The Annual General Meeting is where we look back at this past year and celebrate what has been done, and we look forward to this coming year and see where we're going.
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
Time: 12 - 1:30 pm
Location: Auditorium (in-person only)
We invite you to stay after the service for lunch before we start our meeting. Please register below if you would like to join us for lunch!
- Call to Order
- Reflections from Pastor Daniel
- Approval of Minutes of 2022
- Election of Elders
- Resolution Regarding Election of Elders
- Election of Members for the Nominating Committee
- Financial Report
- Appointing of the Auditor for 2023-2024
- Presentation of the 2023-2024 Budget
- Report of the Tellers
- Other Business
HOW THE VOTING WORKS
An important aspect of the future of Unionville Alliance Church is determined by the leadership. As members, you will have the opportunity to vote in our new elder candidates. If you are interested in becoming a member, please let us know!
VOTE ON THIS RESOLUTION
For the past year, we have been going through the process of addressing the topic of eldership and opening up the role to all members, men and women equally. We have provided opportunities of prayer, discussions, educational materials, and public teachings, and we trust that you have prayerfully gone through it all with an open ear to the will of the Lord.
Below is the resolution that will be put to a vote. Please read it carefully.
Membership Composition of the Board of Elders
For Unionville Alliance Church
Whereas the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada (CMA) has researched, and affirmed the Biblical basis for equal eligibility of both male and female leaders to serve as Elders in the local church;
Whereas the CMA has established a process whereby the local church autonomously may decide on women serving as elders where there is support by two thirds (2/3) majority vote by the membership;
Whereas Unionville Alliance Church (UAC), after much prayer, thought, teaching, and the provision of available resources, on the two prevailing points of view on complementarian and egalitarian leadership models, has prepared its members to make a Biblically informed decision. UAC has decided to have members vote to affirm or reject opening up the role of elder to be inclusive of both qualified men and women.
Be it resolved that qualified men and women are equally eligible to serve as Elders at Unionville Alliance Church.
The work of the Nominating Committee is one of the most critical decisions that our church makes. To be a strong and vibrant church we need to have godly, committed elders who lead like Jesus. The Nominating Committee consists of the Lead Pastor, two elders, and two members of the church. They are charged by the Board of Elders to seek new candidates for eldership.
The two elders due for re-election are Les Miyata and Nesa Gulasekharam.
Members for the Nominating Committee 2023
We passed a vote for two members to serve on the Nominating Committee in 2023. They were:
- Barb Doner
- Beverley Gonsalves
In preparation for our Annual General Meeting 2024, we elect two members to serve on the Nominating Committee to prayerfully discuss and propose elder candidates for our AGM next year. Nancy Wilson and Regie Bitong have graciously allowed their names to stand for election to our Nominating Committee. Both of them have attended and served faithfully at UAC for many years. We are grateful for the ways they have impacted our church community throughout their time at UAC.
If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.