First Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
A caring community of God's People

Leadership Discovery

Our Vision:
The people of First Presbyterian Church, in response to God's love, are called by the Holy Spirit to share the Good News of Jesus Christ through the use of our individual and collective gifts in teaching, worship, service and fellowship. 
 
The work of our church is accomplished through the talents and time of members, with help from our professional staff.
 
We hope that you will prayerfully consider where God might be leading you to serve.  After reading the brief descriptions of the EIGHT COMMITTEES, please let us know if you would like to serve on one of these committees.  Feel free to contact the chairs if you have questions.
 
COMMITTEE (chairperson)
 
STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE - (Johnnie Suggs)
The Stewardship/Finance Committee promotes the stewardship of time and talents, oversees the budget and finances of the church, leads the annual stewardship campaign and makes regular reports to the Session and congregation concerning the state of the church's finances.  
 
PERSONNEL - (Carolyn Bennett)
The Personnel Committee is to be responsive to the staffing needs of First Presbyterian Church, seeking to discern God's will in making recommendations to the Session; to carry out the responsibilities of hiring, oversight and supervision of staff.
 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - (Julie Tyson)
The Christian Education Committee plans and oversees Sunday School, weekday Bible Studies, special classes like Companions in Christ and Living the Questions and/or educational retreats, the Jesus Kid's programs, and the Vacation Bible School program.
 
CONGREGATIONAL CARE - (Eddie Coggins)
The Congregational Care Committee cares for and nurtures our members: visiting the sick and shut-ins, sending flowers and cards, maintaining telephone and e-mail contact with church members, coordinating assistance for special needs, and organizing fellowship activities to foster a sense of community.
 
BUILDING AND GROUNDS - (Jim Moore)
Building and Grounds Committee maintains the church's property; gathered quotes and made vender recommendations for the new roof recently installed; oversees its cleaning, security, property insurance, use of the building, and supplies for the kitchen and cleaning service; does minor repairs and leads church workdays.
 
WORSHIP AND MUSIC - (Anice Griffin)
The Worship Committee oversees weekly and special worship services including arrangements for visiting preachers when our minister is absence; coordinates weddings and funerals; provides for ushering and greeters; prepares for Sunday morning coffee time; arrange for a nursery attendant during worship; prepares the elements for celebrating the sacraments; and arranging the sanctuary.  The Worship Committee also oversees the music program of the Church.
 
SERVICE - (Tom Byrnes)
The Service Committee coordinates our response to human needs in our community and the world, such as; promoting Nickels For Hunger, Cooperative Community Ministries Thomasville soup kitchen, Habitat workdays, and financial support for local, national and international missions to relieve suffering and spread the gospel.
 
WITNESS - (Travis Hege)
The Witness Committee promotes local evangelism and church renewal, oversees our welcome to visitors and prospective new members, assimilates new members, updates and monitors the Church Website, produces the weekly announcement slide show displayed in the narthex.