God's grace shines in our celebrating people.
We grow in faith together and share our love of Jesus Christ.
We welcome challenges, confident that God will guide us.
Grace Council is accountable to the membership of Grace United Church. Minutes of Grace Council meetings are made available to keep the membership informed of the decisions made by Grace Council and its committees. Please note, the meeting minutes provided below are for information only, and are not official copies of Grace Council minutes.
Annual Reports for Grace United Church can be found below:
The Constitution describes the governance and administrative structure of Grace United Church. It consists of a single document. Additional reference documents, the appendices, have also been provided for information, but do not form part of the Constitution.
Grace United Church is also subject to the rules and regulations mandated by the United Church of Canada. These are described in The Manual of the United Church of Canada. The consitution was updated and approved by the congregation at the Annual Meeting on Feb. 28, 2022
Grace United Church Constitution
Statement of Purpose
Our Statement of Purpose, Vision and Affirming Vision are stated below.
Grace United Church is an Affirming Ministry. The Affirming Ministries Program is a network of United Church congregations and ministries that declare themselves to be fully inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Before declaring themselves to be Affirming, local congregations, colleges, church courts, and other ministries study issues of sexual orientation and gender identity; make a statement of welcome; and commit themselves to work for justice and inclusion within their congregation, the wider church, and their community. The program was launched in 1992. The United Church officially endorsed the program in 2000 and encouraged its ministries to participate.
To see the recommended action plan click on the Affirming Committee Recommendations & Action Plan
Project Proposal Form
The Project Proposal Form is to be used by any established and recognized committee, organization, small group, and individual members of Grace United Church who wish Grace Council to consider undertaking a project that falls outside of, or apart from, the normal and routine operating expenses of the programs or ministry provisions approved annually by the Council in its operating budget.
Lay Leadership Development Fund
The Lay Leadership Development Fund (LLDF) was established in 2006 to honour the memory of Wilma Kern and her commitment to the ministries of Grace United Church. It provides funds to encourage and nurture the development of adult lay leadership in the congregation. The full policy, including application process, is available in PDF.
The detail worship schedule for the church, including readings and special music, is available on-line as a shared spreadsheet.
Children/Youth Worship Schedule
The Kinder Worship, Children's Worship and Junior Worship schedule is available on-line as a shared spreadsheet.