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UCA Constitution and Regulations (Interim) 1976

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CONSTITUTION
AND


REGULATIONS
(INTERIM)


INCLUDING THE BASIS[...]
[...]AND
REGULATIONS
(INTERIM)[...]
[...]m in m
INTERIM CONSTITUTION
INTERIM REGULATIONS
1. Membership Regulation 1.1.1 to ,1.1.24
2. Ministry[...]
[...]Australia.
Prescribe — means prescribe by regulation, rule, or by-law made
pursuant to thi[...]
[...]Adherents.

APPEAL
10. The Assembly shall make regulations providing for any person
whose memb[...]
[...]ontravenes this
Constitution or Regulation of the Assembly;
(vi) subjec[...]
[...]aged and dealt with in accordance with the rules, regulations,
by-laws and resolutions made by or[...]perty for the Church and in that event the rules, regulations, by­
laws and resolutions of the Ass[...]
[...]this
Constitution and any relevant regulations rules and by-laws of
the Church.[...]such committee power to make, rescind or vary any regulation,
no regulation so made or any rescission or variation of any
regulation shall take effect until approved by the St[...]
DIVISION 6


REGULATIONS, BY-LAWS, RULES AND
STANDING ORDERS




61. The Assembly may make regulations not inconsistent with this
Constitution pre[...]inconsistent with this Constitution
or with regulations made by the Assembly prescribing all matters[...]with this Constitution
or with any relevant regulations, and by-laws prescribing all matters[...]sibility of the
Presbytery.

64. Any such regulations, by-laws or rules may delegate to any
specified body power to make regulations, by-laws or rules for any
of the purposes for which regulations, by-laws or rules may be
made under this Constitution

65. Any regulation, by-law or rule may be rescinded or varied[...]be for the giving of notice of any
proposed regulations, by-laws, rules and standing orders and any[...]
[...]retation of this Constitution or any of the
regulations made by the Assembly shall be made by the[...]
INTERIM REGULATIONS
[...]1.1.4

INTERIM REGULATIONS




1. MEMBERSHIP
GENERAL —---------- ^------[...]d such
recognition in accordance with Regulations 1.1.11. and 1.1.12.

BAPTIZED MEMBERS-----[...]
[...]------:----
(These definitions apply both to the regulations relating to Ministry
and unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires to other
regulations and by-laws.)
2.1.1 Applicant — means either[...]en approved by a Presbytery in the terms of these regulations.
Certificated Candidate — mean[...]inister" wheresoever
appearing in these Regulations include each of the specified forms[...]
[...]plication by Presbytery under
Regulation 2.2.13. an academic qualification referred to[...]and material as is prescribed under these regulations or as may
be required by the Presbyte[...]e of studies as set forth in these
regulations and further provided that acceptance as a student[...]ct to an applicant for candidature complying with Regulation
2.2.1. (a) (i) the Minister thro[...]
[...]n considering its report and recommendation under Regulation
2.2.7. (e) the Presbytery or Presbytery[...]among other things, to the matters specified in Regulation 2.2.4. A
[...]been conveyed to it in accordance
with Regulation 2.2.7. and the Presbytery shall not proceed furth[...]NEL
2.2.10 The Selection Panel as prescribed in Regulation 2.2.22. (c) (in) shall
have befor[...]
[...]ted by
Presbytery in accordance with Regulation 2.2.13. (c) (ii) or (iii) shall[...]
[...]2.17 Persons appointed under the provisions of Regulation 2.2.16. (b)
shall hold office for six y[...]shall consist of the officers appointed under Regulation 2.2.18
together with the other memb[...]esbyteries in accordance with these
regulations for the Ministry of the Word or as Deacone[...]
[...]candidate . is . maintained and all
regulations of the Council adhered to;
(i)[...]
[...]all
undertake all responsibilities in Regulation 2.2.22. not otherwise
legislated, for[...]and finance, and subject to any relevant regulations of the
Assembly or its Mini[...]
[...]ted as provided for
under these regulations



ORDINATION, ADMISSION AND RECOGNITION O[...]
[...]3.6 An application made under the provisions of Regulation 2.3.5 shall
be submitted in the pr[...]
[...]ord or Deaconesses may be classified under
regulation 2:4.21. (c) if in the opinion of the Presb[...]
[...]of notice or making a decision
pursuant to Regulation 2.4.8 or 2.4.9, the Minister and the Paris[...]
[...]having regard to
the provisions of Regulation 2.4.14;'
(e) for reasons consider[...]
[...]ment in accordance with the
provisions of Regulation 2.4.3.


CASUAL VACANCIES
2.4.18 Where through de[...]continued in accordance with the provisions of Regulations 2.4.6
and 2.4.7, the period being c[...]
[...]on of the
Church in accordance with Regulation 2 3.12.
. (d) Permitted with the prior c[...]ce of a minister in accordance
with Regulation 2.4.23
(d) A retired Minister of the Wo[...]classified under the
provisions of Regulation 2.4.21 (b) and (c) shall be members of[...].4.23 A person classified under the provisions of Regulation 2.4.21 shall
continue to exercise the off[...]rs of the Word classified under the provisions of Regulation
2.4.21 (a) ,(i), (b), (c) and (d)[...]
[...]as been
classified under the provisions of Regulation 2.4.21 (d) for five
years consecutively sh[...]r permanently under the provisions of
Regulation 2.4.21 (b) or (d);
(c) permanently[...]
[...](c) such persons as seek recognition under Regulation 2.5.1 (b).

