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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 Chair: Jim Weston.

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: Gretchen Jewett, 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: Trisha Chapman, 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: Pastor Jonathan Morgan, 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?

  • JOB OPENING: Childcare Supervisor
    JOB OPENING: Childcare Supervisor
    Position Description for Childcare Supervisor The care of our young children is a vital ministry of First Congregational Church. The Childcare Supervisor will provide leadership, coordination, training, and supervision related to the church childcare needs. The...
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  • Fourth Sunday Breakfast - July 23
    Fourth Sunday Breakfast – July 23
    Volunteers are needed each fourth Sunday to help prepare and serve a delicious and nutritious hot breakfast to those in our community in need of food. First Congregational partners with numerous faith congregations, and Food for Lane County...
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  • High School & College Musicians meet July 23
    High School & College Musicians meet July 23
    We will meet again Sunday, July 23, in the sanctuary right after worship service to rehearse special music for August 6.  ...
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    Rummage Sale planning July 30
    The Facilities Committee is planning a rummage sale for Saturday, September 23, with the proceeds to be divided between the Housing Initiative and Tasajera, El Salvador, but we need your help. This is a brief task...
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  • Ukulele Choir ~ July 30
    Ukulele Choir ~ July 30
    Uke players! Join us on Sunday, July 30 for FCC’s first UKULELE CHOIR. The ukes will play in service on July 30.  Rehearsal will be Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Room with...
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  • Annual Outdoor Worship & Potluck - August 6 
    Annual Outdoor Worship & Potluck – August 6 
    Plan for a summer Outdoor Worship Service (lower entrance) at 10:00 a.m. and potluck picnic at 11:00 a.m. Wear your favorite hat and/or bring an umbrella for shade and enjoy chair or blanket (please bring your own blanket) seating.  Canopies...
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