Ministry Teams

At First Congregational Church of Alameda, we believe that God has given each member of our community a unique set of gifts and talents. FCCA Members and Friends are encouraged by our Pastor to discover the area of ministry in which they feel called to serve. Each person is invited to take some time to pray and to discern where their passions lie and how their gifts, skills and creativity may best be used to love God and to care for our neighbors. There are a variety of areas of service, from singing in the Choir to cooking meals for our local homeless shelter to assisting with planning and leading in Sunday Worship services. We invite you to take a look and see what we are about!

 

ELECTED POSITIONS

Church Council

The Church Council is responsible for envisioning the future of the church, coordinating church activities, adopting policies and giving oversight for all church ministries.  The congregation elects the members. Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.

Page Tomblin, Moderator
Lauren Leinweber, Vice-Moderator
Laurie Monarres, Clerk
Sylvia Anderson
Kathryn Gronke
Jose Gutierrez
Josh Hurni
Karin Jensen, Nominating Chair
Teri Kennedy, Stewardship Chair
Carolyn Villa

Prudential Commission

This committee is responsible for the care and management of our church property, and for oversight of the church budget, including investment and disbursement of special funds.  The Commission also oversees the administration of personnel policies and procedures.  The congregation elects the members. Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.

Jeanie Egbert, Chair
Anne McKereghan, Treasurer
Steven Bugge
Eric Hartz
Kristi Schutjer-Mance
Leslie Sullivan, HR Team Chair

Financial Secretary

Laura King

Nominating Committee 

Karin Jensen, Chair
Neil Genson
Deborah Dunster

Delegates to Our Conference Annual Meeting and Association Gatherings

Our representatives to the Northern California Nevada Conference (NCNC) of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Bay Association of the NCNC. Elected by the congregation.

Rev. Sophia DeWitt
Jan Jones

APPOINTED COMMITTEES

2022 Budget Committee

Steven Bugge
Michelle Lerandeau
Teri Kennedy
Anne McKereghan
Rev. Laura Rose
Page Tomblin

Stewardship Team

Deborah Dunster
Jeanie Egbert
Teri Kennedy, Chair
Anne McKereghan
Rev. Laura Rose
Liz Sweet

Pastor-Parish Relations Team

Deborah Dunster
Eric Hartz
Dan Regan
Linda Shively

Human Resources Team

Leslie Sullivan, chair
Rev. Laura Rose

COVID-19 Next Steps Team

Dan Wilson, Chair
Jeanie Egbert
Michelle Lerandeau
Teri Kennedy
Lisa Martin
Rev. Laura Rose

NON-ELECTED POSITIONS

Historians

Ann Beret Johnsen
Ginny Krutilek

Worship Team

Assists the minister with various elements of worship service design and helps facilitate and encourage lay participation in worship. Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.
Jordana Autrey
Rev. Alexandra Childs
Kathryn Gronke
Eric Hartz
Karin Jensen
Janice Peterson
Rev. Laura Rose
Leslie Sullivan

MINISTRY TEAMS

Children’s Ministry

Sylvia Anderson
Dories Arias
Ron Jones
Beth Kromer
David Monarres
Liz Sweet
Page Tomblin

Congregational Care Ministry Team

Sandy Chavez
Michelle Lerandeau
Barbara Regan
Dan Regan
Rev. Laura Rose
Carole Rumsey
Linda Shively
Joyce Yee

Circle of Prayer

The Circle of Prayer is a committed group of our faith community who pray regularly for the concerns and joys of our community.
Barbara Regan, Coordinator
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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Neil Genson, Coordinator
Gail Egbert
Laura King
Michelle Lerandeau
Laurie Monarres

Lector Team

Lay leaders who assist in leading the prayers and reading scriptures during the Sunday morning worship service. Trainings are conducted as needed.  For more information contact Rev. Laura at revlaura@fccalameda.org
Paul Dannhauser
Neil Genson
Eric Hartz
Karin Jensen
Barbara Regan
Linda Shively
Leslie Sullivan

Communion Servers

Assists the ministers with serving the Sacrament of Holy Communion celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.  For more information contact Deborah Dunster.
Deborah Dunster, Coordinator
Paul Dannhauser
Teri Kennedy
Rev. Jonathan Leavy
Catherine Miller

Offering Counters

Catherine Miller
Carolyn Villa

Flower Arrangement Team

Jordana Autrey
Deborah Dunster
Emily Dunster-Farey
Neil Genson
Karin Jensen

Sanctuary Prep Team

Barbara Regan
Dan Regan
Joyce Yee

Ushers

Ushers assist with the worship service.
David Bonachea
Jeanie Egbert
Thomas McMuldren
Sahara Rose-Koeberl
Marge Schultz
Mark Villa

Incident Response Team

David Bonachea
Jeanie Egbert
Mark Villa

Fundraising & Publicity Team

Shelley Anderson
La Donna Franco
Jose Gutierrez
Karin Jensen
Teri Kennedy
Laurie Monarres
Kate Weglarz

Justice Outreach Ministry Team

Coordinates and facilitates service opportunities, including Midway Shelter Meals, and educated congregation on organizations that support justice locally and globally. Administers the Good News Ministry Fund, which is intended to serve the concrete needs of the people of the Alameda community who are not served by existing social service agencies. Meets every other month on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at 7:00pm.
Teri Kennedy, Coordinator
Joan Farnsworth
Helen Harris
Ginny Krutilek
Michelle Lerandeau
Lois Pryor
Rev. Laura Rose
Lina Rubio
Cecilia de Rubira
Carolyn Villa

Dine and Connect

Teri Kennedy, Coordinator
Jose Gutierrez, Chef
Julie Conner
Jeanie Egbert
Gail Egbert
Joan Farnsworth
Sarah Foltz
La Donna Franco
Jenny Hickman-Ronquillo
Karin Jensen
Anika Jensen
Avril Jensen
Beth Kromer
Ginny Krutilek
Lauren Leinweber
Michelle Lerandeau
Mary Loughran
Catherine Miller
Rosalind Miller
Mike Ronquillo
Lina Rubio
Marge Schultz
Page Tomblin
Carolyn Villa
Mark Villa
Theo Wilson
Lorna Williams

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Service Times & Directions

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:30 A.M.

Sacrament of Holy Communion the first Sunday of every month

Sunday School 10:45 and Nursery Care provided for infants and toddlers

11:45 A.M. Fellowship - Social Hall

12 Noon Youth Group - Youth Group Room

Visitors Are Always Welcome!


1912 Central Avenue
Alameda, California 94501
(510) 522-6012