PLEASE NOTE: ALL IN PERSON/ON SITE WORSHIP IS SUSPENDED AS OF DECEMBER 26, 2020 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVINCIAL LOCKDOWN
The congregation of Westdale United Church lives into its 3rd decade with a continued vibrancy that was obviously evident when it all began with such devoted members!
The Mission Statement of Westdale United Church states, ‘ As a Christian community, we seek to honour God and to care for one another daily. We are called to live our faith and to grow spiritually by learning and applying the teachings of the scriptures.’
Members have come to believe in their church and in their faith providing them with an anchor which guides their lives and calls them in the Way of Jesus Christ to work toward hope, justice and peace for all of creation. Come in and join the journey of faith and spiritual growth.
WESTDALE NOW HAS A NEW INTERIM SPIRITUAL LEADER
Rev. Lynda Hodgins has joined our Church on an interim basis as Rev. Bev Sumbler has retired as of December 2020.
***A new spiritual leader for Westdale has been confirmed!
Click on the following link for an introduction to Rev. Chris Matheson!
The M & P Committee is a confidential, consultative committee that is responsible for the clergy and lay staff of the church. The committee supports the Church Board, the church community, church staff and volunteers on personnel matters. The committee also serves as a confidential forum for the church community to provide input from the congregation on staff related issues.
Plan and direct the total programming of faith study of children/youth.
Plan and direct intergenerational programming for congregation and community at large under the headings of: Social, Spiritual, Learning, Leisure & Wellness, Outreach (in partnership with Mission & Outreach committee).
Manage all matters pertaining to finance, prepare and present the annual budget, prepare Narrative budget for Annual Congregational Report as well initiate, organize and promote regular special appeals for financial stewardship.
Promote the United Church of Canada Mission & Service Fund within congregation membership. The Committee encourages and offers Mission education, both globally and locally, in the various areas of congregational life. As well the Committee develops liaison with agencies, groups, and congregations serving community needs and problem areas and supplements these efforts when the need arises.
The committee co-ordinates the maintenance, minor renovations, cleaning and improvements of the land, buildings and contents of the Church. Also, the committee oversees the establishment of rental fees and the control of the distribution of keys through the role of the Administrative Assistant.
The committee reviews any major changes in the order of worship as planned by the minister and music director. It is also the responsibility of the committee to review the list of special worship for the coming year and approve or suggest changes if necessary.
The worship committee assists the Administrative Assistant with a schedule of lay readers for each worship as well as a list of elders for each communion and ensures that all the roles within communion worship are fulfilled by elders. It is the responsibility of the committee to arrange for pulpit supply in the minister’s absence. The committee confers with the music director should there be any concerns or special arrangements with regard to the supply of music.
An Ad Hoc Committee, as approved on May 6, 2018 by the congregation, is investigating the possible sale of a portion of the church property and is interested in speaking with any Westdale member(s) who may have professional experience in the area of design and build projects. If anyone has such past experience and would be available to consult with the Ad Hoc Committee please speak to Mary-Lynn Koekkoek, Chair of the Unified Board or Ross Fitchett, Co-Chair of Committee.
One Roof Dinner Service
Thank you to all those who donated their time and energy to prepare, serve and clean up a dinner service at
One Roof on May 31st. Your generosity and commitment makes a difference and is greatly appreciated!