Nominations and Appointments Committee

February 24, 2019

An Important Opportunity to Serve Little River UCC

There is an existing vacancy on the Church Governance Board that is in immediate need of a volunteer -- the Church Clerk is essential to communication with the church membership and is responsible for the following:

  • Keeping records of the proceedings of the congregation, church council, and governance board;

  • Issuing notices of congregational meetings.

The Church Clerk performs a vital role in the life of Little River UCC and helping maintain proper recordkeeping and minutes.  If you are interested or willing to serve, please feel free to contact any of the Nominations & Appointments members (Tom Ross, Barbara Allen, Bob Lingo) at or Reverend David Lindsay or Reverend Alexis Kassim.

January 27, 2019

We need YOU for Church Clerk!

The Nominations and Appointments Committee will be presenting its annual list of church officers and board members to the annual meeting on Sunday, January 27.  While we continue to seek church members willing to serve on boards and committees, there is still a major vacancy in the position of church clerk.  If you are willing to serve in that capacity or other positions, please feel free to contact Tom Ross, Chair N&A before the annual meeting.  Tom can be reached at 202-329-8641 and is sitting by his phone awaiting a call!  Thanks to all who are able and willing to serve. 

December 2, 2018

Looking Ahead to a Year of Service

As we enter into the season of Advent, anticipating the hope that our religious faith reminds us of through the birth of Jesus Christ, we begin to look ahead to a new year of activities at Little River UCC. During this time of year, we make our annual financial pledges to support our church and ministry and initiate planning for the year ahead. While our financial commitment to God’s ministry is critical to sustaining our work, equally important is our commitment to service.

Our church has a long and proud history of service and our church officers, boards, and committees are instrumental in carrying out our mission. We are the disciples to healing those injured or sick, to those who are weak, to young people, to the elderly, to addressing injustice, and to bringing the good news of Christ’s love and compassion to others.

In order to fulfill our mission, we need church members to meet a wide array of responsibilities. Some of these entail participating formally as a church officer or board or committee member. Your Nominations & Appointments Committee is working overtime to find individuals who can assist. If you feel you could help serve please get in touch with our committee members: Barbara Allen, Bob Lingo, Tom Ross, or Reverend David Lindsey or Reverend Alexis Kassim. We will be happy to discuss your interests and help find a place for you. Thanks to all of those that are already serving or have agreed to serve, beginning in 2019! —Tom Ross, Chair, Nominations & Appointments Committee

November 7, 2018

The Nominations and Appointments committee met on Wednesday, November 7 to discuss nominations and vacancies for the upcoming year.  The committee consisting of Robert Lingo, Barbara Allen, and Tom Ross are working with committee chairs and others to identify people who might be asked to serve.  Further information will be posted in upcoming church bulletins about particular needs.

October 10, 2018

The N&A Committee consisting of Barbara Allen, Bob Lingo and Tom Ross met on Wednesday, October 10. The Committee reaffirmed the following appointments: Ann Opsahl to the Safe Church committee to serve with Susan Britton (no set term) and Steve Wheelock replacing George Leonard (Class of 2020) on the Endowment Fund Committee. The Committee also reviewed the “LRUCC Roster of Leadership” dated September 4, 2018 identifying individuals who will be completing terms at the conclusion of this year. Committee members will be reaching out to the board chairs and others to determine interest in filling vacancies which will be voted on at the 2019 Little River UCC annual meeting.

Individuals who may be interested in assisting should contact any of the N&A board members. In addition, a Ministry Fair will be taking place on Sunday, October 14 after worship in the social hall for church members to talk to various Board and Committees of the church to find out more information.

August 15, 2018

The Nominations and Appointments Committee met on Wednesday, August 15.  Key actions taken were to approve appointment of Steve Wheelock to replace George Leonard on the Endowment Committee and to review vacancies for the 2019 annual meeting.  The committee will meet again in early October to begin active planning for the new year.