Committee & Church Organization

2017 REPORT OF THE LAY LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH CHATHAM UMC

Approved Nov. 27, 2016 Charge Conference

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

 BOARD OF TRUSTEES                         Chair:___(Elected at 1st meeting)

2017                                        2018                                                                     2019

Tom Mitchison                         Susannah White                                  Carl Chapman

Carol Morley                            Carole Hatfield                                Jeff Chaput

Frank Marshall (2nd term)       Andy Tillman                                       Greta White

STAFF PASTOR PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE       Chair: Maureen Gardner

2017                                        2018                                                        2019

Rebecca Chapman                   Bob Buckley                                    Lyn Mitchison

Rashid Rondon                          Elaine Knight                                    Wayne Shelton

Maureen Gardner                     Merry Mitchison                                  Phyllis Patricelli

Lay Leader- Brian Schermerhorn

Lay Member to Annual Conference- Vicki Wills

LAY LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE           Chair: Pastor Darienne Gagne

2017                                        2018                                                                2019

Carol Morley                            Vicki Wills                                                 Theresa Buckley

Doris Appel                             Liz Hurley                                                   Andy Tillman

Lyn Mitchison                          Wayne Shelton                                        Merry Mitchison

Lay Leader: Brian Schermerhorn

EDUCATION COMMITTEE                   Chair: ___(Elected at 1st meeting)

Amy Chaput                            Ruth Earl                                     Carole Hatfield

Andy Tillman                           Bob Wills                                     Brian Schermerhorn

Brenda Schermerhorn Rashid Rondon                           Theresa Buckley

  1. WORSHIP/NURTURE COMMITTEE     Chair:____(Elected at 1st meeting)

2017                                        2018                                        2019

Vicki Wills                                Deidre Grant                           Phil Grant

Liz Hurley                                Greta White                             Brian Schermerhorn

MINISTRY/ OUTREACH & FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE Chair:_(Elected at 1st meeting)

2017                                        2018                                        2019

Elaine Knight                           Merry Mitchison                       Ed Gardner

Doris Appel                             Greta White                             Wayne Shelton

Deidre Grant                           Lori Tillman                             Brenda Schermerhorn

7.    STEWARDSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE  Chair:____(Elected at 1st meeting)

2017

2018            Vicki Wills

2019             Phil Grant, Wayne Shelton, Susannah White, Maria Schermerhorn, Carole Hatfield

8.   COMMITTEE ON FINANCE & MEMORIALS            Chair: Paul Herrington

2017                                        2018                                        2019

Emma Sluus                            David Armstrong                     Edison Gardner

Dorothy Cummings                 Doris Appel                             Paul Herrington

Earl Kelsey                              Brenda Schermerhorn George Vollmuth

In accordance with the Book of Discipline, Chapter 259, the Committee on Finance also includes:
Pastor
Lay member of the annual conference
Chairperson of the church council
The chairperson or a representative of the Committee on Pastor Parish Relations
A representative of the Trustees to be selected by the Trustees
Chairperson of the ministry group on stewardship
The lay leader
The financial secretary
The treasurer

NOMINATIONS THAT REQUIRE CHURCH CONFERENCE ACTION

1. CHURCH COUNCIL                                                          CHAIRPERSON – Vicki Wills

2. COMMITTEE ON FINANCE                                            CHAIRPERSON- Paul Herrington

3. STAFF-PARISH COMMITTEE                                      CHAIRPERSON- Maureen Gardner

4. STAFF PARISH COMMITTEE – BEGINNING 3 YEAR TERM              Lyn Mitchison, Wayne Shelton, Phyllis Patricelli

5. LAY LEADER                                                                                    Brian Schermerhorn

ASSISTANT LAY LEADER                                                               Ed Gardner

6. LAY MEMBER TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE                                      Vicki Wills

ALTERNATE                                                                                    Carol Hatfield

7. RECORDING SECRETARY                                                              Paul Herrington

ALTERNATE                                                                               Susannah White

8. FINANCIAL SECRETARY                                                                 Ed Gardner

ALTERNATE                                                                                Andy Tillman

