8:45 a.m. -Spiritual Conversations
10:00 a.m. - Worship Service and Sunday School
Buildings & Grounds This committee is composed of six members. This committee has the care, custody, and management of the church property and supplies, and authority to make all routine repairs, additions, and alterations thereto which, in their judgment, may be necessary within the charge of the annual budget. They shall manage the use of the church property, with the exception of the sanctuary which shall be used as determined by the Diaconate. They prepare and execute all routine contracts pertaining to the upkeep and use of the church and other church property. They oversee the work of the custodian. They research and formulate a capital improvement plan. They have no power to buy, sell, mortgage, lease or transfer real property without specific authority given by a two-third (2/3) vote of those present and voting at a duly called church meeting.
Members: Peter Turner (Chairperson)
Christian Education This committee is composed of six members. They direct educational programs of the church for adults, youth and children; develop overall educational strategies; recruit, train and assist Church School teachers; choose tools and texts; oversee operation of the church’s library; determine the use of the Church School funds budgeted by the church. Any Youth Fellowship program shall be directed by this committee.
Members: Amy Sibley (Superintendent)
Verrill Edwardsen (Chairperson)
Diaconate This committee consists of eight members. It is the duty of the Deacons to work with the Pastor in ministering to the spiritual interests of this church and community. They assist the Pastor in the preparation and administration of the sacraments, in visiting the sick and needy, and in introducing new families into the life of this church. They provide for the supply of the pulpit in the absence of the Pastor. They are responsible for and determine the use of the sanctuary. The Diaconate meets with all applicants for membership to help determine their readiness for membership, and, along with the Pastor, recommend to this church such persons as they deem to be prepared for Active Membership. They shall act with the Clerk and Financial Secretary to recommend any changes in membership status.
Members: Sue Baust
Dawn Gutro (Chairperson)
Fellowship This committee consists of six members. The committee provides for activities which will stimulate member participation in church programs and events, always striving to raise the levels of Christian hospitality and fellowship. They make visitors, new members and active members feel welcome. They provide for follow-up contact with visitors and new members whenever possible, working in conjunction with the Diaconate.
Financial Resources This committee consists of the Treasurer and three members. Assisting and acting as ex-officio members are the Assistant Treasurer, the Financial Secretary and the chairperson, or person delegated by the chairperson of the Stewardship Committee. They authorize and oversee the financial operations of the church. They receive the recommendations of the respective committees and present an Annual Budget and a financial plan to the Council to support the operating plan of this church for the coming year.
Members: Christopher Sweeter (Chairperson)
Information Technology/Audio Visual This committee is composed of three members. The committee’s responsibilities will include the development, implementation and maintenance of the church’s electronic communications infrasturcture to include, but not limited to, internet service providers, phone systems and providers, computer and related hardware and software, sound amplification and recording systems, video display and recording systems, and website design and social media and management. They shall evaluate and address the communication needs of the other committees on an annual basis. Where communication projects require modifications to the church’s physical plant, the committee shall agree jointly with Buildings and Grounds before proceeding. The committee shall prepare and exectue all contracts pertaining to the upkeep and use of the church’s electronic communications infrastructure.
Joe Mercadante (Chairperson)
Music This committee consists of six members. The Minister of Music and any directors of existing choirs of this church are ex-officio members of this committee. The Music Committee has charge of the church’s music program. In coordination with the Pastor and the Minister of Music they provide opportunities for all to participate in worship through music and to promote musical activities within the church. They maintain and preserve the musical resources of the church which includes but are not limited to the organ, pianos and sheet music, and direct the expenditure of whatever sums may be budgeted for their use.
Outreach This committee consists of six members. They plan and coordinate the Outreach programs of the church. They evaluate the needs, inform the church and encourage members to contribute financial and personal help to present a strong, positive Christian attitude to the local and global communities. They shall set goals for local mission and outreach projects for the future, both short and long term. They determine the use of the Outreach funds budgeted by the church.
Members: Sharon Balcom
Parish Relations This committee consists of three members. They shall identify and receive concerns and ideas which may develop within this church, and coordinate and facilitate the resolution of concerns or the institution of ideas. They provide a safe, confidential forum for communication among the Pastor, staff, and members of the congregation. This committee will, if required, institute formal proceedings in the handling of complaints regarding sexual exploitation or harassment, as stated in The Pilgrim Church Procedure document regarding said issues.
Rusty Short (Chairperson)
Personnel This committee is composed of three members. They hire, discipline or discharge any member of the paid staff with the exception of the Pastor in accordance with state and federal laws. They shall annually review the personnel policy and procedures of this church, recommending policy changes to the Council. They meet at least semi-annually with each paid member of the staff of the church to advise them of current personnel matters and update job descriptions. They conduct performance reviews annually. They prepare and execute all employment contracts. All contracts are to be written and updated annually to reflect changes in salaries, benefits, etc. as budgeted and approved by this Church’s Annual Business Meeting.
Stewardship This committee consists of six members. It is the general function of this committee to encourage the congregation to a responsible commitment to the church and its mission, in the community and in the world, including personal involvement of time, talents and financial resources. It is the primary function of this committee to conduct an annual Pledge Drive. They work closely with the Treasurer, the Financial Secretary, Financial Resources and any other persons or committees assigned the task of working with the finances of this church. They are consulted on all fundraising activities of the church to ensure that other activities do not negatively impact work of this committee.