The Church Council is, in essence, the governing body of the congregation. Council members are elected to three-year terms by members of the congregation at the annual meeting, and serve as their representatives on all church-related matters. Currently, there are 12 members on the Church Council, including a youth representative.
The Council meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:30 pm. A separate body, the Executive Committee, which includes the President, Vice President and Secretary of the Council, the Treasurer and the Pastor, meets on the first Monday of every month to discuss various issues before presenting them to the full Council.
Members of the congregation are invited to address the Council on any topic or concern, and should notify the Council President at least one week in advance of the Council’s monthly meeting to secure a place on the agenda.
The Council has decision-making authority on all regular church matters through a majority vote of its members, but significant decisions, such as those involving important changes or major expenditures, are brought before the entire congregation for a vote at the annual meeting or at interim meetings, as required.