During this pandemic, and given the restrictions for large gatherings set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Board of Deacons recognizes the difficulties associated with conducting a traditional winter meeting of our church. Among the obstacles we would encounter are ensuring a quorum, recording motions and votes, ensuring the timely and equitable distribution of information, and making the meeting available to all members regardless of their access to a virtual meeting.
Therefore, at its meeting held on January 26, 2021, the Board of Deacons, acting on behalf of the congregation, has reviewed, approved, and adopted a budget for 2021.
We will hold a Virtual Meeting of the Members of First Congregational Church in Melrose, UCC, on Sunday February 28, 2021 at 11AM to hear and respond to the following reports:
- The Clerk’s report for Calendar Year 2020
- The report of Invested Funds for Calendar Year 2020
- The report of Operating Income and Expenses for Calendar Year 2020
- The Budget for Calendar Year 2021 approved by the Board of Deacons
All reports for the Winter Congregational Meeting are available through the Church Office. Please call or email the Church Office if you would like a copy of these reports ahead of the meeting.
This meeting is open to all members of the church, and your attendance and participation are encouraged! Watch for a separate email with a link to the 11AM Winter Congregational Meeting being held on Zoom, which you may join immediately upon the conclusion of the worship service, around 10:45AM. Join the meeting before 11AM and bring your coffee!
If you don’t receive the link or need assistance, call Lisa Oosterman at 781-608-7073 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A computer connection is not needed to listen and participate. We will also provide you with a phone number and access code to dial in via your telephone if you don’t have access to a computer.