Much of the mission of NYAPC is done through a board and committee structure. Helping on committees and board builds community while we serve the church and the world, expressing God's love and engaging in God's justice.
The Session has overall responsibility for NYAPC's mission and government, coordinates committee work, receives members, and maintains relationships with higher denominational governing bodies. Each Session member (also called a ruling elder) serves for three years and there are 15 session members at a time. The Session meets monthly, and their meetings are facilitated by the pastors. Session members chair and serve on various committees (see below).
Board of Diaconal Ministers
Members of the Board of Diaconal Ministers, elected for three-year terms, serve NYAPC membes and friends through visits and calls to the sick, elderly, bereaved, those confined at home or in nursing facilities, those in trouble or in need of special care. They help coordinate memorial services and and often deliver flowers.
Board of Trustees
The Trustees, elected for three-year terms, manage NYAPC's building, investment and operations.
Committees report to the Session. All interested members and friends may join - for a season or for a few years.
- Worship & Music
- Congregational Nurture and Learning
- Children and Youth
- Justice Ministries