First Congregational of Dubuque, Iowa
EXPECTATIONS OF BOARD MEMBERS
Membership for each board shall be elected for a term of up to three years. Persons may be re-elected for a second term, but then be in-eligible for election for one year. Vacancies shall be filled until the next annual meeting by action of each board or committee.
- Regular worship attendance
- Financial support
- Regular attendance at monthly meetings (Teleconference or call in may be counted as attendance).
- Attend occasional meetings outside of regular meetings, as needed
- Work on projects outside of monthly meetings during the month.
- See Board Job Descriptions for specifics.
- Any board member who misses regularly scheduled monthly meetings will be contacted by Chair and asked if they would like to be removed from the board.
BOARD SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS
Avg meeting 90 minutes
4th Tuesday 5:30-7 PM
Avg meeting 90 minutes
2nd Tuesday, 6-7:30 PM
MISSIONS & SOCIAL CONCERNS
Avg meeting 60 minutes
4th Monday 5:30-6:30 PM
ARTICLE XI - BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
From our Church Bylaws, Revised 2021
Section 1. Duties of the Board of Deacons (7-12 members)
This Board shall provide (in cooperation with the Chancel Committee) for the Lord's Supper and its
administration; strive to maintain members in the fellowship of the church pursuant to Section 5 of
Article V; and assist the pastor in the general spiritual welfare of the church. This Board shall make
an annual survey of the church rolls and make necessary revisions. It shall be the responsibility of
this Board to perform such other duties as may be set forth elsewhere in these bylaws. The Chancel
Committee shall report their activities to this Board. The Board shall oversee and administer both the
Educational and Seminary Scholarship Funds of First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Section 2. Duties of the Board of Trustees (7-12 members)
This Board shall constitute the legal Board of the church insofar as secular and legal affairs of the
church are concerned. This Board shall receive gifts, bequests, endowments and other property for
the church and shall administer these. The Trustees shall encourage the giving of appropriate
memorials to the church; administer the memorial fund and plan creatively for future memorial
projects. This Board shall prepare and recommend an annual budget; shall have general charge of its
finances; shall authorize and direct the treasurer as to payments of monies under its control; provide
for the maintenance and operation of the Columbarium and all church properties and equipment;
and perform such other duties as may be required of it. The Trustees shall establish and maintain a
planned giving program to help perpetuate the mission of the church and to address the needs of
members who wish to give a lasting donation. The Trustees shall oversee staff and administer human
Resources, policies and procedures.
Section 3. Duties of the Board of Missions and Social Concerns (7-12 members)
This Board shall promote interest in, and support for, the mission and benevolence projects locally,
nationally and internationally, develop partnerships with neighbors and non-profits caring for the
most vulnerable in our community, recommend an annual benevolence budget; provide information
and educational opportunities for the congregation in the general area of social concerns; and review
the disbursement of funds for benevolences. Delegates to local charitable agencies, Eastern Iowa Association and the Iowa
UCC annual meetings shall be appointed by this Board from its membership or from the
Congregation at large.
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