The First Parish of Watertown, Unitarian Universalist 
Warrant for 390th Annual Meeting
March 25, 2021
 
To: Michael Collins, Clerk of the First Parish of Watertown, Greetings:
You are hereby requested to notify and warn the legal members of the First Parish of Watertown to meet virtually SUNDAY, THE 11th DAY OF APRIL, 2021 after the on-line service, to act on the following articles, viz:
 
Article 1 Reports.  To receive the reports of:  the Minister; the Treasurer; the Director of Religious Education;  the President of the Trustees of the Ministerial Fund;  the Chair of the Trustees of the Perpetuity Fund; the Historian;  and all Committees heretofore appointed or elected, and take any other action related thereto.
 
Article 2 Nominations.  To hear and act upon the report of the Nominating Committee and any nominations made from the floor, and to choose the regular Parish Officers, viz:  Moderator, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer for one year; Clerk for one year, Historian for one year; and to choose members of the Parish, Religious Education, Worship, Social Action, Fellowship, Finance, Communications and Nominating Committees, and such other committees as may be necessary and provided in the By-Laws; and to fill any vacancies in unexpired terms which may exist at the time of the Annual Meeting. 
 
Article 3 Bylaw Revisions.  To hear a report from the Parish Committee on proposed changes to the Bylaws of The First Parish of Watertown, and take action relating thereto.
 
Proposed changes: Article VII Standing Committees add C. Committee on Ministry
Article VII Standing Committees change C. to D. Committees and Vacancies
Article XI The Minister 7. Remove (moved committee on ministry description to Article VII C.)
Article VI – Officers and Parish Committee 3. Add The Parish Committee shall establish a process for periodic review every two years to provide constructive feedback to the minister during their tenure.
 
Article 4 Financial Reporting and New Budget.  To hear the report of the Treasurer as to the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020 and the report of the Parish Committee on the budget for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year and the report of the canvass for pledges, to grant such sums of money as may be found necessary for the use and expenses of the Parish for the ensuing year, to direct how the money shall be raised, and take action relating thereto.
 
Article 5 To Vote on expenditure of funds for infrastructure to enable The First Parish of Watertown to provide hybrid services.
 
Article 6 To Vote on expenditure of funds from the staff recruitment fund to reimburse the new minister for moving expenses.
 
Article 7 To transact such other business as may legally be brought before the meeting.
 
Given under our hands as of this 25th day of March, 2021.
Parish Committee, Sue Twombly, Chair

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The church is governed by the Parish Committee, made up of seven members elected by the congregation at the Annual Meeting for a term of three years. The Parish Committee sets policy, hires staff, and manages the overall direction and business of the church.