Boards & Committees

BOARDS

CARING MINISTRY BOARD

Oversees a program of caring for members and friends of the church that includes friendly visits, short-term meals, transportation, and the sharing of information about local services.

BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Provides opportunities for Christian Education for all generations in our church: Sunday School, Youth Groups, Bible Study and adult study.

BOARD OF DEACONS

Works with the pastor in caring for the spiritual needs and welfare of the congregation. Assists in weekly worship, baptisms and communion. Pastor reports to the Board monthly.

BOARD OF FINANCE

Responsible for the management and use of funds and investments of the church; develops and monitors church budget.

BOARD OF HOUSE AND GROUNDS

Responsible for the care and maintenance of all the church property.

MEMBERSHIP BOARD

Responsible for making the church known in the community, bringing new members into the church and helping them get assimilated into the life of the church.

BOARD OF MISSIONS

Engages the church family, individually and collectively, in serving the needs of local and global communities; provides assistance locally to Friendship Kitchen, Somers Food Pantry, Somers High Safe Graduation Program, Network Against Domestic Abuse, Prison Ministry, Johnson Memorial Hospital Pastoral Care, Habitat for Humanity, North Central Hospice, Enfield and Somers VNA, radio station WIHS, and the Traumatic Brain Injury Association of Connecticut. Supports the wider mission of our denomination through the United Church Board of World Ministries, Global Ministries, and the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. See more specifics

BOARD OF MUSIC AND ARTS

Responsible for the music program of the church, and for encouraging members to be aware of and participate in the fine arts. The Music Director reports to this Board.

COMMITTEES

FLOWER COMMITTEE

Beautifies the sanctuary with flowers each Sunday and on holidays; secures donation of flowers for each week, displays special decorations for Christmas and Easter.

INVESTMENT AND TRUST COMMITTEE

Responsible for the management of all investment funds of the church and bequests to the church, and for encouraging a program of deferred giving.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Responsible for enlisting members and friends of the church to fill roles on other Boards and Committees, and for maintaining a list of members’ talents and interests.

PASTORAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Fosters, supports and maintains an open relationship between the pastors and the congregation.

PRINTING AND PUBLICATION COMMITTEE

Assists un the publishing of the monthly newsletter, and with other mailings of the church.

RECEPTION COMMITTEE

Responsible for securing greeters and coffee hour hosts for each Sunday worship service.

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE

Carries out a program to encourage stewardship of time, talents and funds; coordinates the annual drive for commitments of financial support.

USHERS

Provides Ushers for each service who perform duties appropriate for that particular service, including distributing worship bulletins, receiving offerings, and assisting worshipers as needed.

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