Church Council

At meetings of the CUCC Council, the ministries of the church keep each other in the loop, plan joint projects, and fine-tune items (such as the budget, nominations, resolutions for action) to bring to the congregation for decision. Council is chaired by a Moderator who is assisted by the Past Moderator and Moderator-Elect. Also on Council are the Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer, the Pastor, and the Clerk. Finally, each Ministry has a representative on Council. Just as in Jerusalem, Council is responsible for bringing major new initiatives to the congregation for approval; recent examples are the Economic Justice Task Force and the Justice in a Changing Climate Initiative.

Typical Council Meeting
  1. Call to Order
  2. Opening Prayer
  3. Reading and Approval of Minutes
  4. Treasurer's Report
  5. Deacons Report
  6. Community Outreach Report
  7. Social Justice Ministry Report
  8. Stewardship Report
  9. Religious Education Report
  10. Welcoming Report
  11. Fellowship and Growth Report
  12. Property Ministry Report
  13. Pastor's Report
  14. Unfinished Business
  15. Other Business
  16. Adjourn
Congregational meetings are scheduled for three times during the year:
  • January – yearly reports of the committees and ministries; vote on the budget; vote on slate of officers and members of committees and ministries; other appropriate business
  • Spring - appropriate business as required
  • Fall – discuss goals and objectives for the coming year; kick off pledge campaign; presentation of the proposed budget and of a proposed slate of officers and members of committees and ministries; other appropriate business
graphic presentation of the organization of ministries and committees of CUCC is available.