Officers & Committees

Position Officer Contact
Treasurer John Kryzwicki treasurer@fplincoln.org
Assistant Treasurer Mary Briggs
Clerk Sylvia Perry
Moderator Barbara Sampson

Latest Committee News

Parish Committee Meeting: June 2020

July 10th, 2020|

Parish Committee Meeting: June 2020 June 17, 2020   Members in attendance: Nick Covino (Chair), Chris Andrysiak, Priscilla Damon, Dwight Gertz, Carrie Marotta, Tim Moynihan, R.L. Smith, Jeani Welsh, Peter Hussey, Jane O’Rourke, [...]

FPL Council of Committees Meeting: April 2020

May 5th, 2020|

Council of Committees Meeting: April 2020 April 29, 2020 Attendees: R.L. Smith, Tucker Smith, Gina Halsted, Kim Buell, Larry Buell, Sarah Andrysiak, Joan Mansfield, Gary Taylor, Janet Boynton, Mary Helen Lorenz, Mimsy Beckwith, [...]

Committee Chair Contact
Adult Programs

Works with Ministerial staff and church committees to develop classes, workshops, and discussions with a focus on spiritual, religious and moral topics. Also supports Small Groups, Book Groups, and Antiracism efforts.

Mary Helen Lorenz adultprograms@fplincoln.org
Care Committee

Provides care to any parish member seeking comfort, strength, or connection during times of illness, major life transitions, or not being able to get to church. This can include cooking meals, singing with the By Your Side Singers, sending cards, or visiting those in need.

Kathy Huber, Kim Buell fplcares@fplincoln.org
Deacons

The ten-member board of Deacons serves the spiritual interests of the church. Deacons work with lay leaders and ushers in preparing services, welcoming new members, overseeing the Lenten booklet, providing guest Ministers and speakers, and planning summer services. Deacons are elected at the Annual Meeting and serve three-year terms.

Paula Waterman deacons@fplincoln.org
Facilities Committee

The church buildings and grounds are managed and maintained under the direction of the Facilities Committee, appointed by the Parish Committee.

Peter Sugar
Flower Committee

Flowers in the sanctuary are often given by parishioners in memory of loved ones or to commemorate special events. This is facilitated by the Flower Committee.

Nancy Henderson flowercommittee@fplincoln.org
FPL Green

Promotes programs and initiatives aimed at addressing the climate crisis and cherishing the living earth

Tom Walker fplgreen@fplincoln.org
Generous Giving Committee

Generous Giving Committee is responsible for designing the plans and executing the processes needed to ensure that financial support from the congregation is available to provide for the operation and mission of First Parish.

Sarah Andrysiak generousgiving@fplincoln.org
Hospitality Committee

Provides light refreshments for the “Coffee Hour” after church each Sunday. A two person Team commits to one Sunday each month (September-June). “Extras” are frequently needed to provide extra cookies or help with holidays!

Mimsy Beckwith hospitality@fplincoln.org
May Market

A “trash and treasure” sale takes place in the spring of every other year and is run by a number of volunteers. Donated items are collected throughout the year and stored until the day of the sale.

Tucker Smith maymarket@fplincoln.org
Music Committee

The Music Committee works with the choir director to help create and direct musical programs, and is responsible for the choir and musical instruments.

Joan Mansfield music@fplincoln.org
Nominating Committee

Composed of six elected members, the committee nominates candidates for the Parish Committee, Board of Deacons, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Moderator, and Clerk.

Barbara Sampson nominatingcommittee@fplincoln.org
Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee exists to research, donate to and partner with outside organizations that serve the needy and promote social and environmental justice, to administer the annual Jean Wood Preston Endowment grants, to sponsor congregation-wide activities and events to promote peace and justice, and to oversee the formation and sustainability of Faith in Action groups within the church.

Ralph Smith outreachcommittee@fplincoln.org
Parish Committee

Responsible for the overall management of the church, Parish Committee members are elected at the Annual Meeting and serve three-year terms. To bring concerns to the committee, contact the Parish Committee chair.

Nick Covino
Personnel Committee

Assists the Parish Committee and Minister with employee related matters, maintains and fulfills the personnel policies, is appointed by the Parish Committee.

Ralph Smith personnel@fplincoln.org
Transition Team

The Transition Team is working to aid in congregational self-reflection and self-definition in preparation for the search for a settled minister.

Gina Halsted transitionteam@fplincoln.org
Welcoming Committee

Reaches out to new members, helps them integrate into the community and provides social events. Join to help meet and greet new First Parish members!

Jennie Morris, Mary Stechschulte welcoming@fplincoln.org
Youth Programs Committee

This committee works with the Director of Religious Education to oversee the RE program and recruit volunteers. It also assists in the planning of events for children and families such as the Advent Workshop, Christmas Pageant, Celebration Sunday, and more!

Terry Green youthprograms@fplincoln.org