St. Stephen’s Committee Terms of Reference

Amended by Parish Council September 11, 2017

Liturgy Committee

a.       The Liturgy Committee is responsible for planning the liturgy and assisting the Pastor with liturgical decisions including music;

b.      The Liturgy Committee consists of the Pastor, Deacon Associate, Altar Guild President, Music Director, Head Server, Lay Readers, Reader Co-ordinator, Sidesperson Chair, Sunday School Coordinator and members appointed by the Parish Council;

c.       The Pastor chairs the Committee;

d.      The Chair calls the meeting, prepares the agenda, and follows up on decisions made; and

e.      The Committee appoints someone to take minutes.

Stewardship and Finance Committee

a.       The Stewardship and Finance Committee’s role is to:

                   i.      help people to understand how money is related to their spirituality,

                  ii.      help communicate financial information to the parish, including how the finances relate to the parish’s mission through reports to Parish Council, announcements, annual report, newsletters, web site, and letters to parishioners, 

                  iii.      encourage people to financially support St. Stephen’s through donations by offering envelope, Electronic Offering Program or CanadaHelps.org,

                  iv.      prepare the initial draft of the Operating and Property Budgets,

                   v.      advise the Wardens and Parish Council on financial policy, and

                   vi.      do anything else with respect to finances that the Wardens and/or Parish Council request;

b.      The Committee consists of the Chair, Pastor, Wardens, Deputy Wardens, Treasurer, Envelope Secretary and members appointed by the Parish Council; 

c.      The Chair is appointed by Vestry and is a member of Parish Council; the Chair calls the meeting, prepares the agenda, and follows up on decisions made; and

d.      The Committee appoints someone to take minutes.

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