Boards and Committees of the Byfield Parish Church.
The purpose of this list is to inform the congregation and briefly describe the function of each organization. This way you can prayerfully consider participating on a committee or board. There are no pre-requisites for serving other than Church membership. There are vacancies on all. For more information contact a member of the Nominating Committee or call the church office at 978-352-2022
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The Administrative Committee shall be responsible for handling the business affairs of the Church not specifically assigned to other boards, committees, or officers. Chairperson, Don Hudson, 978-346-8992.
The AV Committee shall operate and maintain audio and video resources during Byfield Parish services and for BPC events where such provisions are requested. This committee currently operates under the Music Committee. For questions, contact Bob Lathrop, 978-807-2955
The Christian Education Committee shall have general direction of the work of the Church School and shall act as an advisory committee for all Christian educational activity throughout the Church. Chairperson, Jacob Murray, 978-948-5392.
The Diaconate will give an individual the opportunity to show love and caring to God’s Church, people within the surrounding community, and, in particular, the BPC community. It is an opportunity to grow in service and in faith and to pray for needs individually and as a group. Chairperson, Jane Spellman, 978-356-0508.
The Finance Committee shall prepare an annual budget for the Church in cooperation with each committee, board, and officer responsible for establishing a budgeted item. It shall review the entire budget with the Church Council prior to presentation for approval at the Annual Meeting. It shall continually review the financial condition of the Church and take appropriate action when necessary. Chairperson, Ron West, 978-462-1183.
The Flower Committee shall make provision for flowers for each Sunday’s worship service and for other seasonal or special services. They shall be responsible for the provision of special decorations for the meetinghouse for special seasons such as Christmas and Easter. Chairperson, Minda Fowler, 978-352-2022.
The Hospitality Committee hosts coffee hour on Sundays. They also help with special receptions such as for new members or to acknowledge new graduates. They organize other events for fellowship. They assist other committees when requested with events. Chairperson, Karin Sylvester, 978-352-7013.
The Missions Committee directs the administration of Missions within the Byfield Parish Church. We encourage prayer for missionaries, meet with missionaries seeking financial support, stay in contact with missionaries, and update the congregation and Church Council. The committee is also responsible for hosting, planning and preparing events for visiting and returning missionaries so they can share with the congregation what God is doing through their efforts in the Missions field. Chairperson, Doug Dawes, 978-352-2058.
The Music Committee shall be responsible for the provision of suitable music for Church services; coordinate special musical events throughout the year. They shall encourage and support the church’s volunteer musicians including the choir, praise band, sound room technicians, and special music contributors. Chairperson, Ryan Durkee, 978-930-9599.
The Nominating Committee shall present to the Annual Meeting of the Church, and at other times as circumstances may require, a list of nominations for officers, boards, committees, or other positions prescribed by the by-laws. Chairperson, Jay Lingerman, 978-412-1895.
The Board of Trustees shall be responsible for the care, custody, maintenance, and repair of the Church’s real and tangible personal property. Chairperson, Greg Maffei, 978-417-9264