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Spiritual Ministries

These teams are responsible for the week to week ministries of worship, faith exploration and formation.

Deacons:
  • Sanctuary Prep - preparing the sanctuary each week before worship (listing of hymns, setting out water for the minister and organist, making sure the candles are tall enough.
  • Communion Servers - assist the minister in the distribution of the elements on Communion Sunday which is usually the first Sunday of the month.
  • Acolytes - light and extinguish the candles weekly.
  • Altar Flowers - bring flowers to put on the altar either in memory of someone or in celebration of some one or something.
  • Lay Readers - reads the scripture from the lecturn each Sunday.
  • Greeters/Offering Collection - greet people as they enter the narthex, hand them a bulletin. Take offering during the service.
  • Summer Special Music - coordinate the selection of special music over the summer months when the choir is not performing.
  • Home Communion (teamed with the minister) - accompany the minister when he visits parishioners who wish to partake in communion but are unable to get to worship to do so.

Sanctuary Decorations (Holidays, etc.) - Decorate the sanctuary for special holidays - Christmas/Easter

Hospitality/Coffee Hour - provide refreshments for Fellowship Time following weekly worship services.

Christmas Pageant - coordinate this holiday live version of the Nativity at the early Christmas Eve Service.

Simple Soup Suppers - usually held during the Lenten Season.

Bible Studies - currently under the leadership of church member, Rev. Dr. J. David Stinson, retired UCC Minister. These are held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. September - late Spring.


Membership Growth:

Kid's Club - is an after-school group meeting for kids attending Mt. Caesar and Cutler Elementary Schools. It is a time full of games, activities and snack and meets on the second Wednesday from 3:30 PM to 5 PM.  Kids may take the bus from school and be dropped off in front of the church.  Open to kids in Grades K-6 during the school year from October to May or early June. During the summer there is a week long vacation Kid's Club during the evenings. 

Faith Formation - classes are held on Sunday mornings for school age children (K-6). Nursery care is available during services. Children start in worship and then after a children's message exit the sanctuary to attend Faith Formation classes. On the first Sunday of the month which is Communion Sunday, the children start in Faith Formation classes and then come in to worship mid-way through the service to partake of the communion. During the summer months Faith Formation is a time filled with special activities, however, Children's Time will still be held during worship service every Sunday.