Session has updated the church Bylaws with help from a Task Force it appointed and outside legal counsel. The Bylaws should be reviewed every five years and the last time they were changed by the congregation was in January of 2012.
Click the button below to view the updates and enhancements.
Kirk in the Hills is a sacred place where we envision a world where every heart experiences God’s transforming love. We welcome all who share that vision and want to experience it first-hand. On a weekly basis, people from all over the world visit for their spiritual needs to worship, celebrate, marvel, mourn, and to serve. The importance of respect for the hallowed grounds on which the last gothic church built in the United States sits, cannot be stressed enough.
No amateur or professional photographers may use Kirk grounds or facilities for the purpose of taking any photographs or videos.
Policy regarding the use of consumables purchased by facilities:
For committee or internal meetings, consumables purchased by the Facilities Committee will be provided by the Facilities Committee at no charge.
For all events involving visitors or outside groups, the department in charge of the event will be charged $1.00 per person for the items listed below.
Examples of consumable supplies:
If a Kirk member or staff member is removing items from the building to take to an offsite event, the department in charge of the event will be billed for those supplies at the Kirk’s cost. This includes the items listed above as well as items such as hand sanitizer, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and Kleenex.
Communication varies widely at the Kirk. Please read the Communication Manual for information about how committees and groups can distribute information to the congregation and community.
In the event of severe weather or power outages, Kirk in the Hills will follow the lead of Bloomfield Hills Schools when making closures. If Bloomfield Hills Schools are closed due to weather, it is the expectation that Kirk in the Hills will also be closed.
If severe weather occurs during the day, Kirk in the Hills will use its judgment to determine whether evening committee meetings, classes, bible studies, and youth groups will occur.
Congregants will be notified of closures due to weather via email or the Kirk in the Hills website.