ARTICLE VI: SERVICES AND MEETINGS
1. Services of Worship
a. Services of Worship may be held at a given hour each Sunday, except when
temporarily suspended by action of the Minister and Pastoral Relations Committee or
by vote of the church. Special services of worship may be held at the discretion of the
Board of Deacons.
b. Holy Communion. The Sacrament of Holy Communion shall be celebrated at such regular dates as the Board of
Deacons may, from time to time, determine.
c. Baptism. The baptism of adults and children shall customarily be administered by
the minister upon the Lord's Day when the Lord's Supper is celebrated.
a. Annual meetings. At the call of the clerk, the annual meeting shall take place
within the last two weeks of October. The fiscal year shall be from October 1 through
September 30. By October 1, the Pastor, church officers, and all church organizations,
boards and committees shall submit annual reports in writing. At the meeting, the
officers shall be elected; and all budgets, financial reports and annual reports shall
be accepted. Other business may be brought up at the annual meeting for later
consideration. Special, posted meetings must be held for decisions requiring votes of
the membership to follow up on said “other business.”
b. Special Meetings. Special meetings shall be called by the Clerk on request from
the Church Council. Special meetings shall also be called by the Clerk on petition of
at least five (5) members. If the Clerk is unavailable, the meeting shall be called by
the Moderator. All meetings shall be conducted according to Roberts Rules of Order.
c. Call of Meeting. The Clerk shall post notice of the meeting and its purpose at
least two weeks prior to the meeting and may send notice to the membership at least
one week prior.
d. Quorum. At the annual meeting and all special meetings, twenty-five (25)
members shall constitute a quorum.
e. Input from absent members. Absentee ballots will not be permitted; however,
absent members shall have the opportunity to submit written input to the clerk,
which shall be read aloud by the clerk during deliberations.