objectives of the Christian Education Committee, under the supervision of Ann Marie Dillman, include Primary Sunday School, Adult Sunday School,
Vacation Bible School, First Communion and Confirmation instructions plus the planning of
the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
The Christian Education Committee active members are Ann Marie Dillman, Terry Shilling, Jim and Darcie Gruber, and Donna Wallace.
Primary Sunday School
leadership of the Sunday School staff, the Primary Department is trying to reach
out to all the children in the congregation. Approximately 20 children are
enrolled for the 2010-2011 school
year. The average attendance continues to fluctuate but all children are
welcome to attend..
The Youth Choir continues to practice during Sunday School hours each week under the direction of Sally Tice, Debbie Hall and Terry Shilling.
The children sing periodically throughout the year much to the delight of the congregation.
Evangelism ~ Outreach
Evangelism~Outreach Committee, under the supervision of Erik Tice and Dennis
Wolfe, addresses worship, greeters, hospitality and ways in which
they can be a welcoming and friendly fellowship.
This committee has developed and put into place four prayer circles that account for thirty-four congregational members who are in constant prayer, praying for the family and friends of those sick in hospitals or ill at home.
They have also started a grieving ministry that will be making contacts with congregational members who have lost loved ones.
The Property Committee is in charge of any needed
repairs or unexpected emergencies that may arise.
When repairs are needed, the members of Christ's United rise to the occasion by donating their time, money and material that enables the maintenance problems to be corrected under the supervision of Dean Fetterolf.
This Committee centers on the care of our shut-ins and needy people. They arrange for pastoral
visitation and visits by the lay Eucharist visitors.
Through funding of the Lutheran Church Men and Women of the ELCA and the Memorial Fund, this committee has purchased a tape duplicator in order to tape Sunday morning sermons to deliver to homebound members that they may share in the Sunday morning worship experience.
This committee also conducts an annual Harvest Home where foods are collected and delivered to those in need.
Members of this committee are Beth Andrews, Gail Lorady, Lois Sterling, Barbara Stepanchick, Erik and Sally Tice, Ruth and Jeanette Wolfgang
looks into and discusses the congregation's potential. The committee members distribute
and compile the Congregational Time and Talent Sheets. The willingness of our
members to participate in the work of our Congregation, and service to others was evident
in their response.
Members of this committee are Stewart Anthony, Richard Berner, Jane Pennypacker, Connie Welker, and Jo-Ann Young.
Worship and Music Committee
The Worship and
Music Committee, under the supervision of Jack Houser, Barbara Stepanchick, and
Becky Spencer, Connie Welker, and David Schweinhart hold meetings periodically throughout the year. This committee is in
charge of choosing the music for the services. They also assist in the preparation
of all services including special services for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday
Special fundraisers are held from time to time to raise money for the cleaning of their gowns and they also sponsor special singing groups from time to time, like "Joyful Noise" and inviting the Ashland Ministerial's Community Choir to perform at our church. Their fundraisers also provide for the purchase of new music.
The members of this committee hope that positive changes will continue to be made in the coming years to enhance the beauty and effectiveness of our church services.
There were three little birds in a wood
Who always sang hymns when they could,
What the words were about
They could never make out
But they felt it was doing them good.
The Youth Ministry are busy throughout the year. They collect
money and food items for the "Souper Bowl" in February; go biking for World
Hunger at the Nazareth Speedway; help pack Harvest Home food for distribution to the
needy; and take part in a Walk-a-thon for Cystic Fibrosis.
In December they decorate the Christmas tree in the Fellowship Hall and go Christmas caroling to Christ's United shut-ins.
It's not all work and no play as during the year they enjoyed a pizza making party, a trip to Dorney Park, roller skating at the Roller Roost in Pottsville, a night of bowling with the Youth Group of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church plus other fun activities.
Endowment Fund Committee
of the Endowment Fund Committee are Ken Dengler, Trish Kodack, Deb Hall,
(Treasurer) Rick Lorady (Chairperson), and Renee Walter (Secretary)
Most of the discussions during the year focused on how to secure more funds for college student's scholarships. The committee feels a strong obligation to continue giving scholarships to Christ's United college students each year.
Mutual Ministry Committee
This is a fairly new committee here at Christ's United Lutheran Church, under
the supervision of Kay Berner, Ann Marie Dillman, Becky Spencer, Donna
Wallace and Connie Welker, that was recommended by the
Synod to help form an amicable working relationship with the Pastor. The ministry
of any pastor, lay person, and congregation is strengthened when there exists a small group
of people who act out of mutual concern for the pastor, lay people and congregation.
The goal of the Mutual Ministry Committee is to assist both the Pastor and the congregation in doing effective ministry and it also functions as a confidential and personal support group.
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