How the work of the church happens at St. Matthew’s.
As disciples of Jesus, whose mission was grounded in ordinary daily life, we believe that our faith is part of every decision we make, whether about “spiritual” issues or about “worldly” issues.
Like many United Churches, the congregation of St. Matthew’s entrusts the support of its work to two groups of people, nominated and elected by the congregation: the Kirk Session and the Committee of Stewards. Stewards’ Counting Schedule Together with the Trustees, to whom are entrusted the management of the assets of the congregation, the Ministry and Personnel Committee, who are the liaison and support to staff, and the Representatives to Presbytery and Conference, who keep us informed of the work of the wider church, they form the Official Board.
The Kirk Session
The Kirk Session has oversight of the spiritual life of the congregation: its worship, rites (baptism, communion, marriage, funerals), music, faith formation for all ages, outreach, membership, publicity, and fellowship. These are the Elders of the congregation ~ called elders not because of their age, but because the congregation has discerned in them a wisdom and grace which they share to the benefit of the congregation. The Kirk Session meets quarterly. Clerk of the Kirk Session: Dora Stinson ~ dora.stinson(at)iwk.nshealth.ca
The Committee of Stewards
The Committee of Stewards has oversight of the stewardship of the resources of the congregation: its finances and property, its fundraising and stewardship education. These are the Stewards of the congregation, who share with the congregation their gift of faithful and prayerful management of our resources. The Stewards meet quarterly. Chair of the Committee of Stewards: Ken Moors ~ moorsk(at)gov.ns.ca
The Official Board
The Official Board meets quarterly, receiving the reports of its committees and acting as necessary on their recommendations. Chair of the Official Board: Tim Matthews ~ tmatthews(at)smss.com