All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist is a democratic religious institution that subscribes to no creed and affirms and promotes the seven principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Our mission is to create and sustain an open and caring community where we may find inspiration for our spiritual growth, opportunities for lifelong religious education and encouragement for putting our beliefs and values into action and service.
The church bylaws set up the framework laying out how we are governed. Membership is defined and the process of holding official meetings is laid out in the bylaws. This includes the annual meeting of the congregation which is held in May, and special meetings of the congregation called by the president, a majority of the board, or any 10 members. The bylaws define a quorum as 30% of the voting members unless the purpose is for calling a minister or selling the church building or property.
The Board of Trustees is composed of four officers: the president, vice president, treasurer, and clerk, and 3 members at large. Members at large and officers are elected at each annual meeting for a period of two years, and a trustee may serve no more than six successive years.
Meetings of the board are generally held on a monthly basis with additional meetings scheduled as necessary. Minutes of the board are available in electronic and hard copy after they have been approved by the board. A copy is also posted outside the church office and a summary of board actions is included in the newsletter.
An annual report is published in May in preparation for the annual meeting and as a record of the life of the church in that year. The church year begins on July 1 and it ends on June 30th.
Other elected officers of the church include the auditors, and the nominating committee.