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By constitution, Council is composed of the chairs of the church's administrative committees. It also includes the chair of the UCW plus the church's representatives to Presbytery, the Director of Music, the Minister of Worship & Congregational Life, an appointed secretary and the church adminstrator (ex officio). The current chair is George Jolink and the past chair is Bob Swartman.

Check out the Archive of Recent Past Council Minutes below. For older minutes, consult the Church office

2015

December

2016

January
February
March
April
May
June
July - no meeting
August - no meeting
September
October
November
December - no meeting

2018

January
February
March - no meeting
April
May (Exec Committee)
June
July - no meeting
August - no meeting
September
October
November
December

October 2018

 


Note that Worship has combined with CD as a single committee

Look for their report in the alpha list of committees as Faith Development

October 2018

 

 

October 2018

 

October 2018

Membership  and Nurture Report to Council-October 16, 2018
Membership and Nurture Committee met last on Thursday October 11, 2018.  We have been engaged in following activities:

  • After discussion at our meeting, the draft  budget for Fiscal year 2019 was prepared  by the Committee Chair.
  • Work on the FSA Congregational Photo Directory has been proceeding smoothly with the help of an army of volunteers.  Virtually every member on the address roll has been contacted.  We anticipate between 165-170 photos down from ~ 185 in our last directory in 2013.
  • Glenna Hall, who spearheads planning and preparation for new members’ celebrations, will be meeting with Deanne Pederson to develop a more complete plan for this activity. She hopes to report at our next meeting.
  • Coffee and Conversation is running smoothly under the leadership of Deanne Pederson and with the support of many volunteers.  Particular thanks are extended to Mason Robichaud.
  • Membership Roll- JoAnn Silcox’s has distributed her report to Council.
  • Gerry Meacham continues to coordinate rides for anyone requiring a ride to Sunday service. She uses postal code (PC) information to link people living in the same PC eg in N6A.  She will also be using a PC map to link people.
  • The Time and  Talent  Survey was distributed to Council Chairs for feedback.  We are aiming to have a coordinated launch of this document and are waiting to hear about a Sunday date that we can speak briefly from the lectern and distribute the surveys to mailboxes.
  • Pastoral Care- David McKane and JoAnn Silcox continue to support and meet the  pastoral care needs of the congregation. David is currently in touch with 87 members of our congregation. Work on rejuvenating the lay visitation team is a work in progress. Annabelle Logan continues to lead the Caring Callers team and the Prayer Chain.
  • Mason Robichaud has agreed to profile the work of the committee through the development of an M&N bulletin board.
  • While we have not discussed it at a committee level much yet I would  like to begin preliminary exploration of an Open Sanctuary concept for something like 2 hours a week and would like Council’s support for this exploratory initiative.

October 2018

 

October 2018

No September meeting

October 2018

See Report

October 2018

October 2018

                                                Presbytery met at Dorchester United Church on Sept. 25th. Kerry Stover was introduced as a candidate for ministry from FSA. Gabrielle Heidinger was introduced as a theology student at Huron College through a new program at Vancouver School of Theology. She is filling in at Dorchester while their minister is on long term disability. Kerry reminded the court of Boomerfest taking place at Siloam next week. It was the second to last meeting of presbytery with the final meeting taking place in November. Birr United Church has closed and joined with Siloam. Their amalgamation service took place a couple of weeks ago. Michelle and Joyce shared their experience at General Council in a similar presentation to what they’d done at FSA in Sept. The final presbytery meeting will conflict with our November Council meeting. Presbytery was moved up a week because of the availability of Siloam which is hosting the meeting.

October 2018

    • A mouldy odour was discovered in the Proudfoot Hall Kitchen. Moisture was found behind the cupboards on the exterior wall. Smith Construction (mould abatement contractors) were consulted about the problem and made recommendations. Fans and a dehumidifier removed the moisture. Peter Ross (Gen-car) replaced the damaged cupboard kick plate. Gerry Lynch Services completed a thorough cleaning of the area.
    • The Sunroom washroom walls had some graffiti damage from rental summer camps. Ron Bradley made the painting repairs.
    • 1 of 4 Steeple Lights is no longer working. Arrangements are being made to replace it.
    • Mike Westmorland built and installed new shed doors as the old one were falling apart. Ron Bradley painted the doors.
    • Meals on Wheels updated and installed new interior office door locks for extra security.
    • Rebecca from Meals on Wheels noticed a free flowing water from a broken garden hose near the Atrium and shut it off (Tuesday morning after Thanksgiving Monday). Please advise members to shut off the tap after use.
    • Contract custodian Gerry Lynch has been added to the Chubb security member list to provide after hours cleaning.
    • Boiler and furnace start ups without issues.
    • Exterior water taps have now been turned off for the season.
    • There has been an increase in transient dwellers at the south Narthex entrance. Needles and other drug paraphernalia as well as cigarette burns in the new flooring are left behind.
    • Roof exhaust fan belt replaced and fall cleaning complete.
    • Flat roof fall clean up complete.
    • Gutter heat cables on east side not working. Electrician is required to replace hard wired cable.

October 2018

See report

October 2018

Note that Worship has combined with CD as a single committee

Look for their report in the alpha list of committees as Faith Development

 

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