UUCS is in the process of updating its bylaws. The board of trustees has been having workshops on Monday evenings via Zoom, which are open for all members to view. Look for the Zoom link to these meetings in the weekly email that comes out on Tuesdays.
The board is also holding a series of four Conversations with Congregants regarding our proposed Bylaws revision. These conversations are being held in person and via Zoom on February 13 and 27 and March 13 and 27. The in-person sessions are in between services at the back of the sanctuary and the Zoom sessions are at 5:00 p.m. You can check this page for updates in the following weeks or watch for more information in the SUUN. There will be an in-person meeting on Sunday, April 24, where we will vote on whether or not to adopt the proposed bylaws. We need and appreciate your participation!
What’s next? By April 10, you will receive a formal notice for our special Congregational Meeting to take place on Sunday, April 24, 2022 following the second service. This meeting requires a quorum. Please plan to attend and we thank you in advance for your time and attention to helping us conduct our important church business.
You will receive (via email) a “clean version” of the proposed bylaws (without all the edits). Paper copies will be available in the church Friendship Hall. At our special Congregational Meeting there will be a brief presentation regarding the reasons and process for proposing new bylaws and updating our articles of incorporation followed by an explanation of the voting process. Please feel free to reach out to any board member if you have individual questions. Most of us are available at church on Sundays and we will be continuing our open Zoom Bylaws workshops on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. You are welcome to join us.
March 22, 2022 Workshop Revisions
The Board has received comments from multiple congregants both in-person and via email. Each comment has been thoughtfully considered and deliberated in our open Zoom Bylaws Workshops on Monday evenings from 6–8 p.m. In our most recent document, you can view the changes made based on congregational input by scrolling through and searching for words in blue or red. The red words that now have a strike-through are the original proposal and the blue are the updated changes. The link to our most current proposed Bylaws is included here.
Report on the February 27, 2022 Conversations
The Board of Trustees has its second (in a series of four) Conversations with Congregants regarding our proposed Bylaws revision. Our focus was Articles IV-VIII. The resultant changes based on feedback can be found here (insert link). The Board is continuing to deliberate potential changes to Article VIII, Sections 2 and 10 following further discussion with the Operations Team.
Report on the February 13, 2022 Conversations
The focus for these conversations was the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws Articles I-III. There were conversations with eight members, two of whom had suggestions for change in Article II of the Bylaws: Membership and Voting Privilege. On Monday evening, February 14, the board had an open Zoom session to discuss those recommendations/suggestions from Congregants. The resultant changes that the board made can be found here (noted in red in Article II).