Sunday Service Policy

This earlier version was approved by the MLUUC Board of Directors on 2010 October 17.

  1. The Sunday Services Team (SST) will have the final authority over who is invited to conduct a service and its content. Whenever possible, decisions should be arrived at by consensus but otherwise by a majority vote.
    1. A Team member may make a decision without consulting the Team should an exceptional opportunity arise that must be acted on immediately.
    2. The member should be prepared to provide a compelling justification to the Team for any unilateral action and obtain feedback for the action from the Team.
  2. In selecting topics for Sunday Services the SST will be guided in selecting topics and speakers that are likely to contribute to the spiritual development of the congregation.
  3. The SST will be responsible for identifying, vetting and inviting individuals from both outside and within the congregation to conduct services.
  4. The SST is responsible for evaluating and making a decision about the appropriateness of an unsolicited proposal to conduct a service. The SST may, following initial consideration of an unsolicited proposal, request a brief (one page or less) written proposal following the outline below:
    1. A title,
    2. A brief summary of content,
    3. A time estimate for the service,
    4. The method of presentation,
    5. List of any media requirements.

If A/V media are proposed as part of the service, it should be available to the SST for its review upon request.