The Community Service Committee helps the congregation share the love of God in Jesus Christ with our community. We invite and involve them throughout the year with various events such as New Member Sundays, Pride, and Blessing of the Animals. The committee helps members and regular visitors share Christian compassion and helpfulness with those in our world, community, and congregation. The committee enlists members, regular visitors, and organizations of the congregation in service efforts; encourages the examination of social issues and helps the congregation to respond appropriately; leads events for and with the community for service purposes; and invites and involves all people to participate in service ministry.
The Fellowship Committee plans and coordinates social and fellowship activities of the congregation. The committee will coordinate various functions in cooperation with other ministry teams and groups, and promote Christian fellowship for congregational members and guests.
The Kitchen and Closet Maintenance Committee maintains the kitchen and stocks the supply closet and pantry.
The Radical Hospitality Committee strives to help the congregation engage in practices that exceed expectations, that go the second mile, that take welcoming the stranger to the max. This practice is not "in your face"; instead, imagine people offering the absolute utmost of themselves, their creativity, their abilities, and their energy to offer the gracious invitation and reception of Christ to others. We strive to welcome, receive, and care for those who are strangers so that they find a spiritual home and discover for themselves the unending richness of life in Christ.
Reformation Lutheran is an inclusive, LGBTQIA+ affirming congregation that believes Christ calls us to serve others with joy. In that spirit, Reformation Lutheran proudly introduces Safe Space Dinners, a ministry for homeless LGBTQIA+ teens. The ministry is simple. On the second Thursday of each month, these youth (14-23 years old) are offered a safe space and time to gather for a time to rest and recharge, a home-cooked meal, and a backpack of items they will find helpful in their day-to-day life. There is no preaching, no conversion therapy attempts; only support and comfort.
'Small Groups' is a ministry in which
we want to teach, support, and encourage our current members
to grow in friendship and faith by fostering small group meet ups.
COVID has added some limitations
to this; however, it has given us
some time to organize how we
can move into this ministry as
soon as it is safe.
Be on the lookout for more info!
The Social Justice Committee guides
our congregation to practice and promote the view that everyone
deserves equal economic, political, religious and social rights
and opportunities. We work to
open the doors of access and
opportunity for everyone,
particularly those in greatest need.
The Education Committee serves the adults as well as children's Sunday School. We encourage Christians to be lifelong learners in the faith by inspiring, informing and challenging children, youth and adults with opportunities to grow in their Church and in
the world; provide opportunities for adults and children to learn to read, understand and interpret the Bible and know the content of their faith; provide opportunities for discussing and studying social issues, ethics, science, theology as well as other religions in the light of faith; implement educational materials and programs that are rooted in the triune God, the Bible and the Lutheran Confessions, to include encouraging the use of materials published or approved by the ELCA; encourage the use of the church’s periodicals and devotional materials; provide for a nursery to care for children under the age of four during regular and special worship and educational events; establish a learning atmosphere that encourages the development of relationships across cultures, generations, and socio-economic levels.
Manage and coordinate strategy for the church newsletter, communication with the congregation, communication with the community, and worship bulletins; provide technical support for website and social media including on-line worship, fellowship, community interactions, and education programs.
The Worship and Music Ministry Team works with the Pastor, Congregation Council, music staff, and lay volunteers to ensure an active and inviting worship life. This includes providing and caring for the necessary resources and supplies in order to conduct worship services, as well as ensuring nursery care is offered during worship services and education events. The Director of Music and the Council Liaison are members of this team.
The Finance Committee will help the Church Treasurer with budget development and other areas needed, as well as work closely with the Treasurer in any reporting to Church Council; identify any and all options available; identify resources available; review monthly reports with expertise and in depth that most Church Council members may not have available, and provide feedback to the Church Treasurer and the Church Council; help the Church Treasurer and Church Council with Equipment, Insurance, and other decisions having financial components / impacts.
The Property Committee ensures the proper maintenance and protection of all property of the congregation. This also includes maintaining an accurate record of all property owned by the congregation.
The Stewardship Committee regularly presents and encourages the Christian use and care of all of God’s gifts – time, talents, financial resources, and the world we live in. This committee leads the congregation to continued growth in proportionate giving for the Lord's work; promotes stewardship as the use of time, talents, and financial resources; encourages recycling, conservation, and other actions to help us care for God’s gift of creation; teaches Christian use of money; encourages an understanding of the congregation’s local, national, and worldwide ministries; supports other congregational efforts which lead to informed and grateful giving.
The Archives and History Committee ensures the historical records and official documents of the congregation are preserved and maintained. The tasks include finding aids, planning record retention strategies and methods, and utilizing other steps help carry out its purpose.
The Audit Committee is comprised of two voting members of the church and are appointed by the church council for a one year term. The committee shall audit the church financial books and records and then publish a written report to the church council.
The Endowment Committee includes six elected voting members, each serving a three year term. This committee manages the assets of the Endowment Fund and provides annual grants.
The Executive Committee is comprised of the council president, the council vice president, the council secretary and treasurer, along with the Pastor. This committee will lead the council in vision and direction setting as well as plan council meetings. They will also support the Pastor and perform annual staff evaluations.
The Nominating Committee is made up of six elected voting members of the church, including two outgoing council members. They serve for a one year term. Their purpose is to identify qualified nominees for the coming year's elected positions.
The Personnel Committee shall insure that there are current job descriptions for all paid staff, including office administrator, custodian, and music director; insure that there are current personnel policies available and that these are being followed; review and recommend annual salary changes for all paid staff and the pastor; and recommend annual evaluation procedures to be conducted by the Executive Committee with all paid staff and the pastor.
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