UUC Special Congregational Meeting

Sunday, January 24 at 10:30 a.m. through ZOOM WEBINAR (members in good standing) or Live Stream (all others)

Please plan to attend a Special Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 24 immediately following the 9:30 a.m. service. All members in good standing* are eligible to vote on the motion to ordain UUC member Justin Almeida to UU ministry and to hear reports from Board and Staff about at the midpoint of the church year. Please find the proposed agenda here, and the minutes from the last Congregational Meeting here.

All members in good standing with an email address on record should have received a pre-approved invitation to the Special Meeting Zoom Webinar. Please retain this emailed invitation for the link to the webinar on January 24 at 10:30 a.m. Note that in the webinar, one connection = one vote. In a household with two church members who each receive an emailed webinar invitation, each member will need to connect to the meeting with a unique device (a computer, smart phone, or tablet) to be able to vote separately during the webinar. See How to Participate in a Congregational Meeting webinar on Zoom for more details.

All members in good standing without an email address on record will receive a printed absentee ballot and a printed copy of the meeting materials at their home address on record. This mailing will also include instructions for participating in the Zoom Webinar by phone instead of computer, for those without a computer who wish to attend. Those who call in with a phone must vote with an absentee ballot prior to the meeting, as voting features are not available to call-in participants.

Any member with an email address on record who would rather vote absentee or call in on a phone instead of connecting on a web-enabled device, please contact Jessica Monahan at jessica.monhan@uuchurch.org or 206-454-7710 to request a ballot and instructions.

Completed paper absentee ballots must be postmarked by Wednesday, January 20, to be received in time for counting prior to this special meeting.

The Zoom Webinar will be Live Streamed simultaneously on January 24 at 10:30 a.m. Check the church web site for information about options for viewing the Live Stream.

*According to the bylaws: “A member in good standing shall have made a pledge for the current fiscal year and have paid in full any pledge or adjusted pledge from the previous fiscal year.” Also, to be a member, you must have signed the Membership Book. If you are interested in attending and voting and are confused about whether you are a “member in good standing,” please contact Byron Krystad at byron.krystad@uuchurch.org or 206-454-7723.

Note: On January 24, we will not be offering the option to join others to watch the Sunday Service on Zoom, or the to join small group discussions during “virtual coffee hour” afterwards. These will resume on Sunday, January 31.