SELECTION
2.7.4 (a) Any pers[...]
[...]inued in accordance with
the provisions of Regulation 2.7.10 seeks to be reinstated, the[...]
[...]Lay Preachers, having
regard to the regulations relating to the Ministry;
(e) ' t[...]
[...]Council in addition to those appointed under Regulation 3.3.3
The Parish Council ma[...]
[...]arish property in
accordance with the regulations of the Assembly.



MEMBERSHIP OF PARISH COUNCIL[...]in accordance with the provisions'
of Regulation 2.4.22 (b);
(b) the Deaconesses an[...]
[...]where the
member was appointed under regulation 3.2.10;
(b) his resignation is acc[...]
[...]e provisions of the relevant Acts
and Regulations;
(q) such administrative functions[...]
[...]vided that the
provisions of Regulation 2.4.22 shall apply.
(b) Deaconess[...]
[...]granted in accordance' with the provisions of regulation
2.4.22(b).


TRANSFER OF ASSO[...]
[...]to deal with property matters in accordance with regulations in
that regard;
(h)[...]
[...](iii) to fulfil the requirements of Regulation 3 5.2 (b)
provided th[...]
[...]ed of any changes made in
accordance with Regulation 3.5 4.


MEETINGS OF SYNOD
3.5.6 . Each Synod sha[...]atives last designated in accordance
with Regulation 3.5.5 or their alternates


FIRST SESSION OF SYNO[...]it for which no precise or sufficient
regulation has been made and the use of such power sh[...]
[...]esponsibilities of a Synod as
set out in Regulation 3.5.11 a Synod shall be responsible for:[...]
[...]s pursuant to the Constitution and
Regulations.

MODERATOR
3.5.13 (a) The Moderator shall[...]
[...]h as may be required
of him by any regulation by-law or rule.


SECRETARY OF SYNOD -----[...]
[...]be required.

QUORUM
3.5.54 Except as provided in Regulation 3.5.53(b) the number next above
hal[...]
[...]under the
provisions of the Property Regulations
(c) The Synod shall appoint an officer t[...]the bounds in accordance with the Property
Regulations and relevant by-laws of the Synod.


GENERAL-----[...]Church is being exercised in accordance with the regulations-'
and where necessary shall provide[...]
[...]it for which no precise or
sufficient regulation has been made and the use of such power[...]
[...]pretation of the Constitution or regulations, or a decision
as to w[...]conforms to the Constitution, the relevant regulations,
by-laws or rules;[...]
[...]Orders and Rules of Debate forming part of these Regulations.

QUORUM
3.6.23 A quorum shall consist of n[...]
[...]accordance with the
finance and budgeting regulations.

POWER TO VARY REGULATIONS
3.6.32 The Assembly in plenary session may exempt any Synod from
complying with all or any of the regulations of the Assembly not
required to be observe[...]titution and may approve or
make alternate regulations in respect of all or any such matters to
h[...]specified by the
Assembly.

ALTERATIONS TO REGULATIONS
3.6.33 These and any other regulations may be amended by addition,
deletion or al[...]with Standing Orders.

3.6.34 Amendments to the regulations shall have effect from the time of
passi[...]pecify.

3.6.35 Any act or decisions made under regulations prior to the
amendment thereof shall not[...]tly be varied to comply with the
amended regulations if so directed by the Assembly or other[...]3.6.36 Any body within the Church affected by regulations may request
the Assembly seeking[...]
[...]he discussion may proceed.
(See Regulation 3.7.33)
(ii) The Order of th[...]
[...]and carried by the required majority. (See Regulation 3.7.38)

PUTTING THE QUESTION
3.7.21 At th[...]
[...]DEFINITIONS
4.1.1 In the interpretation.of these regulations unless the context or
subject matter other[...]n
accordance with the schedule to these regulations.
"Property" means property of wh[...], assigned by the Constitution or by any regulation by-law or rule.
Words importing[...]
[...]matters as provided by these
regulations having regard to the mission of the Church[...]
[...]roposals
submitted to it pursuant to regulation 4.3.1(a)(ii) provided that
the finan[...]ESPONSIBILITY FOR PROPERTY
4.4.1 Subject to these Regulations, the By-Laws of the Synod and rules of[...]
[...]in as may be
authorized according to Regulations, By-laws, rules and
usages of the Church;
(c) comply with the Regulations, By-laws and rules of the Church.

NOTICE[...]resolve any of the matters referred to in Regulation 4.4.3 notwith­
standing that the[...]
[...]6 In exercising the responsibilities set out in Regulation 4.4.1 the
Parish Council may itself carr[...]e provisions of the Schedule to these
Regulations, and having the rights, powers and obligat[...]such properties in accordance with these Regulations.

