Committees at St. Paul's
There are a many ways to be involved at St Paul's U.C.C. by sharing your talents and gifts through participation in our ministries such as; teaching in our Sunday School, singing in the choir, leading worship, feeding at the shelter, helping at the food pantry, or helping prepare for the pot pie supper.
Below is a brief description of many of the committees/ministries at St. Paul’s where folks will find opportunities to use their gifts. If you have questions about any of them, please contact the church office and we will assist you in your explorations!
Board of Christian Education - This group provides overall leadership for the educational ministry of the children and youth at St. Paul's. If you like children and if you like to teach, then here is a great opportunity to use your gifts to the glory of God.
Finance/Budget Committee - Financing concerns and budget preparation are the responsibilities of this committee. The group provides guidance for the church's financial health. We are always looking for gifted people who are generous in their giving and concerned about the financial health of the church.
Hospitality/Evangelism Committee - This committee provides sponsors for new members, helps plan fellowship-building activities, works on publicity for church events, educates the congregation in welcoming visitors and new members, and encourages all church members to engage in the task of sharing the good news. If you like to laugh and if you are an extrovert, this is the committee for you!
Policy and Personnel Committee - This committee is responsible for securing and recommending personnel, nurturing and supporting church staff, and recommending salary and benefit figures in the budget-planning process. If you are a people person who enjoys interacting with the church staff, then perhaps Policy and Personnel is a committee for you.
Property Committee - This group ensures that the church property is well maintained and takes primary responsibility for any building projects and improvements. This committee is a perfect fit for the handy-person who enjoys working with his/her hands and working with others as a team.
Stewardship Committee - This group helps members recognize and utilize their talents and gifts. Members raise money to support the church's mission; they also educate the congregation about the Christian meaning of stewardship. The Lord loves a faithful giver! If you are one, let one of the pastors know!
Worship Committee - The Worship Committee does exactly what their name implies; they work closely with the pastors to organize meaningful worship services throughout the church year.
Prayer Shawl Ministry- The St. Paul’s Prayer Shawl Ministry, less formally known as The St. Paul’s Hook and Needles Company #1, has an ongoing mission to bring the comfort that only a prayer shawl can provide to those who are experiencing times of difficulty. In addition, our ministry has expanded to include joyful occasions such as weddings, births, baptisms, and confirmation. Come to the lounge at 7 p.m.on the first Monday of each month. Bring your crochet hook and / or knitting needles to help us bring God’s love and comfort to someone who truly needs it!
The Guild - The Guild sponsors events such as the annual Christmas bazaar and the annual rummage sale. Members also provide gifts for the residents of Phoebe Ministries in Berks County and in Allentown. They host bingo parties at area retirement communities and collect toiletry items for Berks Women in Crisis. This committee also provides financial support for organizations such as Volunteer Home Care and the local food pantry. They host women's prayer breakfasts in the community as well. This is a great group with a great mission.
Kitchen Committee - This group oversees the use of and the equipment in the church kitchen. Twice each year we have chicken pot pie suppers as church fund raisers. This is a great place to meet the members of the church because the dinners are an "all hands on deck" event