The Congregational Church of Harvard is lay-led. This means that the congregation is self-organizing and responsible for the operation of the church.  Individuals, committees, and the congregation as a whole work together to make all major decisions and carry out the work of the church.

In addition to committees, there are church officers that include a Moderator, a Clerk, a Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer and two Members at Large.

Church Staff consists of our Minister, our Office Manager, our Sexton and Senior Youth Nursery Attendants.

Feeling called to serve in a leadership position? Learn about CCH’s various committees below:

Archival Committee

The Archival Committee preserves and catalogs church history.

Christian Education Committee

The Christian Education Committee assembles and leads teaching staff in the faith formation of church members for K-12, and facilitates adult programs as well.

Collection Committee

The Collection Committee receives, logs, and deposits the weekly offering and provide giving statements to members.


Deacons are the ministry team responsible for preparing the sanctuary for worship, assisting with communion, baptisms and memorial services, and working with pastoral staff in organizing, planning and leading worship.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee manages the church’s finances.

Flower Committee

The Flower Committee prepares church for holidays and special occasions, manages altar flower calendar.

Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee orchestrates “coffee hour” and creates opportunities to build community.

Marketing Committee

Communicates with the communities both inside church walls and outside on church happenings through social media outlets, church website and print.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee engages new visitors and helps those who are interested to join the church.

Missions Committee

The Missions Committee is responsible for distributing budgeted missions funds and organizing church outreach ministries.

Music Committee

The Music Committee plans and coordinates the music element of the worship service.

Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee oversees personnel issues, hiring and terminations.

Property Committee

The Property Committee manages and maintains the church building and grounds.

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee is responsible for the fall stewardship campaign and pledge drive.

Standing Committee

The operating board of the church which is chaired by the church Moderator and consists of one leader from each church committee, and two members at large, often with the Pastor in attendance.