The Church will have a special congregational meeting on July 12th at 1pm using Zoom (ID:89030048355; password:800800,Link: for the voting of both the 2020 budget and the renewing of Pastor Jerry’s contract for another 2 years.

Due to the unusual circumstances of COVID-19, it will be difficult to meet to vote so the Church Council has elected to allow a 5 day voting time frame from July 8th to July 12th (Wednesday—Friday and Sunday 10am-1pm, Saturday 10am-6pm). Members can cast their vote in person at the Church or vote by proxy (authorizing another member to vote for you).

Members can also vote by proxy (authorizing another member to vote for you)

  • Find someone who will be going to church to vote in person and is willing to vote on your behalf. Tell this person how to vote for you.
  • Send an email to the CC Secretary telling him whom you have appointed to be your proxy.
  • Send a copy of the above email to your proxy who should print it out and hand it in when voting in person. The proxy will be given a ballot to vote on your behalf.

Two Q&A sessions are planned on Sundays June 28th and July 5th at 1pm using Zoom. The first part of the meeting will cover questions on Pastor Jerry’s contract renewal and the second part of the meeting will cover questions related to the budget.

If you have any questions or need help with the voting, please contact any of the Church Council members.

投票 – 教會將於 7 月 12 日舉行一次臨時會員大會,將投票表決 2020 年的預算和 Jerry 牧 師的合約再延長兩年。

*由於 COVID-19 的特殊情況,很難會員一起開會,因此教會議會決定在 7 月 8 – 12 日 進行為期 5 天的投票 。 (週三至五和主日:10 am – 1pm; 週六:10am – 6pm; )。 在上述任何時段,您可以進入新堂的大廳領取選票、領取一份 2020 年的紙版預 算,並投票。 *教會會員也可以通過代理人投票(授權另一位會員代您投票)


.發送電子郵件給 CC 秘書,告訴他您授權誰做你的代理人。


投票時交給工作人員。代理人就可以拿到選票代您投票。 * 6 月 28 日和 7 月 5 日(星期日)1:00 pm 計畫使用 Zoom 進行兩次問題解答。會議 的第一部分將討論有關 Jerry 牧師續約的問題,會議的第二部分將討論與預算有關 的問題。

.Zoom 會議 ID:890 3004 8355

.Zoom 密碼:800800

.Zoom 鏈接: * 如果您對投票有任何疑問或需要幫助,請聯繫任何一位教會議會成員

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What will happen at the July 12th meeting?

The meeting will take place in Zoom at 1pm (ID:89030048355; password:800800,Link: after the voting has closed. It will be a short meeting and the main purpose is to determine and announce whether quorum has been met. Voting needs to be closed before the meeting in order to determine the exact number of people who have received a ballot.

How is a quorum determined?

A quorum shall be established when the distributed ballots, including the absentee ballots, exceeds the simple majority of the active church membership. (ByLaws 2.4)


What if quorum is not reached?

2.4 Quorum
A quorum shall be established when the distributed ballots, including the absentee ballots, exceeds the simple majority of the active church membership. If a quorum is not formed, the meeting may adjourn to a later date. Notice of the adjournment shall be announced and posted on the intervening Sundays. The regular members present at the subsequent meeting, called within four weeks of the adjourned meeting, shall constitute a quorum. If there are legitimate reasons for not being able to be present, a member may vote via signed absentee vote.
Except as specified throughout the Constitution, a minimum of 75% congregational approval is required for the passage of any matter under consideration before the membership.



Can I take the ballot home?

No. Members must vote after picking up the ballot. Voters are not allowed to carry the ballot to home or to leave the church building before they vote.

Proxy Voting – Does my proxy need to be a member?

No. The main requirement is you need to contact Joe Chen ( to designate who is allowed to be your proxy.

Proxy Voting – What if I don’t have email?

Call Joe (919-923-4119), Kurt (‪919-434-9038) or James (919-724-3593) to authorize proxy voting.

How can I get the 2020 Budget?

We will send the 2020 budget electronically to members with password protection. Password to access the information will be given via Realm to members of the Church.

Here is the link to the secure PDF: