IV. CHURCH MEETINGS - POLICIES & PROCEDURES
A. WORSHIP SERVICES
The church shall meet regularly for worship of Almighty God at least each Sunday morning. The ministers plan all worship services and activities. These meetings shall be open for all people and conducted under the direction of the ministers. In the event of inclement weather, a decision about cancellation of services will be announced on the local radio and television stations and the church website.
The church moderator shall be the Senior Minister. In the absence of the Senior Minister or at his discretion, the Chair of the Deacon Ministry Team shall preside.
C. BUSINESS MEETINGS
The Church shall have an annual church conference in September. Members-only may vote in the transactions of the church. Members may present any matter of church business at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Deacon Ministry Team. If congregational action is required, .action on such matters will not be addressed until after due notice has been given to the church.
D. SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETINGS
With the approval of the Deacon Ministry Team, specially called business meetings of the church may be held to consider specific matters of a significant nature, usually at all worship times. A two-weeks notice of the subject, date and time for the meeting must be given unless extreme urgency renders such notice impractical. Discussion and amendment of such matters may be done any time prior to the worship time vote, usually on Wednesday nights. Full information shall be made available to all church members. At such called meetings, only matters pertaining to the reason(s) for the meeting may be considered. The worship time vote is held without further discussion.
E. RECONSIDERATION OF ACTIONS
At any church discussion or business meeting except worship time, any motion may be amended prior to church vote upon the matter, in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order. However, at that meeting or within 48 hours of it any two church members may request the Moderator refer the motion so amended to the Deacon Ministry Team for reconsideration, where all concerns shall be heard. By a vote two-thirds of the deacons present the Diaconate may bring the matter back to the church in either its original or any amended form as described in Paragraph D, but the church shall then vote upon the motion without further amendment.
A quorum shall consist of church members who attend a business meeting, provided it is one that has been properly called. For purposes of definition, a majority is one vote more than fifty percent of the church members present and voting.
G. CHURCH YEAR
For purposes of the election of Deacons and most church activities, the annual church year is January 1 through December 31. The church year for Ministry Teams will be set by those teams with the approval of the Deacon Ministry Team.
NATURE OF ORGANIZATION
POLICIES & PROCEDURES