Memorial Committee oversees the Kirk’s memorial funds
and the many resulting projects.
Dedicated in 1996, the Memorial Garden, with its winding paths
through trees, flowering shrubs and by the cascading waterfall,
is a peaceful place for meditation and remembrance.
A beautiful Columbarium Wall and plots in the Memorial Lawn
offer a choice of interment. A landscaped area around the 9’
6” Celtic cross can accommodate small weddings and dedication
This committee directs the care and maintenance of the garden,
as well as the interment process and records.
A subcommittee, the Memorial Garden Beautification Group, encourages
Kirk members to be involved with the beauty and care of the
Even in a community of beautiful scenery and eye-catching architecture,
the Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines stands out. The graceful
lines of the church and stately pines surrounding the building
beckon Kirk and community members to come inside and experience
building includes several meeting rooms, a music room, parlor,
kitchen, and a handsome fellowship hall where after-church coffees,
receptions, church suppers and other special events are held
throughout the year.
important part of the Kirk's ministry is making this space available
for Village community groups. The building is bustling with
meetings, conferences and musical practices nearly every day
of the week, year round. The Building and Grounds committee
organizes this constant flow of activity and maintains the beauty
and efficiency of the building and surrounding property.
Joining a new church can be an overwhelming experience. The
Kirk's Membership Committee makes it fun and easy!
new member orientation and reception introduces you to the members
of the Session and the ways of the Kirk.
you ease into your new life at the Kirk, one of the members
of this committee will act as your special friend and guide
to help you become acquainted with other members and explore
options to participate in various committees and groups.
The financial committee prepares the annual budget, handles
insurance matters and continually works with committees throughout
the year trying to stay within financial guidelines established
Check the Kirk's calendar and you'll see something educational
and informative is going on all year long. The Kirk's Education
Committee provides the Kirk with a variety of stimulating lectures
and classes that meet weekly, monthly, semi-annually or annually.
On Sunday mornings the Focus Class views and discusses videos
on various theological points of interest. And during worship
church school teachers welcome children to the nursery and preschool
Bill Bailey teaches Bible study each Wednesday in Hoffius Hall
September through June. On Thursday mornings Pastor Bailey holds
a discussion group with a variety of topics. Once a month, Faith
and Film meets to discuss movies with a spiritual bent such
as The Road to Bountiful and The Blind Side. The Spring Lecture
Series is an intensive two-day seminar with a relevant topic
being led by a guest theologian. Throughout the year different
session committees host suppers followed by interesting and
Fran Brown Library is stocked with more than 2,000 titles ranging
from spiritual life, prayer, Bible study and theology to biography
The Worship Committee, in partnership with our pastors, provides
general over site and support for Sunday Morning Worship and
for Saturday Night Informal Worship. Special services during
the church year include Advent, Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday
Tennebrae, Easter, and World Communion. A Service of Wholeness
with laying on of hands for healing is periodically held during
The intent of this committee is to make all of the worship experiences
at the Kirk meaningful and rewarding. This effort includes a
myriad of details: flowers, banners, communion elements and
servers, ushers and greeters. Under the Minister of Music a
number of groups present a variety of musical offerings to enhance
the worship experience. Among these are the Chancel Choir and
the Bell Choir, as well as quartets, trios, and solos.
This busy committee also appoints a coordinator to work with
the pastors and bereaved families in planning memorial services.
A smooth-running organization means a strong administrative
team working behind the scenes.
Kirk's Administration Committee oversees the church administration,
selects, manages and reviews staff and pastors and is responsible
for keeping up the policies and procedures that govern the Kirk.
These committee members bring a wealth of experience to assure
the efficient operation of the Kirk.
Change doesn't just happen. It's a process of looking to the
future, making plans, and setting those plans in motion. At
the Kirk, that's done by the Planning and Coordinating Committee.
This group of forward looking folks also coordinates inter-committee
relations and looks at committee function, an interesting and