2016

Annual Reports

(Covering the period from January 1-December 31, 2016)

The 251st Annual Meeting

of the First Congregational Church, UCC

Williamstown, MA

Editor’s Note

Individual reports are organized alphabetically under each Ministry Team, following the report of the Team Chair(s), if s/he/they write one.

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

Table of Contents

Agenda 1
Review the 2016 Annual Meeting 2
Minutes of the Special Meeting of Sunday, December 11, 2016  5
Pastor’s Report – Reverend Mark Longhurst 6
Co-Moderator’s Report 9
Treasurer’s Report 9
Clerk’s Report 10
Nominating Committee Report 11
Habitat Covenant 12
Habitat Annual Report 13

Reports from the Deacon Ministry Team

15
Deacons 16
Committee on Pastoral Ministries (COPM)  16
Flower Committee  18
Koinonia  18
Minister of Music 19

Reports from the Education & Fellowship Ministry Team

21
Fellowship  22
Second Hour  23
Small Group  24
Youth Education – Sunday School & Youth Groups  24

Reports from the Outreach Ministry Team

27
Angel Tree  30
Just Peace Coordinator 30
Meals-On-Wheels  31
Shawl Ministry & ABC  32
Head Smarts Reading Program  33

Reports from the Stewardship Ministry Team

35
Organization 36
Donations & Income 37
Building & Maintenance 38
Building Use & Community Engagement 39
Personnel & Legal Matters 39
Observations 41

Appendix

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