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Currents SWRC News November 2019

This issue of Currents follows the recent meeting of the Shining Waters Regional Council Executive held on November 26, 2019. Minutes from all commissions and committees are posted here, once they are approved. In the meantime, here’s a round-up of news. MISSION...

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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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From dirt to delicious

Foraging for dandelions. Making sourdough bread and homemade cheese from scratch. Growing backyard veggie gardens. These are just some of the old timey traditions making a comeback in the coronavirus era. But Palgrave United Church’s creative brainchild, Dirt 2 Delicious Camp (or D2D for short), started reclaiming some of these vintage skills years ago—long before the pandemic made them trendy.

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Black Lives Matter at Camp Scugog

Guest blogger: Lamar Edwards I want to tell you about a very special place, a United Church camp located just outside of Toronto called Camp Scugog that truly embodies the importance and benefits of creating a diverse and inclusive space. Camp Scugog serves kids...

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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?

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Introducing Wellspring

Starting this month, Shining Waters Regional Council is pleased to add a new stream of stories to our website. Wellspring: a deep dive into Spirit

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RSS United Church of Canada News

  • Light a Flame for a Guaranteed Livable Income September 17, 2020
    Canadians across the country are asked to light a candle on Tuesday, September 22, at 12:30 p.m. local time in support of a guaranteed livable annual income.
  • A History Not to Be Forgotten or Repeated September 2, 2020
    A former United Church residential school has been designated as a National Historic Site.
  • Orange Shirt Day 2020 September 1, 2020
    On September 30, people all across Canada will wear orange shirts to remember and honour Indigenous children who attended Residential Schools. Indigenous Ministries and Justice at The United Church of Canada asks you to participate in Orange Shirt Day!
  • The United Church’s New General Secretary August 28, 2020
       The United Church of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Michael Blair as its new General Secretary beginning November 1, 2020.
  • General Council Office Reorganization, July 2020 July 16, 2020
    Responding to the changing needs of the church, while continuing toward the goal of reducing GCO expenditures, a number of positions have been eliminated at the General Council Office.