Meet Your Elders/Committees
administration and personnel committee
Want to help Buildings and Grounds? Be on the lookout for work days or other notices where you can put your expertise (or ability to carry stuff) to use.
Did you ever wonder how the Church Council President was chosen? Our current president describes the process.
church in society
01:35 Local Mission programs overview
03:10 Annual denominational fees and offerings
03:29 Alternative giving
04:30 Living Faith Lutheran Church Food Pantry
05:14 Community Reach of Montgomery County
06:50 United Campus Ministries
07:12 Service Saturdays
08:15 Other local missions
13:08 2023 Budget request
church life committee
00:47 Wednesdays @7
02:22 Food, Fellowship, and Fun
04:15 Decorating Night
05:23 Safe Church Training
07:20 Movie Night
07:57 Become Chair of Church Life
Communications and technology committee
00:17 What C&T does
01:12 Challenges of hybrid worship
02:31 How the committee meets
02:52 Running the system for hybrid worship
04:00 Can you help us tell our story better?
04:30 Can you volunteer to be a digital host?
congregational care committee
Congregational Care - we love and encourage the congregation
00:55 Acute concrete needs of congregation - rides, meals
01:35 Prayer shawls
02:10 Prayer circles for those undergoing surgery or other acute needs
02:36 Memorial gifts and services to the bereaved
03:01 Special projects
03:18 Confidential services - small grants, those with longer term needs
Want to see what RUC has already accomplished? https://www.rockvilleunitedchurch.org...
There are some unfortunate freezes in this video, so some of the content is missing. However, there's enough here to get very excited about Earth Care! Contribute to the Earth Care Committee in big and small ways - weed a garden bed, participate in a special project, join the committee.
faith formation committee
This is your RUC Finance Committee (2022) 04:40 Treasurer responsibilities
02:16 Financial Secretary responsibilities
03:48 Responsibilities of Counters
05:35 Investment Subcommittee
08:55 More about Counters!
12:10 Internal Audit responsibilities
00:45 Sunday School overview
01:06 Need for Adult Ed oversight
01:39 Sunday School requirements - 1 room schoolhouse model
02:50 Sunday School teachers
04:10 Adult Ed
04:18 Trunk or Treat
04:37 "Tall Friends"
05:25 How to help
07:24 Adult Small Group Studies - need for future facilitators
The Membership Team is responsible for advertising the church, recruiting and welcoming visitors, facilitating the membership process, and encouraging and integrating new members into the congregation. In addition, we check on inactive members so that members continue to feel part of our beloved community.
03:00 Greeter responsibilities
04:04 Welcome Table responsibilities
06:00 Sponsor a new member
07:03 Other ways to get involved with Membership
Our goal is to give visitors an extravagant welcome. You can do many things to make us welcoming: - Care for our facilities by picking up trash, pulling weeds, wiping up spills, etc. so that our building and grounds look cared for. - Say hello before and after worship and at activities.
Greet on Sunday (30 minutes once or twice a year):
- Arrive 30 minutes before worship.
- Stand by glass doors; say hello; and welcome visitors and members.
Serve at the Welcome Table (30 minutes once a month):
- Greet new visitors.
- Have them sign visitors’ log.
- Give them mugs and nametags.
- Direct them to bulletins, sanctuary, coat closet, restrooms, nursery.
- Answer questions.
- Describe communion when we have communion.
- Give completed log page to Membership Elder or other designated person.
Sponsor new member (You set the time):
- Contact and welcome new member.
- Help them navigate this new experience of belonging to RUC.
- Answer questions.
- Introduce them to other members and activities.
- Sit with them in worship if you both wish.
- Eat dinner together if you both wish. Help with other activities:
- Make name tags.
- Straighten up name tags in coat closet.
- Make banners.
- Stuff mugs.
- Host Inquirers/New Members Class when we have food again.
- Check on members you don’t see.
- Set up and/or staff table at community events.
social justice committee
01:43 Social Justice vision from the RUC Strategic Plan
02:38 Social Justice framework
03:22 Structural changes within RUC for committee
05:45 Social Justice Committee Vision
08:50 What Issue Monitors Do
13:00 Volunteer to monitor an area of concern
13:30 Participate by taking action with us.
Halley Fenner, Stewardship Elder
02:13 Time and Talent Pledges
02:53 Ways to help
03:08 Volunteer for a Minute for Stewardship in worship
04:23 Volunteer for calling members
worship and music committee
RUC Worship and Music Committee
00:15 Overall Description
00:55 Altar decorations
01:39 Hybrid worship challenges
02:35 Do you have artistic ideas?
02:50 Communion stewards
06:00 Specific duties of digital hosts