June’s Newsletter

Dear Friends,

In this column this year, we are going to focus on what it means to be a member of or attached to a church. Last month, we looked at the fact that we are to be peacemakers in order to reflect the love of Christ.

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The Book of Order, which defines our day to day activities as a Presbyterian congregation, states that another aspect of being a faithful member means that we are to be “participating in the governing responsibilities of the church.”

Each active member is blessed to participate in the leadership of the church. This involves being a member of committees which are responsible for all of the programs of the church. There are six committees. Administrative Committee oversees the finances and the staff compensation packages. Christian Education oversees the education moments of the church from Sunday School to Youth Group to Young Adults. Fellowship oversees the kitchen and our meal ministry. Membership Support is responsible for evangelism and stewardship. Witness and Mission coordinates all of our mission efforts outside of the church. The Worship Committee oversees all of the worship opportunities in our church life which includes the music.

Everyone is welcome to join a committee in order to assist in the running of church. You can make an impact by sharing your ideas and expertise. If you want to share in this exciting way of serving, you can talk this over with me at any time.

In addition to this, an active member has the ability to speak in congregational meetings as well as vote. Active members can also hold office such as being an elder or a deacon. Join by meeting with Session. The next Session meeting will be June 3, at 7:00 p.m.

Please remember that we are the faithful ones. And so as members and attenders of the Church, when we live out the love of Christ, we show others that we are truly grounded in grace, that we live in love, and are growing for God.

In Christ’s Love, Pastor Mark