CLOC Corner

The first thought for some of you may be “What the heck is CLOC?” CLOC is short for Community Life and Outreach Committee. A mouthful – now you know why we use an acronym. Great, but what does CLOC do? Glad you asked.

CLOC is a committee of Session (governing board of the congregation) that is charged with 3 main responsibilities:

Congregation Life – Organizing monthly, quarterly & annual social activities to bring us together as a community

Evangelism and Congregation Connections – Providing a welcoming and inviting community to encourage, promote and make connections in the life of our congregation

Caring Ministry – Provide responsive ministry to meet the needs expressed by the members of the church community

If you have questions or would like to be involved, contact Scott Funston.… Continue

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