ARTICLE X. MEETINGS
 

 


Section 1. Meetings for Worship


Meetings for public worship shall be held on each Lord's Day and during the week as may be provided for under direction of the pastor or the church board if there is no pastor.



Section 2. Annual Business Meeting


There shall be an annual business meeting of the assembly, at which time the election of officers shall take place and the report of all officers shall be presented. This meeting shall be held by the end of March each year. The time and place shall be announced by the pastor. Notice of the date, time, and place of each annual business meeting shall be announced from the pulpit during morning worship services on each of the two Sundays immediately preceding the date of the meeting.


Section 3. Special Business Meetings


Special business meetings of the assembly may be called by the pastor, or by a majority of the church board, or by a petition signed by not less than twenty percent (20%) of the active voting members of the assembly. Only those active voting members who have regularly attended services of, and supported, this assembly for a period of at least 3 consecutive months prior to signing the petition shall be counted. Petitions pertaining to the business affairs of the church shall be submitted to the pastor or the secretary of the church board. A petition pertaining to the status of the pastor shall be directed to the district superintendent, who shall arrange for a special business meeting of the assembly.

No more than one petition on a given subject shall be recognized in any 12-month period. Notice of the date, time, place, and purpose of each special business meeting shall be announced from the pulpit during morning worship services on each of the two Sundays immediately preceding the date of the meeting. No business other than that specified in the notice of meeting shall be transacted at any special meeting of the assembly.


Section 4. Parliamentary Order


All business meetings of the church shall be governed by parliamentary procedure as set forth in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Revised, in keeping with the spirit of Christian love and fellowship.


Section 5. Voting Constituency


A. Qualifying of Voters

The voting constituency at all business meetings of the assembly shall consist of all active voting members who are present and who are 18 years of age or older (Article VII, Section 1).


B. Transfer Members

Transfer members shall have voting privileges after 30 days of transfer of membership (Article VII, Section 4).


C. Members Under Process of Discipline


No member under the process of discipline shall be entitled to a vote until the process is completed (Article VII, Section 7).


Section 6. Quorum


A quorum exists when 20% of voting members are present at any duly called meeting.


Section 7. Order of Business


The regular order of business for the annual business meeting of this assembly shall be as follows:

a. Devotional

b. Reading of previous minutes

c. Report of treasurer

d. Report of committees

e. Unfinished business

f. Election of officers

g. New business

h. Adjournment


Section 8. The Church Board


The church board shall meet monthly or at the call of the pastor for the transaction of business for the assembly, time and place to be announced by the pastor. A majority of the board members present shall constitute a quorum.


Section 9. Membership Roll


The church board shall review the list of active voting members at least annually, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the board immediately preceding the annual business meeting, and compile a current list of active voting members.