Committees

Church committees generally meet monthly, and most are open to anyone, members and non-members alike. A committee is an opportunity for service and an informal way to get to know people.

Adult Education Committee
Plans, staffs, supports and implements the adult education programs at SPC.  Programs are designed for adults of all ages and contribute to spiritual growth and discipleship.

Christian Education Committee
Provides support for diverse educational programs for children and youth at the church.  From infants through high school, we offer programs to help our younger members explore what it means to be Christian in our families, our community, and our world.
 
Fellowship Committee
Plans and organizes activities within the church to aid members of the congregation to develop a deeper involvement and caring for one another.  Hospitality and refreshments are provided for at many church functions.

Finance Committee
Reviews and plans the financial matters of the church as prescribed by the By Laws of the Session.

Flower Committee
Provides weekly flower arrangements for the sanctuary.  In addition to creating beautiful Easter and Christmas decorations, the committee decorates for special events.  Willing volunteers are always welcome.

House & Grounds Committee
Oversees the care, maintenance and improvement of all buildings and grounds of the church.

Historical Preservation Committee
A subcommittee of House & Grounds, this committee’s mission is to research, compile and preserve the church’s historical material.

Peace & Justice Committee
Involves the church in caring service to the local community, the nation, and the world.  Mission support and social witness are both local and global as demonstrated by a sampling of the programs routinely supported:                                                                                                                                                                                    1) The Welcome Friends Soup Kitchen, which serves dinner to the needy six (6) nights a week                          2) The Open Door Exchange, our  furniture ministry
3) Bread for the World, which is dedicated to ending hunger through public advocacy
4) Local Food Pantry: non-perishable foods collected in two huge bins in our front hall
5) Organic Community Garden, providing fresh produce summer into fall for Welcome Friends and its guests
6) Cuba Partnership
7) More Light Presbyterians & Covenant Network

Membership Committee
Welcomes visitors, facilitates the receiving and welcoming of new church members through classes and receptions, encourages members to explore ways in which their membership may be made more meaningful, and reviews the church rolls annually, recommending changes to the Session.

Stewardship Committee
Promotes awareness of Christian Stewardship and educates the congregation on what it means to give generously of one’s time, talent and resources as acts of faith and grace in a Christian community.

Worship & Music Committee
Assists the ministers in planning worship services throughout the year.  This entails finding worship assistants, preparing communion and planning special programs and worship experiences during Lent and Advent