Council welcomes Janet Marshall to its Centre for Church Development and Leadership. Read more about Janet on our news page.
On March 1, 2015 Wasaga
Beach United Church held the first service in their new building, financed by a loan from Council’s Investing in Ministry Fund. The
official opening will take place in early June. Read more on Council's news page.
The January Investing In Ministry Report showed that Council’s investment advisors
were successful in anticipating the ups and downs of the volatile 2014
investment market, providing investors a 6.5% return, while allowing
interest rates to borrowers to remain at 4%. Read more here.
In early 2015 Council's St. Enoch's Fund made grants to Alpha Korean United Church for their work with North Korean Refugees and to Metropolitan United Church's Out of the Cold program. Visit Council's news page to learn more about this important work.
Rev. Vincent Alfano
Executive Director 1995 – 2014
It is with
profound sadness that the Board and staff of Council share with you the news of
the death of Vince Alfano on Tuesday January 27th. Our prayers and love go out to Vince’s
partner, the Reverend Leslee Alfano, and their families.
A memorial service is to be held at St. Paul's United Church on March 21 at 11 am. More details can be found here. The Toronto Star obituary for Vince is online here.
On his retirement in 2014, Council recognized his
exceptional leadership by creating The
Vincent Alfano Fund. You can read more about the fund here.
On March 10, 2015 Council's Green Awakening Network is partnering with Greening Sacred Spaces to host a free webinar: Faith Community Resilience Hubs: How to get your Faith Building Ready for an Extreme Weather Event. Read more and register online here.
Save the date for Council's 7th Annual Heart & Vision Awards Concert on Monday, May 11 2015. Award recipients are Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire and Mary Jo Leddy. More details here.