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Ministries

 Clerk of Session/PERSONNEL
Brenda Kraft

     The Personnel Committee’s responsibilities include making job descriptions for each employee, making sure compensation is reviewed yearly for each staff member, recommends personnel policies to Session, encourages professional growth and development of all staff, provides for equal employment opportunities, reviews work with each employee at lease once a year, and acts as a support group for the pastor and other members of the staff.  The committee reports to the Session for approval on all decisions.  

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Gail Barrett

     The purpose of Christian Education is Spiritual Formation which is the activity of the Holy Spirit which molds our lives into the likeness of Jesus Christ, coming from deep intimacy with God which leads to genuine compassion for all of creation. 


SERVICE & MISSION
Gail Lehman

   To practice the teachings of Christ and show his love to others.
• By supporting agencies, programs, and mission trips that enhance the well-being of individuals,
  families, and communities.

• By providing ongoing missions education and awareness to the congregation.


CONGREGATIONAL CARE and OUTREACH

Sandy Geary

 

Congregational Care, Communnity Relations and Hospitality have been combined into one team to be called Congregational Care and Outreach.

 

The Congregational Care section of this ministry team provides support for those individuals and families at our church in times of need. Support services provided include a prayer email chain, shepherd groups, phone calls, birthday and cheer cards, visits to the homebound, rides to medical appointments, meals, etc.  This team is also responsible for encouraging visitors and for welcoming new members into the church.

 

Community  Relations, now called Outreach, is the liaison between First Presbyterian Church and the community. The team is responsible for publicizing the mission of the Church through various media, publishing articles in the local newspapes about church events, helping provide snacks for the staff at the Community Care Clinc, and maintaining the Church web site.

 

Providing hospitality is an important task at the Church. This function has been folded into the newly-titled Congregational Care and Outreach Team. A volunteer member of the congregation has assumed day-to-day coordination of hospitality responsibilities. She, the elders and other planners will schedule special fellowship events for the congregation and visitors.

 

For example, on the first Sunday of every month, unless a change is announced ahead of time, a First Sunday lunch is held in Tartan Hall following the 10 AM worship service. Congregants are invited to these lunches, which might be covered dish meals or they may be prepared by a ministry team in observance of a special event. These lunches are always delicious and offer participants the change to enjoy great food and fellowship with each other.  A donation of $7.00 per diner is requested to help defray costs.

 

 PROPERTY
Rusty Renfroe and David Key


      The Property Committee has the responsibility of furnishing a place to worship our Lord Jesus, meet and greet in fellowship members and friends of the Church, and ensure it can be done in a safe environment worthy of its name. 

 

 
Finance and Stewardship

Lew Mesta and Clyde Genter

    The Business Affairs Committee is responsible for collecting the money, counting the money, tabulating and recording the money received, depositing the money, accounting for the expense of the money, investing the money and then reporting back to the congregation the end result of all these actions. 


 
WORSHIP AND MUSIC
Liza Lawrence

     The Worship & Music Committee provides the facilities and worship opportunities to honor God in all that we do.  Included are the services of a Pastor, Director of Music, Heritage Ringers, and Chancel Choir. 

MUSIC DIRECTOR 
Ann Tauber