The mandate of Church Council is to oversee the spiritual and development work of Islington United Church to carry out God’s mission in the world — balancing interests, selecting priorities, and seeing all activities as contributing to the whole. With reflection and prayer, this includes developing long-range strategic plans, annual goals and plans; budgeting responsibly for the financial health of the church, and communicating clearly and often with the congregation.
Council meets monthly—generally on the third Wednesday evening of the month. Church Council meetings are open to the congregation, and any member of the congregation can ask to bring business before the Council by making a request to the Chair of Council. If you wish to attend a Council meeting, you must notify the Chair of Council in advance. This is because there are sometimes matters on the agenda (e.g., matters related to members of the staff) that must be discussed in confidence.
We publish the minutes for our Council meeting in PDF format for the members of our congregation.
Peggy Sheffield, Chair
Vice-Chair – vacant
David Allen, Chair, Ministry & Personnel Committee
Carole Bennett, Past Chair
Secretary, Islington United Church – vacant
Isla Grady, Chair, Hospitality Committee and United Church Women Representative
Jack Grady, Chair, Pastoral Care Committee
John Leavitt, Treasurer, Islington United Church
Peggy Sheffield, Chair, Communications Committee
Janet Wells, Chair, Facilities Committee
Jill Stewart, Board of Trustees
Sandra Tully, Chair, Faith Formation Committee
Steve Tower, Past Vice-Chair and current Chair, Strategic Direction
Catherine McPherson, Chair, Worship & Music Committee
Carol Wilson, Chair, Social Justice & Outreach Committee