The Committees of our Church Council are led by volunteers within the congregation.
The governing body of Woodroffe United Church
Administration & Finance
Oversees the use, operation and maintenance of church property; hires lay staff after their selection by an appropriate ad-hoc committee; is responsible for the overall financial stewardship of the congregation; provide suitable accounting controls and reports.
Provides and maintains an overview, with the ministers and the chair of the committee, of the Christian education activities in the church. Church School classes are held during the morning worship services.
Assists the ministers in the pastoral care of the congregation and promotes communication and fellow ship among church members and adherents.
Ministry and Personnel
Provides a confidential setting for consultation with members of the congregation and support and assessment of ministerial staff of the pastoral charge.
Mission and Service
Brings alive the work of the church in the world and encourages all members and adherents to actively support the Mission and Service fund of the United Church of Canada.
Supports local charitable organizations with donations of food and money; provides emergency assistance to families or individuals who need immediate help (usually in cooperation with the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre); works with other west end Ottawa churches to support special programmes, including recreational and educational activities for children and adults. Read more about Outreach activities at Woodroffe United.
United Church Women (UCW)
Provides opportunities for Christian growth and fellowship for all women of the congregation and funds various projects designed to achieve the UCW purpose.
Joins with the ministers in the oversight of the religious activities of the congregation; is responsible for the order of service, memorials, music, ushering, sacraments, and chancel care; supports candidates studying for ordination.
An ad-hoc committee was approved in June 1999 to assist a Kosovar refugee family under the Canadian Government's temporary resettlement program. A family arrived in Ottawa in early July and was sponsored by the committee for two years.