Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon, except on holidays.
Due to the many meetings and activities held in the church, the building is often open in the evenings.
This church is blessed with staff ready to help you learn more about or become more involved in the life of the church. Jody Welker is the senior pastor whose primary responsibilities are preaching and assisting you with issues relating to Property, Stewardship/Finance/personnel, and Worship.
Stephanie Arnold Workman is our Associate Pastor in charge of Christian Education and Mission and is ready to assist you with questions relating to Christian education of children and adults. She also works with the various mission and outreach programs of the Kirk. If you are looking for a place to serve or a place to learn, she is a great contact.
Melinda Merkley King is our Associate Pastor for Congregational Care. She can answer questions about becoming a member of the Kirk.
Jordan Davis is our Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults. She is happy to answer questions about youth (sixth to twelfth grades) and young adults (college age through 30s).
All of our pastors are available for short-term counseling including, personal counseling, pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, and family counseling.
Requests should be referred to the minister desired. In case of long term counseling or situations with special needs, the ministers are able to help make referrals to meet your needs.
We are glad to have nonprofit groups use our church facilities as part of our service to the community. In some cases there is a donation requested to cover the cost of building upkeep.
Seating capacities of the most frequently used church facilities are:
- Sanctuary: 600 people
- Session Room: 20 people
- Fellowship Hall: 300 people
You must be a member or child of a member of the Kirk to have a wedding performed.
You may ask either Jody Welker, Stephanie Workman, Melinda Merkley King or Jordan Davis of this church to officiate at a wedding.
You will want to set the wedding date as soon as possible in order to reserve the date on the church calendar and to begin the pre-marital counseling sessions.
Flowers in the Sanctuary and Narthex are provided most Sundays by various members. There is a flower chart located outside the narthex where members may sign up for specific dates.
Our hope is that every member would not only give financially but personally to some area of the life of the church.
Our experience tells us that those who are involved have a much stronger sense of belonging.
Also Ministry Leaders are always glad to have people call them for information on how to be involved. Church staff are ready to help members find a place and will be glad to help you. Please let us know by contacting the church.
Also visit the pages in the main menu at the top of this website under “Get Involved.”
Church Budget Pledges: Systematic and regular giving is encouraged by the church through pledges which are payable weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.
While the church does not attempt to designate a particular method of paying a pledge, members should understand that expenses continue from day-to-day and week-to-week, and bills must be paid.
Most pledges are made on a family basis, but the church encourages all members of the family who belong to the church, to feel a responsibility for a share in paying the pledge.
Youth are encouraged to have individual pledges as a stewardship education values. We encourage “proportional” percentage giving in which the goal is to ultimately give a tithe (10 percent). We understand this kind of giving to a Biblical guideline of how we show our gratitude to God.
For the Kirk giving is not to a budget, but is a sign of our thanks to God for God’s blessings. While Ministry Teams discuss financial needs in the fall, the church budget is not actually prepared until after the annual fall stewardship program.
After preparation, it is submitted to the Session for approval and to the congregation as information. Financial statements on pledges are emailed quarterly, not as a bill, but for your records.
Get more information on pages under the heading “Ways to Give” in our main menu.
Memorials, Endowments, Stock and Trust Funds: Inquiries should be directed to Judi Nagy our Treasurer who handles such financial items.
Every week the “Krier” is emailed to members and those who wish to receive it.
Once monthly “Windows on the Kirk” newsletter is mailed by bulk mail.
Other mailings are also emailed or sent by post from time to time. Members may request the Krier by simply contacting the church office (919-467-4944) and giving them their email address or by signing up online.