The Board of Trustees supervises and maintains all property belonging to the Union UMC congregation: sanctuary, other buildings, parking lots, lawn care, and landscaping, equipment, vans, etc.
Keeping the physical church building and facilities well maintained is essential for church well-being and growth. A church that shows signs of neglect is not welcoming to potential new members. A member of the Board of Trustees should be contacted for any issues/problems dealing with the church building or other physical properties.
The Board of Trustees is also responsible for the use of the church buildings and grounds. If you need to use any part of the church building for a non-church related activity, approval will come through the Board of Trustees. Likewise, if you need to borrow church equipment, they will be contacted for approval.
In addition, the Board of Trustees are the legal caretakers of the church’s business. They are responsible for signing any legal documents or contracts. They receive and administer all gifts made to Union UMC.
If you are asked to serve on the Board of Trustees, be ready to roll up your sleeves! Union depends on volunteers like you to take on some of the responsibility of keeping the church grounds maintained. We are proud of our beautiful church home and like to see it looking good.
The Board of Trustees can also use people who have experience in business administration or just good old-fashioned common sense. But most of all, they depend on people who are willing to work to make Union a better place to worship God.
The Lay Leadership Committee selects three persons each year to serve on the Board of Trustees. The members serve three-year terms. So at any one time, there are nine members on the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees meets on the 2nd Monday of every month. Meeting times are printed in the bulletin. Reminders via email are sent to Board of Trustees members prior to each meeting. The Board of Trustees make a lot of their decisions via email. Union has a mailing list devoted to the Board of Trustees and it is used to resolve issues that do not require a physical meeting.