|Church members asked for input on paperwork|
By United Methodist News Service*
June 27, 2008
Over the next three weeks, United Methodists are invited to share their thoughts on the official paperwork of the church.
The Committee on Official Forms and Records, under the denomination’s
General Council on Finance and Administration, is for the first time
asking for input through an electronic public comment system. The
committee is responsible for overseeing the design and content of all
official documentation for the worldwide 11.5 million-member
“The Committee on Official Forms and Records is offering members of The
United Methodist Church an opportunity to weigh in on the look and
content of these forms,” said Lisa King, the committee’s chairperson.
“Comments and observations will aid the committee in developing more
user-friendly forms and bring the collection of data into the 21st
The forms include statistical tables, charge conference forms, local
church certificate and membership records, ordination and licensing
certificates, among others.
GCFA, which coordinates finances and safeguards the legal interests and
rights of The United Methodist Church, will e-mail an invitation to the
church’s episcopal and annual (regional) conference leaders to join in
The survey closes on July 18. To participate, visit www.gcfa.org/ofrsurvey.
*This report was based on a news release from the General Council on Finance and Administration.
News media contact: Marta Aldrich, Nashville, Tenn., (615) 742-5470 or email@example.com.
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