We plan, coordinate, and execute all revenue activities for the church’s present and future operating needs. (We coordinate with but are separate from the Third Century Challenge capital campaign.) Our overriding mission is to provide the financial backbone for the church's ministries and to deepen congregants’ awareness of generosity as a spiritual practice. Annual activities include auctions, book sales, galas, and the Annual Giving Campaign.
The CoM, a standing committee of the Board of Trustees, supports, strengthens, and enriches the shared ministry of the church, both lay and professional. Meetings are closed and confidential, to allow for frank discussion of ministerial issues, including evaluation of shared ministry and the senior minister. The Board appoints members for three-year terms.
The Council comprises the church’s lay leaders of committees, groups, and activities, trustees and officers, and staff. We meet to implement the work of the church, share information, support and coordinate programs, and develop leadership. The Council’s 16-member Steering Committee plans and implements the Council meetings and monitors and reports on progress towards realizing the church’s visioning goals.
A standing committee of the Board of Trustees, we ensure that the regular church audit process is objective and independent and oversee the internal accounting controls and practices of the church. Since the completion of the recent audit, we are working to update the church's manual of policies and procedures. We meet monthly (except during the summer) and are looking for people to add their voices to our group.
We are responsible for planning and soliciting annual financial pledges from members and friends for the purpose of funding the church’s annual operating budget.