SESSIONAL COMMITTEES SESSION MEMBERS
Christian Education Judy Gibson
Finance Jim Smith
Mission Susan Long
Personnel and Planning Gary Kohunsky
Property Jim Bolick
Worship Mila Hill
Clerk of Session Jean Schild
There are so many ways to get involved in the life of the church! God uses a broad range of talents, ages, and different levels of time commitment. If you are interested in finding out more about a particular committee and its mission, contact the elder or deacon, or attend one of the meetings to see if you would like to join. We welcome your creative ideas, suggestions, and constructive comments in all aspects of our church life.
MODERATOR OF SESSION: Rev. Pat Rabun
CLERK OF SESSION: Jean Schild
Oversees and provides support for our Sunday School Programs, programs with children and youth, nursery attendants, small study groups, Church library and encourages attendance at camps and conferences. Our puppet ministry is a part of Christian Education.
Responsible for overseeing the financial issues of the church, including monitoring of spending and putting
together the budget for each year. This committee also makes sure audits are conducted at appropriate times.
Works with other committees of the church in regards to financial issues.
Supports the work of the church and other organizations, as well as individuals in need beyond our own doors, both locally and through Presbytery, Synod, General Assembly, including support for our missionaries, and the local Presbyterian Counseling Center. This committee promotes our special offerings during the year and also serves as the Session’s liaison with Habitat for Humanity and Salvation Army. The Matthew House program falls under this committee.
PERSONNEL AND PLANNING:
This committee provides general personnel administrative support and supervision for our staff, as well as being the long range planning group of the Church. This committee is also responsible for office computer and software matters, and is responsible for hiring non-ordained staff.
Oversees the care of the building and grounds of all church properties. This includes the maintenance, repairs,
as well as to recommend the proper insurance, for our church and manse properties including 14 W. Fayetteville
and 11 W. Oxford. This committee also plans and organizes church work days, and is responsible for hurricane
Provides support for all matters related to Sunday Worshp as well as special Worship services which take place throughout the year.
DIACONATE COMMITTEES DIACONATE MEMBERS
Congregational Life Stephany Del Re'
Fellowship Brenda Parker
Membership Maggie North
Stewardship Marie Godsell
Communications Gene Auvil
Responds with love and compassion to those in our community who are encountering both sorrow and joy. These would include births, baptisms, major life changes/events, illness/hospitalizations/shut-ins, and death of a loved one. While the entire Board of Deacons extends the love to the community, this committee guides the Board with resources and information that may help us all faithfully approach, support and care for one another. This committee will help identify and make contact with people who have stopped attending LCOB activities. Stephen Ministry falls under this committee.
Supports the church’s communications among the membership and beyond. They help develop and maintain the web page, informational brochures and are responsible for communicating to the congregation and community upcoming events in the life of the church.
Creates space where relationships can be nurtured among our community of faith. This committee not only facilitates the fellowship at church but plans and implements other fellowship opportunities for the congregation. They provide for us a chance to know one another beyond the joyful work of this community, i.e.: the singles group. This committee is also responsible for the food opportunities of the congregation including Sunday morning breakfasts, Wednesday Night on the Boardwalk, special events and receptions.
Welcomes visitors and new members into the body of LCOB and facilitates their integration into the life of the church. Plans and implements new member classes. This committee will track new members through their first year of membership, making sure they have been assigned a new member sponsor, and hosts an annual new member dinner. This committee will also be in charge of the Shepherding group.
Designs, plans and implements the fall campaign, keeping the idea of stewardship of all creation in the forefront of the congregation, year round.