The First Met congregation voted in March 2018 to approve a redevelopment proposal developed by BC Conference (now the Pacific Mountain Region) at the request of First Met.
At this time, the First Met Redevelopment Project is on hold while the region's Property Resource Team (PRT) and the United Church of Canada examine several options that could help us to get pre-development work moving.
First Met's Redevelopment Task Group thanks congregation members and adherents for their support for this significant proposal.
Redevelopment Proposal for First Met
The congregation and Council of First Met voted Mar. 4, 2018, to approve a redevelopment proposal developed by the Property Resource Team of BC Conference (now Pacific Mountain Region) at the request of First Met. Council directed First Met's Redevelopment Task Group to present the proposal to the congregation for review and discussion before a formal vote was taken.
The results of the vote of First Met members were 95 in favour, zero opposed and 1 abstention. A survey of adherents was four in favour, one opposed.
For minutes of the Mar. 4, 2018, Congregational meeting click here.
For an overview of the proposal, click here.
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.
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
Redevelopment Task Group members:
Ross Breckon, Chair
Linden Holmen, David Bray, Steve Gray, Peter Clugston, Bruce Davies (Building Supervisor), Shelagh MacKinnon (Lead Minister)
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