Church Administration


Our Church is run by its lay people who serve on the boards and commissions of the church. Each year at the Annual Meeting the ministry commission replaces members. Here is a list of our commissions and their function, according to our By-Laws.

Church Council
Consists of the moderator (chair of the council), the administrator and five members-at-large serving as regular members; and serving as ex-officio members; the pastor (without vote), the clerk (secretary of the council), the six commission chairpeople; the Community Church Women’s Guild representative, and any other representatives appointed by a recognized auxiliary group of the church.

Stewardship
Provides for the care, maintenance, and improvement of church property, buildings and equipment; oversees finances including preparation of the annual budget, oversight of its operation, management of unbudgeted expenses and handling of loans and invested funds; determines policy for the use of facilities and equipment; maintains necessary insurance coverage; provides for stewardship education and interpretation; plans and conducts an annual appeal for funds in support of the budget; establishes or maintains a church endowment policy; solicits, selects, and accepts and maintains records of memorial and designated gifts; and oversees the operation of the church office.

Worship
Oversees and supports the worship and spiritual life of the church; plans and/or promotes activities that encourage spiritual development; assists in planning worship services and in the preparation and administration of the ordinances/sacraments; provides for music, flowers, worship supplies and worship aides (greeters, ushers, lectors, child care coordinators, etc); provides for regular fellowship hours following worship; and procures pulpit and pastoral supply during pastoral absences.

Membership
Plans and oversees the church’s ministry of service and caring for church and community members; organizes and maintains a ministry of pastoral visitation; provides periodic opportunities for fellowship coordinating hospitality and child care as needed; promotes the development of small groups within the church; provides training for new members in the meaning and significance of the church and it’s membership; encourages the participation of inactive church members and annually recommends revision of the membership rolls; develops policies and plans programs to encourage church growth

Ministry
Organizes, implements, and promotes the volunteer ministry program within the church; develops and maintains resource data on member’s interests, gifts, and talents; selects and nominates candidates for elective positions, oversees the selection and recruitment of persons to appointive positions and fills vacancies in elective positions; maintains job descriptions for church positions; provides orientation, training, and recognition for church ministry volunteers; and assesses periodically the need for review and/or revision of the church’s structure and/or mission statement.

Outreach
Gives guidance to the church’s mission in the community and the world; provides for the means of mission education, interpretation and empowerment; promotes special mission offerings; nurtures understanding and action in regard to contemporary social, economic, and political issues relating to justice and peace; encourages community ministries by members and church groups; and fosters denominational and ecumenical cooperation.

Education
Guides the educational ministry of the church in accordance with the church’s educational and theological principles; determines and implements policy; coordinates the programs and the work of various educational groups (e.g., Sunday school, youth ministry, adult studies, camps and conferences, etc.); offers training and support for teachers and leaders; provides, promotes, and maintains a library of educational resources; and, supervises the use and maintenance of audio-visuals.


Church Administration

Pastor

The Reverend Priscilla Lawrence

Church Council
Moderator: John Dennis; Clerk: Andrea Russell
Treasurer
Patrick MeLampy
Collector
Richard Parker
SecretaryLinda Sutherland
SextonHeather Plunkett
Pastoral RelationsJohn Dennis, Holly Gaudette, Linda Sutherland
Flower ChairpersonJennifer Gavrichev











Council Members at Large

Stewardship

Membership

Outreach

Rosemary Connors

Paul Vieira, co-chair

Joanna Reagan, chair 

Cathy McCulley, co-chair

Kim Green

Richard Douglas, co-chair  

Dang Bupphaves

Eric McCulley, co-chair

Merle Green

Bob Cataldo

Mike Green

Barbara Forslind

Lynne Kennison

Bob Lindgren

Linda Wilder

Betsy Keeney

Linda Newell

Chris Russell

(open position)

Bruce Newell



Legal + Financial

Worship

Ministry

Education

Annual Report

Faun MacDonald, chair

(open position), chair

Mike Resch, chair

By-Laws

Debbie Dennis 

Nancy Hynes

Jan Coburn

IRS Form 1023  

Kristy Douglas

Kris Pimm

(open position)

Application for Tax Exemption

Leslie Gragg

Melissa Ribaudo

(open position)

IRS Determination Letter

Janice Green

Rebecca Torpey

(open position)

Our commissions and their functions.

​THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF PEPPERELL

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