Little Utica United Methodist Church
Saturday, December 07, 2013
The purpose of the church council is to plan a program of nurture, outreach, and witness; implement the plan; provide an administrative infrastructure; align the plan with the mission of the church; evaluate the effectiveness of the plan; act as the administrative agency of the charge conference.
The Staff-Parish Relations Committee is the administrative unit in a local church where staff and congregational interests are integrated to focus on the mission of the church.
The "Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (PPRC)" is truly a Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) because the committee relates to all staff, both bishop-appointed staff and employed staff....The S/PPRC has some of the same functions of a personnel office or Human Resources department in other organizations.
The board of trustees supervises and maintains all property belonging to your congregation so that the ministries of the congregation can be effective. The committee is entrusted to see to the proper keeping of God's house as a way to honor God and to facilitate the ministry of the local church.
The charge conference elects members for the committee on nominations and leadership development (formerly the nominating committee or committee on lay leadership). This committee or team serves throughout the year to guide the church council or alternative structure on matters regarding the leadership of the congregation (other than employed staff). Members of this committee must be sensitive to the leadership needs of the congregation and know the capabilities, gifts, skills and experience of the persons in the congregation.
The job of the committee on finance is to identify, perfect, and manage the finance system for the congregation. The finance system is the processes of raising, managing, and dispersing the finances so that the mission and vision of the congregation can be achieved.
Who is in charge of worship? The appointed pastor is given this responsibility. The Book of Discipline, on the responsibilities of a pastor, says the pastor is “to preach the Word of God, lead in worship, read and teach the Scriptures and engage the people in study and witness."
Some local churches elect a worship committee to work with the pastor and the music leaders in planning for and preparing the worship services.
The members of Little Utica, Warners and our community mourned when the news came that our Pastor, friend and trusted spiritual leader had passed. Our Lord and Savior called Wade home on Saturday October 20, 2012. Click the link below to read our remembrance of Wade.
2011 Crop Walk