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Important Information for the June 29 2014 Congregational Meeting
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June 29 2014 Congregational Meeting Agenda
UCC Proposed Leadership 2014-15
The Top Ten Changes to the Constitution
Constitutional Changes, Tracked
Constitutional Changes, Untracked
Summary Financial Report June 2014.pdf
Vision Summary June 29 v2.pdf
Leadership for the July 2013 - June 2014 Church Year
*current and archived Moderator's Messages, and current lay leadership are posted at the bottom of this page.
*for email or phone contact information for any of the people listed below, please call the church office, 406-543-6952
Moderator Terri Herron
Vice Moderator Nancy Winslow
Treasurer Joyce Watson
Clerk Lyn Badger
Senior Pastor Peter Shober
Associate Pastor Amy Carter
Ministry Area & Standing Committee Representatives
Congo Life Susan Cuff
Faith Dev Renate Bush
Justice/Witness Steve McArthur
Worship/Spirit. Life Patti Nau
Pastoral Rel. Ernest Dewey
Nominating Comm. Nancy Winslow
Endowment Comm. open
Personnel Comm. open
UCCC Preschool Carragh Smith
Standing Church Committees (*cabinet rep)
UCCC Preschool Board
Pastoral Relations Committee
Nancy Winslow (chair)
*Nancy Winslow (chair)
Ministry Area Coordinating Teams (*cabinet rep)
Worship and Spiritual Life
Justice and Witness
Jessica Roberts Phelps
Joan Mattelin Garrett
Vision Campaign Oversight Groups (*cabinet rep)
Loren Stormo, Co-Chair
*Joyce Watson, Co-Chair
Linda Cunningham, Recorder
Bricks & Mortar
Vision (Programs & Staffing)
* = Cabinet representatives
Current Moderator's Message
April Moderator’s Message
I am honored and humbled to assume the Moderator position this week (April 2014). Over these last couple of months, I have listened to many people and talked with the last Moderator, Interim Moderator, and our pastors. There is one thing I know….you all have passion and love for this church and its vision. What a gift this is, and I am happy that we are claiming that gift. This was a key factor in my deciding to accept the nomination. I am so excited to plug into your passion by inviting you to participate in the life of the church, to go outside of your comfort zone in your church life. Answer a new invitation to volunteer, have a conversation with someone you do not know well, sit in a different pew at a different service, write a note at the Care Core table, rejoice in someone else’s triumph, hug a stranger.
I also invite you to participate in a new mechanism to communicate with the Cabinet. Each Sunday after each service, we will have a couple of Cabinet members in a new “Cabinet Corner” in the narthex or Fireside Room. Come chat, ask question, or just get to know us.
Finally, mid-April is the one-year anniversary of our Vision Campaign kickoff. You have pledged over $550,000 to this vision, and you have already written checks for over $250,000 to honor those pledges. We have paid off our mortgage, contracted for a major roof replacement, expanded Kels’ position into young adult ministry, almost fully funded the small groups program and position, and funded related tithe to community organizations. Let’s keep the momentum going – and pledge payments coming – to carry us into the long list of capital improvements included in the vision.
A hearty “thank you” to Steve McArthur for serving as Interim Moderator the last couple of months. Steve’s energy and smiling face is infectious. We are grateful for his willingness to jump in head first. He will be on a long-planned pilgrimage to Tennessee for the next five weeks, and we wish him well. Much appreciation also goes to Larry Shaw, who assumed Vice-Moderator duties in leading the Nomination Committee during this time. We are grateful to you both!
The Cabinet will be undertaking a much-needed revision of our church constitution in coming weeks. They are looking for one or two members to participate in this process. While working on our governing document may not be glamorous, it is important to providing the structure to effectively operate as a large organization. Please contact Terri Herron if you are interested (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To review the church constitution, please visit this page here.
Read the Interim Moderator's most recent report here.
Review Ruth Fletcher's insights from our Congregational Forum here.
Archive of Past Moderator's Reports