Cleaning up the By-Laws

Great news members! We are cleaning up the bylaws to make them simpler and easy to understand! At a special congregational meeting on December 20, directly after the service, we are proposing changes to by-law articles 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, & 12. This is the first of a three-part clean up taken up by the Board of Trustees and committees involved.

This project, along with the Sanctuary improvements, web site face lift and others under discussion, are all part of the important work of our interim ministry and represent a big and healthy step in the direction of attaining our goal of a long-term, settled, shared ministry.

There will be a cottage meeting directly after the service on December 13, to further explain the changes, and allow for questions and concerns to be addressed. Please review the attached by-law changes and be in attendance if possible. Most of the markup is visible in the attached proposed changes. Additionally the full by-laws of the congregation can be accessed here:

If you’d like to submit your questions or comments on the proposed changes ahead of the December 13th Cottage Meeting, please email them to Rachel Melcher at

Thank you for your continued participation in our shared ministry!