Congregational Workings


Parish Committee Bylaws Work Group

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Note: this work group is now on annual hiatus pending a renewed charge from the Parish Committee.

Established as a priority each year by the Parish Committee.

For 2013-2014, John Hodges, Parish Committee member, convenes this work group. Continuing to assist in this effort are Alan Linov, Frank Snyder-DiCesare and Bill Bogstad. Contact us at bylaws @

This work group uses an issue-based approach with an annual cycle, starting in June and culminating with our Annual Meeting in May.

  1. Matters brought to the work group, held over from past discussions, and new concepts developed by the work group will be brought to the whole Parish Committee for prioritization annually in June or September.
  2. The underlying issues and motivations for change will be researched, debated, and discussed in open forums with the congregation.
  3. Amendment text will be developed after such forums, and additional forums about the draft amendment text will be held before any amendment is brought to a congregational meeting.

As of June 2014, this work group is reviewing issues to present to the Parish Committee.

Documents related to this work group's current activities

Current Bylaws
Priorities for Parish Committee Retreat

Archived Materials

2013-2014 Materials

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