The Altar Guild serves to create a conducive environment for worship through symbols; candles, flowers, banners, paraments, communion ware, linens, etc. This is not only to decorate, but also to make worship more meaningful. The Chancel area of the church is this group’s primary responsibility. They meet as needed.
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The Church Board consists of the Chairs of all the church Boards and Committees. They come together on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm to update each other on their activities and to set policy.
Members of the Education Board meet the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Together with the Youth and Family Ministry Director and Pastors, they chart the course for our children’s Christian education.
Elders are men elected by the Voters of St. Johns to nurture the spiritual development of the members of the church. They assist the pastors with worship services and with visits to members of the church. Their meeting time is the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Email – Elders@stjohnsbuffalo.org
The Evangelism Board is the outreach arm of the church. They generally meet on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Their mission is to ensure that the greater Buffalo community is informed about the activities and opportunities offered here at St. John’s. We want to be sure everyone feels welcomed here and has the chance to hear about the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
They seek to provide members and friends of all ages an opportunity for Christian fellowship. The Fellowship Board plans activities suitable for everyone, including; outings to plays, ball games and even trips. They also host the annual church picnic and congregational dinners to provide ways for people to interact with one another and feel a sense of “family” here at St. John’s
This group is concerned with the health needs of the congregation, addressing those needs, and supporting health efforts in the church and community. They generally meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 8:00 pm. Project Compassion is a committee of the Health Cabinet that looks after the needs of our home-bound and hospitalized members. (Please see Compassion under “Our Ministries” by clicking here.)
The Library Board purchases books for the library and oversees its regular operation. They also work to raise funds to purchase books, supplies and equipment for the library through activities such as a book sale, cookie sale, and other endeavors. They currently meet as needed.
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This committee keeps track of donations and memorials given to St. John’s, sets up endowments, invests money being held, oversees scholarship distributions and sees that money is spent as it is intended. They meet on an as-needed basis.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Missions Committee receives the requests for donations sent to us from other entities. The make the recommendations as to what charities St. John’s mission money will go toward. They also meet as needed.
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This committee sets up a recommended budget for the voters of the church to approve each year. They keep an eye on our income vs. expenses and report to the Church Board for their action.
This board coordinates the operations and maintenance of the physical church and its equipment and furnishings.
Women in Mission
Please see Women in Mission under “Adult Enrichment” by clicking here.
This group consists of leaders from music ministry, altar guild, decorating, and the pastors. They plan and coordinate the many aspects of a worship service in order to create a meaningful worship experience for everyone.
Youth & Family Ministry Board
This board is responsible for nurturing the christian growth of children from 3-years to Senior High. They also serve to provide enriching fun times for the kids to build lasting bonds with each other and the adults of the church. The third aspect of the board is to provide support, enrichment and fun for families. We want to strengthen families and help everyone grow.
Committee and Board Members
Dave Haggerty, Head Elder (612-309-6609)
Tracey Anderson (612-210-2499)
Derrick Annis (763-286-3695)
Kyle Bjork (763-464-9435)
Jack Harlan (763-242-8708)
Peter March (763-682-4357)
Todd Peter (763-482-9370)
Ryan Rutten (651-283-2552)
Tony Sabraski (651-248-4718)
Mark Saunders (763-226-5638)
Stan Meyer, Chair 612-743-1287
Carol Cook (recorder)
Mary Bremmer, Chair
Ruth Jans, Co-Chair
Lillian Kent, Treasurer
Beth Husom, Secretary
Vicky Endreson, Cheer Committee
Country Fair Committee:
Sandi Baert, Chair (Parish Nurse)
Dorothy & Karen Ladda