SCF CHURCH OVERSIGHT
- Church Management Board | Gene Krueger, Chair (206-384-7067, email@example.com)
Purpose: Manages the operation and ministry of the church in accordance with the church’s Vision Statement and By-Laws.
SCF MINISTRY TEAMS
- Bake Sale | Diana Gustavson, Chair (541-633-7936, firstname.lastname@example.org) & Ronda Floyd, Co-Chair (704-497-1447, email@example.com)
Purpose: Serves as a fundraiser for the SCF outreach programs by conducting an annual Bake Sale & Holiday Gifts event called Visions of Sugarplums. Workshops are offered throughout the year in preparation for this event.
- Building & Grounds Committee (NEW) | Dave Drescher, Chair (503-475-5500, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Purpose: Oversees maintenance of SCF building and grounds. This includes removal of snow and ice to provide safe access to the building, and working on landscape beautification projects. The committee also manages contracts and agreements for elevator maintenance, the HVAC system and fire alarm monitoring. The Committee coordinates directly with the Safety and Security Committee and the Building Usage Committee to provide seamless management of our home. This committee is responsible for identification and management of ongoing maintenance and repair requirements for the facilities.
- Communications Team | Mark & Cindy McConnell, Chairs (541-270-9784, email@example.com)
Purpose: Provides information about SCF through brochures, news articles, signs, and advertisements in the Sunriver magazine.
- Congregational Care | Pastor Nancy Green, Chair (541-410-9173, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Purpose: Provides practical and emotional help to our parish family in cooperation with Pastor Nancy. This may include: providing homebound SCF members with personal visits, phone calls, or letters; providing nourishment for SCF members who are ill or are recuperating after surgery through Meal Train; offering spiritual help to members experiencing loss or physical setbacks through prayer and prayer shawls; and providing help and presence through training of the Stephen Ministers Program.
- Education Team | Pastor Rob Pearson, Chair (541-593-1183, email@example.com)
Purpose: Offers a variety of personal and relational growth opportunities (topically and by way of format) to stimulate holistic transformation and renewal of SCF members through study, prayer, and the grace of the Holy Spirit.
A Sunday School program for children is provided during the worship service that is age-appropriate in content and presentation. Additional learning opportunities for children will be considered if capable and committed staff are available. Due to the current Covid challenge, a Children’s Sunday School program will not resume until spring 2022.
Purpose: Supports and promotes activities which spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. This includes supporting selected mission efforts at home and abroad, and offering opportunities to bring a spiritual witness or enlightenment to our congregation and local area. Each supported mission has a champion to communicate with the mission and regularly report to the congregation.
- Special Events | Gina Rosbrook, Chair (541-593-2663, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Purpose: Provides coordination of special events, i.e., memorial services, birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions.
- Sunday Coffee | Sally Heise, Chair (541-390-0027, email@example.com)
Purpose: Provides, on a rotational basis, refreshments for the weekly after worship service coffee time.
Purpose: Provides a summer fellowship opportunity for both regular SCF members and newcomers to enjoy the warm Central Oregon summer season and get better acquainted with each other.
- Membership Team | Jenny Long, Chair (541-593-4055, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Purpose: Presenting SCF as a welcoming and inclusive church for newcomers and to enable them to learn about our community and ministries through New Member Classes. We will support newcomers through the membership process towards making a commitment to our congregation at the New Member Recognition. We encourage and enable new members to discover their serving gifts and share them within and outside the church.
- Cans for Care and Share Team | Mark McConnell (541-270-1313), Co-Chair & Bette Butler, Co-Chair (541-647-7982)
Purpose: This crew of volunteers empties the collection bin for Oregon Deposit cans and bottles at the North Store every day of the week. Members of the crew take on a particular day of the week, sometimes sharing that day with another crew member. The funds collected are donated directly to Care and Share (tracked through UPCAP) and are used to purchase the fresh foods needed for food distributions to those in need. The average annual contribution to Care and Share exceeds $10,000.00!!
- Music Planning Team | Pastor Rob Pearson, Chair (541-593-1183, email@example.com)
Purpose: This committee plans the congregational music for weekly and seasonal worship services, working in conjunction with the Worship Committee.
- Wood Ministry | John Salzar, Chair (541-420-1931)
Purpose: From the cutting of trees to the splitting of logs to the delivery of wood to a person who would otherwise go cold through the winter, this is a most rewarding place into which to put your time!
The Sunriver Volunteer Firewood Program (SVFP) was formed by members and friends of Sunriver Christian Fellowship (SCF) church in 2019 to carry on the work previously performed for the past 17 years by The Care and Share Firewood Program made up of members of SCF and Holy Trinity Churches.
Basically, the SVFP’s purpose is to collect, split, and then deliver free firewood to our less fortunate neighbors in South Deschutes County. Since its inception, well over 2,000 cords of firewood have been distributed.
The group is made up of retired individuals from in and around Sunriver. Most are members of Sunriver Christian Fellowship. The group adopted the nickname “The Wood Chuckers” last year and now have shirts and hats with our logo on them. We normally work for two hours each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings throughout the year…weather permitting.
Besides giving away firewood, the team also sells surplus firewood to folks who can afford to pay for it. A little of this money is used to purchase gasoline, oil, and hydraulic fuel for our splitters, but the vast majority goes to support the local food bank. Our base of operations is a lot donated to us off Solar Drive, just outside Sunriver.
All hours involved in the collection, splitting, and delivering of the firewood are donated by The Wood Chuckers. The team ranges in age from the mid to late 60’s up to the mid to late 80’s. Because we are all volunteers and have very active lives, no one feels compelled to show up “to work” every work day or feels guilty if they have something else scheduled i.e., vacation, doctor’s appointments, golf, fishing, etc. Some are “sun-birds” who travel South for the winter.
