The Bylaws Committee has completed its draft of proposed revisions to the Bylaws of People’s Church. The committee has been working since mid-2019 to review and update the church’s Bylaws. This process is done approximately every 10 years, or when a specific issue calls for it. In this case, in 2019 our Board of Trustees identified our 2-level church membership structure (those who financially donate, and those that don’t) as violating our value of equity on the basis of class and dignity, and so requested an update. The committee then wanted to take the opportunity to review all Articles of the Bylaws for congruence with our current vision and mission.

We learned much about each other, about how to listen, and about a quasi-consensus process. Breaking down either-or and win-lose thinking was not easy to do. And, we stayed with it. So now, after incorporating your feedback, we present to you the Bylaws with proposed revisions. The Board of Trustees will announce plans for a special congregational meeting to vote on these sometime in 2022.