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Shining Waters Regional Council

Encouraging and connecting communities of faith in The United Church of Canada from Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario.
June 2021 Regional MeetingCOVID 19 Response
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About Shining Waters Regional Council

Shining Waters Regional Council is one of 16 administrative groupings in The United Church of Canada, replacing former conferences and presbyteries.

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SHINING WATERS REGIONAL COUNCIL CONDEMNS THE LONDON TERRORIST ATTACKShining Waters Regional Council joins with other Regional Councils, the United Church, people of faith, and many other voices across Canada, in condemning the act of hatred and terrorism that killed three generations of a Muslim family in London, Ontario on Sunday, June 6. We mourn the loss of the Afzaal family and express condolences to those bereaved. There is no place in Canada for such hatred. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim neighbours and condemn acts of hatred against all people. Although only one man has been arrested in this particular act of murder, we acknowledge that there have been many situations of hatred and Islamophobia. We commit ourselves to the task of addressing systemic racism in our country. We invite our communities of faith to reach out to local mosques and Muslim neighbours and to stand in solidarity with them. We also invite you to share the attached Moderator’s letter with your community of faith. We join in the call for an immediate National Action Summit on Islamophobia, wherein federal, provincial, and municipal/territorial leaders come together to take immediate action on dismantling violent and systemic forms of Islamophobia."May the Most Compassionate and Most Merciful God dwell with those who have died in paradise, and give patience and blessing to those who mourn through this time of trial.”- Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard Bott, Moderator of the United Church of CanadaDavid Leyton-BrownPresident,Shining Waters Regional Council, The United Church of Canada ... See MoreSee Less

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Registration Reminder for our June 2021 Regional Meeting - mailchi.mp/united-church/swrc-june-2021-regional-meeting-registration-6252268 ... See MoreSee Less

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Join Moderator Richard Bott and others for an online worship service to mark the 96th anniversary of The United Church of Canada. The stream will begin with 15 minutes of pre-service music at 6:45 p.m. EDT. The service itself begins at tonight at 7:00 p.m. with the Opening Prayer that was read at the first service in 1925. If you would like to participate in communion, please have a glass of water nearby.Download: bit.ly/3g7IiJkThis service does mention residential schools, which can be traumatic for residential school and intergenerational survivors. If you are feeling pain or distress because of your residential school experiences, please call the free 24-hour crisis line: 1-866-925-4419. You can also call the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310. It's toll-free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ... See MoreSee Less

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This Friday, a vigil will be held at Nathan Phillips Square, in memory of the victims of the London Terrorist Attack. ... See MoreSee Less

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Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781

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59 Line 4 North
Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 2L0

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