Stamford Lane United Church

The Council


   The governing body of the Congregation is called The Council, which meets the first Wednesday of each month, except in the summer. Members of The Council are elected by the congregation from among its members at its Annual Meeting. Members of The Council are known as “Elders” who deliver newsletters and oversee the work of the church through a system of Standing Committees.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

  The Christian Education and Development Committee endeavours to unify and guide in planning the total educational program of the congregation.  This  includes the Sunday School and all of the Sunday and weekday Christian education activities. We work to improve the educational standards to reach all families, adults, young adults, youth and children; and to deepen congregational concerns for the educational tasks of The Church. This committee hosts the annual Sundae Sunday at the beginning of Sunday School in September as well as the church school picnic in the spring.

MISSION AND OUTREACH COMMITTEE

   The Mission and Outreach Committee is responsible to ensure that adequate publicity, information and knowledge of the Church's Mission is available to all.

This committee hosts the annual Pancake lunch, the Sunday before Lent, as well as the “Big E” indoor yard sale in September.

THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

   The Finance Committee has oversight of the securing of funds for the total work of the congregation and maintains the necessary records for the efficient recording of such contributions and issuing receipts for same.  The Finance Committee disburses monies in payment of current expenses, salaries, pension payments, Presbytery and Conference allocations, and other legitimate expenses as shall occur, in accordance with the budget as directed by The Official Board or its Executive.

PROPERTY COMMITTEE

The Property Committee has oversight of the care and maintenance of the congregational property.

MINISTRY AND PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

   The Ministry and Personnel Committee provides support and facilitates communication between all staff and between the congregation and staff members.

WORSHIP & CONGREGATIONAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE

   The Worship and Congregational Concerns Committee works in co-operation with the Minister and Director of Music in the oversight of the congregational worship including music, preaching, liturgy, physical appearance and decor of the sanctuary. This committee is also responsible for vacancies on The Official Board, expenditures from the Memorial Fund, keeping the records of the congregation, communication within the congregation and oversight of a program of pastoral visitation. The congregation reaches out in worship at the hospital and local senior residences through the support of this committee.

TRUSTEES 


   All property held in trust or acquired for the use of the congregation is held and administered by the Board of Trustees.