If you would like to learn more about The Wood Chuckers…or maybe even want to volunteer, please contact John Salzer, (541) 420-1931.
Purpose: Encourages the sharing of time and talent and encouraging congregational participation when there is practical need (i.e. Care & Share, Habitat, Free Wheelchairs, etc.). Plans and disseminates funds covering two broad areas:
- UPCAP (Up Close & Personal) Jane Boubel, Chair (541-593-2641, JaneBoubel53@gmail.com)
Meeting needs of our local area families and children (primarily food, clothing, shelter, medical, and transportation). Works directly with Three Rivers School to support students and families.
Learn More about Upcap
- National-International Terry & Gina Tjaden, Co-Chairs (Terry: 626-675-7100, Gina: 541-489-7599, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Supporting charitable activities and needs outside our immediate area and overseas. Each outreach agency SCF supports must have a “champion” that provides information to the congregation regarding the ministry’s purpose and work.
The UPCAP committee at Sunriver Christian Fellowship has the following mission statement: Guided by the Holy Spirit in its efforts to ease suffering, witness to the Good News, and restore hope in the world.
The major programs of UPCAP seek to help those most at need in our community. It responds to requests for emergency assistance, specifically shelter, utilities, food, medical, and transportation assistance. It works with other agencies to support the physical and mental needs of families in crisis.
UPCAP is a major supporter of Care and Share in its efforts to provide monthly food boxes to families in the Sunriver and LaPine zip codes. It purchases fruit and collects food and monetary donations for Care and Share. SCF also has the leadership of the can and bottle recycling program that generates over $10,000 each year for the purchase of food. You may bring your redeemable cans and bottles to the east side of the North Store where there is an enclosure to put them in. For more information contact Mark/Cindy McConnell at email@example.com.
Three Rivers School receives help through UPCAP for clothing and educational needs, as well as support for extra-curricular activities not supported by the School District.
UPCAP works with over 15 non-profit organizations that serve Sunriver and South Deschutes County, providing ongoing financial support for their programs. It is a major contributor to Habitat for Humanity of LaPine/Sunriver.
Medical equipment is provided through our medical storage program and is available to anyone in our community to aid in their recovery from surgery or injury. The contact point if you need equipment is the SCF office at 541-593-1183 or Gina Rosbrook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCAP supports the Woodchuckers, a group that collects, splits, and delivers wood to those who depend on wood for heat. Firewood is also available for purchase to those who can pay. If you have wood on your property to donate, have need of wood, or would like more information, contact John Salzer at email@example.com or 541-240-1931.
If you like to help others and want to make our community a better place for all, you may contact Jane Boubel at 541-593-2641 for more information about this wonderful outreach.
Purpose: Awards scholarship monies to college-age young people and adults living in the Three Rivers-South Deschutes County area who are seeking higher education opportunities for a better career future. The Scholarship Committee is responsible for the promotion, fundraising, interviewing applicants, and awarding scholarship monies to individuals based on both need and academic merit.
- Seniors Support Ministry | Barb Purcell, Chair (630-881-8225)
Purpose: Designed serve the needs of senior adult members of SCF. We want to ensure that no one is lost or forgotten even if they are confined at home or in an assisted living facility. The Seniors Support Ministry exists to help provide direction and support for the spiritual, emotional, social, and physical well-being of our senior members including assistance with transportation and post-hospital visits.
- Stewardship Ministry | Gene Bennington, Chair (541-948-6209, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Purpose: Conducts the annual Stewardship campaign which includes: (1) coordinating all aspects of the annual pledge for money, (2) provide church members the opportunity to identify specific service areas in which they would like to participate through the Time & Talent form, (3) assist and encourage outreach and philanthropic activities, and (4) coordinate with the Finance Committee to develop the annual budget and with the other Ministry Teams to place members on Ministry Teams.
- Worship Team | Pastor Rob Pearson, Chair (541-593-1183, email@example.com)
Purpose: Ensures that our worship services bring Glory to God, claim Jesus as Lord, are Eucharistically-centered, and are welcoming to all who worship with us. This ministry coordinates all worship and music activities.
SPECIAL SCF COMMITTEES
- Finance Standing Committee | Joe Amos, Treasurer & Chair (541-948-9848)
Purpose: Ensures the prudent management of SCF financial affairs. This includes: (1) prepare an annual financial budget, (2) monitor the status of the budget, (3) make recommendations on financial matters, (4) coordinate with the Stewardship Ministry team, and (5) maintain necessary records.
- Endowment Fund Committee | Wade Watson, Chair
Purpose: Oversees the designated funds that have been donated to SCF for long-term ministry. The interest earned from the fund is the only monies used for ministry opportunities.
Purpose: Serves as the Episcopal presence to receive directives from the National Church and the Diocese of Eastern Oregon, articulating them to the members of the All Saints of the Cascades Episcopal Church; to organize representation to the Diocesan Convention; to fulfill all canonical responsibilities of an Episcopal parish; to meet quarterly and review the minutes of the monthly Management Board meeting.
- Lutheran Council | Mark Baldwin, President (541-593-1818, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Purpose: Serves as the Lutheran presence to receive directives from the National Church and the Lutheran Synod of Oregon, articulating them to the members of the Shepherd of Mountains Lutheran Church; to organize representation at the Synodical Assembly; to fulfill all requirements of a Lutheran congregation.
- Altar Guild
- Greeters & Ushers
- Lay Readers