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Section 4.8. Delegates.

  1. Member Delegates. Each certified member congregation is entitled to be represented at each General Assembly by delegates who are members of such congregation, selected in accordance with its bylaws or procedures. The Church of the Larger Fellowship is entitled to 22 such delegates. Other certified member congregations are entitled to that number of such delegates determined as follows:  the number of delegates of a certified member congregation shall be equal to the number of members of the congregation divided by fifty, plus one delegate for any fraction remaining; provided that each certified member congregation shall be entitled to at least two delegates.
    Membership of Member Congregation Member Delegates
    1-100 2
    101-150 3
    151-200 4
    201-250 5
    251-300 6
    301-350 7
    351-400 8
    401-450 9
    451-500 10
    Over 500 One for each additional 50 members or fraction thereof.
    The number of members of a certified member congregation which is a member of more than one denomination shall be determined for the purposes of this section either (i) by dividing the number of members of the federated church by the number of denominations included in the federation, or, at the option of the federated church, (ii) by reporting the actual number of members who identify themselves as Unitarian Universalists.
  2. Minister Delegates and Religious Education Director Delegates. Each certified member congregation is also entitled to be represented at each General Assembly by the ordained minister or ministers in ministerial fellowship with the Association settled in such congregation, and by the director or directors of religious education having achieved Credentialed Religious Education – Master Level status by the Association and employed in such congregation. In addition, each certified member congregation is also entitled to be represented at each General Assembly by any minister emeritus or minister emerita of such congregation in ministerial fellowship with the Association and by any director of religious education emeritus or emerita having achieved Credentialed Religious Education – Master Level status by the Association designated as such by a vote at a meeting of the member congregation not less than six months prior to the General Assembly, provided that any such minister has been settled previously in such congregation, and any such director of religious education who has been previously employed in such congregation.
  3. Associate Member Delegates. Each certified associate member organization is entitled to be represented at each General Assembly by two delegates who are members of a certified congregation.

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Last updated on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.

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