Serving on a Church Committee
Would you enjoy getting to know some fellow church folks better, while getting to know more fully how the church works? Listed below are eight committees open to new faces, new ideas, and new technologies. Read over these and see if any sound interesting to you, as a place where you might use your special God-given talents to help build up Covenant as we move into the future.
Most committees meet on a weekday night (usually Tuesday or Thursdays) at 7:15 pm, for about an hour. They meet "as needed" — about 4-5 times a year. If you’d like to know more, please call any Elder.
Christian Nurture Committee
Deals with our Christian education programs, for all ages. Included are things like adult Bible study options, programs offered other than Sunday mornings, children’s summer studies, Men’s Bible study.
Congregational Care Committee
Deals with needs in the church family for meals, bereavement aids, setting up receptions after memorial services, keeping up with shut-in members.
Welcomes visitors and new members and brain-storms new ways to help folks feel included and to get involved quickly.
Puts together the annual church budget and monitors expenses, giving throughout the year.
Oversees our budgeted benevolences and suggests new ways to use our gifts outside the church. This is a place to use knowledge of our Roanoke community’s needs and the needs of the world.
Personnel and Policy Committee
Deals with staffing needs and policies, from church sexton to ministers. Forms closer relations with the staff for honest dialogues.
Directs our annual giving campaign and helps church friends to grow in our understanding of how to use our resources to serve God. (Most say "any committee but this one," but actually this is one of the liveliest places to grow in your own faith!)
Sets up the schedule for special services and invites folks to help out (as an Advent wreath lighter, for example). Often discusses worship ideas — like clapping as a form of praise!
In addition, there are other opportunities for serving — like helping to set up monthly communion, answering the office phone, Sunday School teaching or assisting, helping with child care. Just speak up to get involved!