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    Contents
    Article I: Name

    Article II: Purpose And Mission Statement
    Section 1 - Purpose
    Section 2 - Mission Statement

    Article III: Polity

    Article IV: Doctrine, Statement Of Faith
    Section 1 - Doctrine
    Section 2 - Statement of Faith - United Church of Christ

    Article V: Membership
    Section 1 - Qualification and Admission
    Section 2 - Membership Responsibility
    Section 3 - Termination and Revision of Membership

    Article VI: Services And Meetings
    Section 1 - Worship
    Section 2 - Business

    Article VII: Organization
    Section 1 - Elections
    Section 2 - Vacancies
    Section 3 - Terms of Office and Responsibilities
    Section 4 - Organization Chart

    Article VIII: Staff Members
    Section 1 - Minister(s)
    Section 2 - Other Staff Members

    Article IX: Church Officers
    Section 1 - Moderator
    Section 2 - Assocaiate Moderator
    Section 3 - Clerk
    Section 4 - Treasurer
    Section 5 - Assistant Treasurer
    Section 6 - Financial Recording Secretary
    Section 7 - Financial Agent
    Section 8 - Terms of Office

    Article X: Church Council
    Section 1 - Purpose
    Section 2 - Membership
    Section 3 - Meetings
    Section 4 - Reports
    Section 5 - Special Funds and Bank Accounts
    Section 6 - Congregational Representatives to the Council

    Article XI: Boards And Committees
    Section 1 - All Boards/Committees
    Section 2 - Board of Deacons
    Section 3 - Music Board
    Section 4 - Board of Christian Education
    Section 5 - Board of Finance
    Section 6 - Board of Trustees
    Section 7 - Board of Christian Outreach
    Section 8 - Board of Buildings and Grounds
    Section 9 - Pastoral Relations Committee
    Section 10 - Personnel Committee
    Section 11 - Nominating Committee
    Section 12 - Auditing Committee
    Section 13 - Floral Committee
    Section 14 - Ushers and Greeters Committee
    Section 15 - Collection Committee
    Section 16 - Memorial Gifts Committee
    Section 17 - Women’s Fellowship
    Section 18 - Men’s Fellowship
    Section 19 - Other Fellowships

    Article XII: Delegates

    Article XIII: Amendments

    Article XIV: Repeal Of Previous By-Laws

    BY-LAWS OF THE
    NORTH HAVEN
    CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
    UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

    28 Church Street
    North Haven, CT 06473

    Revised 1974, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1995, 2003, 2011, 2013


    ARTICLE I
    NAME

    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”.

    ARTICLE II
    PURPOSE AND MISSION STATEMENT

    Section 1. Purpose

    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.

    Section 2. Mission Statement

    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.

    ARTICLE III
    POLITY
    1. 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.

    2. The government of this Church is vested in its members, who exercise the right of control in all its affairs.

    3. 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.

    ARTICLE IV
    DOCTRINE, STATEMENT OF FAITH