The challenge and power of governance belongs to the congregation.
Together, members participate in the democratic process to determine the direction, budget, and priorities of the church. In that process members follow a Simplified Roberts Rules of Order For more information visit: wikipedia.org link to Robert Rules of Order
We are a fully self-supporting, non-profit organization.
This congregational polity is a cornerstone of Unitarian history and is treasured as both a right and a duty.
“Because I am a member, I don’t just warm a pew – I participate in the process of being a church.”
Upcoming Board of Trustees Events:
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting is held in Hewett Centre usually in November. The Board of Trustees reports on the church year just ended and new board members are elected to replace retiring members.
The notice of meeting, nominating committee report, recommended board slate and proxy forms are emailed to all UCV members as PDF files approximately one month prior to an AGM.
These documents are also be posted here:
The annual report lets members know what has been done during the year, both within the congregation and in the wider community, by the minister, the staff, and the many committees and groups. It also reports on the organizations sharing the UCV facilities. It’s an interesting read. Highly recommended.
Extraordinary General Meeting
A one-hour extraordinary general meeting is usually scheduled for June of each year to approve the proposed budget for the new fiscal year. All UCV members are invited. Members who cannot attend are asked to send in a proxy form.
All UCV members are emailed the proposed budget and a proxy form before the meeting. The proxy can be turned in to the office or given to an attending UCV member.