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Church Ministries

Worship and Music Ministry

Responsible for providing meaningful and uplifting worship services; provides music to go along with any and all services (choir anthems, chimes, hymns, etc); providing communion services, greeters and ushers for all services and nursery care.

Youth Ministry

Provides a place for our youth to congregate and grow which is safe and sound but matches their energy and interests

Christian Education Ministry

This ministry is composed of chosen servants who believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost and proclaim the name of the Lord Jesus Christ as the great Head of the Church. They are entrusted with the responsibility to tell abroad the message of God's redeeming grace, to submit to the government of the Session or duly authorized committee, to receive and adopt the Confessions of Faith and to approve of the government and discipline of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Sunday School and Vacation Bible School are included here.
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Deacons Ministry

A group ministry in and for the body of Christ (the Church) made up of persons (deacons) called by God and approved by vote of the congregation to provide prayerful care, service and nurturing love to those in need, especially the least able and less fortunate within the church and beyond. Some examples of their good tidings include prayer chain, decorate church, shut-in visitation and more. Each fourth Sunday of the month an offering plate is provided to help offset costs.


This ministry is the governing body of the church. Session members are elected by the congregation of this church. They are called Elders. The Elders are called to recognize and promote all the various gifts, committees and ministries as the Holy Spirit causes them to emerge in this church.

Communication Committee

Created to manage the newsletter, weekly bulletin, the church's signs, internet and web site.

Fellowship/Fundraising Committee

The Fellowship Committee is just what its' name implies — it is there to organize fellowship events.

Personnel Committee

Responsible for directing the Pastor with the proper direction of his priorities; interviewing and hiring church staff. Also conducts annual reviews and evaluations of all paid staff.

Nominating Committee

Seeks individuals called by God to provide fair representation in the church's government, the Session, and on its Board of Deacons.

Property Committee

Responsible for maintenance of the building and grounds, building improvements, and furnishings.

Gifts of the Heart Committee

This ministry reaches out to members who begin or have become less active, and then seeks to understand their present situation and how they can be assisted with their journey with Christ. Also responsible for the giving process and its monitoring. They direct the pledge letter process with the assistance of the Pastor. The pledge process is divided into three letters or solicitations starting in the late fall and continuing through to the end of the year. They also suggest and recommend potential areas of specific giving such as gifts of trust. Additionally, the committee has the responsibility of auditing the financial statements and various committee's funds in conjunction with the church treasurer.

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