Members of the congregation may nominate candidates for the office of Deacon on Sunday, September 17, during all worship services. Up to 9 persons may be nominated. All terms of service will begin January 1, 2018. Persons who receive five or more nominations and meet the requirements of the Church Constitution and Bylaws (as adopted 2/28/16) will be placed on the ballot and will be voted on at a called conference on Sunday, October 22, during all worship services. The following is an excerpt from the Bylaws:
Article III, Section A
1. No person shall be elected as a deacon, trustee, or the chief leader of the educational or service organizations who has not been an active member of this Church for at least one year preceding the election.
Article III, Section C
Persons male or female, elected to the office of Deacon shall have the qualities of character consistent with the teachings of Acts 6:3-5 and I Timothy 3:8-13. They shall be members of this Church, regular in attendance and supportive of the services of the Church, faithful in the practice of Christian stewardship, cooperative in attitude, and influential in strengthening the witness of the Church.
Printed below is a list of those currently serving as Deacons and should not be included in this nominating procedure:
Millican, Jr. Earl
Westbury, Jr. James