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MINISTERS
All the Faithful People
PASTOR
Pastor Greg Brady
WORSHIP DIRECTOR
Joshua Turner
ORGANIST
Betty Steiner
NURSERY WORKER
Stephanie Weis & our faithful volunteers
CHURCH CUSTODIAN
Dan Tebbe
SECRETARY
Gail Lauchner
BOOKKEEPER
Kim Etter
MEET OUR STAFF
 
ELDERS/DEACONS/OFFICERS

Our leadership structure reflects the Biblical model of church leadership featuring Elders and Deacons. There are currently five Elders including the Pastor, who oversee the work of Christ's church. Each Elder is responsible for one of the five core areas of church life; Pastoral, Edification, Evangelism, Administration and Exaltation.

PASTORAL & TEACHING ELDER - Pastor & Elder Greg Brady
(non-elected)
As Teaching Elder, Greg preaches and teaches the scriptures in order to help grow the church in maturity of faith and helps coordinate the relational and caring ministries of the church.
Follow-Up Care - Deacon Kristi Starbuck (2017 - 2019)
Committee
Diane Gieseking, Gale Starks, Bev Wilcox, Brenda Winter
Dorcas - (Reporting directly to Pastor Greg)
Committee
2017 officers - Barb Burgett (President), Sue Lawrence (Vice-President), Lorene Bastilla (Treasurer), Ruth Brusack (Secretary) Mary Bauman (Corresponding Secretary)
Prayer Chain
Coordinatoors
Miriam DeVries (phone chain) TBD (email prayers) (2017)
EDIFICATION - Elder Terry Bell (2016-2018)
The Edification Elder oversees the discipleship ministries of the church, including adult small groups, Bible studies, and Sunday school for children, teens, and adults, VBS.
Adult Discipleship - OPEN (2016)
Youth Education - Deacon Jennifer Schaible (2017 - 2019)
Committee
Sunday School - Jim Burgett, Mike Schaible, Melissa Brady, Stacey Zobrist, Jennifer Schaible
EVANGELISM - Elder & Moderator Jim Burgett (2017-2019)

The Evangelism Elder oversees the evangelism ministry of FCC, which seeks to share the good news of God’s love in word and deed and grow God’s Kingdom, locally in the Highland area as well as globally.

FCC Missions - Deacon Judie Chaney (2015 - 2017)
Committee
Barb Burgett
Fusion (Youth) - Deacon Brenna Bell (2016 - 2018)
Committee
Stacey Zobrist, Jessica Bell, Jenna Bell, Sarah DeVries, Miriam DeVries, Shawn Fitzpatrick, Debbie McNeilly, Pastor Greg
Social Committee (Reporting directly to Jim Burgett)
Committee
Debbie McNeilly (Co-Chair), Kathy Durham (Co-Chair), Brooke Lipe
Website
Webmaster
Brian Knobloch | blockplanedesigns (2017)
HACSM
Coordinatoor
Pete Pisaneschi (2017)
Relevant Pregnancy Options Center
Coordinatoor
Susan Brady
ADMINISTRATION - Elder & Vice-Moderator Dave Mollet (2015-2017)

The Administration Elder oversees ministries related to the personnel, finances, buildings, and property of FCC.

Facilities - Deacon Jim Brusack (2015 - 2017)
Committee
Jim Crase, Mike Lawrence, Dave Durham, Larry Chatham
Finances - Deacon Sue Lawrence (2016 - 2018)
Committee
Dave Durham, Debbie McNeilly, Mike Schaible, Bryan Bastilla
EXALTATION - Elder Dean DeVries (2015-2017)

The Exaltation Elder coordinates the worship and music ministries of the church as well as ministries that support our worship services.

Music/Schedule - Deacon Don Chaney (2015 - 2017)
Committee
TBD
Nursery/Usher/Ac./Communion - Deacon Glenna Potter (2015 - 2017)
Committee
Debbie Clemmings, Miriam DeVries, Ed Potter
Committee
Nursery - Judie Chaney (Chair), Stephanie Weis
Head Usher
Ushers
Brian Zobrist (2016), Ed Potter (Assistant)
OFFICERS OF THE CHURCH
(Serving Under the Administration)
Treasurer
Bryan Bastilla (2016-2018)
Financial Secretary
Debbie McNeilly (2015-2017)
Church Clerk
Esther Brown (2016-2018)
Historian
Bryan Gerling (2015-2019)
Auditor
Open (2016-2018)
First Congregational Chruch - Highland, IL 2017 Vacation Bible School
SERMONS
This Week's
SERMON
07/09/2017
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Last Week's
SERMON
07/02/2017
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UPCOMING EVENTS
July
12 & 15
VBS Setup
Fellowship Hall
July
14
July
17-21
Vacation Bible School
FCC Fellowship Hall - 6:00-8:15pm
July
23
Kid/Family Friendly Worship Service
FCC - 10:15am
July
26
Open Leadership Ministry Planning Meeting (evaluating FCC Ministries)
Fellowship Hall - 6:30pm
July
29
FCC Work Day
FCC - 8:00am
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