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 meeting: February 15
First Metropolitan United Church is governed by a Church Board made up of a Chair, Vice-Chair (currently vacant), Secretary and up to four other members elected annually by the Congregation. 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
Larry Scott, Secretary
Ross Breckon, Treasurer
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 has approved terms of reference for a new body to replace the Redevelopment Task Group - the Property Management Task Group (PMTG). The Terms of Reference provide a new mandate with three key features related to reducing the unsustainability of First Met:
1) leasing and letting;
2) property improvement in support of leasing and letting or supportable for other reasons;
3) property sales or redevelopment if such opportunities arise.
Members of the PMTG: Linden Holmen (Chair), Ross Breckon, Peter Clugston, David Bray, Jan Drent, Rev. Cheryl Black, Bruce Davies (Building Supervisor)
For a list of First Met policies, click here.
For recent Annual Reports, click here.
Need urgent pastoral care after hours? Please call the church at (250) 388-5188, press 4, then wait on the line.
Prayer Connections: [email protected]