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.
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.
We have some exciting news to share with you!
In accordance with Ontario’s Stage 3 reopening plan that goes into effect on July 16th, Westdale United Church will reopen its’ doors for Sunday worship in our Sanctuary. Starting this Sunday, July 18th at 10:30 am you are welcome to join together as one Congregation and share in worship led by our own John MacDonald.
Please respect that social distancing rules are in effect and masks are required at Westdale. You will be actively screened upon arrival so please do not attend if you are experiencing any Covid symptoms, have had a close contact exposure, or have travelled outside of Canada recently.
Our online YouTube worship will remain accessible for anyone not yet comfortable to return to in-person worship.
If any further information arises regarding safely gathering this Sunday, we will be sure to notify you.
We look forward to gradually welcoming everyone back to Westdale United Church as we prepare to begin a new and hopeful path forward with Rev. Chris Matheson.
Westdale is pleased to announce John MacDonald as our Worship Leader
John will be serving the Westdale congregation over July and August
until our new Minister, Rev. Chris Matheson arrives.
***A new spiritual leader for Westdale has been confirmed!
Click on the following link for an introduction to Rev. Chris Matheson!
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!