ministry teams (alphabetical)
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION:
This Team creatively works with the Pastor to design opportunities for adult learning. Activities include: Devotional studies (Kerygma Bible Study, books, films, trips, etc.), Summer Film Series, and Sunday focus workshops.
CHAIR: Pastor Tracey
ASSOCIATION AND CONFERENCE REPRESENTATION: This Team serves the wider church. There is a representative who serves on the SEA Ministry Council, and who, along with Pastor Tracey, represents UCCPH at Association and Conference events.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS: This Team is responsible for organizing church work projects for upkeep and maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, kitchen, painting, etc.
CONTACT: Church Office
CARE AND NURTURE: This Team is responsible for the spiritual health of the congregation, in conjunction with the Pastor, Senior Empowerment Team Leader, and Church Administrative Assistant (Karen). Coordinates pastoral care visits to hospitalized members, weddings, baptisms, funerals, bereavement support, and Hospitality Hour.
CONTACT: MARTHA SPRAGUE (Chair)
CHILDREN AND YOUTH EDUCATION: This Team works with the Pastor to create and coordinate Children's programming, including: Sunday School, social events, support for schooling supplies, participation in worship, and Confirmation training (7th-9th graders).
CONTACT: HOLLY JAY (Chair)
Family Ambassador: Shirley Wick
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: This Team is Responsible for getting our name and message out in the community. Maintains website, handles newspaper ads, community bulletins, and opportunities for UCCPH to join in local community activities.
CONTACT: SHELLIE LUALLIN, DON WICK
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS REVIEW: This Team is responsible for drafting and proposing amendments to the Constitution of the Church and for writing new bylaws or amending the existing ones. Members should understand process, UCC polity, and some legalities.
CONTACT: AL THOMPSON (Chair)
COVENANT COMMITMENT: This Team manages and promotes the financial support of the church.
CONTACT: GENE ALBRIGHT (Chair)
CHURCH COUNCIL: Church Council conducts the administrative business of the church. It is made up of 7 members, each of whom serving a three-year term. Persons must be a member of UCCPH for one full year to serve on this Team.
2nd Tuesdays at 6pm, Callahan Hall
MODERATOR: PAUL CAMPBELL. Vice-Moderator: OPEN. At-Large Representatives: Jeremy Birdwhistell, JJ Chontos, Holly Jay, Dick Sherer, Al Thompson, Don Wick. Pastor Tracey is a non-voting member of Council.
DEACONS: This Team helps run the worship services: greeting, aiding, collecting offering, serving Communion, and generally helping the Pastor. This is a great way to get to know people in the church!
HEAD DEACON: RANDY MANN
DIVERSITY/ACCESSIBILITY: This Team provides internal support for LGBTQ congregants, persons other than the predominant race of the church membership (Anglo), persons with physical limitations and/or mental ability challenges, and persons with mental health challenges, to provide access and voice, participation and advocacy in the life of the church. We are one of four churches in the nation to have attained the UCC designation, A2A (Accessible to All).
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: This Team includes the Church Treasurer and the Financial Secretary (volunteer positions held by members) to handle money matters, including planning and use of memorial funds. Persons must be church members to serve on this Team.
CONTACT: DENISE MANN
LONG RANGE PLANNING & VISION: This Team is responsible for determining the “why” of the church and creating space for dreaming and actualizing it within the broader vision of the church.
CONTACT: AL THOMPSON
MEMORIAL GARDEN: This Team is responsible for design, Improvement, and maintenance of the Memorial Garden. It also handles orders for capstones and inurnment services, memorial pavers, and the Common Scattering Area.
CONTACT: AL THOMPSON
MEMBERSHIP: This Team keeps in contact with potential new members and frequent visitors. Periodically it conducts New Member Classes/dinners and organizes Member Installations for worship.
CONTACT: PASTOR TRACEY, DENISE MANN (Co-chairs)
MEN'S FELLOWSHIP: Adult Men's interest group(s) for fellowship and service.
Thursday Lunch Bunch, meets at Parker Paneras at 11:30
Men’s Monthly Breakfast, meets at Parker Egg & I on the third Saturday of the month, 8:30 am
Grumpy Old Men, meets at Castle Rock Pegasus on the last Friday of the month, 9:00 am.
CONTACT: None required, just show up - you are welcome
MISSIONS: We have a passion for missions! Current projects include: Parker Task Force, La Puente, Common Hope (sponsor for a child in Guatemala--Ardie & Al Thompson, contacts), Buckley Air Force Christmas Drive.
CONTACT: DICK SCHERER CHAIR: (open)
NOMINATING: This team is responsible for recruiting and vetting other Team leaders and recruiting members for various teams and projects.
CONTACT: JEAN SCHERER (CHAIR)
PASTOR PARISH: This Team supports the spiritual health of the Pastor and the Congregation. It meets monthly with the Pastor in a confidential setting to discuss how things are going in the ministry of the church. PPT is the place where congregants with concerns about the pastor’s ministry may come and have their voice heard. The overall tone of this Team’s work is conciliatory, with reconciliation being the primary goal of its restorative work. The PPT reports directly to the Church Council. Members of the church are eligible to apply to serve on this Team.
CONTACT MEMBERS: Melissa Birdwhistell, Gus Burkard, Eileen Enterline, Pastor Tracey
RESPONSE: As needed, this Team will manage situations within the church that do not directly affect pastor-parish relationships.
SAFETY: This Team trains and designs safety systems for the church.
CONTACT: RANDY MANN (Chair)
SANCTUARY: This group maintains and changes the church paraments and banners to reflect the liturgical season.
Jean and Dick Sherer, Rosanne French, and Shellie Luallin
CONTACT: JEAN and DICK SHERER, ROSANNE FRENCH, & SHELLIE LUALLIN
SENIOR EMPOWERMENT: This group coordinates the Ride Board, for letting the Pastor know of in-home pastoral needs of the CG (chronologically gifted), for hosting social events and outings, and for advocating for accessibility for seniors.
SOCIAL LIFE: This Team plans social events for the church as a whole. Records these events with video and photographs.
Includes After Worship Hospitality: Shirley Alsager
WELCOMING: This Team keeps in contact with potential new members and frequent visitors. Periodically it conducts Covenantal Partners Classes/dinners and organizes Installations for worship, and staffs the Welcome Desk
CHAIRS: DENISE MANN, MARTHA SPRAGUE, & JAN NARRACCI
WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP (SOPHIAS): Women of the Church who meet for fellowship, support, common interests, conversation, and mission projects.
3rd Wednesdays at member's homes
CONTACT: SHIRLEY WICK or JAN NARRACCI
WORSHIP PLANNING: This Team works with Our Music Director and Pastor Tracey to creatively design our worship services. Musicians and vocalists, and persons interested in writing liturgy and voice choirs—all are welcome to serve.
CONTACT: JULIE ROBUCK (Music Director)
YOUTH MINISTRY: Made up of all youth in 7th - 12th grade and youth ministry leaders, this Team will work to create programming, to present topics to the congregation, in youth missions, including mission trips and local projects, and in planning La Foret retreats, activities, etc.
CONTACT: ASHLEY & BRIAN FAHEY (Youth Ministers)