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 Council is responsible to the congregation for the administrative functions of the church and meets regularly throughout the year.
Next Board meeting: Feb. 20, 2019
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 congregation voted in May 2018 to change to the Board model of governance from the former Council structure. 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].
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.