Currents: The latest news
In keeping with The United Church of Canada emergency plan the Executive recommends that each community of faith prepare a plan to suspend large gatherings, including but not limited to, worship services.
A round-up of news following the Executive meeting on January 22, 2020.
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...
This issue of Currents follows the recent meeting of the Shining Waters Regional Council Executive held on November 26, 2019.
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.
Announcements and Information
Updates to our website, links to online webinars offered by United in Learning and a quick reference on SWRC staff support related to the pandemic situation.
Shining Waters COVID-19 #10: Clarification – Ontario Churches CAN Stream Worship Services and Other Updates
Clarification update from Nora Sanders, General Secretary, regarding building closures and livestreaming services, as well as a link to The Moderators March 29, 2020 worship service, and other updates.
A message for all members of Shining Waters Regional Council, and to staff for information. WE ARE NOT ALONE SHARE OUR CONFERENCE CALL PHONE LINE Shining Waters has an account for telephone conference calls. If this would be helpful for any Communities of Faith to...
COVID-19 Gathering For Ministry Personnel Tuesday March 24, at 10.00 a.m. for an hour Last week a group of 50 ministry personnel gathered on Zoom to share questions and information in response to COVID-19 and provide each other with support and companionship in these...
Lay leaders of communities of faith in Shining Waters Regional Council are invited to an online Zoom meeting to be held on Thursday March 19, from 7 pm to 8 pm. It will be a time for sharing information, questions, resources and responses to COVID-19. This invitation...
An invitation for Community Ministers to have a conversation
Shining Waters is inviting you to a Zoom Gathering on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 10:00 am for an hour and a half maximum. It will be a time for ministry personnel to come together to support each other through: checking in sharing resources, strategies and...
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?
Deep, contagious, extraordinary love. That’s what two Licensed Lay Worship Leaders (LLWLs) exude when they talk about their ministry.
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