Small Groups

 

Women’s Guild – 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 A.M.
A group of the ladies of the church meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the church or in homes for devotional, program, snacks and fellowship. All ladies of the church are invited to attend. Fund raising is done throughout the year for various church and community causes. The history of women’s organizations shows that they were founded on a desire and with the ability to support financially the mission function of the church. It is the story of faith and courage. It is the story of the meaning of the Good News and women’s desire to share it through their gifts of money, time, and service. It is the story of women caring for and supporting each other. The women of St. John’s United Church of Christ, with prayers for God’s guidance and help, unite to support the mission of the church, to provide encouragement and nurture for family living, and to be a source of support and fellowship.

The Brotherhood – 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM
A group of the men of the church that meet for a program and fellowship. This group does fund raising during the year for church and community causes. Currently the Kroger’s Neighbor to Neighbor program (July-April) is where you “tie” your Kroger’s Plus card to the Brotherhood of St. John’s and a percentage of your weekly grocery shopping expense is donated back to the church each June. The proceeds from this past year was donated to the Improvement Fund for the new sanctuary roof.

Endowment Board – Quarterly
The Endowment Fund for St. John’s United Church of Christ was established in 1990 for the purpose of ensuring the ministry of the church not just for the present but also for the future. Through the forethought and deep feelings for St. John’s UCC the original six board members (Harold Harborth, William Graeber, Mary Lyn Gerken, Jarvis Rosenbaum, Gussie Kalmus, and Henry Schneider) dedicated their time and talents to establish this Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund receives and manages any funds or properties donated to it and invests these assets in areas that adhere to the ethical, moral, and social expectations of St. John’s United Church of Christ. These assets and interest earned are used to primarily support the long term value of the church and its programs. To ensure the adherence to the ethical, moral and social expectations of this Fund, the Articles of Incorporations require a Board of at least six church members to oversee the management and investment of any funds or properties donated to it. The Endowment Board is always available to discuss the donations of funds or properties to the Fund in order to ensure that St. John’s UCC is a viable source of Christian learning, caring and fellowship now and into the future.

Monday Morning Men’s Group – Monday 8:30 AM
A group of the men of the church meet for fellowship, coffee and to do small repairs around the church building. This is a great way to start the week.

Family Ministry – Quarterly or as needed
This organization was established in March 2011 for the sole purpose of providing assistance to the membership of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Rosenberg, TX. We have a list of volunteers that are ready and willing to offer their services to help any church member that requests our assistance. We regularly visit those in hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes, assisted living centers, etc. We provide transportation to those that need it for appointments or church functions. Our services are not limited and our help is endless. Mission Statement: To provide any ministry to members of St. John’s UCC that will assist, strengthen, enrich, satisfy, or improve their quality of life. Provide spiritual, physical, and other helpful services to those members of the Church that have a need. These services are to be carried out by volunteers, free of charge and with no obligation for repayment by the members. Every attempt will be made to help those that need help in a timely manner and without bias. Funding: Private and business donations, along with fund raisers, will provide the funding for business expenses. All volunteers will donate their time and talents to provide vital services.

Memorial Committee – Quarterly or as needed
The Memorial Committee is a standing committee of the Church and shall have a minimum membership of three persons. The committee shall collect memorials, deposit funds, notify family of donations and send notice of receipt of memorial to giver. The committee will promote the Memorial Funds and make recommendations for the expenditures from the Fund to the Church Council.

Spiritual Council/Altar Guild

Cemetery Committee – Quarterly
The Cottonwood Church Cemetery is located off of Highway 59, Southwest Freeway, going south out of Rosenberg. Turn left on Cottonwood Church Road, and the cemetery is at the intersection of Kroesche Road. The cemetery is on the Northeast corner, and the property consists of 1.93 acres.

Mature Adults – 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 P.M.
A group of Mature Adults made up of men and women that are church members and non-members who meet for fun and fellowship in the Parish Hall. Domino’s (Chicken Foot and more) are played along with lively conversation and snacks. New members are always welcomed.

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