The Session, the governing body of First Presbyterian Church of Warren (FPC-W), is composed of 12 Elders elected by the congregation. The Session includes seven committees, each of which is chaired by an Elder:
Christian Education provides a faith foundation for the children, youth, and adults attending FPC-W by providing opportunities to empower faith and to grow in the knowledge of God and Christ.
Worship and Music plans worship services to glorify and honor God by gathering together as a community of believers where the faithful are equipped for God’s service in the world.
Finance and Stewardship is the catalyst in cultivating a personal spirit of gratitude and generosity among the members of the Church. The committee is also responsible for overseeing and managing our financial operations. learn more
Staff Relations supports the Pastor, assures adherence to all Church policies, and establishes a positive environment between salaried Church staff and Church membership through open communication, problem-solving, and information gathering.
Church Growth aids in the growth and development of the Church body by helping potential and current Church members understand the Church’s mission and vision and how each person is an integral part of the body as he or she utilizes God-given talents and gifts.
Buildings and Grounds insures that the structure, grounds, and contents of the Church are maintained and preserved. This includes identifying, developing, and implementing Church property projects/improvements.
Communications encourages visitation to FPC through invitation to members and non-members. Ministries and missions are promoted through the use of various communication methods. Assistance is provided to staff, Session committees, Deacon committees, and any other groups/ministries of FPC. It is believed that Communication is a true ministry, not simply a support system.
Deacons, who meet monthly, coordinate the welfare activities of FPC. Their work is divided into three categories:
Congregational Care provides comfort to and maintains contact with congregational shut-ins and members who reside at neighboring retirement and assisted living facilities.
Fellowship schedules and serves fellowship events and receptions.
Mission organizes and serves the monthly free community lunch as well as other community, national and global mission projects.
Funeral Dinners are provided for families of the deceased as requested.