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BY-LAWS OF THE
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
28 Church Street
North Haven, CT 06473
Revised 1974, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1995, 2003, 2011, 2013
This Congregation, its staff, and its property shall be called the North Haven Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Inc. (NHCC). Herein, the voting membership shall be called “the Congregation”, and the fellowship and/or the property shall be called “the Church”.
The primary purpose of the Church shall be to bind together followers of Jesus Christ to share in the worship of God, the mission of Christ’s Church, to make God’s will dominant in the lives of men, women, and children, individually and collectively, and to witness to the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe that God is calling us through our unity in Christ to actively, consciously and deliberately commit ourselves to ministry with thanksgiving and celebration. With the grace of God’s love, we seek spiritual growth, fellowship and service within our church and the Greater New Haven area and beyond.
- This Church acknowledges Jesus Christ as its head and finds its guidance in matters of faith and discipline in the Holy Scriptures, interpreted by the Divine Spirit through reason, faith and conscience.
- The government of this Church is vested in its members, who exercise the right of control in all its affairs.
- This Church shall be congregational in its polity. It shall be associated with the United Church of Christ, through the Connecticut Conference. It shall cooperate in its works and be represented in its councils.