Memorials and Gifts

Memorials and Gifts, as a subgroup of Stewardship team, keeps good records of individual receipts and disbursements, communicates with donor families, reviews the congregation’s needs, and recommends memorial expenditures to the Congregation Council. This subgroup does not handle money and has no direct authority over expenditures. Disbursements are handled by the church treasurer with the approval of council. Examples of this subgroup’s duties include:

  • Recording gifts purchased with memorial funds in the Memorials Book
  • Maintaining and communicating clear policies for their receipt and expenditure
  • Assisting Communications Team with its church inventory responsibilities

2019 Team Leaders: Elizabeth Shealy and Marie Lybrand
Recording Secretary: Ruth Nicholson
Members: Beth Cleland, Sylvia Ford, Linda Griffith, Pastor Henderson, Ben Lemons, Anne Moye, Doris Wessinger

2018 Report
The Memorials and Gifts Team oversees the process by which gifts to the church are accepted, acknowledged, and recorded. Particular attention is given to proposed gifts of tangible items, either outright gifts or those to be purchased with monetary contributions made to the church in memory or in honor of someone. The committee endeavors to identify items that would benefit the congregation as well as to note which earlier gifts are no longer in use. This committee works with the pastor and congregational council to see that agreed-upon guidelines governing memorials and gifts and their dedication and presentation are followed.

Completed Projects

  • Refurbishing of the Conference Room
  • Refinishing of the communion chalice top
  • New choir robes
  • New “Reserved” pew signs

Pending Projects

  • Commercial stainless steel sink for the kitchen
  • Artwork by artist, Bob Graham, for the conference room.

Gifts Donated

  • Silk flower arrangement for the foyer
  • Wheelchair for the fellowship hall and chapel area
  • Conference Room table

Submitted by Marie Lybrand, 2018 Team Leader
Recording Secretary: Ruth Nicholson
Members: Beth Cleland, Sylvia Ford, Linda Griffith, Pastor Henderson, Ben Lemons, Anne Moye, Elizabeth Shealy, Doris Wessinger