is responsible for approval of memberships, confirmations, marriages and baptisms, oversight of the sacraments, the order of each weekly service, funeral ministry, making”Caring connections” beyond our church walls, and pastoral care of the poor and sick, those in crisis and/or times of bereavement and hospital or nursing home visitation.
Trustees are responsible for the oversight of proper general and fire insurance requirements and other official, legal matters related to the church building and property.
Over the next two or three Sundays, the committee chairs, who are members of Council, will speak about the work of their committee so that you have a bit more information and that you have a person you can contact to discuss your possible involvement.
Church governance and management may be quite “behind the scenes”, but it is truly a way to serve, to shape how our church grows and to share your particular talents or expertise. The expectation is that one would serve for a 2-yr period. Committees meet only 5 times/yr for about an hour each time. In essence your commitment is for 10-12 hrs over a 2-yr period.
Please speak with Rev. Woods or one of the committee chairs or watch for the sign-up sheets over the next few weeks!
St. John’s United has and wants to keep strong leaders taking it forward as a church family that is making a difference![/one_half_last]