St. Stephen’s Committee Terms of Reference

Adopted by Parish Council October 6, 2008
Amended November 10, 2014

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.

Finance Committee

a.       The Finance Committee’s role is to:

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

                   ii.      help communicate financial information to the parish through 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.      advise the Wardens and Parish Council on financial policy, and

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

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

c.       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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