Committees

Church Committees

St. Andrews United Church Handbook (pdf)

St. Andrew's United Church Annual Report 2016

Christian Development Committee

Purpose

"Devlops leadership programs and activities which encourage and assist the people of St. Andrew's United Church at all stages of life to grow in love of God and neighbour"

Responsibilties

Getting Sunday School co-ordinators
Recognition of Sunday School teachers
Vacation Bible School co-ordinator
Bibles for Grade 4 class


 

Congregational Life Committee

Purpose

"To provide opportunities for fellowship and encourage an atmosphere of open communication in order to build a warm and caring church community."

Events

Recognition of Grade 12 graduates
Organize the June congregational picnic
Organize the Newcomers events
Organize the Annual Harvest Supper
Responsible for the coffee sign up each Sunday
Responsible for the church directories


Finance Committee

Purpose

"To educate the local congregation as to how our financial budget is expended, develop the annual budget, and provide an outlet for which the congregation may express new ideas regarding Stewardship within the church. "


Ministry and Personnel Committee

Purpose

"Supports and provides a confidential setting for consultation with and support and assessment of all staff personal in the Pastoral Charge. It also acts as the liaison between staff members, the Church Board and members of the Pastoral Charge, and responds in a reasonable manner to concerns brought forward by any of the above mentioned parties."


Property Committee

Purpose

"Is responsible for maintaining, insuring and upgrading the building and grounds in order that our property facilitates the congregation's mission."

Responsibilties

Maintenance of the facilities
Oversee any major remodeling, etc.
Refinish the Sanctuary doors on an annual basis
Annual cleaning bee (with the U.C.W.)
Janitorial contracts


Worship Committee

Purpose

"Seeks to facilitate worhip in which spiritual challenge, intellectual enrichment and caring concern for each other, our community and the world are encouraged and expressed through words, music and physical symbols. The committee assists the Ministers and Congregation in planning and evaluating the worship life of the congregation, so that people of all ages are invited and wecomed into a joyful and warm worshiping community."

Responsibilties

Arrange for users for each Sunday and drivers from the Senior Citizen's Lodge
Arrange pulpit supply
Flowers for special occasions - pointsettas, easter lillies, etc.
Arrange for decorating on special occasions, Christmas trees, etc.
Scheduling of organists/pianists
Communion preparation


Refugee Committee

Purpose

The refugee committee at St. Andrew's works in cooperation with two other churches, St. Stephen's Catholic Church and Sunnybrook United Church in Red Deer. The joint committee works wells because the synergist nature. Each church does not have to try and do everything to sponsor an individual or a family. Each congregation has its own unique abilities that can be drawn upon to help people in need. This is how the synergy is made by coming together and working as one; the special talents do not have to be duplicated in each congregation. The extra benefit is the people in committee get a chance to meet other people from other churches that they may not have a chance to meet otherwise.

The Joint Refugee Committee has helped a number of people. One family has been sponsored to come to Canada and the committee has also given moral support to others that have come to our country. Some times all that a family or person needs is just a little encouragement or a new friend when they come to our country. When a people have to flee the place that has been home it is very scary, and the best thing to see is a friendly face when arriving at the new country. It also helps if a common language is spoken, to ease the fear and the stress of what will come next. The Joint Committee helps the newcomers with furniture if needed basic living items and someone to talk to until a larger circle of friends are established.


For more information contact: Reverend Marco Ste. Marie

Phone: (403) 782-3148

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