Congregational Conversations: Bylaws, Collaborative Ministry, Calling Ministers 

May 9, 2017

Thanks to all who participated in congregational conversations so far regarding changes in by-laws, collaborative ministry and calling ministers. Your thoughtful questions followed by discussion with church leadership and invited guests, help bring us together as a congregation.

Conversations continue Sunday mornings at “Council Corner” in the Lounge, May 7 through June 4. This Sunday, Jane Dunkel and Doug James host Council Corner. Moments of Ministry during 9 and 11 am services and neighborhood listening groups with Council members are also scheduled. 

By-law changes will allow for the additional ministerial leadership model and other updating of language to reflect current operations and governance needs. Detailed document is available here and at the church office.  

These conversations offer opportunities for input and dialogue in preparation for two all-congregation votes scheduled for (1) 12:15 pm, Sunday, May 21 (with lunch) to vote on by-laws and adopt collaborative ministry; (2) 12:15 pm, Sunday, June 11 (with lunch) to vote on calling Rev. Kelle Brown and Rev. Steven Davis to serve as Plymouth Church’s ministerial leadership. 

Youth “Game Gathering” and child care are available during the Sunday, May 21 all-church vote. School age kids may pick up food from the noon luncheon in Hildebrand, then head to Room 221, where board games and supervision will be available. Kids are also welcome to bring computer games. Pre-school age child care is available in first floor pre-school rooms. Please contact Jamie Shilling, 206.948.5725.

Read notes from April 23 Congregational Conversation 

Read notes from April 30 Congregational Conversation

RSVP here for Lunch on May 21

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