COUNCIL

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COMMITTEE REPORTS for the June Meeting of Council

 

WORSHIP

  1. Welcoming of Dr. Lawrence: The Committee enthusiastically welcomed Joshua, pledging to be present to ease his transition into the UCC and into FSA through the summer.  His first day in the pulpit will be September 12, 2021.

  2. Summer Schedule:

  • Music: will continue to be wonderfully provided by Erich—with Paul Merritt supply from the end of June to the endo of July to accommodate holidays.

  • Pulpit Supply:  Dr. McKane will continue to preach on an average of 2 Sundays per month through June, July, August.  Guest preachers through the remaining Sundays will be Rev. Ann Corbet, Rev. Karen Low and Mr. David Knoppert.

  • Return to the Sanctuary:  It was the unanimous opinion of the committee that we should not re-open the sanctuary for public worship until September (and a reliable abeyance in Covid). In the interim all services will be video-taped to be aired the week following their taping.

CHRISTIAN DEVELOPMENT

  • CD has been providing Zoom church school until the end of May, hopefully Church school will resume in September in person.

  • There have been discussions about adult education programs for the fall when we can be in person.

  • A confirmation class is being offered beginning in the fall for those entering grade 9 and 10, we are working on a curriculum.

  • Motion for Collaboration of Youth Minister with Siloam and Metropolitan:

  • That FSA commit $25,000 per year for three years, to be paid from the Jean Brown Fund, as a one third share of the new position of Youth Minister in collaboration with Siloam and Metropolitan churches.

MEMBERSHIP & NURTURE

  • The virtual Coffee and Conversation continues under the coordination of Jan Hendry, Merran Neville and Heather Locking-Cusolito. At the end of June we will decide whether to continue through the summer. This group has been a very positive initiative providing a surrogate community for participants who regularly express their appreciation.

  • The survey to elicit feedback regarding a Time and Talent Award received 25 responses as of Sunday June 13.  Many thanks to Steve Elson for formatting the survey for digital distribution. The responses are a mixed bag but there is sufficient concern expressed by responders that I have asked Steve to postpone my report to Council until I can be there which unfortunately I cannot be this week.  In the mean time I will discuss the findings with the small committee who developed the survey and will submit an update to the eBlast.

  • David McKane and Jo Ann Silcox continue to contact people in need of pastoral care on a regular basis.  The Caring Callers and Prayer Chain under Annabelle Logan’s compassionate leadership continue to provide an important source of solace to members of our congregation.

  • The Archives committee under the leadership of Don Jones continues to work diligently to organize our historical documents.  The committee consisting of Don, Pat Carter, David McKane, Regina Moorcroft, Jim Silcox and Heather Vouvalidis deserves many thanks for their hard work on this important responsibility.

  • Erich Knapp has reached out to the following people who have agreed to join or to  continue on the Affirm Committee: Karin Barth,  Riley Langley and Jean Wright.

 
 

COUNCIL COMMITTEES

WORSHIP

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

Catherine Charlton
David McKane, 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

David McKane, 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

David McKane 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

David McKane, 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

Don Jones

Bob Kennedy

David Manness

Al Salmoni

Jim Silcox

Mary Vernon

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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