• Education
  • Finance
  • Mission & Social Actions

    The Missions and Social Action Committee shall be responsible for representing, within the Shalom family, the need for social action in the community at large. The committee shall be responsible for recommending how the church’s missions budget will be distributed. The committee shall advocate, with the approval of the Church Council, specific social actions by church members as individuals or by the membership as a whole.

    CURRENT ACTIONS
    The Mission & Social Actions Committee is urging a no vote by Congressman Newhouse on the American Health Care Act. Call or write to Congressman Newhouse. 14 million Americans, mostly Medicaid recipients, losing healthcare in 2018 fails our Christian duty to "the least of these" (Matthew 25).

    A Prayer for Our Earth by Pope Francis

    All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
    and in the smallest of your creatures.
    You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
    Pour out upon us the power of your love,
    hat we may protect life and beauty.
    Fill us with peace, that we may live
    as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

    O God of the poor,
    help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
    so precious in your eyes.
    Bring healing to our lives,
    that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
    that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
    Touch the hearts
    of those who look only for gain
    at the expense of the poor and the earth.

    Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
    to be filled with awe and contemplation,
    to recognize that we are profoundly united
    with every creature
    as we journey towards your infinite light.

    We thank you for being with us each day.

    Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
    for justice, love and peace.

  • Nominating

    The Nominating Committee shall provide a slate of candidates willing to fill positions for Church Officer, Church Council member, non-council members to the Nominating Committee, non-council members of the Pastoral Relations Committee, delegates to the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ and for any other positions as defined by the Bylaws.

  • Pastoral Relations

    The Pastoral Relations Committee shall function as stewards of an open and healthy relationship between the pastor(s) and congregation.  As an advisory group the committee shall share ideas, dreams, hopes, expectations, and concerns of the congregation with the pastor(s).  As support for the pastor(s), the committee shall interpret the roles, functions, and needs of the pastor to the congregation.  The pastoral work of Shalom shall be reviewed at least annually and the results shared appropriately.  The Pastoral Relations Committee shall recommend adjustments each year to the pastor(s) salary and benefits.

  • Property

    The committee shall be responsible for seeing that all non-monetary resources of the Congregation (property, equipment, and other real assets) are effectively managed to serve the purpose of Shalom.

    Property Committee Activities, Goals, and Concerns:

    • To maintain our church in a condition that is safe and inviting for people to congregate and worship.
    • To protect our investment in real property, i.e. through routine maintenance and repairs.
    • To manage projects for the improvement of church property as authorized in the annual budget.

      

     

  • Stewardship