ELCG-ESC CONCERN Groups _____________________
CONCERN GROUPS

Our life in community is organized by "Concern Groups", each one supporting different aspects of our life together. 
Every Concern Group has a chair-person who is a liaison to the the Congregation Council. Members can join a Concern Group on a regular or occasional basis.

 

  • Fellowship

    Fellowship – Brings our community together for social gatherings
    Worship – Helps to dream about and plan our worship life
    Nurture – Helps coordinate classes and faith formation for all ages
    Outreach – Shares our community’s story and invites others in
    Stewardship – Encourages and equips us all to participate in ministry
    Sharing – Guides us in sharing our resources with others
    Property – Helps care for our building


    Encourages members of the congregation to get to know each other through informal social events, strengthening bonds of community and mutual concern. It is the prime organizer of the annual congregational retreat in the autumn.

    New members are welcomed and accompanied by this group. It also coordinates the neighborhood groups, which are geographical clusters of all the members, who meet together as they see fit.

     

  • Nurture (Education)

    Fellowship – Brings our community together for social gatherings
    Worship – Helps to dream about and plan our worship life
    Nurture – Helps coordinate classes and faith formation for all ages
    Outreach – Shares our community’s story and invites others in
    Stewardship – Encourages and equips us all to participate in ministry
    Sharing – Guides us in sharing our resources with others
    Property – Helps care for our building


    Focuses on all aspects of education and other activities that build up the faith of the members of the congregation. Programs, seminars and Bible studies are prepared for all ages, from early childhood to Sunday school, confirmation, youth, young adults and adults. This group coordinates the Sunday school teachers and youth leaders.

     

  • Outreach

    Fellowship – Brings our community together for social gatherings
    Worship – Helps to dream about and plan our worship life
    Nurture – Helps coordinate classes and faith formation for all ages
    Outreach – Shares our community’s story and invites others in
    Stewardship – Encourages and equips us all to participate in ministry
    Sharing – Guides us in sharing our resources with others
    Property – Helps care for our building


    Together with the efforts of many members,
    this group facilitates the spread of the Good News of Jesus Christ
    by means of the life and work of our congregation
    through:

    - Word of mouth to spread news of our activities and worship life.

    - This website with news, liturgies, sermon notes, church history, activities.

    - A substantial video collection of worship, music, and congregational activities

    - Publishing the "Geneva Lutheran" newsletter, communication flyers and programs.

    - Visibility as campaigns in the rue de la fontaine windows.

    - A special 3-language website for the 250th anniversary of the church building.

    We encourage members to invite their friends into our community of faith and to make our church and congregation a welcoming place.
    We reach out to potential members who are considering being part of our congregation and community.
    We keep in contact with previous members.

     

  • Property

    Fellowship – Brings our community together for social gatherings
    Worship – Helps to dream about and plan our worship life
    Nurture – Helps coordinate classes and faith formation for all ages
    Outreach – Shares our community’s story and invites others in
    Stewardship – Encourages and equips us all to participate in ministry
    Sharing – Guides us in sharing our resources with others
    Property – Helps care for our building


     

     

  • Sharing

    Fellowship – Brings our community together for social gatherings
    Worship – Helps to dream about and plan our worship life
    Nurture – Helps coordinate classes and faith formation for all ages
    Outreach – Shares our community’s story and invites others in
    Stewardship – Encourages and equips us all to participate in ministry
    Sharing – Guides us in sharing our resources with others
    Property – Helps care for our building


    Extends the congregation's care to marginalized persons, refugees, the sick, the disabled and the survivors of natural and human-caused disasters. This group advises the congregation on how to share financial resources with other parts of the world and with our local community. Once a year, the group invites proposals supported by at least one member of the congregation, which are reviewed on the basis of our established Policy.

    You can read the Policy here as a PDF file (.pdf)

    A call for proposals is posted on our web page in the second half of the year. Recommendations of project support are presented for approval to the Congregation Council.

    DOWNLOAD Proposal Form in document format (.doc) This form can be completed on your computer and then e-mailed to the church office or to Maria Lucia Uribe Torres. Or alternatively you can print it out, complete it manually and bring/send it.

    2016 Harvest Festival sharing projects

    2014 Harvest Festival sharing projects


     

  • Stewardship

    Fellowship – Brings our community together for social gatherings
    Worship – Helps to dream about and plan our worship life
    Nurture – Helps coordinate classes and faith formation for all ages
    Outreach – Shares our community’s story and invites others in
    Stewardship – Encourages and equips us all to participate in ministry
    Sharing – Guides us in sharing our resources with others
    Property – Helps care for our building


     

     

    2017 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN

  • Worship

    Fellowship – Brings our community together for social gatherings
    Worship – Helps to dream about and plan our worship life
    Nurture – Helps coordinate classes and faith formation for all ages
    Outreach – Shares our community’s story and invites others in
    Stewardship – Encourages and equips us all to participate in ministry
    Sharing – Guides us in sharing our resources with others
    Property – Helps care for our building


    Works closely with the music director, pastor, & liturgist in all aspects of the worship life of the congregation, including liturgy, music (adult and junior choirs) and art. It prepares schedules of presiding ministers, preachers and lay leadership roles during worship. This group creates focused seasonal themes and activities within the church year (such as Advent, Lent, Easter).

    Examples:

    Click here for a special LENT to EASTER enactments page.

    Click here for a special CHRISTMAS EVE 2015 WORSHIP page.