the ministries meet as ruling elders in a governing group called the session. Ruling elders oversee the welfare of the church and the spread of the gospel.
CONNECTIONS MINISTRY-chairperson larry bush Who we are & what we do
The Connections Ministry's goal to to keep the congregation connected - to each other and to the community we serve. Through dedication and devotion and led by God's will, this ministry organizes and hosts many social and service events. We strive for a multi-generational approach to all we do, making sure to be inclusive to all.
The Connections ministry committee consists of:
youth discipleship-chairperson TBA who we are & what we do
CHILDREN'S DISCIPLESHIP-CHAIRPERSON HARVEY BOHNER WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO The Children's Discipleship Ministry Team provides activities that help our children grow in the knowledge of God through the love of Jesus Christ. We are also blessed to have many other members of the Fort King congregation support and assist in making sure the children understand the important message that each one of them are so special to God who loves them so much. Our Sunday School for children meets after the Children's Sermon at the Worship time in the Christian Education Building until the end of the service. Children do not have Sunday School the first Sunday of the month as they participate in Communion with their parents. We are so blessed to have excellent teachers who share their knowledge of God with the students. Children's Sunday School is for children from kindergarten to sixth grade. Other responsibilities for this ministry team are: 1. Providing volunteers to help in the nursery with children up to 5 years of age. 2. Provide a Vacation Bible School program along with adults and the youth group. 3. Organize a Rally Day program to kick off the Sunday School Year.
Members of this team are: Harvey Bohner (chair), Kathy Bohner, Liesha Herron, and Becky Wolf.
adult discipleship- chairperson mary beth neely who we are & what we do
The Adult Discipleship ministry has responsibility for a full-range of church activities involving adults of all ages. These include: the Crossroads II Adult Sunday School classes, Lenten Services, Advent Services, and Adult Vacation Bible School. Members of the Crossroads II Sunday morning class are a varied, intelligent, and discerning audience. Come to the class and be stimulated by presentations on a variety of Christian topics.
(See menu item "More"/"Crossroads II Teaching Topics" for details on past & upcoming Crossroads II presentation topics). The ministry committee members are: Mary Beth Neely, Peter Messmore, John Moxley, Louise Olivarez, and Gwynn Pealer. The church pastor serves as an adviser to the ministry.
mission-chairperson-Lorraine Fuller who we are & what we do
The Mission Ministry seeks to embrace, connect, and empower each member’s relationship with God, with each other and with the global community. We understand that as Christians we are charged to move out into the community and the world to further the building of the Kingdom of God in Christ Jesus. We know that in so doing we move closer to God and to each other as individuals and as a community of faith. It is in that context that the Mission Ministry works to lead the congregation in the following ways:
Support of the Interfaith Emergency Services, Domestic Violence Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, and Ward-Highlands Elementary School on a continuing basis by food drives, work days of service, collections of supplies and clothing, serving monthly dinners, and many other ways to help meet their most pressing needs.
Help with financial support to the Jamaica Ecumenical Mutual Mission and PCUSA offerings such as the Disaster Relief, Joy Offering, Pentecost Offering and One Great Hour of Sharing.
Host quarterly blood drives.
Organize and support projects for active community involvement such as a drive for Kimberly Center, our Ice Cream Social which highlights a local mission and Alternative Christmas Fair to assist those in need in Marion County and worldwide.
ASK ABOUT JOINING OUR EXCITING MINISTRY AND SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY! Mission Ministry Members: Chair Lorraine Fuller, Sally and Steve Layendecker, Bill Reed, Sue Thomas and Elena Whitaker.
presbyterian women-chairperson kathy bohner who we are & what we do
All women of the church are Presbyterian Women. Presbyterian Women (PW) of Fort King Presbyterian Church is not an organization to join, but a way for women who are members of the church to grow in knowledge of the love of Jesus Christ, to fulfill their Christian responsibilities, and to maintain Christian Community. Presbyterian Women study the Bible, get to know one another, provide hospitality and pastoral care, are involved in mission and stewardship, and develop leaders for the whole church. Join A Circle of Your Choice If you have not attended a Circle meeting before, plan to start in September with our new study. Esther Circle meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 P.M. in members' homes. Deborah Circle meets the 3rd Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Session Room.
Coordinating Team: Moderator- Kathy Bohner Treasurer- Bernice Henry Secretary- Sue Thomas Historian- Nell Clegorne Spiritual Life and Worship- Margy Marshall Mission Interpreter- Judy Harriss Leadership and Resources- Judy Bowman Christian Community Outreach- Keay Forman, Sue Thomas Christian Women United- Elena Whitaker Fellowship Coordinator- Nancy Stephenson Members at Large- Nancy Copeland, Sheena Schlegel Esther Circle Leader- Heidi Lawson Deborah Circle Leader- Marianne Fullarton
worship-chairperson becky wolf who we are & what we do
Our Worship Ministry seeks to plan and create a vibrant, inclusive, challenging and meaningful worship experience for everyone who worships with us, that is also “honest to God”. We act as leaders in Ft King Presbyterian to help provide a variety of worship experiences that include music, communion on the first Sunday of each month, and other elements of a strong worship service.
