The Vision of Trinity Church:
Whoever you are,
wherever you are on your spiritual journey,
you are welcome here.
Vestry Size at Trinity: Because of the large number of small congregations in our diocese, as well as the difficulties in procuring a full quota of vestry members, the Diocese of Northern California has changed its canons to allow congregations to reduce the number of vestry members. On the one hand, this change in the canons makes it easier for churches to raise up a full slate of vestry members. On the other hand, it puts the parish at risk by placing the power in too few of hands. We will vote on this canon at the annual meeting on January 29, 2017. If you are interested in running for the office of vestry in January, please come to our vestry meeting on Thursday, October 27th at 6:00pm in Jane's Hall. Vestry qualifications can be found on our website: http://trinitysuttercreek.org/page/vestry_qualifications. Let us know you are coming so we have enough food and printed material for you.
Resolution to Change Section 4.2.1 of the Trinity Church Bylaws at the Annual Meeting on January 29, 2016
REASON: To bring Trinity BYLAWS into consistency with the change in section 33.2 of the BYLAWS of the EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.
SECTION 33.2 as amended September 15, 2015: The Vestry shall consist of not fewer than nine nor more than fifteen members, provided that notice of any proposed change of an existing number shall be duly given at least sixty days previously by the person officiating at a regular Sunday Service, AND FURTHER PROVIDED THAT THE VESTRY OF A PARISH IN RANGES A, B, AND C OF THE CONGREGATIONAL RANGES PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAY CONSIST OF AS FEW AS FIVE MEMBERS.
CURRENT TRINITY SECTION 4.2.1: The Vestry shall consist of nine (9) members, plus the Rector who shall be constituted as the presiding officer (Cans. 33.2, 33.2.6, 33.5).
SECTION 4.2.2: Any proposed change in the number of Vestry members, which number may not be fewer than nine nor more than fifteen, shall be announced by the person officiating last Sunday worship services at least sixty (60) days prior to any Parish election. (Can. 33.2).
THEREFORE, THE PROPOSED NEW TRINITY SECTION 4.2.1: THE VESTRY SHALL CONSIST OF NOT FEWER THAN FIVE (5) NOR MORE THAN FIFTEEN (15) MEMBERS, PLUS THE RECTOR, WHO SHALL BE CONSTITUTED AS THE PRESIDING OFFICER.
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