Moving to a 3-Council Model

information about Remit 1

Monday May 16, 7-8 pm Eastern Time
Monday May 16, 8:30 - 9:30 pm Eastern Time


Moving to a 3-Council Model; May 16 7pm ET

Course Description

Are you wondering how to introduce the new remits to your Congregational Board/Council?

Since its founding in 1925, the United Church has had four governance levels. Now, with membership and funds dropping, is it time to slim down to a sleeker three-council model?

In this webinar we'll look at the proposal for a 3-council model proposed in Remit 1. We'll talk about what might be gained or lost if this remit is passed, and the key points that presbyteries and church Boards/Councils need to consider as they prepare to vote on the remit.

Click HERE for information on each of the remits before the church right now.



Who Should Attend

This workshop is for those who will be leading the discussion about Remit 1 in their presbytery and/or pastoral charge Council/Board, but it's open to all who are interested in the issues.


Technological Requirements

If you're participating from home alone, all you'll need is a computer with high speed Internet access and a telephone.

If you're participating with a group from your congregation, please Click HERE to read some recommendations on how to view a webinar as a group.


Cost: FREE

brought to you by the Mission and Service Fund of The United Church of Canada


Workshop Leaders

Alan HallAs Executive Officer of Ministry and Employment at The United Church of Canada, Alan Hall oversees policies and services that support ministers in pastoral relationships, along with dealing with compensation, pensions, and benefits. He describes himself as “high church,” explaining that he loves liturgical, ceremonial elements in worship and believes that “pipe organs are the most incredible musical instruments.”



Wilson GoneseThe Rev. Wilson Gonese serves Springdale Pastoral Charge, is chairperson of the West District in Newfoundland and Labrador Conference and was a commissioner of the 41st and 42nd General Councils. He was a member of the Comprehensive Review Task Group. He was also Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church in Botswana from 2003 to 2006, and before that served several congregations in Zimbabwe.

Sharon AylsworthAn artist with a business background, Sharon Aylsworth is chair of council at Kingston Road United Church in Toronto, on the executive of Toronto Southeast Presbytery, a lay commissioner to GC42 last summer, and she served on the sessional committee that reviewed over 100 proposals for change to the Comprehensive Review documents.