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| || The Christian Formation (CF)
Committee establishes and oversees our program of religious education for children, youth, and adults, including Vacation
Bible School. It formulates annual budget requests for the Vestry and administers the approved CF budget line items.
The Committee reports on its efforts periodically to the church members via the newsletter and provides a yearly summary at
the Annual Meeting. |
If you would like to join the
Committee, or if you have suggestions for its consideration, contact the chairmen.
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| ||Communications|| ||Chairman: |
| || The Communications Committee coordinates, provides, and advises on internal and external
communications and publicity for parish activities and organizations. In this way the Committee helps the parish to organize
for growth and to keep before the public a cohesive, consistent, attractive, welcoming invitation to join our family.
It formulates budget requests for communications/publicity and administers the approved budget for the Committee projects. Committee
media include the parish newsletter, website, Facebook page, and church brochure. It also is the liaison to the diocese
in these matters. (For more information, see the Communications Charter.) |
If you would
like to join the Committee, or if you have suggestions for its consideration, contact the chairman.
Tracy Lynch, vice chair
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| ||Hospitality|| ||Chairwomen: |
| || The Hospitality Committee at St. Stephen’s hosts a variety of events
at which our church family and guests can enjoy food and fellowship. Functions include the annual Pentecost Picnic and the
Annual Parish Meeting brunch. It also arranges for food during our Lenten programs, fundraisers, and receptions (e.g.,
Speaker Series, bishop’s visits, funerals). |
If you would like to join the Committee, contact one of the chairs.
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| ||Outreach|| |
The Outreach Committee provides
the congregation of St. Stephen’s both corporate and individual means of obeying Christ’s command to feed His
sheep. It plans charitable donations and activities, large and small, directed at needs of our community, our commonwealth,
our nation, and our world.
formulates annual Outreach budget requests for the Vestry and administers the approved Outreach budget line items. It also
decides the recipients of monthly donations from half of the loose-plate offerings. In addition to these funds,
the Committee originates and runs several charitable projects each year; those activities are listed in the Calendar and described in Upcoming Events. The Outreach page briefly describes or links to the websites of local organizations to which St. Stephen’s donates time and
money. The Urgent Needs page lists requests for emergency or immediate help for local, national, or international crises. Finally, the Committee
reports on its efforts periodically to the church members and provides a yearly summary of its efforts at the Annual Meeting.
The Committee’s minutes and reports can be viewed here (you will need to get a password first from the website administrator). Meetings are generally held on the second Monday
of each month at 7 p.m.
Though the Committee
chooses and schedules Outreach activities, all parishioners are encouraged to suggest events and to volunteer to lead
or take part in them. If you would like to join the Committee, or if you want to suggest projects for St. Stephen’s,
please contact one of the chairs.
(For more information, see the Outreach Committee Charter.)
Ed Austin, vice chair
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| ||Pastoral Care|| ||Chairman: |
At St. Stephen’s, all baptized
members of the church are ministers to the people, some of whom have chosen to support the rector specifically in the ministry
of pastoral care. Through this ministry they provide practical help, encouragement, and support to others in times of crisis,
illness, loneliness, or bereavement.
If you would like to join the Committee, contact the chair.
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| ||Worship|| ||Chairman:|
The Worship Committee includes representatives of the worship and music ministries — acolytes, choir, altar guild, etc. For more information on the worship ministries, click here; information on the music ministries can be found here. || ||Members:|
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| ||*Vestry representative.|| || || |
This page last updated January 5, 2013.
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