Grace United Church is an inclusive, intergenerational, community partner at the corner of Cathcart & Indian in Sarnia, Ontario and an Affirming Ministry. We look forward to having you stop by and see if our congregation is a good fit for you and your family. There's no dress code. Lori Armstrong is happy to answer any questions you may have about our congregation during office hours, or you can message us on Facebook.
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Change in Pastoral Relations
Rev. Brad Morrison has accepted a call to Strathroy United Church. His last day was June 9th. Grace Council has established a short term coverage plan for pulpit supply and pastoral care through September 1st. If you require pastoral care during this time of transition, please contact the church office.
We have been in conversation with the Regional Council Office to explore potential paths toward calling a new minister. At a congregational meeting duly held on July 7th, the congregation of Grace United Church approved the "Supply Minister" pathway and some related documents - a position description and five required ministry profiles. The Regional Council Covenant Commission has approved the profiles, which will be posted to the United Church of Canada "Church Hub". We are awaiting the Regional Council Human Resources Commission approval for our Supply Minister position description, and once secured, we will be able to begin the search for a Supply Minister.
- Congregational Meeting Minutes 2019-07-07 (DRAFT)
- Supply Minister Position Description
- 1 - Living Faith Story
- 2 - Demographics
- 3 - Financial Viability
- 4 - Real Property
- 5 - Manse Information
This flow chart will give you a sense for where we are in the larger process of searching and calling a new minister.
In the meantime, our next work is to assemble a search team for the Supply Minister. Members of the search team should represent the varied ministries and demographics of Grace United Church and be skilled at consulting, analyzing data, writing clearly, and discerning theologically. Once the search team is selected and approved by the congregation, the search team will be trained by Regional Staff and then set to task. The Pastoral Relations primary resource outlines the search process.
If you wish to be part the search team for the Supply Minister, please contact Lori Armstrong in the main office, Pat Morrison, John Cooke, or Kirk Wilson.
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