OFFICERS

                                         Moderator                                                           Julian M. Davis, III
                                         Assist. Moderator                                              Andrew J. Robinson, III
                                         Clerk                                                                    June Davis
                                         Assist. Clerk                                                       Candace Kendrick
                                         Treasurer                                                            Catherine Joyce Caffey
                                         Assist. Treasurer                                                Jefferson J. Drew
                                         Treasurer of Improvement Fund                      Beverly Richardson
                                         Assist. Treasurer of Improvement Fund         Constance Moorer
                                         Financial Secretary                                           Marian Rogers
                                         Historian                                                             Kathryn Robinson


STAFF

Minister of Music      Vincent Perry
                                                                                        Secretary                    Bonita Bothwell 
                                                                                        Custodian                   James Marsh




MUSIC MINISTRY

The church recognizes the importance of musical expression. For this reason, music is included in all worship services, special programs and many other activities. The following programs are open to persons who wish to participate in organized Christian music groups:
Chancel Choir
Youth Choir
Fifth Sunday Choir
Creative Angels Liturgical Dance Group
Chimers
Bell Ringers



COUNCIL

The Council is the executive body of this church. It is comprised of the Moderator; Assistant Moderator; Clerk; Assistant Clerk; Treasurers; Assistant Treasurers; a member of the Diaconate Board; a member of the Trustee Board; a member of the Board of Christian Education, and four (4) members-at-large. The function of the Council is to visualize the entire welfare of the church and to formulate, with the Pastor, a well rounded program. The Council acts for the church in matters and problems that may occur, always assuming that matters of major concern must have the confirmation of the membership.



BOARDS

Diaconate -  The Diaconate Board is composed of twelve (12) members, preferably six (6) men and six (6) women. The Board enhances the service of ministry by broadening and deepening the areas of spiritual life within the congregation, as well as the community. Members set good examples of stewardship and Christian endeavors and supplement pastoral care by engaging in nurturing activities for the church family and community.

Trustee - The Trustee Board has the care and custody of the property of the church as a sacred trust. Trustees are primarily concerned with business and financial matters. There are nine (9) members of this Board.

Christian Education -  The Board of Christian Education has general oversight of the total educational program of the church                    which includes the Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, adult fellowships, Vacation Bible School, etc. The board coordinates programs and events that address the Christian growth of both the church and community. This Board consists of the Church School Superintendent; Assistant Superintendent; Youth Director, and six (6) members-at-large. Additional members may be appointed by the Board.




ORGANIZATIONS

Women's Christian Fellowship - The Women's Christian Fellowship strives to actively and faithfully participate in missionary                activities that involve charitable gestures and ventures within the church and community. It aims to contribute to the moral, spiritual and personal growth of each member through prayer and Christian fellowship.

Angola Guild -  The Angola Guild, a spirit-filled group of Christian women, is dedicated to serving the church, community and the world. The organization was founded in the early 1940's by Mrs. Carrie McAlpine. The founders made layettes for babies in Angola, Africa. The Guild was so named because of this project.

Henry Glover Laymen's Fellowship - Founded in the 1950's, the Laymen's Fellowship is inclusive of all male members of the church. The organization's basic philosophy is to promote brotherhood throughout the congregation. In addition, members serve as positive role models and mentors for the young men and boys of the church and community. 

Affiliations

United Church of Christ
www.ucc.org
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 Southeast Conference, UCC
www.secucc.org
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AL/TN/MS  Association



Boards

Diaconate

Trustee

Christian Education




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 Boards 

Diaconate

Trustee

Christian Education
Youth Activities

Bell Ringers
Liturgical Dancers
Chimers
Youth Choir
Vacation Bible School
Field Trips and Social Activities
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Organizations

Women's Christian Fellowship

Angola Guild

Henry Glover Laymen's Fellowship

COMMITTEES

Social Action -  This committee keeps abreast of local, state and national issues of justice, freedom, and social 
                           concerns; initiates efforts to respond to those issues that interest and impact the membership, and
                           coordinates church activities which relate to social issues and issues of justice.

Pastoral
Relations -        This committee serves as an advisory group to the pastor regarding concerns and desires of the
                          membership; supports the pastor's leadership and relays the pastor's concerns and desires to the
                          church membership; communicates the feelings and concerns of church members to the pastor with
                          the purpose of supporting a healthy relationship between the members and pastor.

Nominating -   This committee recommends a slate of officers at the Annual Meeting and recommends nominees for 
                         vacancies as they occur.

Greeters -        This committee extends the initial welcome to members and visitors at regular worship services and
                         other church-wide gatherings; distributes church bulletins or programs as appropriate; implements
                         a follow-up system of communication with guests, and collects offerings at the regular Sunday
                         morning worship service.

Budget -          This committee reviews the budget of the previous year; analyzes the current financial status of the
                         church; considers the needs for the ensuing year; formulates a budget for the ensuing year, and
                         presents the proposed budget at the Fourth Quarterly Meeting.

Archives -        This committee assists the historian in keeping a journal and a pictorial record of all significant church
                         events and occurrences of interest to the church.

Additional
Committees -  Such committees shall be established by the church as the church shall, from time to time, deem
                         necessary in order to carry on the work of the church. 
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