The Assets and Resources Ministry Board is responsible for the management of all real and personal properties of the Church as directed by the church membership or the Executive Council. The Council may occasionally ask the Board to complete special assignments in addition to their normal duties; the bylaws also require approval by the Board for major non-recurring expenditures. This Board is also responsible for North Church stewardship activities, including our annual pledge drive.
The House and Grounds volunteer Activity Team is responsible for maintaining the outside and the inside of the church property. This includes managing everything from repairing the parking lot, trimming trees and shrubs, lawn maintenance, snow removal, interior and exterior painting, maintenance of the heating and air-conditioning units, office equipment and supplies, Sunday School furniture and supplies, building cleaning, maintenance and repairs.
The Investment Committee is responsible for reviewing and overseeing the investment funds. The Investment Committee meets occasionally to discuss current issues and the entire Board of Trustees meets annually with the bank and investment fund managers.
The Assets and Resources Board is responsible for preparing the proposed Annual Budget after reviewing the independent budgets submitted by all other Ministry Boards and Committees. The budget is then sent to Executive Council for review and recommendation, before the Board presents it to the congregation for their vote at the Annual Business Meeting.
It is a lot of work and responsibility, but the Board members have fun working together as a team and gain a real sense of satisfaction upon completing their projects. Many willingly agree to serve multiple terms, while always looking for new faces to share in these responsibilities.
Like all Boards and Committees, the Assets and Resources Board Members take their turn at hosting after-church luncheons and Lenten suppers, providing yet another opportunity to work together to serve God, our community, our church and our fellow parishioners.