9. TREASURER                                                                                    Brenda Schermerhorn

10. MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY                                                           Lisa Herrington

11. SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT                                          Amy Chaput

12. LAY LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE (BEGINNING 3YR TERM)

Theresa Buckley, Andy Tillman, Merry Mitchison

13. TRUSTEES- DATE DENOTES LAST YEAR OF SERVICE

2017                                        2018                                        2019

Tom Mitchison                         Susanna White                        Carl Chapman

Carol Morley                            Carole Hatfield                         Jeff Chaput

Frank Marshall (2nd term)       Andy Tillman                           Greta White

RECOMMENDATIONS THAT REQUIRE CHURCH CONFERENCE ACTION

1. LOCAL LAY SERVANTS – Brian Schermerhorn, Vicki Wills, Ed Gardner, Wayne Shelton

APPOINTMENTS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE CHURCH CONFERENCE ACTION

1. COMMUNION STEWARDS             Lori Tillman, Maureen Gardner

2. FLOWERS                                           Vicki Wills, Carol Anderson

3. DIRECTOR OF MUSIC                        Carol Anderson

4. AUDITOR                                                 Carl Quinn

5. CHURCH HISTORIANS                        Liz Hurley, Lyn Mitchison

6. AUCTION COORDINATOR                          Paul Herrington

7. STEAK SUPPER COORDINATOR                   Andy Tillman, Ed Gardner

8. CHURCH COUNCIL VICE-CHAIR                     Deidre Grant

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Structure – An effective committee builds a strong positive relationship between the church, its members, friends, and the surrounding community and helps all parties understand the strong link between mission and fundraising/ communication.  The church cannot do its missional work without funds and people cannot understand the importance of this spiritual work without clear communication and messaging.

Who’s qualified for this job?

Spiritual Gifts: encouragement, vision, generosity, enthusiasm, and wisdom

Experience, Skills: traditional and social media fluency, planning and execution of fundraising initiatives, ability to present a clear, concise message that always keeps the focus on the mission of the church.

Responsibilities

  •    Committee members maintain a healthy sense of the church’s work and it’s biblical basis (to make disciples) in contrast to thinking of themselves as business people.
  • This committee encourages, strengthens, nurtures, supports, and respects the community of the church and it’s neighbors.
  • This committee communicates openly and regularly the mission of the church alongside fundraising efforts.
  • In consultation with the pastor, the committee recommends to the church council fundraising and communication initiatives.
  • This committee provides insight into the best current practices for communicating the church’s mission to those within and without the church community.  They consider the culture and needs of the community around the church.
  • This committee enlists others in the church family to participate in fundraising efforts.

Trustees

Worship and Nurture Committee

Structure – An effective Worship and Nurture Committee builds a strong positive relationship between worship and the church’s mission to make disciples who make disciples of Jesus Christ. Worship and Nurture members help coordinate worship that calls forth the best in worshipers and supports members who need love and care (which is everyone in the church).

Who’s qualified for this job?

Spiritual Gifts: shepherding, helping, servanthood, charisma and leadership.

 Experience, Skills: planning, visioning, administration, decoration or joy in crafting/ creating.

Responsibilities

  • In consultation with the Pastor and Music Director, committee members help plan worship (usually quarterly). This is particularly important during holidays like Easter and Christmas.
  • Promote the spiritual life of congregants by listening for worship services, liturgies and hymns that contain special meaning to worshipers in the church.
  • In consultation with the Pastor, reach out to members of the congregation who may be struggling with personal or spiritual issues through simple acts like coordinating transportation to worship or bringing a warm meal to a grieving family.
  • This committee is responsible for appointing the Communion Stewards, and assuring there is a Steward in service the first Sunday of every month. Newly, the committee informs the Stewards to assure a Gluten-free option is always available to worshipers.
  • This committee assures there are Greeters and Ushers at the beginning of every service.  As this is a mostly informal process, members of the committee can fill in themselves.
  • This committee keeps the church “family” aware of each other’s birthdays and other special celebrations, as determined by the committee.
  • This committee enlists the help of others in putting on occasional fellowship/ coffee hours.
  • The committee maintains the Prayer List in the Order of Worship.