To gather the Congregation in regular worship and praise of God which is celebrative, challenging and inspiring and develop faith through Christian Education of adults, children and youth.
To provide opportunity for and encourage all in exploring and expanding their understanding of God and God's ways, of the Christian traditions and teachings, so that all persons at each stage of their lives may know God as revealed in Jesus, the Christ, and serve God in love through the worship and work, fellowship and witness of the church.
Faith Committee Chair: Marian Stinson
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Everyone says that you walk through the doors and you know you are in the midst of something good. This team's task is to ensure that the good is constantly supported, enhanced and delivered to members, adherents, shut-ins, newcomers and to the various communities within and beyond the Membership of the Congregation.
Part of this Committee’s mandate is to form a Nominating Team that shall match people’s gifts and talents with the positions on the Regional Ministry Council, Standing Teams and ad hoc groups are appropriately “peopled” so that the mission of East End Regional Ministry is achieved.
The ministry of the Membership Committee is to provide for the care and nurturing of the membership of the Congregation, focusing on retaining members, connecting with adherents and newcomers, providing pastoral care to shut-ins and others. It ensures that obligations of membership of well understood and proactively encourages participation in the life of the Congregation.
Membership Committee Chair: Mary Gerritsma
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The Stewardship Committee is responsible for two main things: financial management and property strategy. This includes developing and managing a $1.2 million operating budget for East End United Regional Ministry that we will need to transition from a material operating deficit position to one that allows us to become sustainable in 2.5 years. It involves creating a property strategy to optimize use of rooms income in a manner that supports the mission objectives of our Ministry. Our current direction is to create two community hubs at Glen Rhodes and at Eastminster campuses that will become a focal point for our local communities to deliver social programs and services, provide a space for communication, collaboration and foster values consistent with our East End faith community. Major recent accomplishment includes overseeing the sale of Cosburn United Church. Current priorities are to develop the proper mix of long term rental relationships, based on exclusive and shared space usage, while being flexible for ad hoc community group needs.
Victor Chan is the Chair of Finance and Property. There is also a Property and Maintenance subcommittee chaired by Alan Munn; this committee manages facility reconfigurations/implementations and ensuring the proper maintenance for our properties. A Property Strategy subcommittee also exists which includes a number of East End staff who manage the day to day operations and relationships within our buildings.
Stewardship Committee Chair: Victor Chan
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The Ministry and Personnel (M&P) Committee carefully balances three key roles: a consultative and supportive role, a human relations role, and a conflict management role for the staff, volunteers, members and adherents of East End United. M&P is a committee that the United Church of Canada requires be established whatever type of governance model is adopted by a congregation. M&P is accountable to Council and make recommendations to Council for decisions on matters that fall under the committee’s responsibility.
M&P Committee Co-Chairs: Carol Bennett and Kathryn MacGregor
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The ministry of the Community Committee is three-fold:
This committee includes interest groups made up of justice and outreach initiatives including shelter programs, food ministry programs, indigenous relations, LGBTQS+ issues and other community-centred diversity and inclusion programs.
Community Committee Chair: Karen Somerville
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Holds, on behalf of the United Church of Canada, the properties and the trusts for the use of East End United. Properties include the real estate and funds held in trust by the three founding churches and any churches that join the East End United regional ministry in future.
Trustees Co-Chairs: Judith Ramsay and Fred Angus
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