Conferring Emerit/a/us Status in Bylaws

The GA Chalice frames the face of an African American man, who is receiving an award.

Honoring a retired minister or religious educator with emerit/a/us status requires a congregational vote.

See Minister and Religious Educator Emeriti Policies for details on well-boundaried practices and sample policies.

Sample Provision

  • The title Minister Emeritus or Minister Emerita may be granted to honor long and meritorious service to ____ (congregation name) where the Minister or Religious Educator has given devoted ministerial leadership, and has been nominated according to the guidelines in the congregation's Policies and Procedures. Conferring the Emeritus/Emerita title requires a ______ (##%) vote at a Congregational meeting.