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2017 Bylaw Amendments

For the past couple of years, a small team has been working on reviewing and suggesting updates and revisions to our congregational bylaws. These bylaws have had little revision since the inception of the congregation. There are many aspects to our bylaws that are no longer applicable based on our congregation’s association with LCMC (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ). Some of our bylaws contain ‘boiler-plate’ language from our predecessor associations (American Lutheran Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). These revisions, along with the recommendation to lengthen the terms of our Church Council members will be presented at our annual congregational meeting on August 27, 2017 for approval.

Representatives of the Bylaw review team will host three forums in preparation for the annual congregational meeting.  These forums will be the opportunity for interested persons to ask questions and get clarification on these revisions. The goal of these forums is to provide the opportunity to discuss these revisions in detail in order to expedite discussion at the annual meeting.  The forums will be held at 10:30am on the following Sundays: July 16th, 23rd, and August 20th.  The forums will be held in the Preschool Panda room adjacent to the patio.

Bylaw Amendment Files:

Proposed Bylaw Amendments Redline Version

Proposed Bylaw Amendments with Rationale