Get Involved with Financial Oversight
The First Parish By-Laws describe several committees that are required in order to address the financial needs of the church. These committees are made up of church members and are responsible for acquiring pledges and endowments from parishioners, and for overseeing the use and investment of funds needed to keep the church solvent and functioning smoothly. They only open to members of the congregation.
Board of Trustees
Such projects can range from purchasing yard equipment to installing solar panels on the church roof. Most projects that require funding are approved at the Annual Meeting. When necessary, the Trustees will present a project that represents a change to the approved budget at a Special Meeting for church member approval. The chair of the Board of Trustees is an officer of the church.
The Board of Trustees has nine members, three of which are replaced yearly by election at the Annual Meeting.
If you are interested in a future position as a Trustee, contact any Trustee or the Moderator through the church office at 846-3773.
Starting in the spring, the committee plans a series of informational presentations that acquaint parishioners with the stewardship goals for the coming year, often through personal stories of what giving means individually and to the church. We also use the opportunity to remind parishioners that stewardship comes in many forms: in addition to financial support, stewardship takes place whenever a person donates their time or talents.
The Stewardship Committee is coordinated by the Council and there is no set number of members or term limits.
If you are interested in a future position on the Stewardship Committee, contact the Moderator through the church office at 846-3773.
Trust Fund Investment Committee
The committee has seven members, two of whom are appointed by the Board of Trustees, and five who are elected at the Annual Meeting. Approximately one third of these committee members are rotated yearly for a term of three years.
If you are interested in a future position on the Trust Fund Investment Committee, contact any member of the Trust Fund Investment Committee or the Moderator through the church office at 846-3773.
The Collector is elected at the Annual Meeting for a term of two years and is an officer of the church.
If you are interested in a future position as the Collector, contact the Moderator through the church office at 846-3773.