Note: There was not room in the Beacon to report the text of the motion voted on in the general board meeting June 2, so it is presented here.
The following motion was introduced during the general board meeting June 2. The motion failed by a vote of 6 nays to 4 yeas.
Motion: That prior to each General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and each General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Carolina, all resolutions and other important business to be voted on by delegates to those assemblies be printed in advance and made available to members of the congregation of Bethany Christian Church.
Further, that a congregational meeting be called prior to each assembly so that the members of the congregation have an opportunity to discuss the resolutions or business items and vote yea or nay on each, and so that the congregation is informed of the business of the regional church and the general church, and so that Bethany’s delegates to the assembly(s) can cast their votes in accordance with the expressed will of the congregation.