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Property Committee


To provide oversight, leadership, and guidance to Communities of Faith regarding property within the bounds of the Region in accordance with United Church of Canada policies.



  • Chair
  • Secretary (at the discretion of the Chair)
  • 7 Designated Individuals
  • Executive Minister – Staff Support
  • Division Chair (Ex-Officio)



  • Receiving, reviewing and making decisions on all property related requests from Communities of faith and Incorporated Ministries of the united Church of Canada including:
    • Buying, selling, Mortgaging, renting or leasing: Churches, halls, manses, vacant land, and cemeteries)
    • New construction or major renovations
    • Property Matters that come from Amalgamation, closure or disbanding of communities of Faith
    • Distribution of proceeds from transactions within policy guidelines
    • Processing Hunter Fund grant application
    • Processing other grant applications that involve property related matters.
  • Carry out all activities in keeping with the United Church Manual and “the Handbook for Communities of Faith – Property Matters.”
  • Provide ongoing oversight of United Church property in the Region including keeping property records up to date.
  • Ensure communities of faith have the new Handbook for Communities of faith – Property matters and provide guidance, interpretation, and education relative to this handbook.
  • provide guidance to Communities of Faith with respect to professional services around all church properties
  • The Chair will represent the committee on the division of Finance and Administration.
  • Ensure Cemeteries operate within United Church polity and upon closure/disbanding of an associated community of faith or pastoral charge, the cemetery will continue to operate in compliance with Revenue Canada, Provincial and Municipal Legislation.



  • knowledge of buildings, structures and their maintenance
  • consultative and pastoral skills


Through the Division of Finance and Administration to the Regional Council and Regional Executive on a regular basis. (As often as needed or required.)


Must refer policy approval decisions to the Division of Finance and Administration. All other duties are the responsibility of the committee.

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