We have a partnership among ministry staff, administrative staff and volunteer leaders to carry out our mission as a Centre of Spiritual Growth and Community Engagement. The governance of the church, carried out in accordance with the bylaws of the United Church of Canada, has five essential functions:
1. Policy development and accountability
2. Leadership development
3. Spiritual oversight
4. Church management
5. Property, trusts and investments
The congregation makes decisions on matters of policy. The Board is responsible to the congregation for the administrative functions of the church and meets regularly throughout the year.
Next Board meetings: January 22, February 19, March 18
First Metropolitan United Church is governed by a seven-member Church Board made up of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and four other members elected annually by the Congregation. One position is currently vacant. The Board's primary purpose is to discern direction and vision for the congregation. Individual Board members also provide direct links between the Board and Ministry Teams which carry out various functions within the Church.
Board members: Edeana Malcolm, Chair
Anne Carson, Secretary
Please access your church directory to contact Board members, call the First Met office at (250) 388-5188 or email [email protected].
The First Met Board held a strategic planning session June 16, 2019, with the Lead Minister, Team Leaders and interested members of the congregation. The session was facilitated by NM Consulting.
The Board presented an update on strategic planning and redevelopment to the congregation Nov. 17, 2019.
2019 Minutes and reports of Board and congregational meetings
2018 minutes of Board, Council and congregational meetings, click here.
For a list of First Met policies, click here.