Memorandum Number 460


October 26, 1979

Request from the North Carolina Conference for a Declaratory Decision Relative to the Meaning of Par. 248, the Discipline, with Respect to the Qualifications of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of a Local Church and the Powers of a District Superintendent in Calling a Special Session of a Charge Conference to Deal with Items Related to Pars. 518, 519 and 522.


The June 1979 session of the North Carolina Conference voted to request a declaratory decision on a number of questions relating to actions taken at a local church Charge Conference.

The Judicial Council is holding this case for consideration at the April 1980 session in order to obtain additional information necessary to decide both jurisdictional and substantive questions.

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