ministry teams (alphabetical, non-prioritized)

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION TEAM:  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:  JEAN SHERER


ASSOCIATION AND CONFERENCE TEAM:  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. 

CHAIR AND CURRENT REP:  ANGIE LAW


BUILDING AND GROUNDS TEAM:  This Team is responsible for organizing church work projects for upkeep and maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, kitchen, painting, etc.   

CHAIR:  RANDY MANN


CARE AND NURTURE TEAM:  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.  

CHAIR:  MARTHA SPRAGUE


CHILDREN AND YOUTH EDUCATION TEAM:  This 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). 

CHAIR:  Open


COMMUNITY OUTREACH TEAM:  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. 

CHAIR:  OPEN


CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS REVIEW TEAM:  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.   

CHAIR:  AL THOMPSON


CHURCH COUNCIL:   Church Council conducts the administrative business of the church.  It is made up of 7 members, each of whom serve a three-year term.   Persons must be a member of UCCPH for one full year to serve on this Team.  CURRENT MODERATOR:  ANGIE LAW.  Vice-Moderator:  RANDY MANN. At-Large Representatives:  Paul Campbell, JJ Chontos, Al Thompson, Dick Sherer, and Kim Mavrakos.  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 TEAM:  This Team provides internal support for GLBT 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).  

CHAIR:  GARY DORDAHL


FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TEAM:  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.  

CHAIR:  DENISE MANN


MEMORIAL GARDEN TEAM:  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. 

CHAIR:  AL THOMPSON


MEMBERSHIP TEAM:  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.

CHAIR:  OPEN


MEN'S FELLOWSHIP:   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.


MISSIONS TEAM:  We have a passion for missions!   Current projects include:  Parker Task Force, La Puente, Abrams Elementary, Common Hope (sponsor for a child in Guatemala--Ardie & Al Thompson, contacts), Buckley Air Force Christmas Drive.    

Contact:  DICK SHERER


NOMINATING TEAM:  This team is responsible for recruiting and vetting other Team leaders and recruiting members for various teams and projects.  CHAIR:  OPEN


OUTDOOR LABYRINTH AND MEDITATION PATH TEAM:  This Team will be responsible for the design and building of an outdoor labyrinth on the grounds of the church, including gardens and trees.  

PENDING


PASTOR PARISH TEAM:  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. 

CHAIR:  DENISE MANN


RESPONSE TEAM:  As needed, this Team will manage situations within the church that do not directly affect pastor-parish relationships.

Pending


SANCTUARY TEAM:  This Team maintains and changes the church paraments and banners to reflect the liturgical season.

JEAN and DICK SHERER 


SENIOR EMPOWERMENT TEAM:  This Team 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.  

CHAIR:  JOANNE MURRAY


SOCIAL LIFE TEAM:  This Team plans social events for the church as a whole.  Records these events with video and photographs.  Includes a church Historian. 

CHAIR:  OPEN


STEWARDSHIP TEAM:  This Team manages and promotes the yearly pledge drive, church membership, managing growth, and the Church Directory. 

CHAIR:  PAUL CAMPBELL


WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP (SOPHIAS):   Women of the Church who meet for fellowship, support, common interests, conversation, and mission projects.   


WORSHIP PLANNING TEAM:  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.  

CHAIR:  JULIE ROBUCK (Music Director)


YOUNG ADULTS AWAY SUPPORT TEAM:  This team provides ongoing spiritual support and contact with our young adults in college, in foreign service, and in military service.  Care packages, cards and letters ministry, welcoming home for these important and absent members of the church family. 

CHAIR:  OPEN


YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM:  Made up of all youth in 7th - 12th grade and youth ministry leaders, this group 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.    

CHAIR:  ANGIE LAW