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 General Synod XXV: Proposed changes to the Bylaws   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The bylaws state that changes to the bylaws may be proposed by an Association, a Conference, the General Synod, or the Executive Council.
The Office of General Ministries made this decision based on two factors, one was cost and the other was because much of the work of this ministry relates to the Executive Council.
The management of this area is assigned to the Office of General Ministries with a policy and oversight board comprised of board members of the Office of General Ministries and users from 700 Prospect.
www.ucc.org /synod/changes25.htm   (1225 words)

 General Synod glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A bishop elected by clerical and lay delegates of the synod of an ecclesiastical province; the senior official of an ecclesiastical province.
The Primate is the senior metropolitan of the Church, the chairperson of the House of Bishops, and the president of General Synod; with the title Archbishop.
The statement made at the General Synod of 1893, declaring the fundamental faith and doctrine of the Church as constituting the foundation of the Synod structure.
generalsynod.anglican.ca /gs2001/ginfo/glossary.php   (1010 words)

 General Synod 1995 of the Canadian Reformed Churches
Although General Synod 1986 neither proved that there was an established procedure for admitting churches into the federation nor that the Church Order requires "concurring" advice, the fact that such a procedure has been adopted and implemented by the churches in Regional Synod East must be given serious consideration.
Synod regrets that the church at Fergus questions the integrity of brothers who are legitimately delegated to General Synod in suggesting, without any further proof, that they intend not to abide by the decisions of major assemblies.
General Synod cannot continue to recommend the use of the RSV since there are better translations available according to the judgment of both the Australian and Canadian study committees.
spindleworks.com /library/synod95/acts2.htm   (7406 words)

 Minutes of the Seventh General Synod
The Synod instruct the Presbyteries to endeavor to secure regular attendance of their ministers and representative elders at all stated meetings of Presbytery; and that the Presbyteries encourage this by the calling of their meetings at such a time as would aid the members' attendance.
The Synod acknowledges the right of these members of the Southern Presbyterian Church who are earnestly contending for the faith to the same privilege of bringing the issue to the same point of separation within their own denominatiton.
Whereas past Synods of this church have made resolutions with respect to various matters be it therefore resolved that this Seventh General Synod concur in, commend, and recommend the spirit of these past resolutions and commend the publicity of matters relevant to their testimony.
www.bpc.org /synod/minutes/1944.html   (9976 words)

 General Election Issues - What the General Synod has said | Church of England
Over the past five years the General Synod of the Church of England has debated and passed resolutions on a wide range of social and public issues that will be in the forefront of policy discussion in the lead up to the General Election.
Synod welcomed the Government’s prioritising of climate change in its chairing of the G8 and presidency of the European Union in 2005 and urged it to fund environmentally friendly sources of energy;
Synod strongly reaffirmed that marriage is central to the stability and health of society and warrants a unique place in the law of this country;
www.cofe.anglican.org /gensynod.html   (2182 words)

 The General Synod
Schober's original model for the General Synod's Constitution was based on that of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.
The Augustana Synod was organized in 1860 by Scandinavian Lutherans who had left the General Synod because of its laxity in Lutheran practice.
The Frankean Synod did not accept the "Unaltered Augsburg Confession," and the Pennsylvania Ministerium insisted that the General Synod accept the Unaltered Augsburg Confession.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/lutheranism/102203/2   (422 words)

 General Synod - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Church of England, General Synod was instituted in 1970 and is the culmination of a process of rediscovering self-government for the Church of England that had started in the 1850s.
The General Synod is unique in that it is the only body to which Parliament had delegated the power to pass Measures, which become part of English law.
General Synod is elected every five years by a system of Single Transferable Vote and officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/General_Synod   (361 words)

 XI General Synod
Participants of the XI General Synod in Logroño express their heartfelt thanks to all the members of the Salvatorian Family worldwide, for their greetings, wishes and assurances of prayer, sent to us in a spirit of unity via the Internet.
This is the theme of the XI General Synod of the Society of the Divine Saviour, which started its meeting in Logroño, Spain, on 14 July 2004.
In his homily (see the full text of the homily in English) Father Andrew quoted the words of Christ praying to the Father in the Gospel: “What you have hidden from the learned and the clever, you have revealed to the mere children” and he applied those words to us.
www.sds.org /synod/en   (389 words)

