In the UCC, congregations like ours are autonomous, with freedom to decide how we will worship, serve our neighbors, and organize our community. With freedom comes responsibility. We value each member’s participation because we believe we are “better together”—more creative, more impactful, more vital. We need you to share your vision and passion!
The “membership assembled in the congregational meeting” constitutes our governing body. This Fall meeting is the third of three annual meetings of the membership. It is a particularly important meeting in the life of the congregation. During it, we lay the foundations for our work together in the coming new year.
In addition to presentations by the Stewardship Ministry on the 2020 church budget and the Nominating Committee on the slate of nominees for officer and ministry positions, we will consider a resolution on bail bond reform proposed by the Do Justice Ministry (proposed bail bond reform resolution). The Youth Group and Property Ministry will update the congregation on some changes you soon will be seeing in how we use our main building.
Childcare and snacks will be available so that all members can participate. Draft minutes from the June Congregational Meeting are available here and will be offered for approval at the November 17th meeting.
If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Ellen Beidler, 2019 Moderator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-349-7496.