Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ

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Ministry of Spiritual Life & Worship

This Ministry Team supports the Pastor in the spiritual life of the church by assisting with the administration of sacraments; preparing the sanctuary and other settings for worship services; ministering to the spiritual needs and interests of the church membership and the wider community; advising the Pastor regarding aspects of the worship services; introducing new members into the life of the church; providing opportunities for maintaining a faithful membership and vital congregation; arranging for Sunday morning greeters and ushers; arranging for worship leadership in the absence of the Pastor; and overseeing the music program and uses of other forms of art in the church.

Ministry of Building and Grounds

Building and Grounds has responsibility for the care and custody of the church property, including maintenance, remodeling, repair and upkeep of the church building and other structures; gardening and landscaping tasks, repair and maintenance of walkways, and maintenance of the parking areas; maintenance of all church equipment, kitchen appliances, heating equipment, custodial equipment, lighting and other fixtures; and arranging for regular custodial and cleaning duties.

Ministry of Faith Formation

This Ministry Team is responsible for the church educational programs; arranging for and training Sunday school teachers; selecting the curriculum to be used and any equipment or supplies needed.

Ministry of Mission and Social Action

This Ministry Team coordinates the congregation’s mission outreach in the local community and beyond by seeking out and identifying opportunities for mission service; enlisting support for the Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM); designating special offerings throughout the year; and making distribution recommendations to the Council and congregation for any unallocated special collections.

Ministry of Community Life

The Community Life Ministry Team seeks ways to strengthen the fellowship of the congregation. It is responsible for developing, recommending, and assisting with the implementation of programs for continuing and strengthening fellowship among the membership; making arrangements for weekly coffee service following Sunday worship services and other congregational mealtime occasions as may be planned; maintain the kitchen and serving supplies through purchasing and housekeeping.

Ministry of Community Outreach

Community Outreach seeks ways to increase the membership of the congregation; the integration and welcoming of new members into the life of the church; overseeing the dissemination of information and publicity throughout the community, and production of press releases, and special mailings to the community, unless provided for by other ministries or committees.