Administration Committee

The committee is responsible for church personnel matters, building use and other administrative concerns important to running the day-to-day operations of Kirkwood. It meets on the first Wednesday of every other month at 7:00 p.m.

 

Christian Education Committee

The Christian Education Committee’s mission is to provide Biblically-based educational programs which help all ages come to know Christ through his teachings and help all ages grow in their faith.

We can do this by providing a spiritual and educational environment which:

  1. Is rooted in the Bible

  2. Helps build a closer relationship with God

  3. Nurtures the growth of Christian faith thru biblical studies

  4. Teaches Christian values

  5. Encourages the study of God’s word

Our goal is to increase the participation of the children, youth and adults of Kirkwood in Sunday School.

The committee meets on the first Sunday of each month following the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

We are responsible for:

  • All Sunday School Programs

  • Children Programs

  • Confirmation Classes

  • 3rd Grade Bible Presentations

  • Leadership Training and Teacher Workshops

  • Tuesday Night Bible Study with the Pastor (6:30 p.m.)

  • Vacation Bible School

  • Receptions for Teachers and High School Graduates

  • Rally Day

 

Congregational Care

Comprised of 3 subcommittees that meet separate or together as needed:

 

  • Kitchen CrewThe Kitchen Crew works in conjunction with other committees in hosting luncheons, dinners, receptions, etc. to encourage meal fellowship within the church family.  These events nurture and assist members of the congregation enabling them to grow as a church family and in their relationship with God through fellowship with one another.  All functions provide an opportunity for visitors and members join together over food.

  • NurtureThe Nurture Committee oversees food gifts to congregation members who are in need, who are ill, or who have recently experienced a major life transition. It also helps support members in need with visits, rides to appointments, and some in-home assistance.

  • Fellowship: Throughout the year, Fellowship provides opportunities and activities for the congregation, friends, and neighbors to gather with the Kirkwood family of believers to share themed meals, small group dinners, holiday events, crafts, and special gatherings in the spirit of fellowship, Christian love, and fun.   We organize trips to the theater, baseball games, and learning venues as we venture out of the doors of the fellowship hall into the community. It is not unusual to find Fellowship in league with the Kitchen Crew and Nurture to organize and promote a special dinner or family picnic or other gatherings where fellowship is celebrated with laughter and usually food. These three arms of the Congregational Care Committee bring all ages together where we welcome participation in one form or another. By sharing our Congregational Care, we accomplish part of our Mission Statement to be a church that cares.

 

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee handles the daily and yearly financial responsibilities. The church treasurer handles most of the day-to-day finances of Kirkwood, such as paying bills, balancing the checkbook, preparing monthly statements, and getting ready for the annual audit. Committee members oversee church spending against the budget, issue periodic donation statements to the congregation, and help prepare the annual budget to submit to the Session for approval. In addition, several members of the committee, on a rotating basis, count the church offerings every week.

Our mission statement derives from 1 Peter 4:10: “Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.”

 

We attempt, with God’s guidance and grace, to be good stewards of the gifts of Kirkwood.

 

Membership & Communications Committee

The Membership and Communications Committee focuses on ensuring that the Kirkwood congregation stays abreast of important church news.  This includes a weekly email message with current announcements and a prayer list. Other responsibilities include keeping  the church website and online calendar updated and providing news about Kirkwood events to local media outlets. The committee also coordinates with the pastor to welcome visitors and host new member classes.

 

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee fulfills the message of Christ by looking after those in need. Its mission is “To reach out to those in need, sharing God’s love through our works inspired by faith.” Outreach is responsible for organizing a number of annual projects, some of which are exclusive to Kirkwood and some of which are part of a larger mission.

  • Back Pack Ministry – back packs filled with school supplies are donated to approximately 20 children each year in support of MUST Ministries’ annual back to school program

  • Breakfast for the Homeless – volunteers prepare and serve breakfast six times per year for the homeless at the MUST Ministries shelter. Click here to sign-up to provide food for breakfast or volunteer to serve.

  • Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Gift Drive – allows parents in need to provide clothing and various necessities to their children who might not otherwise have gifts for Christmas

  • Community Classes – hosts Self-Defense, Hearing Exams, and CPR classes for members and for the community

  • The Dan Hulbert Memorial Thanksgiving Day Food Basket Drive – donations are collected to purchase and distribute food to over 50 families in need within our community

  • One Great Hour of Sharing – donations are collected to assist with disaster relief around our nation and throughout the world

  • Presbyterian Answer To Hunger (PATH) – donations are collected for use in addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty around the world

  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Mission Trip - coordinates annual adult mission trips

  • School Supply Pantry – provides supplies throughout the school year to families in need and to our neighborhood schools

Outreach meets the second Sunday of each month immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. You are encouraged to join us on our journey as we reach out to those in need within our world and share God’s love.

Presbyterian Women

Kirkwood Presbyterian Women meet the first Monday of each month, September - May, for Bible Study and fellowship. Meetings are at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall on the second floor of the church. The PW group hosts several special events during the year such as a Hot Dog Lunch in January and Spud Lunch in March. All women of Kirkwood are invited to attend. The current group hopes to spin off an evening PW meeting in the near future.

The Promise House Committee

The Kirkwood Promise House is leased to Family Promise of Cobb County and rented to graduates of their program. While the family lives at the house, FPCC works with the family. But the committee cares for the house and lawn, maintains a relationship with FPCC, and works with the transitions between families.

 

Property Committee

The Property Committee reports to the Session and is made up of members from the congregation (membership is open with no limits).  The committee meets monthly, and is responsible for maintenance and improvements to the church building and property.  Committee responsibilities include addressing church property needs, organizing congregation spring and fall work days, committee work days, and lawn care.

 

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee is responsible for coordinating the annual giving drive. The committee invites members to make a financial pledge to Kirkwood as well as a commitment of time and talents.

 

Worship Committee

The Worship Committee is the spiritual core of the Church. Our mission is to provide that Kirkwood Church has worship services that conform to the principles of the Reformed Christian Faith. As reflected in our Mission Statement, these worship services should gather us as a joyful, supportive family of faith, emphasize our relationship with God and fellow man, and send us out as disciples to proclaim, “Jesus is Lord.”

The Worship Committee is responsible for:

  • Assisting the Minister in planning personal and family worship

  • The Church music program

  • Assignment of Elders, Ushers, and Liturgists to worship services

  • Children’s worship time

  • Communion

  • Pulpit supply when the Minister is ill or on vacation

  • Decor of the sanctuary

  • Weddings and funerals

  • Special services, including

    • Ash Wednesday

    • Maundy Thursday

    • Easter Sunrise

    • Christmas Eve

  • Recording of services

  • Usher’s training program

  • The Pre-Advent Family Gathering and the Advent Devotional Booklet

  • Hanging of the Greens

We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of every month in the Adult Sunday School Classroom next to the church office. If you are interested in what our committee has to offer, please stop by during one of our meetings and say hello. You may even decide to stay for a while.

 

Youth Committee (The Four:12)

  • Regular Youth gatherings for students in grades 6-12.

  • Youth-specific Camps, Conferences, Retreats and mission work

SUNDAY WORSHIP  10:30 a.m.

 

Sunday School   9:30 a.m. during the school year

Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.

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