2011 Constituency Session Polling Results

1)My gender is:Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Male30164%
2.Female16435%
465 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.4


2)My age is:Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Under 2051%
2.20-29265%
3.30-395712%
4.40-498518%
5.50-5910121%
6.60 or over19141%
465 Votes Collected
Average Rating 4.8


3)I live in the following setting:Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Rural14032%
2.Small town (population: under 3 000)5612%
3.Large town (population: 3 000 - 10 000)6013%
4.Small city (population: 10 000 - 50 0009922%
5.Larger city (population: over 50 000)8018%
435 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.8


4)I attended school up to the following level:Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Elementary40%
2.Secondary5813%
3.Undergraduate (college/university)15034%
4.Graduate (college/university)22351%
435 Votes Collected
Average Rating 3.4


5)I am currently:Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Married40588%
2.Divorced173%
3.Single378%
459 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.2


6)I have been a Seventh-day Adventist for:Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.1-5 years122%
2.6-10 years173%
3.10 or more years44293%
471 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.9


7)Have you read about the Conference Share the Life emphasis?Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes29564%
2.No16535%
460 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.4


8)Motion: To appoint Attorney David Duncan to serve as the Constituency Session Parliamentarian.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes44198%
2.No51%
446 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


9)Motion: To accept the LifeSource Community Seventh-day Adventist Church in Coeur d'Alene into the sisterhood of churches in the Upper Columbia Conference.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes45399%
2.No40%
457 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


10)Motion: To accept the West Plains Community Seventh-day Adventist Church in west Spokane into the sisterhood of churches in the Upper Columbia Conference.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes46199%
2.No40%
465 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


11)Motion: To accept the Mattawa Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church into the sisterhood of churches in the Upper Columbia Conference.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes46999%
2.No20%
471 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


12)Motion: To recognize the joining of the Blue Mountain Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church and Mission Native American Seventh-day Adventist Church as the Blue Mountain Valley/Mission Native American Seventh-day Adventist Church.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes471100%
2.No00%
471 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


13)Motion: To approve the proposed agenda for the 76th Constituency Session of the Upper Columbia Conference as recommended by the Executive Committee.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes41199%
2.No20%
413 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


14)Motion: To approve the minutes from the 75th Constituency Session of the Upper Columbia Conference.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes42798%
2.No71%
434 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


15)Motion: To ratify the Upper Columbia Conference's new mission statement as voted by the executive committee on March 29 2011Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes44198%
2.No71%
448 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


16)Motion: To ratify the Upper Columbia Conference's new vision statement as voted by the executive committee on January 25 2011Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes41996%
2.No143%
433 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


17)Motion: To ratify the selection of the 2011-2015 Nominating Committee as recommended by the Large Committee.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes43596%
2.No183%
453 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


18)Motion: To ratify the selection of the 2011-2015 Constitution and Bylaws Committee as recommended by the Large Committee.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes41896%
2.No163%
434 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


19)I learn about UCC events seminars and programs through:(Choose three that apply)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Bulletin inserts16718%
2.Gleaner16818%
3.Verbal announcements9010%
4.Announcements in the bulletin20523%
5.UCC Web site525%
6.Local church newsletter576%
7.Posters728%
8.Videos242%
9.Brochures546%
889 Votes Collected
Average Rating 3.8


20)The UCC needs to communicate with its members more through: (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Print media (newsletters magazines bulletins)11038%
2.Radio62%
3.Television82%
4.Internet (Web Email Pod casts etc.)16456%
288 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.8


21)In the past year I went to the UCC Web site (www.uccsda.org): (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.1-2 times9823%
2.3-5 times6615%
3.6-10 times5513%
4.More than 10 times8319%
5.Website? What website?11427%
416 Votes Collected
Average Rating 3.1


22)I would like UCC to provide more ministry training resources through: (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.DVDs9724%
2.Web sites8922%
3.Print materials143%
4.Regional or local training events20350%
403 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.8


23)I regularly attend the following. (Choose three that apply)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Sabbath School19820%
2.Worship Service34234%
3.A Small group sponsored by the church9910%
4.Evangelistic meetings878%
5.Prayer meeting878%
6.Communion Service16817%
981 Votes Collected
Average Rating 3.0


24)In my observation attendance in my congregation is: (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Growing21348%
2.Not changing13230%
3.Declining9221%
437 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.7


25)My church has clearly defined goals for the upcoming year. (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes27165%
2.No14034%
411 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.3


26)I'm involved in a small group that includes prayer Bible study and fellowship. (Choose all that apply)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes an Adult Sabbath School class25747%
2.Yes a small group other than Sabbath School class19936%
3.No8816%
544 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.7


27)The impact of the Bible Worker Coordinator in my local church has been: (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Very significant12629%
2.Somewhat significant8619%
3.Marginal409%
4.My church doesn't have a Bible Worker Coordinator17941%
431 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.6


28)I belong to an active Outreach Leadership Team in our church (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes18643%
2.No23856%
424 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.6


