YOU ARE A CHOSEN PEOPLE, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE BELONGING TO GOD, THAT YOU MAY DECLARE THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS WONDERFUL LIGHT. 2 PETER 2:9-10 NI
Here at First United Methodist Church, we believe that every member of our church is a minister to God and has a specific giftedness to share.
Organization and Administration of FUMC for years 2023-2025:
Ad Council ¶252 – Provides for the planning and implementing of programming and provides for the administration of its organizational life.
Lay Leader ¶251 – a member of every committee, the Lay Leader, along with the Pastor, serves as an interpreter of the actions and programs of the local church and of the annual conference.
Lay Leader – Cathy Nesbitt
Staff / Lay Leadership Committee (Combined Pastor Parish / Nominating Committee), ¶258.1 – composed of members, this committee is guides the Ad Council on matters of lay leadership, to provide for Charge Conference the names of people to serve as officers and leaders of the ministries of the local church. ¶258.2 – shall reflect biblically and theologically on the work and role of pastor and staff as they carry out their leadership responsibilities.
Chair – Joyce Fledderman
Pastor – Pastor Sang Hak Lee
Lay Leader – Cathy Nesbitt
Ad Chair – Dave Fitzgerald
Trustees Committee ¶2526 – provides leadership dealing in manners related to the property of the local church.
Custodian – Earl Geer
Memorials Rep – NA
Bob Buerk – Chair
Finance Committee ¶258.4 – shall compile an annual budget and is charged with the responsibility for developing and implementing plans that will raise sufficient income to meet the budget adopted by Ad Council.
Chair & Finance Secretary – Laura Horchen
Treasurer – Schatz Accounting (Handling Church’s Invoices)
Ad Council Chair – Dave Fitzgerald
Laura Horchen – Chair
Christian Education Committee – shall develop and provide educational opportunities in a variety of settings that help people grow in their relationship with Christ.
*** All Teachers are automatically members of CE
Chair – Shawna Grim
Grade Kindergarten – 1: Sandy Buerk, Leslie Trumbull, Linda DeLullo
Grade 2-5: Cathy Nesbitt & Lanette Nesbitt
Grade 6-8: Cindy Schuster, Marlene Pistner
Adult Classes – Shawna Grim
Safe Sanctuary Rep – NA
Worship Ministry Area – shall provide planning and support to the worship ministries (including communion) of FUMC.
Fellowship Ministry Area – shall provide planning and support for fellowship.
Chair – Carol Cunningham
Lay Representative to Annual Conference – shall attend the Annual Conference.
**Other Committee meetings to meet at a time scheduled by the chair of that committee.