GROWING MINISTRY With the help of the Holy Spirit, the purpose of the Growing Ministry is to develop programs and ministries that will lead to growth in love of God and neighbor, faith, stewardship, membership and life together as church.
Worship and Music The Worship and Music Team meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 2:00 PM. The Team works with the Pastor and the Director of Music and assists the Council in seeing that the services of CLC are conducted regularly and in accordance with the liturgy of the ELCA. Worship and Music: supervises the Assisting Ministers, Communion Assistants, Altar Guild, ushers, and greeters; provides and maintains musical instruments, robes, and worship service books; ensures that sanctuary candles and weekly and seasonal flowers are provided for, and that the sanctuary is kept in a manner to enhance the worship experience of those attending our church Team Leader: Sandra Wachter-Myer Members: Tom Richardson, Kathy Waluk, Pastor Bettye, Joan Hennesey, Karlyn Fields
Christian Communications The Christian Communications team goal is to facilitate better communications within the congregation and to the community. The team manages our paid ads in local newspapers and overseas the creation and publication of ad for special events - such as Advent and Lenten. Team members interact with and support the efforts that are facilitated by other teams. A prime example of this would be the collaborative effort that created the Directory of Disciples (telephone listing) and the weekly issuance of the Sunday bulletins and announcements to the congregation members. Team Leader: Dave Bartges Members: Lonnie Riley, Barb Bartges, Pastor Bettye Wolinski
Stewardship We encourage the practice of tithing (returning 10% of our income to Christ through our regular offerings to the congregation.)This Biblical principle is one principle of stewardship. Each member is asked to commit to service roles through our Time and Talent surveys.God’s Work; Our Hands encourages us to strive to care for creation and one another, remembering that all belongs to God.We are the caretakers.We want to be good stewards as Disciples of Christ. Team Leader: Sandra Wachter-Myers Members: Dean Pedersen, Pastor Bettye Wolinski
Shepherding Team Leader: Doug Hiob Members: Pat Carroll, Bill Carroll, Norma Rodney
Christian Education Team Leader: Pastor Bettye Member: Dave Bartges