Members Asked to Meet November 6th
Recently, Union Chapel's Unified Council has prayed over, discussed, and voted on two business issues that require a vote by the members of the church. (For those new to the church, a meeting where such a vote is taken is known as a Church Conference.)
For convenience and expedience of District personnel, the Union Chapel Church Conference will take place at the same time and place as the upcoming annual Charge Conference. (Again for those who are new, a Charge Conference is, in short, an annual meeting of the regional body that governs much of the life of the church.)
November 6th, 6:00 p.m
6450 Allisonville Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46220
The first action is to incorporate Union Chapel United Methodist Church.
When an organization becomes incorporated, that means it legally holds the same rights and responsibilities as an individual. There are many reasons why churches consider incorporation. The most important is to protect individual members from personal liability associated with the negligent actions of fellow members. Other benefits of incorporation include:
- Eligibility to apply for and receive grants through federal or faith-based organizations and foundations.
- Eligibility to receive special mailing rates and other discounts from vendors.
The second action is the disposition of a tiny remnant of land left from a gift to the church many years ago -- prior to the construction of Interstate 465.
The interstate construction took the majority of the gifted parcel and the remainder is unaccessible. The church is deeply grateful for the thoughtful gift of land. However, the unforeseen interstate construction rendered the parcel unusable and it will likely remain undeveloped as long as I-465 endures. The church continues to pay property taxes on the asset and the Unified Council feels that the tax burden nullifies any future gain the land could offer.
If you are a member of Union Chapel, UMC, you are encouraged to attend and vote on these two issues on November 6th. Nonmembers are welcome to attend but are not eligible to vote.