THE CONSTITUTION
of the CANTON CHRISTADELPHIAN ECCLESIA

 



Duties of Other Elected Serving Brethren

45 Presiding Brethren
The elected presiding brethren shall be responsible for conducting the Sunday morning meetings, public lectures, and Wednesday evening bible classes. Presiding brethren shall arrange for a substitute from their own number if they are unable to keep any of their scheduled appointments.
 

46 Exhorting and Lecturing Brethren
The elected exhorting brethren shall be responsible for preparing and delivering exhortations at Sunday morning meetings. The elected lecturing brethren shall be responsible for preparing and delivering public lectures. Those brethren shall arrange for a substitute from their own number if they are unable to keep any of their scheduled appointments.
 

47 Recording Brother
The recording brother shall, subject to the direction of the arranging brethren and the ecclesia:

a) Keep minutes of all proceedings of the arranging brethren and of all business meetings of the ecclesia;
b) Maintain all necessary ecclesial records including records of membership;
c) Take note of all monies received by the finance brother;
d) Report to the arranging brethren or to the ecclesia any necessary communications;
e) Convene and announce meetings of the ecclesia and of the arranging brethren;
f) Schedule appointments for the presiding brethren, exhorting brethren, and lecturing brethren to perform their services at the meetings of the ecclesia;
g) Remind serving brethren of their scheduled appointments;
h) Make the necessary preparations to facilitate the business of the arranging brethren and the ecclesia;
i) Give the right hand of fellowship to new members;
j) If he desires an assistant, select one from the arranging brethren.
 

48 Finance Brother
The finance brother shall, subject to the direction of the arranging brethren and the ecclesia:
a) Receive all funds accruing to the ecclesia and make all necessary disbursements;
b) Pay all money not immediately required into a bank account in the name of the ecclesia;
c) Keep proper books of account and records relating to all receipts and disbursements;
d) Report on the finances of the ecclesia from time to time as required to the arranging brethren and to the ecclesia;
e) Prepare annually a statement of account for submission to the ecclesia with a report for the year at the annual business meeting.
 

49 Sunday School Superintendent
The Sunday school superintendent shall, subject to the direction of the arranging brethren and the ecclesia:
a) Administer the Sunday school which is to be in session from the second Sunday in September through the first Sunday in June;
b) Recommend and nominate teachers by July for appointment by the arranging brethren;
c) In cooperation with the teachers, arrange for classes and obtain books and other teaching resources in time for beginning of classes.

5O Procedure to Amend
No modification of the foregoing clauses or following bylaws and resolutions by way of addition, deletion, or amendment shall be made unless approved by a ballot of the whole ecclesia. No proposal shall be adopted which does not receive the assent of at least two-thirds of those voting and one-third of the whole ecclesia. Such amendments must be proposed in writing, accompanied by a written statement of the objects of the proposal, signed by five members of the ecclesia, and presented to the recording brother who shall post the same on the hall bulletin hoard and announce its presence there for four Sundays prior to taking the ballot. The arranging brethren shall then submit the same proposal and statement of its objects together with other such observations that they consider advisable to the ecclesia for ballot vote.

 

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