Boards & Committees

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Church Boards

Church Council

The Church Council acts as a coordinating agency among the Church’s Boards and Committees, as a body for conflict resolution, and as a forum for long range and strategic planning.  Its membership includes the Moderator, Senior Minister, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Board of Endowment Trustees, Chair of the Board of Deacons, Treasurer, and three at-large members elected from the church membership.

Board of Deacons

The Board of Deacons assists the ministers of the church in overseeing most aspects of the ministries and programs of the church.  Deacons strive to promote a relevant and effective church life and a friendly atmosphere.

Board of Endowment Fund Trustees

The Endowment Fund Trustees are responsible for the oversight and management of the Church Endowment Fund. This fund was created to enhance the future of the church and to be a continuing resource to help  maintain, restore, and replace structural facilities and tangible personal property when necessary and to fund other projects that would not be possible using the church’s normal stewardship, benevolence, and social ministry efforts and procedures.

The Endowment Fund provides an opportunity for members to unite to help secure the future of the church and its mission, with the recognition that current membership should take responsibility for the current operating and program expenses. The Endowment Fund can therefore grow and provide long-term security to allow the church to fulfill its purpose in perpetuity.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the management of the business affairs of the church. It manages the collection and disbursement of all revenues needed to carry out the budgeted programs of the church. It maintains care and custody of all physical property (real and personal), none of which shall be used for other than church purposes, except by action of the Board of Trustees or the church membership.

Church Committees

Children’s Ministry

The Children’s Ministry committee is responsible for the coordination of the religious education program of the church involving children from the ages of pre-school through fifth grade.

 

Church Life Committee

The Church Life Committee determines the need for special events to enhance fellowship and nurture church membership.  Responsibilities include  coordinating social events and programs to benefit membership, working with the appropriate board or committee to promote these social events and programs, and directly sponsoring such events and programs in the absence of such board or committee as a sponsor.

Deaconesses

The Deaconesses assist the Ministers and the Deacons in the performance of their duties.  Some of their responsibilities include arranging for the preparation of the Communion service, visiting the sick and shut-ins, and acting as hostesses at church gatherings.

Information Technology and Media  

The Information Technology and Media Committee oversees all aspects of the church’s Information Management and Technology resources, including assisting the staff with all print, broadcast, and social media content and relationships.

 

Ladies League

The Ladies League exists to enable the women of the church to find their niche within our fellowship and participate in its service.  The Ladies League continues the rich tradition of assisting with church programs to serve the cause of Christ in our community and throughout the world.  It supports the different needs of women and offers opportunities for fellowship, service, and enrichment.  Membership in the Ladies League is automatic.  All female congregants are considered members.

Ministerial Support Committee

The Ministerial Support Committee supports and advises the ministers of the church.  This committee does not deal with such issues that are the responsibility of other boards or committees but is meant to be a personal support for the ministers.  Responsibilities may include providing the ministers with feedback in areas germane to their ministry, hearing any professional concerns of the ministers,  and serving as a mediator as needed.

Missions Committee

The purpose of the Missions Committee is to respond to opportunities or needs within the church, the community,  and the world.  This committee is also active in education and promotion of church mission opportunities.  Some of its responsibilities include  making recommendations related to the Benevolence budget, purchasing food for the monthly Supper on the Square and initiating projects that involve church members’ participation.

Music and Fine Arts Committee

The Music and Fine Arts Committee initiates and supervises plans and activities relating to the arts ministry of the church.  This group is tasked with nurturing and sustaining an arts program that enriches the aesthetic dimension of spiritual experience at the church and in the community and exploring all forms of artistic expression to give the spirit voice in the hearts of the church’s members. This committee supports all services of the church including, but not limited to, Sunday sessions and related activities, weddings, and funerals.  The Music and Fine Arts Committee seeks to sustain the highest possible artistic values to honor the purposes of the artwork and to attract both artists and congregants to the church.

Stewards

The Stewards assist the officers and ministers of the church in the smooth functioning of the church and its ministries. Stewards are responsible for  greeting worshipers and assisting with worship services, providing for the coffee hour after the worship service, and facilitating a congenial, comfortable, and helpful atmosphere before, during, and after worship services.

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee is responsible for and is crucial to the growth and development of the church.  Its primary responsibility is the annual acquisition of membership financial support to meet the budgetary needs of the church. It is on the success of the work of the Stewardship Committee that the plans, hopes, and overall effectiveness of the church depend in the fulfillment of its program goals.

Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry helps the Youth Director with the educational and service opportunities for the youth (Grades 6 – 12) in order to promote fellowship, education,  and spiritual growth among the youth.  Its responsibilities include counseling, guiding, assisting, and supporting the Youth Director and teachers, helping to enlist teachers as needed, providing the selection committee with guidelines for any scholarships to be awarded to youth, and assisting, as needed, in service projects and youth activities.