The phrase “the work of the church” is an expression we often use to describe the many ministries of the congregation. Regardless of where “the work” takes us, from the streets of Pottstown to the villages of Honduras, it all begins inside the church. We rely on our much-beloved building for every aspect of the church life: we worship, serve, plan, mourn, and celebrate within these walls.
The Administrative Committee is tasked with the distinct privilege of caring for the physical and financial health of our building, ensuring that the work of the church continues day in and day out.
Sometimes, the work of the committee is easy to see. Our beautiful lobby is a perfect example, as volunteers have, with their keen eye for detail, created a warm and comfortable space to greet all who enter.
More often than not, however, the work of the Committee is quiet. Outlets are replaced, walls painted, plumbing repaired, computers updated, and cleanup coordinated throughout the week, perhaps without your notice.
By coordinating both expected and unexpected maintenance of the building, one of the Committee’s primary concerns is to support our invaluable staff. By relying on the Committee to manage facility concerns, we strive to ensure that the staff can focus on their ministries. Equally as important, we endeavor to take intentional and thoughtful action, with the understanding that we are entrusted with a portion of your financial gifts, a responsibility we do not take lightly.
You are likely familiar with the children’s worship song ``I am the church!”, which tells us that “the church is not a building; the church is not a steeple; the church is not a resting place; the church is a people.” While we know this to be true all around the world, FPC Pottstown is privileged to worship, work, and learn in a beautiful building, with a tall steeple, where we can provide a resting place to God’s people. The Administrative Committee recognizes this as our unique calling to care for this place, where so much good and faithful work begins.
Admin Committee Member