Constitution

Section 1. This Church shall have full power, in its own body, to govern itself in all cases whatever, which shall not interfere with the prerogative of the convention, or association, of which this church is a member; and, to choose its own officers: for which, and for other business, it shall meet annually.

Section 2. The officers of said Church shall consist of a Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, and such a number of Deacons as shall be thought necessary.

These officers shall be chosen annually, except the Deacons, who shall continue in their official capacity while their deportment is becoming the Christian, or, until resignation.

Section 3. All persons sustaining virtuous, sober, moral, and religious characters, and wishing to enjoy Christian communion, by subscribing the profession of faith adopted by this Church, shall be received as members of the Church.

Section 4. Every person, previous to being received as a member of this Church, shall give a relation of his or her faith and Christian experience, either verbally or in writing, that shall be satisfactory to the Church.

Section 5. The unanimous consent of all the members present shall be necessary to the admission of any new member.

Section 6. All persons wishing to join with this Church who may be conscientious with respect to Baptism, shall have their minds satisfied respecting the mode.

Section 7. All worthy Christians shall be affectionately invited to our communion without regard to name or denomination.

Section 8. Should any member wish to withdraw from this connection, he or she shall have the liberty by making their request seasonably to the Church.

Section 9. Should the conduct of any member become incompatible with Christian rectitude, he or she shall be dealt with according to gospel rules taught in the New Testament and recorded in St. Matthew 18:15-16; St. Luke 17:3-4, &c.

Section 10. This Church disclaims all authority for passing any further judgment against any offending member than the withdrawing of fellowship.

Section 11. The foregoing Sections shall be subject to any revision, or amendment, which shall hereafter be deemed necessary by the request of two-thirds of the members of the Church.

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