In true Congregational tradition, Greenfield Hill is governed by its people. At the Annual Meeting in February, the congregation gathers to vote on an annual budget, elect Board members and other leaders, and make any decisions affecting the life of the church, together!
Between Annual Meetings, the day-to-day running of the church is overseen by the Church Council, comprising the Chairs of all our Boards (see below), and led by our elected Council Chairperson. In 2015, Chris Shea serves as our Council Chair.
Our Member Involvement Board is always glad to welcome new leadership; if there is a Board or Committee that particularly sparks your interest, please let us know! Please email us more information.
The Boards and Standing Committees of Greenfield Hill Church are:
Adult Education: charged with provide programs to nurture Christian education and service for adults, include speakers, small groups, and classes.
Children and Youth: working with the Director of Christian Education, this Board supervises the Church School as well as other programs for children and youth. This Board oversees the youth fellowship groups and the Confirmation program.
Communications: charged with providing current information to church members and the greater community, overseeing the website, social media, newsletter, member directories, publicity and advertising.
Development Board: responsible for managing all aspects of fundraising for the Church, including the annual Stewardship campaign, planned giving, and capital campaigns as the need arises
Deacons: working with the Pastors, the Diaconate is responsible for the spiritual life and growth of the congregation – including leadership of worship, new member recruitment, and oversight of the flower, usher and music committees. The Junior Deacons report to the Diaconate.
Facilities: responsible for the use, care, maintenance, and administration of all property belonging to the church, including oversight of maintenance contracts, long-term planning, and policies for facilities usage. In addition, oversees the Memorial Garden Committee.
Fellowship: charged with planning and organizing fellowship opportunities for the congregation periodically, as well as providing for fellowship each Sunday after worship. Oversees the Women’s and Men’s Fellowship committees.
Finance: responsible for supervising and managing the financial and investment affairs of the church, including preparing the annual budget, monitoring the budget throughout the year, procuring insurance as needed, and acting up on all such matters relating to financial administration of the church.
Member Care Board: charged with providing a loving ministry to church members in times of need, including delivering of altar flowers, visitation to the homebound, and coordination of funeral receptions. Oversees the work of the Compassion Group to offer care to members as needed.
Member Involvement Board: responsible for involving members in the life and leadership of the church, including making nominations to elected positions, and seeking ways to involve new members.
Mission and Outreach Board: responsible for coordinating mission activities of the church, including directing monetary support to mission organizations, and promoting opportunities for community service and social action.
Dogwood Festival Committee: responsible for overseeing the yearly Festival, including recruitment of leadership, development of budget, and coordination with the Facilities Board
Human Resources Board: oversees the personnel, compensation and employee benefit policies of the church, maintains job descriptions, and coordinates annual job reviews of staff
Memorial Garden Committee: assists the Facilities Board in the oversight of the Memorial Garden
Music: works with the Music Director to coordinate the music ministry of the church