OUR VISION STATEMENT
Blessed by the Past, Servants in the Present, Poised for the Future
This is a house of prayer for all people. We are a faith community unified in Christ seeking to worship and bring glory to God. We welcome, in Christian love, all those who join us on this journey as we seek to share the wonderful message of Jesus, the Christ, our Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit is calling us to open our church doors to all people with love and concern for their needs in order to create a more just and peaceful world. Inspired by this love, we are sent out of our church into active mission in our beloved wider community.
FOLLOWING IS A PARTIAL LISTING OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES, ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS OF OUR CHURCH WITH A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF PURPOSE.
The Council, consisting of pastor(s), Moderator, church officers, chairperson of certain boards and committees, and members-at-large, reviews the mission and vision of the church, setting goals with the congregation. An annual proposed church budget (from Trustees) is reviewed for presentation to the congregation.
BOARD OF DEACONS
This 12-member board assists the pastor(s) with special care to those in need, and promotes the spiritual life of the Church through visitation, welcoming of new members, care of the sanctuary, assistance in administering the sacraments, and the enrichment of worship.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
This 13-member board (including the Church Treasurer) oversees the care, repair, maintenance, custody, and control of church property. The Trustees adopt and enforce regulations regarding the use of church property, and employ personnel as are needed to carry out these responsibilities. Trustees monitor income and spending and propose a church budget for each ensuing year.
BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
This 12-member board carries out the church's educational mission to all ages, children through adults. Responsibilities include Church School organization and curriculum, recruitment, orientation, and resourcing of teachers, and the formation of a proposed annual budget request.
This 9-member committe informs the congregation of local and worldwide mission opportunites, and generates financial support of particular projects.
This 9-member committee works with the pastor(s), Director of Music, and Deacons to define the role of music in worship, recommending budget and contracts for musical purposes. The committee facilitates communication between pastor(s), professional music staff, and the congregation.
This 9-member committee raises funds and participation in the support of the church's ministries. It recommends and implements an annual fund raising campaign for pledges toward the ensuing year's proposed budget.
This 6-member committee presents to the Annual Meeting nominations for church officers, and board/committee members for the ensuing year.