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Membership Ministry

The Membership Ministry supports fellowship by providing worship service greeters, hosting hospitality hour, and providing periodic lunches and dinners for the congregation. We strive to help both visitors and members make connections with each other and to feel like a part of the community and to grow in faith.

Chair: Carolyn Marshall, Elder - rivercovercottage@gmail.com, 805-522-8346

Co-Chair: Maureen Kalmbach - maureen.kalmbach@gmail.com

Members: Jan Catanese, Karen Couser, Debi Franklin, Carol Hissom, Gigi Johnston, Fran Parker, Judy Placer, Ann Warren, Susan Zeleznik

At each service, volunteers staff the welcome desk and greet members and visitors as they arrive. 

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New Members Class

Committee members assist with setup, provide refreshments, and connect with attendees.  We assist on the day new members join the church and follow up with them over the first few months of membership to answer questions and assist with assimilation.

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Hospitality Hour, Dinners,
Fellowship Lunches,
and Dine Around

As a way for members to meet and get to know one another in a relaxed atmosphere, we offer hospitality time in the Narthex following each service.  The team hosts a lunch or dinner on a quarterly basis.  Dine around groups are also organized for brunch or dinner for those wishing to participate. Special outings are planned periodically to local theatrical venues.  All these activities support the effort to deepen ties and help form a deeper sense of Community.  

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