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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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Wellspring


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

  • Executive Starts Work to Become Anti-Racist Denomination June 24, 2020
       The 43rd General Council’s electronic meeting on June 20,2020, received as new business the proposal Towards an Anti-Racist Denomination.   
  • General Council 44 Has Been Postponed June 20, 2020
     In light of concerns around COVID-19, the decision has been made to postpone GC44, previously slated for July 2021 in Calgary, AB, to 2022.
  • Black Lives Matter in the United Church June 19, 2020
     The General Council Executive issued a statement on June 18, 2020, confirming unequivocally that Black Lives Matter to The United Church of Canada.  
  • Celebrating Pride in the United Church June 8, 2020
    The United Church affirms that gender and sexuality are gifts of God. This June, we invite all people of faith to celebrate the lives and ministry of LGBTQIA+ and Two-Spirit people across the United Church and beyond.
  • Church Leaders Acknowledge the Racism in Their Midst June 2, 2020
      The Moderator calls the struggle against anti-Black racism to be the work of White members of the church, and the time has come to commit themselves to this work.