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

Memorials and Gifts

2020 Team Leaders: Beth Cleland
Recording Secretary: Ruth Nicholson
Members:  Sylvia Ford, Linda Griffith, Pastor Henderson, Marie Lybrand, Doris Wessinger

2019 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

  • Renovation of kitchen including all new counter tops, sink area redone using old sink, but changing plumbing so that position of garbage disposal is connected to the left sink. Tile backsplash was installed between sink and window and new brushed nickel water faucets were installed, all cabinets painted, and hardware for cabinets replaced.
  • Artworks by artist, Bob Graham, were placed in the conference room and narthex.

Gifts Donated

Two blue chairs for the narthex were given by two couples of the congregation who wish to remain anonymous.

Submitted by Elizabeth Shealy and Marie Lybrand, 20198 Team Leaders
Recording Secretary: Ruth Nicholson
Members: Beth Cleland, Sylvia Ford, Linda Griffith, Pastor Henderson, Ben Lemons, Doris Wessinger