29)I participate in sharing GLOW (Giving Light to Our World. (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Everyday71%
2.Once a week163%
3.Sometimes17340%
4.Never23554%
431 Votes Collected
Average Rating 3.5


30)I've attended a ShareHim Boot Camp. (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes6415%
2.No34884%
412 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.8


31)I've served as a lay speaker in a local evangelism event. (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes9322%
2.No32077%
413 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.8


32)We had a church consult at our church and it: (Choose three that apply)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Had a significant impact on us and caused change to happen3329%
2.Was an interesting weekend1412%
3.Formed a group to study the church ministries final report and to prioritize2724%
4.Wasn't followed up3833%
112 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.6


33)How easy/challenging are these health laws for you to adopt personally? Consistent Exercise (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Very easy15436%
2.Not so easy17039%
3.Somewhat difficult6515%
4.Very difficult388%
427 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.0


34)How easy/challenging are these health laws for you to adopt personally? Good nutrition (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Very easy20348%
2.Not so easy16138%
3.Somewhat difficult4410%
4.Very difficult112%
419 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.7


35)How easy/challenging are these health laws for you to adopt personally? Adequate sleep (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Very easy14935%
2.Not so easy15035%
3.Somewhat difficult6816%
4.Very difficult5813%
425 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.1


36)How easy/challenging are these health laws for you to adopt personally? Abstinence from caffeine alcohol tobacco etc. (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Very easy33479%
2.Not so easy4911%
3.Somewhat difficult112%
4.Very difficult255%
419 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.3


37)Which of these do you find yourself praying for more frequently? (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Health restoration17146%
2.A willingness to adopt a healthy lifestyle19453%
365 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.5


38)In your Seventh-day Adventist experience how has change in lifestyle been presented? (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Something I most do to merit good health17048%
2.A work of Christ that He does in me at my request18251%
352 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.5


39)I spend the following amount of time reading (or listening to) the Bible each day. (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.None337%
2.1-10 minutes13230%
3.11-20 minutes13030%
4.More than 20 minutes13130%
426 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.8


40)My family has regular family worship. (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Twice a day4711%
2.Once a day14835%
3.Once or twice a week9021%
4.None12931%
414 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.7


41)I have read a complete book by Ellen White during the last 12 months.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes17241%
2.No24758%
419 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.6


42)I have talked to the following non-members about Jesus in the past threemonths. (Choose all that apply)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Children or grandchildren18819%
2.Co-worker14915%
3.Relative17517%
4.Neighbor11511%
5.Stranger13213%
6.Friend21021%
7.No one171%
986 Votes Collected
Average Rating 3.6


43)I have invited a non-member to church during the last 12 months.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes26668%
2.No12431%
390 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.3


44)I gave a Bible study in the last 30 days.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes15335%
2.No27864%
431 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.6


45)Regarding an estate plan (a will trust etc.) (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.I do not have an estate plan17142%
2.I have an estate plan with an independent attorney9122%
3.I have an estate plan through a conference or church institution14335%
405 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.9


46)The biggest barrier for me to creating an estate plan is (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.It costs too much178%
2.Procrastination - I just don't get around to it15271%
3.I don't know where to start3215%
4.My spouse and I can't agree on key decisions115%
212 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.2


47)Is there an active Family Ministries Department in your churchVotes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes12235%
2.No22264%
344 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.6


48)Given your preference where would you go to attend or participate in a workshop seminar conference or retreat sponsored by the UCC. (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Camp MiVoden7017%
2.UCC Conference office (Grove Road)4912%
3.Local church22555%
4.Facility in your community6415%
408 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.7


49)Would you be interested in attending a workshop seminar or conference via the internet also known as a webinar?Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes25261%
2.No16038%
412 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.4


50)Are you aware that a resource library pertaining to family issues is available to all UCC constituent members?Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes10324%
2.No31175%
414 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.8


51)What are the most pressing issues for families you would like for the Family Life Department to address? (Choose 3)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Communication skills17916%
2.Divorce recovery565%
3.How to build and maintain healthy relationships16915%
4.Parenting/disciplining16114%
5.Family worship13912%
6.Finances17615%
7.Grief and loss issues443%
8.Sexuality686%
9.Blending families534%
10.Domestic violence and abuse655%
1110 Votes Collected
Average Rating 4.7


52)Is there an active Women's ministries department in your church?Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes21052%
2.No18847%
398 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.5


53)Do women in your church plan an active role in Evangelism?Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes35587%
2.No4912%
404 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.1


54)The number of individuals under age 30 involved in leadership in our congregation are: (Choose one)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Zero7318%
2.1-316541%
3.4-66516%
4.7 or more9123%
394 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.4


55)My children have attended Seventh-day Adventist schools.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes32785%
2.No5414%
381 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.1


56)I have donated to the Streams of Light campaign over the last 12 months.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes20549%
2.No21150%
416 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.5


