The Arts Committee supports the congregation by gathering and using the artistic gifts of congregants and friends to support the worship and fellowship life of the congregation, service to others, and fundraising efforts.
Activities include working with the Worship Committee to provide decorations for holiday services like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, and to construct altar cloths and banners, overseeing Piecemakers (TLC Quilters), and cooperating with the Fellowship Committee in planning occasional events. Occasionally, the committee supports a crafts table at various local craft shows. They are currently engaged in a prayer shawl ministry.
The Christian Education Committee oversees the Sunday Church School and Vacation Bible School program, supports the daytime adult study group “Faith With Friends”, and plans and supports other forms of religious education as offered and needed.
Activities include teacher recruitment and training, choosing and ordering curriculum, providing class materials and supplies, delegating classrooms, organizing the annual Christmas Pageant and VBS Closing Program, setting goals and objectives for religious education at TLC, and supporting a yearly benevolence project through the SCS and VBS.
The Fellowship Committee serves to promote a sense of community among the congregation’s members, neighbors, and friends through planning and holding small and large group fellowship events.
The committee supports a variety of annual events including an Anniversary Celebration (Pasta Celebration), Church Picnic, and Annual Meeting Potluck. It organizes refreshments for other events including the, Confirmation Reception, and other events as called upon. It organizes and promotes other occasional events as needed or desired, and maintains the church kitchen, provides paper supplies, and supports other fellowship events organized by other church members and committees.
The Finance Committee oversees the financial concerns of the congregation and developing financial management policies on its behalf. It guides the Congregation Council in these matters.
Activities include providing for end-of-year giving statements to the congregation, assembling a proposed budget from committee requests, reviewing monthly financial records, supporting the work of the church treasurer, working with other committees and the Council in interpreting the financial concerns of the congregation, and with the Stewardship Committee in promoting faithful stewardship of our resources.
The Information Technology (IT) Committee exists to manage, maintain, and provide guidance and direction over the computer systems, software, web page, electronic mail, and Internet presence of the congregation.
Activities include web page development and maintenance, database upkeep, hardware and software installation and support, and any other activities related to the use of information technology within the congregation.
The Memorial Endowment Committee oversees the collection and management of funds contributed to the congregation’s Memorial and Endowment Fund as stipulated by the policy statement found in the TLC Policy Manual and elsewhere.
Activities include advising Council and committees as to funds available and how they might be used, providing a monthly financial statement, sending thank you notes for gifts received, notifying family members of gifts given “in honor or memory of,” updating the Memorial Book.
The Mutual Ministry Committee serves as a sounding board for the pastors and church staff, guides and directs staff in their ministry to family, congregation, and community; supports them in issues of self care, serves as a liaison between staff and congregations in conflict situations, communicates issues of concern to staff.
With the help of Council and other committees, they help in the development and support of job descriptions. In addition, they provide for annual staff job reviews, meet with staff members as needed, and support the Finance Committee in developing staff salaries.
The Property Committee exists to provide for the maintenance and upkeep of church property and buildings, and to monitor the use of the property by both church members and others.
Activities include organizing maintenance schedules and congregational property workdays, supervising church cleaning, supporting and updating the Building Use Policy, providing for the repair and maintenance of mechanical systems and tools, and providing for cleaning and maintenance supplies.
The Social Ministry Committee exists to lead and organize congregational opportunities to extend God’s love to others – members, along with neighbors and friends across the world – through good deeds. In that effort the committee mobilizes the congregation to work with other congregations and organizations, and educates our members and friends about social needs, justice issues, and service opportunities. Read More about Social Ministry
The goal of our stewardship ministry is to help God’s people recognize and grow in their relationship with Jesus and have them follow through with the use of the time, talents, and finances God has entrusted to them to accomplish God’s will.
WORSHIP & MUSIC
The Worship and Music Committee exists to plan and support all services of worship.
The committee selects hymns, determines service settings, plans festival services, chooses and purchases worship supplies, provides for service bulletins, recruits and trains worship assistants, supports the work of our choirs, directors, and accompanists, oversees the sacristy and care of worship instruments, and makes suggestions and offers advice to other committees as it pertains to our congregation’s worship. Aside from weekend services, the committee also plans special liturgies (Christmas Eve, Lenten Midweek, Holy Week, etc.) and supports events such as the Choir Festival, as well as other events in which our choirs participate.
Tree of Life Youth Ministry is committed to working in partnership with our congregation, synod, and the Church to: help children/youth understand their significant role as members of our community, congregation, and the Church; assist children/youth in strengthening their Christian faith; foster bonds with other children/youth in our congregation; foster bonds between our children/youth and the membership of our congregation; support parents and other adults in their efforts to foster faith and spiritual growth with children/youth; and, promote those Church sponsored activities, events, and organizations that support ministry to young people, i.e., church camps, retreats, service organizations, synodical and Churchwide youth gatherings. Read More about Youth Ministry