Oct 22 2014

Next Steps Update

Architect David Torrey has been hired to provide cost estimates for our renovation program, what we call “Option B.”  David will be working with members of the Next Step Task Force on ways to phase-in renovation and building upgrades to address our accessibility issues.   Previously David prepared architectural plans for us, and so, he is very familiar with our buildings and concerns.  Once David’s study is completed, we’ll provide multiple opportunities for comment and review as we consider together our next steps.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks — John Schneider.

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee is the Church's governing board. The Standing Committee works to ensure the vitality of our community of faith. There are 10 members of the Standing Committee – nine voting members elected by the congregation and the minister, who is a non-voting member of the Committee. Standing Committee members serve a 3 year term.

The Standing Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. Time is set aside at the beginning of every SC meeting as an open forum for members to bring forward any issues they would like to discuss.

The Standing Committee is responsible for the health and well being of First Parish. This includes maintaining communication among members and committees, managing Church property, and planning for the Church's short and long-term future. And of course members of the Standing Committee develop and manage the budget approved by the Congregation at the annual meeting.
The Human Resources Committee is a sub-committee of the Standing Committee.