects reorganization

TAMPA, Fla. (UMNS) — The United Methodist Judicial Council unanimously ruled that a proposed restructure of the denomination’s agencies is unconstitutional. The decision, handed down May 4 during the final day of General Conference, said the proposed revamping would have wrongly shifted to an oversight council functions that are reserved for the General Conference or the Council of Bishops.

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New budget down 6 percent

TAMPA, Fla. (UMNS) — General Conference 2012 approved a $603.1 million budget for general church funds, down 6 percent from the last quadrennium. The budget, adopted May 4, will have little effect on United Methodist churches, since only about 2 cents of every apportionment dollar go to general church ministries. The new budget is for 2013-2016. The next General Conference meets four years from now in Portland, Ore.

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Fund OK’d for young clergy

TAMPA, Fla. (UMNS) — The United Methodist Church is establishing a $7 million initiative aimed at encouraging young adults to become ordained clergy. The initiative, approved by General Conference May 4, will be funded with money previously budgeted for other ministries.

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