COUNCIL

COMMITTEE REPORTS for the February Meeting of Council

 

 

 

 

 

WORSHIP

The Worship Committee gives GOD and GOD’s faithful stewards thanksgiving for the efforts of so many in keeping the Worship life of FSA alive during these Covid lock-down times.

PREACHING kudos go to Rev. Ann Corbet, Rev. Tom Hiscock and to Rev. Dr. David McKane—as well as to the many UCCs who have made their on-line services available to us.

MUSIC: Erich Knapp, our Minister of Music, continues to find an amazing variety of ways to ensure that melody of our worship through not only his own amazing repertoire but also the gifts of the sextets and trios he has assembled through this very challenging time.

TAPED SERVICES: We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the tech team (Kathryn Skelly, Merran Neville, and Jim Silcox) for their amazing skill in allowing the rest of us to feel as we watch as if we were virtually present in services.

NARTHEX CO-ORDINATOR: In the wake of Charlotte Oldham’s health issues Catherine Charlton has graciously stepped forward to fill this position.

GOING FORWARD: We will continue to worship at a social distance from one another for a  yet-to-be determined Covid time—but look forward to the time when we might become a virtual community again.

CHRISTIAN DEVELOPMENT

 

CHURCH SCHOOL- 

  1. Church school families made and sent Valentines Day cards to members of FSA

  2. Zoom church school will be offered as well as a lesson via email until we can return in person.

YOUTH GROUP

  1. Will be offering a zoom youth group in February and hopefully we will be able to offer something in person once restrictions ease.

ADULT EDUCATION

  1. We are working on an environmental series that will most likely be in the fall due to energy around leadership and zoom sessions.

  2. We may consider an informal Lenten series if we open up to in person worship during Lent.

CONFIRMATION

  1. We are hoping to offer a confirmation group for the fall of 2021.Anyone who is in Grade 9 and Grade 10 in the fall should contact us.

COLLABORATION

1. We are in the opening stages of conversation with other United Churches about sharing and collaborating in youth ministry.

MEMBERSHIP & NURTURE

  • Our committee has continued to devote considerable energy to reaching out to members of the FSA family to ensure that they continue to feel connected to the church. With the help of Jan Hendry we are also trialing a Zoom Social Hour beginning Thursday morning for four weeks.  Stay tuned for feedback re the success of this project.

Despite requests through the eblast and reaching out in person to several people I am sad to report that the Affirm Committee is without leadership and in fact has not met for over 18 months.  Without a functioning Affirm Committee it will be hard to call ourselves an Affirming Congregation.

PROPERTY

 The Property Committee met in January to review the previous year activities and to plan for the upcoming year. 

 

  • The main concern at this time is around our heating system.  Significant failures were detected and corrected in December and January which cost in the neighbourhood of $15 000.00.   As a result we are now beginning the process to consider a complete upgrade and modernization of the heating systems at FSA.  The Avis report of 2008 indicated at that time that this work would be necessary in the future.  The Property Committee along with the Planning Committee are working to discern if that future is now.  This would represent a significant capital project which would require Trustee support and a Capital Campaign to raise the funds required. 

  • Other Property projects in 2021:

  1. Dry well improvements on the west lawn to better handle roof  drain water in heavy downpour situations.  

  2. Security gates in the south Narthex entrance (completed)

  3. Completing Stained Glass repair

  4. Completing Heat trace cables on rear west roof. 

 
 

COUNCIL COMMITTEES

WORSHIP

Jo Ann Silcox, chair
Stephen Adams
Joan Bancroft
Susan McKane
David McKane
David Pederson
Jean Wright

Catherine Charlton
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

Barrie Evans

MISSION & OUTREACH

Barb Dalrymple
Pat Pettit,
Linda Badke
Marilyn Beach
Janice Elliott
Liz Galbraith

Natasha Roberts
Jan Hendry
Bill Knowles

Laurel Kenney

Donna Thompson

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

Erich Knapp, staff

CHRISTIAN DEVELOPMENT

Allyson Watson, chair

Heather Lake

Katie Glaves

Christina Lindsay

Kathryn Skelly

Elizabeth Stewart, staff

 

PLANNING

Steve Elson

Barrie Evans

Kerry Hill, chair

Bob Swartman

Kathryn Patton

TBD, Staff

PROPERTY

George Jolink, chair

Ron Bradley

Bill Guthrie, secretary

Peter Ross

Tim Miedema, staff

Heather Vouvalidis, staff

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

Kay Hillier

Jean Wright

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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