As Unitarian Universalists, we covenant with one another to govern ourselves and our organization in accordance with the 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
The ancient practice of congregational polity means that the ultimate power of governance resides in the congregation. The Board of Trustees strives to facilitate the congregation’s ownership of our church. Each Board member serves the church through leadership and fiduciary responsibility.
Ownership and participation in the church invites every member to respond to the call they feel within. Each role is important, whether it is membership on a Board-appointed committee, facilitating unique interest or support groups, or lending a hand in one of our whole church service events. Our Organizational Chart is a map to the system of services these roles provide, and how each role relates to the whole. It will be available for view here within the month.
Thank you for your interest in exploring more about our newly fledged Policy Governance model, our Ministries, and the rules by which your Board agrees to stand at the helm of our much-loved place of sanctuary and worship.
The congregation sets up specific rules of how things work. The Board of Trustees serves as an instrument of these rules. It will be working to update them, cautiously and in full awareness of their importance, and bring any changes before the congregation for final approvals.
- Contact the Board: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The UUCE Organizational Chart (as of winter/spring 2015 – revision coming February 2016)
- Past Board Minutes and other governance documents