 Anglican Journal: Council of General Synod
Delegates to General Synod 2007 will face this resolution in six months: “That General Synod accept the conclusions of the Primate’s Theological Commis-sion that the blessing of same-sex unions is doctrine but is not core doctrine in the sense of being creedal.”
It will be a tight and very busy General Synod in Winnipeg in 2007, since the meeting is scheduled to be a day shorter than previous gatherings, Dean Peter Wall, chair of the General Synod planning committee told Council of General Synod (CoGS) at its fall meeting.
General Synod, the church’s national office, will not exercise an option to move the Anglican Book Centre back into a new building on the site of its old offices on Toronto’s Jarvis Street.
www.anglicanjournal.com /canada/cogs   (567 words)

 General Synod 2005
Synod's Special Committee on Worship reported excellent progress in its revision of the Book of Worship and asked for an extension of its work for one year prior to presenting its proposed revision of the Book of Worship to General Synod 2006, to be overtured to Presbyteries.
Thus in its report to General Synod the Board of Stewardship recommended that the restructuring be approved for inclusion in the Manual of Authorities and Duties and that the position description for a new officer position, the Stewardship Counselor, be approved.
The Coordinator of General Synod, on a motion from the floor, was charged with the responsibility to plan a Commissioning Service to be conducted at General Synod 2006 for Sabrina Cooper, Alan Avera and Frank van Dalen, and any other new agency directors appointed before the 2006 meeting of Synod.
www.arpsynod.org /synod2005.html   (3653 words)

 Scarsdale Congregational Church - UCC General Synod 22 Business Proceedings
Tensions were obvious during debates on the relative roles of local churches, associations, conferences, and the national bodies, as well as when delegates sought to design structures for a multiracial, multicultural church, accessible to all, while still being representative of a church of mostly white, mostly able-bodied persons.
Though women were clearly in strong leadership positions in General Synod 22, fear was expressed that the role of women and attention to issues of particular interest to women might be diminished in the future.
Some of this fear arose this spring when female nominees for General Minister and for Executive Minister for Local Church Ministries were not ratified by the all the Boards of Directors required to confirm them as nominees, and new nominees for both positions were men.
www.scc-ucc.org /UCC/synod22b.html   (522 words)

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This group of representatives is called the General Synod of the RCA.
General Synod delegates vote on recommendations that various RCA program agencies, commissions, committees, and task forces have sent to the synod.
They also vote on overtures sent to synod by the classes and elect the vice president of synod, who typically is elected president the following year.
www.rca.org /synod/index.html   (221 words)

 Weblog - Ruth Gledhill - Times Online: Synod Day Two, women bishops
At long last, General Synod has voted in favour of the principle of women bishops.
If you listen to the audio tape of the debate, and if you happen to remember the 1992 debate on women priests (not a direct comparison I know because the process on bishops is still at an early stage), you will be unable to ignore the change in mood that has taken place.
On Monday, the synod will move to debating the nitty gritty of where to go now, after the collapse of TEA and the bishops' failure to find an alternative.
timescolumns.typepad.com /gledhill/2006/07/general_synod_d_1.html   (4622 words)

 General Synod | Church of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The General Synod is the national assembly of the Church of England.
It came into being in 1970 under the Synodical Government Measure 1969, replacing an earlier body known as the Church Assembly.
The Synod also decides the form in which ministers and officers of the Church of England are required to assent to the doctrine of the Church of England (the Declaration of Assent).
www.cofe.anglican.org /about/gensynod   (211 words)

 Reflections on General Synod 25, Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ
I was pleased that the resolution supporting the sovereignty of Jesus Christ and the continuing use of the cross and crown logo was endorsed by the delegates.
I believe the action of Synod is an important positive voice in response to the many others speaking with prejudice and hatred toward our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trasnsgendered sisters and brothers.
It was, for the most part, endorsed by the General Synod committee that debated the several resolutions presented to General Synod.
www.macucc.org /president/synod25.htm   (1241 words)

