Each of us can offer something special to serve God, our church and our community. What are your talents and skills? Please consider volunteering for one or more RLC committees.
Freshening Up Our Sanctuary Group
Several members of our congregation have stepped forward and volunteered to lead the effort to update our sanctuary! It's served us well for the last 50 years, but is starting to look a little worn around the edges.
While there are many things on the wish list, the group plans to tackle them one at a time, as funds can be raised. "We would like to make our sanctuary warmer, more inviting and less anti-septic," they said.
Items on the wish list so far include:
More info is in the RLC Narthex.There is an opportunity to vote on the paint color and the carpet.
The Committee Welcomes Your Suggestions and Ideas! Please contact them! Members of the committee include Brian Budzein, Sarah Caffey, Oma Gustavson, Amanda Sossamon and CW West.
The Nominating Committee solicits nominations to fill vacancies in the RLC Council each year at the annual meeting. The committee is chaired by Lisa Gigstad.
The Stewardship Committee works to make sure that RLC has enough money to meet its budget and mission goal and to raise money for special projects.
Members of the Stewardship Committee include C.W. West (Chair), Rodney Weideman, Amanda Sossoman, Amy Tharp, Beth Green and Donna Gorrell.
The Altar Guild takes care of the church altar, including communion supplies, setup and cleanup, flowers, candles, etc. Members of the group include Penny Budzien, Jean Ross, Bill Jackson and Sarah Caffey.
The Care Team primarily provides pastoral care to our members. This includes hospital visits, cards, visits to our shut-ins, giving communion to those who can't come to church and providing special help to RLC members who may need it.
Current members: Penny Budzien, the Borseth family, Marcie Branstetter, the Eck family, the Robinson famil, Nathan and Nicole Johns, and Paul Francel and Lisa Gigstad, Susan and Kurt Raulfs and Katherine Dawson.
Fore more info, please contact committee chair, Paul Francel.
Are you a gardener? Do you like planting, pruning, trimming, and spending time outdoors? If so, this committee is for you.
If you would like to be part of this group, please contact one of the two co-chairs: Roni Lufkin or Elizabeth Smith.
We have a three-person Website Committee for RLC.
Lori Philo-Cook: Website content, graphics and photos
Paul Francel: Recording and posting sermons, adding council meeting agendas/minutes, newsletters as well as overall website design.
Stephen Tharp: Technical guidance
We always welcome photos and information for the website.
Members of the Endowment Fund Committee are Beth Toivonen (Chair),
Ellen Wray, Nathan Johns, Lisa Gigstad and Jason Wauson.
This group manages funds donated as memorials and approves expenditures for undesignated memorials.
If you are interested in being a member of this group, please contact Council President John Lufkin. Members include Jean Ross (Chair),
Elizabeth Smith, Ellen Wray, Melota Orr, Marguerite Albrecht, Paula Green
and Sharon West.
RLC Future Planning Committee
In 2016, a committee was formed to study and make recommendations for the future, particularly as it relates to our church properties on Vandament and 10th Street.
Stephen Tharp is chair of this committee. Members of the committee include CW West and Amy Tharp, Carey Wausson and Brian Budzein.
The Mutual Ministry Committee provides personnel-related counsel to the RLC Church Council. Members of the committee include Mike Robinson (Chair), Keith Gorrell, Paula Green, C.W. West and Joe Koptik.
Members of the Audit Committee include Rachael Boevers and Penny Budzien.
Each spring, the Scholarship Committee solicits scholarship applications from RLC graduating seniors and then awards a scholarship to a deserving student. The group also raises funds, in conjunction with others in the church, for the annual scholarship program.
Members include Lori Barthelmes,
Tom Green, Beth Green, Penny Budzien, Brian Budzien and Jason Wauson.
If you see an error or have additional information to contribute, please contact Lori Philo-Cook. Thanks so much.