Annual Reports

(Covering the period from January 1-December 31, 2013)

The 249th Annual Meeting

of the First Congregational Church, UCC

Williamstown, MA

Editor’s Note

Individual reports are organized alphabetically under each Cluster, following the report of the Cluster Chair, if s/he chooses to write one.

The reports of the Moderator, the Treasurer, the Nominating Committee, and the Clerk’s Report (which is actually compiled and submitted by the Office Administrator), precede the Cluster-related materials.

Gail M. Burns, Building & Office Manager


Agenda 1
Minutes of the 248th Annual Meeting 2
Minutes of the Special Meeting of May 26, 2013 3
Minutes of the Special Meeting of June 16, 2013 4
Minutes of the Special Meeting of December 15, 2013 4
Moderator’s Report 5
Treasurer’s Report 6
Clerk’s Report 8
Habitat Covenant 8
Nominating Committee Report 9
Reports from the Deacons’ Ministry Team 11
Committee on Pastoral Ministries (COPM) Report 12
Deacons’ Report 12
Flower Committee Report 13
Koinonia Report 14
Minister of Music’s Report 14
Pastor’s Report – Reverend Mark Longhurst 15
Preacher’s Report – Reverend Richard Noel Chrisman 16
Pastoral Transition Team Report 17
Reports from the Education & Fellowship Ministry Team 21
Christian Education – Sunday School  & Youth Groups Report 22
Hospitality Committee Report 24
Library Committee Report 24
Second Hour Report 25
Reports from the Outreach Ministry Team 27
Alternative Gift Fair Report 28
Angel Tree Report 28
Communications Task Force Report 29
Delegates’ Report 29
Habitat for Humanity Liaison’s Report 31
Just Peace Coordinator’s Report 32
Makepeace Grant Funds 32
Meals-On-Wheels Report 33
Outreach Allocations Report 33
Shawl Ministry Report 33
Reports from the Stewardship Ministry Team 35
Organization 36
Donations, Financial Reviews, and Budgeting 36
Personnel and Legal Matters 37
The Meetinghouse 37
Community Engagement 38

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