All are welcome

Our Church’s Ministry Teams

Come learn about High Country United Church of Christ’s current Ministry Teams, meet the leaders, and start getting more involved and connected!

This Sunday Jan 26th at 10am, leaders of our ministry teams will be sharing with the inquirers group about each team and what we all do. The more folks who get involved, the more we can do together!

All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Here are our current Ministry Teams:

Building and Grounds: This team oversees the issues dealing with the maintenance of buildings and property. Assumes responsibility for seeing that routine maintenance and repair of facilities and landscaping takes place; supervise and coordinate any landscaping and/or building projects performed by church members and volunteers; oversee the hiring and work of any subcontractors; compile a reference log of all performed maintenance and service; respond to building emergencies. Leaders for 2014 are Don Brannon and Dan Veilleux.

Congregational Care: This team meets at least quarterly to coordinate all aspects of care for persons in the HCUCC community, including support to those who are bereaved, in crisis, hospitalized, or ill; keeping the congregation appropriately informed of community concerns, and coordinating necessary training for team members. One member of this team shall coordinate the provision of meals and cards for members in need. Members shall carefully honor confidentiality needs and shall coordinate all ministry alongside the pastor. Leader for 2014 is Mary McKinney.

Education: This team assists the congregation in planning and implementing educational opportunities for persons of all ages. Sunday school classes for nursery, preschool, elementary, youth and adults are offered. In addition small groups for book study, creative endeavors, theological introspection, and other opportunities are offered throughout the year. Leader for 2014: Sondra Edwards.

Finance: Supervision of the finances of the Church; administer salaries;  create the budget for the year with input from Ministry Teams and Groups of the Church; conduct stewardship and giving emphases; administer any endowment and trust funds; encourage and receive bequests; and select depositories for funds and valuables of the Church. Leaders for 2014 are Lori Watts and Susan Sage.

Media: This team works to develop media pieces such as brochures, newsletters; maintain/update the website and list serve; notify the media of church events; and spread the word about our church’s presence in the community. Leader for 2014: Jaime Wilson.

Nurture – Fellowship: is responsible for fun activities that enrich our spirit and friendship. Leader for 2014: Terry Alexander.

Nurture – Hospitality: provides after-worship gatherings, organizes special events, greets visitors, and coordinates with the pastor to welcome new members through inquirers classes and covenant signing ceremonies. Leader for 2014: Sharon Jensen, who might like to have a co-leader.

Pastoral Liaison: acts as a liaison between the pastor and the congregation to encourage and maintain open communication. Liason for 2014: Martha Johnson.

Peace & Justice: This team educates and encourages the congregation to become active in protest and advocacy for peace and justice causes on behalf of those voiceless and marginalized. Leaders for 2014: Melanie Childers and Cath Hopkins.

Service: Their mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of people in need — locally, nationally, and internationally — by providing service on their behalf. They develop work projects within the community that assist those marginalized and most in need. Participation with local service agency projects as well as projects coordinated from within the congregation are all planned and encouraged. Service work teams also travel to other areas where need exists. Leader for 2014: Becka Saunders.

Worship: The worship team meets at least quarterly to plan all aspects of the worship service, including music, liturgy, dance, children and youth participation, special services (Christmas, Easter, etc), altar creation, art, etc. The worship team seeks to make worship accessible and meaningful for people of all ages and to incorporate children into the whole of the worship experience. Leader for 2014: Jennifer Moore.

Youth: This team serves in an advisory & collaborative role with the Director of Student Ministry in implementation of the church’s overall ministry to students  Members of this team are called upon as needed to assist the Director of Student Ministry in goal setting, planning, and coordinating youth ministry in a manner consistent with the overall mission of the church. Leader for 2014: Allan Johnson. Other members for 2014: Chuck Bowling, Grace Bowling, Stacy Reagan, Adrian Sethi, and Bobbie Willard.