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The Church Council consists of several elected officers, chairs of the various Boards, at-large members, and the professional ministerial staff (as non-voting members). The Council is responsible for coordinating Board activities and overseeing Church functions, advising the ministers on the general direction of the Church, and cooperating with them in the formation of a well-rounded program of church activities.
Diaconate Board is responsible for and oversees the sanctuary and worship services of the Church as prescribed in the By-Laws of Pilgrim Congregation Church. The duties of the Diaconate Board are facilitated by committees within the Board. The Board currently consists of 15 Church members, which make up these committees. The operating funds for the Diaconate Board are obtained solely from the special collections at each communion.The routine duties of the Diaconate include: serving communion; staffing ushers, greeters and acolytes for the church services; maintaining pulpit and alter hangings; maintaining sanctuary supplies and scholarship and loan funds; remembrance and visitation of home bound members; hosting fellowship hours; and facilitating communications between Church Boards through Diaconate representation at Church Council meetings.
The Board of Trustees consists of eleven elected members serving overlapping three-year terms. the Board of Trustees shall have the care and custody of the property and funds of the Church and its financial affairs, including the investment of funds. The annual church budget is proposed by and overseen by the Trustees while approval of the budget is given at an annual meeting of the membership of the church.
The Board of Christian Education is comprised of seven elected members, including one youth representative, dedicated to providing leadership, guidance, and support to the wide-ranging activities of Pilgrim Congregational Church’s Department of Christian Education. These include youth programs, activities, and conferences as well as those adult programs that fall under the purview of the Department of Christian Education.
The Board of Christian Outreach consists of seven elected members of the church. Their mission is to lead Pilgrim Church in identifying specific needs and allocating our resources (financial, physical, and spiritual) within our community and throughout the world.Some of the local groups that we assist include Inland Valley Hope Partners, Crossroads, Mercy House, Community Engagement Group, Foothill Family Shelter, Sister Project & House of Ruth. Our national & international giving is guided by the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches who recommend and provide accountability. We are pleased to be partnered with the Mission and Outreach Ministry Council of the NACCC.
The Membership Board consists of seven elected Church members with overlapping three-year terms. In cooperation with the ministers of Pilgrim Church, they are responsible for the recruitment and recommendation of new members for the church. They oversee the scheduling of orientation meetings or new members and work to see that each new member is helped to find his or her place in the life of the church.
The Music Board consists of seven elected members of Pilgrim Church, one of which must be a choir member. The Board advises the Senior Minister and the Board of Trustees concerning music department employment and personnel as well as determining the general music policy of the Church.