59 Line 4 North Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 2L0 | Phone: 1-800-268-3781

Shining Waters Regional Council

Encouraging and connecting communities of faith in The United Church of Canada from Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario.
Regional MeetingCOVID 19 Response
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Key Contacts

We are grateful to our leaders during this transition.

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Staff Directory

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Community Events

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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.


Thu 28

St Paul’ United Church

April 26 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 11:00 am
Midland Ontario
Thu 28

Virtual Dirt2Delicious Cooking Camp – ages 8-14 years

May 13 @ 8:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm
Caledon Ontario
Thu 28

Arts and the Spirit

May 28 @ 6:00 pm
Sun 31

Virtual Sunday School

May 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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"I want to live in a city where life, health and safety are available to everyone regardless of who they know or where they happen to find themselves. And as a person of faith, I believe that God calls us to life, to save our lives, and the lives of others — especially the most vulnerable."
~The Rev'd Dr. Alison Farby, All Saints Church - Community Centre

In a letter to Mayor John Tory, Downtown East Faith Leaders reveal the City of Toronto's inadequate response in ensuring accessible basic health needs and safe housing accommodations for the poorest people and to ensure the overall safety of all Torontonians during COVID-19 crisis.

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Come "together in one place" -- an on-line ecumenical gathering for Pentecost.Coming up on May 30! Amid the unique challenges and opportunities of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, leaders of The Canadian Council of Churches' member churches will gather “together in one place” (Acts 2:1) in ecumenical friendship and prayer this season of Western Pentecost / Eastern Ascension.

Prayers, Scripture readings and reflections will be offered in English and French.

Register + learn more on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.ca/e/together-in-one-place-reunis-tous-ensemble-registration-106001631734

Au milieu des difficultés et des possibilités uniques de la pandémie de la COVID-19 cette année, les leaders des Églises membres du Conseil canadien des Églises seront "réunis tous ensemble" (Actes 2, 1) dans la fraternité et la prière œcuméniques pendant ce temps de la Pentecôte occidentale et de l’Ascension orientale.

Des prières, des lectures de l’Écriture et des réflexions seront offertes en français et en anglais.

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Being the Virtual Church

Ministers Share Their Learnings on How to be Community During the Coronavirus Crisis

COVID-19 is quickly wreaking havoc not only on our individual lives but also on the lives of our faith communities. Many ministers are wondering how to nurture a community of faith—which people need now more than ever in these anxious times—in an online context. As digital discipleship becomes the new normal, how can ministers create a virtual worship space for people used to coming together in flesh as well as spirit?

Contact Us

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

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

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Toronto Office
963 Pharmacy Avenue
Toronto, ON M1R 2G5

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