Church By laws
ARTICLE XI.  MEETINGS AND SPECIAL DAYS

SECTION 1.
All regular business meetings shall be held on the first Friday of every
third month.

SECTION 2. All Executive Board meetings called to do business for the church must
be called by the Pastor.  The Pastor may authorize the Executive Board to do business
for the church if it is impossible for him to be present.

SECTION 3. All Boards, organizations and auxiliaries of the church shall meet at least
once a month.

SECTION 4.  The church shall observe its anniversary each year on a date set forth by
the Pastor and the Executive Board.

SECTION 5. The Pastor of the Executive Board shall recommend to the church any
other special days for observance that it deems necessary for the good and welfare of
the total fellowship of the church.  The Pastor and the Executive Board shall designate
those who are to serve as directors and/or leaders for such special occasions.


ARTICLE XII.  FINANCE

SECTION 1.
 The annual budget of the church shall be financed by regular tithes and
offerings and by other special financial efforts as determined by the Pastor and the
Executive Board.

SECTION 2.  An offering shall be received by the Deacons for benevolent purposes.  
This fund is to be disbursed by the Deacons with the Pastor's approval for the
assistance of needy members, persons in distress and the support of worthy causes.

SECTION 3.  All Boards, organizations and auxiliaries of the church shall report and
relinquish their finances to the General Treasurer/Financial Secretary at each business
meeting.  The General Treasurer/Financial Secretary shall report to the Board of
Trustees all monies received by him/her from the Boards and auxiliaries of the church
and shall account to the Board of Trustees for said monies.  Said monies shall be
immediately deposited in a bank account and full and complete record kept of the
Boards and auxiliaries contributing said sums.


ARTICLE XIII. PERPETUITY OF THIS CHURCH

SECTION 1.  
This church shall forever keep its name, its objectives, and its duties to
the Christian doctrine and the principles of righteousness as all regular missionary
Baptist churches.

SECTION 2.  If conditions or providence warrant a change of location or if the present
property is sold, the money shall not be divided among its officers or members for
personal gain.  The money will be used for the purpose of another church location and
organized under the Constitution and By-Laws, and shall be used for the same purposes
as at present.


ARTICLE XIV.  RULES OF ORDER

The rules contained in Roberts and/or the Roberts manual shall govern the business
proceedings of this church in all cases not otherwise provided for in these Constitution
and By-Laws.  However, we accept the Holy Bible as our spiritual and real guide.


ARTICLE XV.  AMENDMENTS

These Constitution and By-Laws may be amended at any regular scheduled or called
meeting of the Church by a majority of those present and voting.
ARTICLE XVI.  THE ORDER OF BUSINESS

The order of business for regularly scheduled meetings of the church shall be as
follows:

    Devotion

    Reading of the minutes of the last meeting

    Correspondence

    Old or unfinished business

    New business; such new business to consist of: reports from Boards,
    organizations and auxiliaries, as well as recommendations. (Recommendations
    shall not be made unless reviewed and approved by the Pastor and the Executive
    Board.)

    Report of the treasurer/financial secretary

    Report of the clerk

    Benediction and dismissal

This order may be omitted, altered or changed by recommendation of the moderator of
the meeting and the vote of the members present and voting.


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    CHAIRMAN OF THE DEACON BOARD


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    TREASURER


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    CHURCH CLERK
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