On Sunday June 4, 2017, at the Annual General Meeting, the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga voted to designate its former pastor, Rev. Jeffrey Brown, Minister Emeritus. With a near unanimous vote, the motion passed easily. The title of “Minister Emeritus” is granted to honour long service to a congregation. It expresses the congregation’s appreciation for the Minister’s dedication.
Brown served Mississauga’s congregation for 16 years, the longest of any minister in its 62-year history, retiring in 2011. In a letter to Brown announcing the designation, UCM”s Board of Trustees cited his steady ministry during extensive renovations to the building, and thanked him for his efforts building a thriving congregation known for its support of the Mississauga Food Bank, Pathway Housing and the Interfaith Council of Peel.
Brown will be invited to a Sunday service this fall to be recognized and to preach. His name will also be added to the church’s letterhead and to its website in recognition of his service.