"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's hunger meet."
The creative richness of the CMCL experience is due in large part to the generous way our individual "gifts" are shared. We celebrate each other through the appreciation of what we each have to offer, whether it is music, art, organizing events, or connecting with and inspiring our youth...the list is endless. What carries the most grace is how often others identify and acknowledge a gift still unknown to ourselves.
The committees at CMCL provide the backbone of the church. As a participitory congregation, important input and direction for the execution of programs and outreach come from these groups. Being a part of a committee is not just a bureaucratic exercise, it is an invitation to dynamically contribute to the life of the church.
Christian Education, Children and Youth Programs
Develops appropriate curriculum for Kindergarten through 12th grade children; provides teachers for youth Christian Education programs, provides materials and other supportive resources for teachers.
Christian Education, Adult Programs
Selects topics, book studies, special emphases for Adult Christian Education classes for fall, winter and spring quarters; secures teachers or group leaders; determines format for presentation; locates space and publicizes programs.
Works with pastor(s) to provide guidance on overall order and tone of worship services including the development of seasonal themes. Coordinates and oversees worship participants, such as worship and song leaders, musicians and greeter/usher volunteers; provides direction for worship environment.
Creates a healthy, dynamic, diverse and welcoming church experience for church attendees and newcomers through the formation and nurturance of small groups.
Justice and Spirituality
Initiates and manages outreach and spiritual nurture opportunities for the congregation; identifies and evaluates local agencies to receive grant monies to support church growth projects outside the CMCL community; invites speakers to share special initiatives involved in peace, justice and community service missions.
Oversees maintenance and repair of church facility; sets policy for use of church building by outside groups.
Initiates and organizes fellowship gatherings of the congregation including special events and meals for households in times of special need. Provides coffee and tea service during Sunday morning fellowship hour.
Acquires and maintains appropriate play material and equipment for child care areas; schedules volunteers to supervise child care during worship and Christian Education times.
Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster
328 West Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Lead Pastor: Susan Gascho-Cooke
Associate Pastor: Chad Martin Staff Directory