Constitution Update




An enthusiastic team of disciples has been diligently working to update our Messiah Constitution to both meet ELCA requirements and to more effectively meet the needs of the congregation and reflect who we are. We are grateful to Jeff Ulreich, chair, Jeff Gerstenberger, Sandy Volta, John Corman, and Hans Irmer for tackling this task. The Upstate New York Synod has approved our draft and the next step is congregational approval.

Please mark your calendars now for a congregational meeting following the 10:00 service on Nov 24 for a first vote of the draft. As this is a two step process, the final approval will happen at the Annual Meeting in January.   

The Schedule for approving our Constitution:  

Nov 24    First vote on the proposed updated constitution

Jan 26    Final vote on the proposed updated constitution 

Here are links to the proposed documents

Draft of Proposed 2019 Model 2019 MELC Constitution Rev2

Draft of Proposed 2019 MELC Bylaws

Draft of Proposed 2019 MELC Continuing Resolutions