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					Form MEPS 427 PQ (07) Page 1 of 2                                                                                                      May 2007

                                         THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
                      Ministry and Employment Policies and Services (Pastoral Relations)

               Application for Settlement: Pastoral Charge (MEPS 427)
                   Pastoral charges must use this form to request Settlement (The Manual, Section 043).

Routing:
•    JSC/JNAC and/or pastoral charge completes Part A and forwards to presbytery/district.
•    Presbytery/district completes Part B and forwards to Chair of Conference Settlement Committee.
•    Every person who signs this form must keep a copy for his/her own records.

Part A: Actions of the Pastoral Charge

Name of pastoral charge:

Name of presbytery/district:

Documents attached:
               MEPS 403 JN (with profile summaries)                                MEPS 436 MI

               Other:
               Joint Needs Assessment Report (attached)                  or        Vacancy as Previously Declared (attached)

Type of vacancy requested/approved:
   Type                          Effective/Start Date

     Vacancy full-time

     Vacancy part-time*

The JNAC/JSC recommends that the vacancy be filled through the settlement process, and that any call process be
suspended from date of presbytery/district approval of this request until Settlement Committee action to fill the
vacancy or to refer it to call process.

Settlement can be requested only after presbytery/district has declared a vacancy (if applicable).

Recommended terms of the proposed settlement are as outlined in the Joint Needs Assessment Report.


Month/Day/Year                   Signature: Chair of Board/Council or Secretary of        Printed name: Chair of Board/Council or Secretary of
                                 Board/Council of the pastoral charge                     Board/Council of the pastoral charge

Part B: Action of Presbytery/District
The PRESBYTERY/DISTRICT approves the request that the vacancy declared be filled through the settlement
process, and that any call process be suspended from the date of approval until Settlement Committee action.


Month/Day/Year                   Signature: Secretary of presbytery/district                 Printed name: Secretary of presbytery/district



The use, retention and disclosure of personal information collected from this form is done in compliance with privacy legislation including, but
not limited to, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (2000, c.5). ** THIS FORM IS NOT VALID IF ALTERED **
Form MEPS 427 PQ (07) Page 2 of 2                                                                                                      May 2007


         Application for Settlement: Pastoral Charge (MEPS 427) cont.
Part C: Action by Conference

Date received by Conference:

Terms of the requested settlement are as recommended by JNAC/JSC above, or as amended, including:

    #                                                Terms                                                       Monthly             Annual

1       Salary (at least minimum for increment category of appointee)
2       Housing allowance (approved by presbytery/district based on Section 036(f))
2B      Manse and cost of heating over $500 (Form 436 is attached. State fair rental
        value of manse.)
        Where the cost of heating a manse goes above $500 a year, the pastoral
        charge, mission, or outreach ministry must pay the extra amount.
2C      Taxable housing (where manse value #2B is under 20% of salary #1)
2D      Telephone (basic telephone costs)
3       Financial support for study—e.g., study and book allowances

4       Other (please attach documents of any further financial agreements)
        Total financial remuneration
For reference, please see the current United Church of Canada Salary and Allowances Schedule.




Month/Day/Year                   Signature: Conference Settlement Chair                      Printed name: Conference Settlement Chair




* Increment policy: Ministry Personnel must work a minimum of 750 hours per calendar year in order to achieve increment. This
translates to a minimum of 15 hours per week.

The pastoral charge is aware of its obligations pursuant to Section 030(b) of The Manual to contribute to
moving expenses through Ministry and Employment Policies and Services for ordinand or commissionand
settlement.

The contribution is $1,000. Please make cheques payable to The United Church of Canada.




The use, retention and disclosure of personal information collected from this form is done in compliance with privacy legislation including, but
not limited to, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (2000, c.5). ** THIS FORM IS NOT VALID IF ALTERED **

				
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