Ministries

Building & Grounds

This ministry  handles the maintenance and building needs of the church.  Installing a shower, building a new playground, putting in a patio with benches, and even looking after the Red Bank Cemetery that our church owns are a few of the ways this very busy ministry spends its time.  They also handle locking up on Sundays and organize all-church work days as needed.

 

Christian Education

 Overseeing the Christian formation of church members from the baby in the nursery to our senior citizens is a significant task.  This ministry works to ensure that meaningful classes are offered on Sunday mornings and during the week, and that special events that will nurture the growing faith of our church family are planned throughout the year.
 

Community Care

The Community Care Committee helps facilitate our services to the Red Bluff community.  We work supporting the Shower Ministry at the church and a Laundry Ministry at a local laundromat.  Check with the church office for further information.

We also help support the after school reading program at an elementary school with “Pals” who help individual students with their reading.  We have a Dietitian who volunteers to work with pregnant women at a local clinic.

We support PATH with meals at their winter shelter and help coordinate volunteers as we are able.  We provide support to self-help groups meeting at the church.

We keep informed to learn about other community needs and have sponsored a training in helping people with mental illnesses in our community.

We are open to new ideas as well as new participants.  Please fill out our volunteer interest form or leave your name and contact information with the church office and our chairman will get in touch with you.

 

Deacons

Being a Deacon is a wonderful call to service. Deacons are the “servants” or “caregivers” of the congregation. In our   congregation, our Deacons  minister to those who are   recovering from surgery, grieving, lonely, ill, unable to attend services or those who request visitations.  Their ministry is   the hands and heart of the Church.  Aside from assisting our shut-in members, our Deacons  provide showers  three days a week to our homeless  here in Red  Bluff.  Their ministry and hearts  are very appreciated by all.
 

Endowment 

 It is possible to remember The Presbyterian Church of Red Bluff in your will, in a way that can make a difference to our congregation for generations to come.  Individuals can also contribute to our Endowment Fund at any time.  The Endowment Ministry  provides helpful information for those who might wish to give a lasting gift to the church.
 

Fellowship

 Coffee hour on Sunday morning, a summer ice cream social, special events from concerts to luaus all fall under the purview of this ministry.  They help our church family get acquainted, stay connected and reach out to the community in many inviting ways.
 

Memorial 

We are sometimes the recipient of special gifts given in honor of a loved one.  The Memorial Ministry helps to ensure that this money is spent with care in a way that will build up the church and honor the memory of those who have passed.
 

Nominating 

Every year the congregation nominates individuals to serve as church leaders.  The nominating ministry works to invite those individuals to serve our church as elders or deacons until we have a full slate of officers to then be elected by the congregation at a meeting in November.
 

Pastor & Personnel

This ministry provides care for the employees of the church.  From annual reviews that include an assessment of wages and compensation, to being attentive to the needs and concerns of staff members this ministry helps to ensure that we have a positive work environment for our staff.
 
 

Presbyterian’s Women’s Association

Presbyterian Women (PW) offers women in the church meaningful ways to live out their faith in the midst of a caring community of women. For more than 200 years Presbyterian women’s groups have strengthened the Presbyterian Church and played a major role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and witnessing to the promise of God’s kingdom. And in 2013, Presbyterian Women celebrates 25 years of praying and working together as “Presbyterian Women,” the organization created with the reunited Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 
 

Scholarship 

We are pleased to be able to award a number of college scholarships each year.  The Scholarship ministry receives the applications, interviews applicants as needed, and determines what scholarships will be awarded each year.
 

Stewardship & Mission

Our congregation is committed to supporting the ongoing mission work of our denomination as well as finding ways to be active and involved in local missions.  This ministry helps to ensure that those things happen.  They are also in charge of inviting church members to make giving to this congregation a part of their regular worship experience through tithes and offerings, and finding unique opportunities for church members to put their faith into action through giving of time, talent and financial resources.
 

Trustees

This ministry  is elected by the congregation to look after the financial needs of the church.  From establishing a budget every year to setting fees for building use and providing oversight for safety concerns in the church this ministry looks after the welfare of the congregation.
 

Worship & Music

 Planning for the needs of the Sunday morning service from arranging for ushers and greeters to the serving of communion and the purchase of hymnals and music falls under the umbrella of this ministry.  They provide special help for our seasonal services such as Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve.