First Congregational United Church of Christ, Salem, Oregon
Sunday, May 19, 2013
An Open and Affirming Church
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees cares for and has custody of the church's property and the legal and financial affairs of the church.
Acting Chair is Dick Francois.
The Deacons Committee assists the Pastor(s) in providing for the worship life of the church and parish care for the congregation. Deacons are divided in two groups: Worship and Parish Care.
Christian Education Committee
The Christian Education Committee provides lifelong learning opportunities and experiences to help from members' identity as spiritual beings living in relationship to God and others; by fostering understanding of the sacredness of life, our connection to creation, and the commitment to learn and follow the values and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
Chair is Bev Pratt.
Mission and Outreach Committee
The Mission and Outreach Committee shall be responsible for mission outreach in the local community, the conference, and beyond.
The Welcoming Committee shapes the church's welcome and response to newcomers.
Peace and Justice Committee
The Peace and Justice Committee educates and involves the congregation in issues and actions that promote peace and social justice.
Chair is Lewis Littlehales.
The Community Committee develops lay leadership by fostering opportunities for the congregation to share fellowship, to nurture friendship, and to build a sense of community.
Chair is Mesheal Heyman.
Our Search Committee was appointed by Moderator Erik Anderson after the retirement of our Senior Pastor, Reverend Gail McDougle, to discern the needs of the congregation and to present to the congregation a candidate for the position of Senior Pastor.
Chair is Susie Francois.
Moderator: Erik Anderson
Vice Moderator: Margaret Jester-Haining
Clerk: Nancy Dilger
Treasurer: Carl Bewley
Members-at-Large: Louise Putman and Ellen Kachel-Bewley
Historians: Jeanne Humphreys and Amy Vandegrift