Dear members and friends of North Falmouth Congregational Church,
The NFCC Transition team is hard at work preparing the Church Profile to be used to attract candidates to the position of Pastor. Required by UCC, the profile consolidates information about our church. It will be used by the Search Committee during the Search and Call process. This moment of transition provides an important opportunity for us to share together in assessing who we are and where we see our congregation going.
The Church Profile examines WHO ARE WE NOW, WHO IS OUR NEIGHBOR, and WHO IS GOD CALLING US TO BECOME. Searching ministers will review this document in its entirety and use it to help them understand our congregation and how we are serving God through our ministries.
To understand who we are now, the Profile delves deeply into the demographic makeup of our congregation. This information includes questions concerning the age of the congregation, our participation in the church, types of households that make up our congregation, education level of the members and employment data.
To gather this information and better understand our congregation, the Transition Team is asking members and friends of NFCC to complete a survey. Developed by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research in Connecticut and recommended by the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ, the survey not only asks questions about our congregation's current ministry and your own involvement, but also seeks your input on church dynamics to help us define our vision of the future. Completing this survey ensures that your views have been heard and gives us a baseline from which to measure whether we are moving in directions that are important to all.
The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. We ask each member of your household over the age of 15 complete the survey, college students as well. You may complete this survey online (http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/northfalmouthucc). If you prefer, the survey will be available in paper format at the church. The Transition Team will provide private, confidential sessions after the 10 o’clock services on 04/08, 04/15 and 04/22 to assist those who may need help in completing the survey. Sign up available outside the church office. We hope to have your response no later than April 30.
No matter how you wish to respond to the survey, your responses will remain anonymous.
When answering this survey, please choose the answer that comes closest to the right answer for you, even if it does not fit perfectly. Unanswered items reduce the usefulness of the inventory. It is important that everyone participate in this survey!
Thank you for helping us complete this important task. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact any member of the Transition Team. We hope you find this process helpful in reflecting on your faith, the meaning of your church experience, and your hopes for the future.
Your Transition Team
Chairperson, Dennis Fox