Governance

Governance Documents

Second Congregational is governed by the Church Assembly which is comprised of:  Officers;  A representative from each Service Team;  And three Members at Large. The governance structure and people serving is available here, “ReImagine Leadership as of 18 March 2019“.

Links are provided below to the Interim Constitution and Interim Bylaws as approved and adopted on 2/24/2019 as part of a major ReImagine process intended to strengthen the church in many ways.  Our Safe Church Policy (revision approved 1/25/2015) also is available below.

For details of the actions and motions involved in both the Annual Meeting and the Special Congregational Meeting held on 2/24/2019, please see the heading below “Two meetings of the congregation were held on Sunday …”

Interim Constitution Approved 2/24/2019

Click on the link above to open a PDF document of our Interim Constitution, which describes our purpose, covenant, and doctrine, as well as the structure of the Church and how it is governed. The Interim Constitution was approved on February 24, 2019 as part of the ReImagine process.

Interim Bylaws Approved 2/24/2019

Click on the link above to open a PDF document of our Interim Bylaws, which are complimentary to the Interim Constitution and outline how the Church conducts its business.  The Interim Bylaws were approved on February 24, 2019 as part of the ReImagine process.

Safe Church Policy Amended 1/28/2018 (Originally Approved 1/25/2015)

The Safe Church Policy has been amended to include an application form specifically for youth employees or volunteers (age 18 and under).

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Two meetings of the congregation were held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 to consider adopting all-new Interim Organization and Interim Governance Documents

The Annual Meeting of the church considered the normal reports of Boards and Committees and an Operating Budget.

Immediately following the Annual Meeting, a Special Congregational Meeting was convened to consider changes to Constitution and Bylaws as part of “ReImagining” the future of Second Congregational Church.  In addition to the reorganization, a “ReImagine” Budget was approved that complements the operating budget approved during the Annual Meeting.

Pre-meeting materials are identified below and accessible via the links.

Handouts were available on Sunday 2/10 and 2/17. For people who were not able to pick up these handouts, links to the documents are provided below. Click on a link to view or download the document – which will open in a new tab or window in your internet browser program.

Annual Report For the Year of 2018

Annual Meeting – for FY 2018:

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Special Meeting – ReImagine Governance Etc:  Links below will open the appropriate documents for reading, downloading or printing.