16-04 Minutes

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The Lambton Presbytery Executive met on January 20, 2016 at Dunlop United Church with a

quorum present. Chair Adam Kilner opened the meeting at 1:40 p.m. saying “In the name of

Jesus, the one true Head of the Church and by the authority vested in me as Lambton Presbytery

chair, I now declare this meeting constituted for the transaction of such business as may properly

come before it.”


Moved by Carolyn Wilson Wynne, seconded by Louise Hall and carried that the agenda be

accepted as distributed.


Adam Kilner, Louise Hall, Connie Ellis, Jim Breen, Sandra Fogarty, Carolyn Wilson Wynne, Pat

Whitton, Nancy Andrews

Regrets: Carey Wagner

CORRESPONDENCE (See Appendix 2016: 4-6)

A handful of hard copies of the London Conference Directory were available for distribution.

Presbyters have been advised that email copies are available upon request.

CONSENT DOCKET (See Appendix 2016: 7)

Moved by Carolyn Wilson Wynne, seconded by Connie Ellis and carried that the Consent

Docket be approved as distributed.


Pat Whitton said that the Mission Oversight Division received a report from Shiloh-Inwood

United regarding the Inwood Community Meal.

Moved by Pat Whitton, seconded by Louise Hall and carried that having received a report

from the Inwood Community Meal project which indicates that said project is ongoing that

Lambton Presbytery of the United Church of Canada release the remaining $1,250 of the

New Initiative Growth Fund Grant as previously agreed upon by the presbytery.


Lambton Presbytery Refugee Committee

Pat Whitton reported that she had received a directive from the General Council regarding the

handling of the funds received from donations for the Lambton Refugee program. Discussions

followed and Cheryl Stadelbauer-Sampa, the executive secretary of London Conference, was

contacted by phone for further clarification.

Moved by Pat Whitton, seconded by Carolyn Wilson Wynne and carried that the chair of

Lambton Presbytery enter into conversation with Grace United Church about Lambton

Presbytery establishing an agreement with Grace United regarding the holding of the bank

account for the Lambton Presbytery Refugee Fund, in order to accept donations from

churches of the presbytery and other interested donors and to disperse the funds to the

refugee family(ies) as directed by the Lambton Presbytery Refugee Committee.

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Education and Students

Jim Breen said Forest United has hired Deborah Ambridge Fisher part-time, but would like her

to intern at Forest United, starting in May, 2016.

Moved by Jim Breen, seconded by Louise Hall and carried that Lambton Presbytery

complete its portion of the sme208B and approve Forest United Pastoral Charge as an

internship site for Deborah Ambridge Fisher, starting May 1, 2016. The presbytery

secretary was asked to sign a copy of the application and will be sent a copy for her file.

Input and data sheets from the Regions Meeting

Chair Adam Kilner presented a report on the information gathered at the Regions meeting held at

Dunlop United Church on January 18, 2016.

Moved by Jim Breen, seconded by Sandra Fogarty and carried that the input and data

sheets from the Lambton Presbytery Regions meeting be sent to the London Conference

General Council Executive Representatives and to the executive secretary of London

Conference on or before January 31, 2016. Chair Adam Kilner agreed to forward the



Treasurer Connie Ellis presented the draft budget for 2016 to the Lambton Presbytery Executive

for review. The budget will be presented at the full court of Lambton Presbytery on February 18,


Lambton Presbytery Refugee Committee

Pat Whitton, the chair of the Lambton Presbytery Refugee Committee, updated the Executive on

the committee, saying that she had just sent an email outlining the latest news. She said they

have been given a file on a family, but do not know how soon the family will arrive in Sarnia.

She said fund-raising activities have occurred with Lambton College and an event is planned by

St. Giles Presbyterian Church.

Moved by Louise Hall, seconded by Jim Breen and carried that the Lambton Presbytery

Executive welcome those who have expressed interest in partnering with us, look forward

to others joining with us, and celebrate the diversity around the table and give the

Presbytery Refugee Committee encouragement to welcome other willing partners.


Moved by Jim Breen, seconded by Sandra Fogarty and carried that the meeting be

adjourned. The meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.


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GC=General Council; LC= London Conference; GD= General Distribution

