BOARDS & COMMITTEES
Our congregation is lay-led and staff supported through the work of our Boards and Committees.
More than 90 people volunteer each year giving their time and talents to do God’s work.
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at (708) 798-2800 or email@example.com for more information.
Governing Board is our decision-making and visioning body, comprised of Elders who Chair our Boards and Committees and the Chair and Secretary of Governing Board. Governing Board meetings are typically the 4th Tuesday of each month are open to all to attend.
BOARDS FOCUS ON MINISTRY & PROGRAMS
Board of Christian Education supports and advocates for Children, Youth, and Adult Spiritual Formation
Helps discern topics and resources for adult classes and group discussion
Supports staff members leading Children’s & Youth Ministries
Board of Congregational and Community Connections is the welcoming and relationship-building ministry
Plans and coordinates fellowship events for the congregation and wider community, such as Good Gourd, Bingo, Potlucks, Welcome Back Breakfast
Encourages a spirit of hospitality and coordinates the FCC Host ministry
Diaconate Board is the care giving ministry of the church
Coordinates outreach to members at vulnerable times through the prayer ministry, card ministry, altar flowers, phone calls, or visits
Coordinates transportation and meals for those in need
Connects people to pastoral care through Stephen Ministers and pastoral staff
Board of Faith in Action builds intentional mission partnerships and encourages and equips congregants for service outside church walls
Researches and recommends grants to support our Community Partners and to allocate Special Offerings for local and global organizations
Provides opportunities for hands-on, meaningful service
Seeks to right injustice through dialogue and action
Prioritize hands-on engagement in local community.
Emphasize capacity-building – equipping a person (or an organization) to fish.
Partner with others – communities, agencies, residents.
Build on strengths: in most circumstances, do “with”, not “for”.
Expand project and relationship leadership beyond Outreach Board.
Provide one-time, ‘pick-up’ opportunities to serve, as well as longer term engagements.
Board of Worship & Arts focuses on supporting and maintaining a high quality of music, liturgy, and art in worship
Coordinates volunteer teams to serve as ushers, liturgists, and prepare communion
Hosts special worship services and engagements
Imagines diverse ways to encounter God through creative expression
COMMITTEES FOCUS ON TACTICAL MATTERS
Finance Committee handles our financial matters and budget
Reviews monthly reports of income and expenditures
Gathers budget requests from Board, Committees, and staff to create a proposed budget for the next fiscal year
Nominating Committee calls people to serve in ways that build up the church and honor their gifts
Connects with new and existing members to discover their interests, gifts, and passions
Discerns needs in leadership and builds a team of officers to lead the church in the coming years
Personnel Committee provides support and direction to the church staff
Oversees employee guidelines, hiring of staff, and annual performance evaluations
Provides ongoing support and appreciation of staff
Properties Committee takes care of the facility by managing church grounds, buildings, furnishings and equipment
Offers seasonal clean-up days
Advises on long-term maintenance
Stewardship Committee helps cultivate a generous spirit among the congregation
Promotes the growth of year-round Christian stewardship
Encourages pledging and regular giving to support the mission and ministry of FCC
OTHERS ORGANIZATIONS OF THE CHURCH
Long Range Vision Committee is comprised of church elders, including the current Governing Board Chair, and past two chairs and works on special projects and discernment and vision of the church's future.
Foundation Board is a separate non-profit corporation, FCCF sole purpose is to own funds that are contributed for the benefit of Flossmoor Community Church (FCC). FCCF oversees three funds.
Anti-Racism Committee will recommend ways we can bring our “Statement to End Racism” to life and will help us enlarge our capacity to do so faithfully. See more information HERE.