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Proposed Bylaw Changes for the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge

Here are the final versions (dated March 25, 2014) of the proposed bylaw changes being considered for congregational adoption on 4/27/2014. These versions and cover letter have been mailed to all active members.

Proposed Bylaw Changes: Version March 25, 2014
Proposed Article 4: Church Membership Bylaw Change: Version March 25, 2014
Cover Letter for Bylaw Changes

Upcoming Events

April 27, 2014 - 1:00pm

All voting members are requested to be in the sanctuary where we will approve new Bylaws for our congregation,  elect Board members,  officers and independent committee members  (provided the new Bylaw changes are approved). Childcare provided.  Snacks will be available between worship and the meeting.

Upcoming Services

April 17, 2014 - 6:30pm; 6:30 pm

 The Tennabrae service is a long-standing tradition in many Christian denominations. It is the retelling of the story of the death of Jesus before the celebration if his resurrection on Easter Sunday. The service takes place at sundown and is a quiet, reflective experience. As each of Jesus's disciples abandon him, a candle is extinguished.  The service concludes when a final candle, the one representing Jesus, is extinguished. The service ends in silence, in darkness, without a benediction, with people invited to leave when they feel so moved. A handful of Unitarian Universalist churches offer this service. To a person, those who experience it have described it as a reflective, spiritual experience that they seek out each year.       

April 20, 2014 - 9:30am; 11:15 am

 Bring one flower with you to place in the baskets in the church lobby.  Both services today are All Community Services, for all ages.  We distribute flowers at the close of the services, each of us taking a different flower home with us.  An Easter Egg hunt is planned for the younger children.  We welcome back LSU violinist Chung-Hue Hsu, violist Grant Bedillion, and cellist Ronaldo Teles, to provide festive instrumental music.  The choir sings a dramatic and beautiful anthem by Ola Gjeilo. 

April 27, 2014 - 9:15am; 11:15 am

 With all of the excitement around Pope Francis and what seems to be his more progressive stances of gay rights and women's rights, people have begun to wonder what this means for Catholicism.  Several Unitarian Universalists have asked if this means he is UU.  In this service around dogma, theology and church, Reverend Nathan Ryan explores this provacotive question.  Vocalist Martha Howe joins Rachael Blake and Michael Taylor, Flutes; Leah Hartman,  Harpischord; and Ila Stoltzfus, Viola de Gamba, with an unusual aria from J. S. Bach's Magnificat in D.