Jones Road Congregational Church and The Village Chapel voted this afternoon to officially merge the two congregations under the name Jones Road Chapel!
The merger vote was 36-2 in favor, and a a majority from each congregation chose the name Jones Road Chapel to represent the unified church.
Under the terms of the merger, all members of the two original congregations are afforded membership in the united congregation so long as they affirm their commitment to the updated members’ covenant. (Both congregations had a version of a members’ covenant previously.) Additionally, all leaders from the two congregations will jointly form the new chuch Council with elders continuing as elders under the new framework and other leaders continuing as deacons.
This is an exciting moment in the history of these two congregations, and we look forward to serving each other and our neighborhood all the more fervently going forward!
For reference, here are links to the two recently adopted documents: