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Comprehensive Review

Please see the introductory letter (below) from Mary Smiley, President of Bay of Quinte Conference.  Also, please see Margie's April Pastoral Letter (link is below Mary's letter) and also Moderator, Gary Paterson's letter (at the bottom of this page).  Click here to view the latest version of the Comprehensive Review interview questions.


To All Pastoral Charges in Bay of Quinte Conference

At the 41st General Council in August, 2012, a Comprehensive Review of the United Church of Canada was initiated. A committee has been formed and foundational work has been underway since then. The course of action will involve interviewing most if not all congregations.

The Rev. Warren Vollmer has been selected to be the Team Leader for the review in the Bay of Quinte Conference. He is in the process of assembling 15 facilitators in the conference. Each of our Pastoral Charges will be contacted by a facilitator in the next 4-6 weeks to participate in the review with interviews to be completed by the end of June. The purpose of the interviews is to ensure input from every level of our Church.

I have been asked by the Rev. Warren to ask you to commence thinking about 4-6 people plus Ministry staff that would be interested in representing the charge by participating in these interviews. It is anticipated that most/many of the interviews will be conducted by internet so having one person from the pastoral charge with a computer, webcam and reasonably fast internet connection will be important. This use of technology wherever possible will reduce the expenses of these facilitators and lessen the environmental impact.

Please carefully select those who will participate in this from your pastoral charge in order that all facets of the United Church of Canada are truly represented.

Many thanks for cooperating with the facilitator when you are contacted.



(Mary Smiley, President of Bay of Quinte Conference)


Please note that Margie Patterson talks about the Comprehensive Review in her April Pastoral Letter.

Click here to view Margie's Letters.


Also, please note the Moderator's letter about the Comprehensive Review at the bottom of this page.

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