Memorial 362

UNITED STEWARDSHIP FUND: Reduction of USF

Whereas, The forward movement of The Wesleyan Church takes place in local churches, and these local churches need all the financial resources possible for their ministries;

Whereas, Restructuring in The Wesleyan Church has reduced general church level departments from nine to four;

Whereas, We have reduced the number of General Superintendents from three to one;

Whereas, There has been a reduction in the number of general officers;

Whereas, The mortgage on our headquarters building in Indianapolis has been paid off; and

Whereas, Our subsidy of the defined benefit pension plan for retired ministers has been reduced to under $250,000 annually;

Resolved, That for the fiscal year starting in 2017 the General Church USF shall be reduced from 2.75% to 2.5%.

FLORIDA DISTRICT BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION

Phillip Gray, Secretary

Committee on Memorials

Not Recommended

General Conference

____ Adopted ____ Not Adopted

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