2022 Congregational Meeting

Each year, All Souls’ members and friends meet at an annual Congregational Meeting to hear about the state of the church, vote on a budget for our next church fiscal year (July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023), elect new lay leaders, and change the bylaws. Since the Congregation has ultimate control over the church, your participation in the Congregational Meeting is important, and it is part of building the Beloved Community.

This year, the Congregational Meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, via Zoom. While the Board considered meeting in-person or in a hybrid fashion, the UUA recommends against hybrid congregational meetings because of the complexity involved in managing a quorum, voting, and debate in a hybrid environment. The Board decided that a Zoom meeting, while the pandemic is still a serious and ongoing concern, is the most inclusive way to hold our Congregational Meeting.

Please register for the Congregational Meeting. After you register, you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. On Sunday, June 5, please log in at least 15 minutes early, so we can check for a quorum. To vote, you must have made a contribution of record within the past 15 months; if you’re unsure of your voting membership status, please contact Membership Manager Gary Penn (gpenn@allsouls.ws).

On this page you will find an agenda for the Congregational Meeting, the proposed budget for next fiscal year, and reports from the Leadership Development and Nominating Committee on their nominees for open positions and on recommended bylaws changes. You will also find an Annual Report from the Board of Trustees on the state of the church. This includes:

  • A lengthy reflection from Rev. Kathleen Rolenz;
  • A report from the Board on developments within the church;
  • Messages from Executive Director Traci Hughes-Trotter and Board committees; and
  • Rev. Bill Sinkford’s plans for his work during our next church year.

Reporting out on the work of the church to the Congregation is an important part of being accountable to the Congregation, and we hope you will read the report and raise any questions that you have.

Finally, you can still make a pledge for the next fiscal year. Even though you won’t need to start making donations towards this pledge until the next fiscal year (starting July 1), making the pledge right now allows the church to plan its future budget. Please pledge now, if you haven’t already done so, by clicking here.

Thank you—and we look forward to seeing you on June 5!

–the Board of Trustees