Nov. 11, 2015 Poster for the Full Communion Agreement GD

Nov. 12, 2015 Poster for St. Clair United’s Christmas Breakfast and



Nov. 13, 2015 Letter to LC president re: Theme Presentation Filed

Nov. 16, 2015 FW: Three Court Pilot GD

Nov. 16, 2015 Name tags GD

Nov. 16, 2015 Correction for Advent Organ Series GD

Nov. 17, 2015 Transfer requested Forwarded Pastoral


Nov. 23, 2015 Kent Presbytery Executive Minutes Filed

Nov. 23, 2015 Information requested re: Presbytery dues Forwarded to


Nov. 23, 2015 Shiloh-Inwood Manse Fund Certificate of Secretary Forwarded to LC,

copy to Shiloh

Nov. 25, 2015 Request from Lambton Camp Centre re: removal of



Nov. 25, 2015 A Different Christmas poem Filed

Nov. 25, 2015 Draft Minutes of the November 19th Presbytery



Nov. 27, 2015 Five Oaks: The Program Director Position GD

Nov. 27, 2015 Question about property at Devine Street Forwarded

Nov. 28, 2015 Middlesex Presbytery Minutes of Nov. 24, 2015 Filed

Nov. 30, 2015 LC: Directory of London Conference, 2015 Filed

Nov. 30, 2015 LC: Response re: Devine United property Filed

Dec. 1, 2015 Five Oaks Newsletter GD

Dec. 2, 2015 Latest from LoCo Newsletter on Dec. 1, 2015 GD

Dec. 3, 2015 FW from LC: Finances Filed

Dec. 3, 2015 Note from the Chair GD

Dec. 4, 2015 Additional Names for Distribution Executive meeting

Dec. 9, 2015 Kent Presbytery Minutes Filed

Dec. 9, 2015 LC: Consultation on Number of Regions GD

Dec. 10, 2015 Pastoral Charge Statistics for 2014 GD

Dec. 11, 2015 LC: Corrections for Latest from Loco GD

Dec. 11, 2015 LC: Latest from LoCo, Dec. 9, 2015 GD

Dec. 12, 2015 Job request from abroad Forwarded

Dec. 13, 2015 Middlesex revised Minutes of Nov. 24, 2015 Filed

Dec. 14, 2015 Update information for email list Forwarded to


Dec. 16, 2015 LC: Requesting location of individual Replied

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Dec. 16, 2015 Treasurer: Budget and Assessment GD

Dec. 18, 2015 Lambton Presbyter: Refugee Update GD

Dec. 21, 2015 GC: God’s Mission, Our Gifts GD

Dec. 23, 2015 GC: Minutes for Mission (Hard copy) Filed

Dec. 29, 2015 Information sought re: refugee committee Replied

Dec. 29, 2015 New supply minister for Forest United Filed

Dec. 31, 2015 Conference Call for Executive on January 4, 2016 Forwarded


Dec. 31, 2015 Letter sought re: Mission Support grant Replied

Jan. 2, 2016 GC: Pastoral Charge Statistics for 2014 GD

Jan. 2, 2016 GC: News for the New Year GD

Jan. 4, 2016 Lambton Chair: Blackwell property Executive

Jan. 4, 2016 Lambton Chair: to LC re: Region Feedback Filed

Jan. 4, 2016 Mission Support Grant letter Filed

Jan. 4, 2016 Information for Certificate of Secretary Replied

Jan. 5, 2016 Revised Minutes of Conference Call of Jan. 4, 2016 Executive

Jan. 6, 2015 LC: Regions Conversations GD

Jan. 8, 2016 Kent Presbytery Minutes for January 5, 2016 Filed

Jan. 9, 2016 FW: Five Oaks` January newsletter GD

Jan. 10, 2016 Information for Submitting Feedback if Unable to

attend meeting on January 18, 2016


Jan. 11, 2016 LC: Request for information on Lambton Presbytery



Jan. 11, 2016 Household Goods for Refugee Family Forwarded

Jan. 12, 2016 Additional information about meeting on January 18,



Jan. 12, 2016 RSVP for dinner on January 18, 2016 GD

Jan. 12, 2016 Addition to Pulpit Supply List Education &



Jan. 12, 2016 LC: Conference Directory, January, 2016 Forwarded upon


Notices & Events for General Distribution

 Roast Beef Supper at Oil Springs United on November 22, 2015

 War Room at Kineto Theatre, Forest on November 25, 2015.

 Covenanting Service at St. Clair United Church in Aamjiwnaang for Brenda MacMain on

November 22, 2015.

 Advent Organ Series at Central United Church on Thursdays noon from November 26,

2015 until December 17, 2015.

 Invitation to Farewell for Rev. Robin McGauley on Dec. 10, 2015 at Five Oaks, Paris,


 An Evening of Entertainment at London Road West on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, 2015.

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 Jazzy Christmas at Central United on December 12, 2015.

 And Glory Shone Around, Christmas cantata at Corunna United on Dec. 13, 2015 and at

St. Joseph’s Church, Corunna on Dec. 15, 2015.

 Annual and General Meeting of Lambton Camp Centre on January 24, 2016 at St. Paul’s

United, Petrolia.

 Alive Inside, A Story of Music and Memory on January 16, 2016 at Sarnia Library.

 The Spirituality of Dreams, a six-week study, led by the Rev. Dr. Anne Beattie-Stokes, at

Siloam United, London, beginning January 30, 2016.

 Lambton College vs. Sarnia All Stars Charity Game on January 7, 2016 for Lambton

Presbytery and North Zone Catholic Churches’ efforts on support of Syrian Refugees.

 Messy Church at Central United Church on January 31, 2016.

 Jazzy Concert for refugee support at Giles Presbyterian Church on February 27, 2016.

 Grant Writing 101 Webinar on January 21, 2016 

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A CONSENT DOCKET contains motions that are not likely to require discussion. If anyone

wishes to discuss an item it will be removed from the Consent Docket and placed on the

Discussion Docket. If anyone has a question for clarification about an item on the Consent

Docket it will be answered if possible with a brief explanation. The item may be put on the

Discussion Docket at the Chairperson’s discretion.

The following are basic facilitating motions for the meeting:

(A) THAT all VISITORS be made CORRESPONDING MEMBERS (which means that

visitors are invited to speak but DO NOT HAVE A VOTE.)

(B) THAT the ROLL CALL be those who signify their attendance by legibly

signing the attendance sheets (The Secretary will list any names that have

been received for Regrets on the Attendance Sheet).

(C) THAT all MINUTES of Lambton Presbytery Executive pages 2015-63 to 2015-69

be accepted as printed.

(D) THAT all MOTIONS be written clearly or typed for the Secretary.

(E) THAT all REPORTS be written clearly or typed for inclusion in the Minutes.

A motion will be received to accept the Consent Docket in its entirety unless someone

has requested that an item be moved to the Discussion Docket to allow discussion. The

remainder will be accepted as one item.

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