Ministry and Personal
The M&P Committee is a confidential, consultative body that supports the pastoral relationship. We oversee the pastoral charge ministry, particularly in the roles and functions of paid and volunteer leaders. We play a supportive role while at the same time carry out supervisory functions. M&P members will provide a consultative, confidential and supportive agency for the staff and members/adherents of Clinton United Church.
Please feel free to contact a member of M&P Committee anytime.
• Lori Lear (Chair), Murray Lobb, Jane Groves, Gerda Abbott, Kevin Dutot, Elizabeth Thorpe-Hearn
WOW REPRESENTATIVES: Ross Carter, Lori Lear, Vacant position to be filled
All property that is held in trust or acquired for the use of a congregation or pastoral charge shall be held and administered by the board of Trustees. This body is appointed by or on behalf of the congregation, within terms that are set forth in the Trusts of Model Deed (appendix II of the Manual). Note that this function is distinct from day-to-day church management functions and specifically involves those matters related to investments, capital indebtedness, major renovation or capital improvements, property acquisition and adequate insurance.
• Gord Lavis, Phyllis Edwards, Bill Gibson, Janice Cosgrove, Don Jefferson, Tim Collver
The purpose of this committee is to facilitate the congregation's involvement in Christian Outreach and Environment. It is important: that the work of the Outreach Committee not become the mission of the committee alone, but always be carried out in conjunction with the support and on behalf of the wider congregation. In addition to mission interpretation or education, the committee needs to report regularly to the congregation about its work. In order to respond best to requests from both within and outside the church, committee members need to he aware about what the United Church M&S Fund is already doing.
• Joan Addison, Heather Flemming, Rosemary Edward, Helena McShane, Shelly McPhee Haist, Audrey Lyndon, Kalen Corrie, Bonnie Jewitt, Betty Young
Finance & Property
Purpose is to oversee the financial health of our congregation and to oversee the upkeep and care of the physical facilities and contents of the church so that we may have a physical base from which to minister to our members and to our community.
• Don Jewitt (Chair), Marilyn Seebach (Treasurer), Ian Hulley, Gary Black, Dale Cressmann, Sibyl Tebbutt, Marg Makins
It is the purpose of this committee to study, plan, facilitate and enable the continuing faith education of all people, regardless of age. This education is a necessary part of our congregation’s ministry and essential to our growth in Jesus Christ.
• Rose Park (Superintendent and Chair), Mary Ross (Youth Leader), Marianne Menzies, Pat Shaddick, Karen Popp, Lexie Murch, Deb Crawford
Worship & Music
It is the purpose of this committee to oversee the worship service and enable our congregation to express the song of faith that lives in each believer’s heart and in so doing to ensure the provision of a higher calibre of music in the life and work of our congregation.
• Jeff Hearn (Chair), Mary Gibbings, Liz Kruspe, Shirley Carter, Blake Hewitt, Louise Dockstader
Purpose is to co-ordinate visitation as deemed appropriate, oversee the care of the needy and visiting the sick, keep the roll of the church to include the records of members, children and adherents, the register of baptism, marriage and burials and the provision of up-to-date visitation lists.
• Ann Cox, Marg Caldwell, Maarten Bokhout, Nancy Parker, Joan Bell, Edith Falconer, Joyce Feltz
Each group (committee/organization/representative) will have two designates to the Official Board. To start that will be one from each former church. The hope is to have better and more consistent representation on the official board from each group without making the size of the board so big that meetings get too hard to manage. One of the chief advantages of this model is that it is very scalable and so can handle a greater number of people but still remain effective. This is what we hope to accomplish in the years ahead.
Marilyn Seebach (Recording Steward)
Clinton United is privileged to enjoy the music of our senior choir accompanied on the piano or organ by Louise Dockstader, our Music Director.
Choir Practices are at 7:30pm on Thursdays. New members are always welcome.
Marlene Forbes (President)
Nancy Turner (Secretary)
Ann MacLean (Official Board Rep)
Clinton United has an active A/V Committee looking after audio and video projection during each Sunday service. Our volunteers take turns creating the PowerPoint files each week as well as setting up microphones and projection equipment for special events. If you are interested in volunteering for this group, please contact Gary Black.
Link to the shared calendar for Committee volunteers.
Youth Programs at Clinton United consist of the Nursery, Sunday School and Youth events.
Clinton United Church Sunday School follows the 'One Room Sunday School’ curriculum. The class is for children in kindergarten to grade six. The nursery is available for pre-school children. The children are taught a different bible story each week, they make a craft and do an activity that relates to the lesson. Intergenerational services are scheduled four Sundays during the year, On Intergenerational services, children do not go to their classroom but stay and participate in the church service in the Sanctuary. Our Sunday School calendar is from September to June.
Mary Ross, Youth Leader, will be holding youth events throughout the year.