4.5.2 Assembly property shall be dealt[...]th the
provisions of Division 11 of these Regulations.




DIVISION 6 - PROPERTY COMMI[...]nted pursuant to the
provisions of either Regulation 4.4.6 or Regulation 4.5.1 the
Property Committee shall be a c[...]o the provisions of the
schedule to these regulations which schedule shall have the same
force[...]s and shall be deemed to be part of these
Regulations.
[...](d) Except as otherwise provided in these regulations no such
action shall be taken[...]
[...]due
execution of the trusts of these Regulations or such of them or ■
such p[...]
[...]ng to any
property or matter to which these regulations apply which if made
or executed by a privat[...]o any property or
matter to which these regulations apply which if made by or
betwee[...]
[...]bly property not inconsistent with these
regulations as it sees fit.




DIVISIO[...]
[...]at
purpose, and for the purposes of these regulations a confirmed
member of any other denominat[...]of them require from time to time


AMENDMENT OF REGULATIONS
4.12.7 These regulations including the schedule may be amended, var[...]
[...]4.13.5 In any case not provided for by these regulations the Synod or its
Standing Committee or[...]ins the
qualifications required by these regulations for appointment. Upon
a Committee being[...]such retiring members if qualified by the regulations or the
schedule shall be.eligible[...]
[...]by virtue
of any of the provisions of the regulations or the schedule prior to
the expiration of[...]person
or persons qualified under the regulations or the schedule for
appointmen[...]
[...]ERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
4.13.11 Subject to these regulations the schedule thereto and the directions
o[...]after meeting the payments provided for in regulation 4.13.14, and
after making such pro[...]
4.13.22
4.13.22 No meeting held pursuant-to these regulations and schedule shall
be invalid or the reso[...]otherwise specifically provided by these regulations and
schedule.
(b) Th[...]
[...]rs.

NOTICE OF BUSINESS
4.13.28 The provisions of Regulations 4.4.3 and 4 4.4 shall apply to a
P[...]
[...]he case of the funds operating in accordance with Regulation
5.2.1 (a) the charges shall be made[...]and in accordance with the
relevant regulations for the Fund concerned.

5.2.3 In the case of agencies operating in accordance with Regulation
5.2.1 (b) and (c) the provisi[...]
[...]s of the Synod and consistent with
these regulations.

5.4.2 The by-laws of a Synod shall in[...]consistent with the Constitution and
Regulations as the Synod may determine.


PARISH FUNDS
5.5.1[...]on its behalf, provided that in either case the Regulations as to
property shall be applicabl[...]
[...].5.7
responsibility for ensuring that the Regulations., By-laws and Rules
are dul[...]R
5.5.8 Except as may be otherwise specified by regulation all funds shall
be audited at leas[...]
[...]he roll of a
Congregation pursuant to regulations may have it reinstated by
a de[...]
[...]ferred to it under
the provisions of Regulation 6.4.6(b).
(b) To investigate and counsel[...]he procedures set out as Part D of these
regulations shall apply
[...]provisions of this part
(Part D) of the Regulations of the Church.
(a) Wilful and persistent[...](b) The breach of or non-compliance with any law regulation or
resolution of the Church o[...]
[...]sions of this clause shall be subject to
Regulation 6.5.42.

6.5.27 Proceedings before the C[...]
[...]etermine the
penalty in accordance with Regulation 6.5.34 and inform the
Presbytery[...]
[...]Church shall be calculated in accordance with the regulations
governing that fund.
([...]
[...]Page no. Regulation


Absent Members, list of[...]6 2 4-6 2.5

Assembly
Alterations to Regulations 3.6.36
Attendance[...]30 3 6.19
Power to vary Regulations 3.6.32
President[...]30 3 6.23
Regulations, By-laws, etc.
Responsibilities[...]
[...]Page no. Regulation

!.
Baptized members[...]
[...]Page no. Regulation


Congregational Church
Definition[...]
[...]Page no. Regulation



Elder
Council of Elders[...]
[...]Page no. Regulation

L.

Lay Pastor[...]
[...]Page no. Regulation

Ministerial Education Board
Appointment[...]
[...]Page no. Regulation

Recognition of Ministries[...]
[...]Page no. Regulation

Property (Parish)
Amalgamation of Property[...]3.4.12
Regulations, By-laws 33
Respo[...]
[...]Page no. Regulation

President of Assembly[...]ees 4.12 3
Amendment of Regulations 4.12.7[...]
[...]Page no. Regulation

Notice of Meeting[...]' 1.1 14-1.1.16

Regulations
Alterations[...]3.6.32

Regulations, By-laws, Rules and
Standing Orders[...]
[...]Page'no. Regulation


Schools
Constitution[...]
[...]Page no. Regulation

Joint Presbyteries Settlements
Advi[...]
[...]Page no. Regulation


Meetings of Synod[...]4.12 8 ■
Regulations, By-laws, Rules and Standing
Orders[...]
[...]Page no. Regulation

Treasurer
Parish Council[...]

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