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

2021 Team Leaders: Beth Cleland
Recording Secretary: Ruth Nicholson
Members: Linda Griffith, Pastor Henderson, Marie Lybrand, Elizabeth Shealy, Doris Wessinger

2020 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.

Four kitchen counter stools
Recovering of the bell choir cushions used in the sanctuary
Three 6’ playground benches

Gifts Donated
A Panasonic DVD/CD player with remote
Three Fontanini wise men figurines for the church’s nativity scene set
An Imperial Japanese Red Maple Tree for Our Saviour’s front lawn given in honor of Anne Moye’s 94th birthday
A TruTimbre bell tree stand and accessories
Twenty hand-made fabric pew cordons for the sanctuary

Submitted by Beth Cleland, 2020 Team Leader
Recording Secretary: Ruth Nicholson
Members: Linda Griffith, Pastor Henderson, Marie Lybrand, Elizabeth Shealy, Doris Wessinger