First Congregational Church

Camden, Maine

An open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ

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Deacons have the privilege of overseeing all the parts of the worship service.  Our duties include maintaining the rotation schedule of ushers for each service, preparing and serving monthly communion, providing a Deacon on Call for each Sunday service, organizing Laity Sunday, organizing all holiday services, and organizing special services and receptions at such other times as the needs or celebration in the life of our church would dictate.  We also organize and maintain the rotation Teams for Coffee Hour/Fellowship following each Sunday service.  Additionally two sub-committees report to Deacons:  the Music Committee and the Memory Garden Committee.

Outreach Committee is responsible for distributing funds from Heavenly Threads proceeds to area non-profits. The committee requests budget expenditures to Our Church’s Wider Mission and World & Nation charitable organizations. It coordinates One Great Hour of Sharing, Thanksgiving food drive and dinner, Christmas Dove Tree and the Heavenly Threads Open House.

The Board of Stewardship coordinates the annual stewardship appeal each fall in order to  obtain pledges for the support and operation of the Church budget.

The Christian Education Committee meets together once a month to facilitate safe, friendly, informative, engaging Christian education programs from nursery to high school. We oversee Sunday school, assist with youth group, mission trips and help with confirmation class. There is learning for all ages at our church!

The Board of Trustees is responsible for oversight, management and maintenance of all property and business of the Church.

The Membership Committee is charged with welcoming visitors and new members, helping new members feel part of the congregation, and supporting our existing membership. We organize at least two formal new member welcoming events a year, one in the spring and one in the fall.

The Music Committee is a subcommittee of Deacons.  The mission of the music committee is to work with the music director, the minister and the Deacons and Cabinet to make sure that the First Congregational Church of Camden offers creative music programs that aid worship and offer inspiration to church members and the community at large.  The Music Committee provides congregational input to the music ministry of the Church.

The Nominating Committee prepares the slate of church officers, committee members, and official delegates to the Association and State Conference to be elected at the church’s Annual Meeting.

The Personnel Committee oversees staff relations including, but not limited to, issues concerning hiring, job descriptions, salaries, fringe benefits, vacations, periodic job evaluations, grievances, and dismissals

Delegates participate in the Maine State Conference of United Church of Christ and report to the membership the actions, deliberations, and matters of interest resulting from the Conference.

Prayer Chain: Individuals are held in prayer by a large group of volunteers who communicate through email on a strictly confidential basis.


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