Steps in the search process

As we progress through our transition from the fine work of Rev. Dr. Wayne Soble and Rev. Dr. Jean Stairs to the next phase in the life of our congregation, your Council is committed to being as transparent as possible. We will therefore be reporting to you on a regular basis as new information becomes available.  “The Road Ahead” will be published in Tidings and also be uploaded to this web page: see the links below.

The congregation will have an opportunity to approve recommendations from Council three times during the Transition. The first approval will be when the Supply Ministry Plan is presented, likely in late April or early May. In September the congregation will be asked to approve the results of the Community of Faith Profile. This is the process which replaces and enlarges upon the former Presbytery  Needs Assessment Process. Sometime early in the new year, the congregation will be asked to approve the results of the Search Team’s efforts in securing top-notch ministerial staff to carry the church forward into what surely will be a promising future.

Jan 2019: Transition Team lays out the three steps

Mar 2019: Supply Ministry and ‘Community of Faith’ Profile

May 2019: Introducing our Two Supply Ministers: 2019-2020

Aug 2019: Supply Ministers begin; Youth and Pastoral Care services

22 Sep 2019: A Special Congregational Meeting will consider and approve the Congregation Profile , a necessary step on our Road Ahead. Also to be explained is the Search Committee Process. Meeting follows the church service.

27 October 2019: A special Congregational Meeting will be held in the Sanctuary following the morning service on 27 October 2019 at 1130hrs in order to consider approving ERMUC’s new Community of Faith  Profile which is a major step in the  process to Call ministers. All members of the Congregation are encouraged to attend this meeting. Copies of ERMUC’s amended Community of Faith Profile will be available as soon as possible. Questions can be directed to Christopher Sproule, Chair of the Congregation, at 613 539 0306 or Also available is the Survey Results on the Needs of the Congregation but on the password-protected page. Go to Welcome > Members Only and enter the password to view. Christopher Sproule Congregation Chair