There are many ways to be part of our Church Family. But the best way is to simply get involved. Join a committee! There’s a committee for you no matter what your interest is.  Take a look below.

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets monthly and is charged with overseeing the church building, its maintenance and also with making chuch policy.


Chair Bob Wood

Education

To oversee, maintain, and support Christian education opportunities for the faith development and spiritual growth.

Chair Dorothy Jones

Endowment Fund Committee

This committee is given the responsibility to receive, administer, and invest large gifts, bequests, and endowment funds for the church.

Chair Bob Wood

Evangelism & Membership Committee  

Goals for this ministry include: Emphasis on pew pad member and guest registration, direct contact of first time visitors, help set realistic goals for church growth and projections, etc.  We meet at 7 PM on the first Tuesday of every month.

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Chair Ellen Allen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Family Council  

To provide spiritual, social, recreational and enrichment opportunities with an emphasis on families in all their diversity.

Chair Linda Poltrock

Finance Committee

The finance committee is responsible for the accurate financial reporting of the church, making sure that contributions are tracked properly, working with other committees to gather data and prepare the yearly budget, oversee spending to ensure that spending stays within budgeted amounts, develop and monitor internal controls to ensure the safekeeping of the churches financial assets and financial reporting to the Conference office.  

Chair Jim Kijewski

Lay Leadership Committee  

This committee is given the responsibility for securing the best candidates for the elected leadership of the church.

Memorials Committee  

When memorial gifts are given to the church, the memorial committee shall recognize the same with appropriate thanks to the donor and suitable notification to honorees or next of kin; and shall maintain a suitable record of such memorial gifts.  

Chair Nancy Hill

Mission Team

We strive to be a mission-minded church and reach out to help those in need, not only in our community, but all over the globe. In order to do this we have several fund-raisers during the year. We support these missions financially and with our time and talent.

Chair Grant Oppenhuis  

Music

We invite you to join us in the ministry of making music that stirs the soul.

  • Choir
  • Chimes
  • Instrumentals
  • Special Music

Director Ruth Smith

Staff-Parish Relations Committee   

This committee is the personnel work area of the church. The members of this committee evaluate and advise the pastors and all other staff and take under advisement input from the entire congregation. When a pastor and his or her family leave and a new one arrives, this committee makes everything run smoothly.

Chair Grant Oppenhuis 

UMM

('United Methodist Men') A fellowship of men that seeks to develop the spiritual life of the men of the church. Encourages men to engage in regular Christian study and service.

Chair Don Haavind

Installation of new leadership on 2-22-2015

2015 2-22 UnMethMen Installation

 UMW

('United Methodist Women) A supportive fellowship of women who seek to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Christ. The community is committed to supporting the ministries of the church to persons in need around the world.

Chair Jo Ann Kijewski

Worship Team  

The Worship Committee works with the pastors to plan and prepare worship services for the year.  Volunteers needed during morning worship services include Greeters (to welcome you as you enter the sanctuary and answer questions of visitors), Ushers (to give you a bulletin, show you to a seat, light the acolyte lighter, take count of church attendance, and receive morning offering), Communion Stewards (to prepare sacraments for our Lord’s Supper), and Acolytes, children 3rd grade and older, (to light candles and give/receive the offering plates).

Chair Judy Davis