Governance

As a Unitarian Universalist congregation, we govern ourselves democratically. We make our own bylaws, set our own qualifications for membership, elect our own officers, call our own minister, and hire our own staff. As a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we support their programs as they support ours, but we remain free to chart our own course.

At our Annual Meeting in May, we elect our officers, approve the church budget, and make major decisions affecting the church. Under our bylaws, other meetings of the congregation may be called during the church year with adequate notice.

Among our elected officers, the Standing Committee conducts the business affairs of the church, the Board of Trustees manages its trust funds, and the Deacons advise the minister on the spiritual life of the church, including worship.

See the  First Church Unitarian Bylaws

Members can find copies of the Annual Report here.