The following are the list of committees and their areas of ministry, if there are any questions or concerns about any of these please reach out to the committee chair for answers. You can find the list of committee chairs and their email addresses here.

  • Session  

      • Oversees general management of the church thru correspondence committees

      • Maintains Church Membership roles and Session Minutes

  • Deacons

      • Visitations to those who are homebound, in nursing homes, or under special care

      • Serve those affected by major transitions in their lives

      • Prepare sanctuary for Sunday worship services

      • Maintain contact with those who are not in the area

      • Provide receptions for funerals or memorial services

      • Receive and communicate prayer requests

      • Welcome and mentor new members

  • Christian Education

      • Organization of the Sunday school programs

      • Develop and organize an adult education program\

      • Develop and coordinate youth programs and activities

      • Arrange Confirmation classes

  • Mission

      • Select mission projects annually

      • Plan and implement a year-round program of giving and volunteering

      • Manage special offerings

      • Designate our portion of the Peace and Global Offering to a mission project

      • Support Skaneateles Ecumenical Food Pantry

  • Finance

      • Oversee the financials of the church including but not limited to: budget, investments, endowments, and accounts

      • Maintain financial policies

      • Maintain insurance coverage

      • Review facility usage contracts

  • Stewardship

      • Develop and maintain annual stewardship campaign

  • Property

      • Conduct regular inspections and maintenance of the buildings and grounds

      • Provide improvements to the property as needed

      • Evaluate building use contracts annually

      • Liaison with outside contractors

      • Coordinate Congregational Work Days

      • Maintain master list of church keys

  • Music and Worship

      • Assists/supports the minister and staff in providing worship experiences

      • Manages supportive worship activities ie. liturgists, communion schedule, and coffee hour

      • Provides logistical support as needed for baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc

      • Arranges pulpit supply as needed when pastor is away, if needed

      • Provides liturgical materials (ie palms, lilies, etc) as needed

      • Oversees physical space of worship

      • Reviews wedding and funeral policies

  • Memorial Gifts

      • Communicate how gifts are dispersed

      • Process gifts upon receipt

      • Acknowledgment of gifts

      • Disperse finds as directed

  • Nominating

      • Develope a slate of Deacons, Elders, and Nominating Committee members

  • Communication and Technology

      • Internal and external PR

      • Implement live streaming of service

      • Coordinate the monthly newsletter

      • Maintain the website, digital, and social media

  • Personnel

      • Work with minister on staffing plan

      • Provide job descriptions

      • Ensure compliance with FPC Handbook, Child and Youth Protection Policy and the Sexual Misconduct Policy

      • Provide employee with annual job review

      • Recommend annual salaries, merit increases and benefits for employees

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The First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles is the oldest congregation in the village. It was organized July 20, 1801, by the Rev. Aaron Bascom, who ...

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Skaneateles, NY 13152 / Directions
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