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Archives Committee
Please contact Phyllis Penny at either phylhap@sbcglobal.net or (616) 949-3045.
The Archives Committee organizes the historical/archival materials for the church. This is to preserve our rich history and make information available for church members and the community. The hours vary – members compare their calendars and decide when a couple of them or a group might be able to work on a project. If you enjoy history, we would be glad to have you join us!

Art Committee
Please contact Mike Grass at either michaelwgrass@gmail.com or (616) 452-0424.
Meetings take place on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the Board Room. Maintains and keeps current the artwork throughout the church, stages art exhibits, and designs and finances the holiday Order of Service covers for the Advent and Easter seasons. 

ArtPrize Task Force
Please contact Edgar Marty at either e.o.marty@gmail.com or (616) 460-1930.
Meetings vary in the Keeler Gallery or the Board Room.
The Task Force is a sub-group of the Art Committee. Their function is to set a theme and basic goals for the Annual ArtPrize Exhibition at FSC. They select Artists and artwork that meets the theme and secure hosting agreements with each Artist. The Task force secures volunteer docents, stages a Reception to open the Exhibit, sponsors two monetary awards, provide publicity for the venue, and the raises funds for the Exhibit. They work in conjunction with the Art Committee to plan, host, install, and dismantle the Exhibit. The Exhibit is co-sponsored by the ACLU of West Michigan, who provides support for a $1,000 award, as does FSC’s Social Action Committee.

Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers
Please contact Ruth Stein at either rdstein@earthlink.net or (616) 724-4530.
Meetings vary.
Researches and organizes events that bring notable experts to Grand Rapids.

Education Council
Please contact Lydia Stubbs at either lstubbs@fountainstreet.org or (616) 459-8386 ext. 226 or Rev. Elizabeth Barnum at either ebarnum@fountainstreet.org or (616) 459-8386 ext. 215.
Meetings vary.
This Council meets with the Character School Director and Education Minister to assist, support, and plan meaningful educational programming. 

Envisioning, Membership, Nominating, Oversight, and Stewardship Committees
Please contact Gary Eberle at either eberlgar@comcast.net or (616) 632-2829.
Meetings vary.
Each of these Committees of the Governing Board includes both elected Governing Board members and congregant volunteers. Serving on one of these Committees is a great way for church members to become involved in church governance without being elected to the Governing Board.

Grow the Soul Adult Education Committee
Please contact Rev. Elizabeth Barnum at either ebarnum@fountainstreet.org or (616) 459-8386 ext. 215.
Meetings vary.
This Committee plans and organizes the curricula and courses used in our Grow the Soul educational offerings. 

Music Committee
Please contact Marilyn Ossentjuk at either mossentjuk@fountainstreet.org or (616) 459-8386 ext. 222.
Meetings take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 101.
This Committee assists with coordinating the many musical activities at FSC, including three Choirs and many guest musicians.

Properties Committee
Please contact Wes Beck at either wesleybeck@sbcglobal.net or (616) 456-5144.
Meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Room 108.
This Committee monitors the condition of the church building, develops projects for repair and restoration, and recommends action.

Religious Services Committee
Please contact Sarah Hibbard-Swaney at either hibbyswa@aol.com or (616) 949-7808.
Meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Board Room.
This Committee serves in an advisory role to the Senior Minister, and is also a catalyst for congregational participation in Worship and related initiatives and activities. Advises and assists the Clergy in overseeing the Worship life of the church. They are especially involved in arranging for Summer Chapel Services, which are led by lay leaders.

Social Action Committee
Please contact Rev. Jason Hubbard at either jhubbard@fountainstreet.org or (616) 459-8386 ext. 223.
Meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Board Room.
SAC is an instrument with which the congregation and its individual members learn about social justice needs, on ways to improve understanding of these needs, and undertake projects to address these needs. The Committee researches projects and topics that express our broad principles, so that the church or a group of members may elect to respond by offering a service, educating the public, or creating partnerships with groups that need our support.  





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