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ARTICLE I: BOARD OF DEACONS

    SECTION 1:

    Six Deacons shall be elected by the annual meeting nearest following (date); two to one-year terms; two to two-year terms and two to three-year terms. After (date), those deacons whose term is up shall be elected at the annual meeting.

    SECTION 2:

    The terms of office shall be limited to three successive terms for those with a one-year term; to two successive terms for those with a two-year term; to one term for those with a three-year term. A term shall be understood to cover part of a term to fill a vacancy.

    SECTION 3:

    Any vacancy in an elective office may be filled by the Board of Elders but the person so elected to fill a vacancy shall hold office only until the end of that term of office.

    SECTION 4:

    One or more Elders shall be an ex-officio member of the Board of Deacons.

    SECTION 5:

    The Board of Elders shall appoint the following officers from among the elected Deacons; Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Sunday School Superintendent.

ARTICLE II: TERM OF OFFICE OF ELDERS

    SECTION 1:

    Pastor--Term of office is indefinite.

    SECTION 2:

    Term of office of other Elders shall be two years on the Board and one year off.

ARTICLE III: DUTIES OF OFFICERS

    SECTION 1:

    The Chairman shall perform all duties usually pertaining to that office and have general supervision of the work of all committees and academy functions.

    SECTION 2:

    The Vice-Chairman shall perform the duties of the Chairman in his absence.

    SECTION 3:

    The Treasurer shall be responsible for safe keeping of all monies belonging to the Church and paying out the same at the discretion of the Board of Deacons. He shall make a report of the finances at each Board meeting and at the annual meeting.

    SECTION 4:

    The Secretary shall keep a careful record of all business transactions of the Church and a complete record of all members and their addresses.

    SECTION 5:

    The Sunday School Superintendent shall have oversight of the teaching staff of the Sunday School.

ARTICLE IV: MEETINGS

    SECTION 1:

    The annual meeting of this Church shall be held during (month) of each year. The Board of Deacons shall fix the date and time for the meeting and announce it during the morning Worship Service at least two weeks in advance.

    SECTION 2:

    Only members in good standing shall have voting rights with all meeting privileges.

    SECTION 3:

    Elders are responsible to bring the nominations to the Congregation for voting.

ARTICLE V: ELECTIONS

    SECTION 1:

    The election of Deacons shall take place at the annual meeting.

    SECTION 2:

    Election shall be by secret ballot except in cases where there is but one nominee for the office then the meeting may vote to instruct the Secretary to cast a unanimous ballot for the election of such nominee.

    SECTION 3:

    Nomination for Deacons shall be made on the floor of the meeting. One nominating speech shall be given in which the nominator shall enumerate the nominees qualifications according to Article ____ of the Constitution.

ARTICLE VI: AMENDMENTS

    These By-laws may be amended in whole or in part at any annual meeting by two-thirds majority of those voting, provided notice setting forth the proposed amendment shall have been given at least three months in advance of the meeting.

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