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Author: Donna Rutz

Welcome to Milestones in Shining Waters Regional Council. We have expanded our regional notices to include not just upcoming covenanting services, but to mark other significant events in the life of our communities of faith, such as affirming services, milestone anniversaries, church closings and amalgamations. If your community of faith has an upcoming milestone, please share by contacting us at communications@shiningwatersregionalcouncil.caCovenanting ServicesSunday, September 10, 2023 at...

He is Risen! Since Easter 2020, many have faced a difficult two years in Canada and around the world. Our neighbourhoods, families, and communities of faith have faced incredible challenges.  We have seen the best side of society and the worst side of society, including racism and inequality, as well as great sacrifice and expressions of love. We have experienced great loss, including the death of millions of people around the world as a result of Covid 19, and we have witnessed great acts of...

Shining Waters Regional Council stands with Metropolitan United Church (Toronto) against hate-motivated vandalism. As you may have seen in media reports, Metropolitan was targeted on March 7 by an act of vandalism using homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti that the Toronto police have designated as a hate-motivated incident. A letter of solidarity and support is being sent by Rev. Betty Lou McNabb, President of Shining Waters, on behalf of the region.

As Ontario prepares to enter Phase 2 of reopening, ministry personnel and Communities of Faith naturally have questions about how to safely be together once again. One of the many concerns that has surfaced is whether Communities of Faith can require worshippers and staff to be vaccinated before returning to in-person gatherings.