Update from Campbell River United Church Council – November 2022
The Campbell River United Church Council would like to thank the congregation for their
support during these last few years. Last August, Council sent out stewardship letters to
encourage our members to increase their givings. Thanks to all that were able to do so.
Council extended Reverend Fanning’s full time contract last July for another year so we could
continue to provide stability for this community of faith.
Unfortunately, our current finances show that we can no longer support full-time ministry and
so Rev. Fanning’s contract with CRUC will end January 31, 2023.
Despite our current financial situation Council still has faith that CRUC remains an important
part of Campbell River. While our congregation is not the same size as it was before the
pandemic, we have welcomed new people into our congregation. Our outreach programs are
still running thanks to a small group of dedicated volunteers and our now healthy building
continues to be a hub for a variety of groups.
Council will need to look closely at how to increase our funds so we can support our payroll for
the next 3 months and re-evaluate how we can provide ministry going forward after January.
Financial Committee Volunteers:
One step of guiding the new direction of the church is examining the church’s finances to
determine what form of ministry we will be able to afford and when. If you are interested in
being involved in the church’s financial committee to support the decisions being made, please
email [email protected] and let him know of your interest.
Pastoral Care Volunteers:
Pastoral care is many things. It can be catching up with a friend. Reaching out in times of
need. It can be provided through phone calls, emails, visits, cards, or many other ways. If you
are interested in volunteering to provide pastoral care to other members of the church
community, please email [email protected] and let Amelia know. Volunteers will
be provided with support and training, and can volunteer in the way that feels right to them. If
you have any questions about this, please email as well.
Church Priorities Survey:
At the congregational information session on October 2nd, a survey was handed out to
attendees to gauge what was most important to our community. If you would like to fill out
that survey or know people who would like to fill out the survey, you can at this link:
We know that there may be many challenges in our future, but we have faith that the Spirit
will continue to guide us.
Blessings from your CRUC Church Council