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Board Standing Committees

Many Hands make Light Work clipartFacilities Management Committee

The Facilities Management Committee is responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the Church building, grounds, furnishings, equipment, and art. The Committee makes recommendations to the Church Board on matters related to facilities safety, use and budget, capital improvements, insurance, technical and aesthetic design.

Staff contact: Scott Wiggins, 541-345-8741.

Committee Co-Chairs: John Hudspeth and Trish Thomas

Family Ministries Committee

The Family Ministries Committee plans, coordinates and oversee policies, programs, resources, and personnel to provide a comprehensive ministry which includes education for all ages, intergenerational opportunities for spiritual development, and fellowship events.

Staff contact: Mark Lindberg, 541-345-8741.

Weekly Volunteers needed:

  • 11 – Sunday School Teachers (6 week commitments/team teach)
  • 4 – OWL: Sexuality and Our Faith leaders for 8th graders (training required)
  • 3 – Youth Group Leaders

Justice and Witness Ministries Committee

The Justice and Witness Ministries Committee provides vision and leadership for the many and varied social justice ministries at FCC and sustains our church’s covenant with the United Church of Christ through the Central Pacific Conference.. The Committee also recommends a budget and calendar of special mission offerings to the Board.

Staff contact: Pastor Melanie Oommen, 541-345-8741.

Parish Life Committee

The Parish Life Committee is responsible for creating opportunities for persons to actively participate in the Church communal life. The Committee coordinates and supports programs in membership recruitment, fellowship & hospitality, caregiving, & relational groups. The Committee oversees a system of volunteer recruitment, training, support, coordination, and recognition.

Staff contact: Dana Clark, 541-345-8741.

Committee Chair: Susan Simonton

Weekly Volunteers Needed:

  • 6 – Welcomers
  • 2 – Fellowship Hour hosts
  • 2-4 Greeters (can be families)
  • 10- Wednesday Night connections supper

Pastoral Relations Committee

The Pastoral Relations Committee supports and maintains an open relationship between the Ministers and members of the Congregation. Acting within an atmosphere of confidentiality, each committee serves as a support group for its respective minister and assists in developing solutions in areas of conflict or challenge within the ministry.

Preschool Committee

The Preschool Committee is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Congregational Preschool. The Preschool is financially self-supporting and  provides a scholarship program. The Preschool is open to the community, and children of First Congregational members are given priority in registration. The Preschool does not teach religious doctrine. Preschool Committee members need not be active in the Church.  The CPS Committee usually meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m.

Staff contact: Pastor Janet Scott, 541-345-8741

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee shall educate the Church about the meaning of Christian stewardship, as well as plan and coordinate an annual enlistment of financial pledges.  Meets as needed during the campaign.

Staff contact: Pastor Jonathan Morgan, 541-345-8741

Worship Committee

The Worship Committee works with the Ministers in guiding, supporting, and coordinating the worship, sacramental, and music programs of the Church. The Committee shall recommend policy regarding use of the sanctuary and instruments.

Staff contact: Pastors Jonathan Morgan, Melanie Oommen, Janet Scott, 541-345-8741.

Committee Chair: Micki Varner.

Weekly Volunteers needed:

  • 4 – Ushers
  • 1 – Liturgist
  • 1 – Sound System operator
  • 1 – Altar coordinator
  • Chancel Choir, Ensemble, Bell Choir, Joyful Noise Choir
  • 6 – Communion Servers (1st Sunday of the Month)

What's Happening?

  • The Giving Tree
    The Giving Tree
    The Giving Tree, which will be  set up in the downstairs lobby starting Sunday, November 26 is a special Christmas tree that hangs heavy with gift tags with the names and gift requests from adults in...
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  • GOT GREENS...? We need them!
    GOT GREENS…? We need them!
    One of our popular craft tables at the Advent Festival is making your own holiday wreath or swag.  If you are able to donate some greens (pine…fur…juniper…holly) we could really use them! Suggestions: gather clippings from...
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  • Intergenerational Sunday School — November 26
    Intergenerational Sunday School — November 26
    On Sunday, November 26, all generations are invited to gather in the Fellowship Hall for Sunday School from 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. This will be an opportunity for children and youth to join with parents, grandparents,...
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  • Order Christmas Wreaths by Nov. 26
    Order Christmas Wreaths by Nov. 26
    This is the 19th year FCC is supporting the sale of fresh, hand-tied Christmas wreaths made by the women of Mujeres Luchadores Progresistas (MLP), a Woodburn-based women’s cooperative.  This wreath project provides needed income for farm...
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  • Advent Festival Work Party Thurs. Nov. 30 ~ helpers needed!
    Advent Festival Work Party Thurs. Nov. 30 ~ helpers needed!
    Help is needed!  There are many church elves working behind the scenes to ensure the success of this event.  This year’s festival on December 3rd will include many favorites such as crafts, cinnamon roll wreaths, greenery...
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  • Fair Trade Event on Dec. 3
    Fair Trade Event on Dec. 3
    In the Wheeler Room during the Advent Festival you will have the opportunity to visit and purchase community- crafted products from vendors. New this year is Basha, which means “House of Hope,” and beautiful blankets made...
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  • Photo of building progress at Square One-Emerald Village Eugene
    Housing Initiative Updates: Building, Renovating, Van and Squash!
    Fall has been a time of construction and growth for the FCC Housing Initiative and our partners. Ground was broken this summer for Square One’s Emerald Village Eugene (EVE) project and this tiny home community is...
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  • Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!
    Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!
    Advent is coming and we are preparing to share the rich stories of this season in our Advent pageant during worship in December. There are opportunities for all ages and all talents to help bring our...
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  • Hosting Interfaith Shelter beginning Jan. 2
    Hosting Interfaith Shelter beginning Jan. 2
    Each year we are called upon to extend our hospitality to unhoused families who need stability while their children are attending school.  Now, after much discussion and discernment, the FCC Interfaith Overnight Shelter team has decided...
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  • Letters to Our Children/Grandchildren
    Letters to Our Children/Grandchildren
    At the Elder Sunday service on October 22, Elder Council member, Jim Brown, issued a “Call to Action”, under the theme of the service, “We were made for these times”.  In his call, he suggested that...
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Upcoming Events

  • Advent Festival Work Party!
    November 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • FCC Koffee Klatch
    December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • Graham Cracker House Assembly!
    December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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