Congregational Relations

  2014 Annual Report  

Committee Members:  Michele Suitor, Anne Mulholland, Barb Williams

This committee continues to work hard within the congregation providing many opportunities for fellowship at City ViewUnitedChurch. At the time of this report, the committee does not have a chair but all members communicate and work together as a team to fulfill the mandate of the committee. Michele Suitor and Anne Mulholland take turns representing the committee at monthly council meetings.

A Farewell luncheon for Margie Ann MacDonald was held on January 12, 2014. It was a soup and sandwich lunch and we served more than 175 people that day.

On April 20th, which was Easter Sunday, we organized brunch for congregation members following the early worship service and prior to the second service. There were approximately 70 people in attendance.

The church picnic was held on June 11th. It was a potluck event with this committee providing the hotdogs and drinks. There were 85 people in attendance and everyone enjoyed good food and activities on a beautiful sunny afternoon.

In May and June we were involved in the planning and preparations for Neil Wallace’s retirement  party. This event took place on June 21 in one of Algonquin College’s banquet halls, catered by staff and students in the Hospitality Program. Approximately 225 people attended.

On September 7th, we held a very successful welcome back hotdog lunch after church, which was enjoyed by, both young and old. There were approximately 100 people in attendance.

The Halloween party was held on October 25th and approximately 45 people were in attendance for an evening of food and fellowship.

At the time of this report, coffee, tea and juice continue to be served weekly after church and is organized by Barb Williams. Barb has filled this very important role for many years and has decided that it is time to pass this onto someone else. We would like to thank Barb for her many years of hard work and dedication to making sure that refreshments were served each and every Sunday.

Larry Dobson continues to send out his e-mail announcements, which include information on upcoming events and photos from recent activities and services. Jeanette and Frank Pole continue to keep our bulletin boards current with information regarding church related and community events. Thank you to these church members for their time and efforts.

Respectfully submitted, Michele Suitor, Anne Mulholland and Barb Williams


CVUC Snowflake Bazaar and Craft Fair

Bazaar 2012 1

This Year’s event was held on November 15, 2014. There were several new table leads, who each did a wonderful job of mastering their learning curve. We also used a modified version of the new floor plan that was implemented last year. Many people contributed to this venture through the generous donation of items (home baking, knitting, jewelry, crafts, books, toys, collectibles, etc.) and their time (setting up and taking down, men’s club restaurant, floor plans, decorating, creating items to sell, obtaining donations for silent auction, leading and helping at tables, providing security, greeting and providing assistance to attendees, operating the elevator, etc.). The committee members also generously contributed of their time and talent to help make this event a success. The financial total as of December 31 was $12,334, which was an increase from last year, and there are still some limited additional funds yet to arrive. Many thanks to everyone for their support for this very worthwhile and community-building event!

The tentative date for next year’s event is November 15, 2015. Please mark it on your calendar so that we can make next year’s event even better!

Respectfully submitted Kim Benjamin, Bazaar Coordinator