Acolytes - recognizing and empowering our youth who serve to
welcome the Spirit through lighting of candles
Communion - organizing our Elders who volunteer to serve
Flowers - Make certain we have some.
Music - We support and encourage our Music Director, Rick
Roberts and his volunteer choir.
Readers - Members volunteer to read the first Lesson from
the Bible each week.
Sound Board - AV support: for sound and projection of some of
the liturgy. This is coordinated by volunteers.
Ushers - organizing the various ministries and individuals who
receive the offering each Sunday
Affirmations - recognizing those in our church family who
quietly do so many things to make our family a welcoming and inclusive community to all.
View from the Pews - We welcome suggestions from all in our
church family and discuss how to best implement them.
Pastoral Input - The Pastor serves as an advisor to the
Worship Ministry as we work together to serve God.
We meet the first or second Monday of the month at 1:30 PM and work diligently to be effective drivers of our church “bus” -- not just passengers. Please join us; the more drivers the better.
Becky Wolf is our Chair and Mary Beth Neely, Susan Jensen, Rick Roberts, Judith Bullen, Afriyie Dankyl, Anne MacKay and Margy Marshall are our faithful and energetic drivers.
congregational care-chairperson-bernice henry who we are & what we do
The purpose of the Congregational Care Ministry is to support the members of the congregation a variety of ways. Members of the ministry aid in providing pastoral care, meals for members after hospital stays, memorial receptions, contact with college and military members, maintenance of medical closet and first aid supplies (in office and in kitchen), maintaining current membership rolls, disaster issues, and contact with the prayer chain and prayer shawl ministry.
Members of the ministry are: Chair, Bernice Henry, Sue Chancey, Nancy Copeland, Claudette Deans, Keay Forman, Marianne Fullarton, Sally Layendecker, Anne MacKay, Margy Marshall, Jo Anne Parramore, Sheena Schlegel and Sue Thomas.
finance/administration ministry-chairperson steve layendecker who we are and what we do
The following represent our responsibilities:
Stewardship Campaign : recruitment of Stewardship team, continuous follow up on progress of the campaign, organizing financial results so they can be used in determining FKPC yearly budget.
FKPC Budget : using the projected pledge total from the Stewardship Campaign to discern a monthly/yearly budget for the church. Collect proposed budgets from all ministries and use previous year's expenditures from individual P&L line totals to arrive at an equitable line by line, ministry by ministry budget. Submit proposed budget to Session for approval.
Integrity of Financial data : analyze the reported financial dataat our monthly meetings to insure the integrity of the statements. Correct any mistakes.
Present financial data to session at the monthly session meetings.
Present financial data to congregation thru The Link on a monthly basis.
Present to the congregation any educational opportunities relative to our Ministry.
Secure all collections and offerings after Worship
Insure that the deposit is taken to the bank on a weekly basis.
Members of the ministry are: Steve Layendecker - Chair Lenore Lord Philips - Treasurer Members: Ben Parramore Carl Thomas David MacKay Bob Henry
Personnel who we are and what we do
The church personnel Committee is responsible for implementing the church’s personnel policies and for the management of full and part-time staff. It operates under national , state, and local labor laws as well as the requirements of the PCUSA.
The Ministry members are: Bob Schlegel, Chair, Mary Beth Neely, Lauren Merriam, , Rick Tomberlin, Pastor (ex-officio)
property - chairperson bill pangrass who we are and what we do
The Property Ministry will continue to be generally responsible for the care and maintenance of the church property. The Property Ministry will also recommend to the Session any improvements and additions to the church property. Major 2017 Property Ministry projects include; To replace carpet in Sanctuary building and reupholster pews. To implement recommendations submitted by the City of Ocala energy audit specialists that include upgrade HVAC thermostats, insulate HVAC air return systems, and convert lighting to energy saving fixtures. Necessary preparation and upgrades of the two houses on church property for the use of the buildings, to be determined by the Session. Estimate renovation expense is included in the 2018 budget request.
The Property Ministry has also been assigned the following responsibilities: Compliance with applicable fire prevention codes Availability and condition of fire prevention equipment Availability and condition of security systems. To implement policies for all church property, especially the fellowship hall and kitchen. To require contracts and collect user fees for rental of church facilities according with the property policy adopted by the Session. To negotiate and prepare contracts for Session approval. For the maintenance and condition of the church bus. For supervising of the lawn, trees, shrubbery, irrigation system, driveways, parking areas, and Memorial Garden. For supervising of janitorial work necessary to keep buildings clean. For recruiting volunteers for light cleaning and grounds maintenance.
For preparation of the buildings on Sunday and special church events, unlocking the doors, turning on appropriate lights and HVAC. For turning off lights, HVAC and locking all doors after the above. To plan and conduct spring and fall “clean up” days.
Members of the ministry are: Bill Pangrass, chair, Ben Paramore, Alan Mease, Joan Woods, and Debbie Gallaway.
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