Synod Standing Committee Update 3 September 2021

By Ian Dempster

Posted in News

A summary of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from the meeting of the Uniting Church in South Australia.

The 3rd September 2021 meeting was a continuation of the Agenda from the 6th August, 2021 meeting. Summary highlights included:

General Secretary’s Report

  • The General Secretary reported on her recent attendance of a meeting of all UCA General Secretary’s, and Assembly Standing Committee
  • Commended and thanked Christy Capper and Craig Bailey for undertaking the role of Acting Principal at the Uniting College
  • Commended and thanked Mark Kickett for his commitment to Congress SA.

Associate General Secretary’s Report (continuation)

  • Appointments made to conduct the Moderator’s Mid-Term Review
  • Approved membership of the Presbytery Restructure Review Task Group
  • Approved the Terms of Reference for the Presbytery Restructure Review Task Group
  • Approved changes to the Ministerial Stipends and Related Conditions of Placement Handbook.

Resources Board/Property Trust Report

  • Noted the Mission and Service Fund financial statements for the quarter ended 30th June 2021
  • Approved the amendments to the Disbursement of Funds when Congregations Close Policy
  • Noted the Workplace Health and Safety Incident Report
  • Received the UCLT Financial Discovery Report
  • Recognised the current and forecast financial situation of the Uniting College
  • Encouraged the Mission Leadership Development Board to collaborate with the Resources Board to ensure sustainable financial practices are adopted
  • Discussed the proposal to nominate non-staff members to the Mission and Leadership Development Board with expertise in Financial Management and Business Management.

Mission and Leadership Development Board

  • Affirmed the nomination of Rev Stephanie Tai and Dr Ian Olver to the Mission and Leadership Development Board.

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