A Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 shortly after the worship service.
Items on the agenda are:
- the Revision of the Bylaws recommended by the Bylaws Revision Task Force and the Board
- Consideration of the proposed short Mission Statement
The bylaws revision makes no substantive changes to the governance of UUCG. It was primarily tightening up the language and bringing together items mentioned in more than one place. One section on Endorsements has been pulled out and will be placed in a policy. The one change that makes a difference is the shortening of the notice for bylaws changes from 45 days to 30 days. This longer time always had the board scrambling to approve any bylaws recommendation almost a month earlier because of when board meetings and the annual meeting fall on the calendar. It was thought that 30 days was a reasonable time for notice compared to the 15 day notice for all other agenda items.
Electronic copies of the proposed bylaws are available at the top of this post. Paper copies will also be available at the church.
The proposed short mission statement will be discussed at the board retreat this Saturday and the recommended statement will be announced after the board has voted to recommend it at a board meeting.