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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.
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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.

Events

Thu 12

Jazz Vespers Worship At St. Andrew’s United Church

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Ontario
Thu 12

A Whole New World

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Toronto Ontario
Fri 13

Blue Christmas Service @ Manor Road United Church

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 14

Diner-concert / Dinner-Concert with the MPFT and Choir

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
North York Ontario

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Friends, here is a message from Jane Finch Community Ministry inviting your support for residents of the Gosford building affected by fire. JFCM is a part of a neighbourhood coalition formed to accompany the residents. Please help spread the word.

On Friday, November 15, 2019, there was a devastating fire that affected all of the tenants (up to 700 residents) who were living at 235 Gosford Blvd. An emergency shelter was first set up by the City of Toronto’s Emergency Services and Red Cross at the Driftwood Community Centre in Jane and Finch.

Later that weekend, the residents were moved to Tait Mckenzie Gymnasium at York University until November 30. Residents who were not able to find alternate accommodations with friends or family have now been put up temporarily in a city run homeless shelter near Weston and Steeles.

To date, the landlord has not been forthcoming on providing information on when residents would be able to return to their homes. Some have received minimal financial compensation for the meantime yet not nearly enough and many residents are in need of social and emotional support which the landlord is yet to substantively address. Many of the tenants are traumatized by the fire and are without stable and consistent shelter and due to the landlord’s lack of communication, they continue to have no clear understanding of what the future holds for them. They are still trying to carry on with their lives of getting children to school and themselves to work.

Understandably, most are facing financial hardship because of these difficult and continuing circumstances. Immediately after the fire, a group of caring residents and community workers from various local agencies and networks in Jane and Finch came together to look at how to best support these displaced tenants.

On Dec. 4, this coalition hosted an information night and meal which was a huge success with over 100 displaced residents coming out. We are following up with an additional meal on December 17th which will also have a legal clinic and social and emotional supports present with whom residents can connect.

Since it looks like it may be several months, if not a year before the tenants of 235 Gosford will be able to return, the coalition wants to stand with them every step of the way. We understand this will be a long haul. Acting on behalf of this coalition as Trustee, we deplore you to support us, not only for the 17th but for future organizing and support we can provide. Cheques can be made out in trust to the Jane Finch Community Ministry and sent to: PO Box 21100, Jane Finch Mall, Downsview, Ontario, M3N 3A3.

On-line donations can be made through the Jane Finch Community Ministry Canada Helps page through the website www.swpcommunityministry.com/jane-finch/
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Last night, GO Project hosted their ‘Plant Night’ fundraiser. It was a great night with an awesome turn out! Don’t know much about GO? Check it out at - www.thegoproject.ca ... See MoreSee Less

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Consider joining the conversation at Emmanuel College, I will be there! Share with anyone working or volunteering in Youth Ministry in your local context!

Ministering to Youth
@ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Emmanuel College

Ministry to young people has a critical role within the church. Recognizing the need for theological vision, practical tools, and relational support for youth workers, Emmanuel College and the Centre for Religion in its Contexts are hosting a monthly discussion on youth ministry. This opportunity is open to clergy and laity who minister to youth. Over the course of January-April 2020,we will be reading, Faith Formation in a Secular Age by Andrew Root, a leading scholar in youth ministry and practical theology. Join doctoral candidate Leanne Ketcham and youth workers from across the GTA for a time of continuing education, reflection, and prayer. RSVP to ec.events@utoronto.ca Series Dates for 2020: January 21, February 25, March 24, April 21
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News

Shining Waters News

Currents SWRC News

This issue of Currents follows the recent meeting of the Shining Waters Regional Council Executive held on November 26, 2019.

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Introducing Currents

As we make our way as a regional council and experiment with new ways of working, we want to introduce this news bulletin, Currents, one component of our new communication plan which we will share more about in September. From this point forward, an issue of Currents will follow each Executive meeting to share regional news and decisions.

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Call for Nominations

People across the region are invited to express their interest or nominate others who have the gifts to serve in the following leadership roles: Social Justice Commission and Nominations Committee.

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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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