MERGER TIMELINE (May 12, 2021)
Tuesday, May 11 – Working draft ready for NCC Session, PRPC Session, PRPC trustees, Presbytery’s Administrative Commission (AC), and Presbytery of Chicago (POC) Staff for review comments.
Thursday, June 3 – All feedback is due to the Merger Exploration Team (MET). The MET will make changes to the Merger Agreement based on that feedback.
Friday, June 11 – Final Merger Agreement is sent to NCC Session, PRPC Session, PRPC trustees, POC AC, and POC Staff for review and final comments.
Thursday, June 17 – Final changes are made to Merger Agreement and it is ready to be voted on by the Sessions of both churches.
Tuesday, June 22 - Separate but concurrent PRPC & NCC Session meetings to vote on the Final Merger Agreement.
Sunday, July 11 – Separate but concurrent Congregational Meetings held at both churches to vote on the merger. Approval of the merger requires 2/3 of voting active members present at the meeting to ratify the merger. Voting will be done in person using paper ballots.
Sunday, August 8 - First joint worship service of Summer 2021, if the way be clear.
Tuesday, September 21 – POC Assembly Reviews and votes on NCC-PRPC Merger.
Wednesday, September 22-Monday, September 27, 2021 – If the way be clear, NCC Membership is transferred to PRPC membership rolls during called NCC session meeting. Also, subject to the voting results, execution of the property and financial elements of the Merger Agreement. Niles Community Church (NCC) properties will transfer to PRPC and retained for at least two years, leased to outside groups, managed by Jan Anderson and John Beton.
Monday, September 27 – Presbytery of Chicago (POC) assumes original jurisdiction of NCC. POC executes the agreed upon remaining matters related to the closure of NCC as a church.
Sunday, October 3 – If the way be clear, First Worship Service of the officially Merged Congregation and will be considered the date which will inaugurate the era of the merged congregation. October 3, 2021 is also World Communion Sunday
LINKS TO THE LATEST INFORMATION (May 12, 2021)
Frequently Asked Questions (updated April 12, 2021)
Church Merger Slides (prepared by Josh Erickson of PRPC)
If you feel called to serve on the merged church’s governing boards (Session, Trustees, Deacons) after the merger is completed, please contact Jim Oates, Julie Halley, or Bill Weinman.