BOARDS & MISSIONS
BOARDS & MISSIONS
There is something for everyone
Responsible for the ministry of the church, assist in preparation of communion, assist with church worship services, responsible for ushers and greeters at services, and organize an evaluation of the church
Responsible for business affairs, maintain the property of the church, authorize expenditures for boards, conduct Stewardship campaigns.
Plan and direct ministry of church in wider community and world, programs of outreach and missions, and administer special UCC offerings.
Responsible for planning and instructing Sunday School lessons. In charge of Vacation Bible School, Wednesday Night Friends, Chat Cafe, and special topic, Adult bible study sessions. Sponsors youth mission trips, camp and scholarships. Collect for world wide missions like Trick or Treat for Unicef, The Syrian Outreach Packages, and the Heifer Project. Offers occasional fellowship outings.
Music and Worship
Responsible for organizing worship services and matters pertaining to the use of music and liturgy in the church, and recommend candidates for musical staff positions.
Esther Circle/Women's Fellowship
Esther Circle/Women's Fellowship is open to all women. They are responsible for our kitchen, funeral dinners and programs of outreach for our community.
Men's Fellowship is open to any male. They are responsible for helping members of our Congregation with handy-man duties, provide Set-up of our events, sponsor community events such as Breakfast with Santa.
Community Christmas Basket Project
Family Promise: Is a shelter program serving single women and families in Branch County. They work with 11 host churches and more than 14 partner churches to provide a meal and overnight housing to the homeless. Our church is a host church. We host the homeless for a week (sometimes two) every few months. During this time, we provide food, shelter and fellowship. Our coordinators are Deanne Rathburn, Mary Rosenberry and Diane Haley. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Tammy and she will forward your information to one of the coordinators.
Each year, the Community Christmas Basket Project collects items and monetary donations to provide the needy in our community food for the holidays. We ask for volunteers during the 2nd week in Dec, on Friday at 6pm and Saturday beginning at 9am, to help pack and deliver the baskets. If you would like to be added to the list of those receiving a basket, please contact us, and we will put your name on the list, must be in the Union City, MI school district. In 2015 we served over 250 baskets to needy families. For more information about this ministry, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our FCC Players put on a dinner theater once a year for our community. This group is sponsored by our Christian Ed board and all participants are volunteers from our congregation and community. Proceeds from the dinner theater are usually donated back to the church to help fund special projects.