The Congregation Council recommends approval of the attached amendments to the Church Constitution by the Congregation at a meeting to be held on 30 April. Copies will also be made available in the Narthex and Church Office. The first set of amendments will bring our Constitution in line with the required provisions of the ELCA Model Constitution for Congregations adopted at the 2016 Churchwide Assembly. In addition, amendments are recommended to move the annual Congregation meeting from January to November and to delay the commencement of the terms of office for incoming Council members to the 1st of January following the annual meeting. Question and answer opportunities will be scheduled, and Mike Berg and Joe Baggett are available for information.