That the National Executive Council, concurring with the House of Bishops, requests the Committee on Union and Joint Mission to spend more time developing particular alternatives for Joint Mission in accordance with the Lund Principle, and less on promoting Plan of Union.
The report of the Pension Committee was presented by Admiral Rayner, assisted by Mrs. Mason and the Venerable E. Hobson.
Specific note was made of the second paragraph which reads:
We wish to draw to your attention, and the Reverend Wm. Lowe has been advised accordingly, of the concern of the Pension Committee regarding the possibility of the National Executive Council curtailing the time devoted to business at the Fall meeting to be held in 1974. December 31, 1973 was designated as the time for an actuarial evaluation, and General Synod made firm recommendations regarding use of any surplus reported. It is most important therefore that the National Executive Council have sufficient time to discuss these matters. The actions taken on the proposals will not be available until after the Summer of 1974. There will undoubtedly be other matters also upon which the Pension Committee will wish to report.
That this National Executive Council accept this Report as printed. CARRIED
A Report of the Task Force on Non-Stipendiary Ministry was presented by Archdeacon Hobson. Clarification of some aspects of this report were requested and clarification was also given as to the background that brought about this Report.
That this Report be received and referred to the appropriate committees for action. CARRIED
[Text of Task Force on Non-Stipendiary Ministry is NOT included in the electronic database.]
That the National Executive Council, the All-Canada Committee and the Executive of the General Council be requested, through the General Commission Sub-Committee on Co-operation, to arrange to receive the Plan of Union from the General Commission on Church Union on the same date and in the same place (though not necessarily in joint session); that a Joint Statement of reception be prepared to clarify what is being received in the Plan of Union and how the Churches will deal with it.
That the NEC accede to the request contained in Recommendation (2). CARRIED