[The plan is also available under Policies at the bottom of this page]
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 2021: March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16
First Metropolitan United Church is governed by a seven-member Church Board made up of a Chair, Vice-Chair (currently vacant), Secretary and 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
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].
For a list of First Met policies, click here.
For recent Annual Reports, click here.
Mon-Thurs 9 AM-noon
July-Aug - Mon-Thu 10AM-2PM
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]