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Nominating Committee


The Nominating Committee has begun to seek nominees for the positions of ruling elder, deacon and member-at-large of the Nominating Committee for terms beginning in January 2017.  Please prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to one of these areas of service.  The terms of office for ruling elder and deacon are normally three years, but shorter terms are possible.


If you would like more information or feel God may be calling you to serve in one of these ways, please talk to one of the members of the Nominating Committee.  If you have ideas or suggestions for others in the congregation who you believe would make good elders or deacons, please feel free to put those names forward.


The members of the Nominating Committee are Helen Boggs, Sue Currie, Gail Greek and Ellen Groves.  Speak to them in person or contact the Moderator, Sue Currie.  We appreciate your assistance and your prayers as we seek the future leadership of TPC.


A brief description of each position is as follows:



The office of Deacon is one of sympathy, witness, service and caring for the members and friends of the congregation.  Deacons minister to those in need, the sick and the troubled.  They should be of high spiritual character, of sound judgment, honest and warm.  Deacons are ordained.  They serve a term of three years.



Elders must be persons of faith, dedication and good judgment.  Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel, both within the church and in the world.


Elders are ordained and serve a three year term as a member of Session.  There are ten Elders, with one third being elected each year.  The Elders are the decision makers for the church.  Each Elder serves as Moderator or Vice Moderator of a Session committee.



The Nominating Committee has the vitally important responsibility of nominating church officers for service to our Lord and congregation.  The Nominating Committee is also responsible for officer training.  The committee consists of four members, plus the pastor serving as an ex-officio member.  One member is appointed by the Session and three are elected by the congregation as “at large” members.  The “at large” members should have a good knowledge of the congregation and be persons of high character, honesty and integrity.  Each serves a one year term.




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