Norwich Congregational Church

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST • NORWICH, VERMONT

Church Governance

At our annual meeting on February 7, 2016, a resolution was passed.  We are moving from a Board and Committee Structure (adopted in 1998 and modified several times since) to a Ministry Model of governance.  This involves suspending some of our by laws while we evolve a new system over the next year (and perhaps beyond). We will have a smaller list of church officers and try to encourage participation by every church member and friend in one of 4 Ministries:

 

Spiritual Formation and Nurture

Outreach

Worship

Stewardship

 

We will also have a small group, which we are calling (for the moment, until a better term comes up) the Deacon Leadership.

 

We are fortunate that many of our experienced leadership will continue to serve so that institutional memory and essential functions are maintained.

 

The hope is that a very broad participation is now possible under this flexible structure.  Everyone should be able to find a way to engage in mutual ministry.  As Doug James said, “The congregation is creating the church.”

 

We hope that each of you will consider how you may be enriched by participation – to find out how your gifts and rewards may grow in community.

 

Church Officers

Moderator

Ass’t Moderator

Treasurer

Ass’t Treasurer

Collector

Ass’t Collector