 Thinking Anglicans: General Synod Archives
Despite these pressures, the Chaplain General has enabled the production of policies which maintain the proper balance between maintaining that which is specifically Christian and enabling proper provision for other faith communities so that the needs of their members can be met.
After the words “this Synod,” insert the words “endorsing Resolution 111.2 of the Lambeth Conference 1998 “that those who dissent from, as well as those who assent to the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate are both loyal Anglicans” and”.
General Synod members are invited to the Sung Eucharist at York Minster on the Sunday morning of its meeting at York, and most go.
www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk /archives/cat_general_synod.html   (7741 words)

Edwards reported on the condition of the Synod's treasury and suggested that the office be discontinued, its functions to be cared for by the National Missions Committee.
By another motion, the treasurer of the Synod was authorized to borrow sufficient funds from the National Missions Committee to enable the treasury to meet the expenses of this Synod and have a balance remaining of $200.
Dillard moved that Synod endorse the asking by the Publications Committee of $3600 from our constituency, and that the churches be requested to place the Publications Committee in their benevolence budgets, and this was passed.
www.bpc.org /synod/minutes/1945.html   (11174 words)

 Peter Owen's Journal: General Synod Archives
PS Links to the Hind report and to a record of the motion passed by Synod and a list of proposals as amended and approved by the General Synod are here.
General Synod papers are published by Church House Publishing (CHP) and paper copies can be purchased from Church House Bookshop.
General Synod members are not given copies of the verbatim reports of proceedings; if we want a printed copy we have to pay for it.
www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk /pro/archives/cat_general_synod.html   (5007 words)

 United Church of Christ: General Synod
Welcome and we are delighted that you may be joining us in Hartford for The Twenty-sixth General Synod which will be part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the United Church of Christ.
Synod is in downtown Hartford, Connecticut at the Hartford Civic Center.
Check the General Synod website for the 50 4 50, each conference is encouraged to bring at least 50 youth to Synod in celebration of the 50th Anniversary.
www.ucc.org /synod   (1335 words)

 Anglican Church Of Australia
The Synods of the modern Anglican church are part of this tradition.
The General Synod is a way for us to come together as a group of Anglican Christians, to share the concerns that we have about our Christian faith, practice and to discern God’s will for us as a Christian community.
Consequently, we come to General Synod for worship, for fellowship and to discern how we may be faithful.
www.anglican.org.au /gs2004.cfm   (263 words)

The General Synod of the Church of England, meeting in York from 11-15 July, are mainly focusing on outward mission and social responsibility this year.
Other areas of emphasis and debate are ministry matters and ecumenical affairs, the latter of which will aim to approve the Anglican-Methodist Covenant and encourage the Church of England to implement it.
During the opening session the synod almost unanimously supported a motion to implement guidelines for the professional conduct of the clergy.
anglicancommunion.org /acns/articles/35/00/acns3503.html   (164 words)

 E-mail Article: The General Synod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Article URL: http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/lutheranism/102203 Title: The General Synod Description: The Pennsylvania Synod helped form the first loose coalition of synods with the formation of the General Synod.
The General Synod would ministries that other Lutheran groups would emulate in coming years.
The General Synod also had to struggle with language in the New World.
www.suite101.com /article/send.cfm/lutheranism/102203   (72 words)

 Synod - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Anglican Communion, synods are elected by clergy and laity.
Synods of Carthage 251, 255, 256, 348, 411, 418, 419, 424
The song "Procession of the Black synod" by the French band Arkhon Infaustus
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Synod   (1374 words)

Q26        During the General Synod debate on the report on Part I of the Review of Clergy Terms of Service, Professor McClean indicated the Ministry Division’s willingness to take up the question of whether each of our theological training institutions has a proper procedure for grievance and disciplinary issues, in accordance with best HR practice.
Q59        In the last Synod meeting in York, the Chairman of the Liturgical Commission, the Bishop of Salisbury, replied to a supplementary question of mine.
I had asked if the Commission was aware and content that the translation of the Gloria used in Common Worship is a shortened paraphrase of the Latin original, unlike the version in the Book of Common Prayer which is a faithful and memorable rendering of the Latin.
www.sarmiento.plus.com /cofe/questionsfeb05.html   (4158 words)

 General Synod 2007
The United Church of Christ's General Synod -- up to 6000 people -- comes to the Hartford Civic Center June 22-26, 2007.
Click here to see a video preview of the 50th Anniversary General Synod!
If you'd like to be involved in hosting this exciting event, please supply the information below.
www.ctconfucc.org /synod2007   (107 words)

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