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Children’s Ministry

The Children’s Ministry Committee offers activities to families for enhanced spiritual growth.

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Preschool Committee

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 12:30-2:30pm (evening chapter & Friday morning chapter available).

The Preschool Committee is a group of church members whose children are currently enrolled in the preschool program. The committee acts as a link between the preschool community and the Church. It works closely with the staff to set and attain common goals. The committee assists the preschool with staffing decisions, planning and maintaining overall finances and a yearly budget, creating marketing and registration materials, identifying and funding capital improvements, and coordinating special events and fundraising efforts.

Technology Team

The Technology Committee reviews, assesses and recommends opportunities for how technology trends and products might be used to further our congregation’s ministries, both within the church and with the world. The Technology Committee needs individuals with both knowledge of technology products and trends and their potential creative applications so that they might enhance our church’s worship and ministry programs.

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Welcome Team

While the purpose of our Welcome Committee is to help both new and old members feel welcome in the church, it also focuses on assimilating new members into the life of the church, getting to know them as visitors through the orientation process, and keeping in contact with them as members.

The Welcome Committee has several connected positions and functions, including:

Ushers – Seat members before each service, and collect the offering during the service

Greeters – Greeters need only be available once every six weeks, and serve as a friendly face by greeting members as they enter our church before services.

Welcomers – This team wears gold ribbons on Sunday morning, looking for and welcoming all visitors and being a regular presence before and after worship. All members can help by passing the red pew pad, so we can gather visitors contact information, meeting visitors in your row and introducing them to Jeannette or the Welcome Team member, and by wearing your name tag to worship.

Coffee Hour hosts – receive members and guests a coffee hour. Introducing visitors to members and helping old and new friends fellowship after worship.

Sponsors – Sponsors are paired with new members during the orientation process and serve as a guiding resource to answer questions along the way.

Sunday Morning Bagel Pickup – Assistance is needed in picking up our standing bagel bite order from Great American Bagel on Saturday afternoons.

If you are interested in learning more about the Welcome Committee, contact our chair, Marcy Dusza, or staff liaison, Jeannette Lloyd.

If you know of someone interested in finding out about membership, we would love to extend an invitation to our next New Member Orientation.

Youth Ministry Committee

The Youth Ministry (YM) Committee exists to include, inspire and empower 6th–12th grade students in order to grow in faith, serve others and build a welcoming and supportive community through God’s love. Specifically, the committee works to improve current programming, enhance transition times between different grades and create an infrastructure to better support the YM program at FCC. Members of the YM Committee meet monthly September through May and serve a 2-year term.

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Our Mission Statement

Working under our Mission and Outreach committee and in conjunction with an agency called Refugee One, our mission is to help resettle a refugee family every two years, from countries like South Sudan, Syria, Eritrea, and Afghanistan. Our church has been involved with this ministry for more than 55 years.