Oakland church

Ministry Service Teams – 2016-17

Our ministry teams are long-standing volunteer teams that coordinate closely with our clergy and staff to brainstorm, strategize, make recommendations, recruit volunteers and develop plans on how to effectively do ministry in various areas of church life.

We believe that ministry is for everyone! Our church offers the opportunity for all members and friends to take a full part in the life of the church. For that reason, every member of the church, and those friends who wish it, serve the church through membership in one or more of these Service areas:

Invitation, Welcome, and Fellowship

  • Pastor Laurie with Suzie Harris, Paula Byrens and Sheila Helms
  • Our mission is to practice extravagent hospitality, invitation and welcome; and assimilate newcomers into our faith community.

Care and Concern

  • Pastor Laurie with support from many
  • Our mission is to celebrate and care for friends & members of this community and beyond.

Social Media and Systems

  • Nancy Montier, Pastor Laurie
  • Our mission is to get the word out about who we are through social media (website, facebook, weekly emails, electronic media); track and remind volunteers.

Stewardship

  • Pastor Laurie, Office Manager, Chris Rutter
  • Our mission is to engage members and friends fully in the life of this community, discovering and using their talents for the greater good.

Spiritual Life  (worship & education)

  • Pastor Laurie with Tom Manly as chairperson; Nila Oakes, Cheryl Jones, David Guerra, and Sheila Helms.
  • Our mission is to inspire spirituality through our worship services, education and our music programs; to enhance the faith journey of Skyline and the wider community.

Green Team

  • Catherine Kessler & Janet Gomes (co-chairs)
  • Our mission is to enhance and maintain the buildings and the sacred ground of the Church, and to and maximize the appropriate use of our facilities, including rentals, and coordinate education about eco-justice for Skyline and beyond

Justice & Witness

  • Nancy Taylor & Mirtha Ninayauer (co-chairs)
  • Our mission is to coordinate charity and justice, locally and globally

Children, Youth, & Families

  • Eli’jah Carroll (director)
  • Our mission is to advocate for children, youth, and families in all areas of church life, and partner with the preschool and other area CYF groups.

Finance Group

  • Chris Rutter,  Pastor Laurie, Carol Dutra
  • Our mission is to plan the annual budget, and long term capital projects for the church, preschool and rentals, monitor, and inform the congregation about status.

Skyline Council

  • Current leaders are listed below.
  • Special service team dedicated to the operations of the church.  These leaders are elected by the community members and meet monthly.

Service Team meetings are ably led, purposeful, and efficient. They are also fun! Ours is a healthy and vibrant church, and the degree of participation in the life of the church is among the highest. Participation is an invitation to bring your gifts and inspiration, have fun, and serve God.

Church Council: July, 2017 – June, 2018

Skyline Council (voting)

Moderator……………………………………. Steve Kilgore

Vice Moderator…………………………….. Carolyn Noble

Treasurer………………………………………Chris Rutter

Green Team…………………………………. Catherine Kessler & Janet Gomes

Justice & Witness………………………….. Nancy Taylor & Mirtha Ninayauer

Councilor at Large…………………………. TBD

Invitation, Welcome & Fellowship…..  TBD

Care & Concern……………………………..  TBD

Council Members (non-voting)

Children, Youth & Families………………..Sheryl Johnson

Weddings & Events……………………….. Lee Rutter

Minister ……………………………………… Pastor Laurie

Spiritual Life………………………………… David Guerra & David Styers

Treasurer………………………………………Chris Rutter

Financial Secretary…………………………Wil Eng

Personnel…………………………………… Chris Rutter, Tom Manley, Pastor Laurie

Council Scribe……………………………… Lee Rutter

Preschool Liason………………………….. Chris Rutter, Pastor Laurie

Nominating Committee…………………… Paula Byrens, Tom Manley, Pastor Laurie

Pastoral Relations…………………………. Tom Manley, Dave Byrens

To let us know what your interest or questions are, please email us or call at 510-531-8212.