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Whispered Prayers — Prayer Shawl Ministry

There are five committees required by The Book of Discipline.

CHURCH COUNCIL

The Council is the body that oversees all committees and church business. It is made up of the pastor, all committee chairs, and “at large” members of the congregation. Meetings are open to all members of the church, but only committee members have voting privileges. Meetings are held after fellowship dinner on the first Sunday of each month unless rescheduled.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

While the church is the people, we do rely on our building as a place for worship. It is a historic structure and it must be cared for and maintained. The committee meets during the Church Council meeting and at other times as necessary.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

To perform the work of our Lord in this age requires good stewardship. The Finance Committee is charged with maintaining the economic health of the church. The committee meets during the Church Council meeting at at other times as necessary.

STAFF/PASTOR PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE (SPRC)

The SPRC must meet at least quarterly. This committee’s charge is to nurture and support the church staff and pastor, conduct performance evaluations, and fill open positions that become available.

NOMINATIONS AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

The Nominations and Leadership Development committee identifies and develops the gifts of church members. It nominates members to fill vacancies on committees and ensures that nominees know the job description of their position. The pastor chairs this committee, with an elected layperson serving as vice-chair. This committee meets as necessary.

LAY LEADER

The lay leader is the representative of the laity in all committee meetings. He or she meets regularly with the pastor to discuss the state of the church and the needs for ministry. The lay leader keeps the congregation informed about training opportunities provided by the annual conference and encourages the laity in general to be involved in the ministry and life of the church.