The Original Railway Church
Pastoral Care
Christian Education/Sunday School
Finance & Stewardship
Organize the distribution of offering envelopes and the accounting of the offering
Sponsor financial stewardship programs among church members as needs arise
Authorize payment of all accounts and prepare monthly statements for the Council & the congregation
Prepare the annual church budget
Arrange a system to approve the use of the church facilities by, and rates charged to, members and outside groups.
Chairperson:- Carl Fletcher
Chairperson:- Dave Mathers
Oversee general maintenance, repairs and custodial work
Act as a resource to the congregation regarding property matters.
Prepare a capital expenditure and property needs budget yearly
Design and Update the church website at

Ensure that bulletin boards are kept updated
Assist with weekly church bulletins
Keep the congregation informed of current and future church events
Record Sunday Worship services
Update the notice sign outside the church
Co-Chairperson:- Teresa Muscat
Purpose: To help and encourage the congregation to maintain buildings and property sufficient for the worship of and service to God.
Coordinate the Christian Education program
Train & recruit leaders
Select & Order materials and teaching aids
Promote and encourage the congregation to be delegates to various programs such as camps, retreats or worksoips
Arrange for the admission of persons into full membership and the reception of new members
Encourage and assist in the training of those choosing ministry and church vocations
Purpose: To ensure that the members and friends of Central and the wider community are informed of the actions of Central and the United Church of Canada
Purpose: To help and encourage Central United members to raise adequate yearly givings to pay all investments in the church and community.
Administer and direct memorial bequests
Purpose: To help and encourage the congregation to take part in Christian Education in both Church School and midweek activities
Ensure that the Order of Public worship, including the services of praise, communion, baptism, marriage and funerals meet the worship needs of the members.
Purpose: To help and encourage active participation of Central United members in the service & care of each other
Work with the Property Committee to ensure that the sanctuary is conducive to worship
Work with the choir director for the provision of music
Ensure that pulpit and pew supplies, floral and other visual aids are available for worship
Co-ordinate ushering and the welcoming of members to worship services and fellowship activities following services.
Act as a resource to the congregation in the area of worship
Purpose: To help and encourage Central United members in their Worship of God
Ensure that the visiting needs of the congregation are met.
Act as a resource to church members in the area of Pasotral care and members partcipation.
Provide oversight of Caring connection, Prayer Chain and the Central Visitors groups.
Maintain appropriate membership lists, communion roll, historic roll, members and adherents by recording all required data.
Oversee the keeping of the registers of baptism, marriages and burials and grant any appropriate membership certificates.
Have you ever wondered about the committees that you hear everyone talk about? Or perhaps you have been thinking about how you might help Central United by using your gifts and talents? We would encourage you to check out the information below and contact the church office 519-631-3503 or by email or perhaps talk to the chairperson of the committee that you think would best suit the gifts you have to offer. "Willing hands and Hearts are always welcome."
Chairperson:- Dawn Telfer
Chairperson:- Marilyn Willis
Chairperson:- Mfedoo Ndur
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135 Wellington Street
St. Thomas, ON
N5R 2R7