Our Ministry Teams

Our Ministry Teams

Our Ministry Teams

CUCC is organized into a series of ministry teams, each of which has responsibility for a different aspect of church life.   Each team has a representative on the Church Life Board which also includes our church moderator, the previous year’s moderator, the incoming moderator for the upcoming year, the church clerk, and the Lead Pastor.

 

  • The Community Building Team
    • Pastoral Care – Expressing support, love, and concern to other members of the congregation, including providing food for church attendees and their loved ones when needed.
    • Hospitality – Coordinates the preparation for congregational meetings, fellowship time following services, and other special events.
    • Social Interest – Facilitates the development of interest groups within the church, such as the Pub Theology Group, Breakfast Groups, Retiree’s Luncheon, etc.
  • The Finance Team
    • Treasurer – Disburses funds from the church’s budget and maintains accurate records.  The treasurer is responsible for accounts payable.
    • Financial Secretary – Records financial payments to the church and manages financial records
    • Financial Resource Management group – managing budgets
    • Financial Development – manages fundraising and stewardship
  • The Mission and Identity Team
    • Welcoming Committee – Helps everyone feel welcome, from new visitors to longtime members
    • Website Management – Maintains the church website with up-to-date information about CUCC
    • Mission/Just Peace – Promotes mission work and justice with peace in our church and wider community.
    • Adult Education – Coordinates adult education opportunities
    • Wider Church – Fosters relationships between CUCC and campus ministry, UCC seminaries, Eastern Association, Illinois Conference, and the General Synod
  • Children and Family Ministry Team
    • Sunday School – Coordinates Sunday morning church school
    • Youth Group – Coordinates ministries involving Middle School and High School Youth
    • Confirmation – Coordinates confirmation class
  • Sound and Ethical Practices
    • Building and Grounds – Manages the maintenance and operations of the church buildings and grounds
    • Contracts and Insurance – Manages contracts related to the building use and maintenance, manages church insurance policies, deals with tenant issues between contract events, and tracks security programs running on all church office computers.
  • Worship Team
    • Worship Leadership – Coordinates the overall worship experience at CUCC
    • Music – Coordinates music offerings, including Chancel Choir, Chime Choir, Children’s Choir, Campus Ministry Choir (on years when interest allows), and other special musicians
    • Funerals – Helps families coordinate funeral arrangements at the church
    • Marriage Coordinator – Coordinates with prospective couples, officiating clergy, and other CUCC commuttees to assure a memorable wedding experience

 

There are also 3 standing committees, which operate for particular purposes within the church:

  1. Nominating Committee – works to fill the leadership positions in the church
  2. Pastoral Relations Committee- works to ensure a good relationship between the pastor and the congregation
  3. Personnel Committee – works to fill paid positions within the church and to manage those positions