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From the Personnel Commission
The Personnel Commission of The First Congregational Church is seeking to bring the church community into compliance with the state law pertaining to staff and volunteers who provide activities or programs for children 18 years or younger. The law states that all such persons must provide information for a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) review. Persons expecting to work with our children during the following school year will be asked to fill out a CORI form if they have not already done so. We trust that most parents have been through this process because of their other involvements with their children; however, if anyone has questions, please contact Lynne Rahmeier, chair of the Personnel Commission, or Judy Arnold, Associate Pastor. Thank you for your cooperation in complying with the state law.
The Personnel Commission: Elizabeth Cooper, John Crabtree, Joyce Mills, Walter Ogier, Lynne Rahmeier, Chair, Douglas Taylor , and Carol WeirPlease fill out this CORI form and bring it along with a copy of your driver's license to the church office
A Greener Approach to Giving
Churches, because of their heavy weekly check volumes, were among the earliest organizations to embrace electronic giving as a way to automate contributions. Today, electronic giving in all its forms provides convenience for frequent check writers and donation consistency for churches.
A less frequently discussed benefit of electronic giving is its positive impact on the environment. An enormous amount of natural resources are consumed in the production, transportation, processing and disposal of paper checks. That’s why paying bills electronically always ranks high on any list of actions an individual can take to improve the environment. The trend toward electronic payments has already produced more than a 50% decline in check use since the year 2000.
As you consider the payment method you use to make your regular offering, we hope that you will think about the unique connection between financial stewardship and environmental stewardship.
Simply complete and return an electronic giving authorization form to the church office to get started.
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As adopted by vote of the Congregation June 11, 1995. Edited in 2008.
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The First Congregational Church of Winchester, U.C.C.
An Open and Affirming Congregation
21 Church Street, Winchester, MA 01890