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Photo of FCC Board members June 2017Our governance is “congregational,” which means that the members own the church and make all major decisions about money, mission, and staffing.

The congregation of members elect a nine-person Church Board to provide ongoing leadership, planning, program evaluation, and fiscal oversight.  In congregational meetings budgets are presented, priorities are discussed, and leadership is elected.

Board members serve three-year terms and can be nominated by any member.  Potential board members must have had previous church committee, task force, or other leadership experience, and have the endorsement of three other First Congregational UCC members.

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at noon and provides spiritual and missional leadership on behalf of the congregation. In addition to board meetings, each member also serves on one or more standing committees or task forces.  If you are interested, please contact staff. A nomination form is made available each spring, and the election of board members occurs at the June Congregational Meeting.

Current Board Members, term ends in June:

  • Lynne Hellesvig, 2018, Moderator
  • Liz Gill, 2018 (Past Moderator)
  • Jim Brown, 2018
  • Royce Saltzman, 2019
  • Don Hanson, 2019
  • Mary Otten, 2019
  • John Hudspeth, 2020
  • Louis Nosce, 2020
  • Judy Fowler, 2020
  • Rene Buchanan, Treasurer
  • Julie Jessal, Clerk
  • Jane Brown, Asst. Clerk

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 clipart
    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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