COUNCIL

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Faith Development

 

 

 

 

 

The Faith Development Committee met by ZOOM on September 08th to review its programmes and to envision new directions.

CE: The Christian Education component of Faith Development currently has very strong leadership and has continued to offer programming by ZOOM and with outdoor activities through the pandemic.  A new temporary part-time staff person, Elizabeth Stewart (a Diaconal minister working in Port-Stanley-Dexter pastoral charges) has been employed until the end of December (to cover Jane Dockrill’s sick leave) and will help develop curriculum with Allyson Watson for Sundays and will assist Chris Lindsay with youth.   Allyson Watson will assume the Chair of the revived CE Committee later this Fall.

ADULT EDUCTION:  With Covid restrictons in mind we are exploring the feasibility of restoring Sunday morning Kerygma studies and Thursday morning Bible studies in October—dependent on safety measures being adequate. Jo Ann Silcox will facilitate both. The Book Club will begin about the same time under the leadership of Linda Radford.  Other studies will resume as safety permits.

WORSHIP:

  • MUSIC: Erich Knapp is hard at work creating the music aspect of worship through the Fall—with individual musicians assisting—mass groups (choirs, Bells etc.) not being deemed safe until 2021.

  • WORSHIP: David McKane has now assumed the role of Pastoral Charge Supervisor and will be providing worship leadership many Sundays—the Rev. Ann Corbett offering pulpit supply as needed.We are exploring safe ways to offer traditional aspects of liturgy—e.g. Communion, Healing Prayer, Christmas Eve Family Worship, Anniversary Sunday etc.STAY TUNED!!

 

COMMITTEE INDIVIDUATION:  CE and WORSHIP will begin meeting separately in the Fall to ensure that the issues unique to each committee are not lost—but consulting with one another as needed.

Music

Welcome to Director of Music – Erich Knapp:

• The Music Committee met for a social gathering at the home of Jane Smith on Friday afternoon, Sept. 4. We were safely outside on the deck. This was our opportunity to meet Erich in person, which was greatly appreciated by all.

• Erich shared with the committee his hopes and plans for music in services this fall. This includes a special service on Sunday, November 15, the one year anniversary of Terry’s death.

 

2. Laudamus Bells meet Erich:

• The Laudamus Bells were also able to meet Erich for a social gathering at the home of Anne Cummings on Wednesday, Sep 9. Once more the gathering was outside in the garden and greatly appreciated by the group. We have been fortunate that the lovely weather of September has allowed us to meet Erich in person this way.

• Erich discussed what setup with social distancing may be possible for the handbells to begin rehearsals possibly in October. Still under discussion.

 

3. Virtual Worship Services:

• The last Virtual service was Sep 6 and Sonja Gustafson and Paul Merritt provided the “live” music for this service.

 

4. Reopening FSA:

• Sep 13 was the first service back in the sanctuary. It was meant to be outside but the weather didn’t quite cooperate. Erich played for this service and Chris Wood, choir soloist, was the soloist and cantor.

• The second service in the sanctuary will be on Sep 20. Erich and the choir soloists will be providing music.

 

5. FSA Organ Scholar:

• We are fortunate to have Owen Spicer as our organ scholar for this fall. Owen is an organ student of Hans-Ola Ericsson (Professor, Organ & Church Music) at McGill University but due to COVID he is studying from home this term.

 
 

COUNCIL COMMITTEES

WORSHIP

Katie Glaves, co-chair
Jo Ann Silcox, co-chair
Stephen Adams
Joan Bancroft
Susan McKane
David McKane
David Pederson
Jean Wright
Jane Dockrill, staff
TBD, staff

​FINANCE

Kerry Hill, chair

Tristin Hill

Ivana Klouda

Lesley Pergau

Barb Ridgewell

Laura Wood

Heather Vouvalidis, staff

MEMBERSHIP & NURTURE

Heather Locking-Cusolito,

chair

Glenna Hall

Annabelle Logan

Gerry Meacham

Deanne Pederson

Jo Ann Silcox

Donna Thompson

TBD, staff

 

MINISTRY & PERSONNEL

Bruce Moor, chair

Linda Badke
Stuart Eberhard

Ardath Finnbogason-Hill
Kathryn Patton
Barb Plante
David Wake

David Wardlaw

MISSION & OUTREACH

Barb Dalrymple, co-chair
Pat Pettit, co-chair
Linda Badke
Marilyn Beach
Janice Elliott
Liz Galbraith
Jan Hendry
Laurel Kenney

Bill Knowles

Laurel Kenney

Donna Thompson

Bob Swartman

TBD, staff

MUSIC

Merran Neville, chair

Jane Archer Smith

Glenda Baldwin

Igor Saika-Voivod

Paul Cooper

Ardath Finnbogason-Hill

Ann MacPhail

Janis Wallace

Margaret Wardlaw

NOMINATING

George Jolink, chair

Heather Locking-Cusolito

TBD, staff

 

PLANNING

Steve Elson

Barrie Evans

Kerry Hill, chair

Bob Swartman

Kathryn Patton

TBD, Staff

PROPERTY

George Jolink, chair

Ron Bradley

Willis Buckingham

Bill Guthrie, secretary

Peter Ross

Tim Miedema, staff

Heather Vouvalidis, staff

CHRISTIAN DEVELOPMENT

Membership TBD

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(not a Council committee but reports regularly to it)

Doug Jones, co-chair

Jackie Williams, co-chair

Paul Cooper

John Eberhard

Janice Elliott

Russ Gonder

Jane Hill

Don Jones

Bob Kennedy

David Manness

Al Salmoni

Jim Silcox

Mary Vernon

Katherine Wonfor

Heather Vouvalidis, staff

+ advisors Kaitlin Norman, Del McLennan, Bob Schram, Michael Cooney

UCW

(not a Council committee but reports regularly to it)

To get the names of the current UCW executive, contact the church office

 
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