A Moderator and Member-at-Large are elected for a two year term. The Moderator, along with the pastor, is responsible for directing the life and work of the church. The Member-at Large acts in the absence of the Moderator.
The Treasurer is appointed by the Board of Trustees subject to the approval of Church Council for an indefinite period of time.
Four members of council are elected as Board Chairs for three year terms, to provide leadership in the areas of the Board of Education, Board of deacons, Board of Mission and Action, and Board of Trustees. These Council positions maybe designated as Co-Chairs to share the work load.
Boards and Committees
The Adult Forum Committee is responsible for planning and implementing adult educational programs. Forums take place at 9:00 am. on Sunday mornings, September through May. Topics Cover a broad range of issues that deal with our faith an dhow it connects to our daily lives.
The board of Education is responsible for overseeing Christian education among adults, youth, and children. groups include: Sunday School through Faith formation, Youth group, and Adult Forum.
The Board of Deacons is Concerned with the spiritual life of the Church including but not limited to worship, membership, sacraments, and ministry.
The Board of Mission and Action is responsible for encouraging the study and discussion of the Church’s mission in the light of today’s problems and needs. they develop and/or coordinate various activities of the church in the area of social action in the community, nation and world.
The Board of Trustees are concerned with the administration and expenditures of funds; properties and housekeeping, maintenance, altering, repair, and improvement of Church buildings.
The Benevolent Committee’s purpose is to plan, organize, and facilitate the semi-annual Hope Church Rummage Sale and any other fund-raising activities in which the committee wishes to participate. The proceeds support unbudgeted needs requested by various boars and committees as well as several local charities. An offshoot of the committee serves, by request, at receptions following funerals and memorial services.
The Endowment Fund committee is appointed by the Church Council for indefinite terms. The committee is responsible for education, administration, record keeping, and promotion of gifts to the Church through memorials, requests, trusts, gifts, and the like.
The Memorial Garden Committee is appointed by the Church Council for indefinite terms. They are responsible for the maintenance and administration of the gardens. the Memorial Garden Committee is debt-free and self-supporting, and gratefully accepts and donations or memorial fund entrusted to the Committee.
The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating a slate of candidates to fill those regularly occurring vacancies for the next year. This involves helping members find ways to share their time, talents, and resources within the church.
The Personnel Committee consist of the Moderator, the Member-at-Large, and three members appointed by the Church Council for three year overlapping terms. The Committee establishes policies, subject to the approvals of the Church Council for all staff.
Social Life is responsible for the assimilation of members into the social life of the Church. Its primary function is to help members feel a sense of belonging by providing opportunities for social interaction.
The Stewardship Committee is responsible for working with the Trustees and Treasurer to set a financial goal necessary to support the Church’s operations, programs, and missions and then planning and conduction the annual Stewardship Campaign to secure this funding for the upcoming year.