Presbytery’s Executive Officer: We were privileged to have Presbytery’s new Executive Officer, Rev Martin Stewart, attend our meeting. Among the things he talked about with us was the impact Covid-19 is having on stress levels of people even though they have not had the virus, and how this stress can sometimes make it difficult in reaching good decisions. He also talked about building a new church complex including building relationships with our community. He encouraged us to see those who rent our facilities as partners rather than just people using the facilities.
Mission and Ministry Plan: Work has begun on a new plan as our old one is becoming outdated. You will hear more about this in the New Year, especially as we seek input from parishioners.
Hall Cleaning Roster: We are seeking ways to overcome the lack of volunteers for cleaning the hall. To those who are taking extra turns at the moment, we have not forgotten your generous efforts and are very grateful to you.
Local Missions Minister: This position which Sage fills is only for four years and expires in January 2022. As the Governance Council is very keen to see this position extended way beyond four years, we have asked Presbytery to review the position which is the first step in the process. Hopefully, they will do this early in the New Year. Meanwhile a budget is being prepared so that we can apply to Presbytery for some funding once the review is completed.