R2016-1

R2016-1 150 150 Diocese of Southern Ohio Annual Convention

R2016-1: Change canonical designation of St. Andrew’s, Pickerington

WHEREAS, on July 31, 2016 the Mission Council of St. Andrew’s, Pickerington, voted to request the Bishop to change the canonical designation of St. Andrew’s, Pickerington, from Mission to Parish, and

WHEREAS, in accordance with Canon XVI, Section 17 (a), the Commission on Congregational Life has determined that the Mission of St. Andrew’s, Pickerington, has maintained a regular schedule of weekly celebrations of public worship, has maintained an adequate level of ordained leadership, compensated in accordance with diocesan standards, has regularly paid its annual Diocesan Assessment, is servicing all legal debts, and consists of twenty or more persons from separate households in good standing; therefore be it

RESOLVED that St. Andrew’s, Pickerington, be received into union with the Diocesan Convention of Southern Ohio as a parish with two additional delegates to be seated with voice and vote.