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- Church Council
- Members At Large
- Audit Committee
- Committee on Lay Leadership Nomination
- Finance Committee
- Memorial Committee
- Scholarship Committee
- Staff-Parish Relations
- Children's Ministry Team
- Communion Stewards Ministry Team
- Library Ministry Team
- Membership Care
- Nursery Ministry Team
- Outreach Ministry Team
- St. Clairsville Council of Churches Ministry Team
- Technology Ministry Team
- Worship Ministry Team
- Youth Ministry Team
- Other Officers
- Church Staff
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Committees and Ministry Teams
If you are trying to determine what group or person(s) to approach regarding an idea or program, below you will find a brief general description of each or our church committees and ministry teams.
Provides for planning, implementing, and evaluating the church’s programs. This includes goal-setting and coordination of programs. The Church Council is the basic administrative agency of the church. Usually meets monthly. Consists of most committee chairpersons, as well as additional officers and members-at-large.
Members At Large
Complete an annual audit of all church financial records, including funds held by classes and
Committee on Lay Leadership Nomination
Primary work is to prepare a slate of candidates for leadership positions in which there will be vacancies.
Prepares and oversees annual budget for the church; administers funds of the church; encourages effective giving, including annual stewardship emphasis. Meets monthly.
Promotes, tracks and administers memorial gifts given to the church, including oversight to see that they are used in a timely manner for purposes intended by the donor.
Staff-Parish Relations Committee
Liaison between pastor/staff and congregation; promote unity in the church; confer with pastor
Custody, care, and maintenance of church property and legal papers; management of trust funds. Oversees custodial work. Meets monthly.
Children's Ministry Team
Responsible for development and oversight of the church’s educational program, including Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.
Chrissy Stack: Chair
Communion Stewards Ministry Team
Arrange for serving of communion at designated worship services and clean up afterwards.
Library Ministry Team
Maintains library and encourages its use. Sets and administers policies for library use.
Linda Steffl: Chair
Membership Care Ministry Team
Provides for nurture and care of members, including encouragement of spiritual growth, attention to spiritual needs, opportunities for fellowship, and ministry to other human needs and problems.
Phil Hartman: Chair
Nursery Ministry Team
The Nursery Ministry Team makes arrangements for qualified and responsible attendants to be in the nursery to provide care and supervision of children (infants-age 6) during worship services and special events of the church.
Jo Prosser: Chair
Outreach Ministry Team
Give attention to the church’s outreach into the community and world in acts of mission and witness; includes maintaining an awareness of mission programs and institutions supported by the church and promoting support of these through prayer, giving, and personal involvement.
Cindy Gross: Co-Chair
St. Clairsville Council of Churches Ministry Team
The St. Clairsville Council of Churches Ministry Team undergirds the work of the church with
Martha Glasgow: Chair
Technology Ministry Team
Oversees the sound, video, projection technologies for worship services and special events. Coordinates recording of services to cassette tape, CD, and DVD. Uploads weekly sermons and special events to the church website. Continually looks for new or existing technologies to enhance the church's overall ministry.
John Parkinson: Chair
Worship Ministry Team
Deals with cultivation and enrichment of the worship program of the church, including special worship services and oversight of nursery.
Youth Ministry Team
Kent Litzenberger: Chair
Church Historian: Phyllis Costine
Head Usher: Doug Byrne
Special Music Coordinator: Susan Huntsman