Congregational churches historically have been run by members of the church. This is accomplished through various boards and committees. Our church bylaws state that once you have become a member of MCC, serving as an officer on a board could be an option for you. Some committees are open to all who are looking for a way to serve. Please speak with or email the chair of the particular board or committee if interested, or if you have a question or concern.
BOARD OF DEACONS
Susan Hersey, chair
The Board of Deacons shall assist the Pastor(s) in the spiritual affairs of the church, provide the elements of the Lord’s Supper, and aid in their distribution. The Board of Deacons shall have jurisdiction in matters of discipline except in the case of the Pastor(s). They shall have the responsibility of conducting Pastoral Reviews. Additional duties/responsibilities of the Board of Deacons shall include but not be limited to: Fellowship, Missions & Outreach, Stewardship, Compassion, Service Duties, the Deacon’s Fund, Flowers, Music, Membership, the Memorial Fund, and reception of new members. Members of the Board of Deacons shall take heed to the high calling of their office, guarding faithfully all the spiritual interests of the church, and maintaining order in the house of God.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Leslie Musiak, chair
The Board of Trustees shall have care, custody and legal responsibility, whether real or personal, as a sacred trust, in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation and the church’s Constitution and By-Laws. They shall handle all financial matters in a prudential manner, except for the Deacon’s, Memorial and Missions Funds. They shall have specific responsibility for completing a periodic review of the financial affairs of the Church. The Board of Trustees also assist in maintaining the church facility and property.
CHRISTIAN GROWTH COMMITTEE
Joyce Cryan and Melissa Ogden, co-chairs
The Christian Growth Committee consists of the adult, youth, and children’s growth teams. This committee has the responsibility of supervising and directing the educational growth of the church. It seeks to enlist, train, and support teachers and Christian growth leaders. This committee also works closely with the ROCK SOLID Youth Group and small groups ministry.
VISION PLANNING TEAM
Scott Cameron and Rev. Larry Schell, co-chairs
The Vision Team meets once a month to discuss the vision for the church facility. This is not a permanent team, but is called upon at various times to research and prayerfully propose what may be the next steps for church growth.
TOPSFIELD FAIR COMMITTEE
Donna Kruger and Jeanne Kelley, co-chairs
The Topsfield Fair Committee is in charge of running and staffing the food booth during the Topsfield Fair. This is a once-a-year fundraiser for the church and is 100% service oriented.