If you are interested in being a part of the leadership of FCC, we invite you to complete the Statement of Interest form (click here).
The Leadership Cultivation Committee (LCC) is
actively looking to match the passions and gifts of FCUCC members with key leadership
positions on our Church Council and LCC Committee. The purpose of the
Leadership Cultivation Committee (LCC) is to recruit and present to the
Congregation at the Annual Meeting the most qualified candidates to fill
vacancies on the Church Council. The LCC strives to match the passions and
gifts of members with open positions, enabling the work of the church to set
the table for all who hunger and thirst.
Purpose of the First Congregational Church Council:
prayerfully and thoughtfully interpret and enact the Church’s mission, vision
and values, and to provide leadership and strategic direction. To safeguard the
assets of FCC and to ensure adequate resources (human, spiritual, financial,
and property) to carry out FCC’s mission. To support, direct, and partner with leadership
staff. To be ambassadors to the community on behalf of FCC.
to self-nominations, we welcome referrals of others you believe would bring
positive impact, for these or future openings. If you have referrals, please
submit these names to one of the LCC members.
conversations and interviews, LCC will identify the roster of candidates to
present to the Congregation in the January Communicator that will also be
presented at the annual meeting for a vote. The upcoming Officer and Council
positions (starting in February 2023) are: 1) Moderator and council members representing
2) Care and Fellowship and 3) Education.
Officer Position of Moderator: The Moderator shall be the chief corporate officer of the Church and
will be responsible and accountable to the membership of the Congregation. The
Moderator will be the presiding officer at all meetings of the Church Council
and at any duly called meeting of the membership of the Congregation.
Council Member for Care and Fellowship:
This Council Member oversees the health and vitality of core committees: Membership
and Health Ministry.
Council Member for Education: This Council Member partners primarily with the staff member engaged in
this ministry area, supporting education and faith formation efforts for all
GENERAL CHURCH COUNCIL EXPECTATIONS
FCC Council Members will pledge to the church
and act as leaders in the importance of giving to the church. This will include participating in annual
campaign phone calls and conversations with members about giving. So that FCC can credibly solicit contributions
from foundations, organizations, and individuals, FCC expects to have 100
percent of Council Members make an annual pledge that is prayerfully considered
and reflects commitment to the church.
Council positions are approved by a vote of the
Congregation at the annual meeting.
Council members will serve a three-year term. Each meeting usually begins with a meal shared
together and Council members provide dinner for the rest of the Council one
time during the year. Meetings are on
the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6 pm – 9 pm, plus pre-meeting
This is an
extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about FCC’s
mission and has a desire to serve the church.
Ideally, candidates will have the following qualifications:
- Non-profit board experience is appreciated and
desired, but not required
- Good listener and reflector with appreciation
of the importance of communication and candor
- Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity
for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility,
and a passion for the vision and mission of FCC.
For more information, please contact a member of the Leadership Cultivation Committee.