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How We Operate

Council Structure  |   Annual Report  |   Stewardship  |   Rental Space  |   Getting Involved

Council Structure

Our governing body is called the Council: a group of 16 dedicated congregation members who coordinate our

programs and operations along with our Minister. Council sets goals and objectives based on and guided by our overall

Mission and Vision for The Donway Covenant United Church. The Council meets monthly, starting each meeting with time for spiritual reflection. 

In addition to the Minister, Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer of Council, the Council consists of

  • the chairs of the following 2 committees which are required for governance in each United Church: Ministry and Personnel, and Board of Trustees
  • The chairs/co-chairs of the following 6 committees: Worship, Outreach, Pastoral Care, Strategic Planning, Stewardship, Christian Education
  • 2 people who represent our congregation at the regional level of the United Church of Canada (known as “Presbytery”).

See our Governance document for details on the purpose of each committee and how they work together.  

For more information:  Maureen Hall, Chair of Council, click here to email

 

Annual Report

Please click on the following link to access the latest Annual Report: 2016 Annual Report

 

Stewardship

From time to time, The Donway Covenant invites its members and adherents to focus on the financial health of the church through a stewardship campaign. The congregation is given a breakdown of income and expenditures, along with an outlook for our fiscal future.

We typically ask people to consider a small increase in their givings to help meet future needs. All donations are tax deductible and there are opportunities to give in a way that takes advantage of Canada's tax laws to the mutual advantage of the church and the giver.

Today, thanks largely to a faithful commitment on the part of our members, the church has a sound fiscal foundation. Our challenge is to build on that foundation with practical financial plans that capitalize on our present assets and evolve to help meet the changing needs of our congregants and the community at large. This is the true meaning of stewardship.

 

Rental Space

We are pleased to offer our rooms, auditorium and parking lot for rent. Please contact Jaren McLeod, Church Administrator for more information at 416-444-8444 or Click here to email

 

Getting Involved

There's A Place For Everyone

To become involved beyond Sunday Worship Services, consider these options:

  • Meet with others at our Friday Coffee and Conversation Drop in
  • Usher once a month
  • Help with the Fair Trade Fair or other timely special event.
  • Serve refreshments after church once in a while!
  • Assist the Donway Covenant team at our local Community Share Food Bank
  • Participate in the Tuesday Study Group
  • Sing in our Choir, each Sunday, or at Christmas and Easter
  • Attend the Soup and Movie Night held in spring and fall
  • Help at the annual Fall Sale held each October  
  • Knit prayer shawls for those in need of comfort  

There are as many ways to become involved as there are volunteers.  

If you wish to become involved, please speak with our Minister, Rev. Jennifer Palin at 416-551-9917

or click here to email her today!