57)My children attend(ed) Adventist schools at the following levels. (Choose all that apply)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Elementary19832%
2.Secondary19632%
3.College/University21034%
604 Votes Collected
Average Rating 2.0


58)My children are educated through: (Choose all that apply)Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Adventist school13750%
2.Home school4717%
3.Public school7026%
4.Non-Adventist private school155%
269 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.9


59)Motion: To elect Bob Folkenberg Jr. as president of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


60)Motion: To elect Doug R. Johnson as Vice President for Administration of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


61)Motion: To elect Randy Terry as Vice President for Finance of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


62)Motion: To appoint Larry Marsh as vice president for Education of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


63)Motion: To appoint Jay Wintermeyer as director of the Communications Department of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


64)Motion: To appoint Gerald Haeger as director of the Ministerial Department of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


65)Motion: To appoint Wayne Hicks as director of the Family Life and Pathfinders Departments of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


66)Motion: To appoint Art Lenz as director of Informational and Technology Services Department of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


67)Motion: To appoint Dave Livermore as director of the Personal Evangelism and Discipleship and Adult Sabbath School Departments of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


68)Motion: To appoint Patty Marsh as director of Community Services Women's Ministries and Children's Ministries Departments of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


69)Close discussionVotes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes39096%
2.NO143%
404 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


70)Suspend AgendaVotes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes26259%
2.NO17640%
438 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.4


71)Motion: To appoint Richard Parker as director of the Youth Department of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


72)Motion: To appoint Herman Schreven as director of the Adventist Book Center of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


73)Motion: To appoint Wayne Searson as director of the Trust Department of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


74)Motion: To appoint Bill Skidmore as director of the Human Resources Department of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


75)Motion: To appoint Jay Sloop as director of the Health Department of the Upper Columbia Conference for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.
Reelected


76)Motion: Current revision of Robert's Rules of Order. (Article 7 Section 4).Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes36296%
2.No133%
375 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


77)Motion: To replace Article 7 Section 3 C that reads "Petition call of fifteen (15) percent of the constituent church boards as of December 31 of the previous year and within a six-month time period." with the following statement "Petition at any time by fifteen (15) percent of the constituent church boards determined as of December 31 of the previous year."Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes35196%
2.No123%
363 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


78)Motion: That the Vice President for Education become an officer of the Conference with the appropriate changes being made to the Upper Columbia Constitution and Bylaws as listed in the Constitution and Bylaws Committee minutes of October 31 2010.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes29582%
2.No6217%
357 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.2


79)Motion: To amend Article 5 Section 1 by adding "Each church shall be requested to give consideration to the demographics of their congregation regarding gender age and ethnicity in selecting delegates to the quadrennial and special sessions of the Upper Columbia Conference."Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes29277%
2.No8522%
377 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.2


80)Motion: To replace the indemnification statement in the Upper Columbia Conference's Constitution and Bylaws (Bylaw 1) with the indemnification statement from the North American Division Working Policy.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes36298%
2.No71%
369 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


81)Motion: To change Bylaw 2 to read Conference delegates to North Pacific Union Conference constituency shall be selected by the Nominating committee and the Conference Executive Committee selecting not more than forty (40) percent from among Conference employees and the remaining from among laypersons of the Conference.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes34496%
2.No133%
357 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


82)Motion: That the North American Division Working Policy instead of the General Conference Working Policy shall be operative in all situations not covered by the Articles of this constitution and the bylaws thereto (Bylaw 3).Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes34797%
2.No82%
355 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


83)Motion: To approve the housekeeping changes to the Upper Columbia Conference Constitution and Bylaws as recorded in the Upper Columbia Conference Constitution and Bylaws Committee minutes of October 31 2010.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes33399%
2.No30%
336 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


84)Motion: To accept additional housekeeping items.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes35099%
2.No30%
353 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


85)Motion: To record that the Financial and Statistical Review Committee's statement have been received.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes26899%
2.No20%
270 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


86)Motion: To accept the audited financial statements for the years of 2007 2008 2009 and 2010.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes26598%
2.No51%
270 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


87)Motion: To express appreciation to local church and school treasurers UCC Treasury staff and the members of the Statistical and Financial Review Committee for their service in the last four years.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes27098%
2.No31%
273 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


88)Motion: To elect the following individuals to comprise the Upper Columbia Conference Executive Committee for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes26694%
2.No165%
282 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.1


89)Motion: To elect the following individuals to comprise the Upper Columbia Conference Board of Education for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes26298%
2.No51%
267 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


90)Motion: To elect the following individuals to comprise the Upper Columbia Conference Financial and Statistical Review Committee for the 2011-2015 quadrennium.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes25398%
2.No41%
257 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.0


91)Motion: To adjourn the 76th Constituency Session of the Upper Columbia Conference.Votes
For
Answer
Pct of
Total
Votes
1.Yes21794%
2.No135%
230 Votes Collected
Average Rating 1.1