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June 2021 Regional Meeting

A regional meeting has been scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June 17, 2021 for the election of Commissioners for General Council 44, as well as Intercultural Diversity Commission members.

General Council 44 Commissioner

The General Council of The United Church of Canada will meet online in July 2022. Shining Waters Regional Council may elect 13 commissioners to attend the meeting and serve as members of the General Council for three years, beginning in July 2022. Commissioners will also participate in educational sessions beginning in February 2022. More information.

Intercultural Diversity Commission Member

Seeking  a chair and 6 to 12 members to allow for some regional representation, ethnic/cultural diversity, abilities, gender identities, and with a balance of ministry personnel and laity. Members should have a deep analysis of what it means to be an intercultural church based on lived experience, work in anti-racism and cultural diversity in the church, and a passion for this work.  The term will be three years with a renewal for one term. After a one-year hiatus, an individual may be elected again.  The Commission will meet by electronic or other means 8-10 times a year. The primary language of meetings will be English. More information.

Meeting Agenda

Call to Order – 7 p.m.

Acknowledgement of the Land and Worship

Report of the Nominations Committee
a. General Council Commissioners
b. Members of the Intercultural Diversity Commission

Meet the Celebrants – those who were recently admitted, commissioned and ordained at our Celebration of Ministries Service.

Closing prayer

Registration of Voting Members for Regional Meeting

Voting members of the region are asked to register if you plan to attend this online Zoom meeting. Non-voting members are invited to watch the livestream of the meeting on our YouTube channel. A recording of the meeting will also be available on our website and YouTube channel if you are unable to attend.

Please register if you are ministry personnel or the elected lay representative for your community of faith, by Wednesday, June 16, 2021, so staff have time to confirm your voting status. A zoom link will be sent to all those registered closer to the meeting date.

If you are unable to attend, please email your regrets to swrc@united-church.ca.

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