All-Church Conference / Annual Meeting (Charge Conference)
Each year, the church invites all members to the All- Church Conference / All-Church Annual Meeting (also known as our "Charge Conference"), in order to vote on important matters of administration and ministry.
This annual Church Conference represents the highest level of temporal authority within the local church.
In order to provide oversight and leadership throughout the year, the Administrative Board serves as our Church Conference’s executive agency, monitoring ministry progress on a monthly basis and giving guidance on important matters with voting if necessary. All this is in accordance with the United Methodist Church's Book of Discipline.
The Board's primary duties include setting strategic direction for the church, overseeing the church’s governance and administration, and ensuring that Lancaster UMC ministries are accomplishing the church’s purpose, vision and plans.
Meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. Questions: Contact Steve McDougal, our 2010 President at firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee on Lay Leadership & Nominations
The Committee on Lay Leadership (CLL & Nom.s) is oversees the identification and development of volunteer leadership at Lancaster UMC. The Committee supports the care for the volunteers at LUMC by inviting, connecting, equipping and sustaining volunteers for Christian service.
Meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. Initiatives include the nominations process, the Volunteer Management Practices and developing tools for church leaders. Questions: Contact Shirley Sayles at email@example.com
Stewardship & Finance Committee
The Stewardship & Finance Committee develops and administers a coordinated plan of fiscal and administrative policies and procedures for the church. It oversees the financial health, the annual audit, provides financial direction; and communicates the church’s financial condition to the Church Council.
The Committee also generates awareness of gift planning; promotes planned gifts; receives, invests, and administers in trust for Foundation bequests, trusts and trust funds.
Members should possess financial or fund raising expertise, e.g., financial officer, management, sales, marketing, or fund raising background. Meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. Questions: Contact Fred Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Parish Relations Committee
The Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) acts as a liaison between the clergy, staff and the congregation. The committee reflects biblically on the role and work of our pastors and staff as they carry out their responsibilities. This committee also works to ensure that Lancaster UMC is a fulfilling place to work.
Meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. Members cannot be related to a Lancaster UMC staff member. Questions: Contact Don Gatlin at email@example.com
Board of Trustees
This Board is charged with the care and maintenance of church property- real, personal and intellectual. It holds title to property, buildings and equipment. It is also responsible for managing and receiving property for the church.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. Trustees must be at least eighteen years of age. Major items include building repair/renovation, space planning, disaster planning, traffic management, and security. Questions: Contact Mike Vogel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Footprints Christian Children Center Board
The Board has the responsibility to run the day to day operations of our Children's Center which includes Infant care, Preschool and After-School care. Members should possess education/administration expertise, e.g., management, sales, marketing, or fund raising background. Questions: Contact Susan Zahn at email@example.com