Our committees steward our collective talents and financial gifts to sustain
the practical and spiritual needs of our community and our world
The mission committee coordinates the outreach and social service ministries of the congregation. Committee members keep the community informed about congregational activities, provide opportunities for welcoming visitors and new members, and coordinate the congregation’s involvement in mission projects and social service ministries. Some of these include Meals on Wheels, the Neighborhood Food Shelf, Our Saviour’s Shelter, SafeHouse Shelter, Plymouth Christian Youth Center, Seward/Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership, ELCA World Hunger, Lutheran World Relief, and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.
The stewardship committee encourages members to give generously of their time and talents to further the work of the congregation and the entire Christian church. The committee uses the annual pledge program as well as letters and presentations to the congregation to encourage responsible stewardship.
The property committee oversees the maintenance and improvement of all church properties. The members identify and evaluate areas needing improvements, screen and hire professional workers and donate their own time and talents by doing much of the work themselves. The committee keeps our historically significant buildings functional and beautiful.
The preservation committee works to preserve the integrity and beauty of this architecturally significant building while, at the same time, encouraging its use for outreach. Projects have included collaborating with the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center on the Saarinen Retrospective (Fall, 2008); promoting our application for National Landmark status; developing and maintaining the congregation’s archives, including the Saarinen archives; and coordinating a painting project for interior spaces and new interior signage.
The finance committee is an advisory group responsible for providing recommendations to the treasurer and other council members on financial operations of the congregation.