21 Jun GS 1998 art 112
GS 1998 Article 112 – Overture of Burlington Fellowship re Women’s Voting
Committee IV presents: Agenda item II.RR
Overture from the Fellowship Church at Burlington-South regarding the involvement of sisters of the congregation in the election of officebearers.
This is not an appeal, but an overture that comes directly from a church to General Synod. The subject matter does concern the churches in common, but it is a new matter, and therefore Article 30 of the Church Order applies: “A new matter which has not previously been presented to that major assembly may be put on the agenda only when the minor assembly has dealt with it.”
Synod declare this overture inadmissible on the ground of Article 30 of the Church Order.