Redevelopment Proposal for First Met

NOTE: A recording of the first information session may be viewed here.

First Met Council has scheduled a series of information sessions outlining a redevelopment proposal developed by the Property Resource Team of BC Conference at the request of First Met. Council has directed First Met's Redevelopment Task Group to present the proposal to the congregation for review and discussion before there is any formal vote.

Three information sessions will be held:

  •  Sunday, Feb. 4 in the Sanctuary after the 11 a.m. service. See the note and link above to view the first presentation session. 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m. in Room 200.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24 2:30 p.m. in the Doreene McLeod Rooms. Please email the office to register.

 Each session will present the same information. Printed handouts will be available.

 A congregational vote on the proposal will be held Sunday, March 4, after the 11 a.m. service.

 NOTE: Because of the substantial nature of the redevelopment question, only members of the congregation are allowed to vote. If you wish to become a member before then, contact Ivy Thomas.


The Redevelopment Task Group (RTG) was established in 2010 following an engineering consulting firm's comprehensive assessment of all church buildings. The general role of the RTG is to examine redevelopment of church buildings to meet the future needs of the congregation and broader community, is based on our core values and is mission and financially sound.

Purpose of the RTG

To ensure that First Metropolitan has sufficient and suitable space from which it can deliver programs in a cost effective manner and support Church operations well into the future, the RTG has two primary objectives:

  • Explore and evaluate various development opportunities for First Met properties

  • Recommend a Master Development Plan

Congregational Updates

Sept 2017

March 2017

Dec 2016

Redevelopment Task Group members:

Ross Breckon, Chair

Linden Holmen, David Bray, Kathy Cook, Steve Gray, Cullen Morton (Building Supervisor), Mike McAuley (Presbytery rep)


For information and updates on First Met's transition process currently under way, see Transition.