*** New Church Documents Proposed ***
A church is an organization and as such it has a set of rules and regulations by which it abides. Church constitutions lay the groundwork for the organization of the church leadership, elections, missions and other important matters of business. It defines the purpose of the church. It addresses the issues our church hopes to cover through its various ministries. It also notes the church's legal status as a nonprofit, charitable organization.
Your Council has been working very hard to not only update our constitution to be in agreement with the current ELCA model constitution, but also our bylaws and continuing resolutions to reflect how our church is currently being run and to align them with the structure of a purpose driven church. At its March 11th meeting the Council approved the updated documents for presentation to the congregation. The proposed updated constitutiion will be voted on at our May 4th, 2014 Congregation Meeting. The bylaws and continuing resolutions will be voted on at our November 2014 Congregation Meeting.
Congregation Council Secretary
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