PCLG CommitteesAt PCLG, committees are a big part of how we get things done. Through them, we not only support the life of the church, we reach out to others in the community and in the world, all as a means of serving God. Plus, we have fun along the way! Do you see an area that interests you? We invite you to contact an elder and put your gifts to use serving the Lord.
Through Bible studies, seminars, classes, or ongoing educational series, we provide a forum for guest preachers and presenters to share meaningful messages. Contact Elder Brenda Costanzo.
We provide opportunities for people to connect with one another as they learn more about the Christian faith through Bible studies with the goal of relating the teachings of the Bible to our everyday lives. Contact Elder Dave Heacock.
We prayerfully serve the congregation by allocating PCLG mission funds, informing PCLG members and friends about mission opportunities—locally and globally—mission trips, and disaster relief efforts, and providing opportunities for members to serve God in the local community and beyond. Contact elder Martha Wills.
The office of Deacons, as set forth in scripture, is one of compassion, witness and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Deacons are those of brotherly and sisterly love, selected by the congregation and ordained by the church. Our mission is to provide compassionate help, wherever we may be needed, within the congregation and out in the community. Contact Elder Julie Lasher or Deacon Moderator Christa Sinclair.
Worship & Music
We support the Pastor and the Music Director and have responsibility for overseeing communion, ushers, lectors, sound, acolytes, flowers, organ maintenance and repairs, items used in worship, seasonal decoration of the sanctuary, and use of the sanctuary for purposes other than worship. Contact Elder Ruth Schlotzhauer.
Children’s & Youth Ministries
Our mission is to help provide quality Christian education and nurture to the children and families of PCLG from age zero to 18 and beyond, so that they may develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our Children’s Ministries committee also acts as a sounding board and support system for the Children’s Ministries staff. Our Volunteer Youth Staff work with director Steve Fainer to develop and run programs for middle school and high school students. For more information, contact Elder Essie Asher.
The Safe Church committee’s mission is to foster a congregational culture of awareness of sexual abuse and harassment against children and adults and to create an environment safe from sexual abuse by screening, training, fingerprinting, and confidential documenting of professional staff, elders, deacons, and children and youth program volunteers. Contact Gene Caselli.
The Community Life ministry at PCLG strives to create opportunities for members of our community to interact with one another across generational boundaries so that we might grow closer to one another and to God. Contact Elders Carol Smith & Bill Meadows.
Welcome & Witness
We strive to create a sense of belonging for new members and visitors. We conduct New Member classes during which we share life experiences, pray with one another and become a lasting community. Our focus is on helping our church feel connected – not only to one another but to our greater community. We also create internal and external communications and come up with events and activities to inform, educate and entertain. Contact Ed Fotion.
The Personnel committee has the responsibility to provide for the administration of the office of the church, including the employment of non-ordained staff. The committee works in a supportive and counseling relationship with the head of staff and with other staff, as needed. Human resource support is provided for all PCLG employees. Contact Elder Melanie O’Brien.
Facilities & Grounds
We are a dedicated team who work to maintain the interior and exterior of our beautiful church. We manage facility lock up, room usage fees, insurance carriers, and the people who keep our rooms clean and grass green! Our invaluable Happy Paint team completes small tasks around the church. Contact Elders Carolyn Rosen & Kimberly Damore.
The Finance committee monitors and reports on the financial activities of the church, as well as manages the numerous investments with which the church has been blessed. On an annual basis, the committee leads Session through the preparation of the operating budget. Contact Elder Ron Dickel.
We seek to encourage charitable legacy giving to PCLG through stocks, annuities, life insurance policies, and monetary gifts as well as to encourage stewardship among the congregation for the immediate budgetary needs for the church’s operating budget. Contact Elder Colleen Hattman.