The BFC Council held its December 2021 meeting via Zoom on Tuesday December 21st, from 7:30 to 9:30pm. 

Apart from our usual business dealings, Pastor Justin gave an excellent overview of developments in our community since our last meeting. He updated us on the progress being made with White House renovations, and other BFC areas of focus. Justin created a useful chart showing how improvements are being made in each area of concern. He also discussed some challenges, such as how COVID is affecting some families.

Additional topics for this Council meeting were:
Young Adult Ministry Grace, Hye Jin and Yuki have been doing a tremendous job in their Young Adult Ministry ad hoc committee to create a job description for our future Young Adult Pastor/Coordinator role. We further edited the job description and discussed remaining issues in hiring a new Young Adult Pastor/Coordinator.

Member Care We discussed how to best do “inreach” for our many members, especially those who have been inactive and isolated. Several ideas were shared; this will be an ongoing topic and major thrust in 2022.

Investing To move us further towards financial sustainability, BFC has some extra funds in a savings account that we would like to invest. We talked about creating a team that would research how to best approach this.

We encourage community members to observe Council meetings. Generally the Council holds its meetings on the third Tuesday of every month. Our next meeting will be held on January 18th, 2022, from 7:30 to 9:30. If you’d like to participate, just let us know at least a week before the meeting, by sending an email to

BFC Council

The 2021-2022 BFC Council members are Susan Bouachri (chairperson), Gary Hillier (vice chair), Hye Jin Suzuki, Yuki Jones, Grace Ross, Peter Reiner, Rob Kitchens and Marina Falconi. We are also joined in our meetings by Pastor Justin and Senior Associate Pastor Rev. Daryl Clarke.