The Church Council is the primary governing body of Gordon United Church.
2015 is a second Transitional Year with Council made up of the Minister, two Co-Chairs Secretary and a representative in full membership of the following Committees.
- Property & Finance
- Ministry and Personnel Committee
- Spiritual Leadership
- Presbytery Representative
Ministry and Personnel
Ministry and Personnel works with such a caring and capable Staff of Gordon United Church.
Property & Finance
This Committee supervises the uses of the church property, meeting monthly throughout the year. They look after the following:
- Arrange rentals for the use of the property, maintain the property, and supervise the Office Manager in maintaining appropriate records for these purposes.
- Receive and disburse monies. The Treasurer will pay salaries and associated expenses, and monies will be spent in accordance with a budget of authorized expenses put forward annually by Council and approved by the congregation at the annual meeting.
- Regularly educate the congregation as to the financial health of the church, and soliciting donations in a way so that the congregation has every opportunity to see the financial health of the church.
Trustees oversee Gordon United Church’s legal obligations to the community and to the United Church of Canada.
The choir is an integral part of our regular Sunday services, singing anthems and leading the congregation in the pre-service hymn sing. The choir practices Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. All are welcome, and no experience is necessary.
Having all generations represented at Gordon United Church is important to us. A special part of the service is set aside each Sunday throughout the year for the Minister and the children to have some time together. We also have special services several times a year that are particularly geared towards our younger members. There is space in the worship area for children to colour and look at books, and a “cry room” where children can make a little more noise and parents can still hear the service. We encourage parents to bring their children year round, and as regularly as possible. We know how busy life is and that families are faced with tough choices as to where to spend their time. We hope you’ll choose to spend some of that time with us, worshiping God and growing in the knowledge of Jesus.
Our Sunday Children’s Program runs roughly September through May for children from preschool to Grade 6. Older children and teens are welcome to participate as helpers. Our learning environment is multi-age, with a shared story, age-appropriate activities, games and theme exploration. We hope to form a second Sunday School class for “Tweens and Teens” when the numbers warrant. We use the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum, in which the stories and themes children are addressing are the same as those experienced in worship by adults that day. This allows for families to have conversations together about what they learned or what inspired them that day. We do our best to have two adults with the children at all times, and all volunteers are screened. We would welcome new people to help share the leadership of the Sunday program.
Messy Church has become a fun way to work in partnership with the Anglican Church of the Advent as we gather together for 2 hours each month for fun, food and fellowship. Check our “What’s New” list for the next date and location. Messy Church is a program out of England, now used world-wide, providing an alternative to Sunday morning for intergenerational fun, learning and worship. Whether you are 8 weeks old or 80 years old, you are welcome to join in! Messy Church is currently held on the last Saturday of every month when school is in session from 10:30 to 12:30 in the morning – including lunch!