Our Church Organization
Below is a brief description of each of the Federated Church of Wauconda’s Commissions and Committees.
The Federated Board oversees all of the Commissions and Committees. Each Commission and Committee has a voting representative on the Board which meets to share information, approve projects that cost more than $500, make major decisions concerning church life, and make plans for the future.
The Trustees are responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the church building and grounds. They meet monthly to discuss and approve projects, and to discern the progress of said projects. All changes in the building and grounds come before the Trustees for approval.
The Staff Parish is responsible for the relationship between the church and its staff. It is the “hiring and firing” group as well as the one which monitors job performance. All comments and questions about job performance of the staff should be brought before this group.
COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES
Education is in charge of all aspects of education at our church.
Outreach is in charge of overseeing our church’s activities in reaching out to those in need – in our church, our town, our community, our world.
F.O.C.W. (Fellowship of Christian Women) is a very ambitious group of dedicated women which extends an invitation to all the women of the church to join them in a variety of activities to benefit our church and community.
Worship Committee has the task of making our worship services enjoyable and interesting as we praise God. It meets monthly to plan our services and discuss ideas for the next few months. New suggestions that would enhance our worship services are always welcome.
Stewardship is responsible for preparing and implementing the annual Stewardship Drive in the church and focuses our need to give back to God through the church: in our prayers, presence, gifts and service.
Finance committee oversees the financial picture of the church. It meets, as needed, to discuss the budget, needs from the endowment, and any other monetary matters.
Decorating issues in the church building, or the parsonage, are addressed by this committee. It meets to discuss options as they seek to make our buildings and grounds as beautiful as possible – remembering that they are dedicated to God.
Endowment committee has the responsibility of monitoring the Endowment Fund investments and deciding how to use the interest generates.
Memorial Committee manages monies donated by families who have lost loved ones. These funds are collected and held until special items are needed in the church. At that time the committee meets to decide what should be purchased and whose memorial funds will be used to meet that specific need.
Nominating committee has the responsibility to staff each of our committees and commissions. Great effort is made to match gifts, talents and passions between the person and the activities to be accomplished by each team.
Fellowship is our newest group and is in charge of coordinating the social events of the church. From the After-Christmas Party to the Fall Picnic to lunches and dinners out, they hear what our people want to enjoy and work hard to make the events run smoothly.