Boards and Committees
There are several boards and committees that one can serve on as a member of St. Peter's UCC.
Church Council - Comprised of the elected officers of the congregation, including President, Vice-President, Secretary, Financial Secretary, and Treasurer. Meets every second Sunday of the month, and is responsible for the decision-making of the congregation.
Board of Elders - Volunteer board responsible for the spiritual life of the congregation, including communion and membership. Meets every month, and manages setting up communion on the first Sunday of the month.
Board of Finance - Responsible for the financial health of the congregation, including budget, bill paying, and contributions. Meets every month.
Board of Christian Education - Manages Sunday School for the youth of the church, as well as the Christmas and Easter Sunday School programs. All members are welcome to attend meetings, which happen quarterly or as-needed.
Board of Trustees - Takes care of the church building and grounds. This board meets as needed, and some knowledge of building maintenance is always a plus for members.
Board of Deacons - Takes care of "front of house" on Sunday mornings, including assigning ushers, greeting people as they come in the door, setting up the sanctuary for worship, and making sure all doors are unlocked. The deacons rotate on a monthly schedule, with one deacon being assigned to a particular Sunday each month.
Evangelism and Church Growth Committee - Volunteer committee whose goal is to grow the church and spread the word of Christ to the community and the world. Meets monthly to brainstorm ideas and follow through on programs to get the word out about St. Peter's United Church of Christ.
Environmental Justice and Stewardship Committee (EJS, or Edges) - Newly formed committee investigating how St. Peters can respect the environment as stewards of the planet that God has given us. Meeting schedule and membership is still being formed.
Dinner Committee - Responsible for planning and executing the several dinners that St. Peter's enjoys throughout the year.
Women's Guild - All women members of St. Peter's are automatically members of both our Women's Guilds. The "daytime" Guild meets the second Wednesday of every month for lunch and a small program, such as book reviews. The Women's Guild is also the workhorse of the congregation, managing many of the fundraising events like the Dedicated Luncheon in April, and the Rummage Sale in October.
PM Women's Guild - The newly formed "evening" Guild meets the third Thursday of every month in the evening. Made up of women members who cannot attend during the day, the evening Guild does much the same thing as the daytime group, finding ways to support St. Peter's spiritually and financially. Click HERE to jump to our page.