As people join the common life of our community, we invite all people to consider the gifts and talents they have to strengthen and sustain our church family. There are many avenues for involvement in various ministry teams. Take a look and consider how you might give of our yourself to the ministries at Land of the Sky UCC. We hope that people will choose ministries that match their gifts with their passions.
The leadership team meets the 2nd Monday of each month to discuss the needs of the church, evaluate finances, and cultivate the future vision of the church. The Leadership Team consists of two co-facilitators and a variety of leadership liaisons connected to the ministries of the church. Future team members are chosen by the current team based on needed gifts and an aim for diversity of voices from across the community. Members are confirmed at the Fall Congregational through a Blessing of the Leadership.
Our hospitality team helps to make sure that our community has what its needs to offer an extravagant welcome to all. The team assists with the mug ministry, newcomers desserts, fellowship time, potlucks and special events. Service on this team is by expressed desire and personal invitation. If you have the gift of hospitality, let us know. If we see you have the gift of hospitality, don’t be surprise if we ask you if you would like to serve.
The Justice Team help our community live fully into our vision to Live Justly. The team gathers on a quarterly basis to discuss Justice Projects and make decisions about where our mission and outreach dollars go. All are welcome to join in this important work of the church and in our community.
Racial Justice Team:
Our Racial Justice Team is tasked with examining all of our ministries through the lens of racial justice and making recommendations to move us toward being a racially just community. This team plans racial equity trainings, small groups studying racism through various books (including the Bible), and helps make possible the Standing on the Shoulders of Giants program for our 2nd-12th graders on the positive contributions of people of color to our community and the wider world, featuring special guests. Click here to learn more about our Racial Justice Team and our work on reparations.
Prison Ministry Team:
Our Prison Ministry takes place at the local women’s prison (minimum security). All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation at the prison. We serve the prison in a variety of ways: Sunday evening worship services, book groups, Read Me a Story program, Holiday parties, and a retreat for incarcerated mothers and their teens.
Our care team works to offer support within the gathered community at Land of the Sky UCC. The Care Team includes a prayer team, card team, visitation team, and resource team. The Care Team also coordinates and manages our care cells that divide partners and friends into geographical groups so that the first layer of support in times of need comes from those nearby. These groups deepen relationship through quarterly gatherings. Each Care Cell has a leader or co-leaders to ensure needs are identified and met as able.
The Finance Ministry Team works with the staff of the church to ensure its financial health. They are responsible for monthly oversight over the budget, and yearly planning regarding the financial decisions of the church.
Kids’ Ministry Team
The Kids’ Ministry Team works with church staff to coordinate the ministries for our kids and youth. The team recruits and trains Sunday school teachers, coordinates annual Vacation Bible School, organizes and implement the Our Whole Lives program, oversees child care staff and volunteer youth group leaders. This team also support families as they teach children about worship and sacred space.
Worship Ministry Team
The worship ministry team is an “ad hoc team” that works with the Pastor and Ministers of Music to assist in planning worship. This team meets quarterly to resource for liturgy, music and visual arts.