CONGREGATIONAL LIFE COMMITTEE
- Chair: Sue Leader
Most Recent CLC Report:
September’s tailgate congregational dinner was a wonderful success with forty plus in attendance coming together to enjoy several different kinds of sliders along with salads, relish tray, chips, grilled onions, meatballs….so many choices! For dessert there were brownies and apple dumplings. Many thanks to chef James Griffin and his crew of helpers for this very enjoyable evening!
The next event planned is our annual Church Picnic set for Sunday, October 8th at 5:30 p.m. The meat and beverages will be provided by the church which will be chicken strips and ham. Those attending areasked to bring a side dish or dessert to share as well as your lawn chair. We will gather on the church lawn (weather permitting) for this fun time of food and fellowship.
ALSO as a part of this picnic event, there will a silent auction of handcrafted items to benefit the Mission & Outreach Committee’s work. Some items have already been brought to the church office and will
be on display in the hallway outside the office beginning October 1. Bidding can begin then, but will culminate at the picnic when all items are due for display and for silent bidding! Come one, come all!
Manual of Operations: Congregational Life Committee
“. . .and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near." (Hebrews 10:24-25)
At least one elder from the Session; other members of the congregation; and pastor as ex officio member, no vote.
a. Strengthen the expression of Christian fellowship within the church through monthly Fellowship Dinners. Responsibilities include the set-up and clean- up for the dinners, arranging for the program, and publicity.
b. Oversee any Fellowship Time before or after Sunday worship. (Assign groups responsibility, develop creative approaches, etc.)
c. Oversee, plan, and carry out the Annual All-Church Picnic.
d. Plan for and encourage activities and programs that would promote the fellowship and life of the congregation.
e. Work with the church secretary on the monthly newsletter, The Belltower; promote its use as a tool for enriching the congregational life and devise any changes that would be of benefit to the life of the congregation.