This newsletter, sent June 17, 2020, includes information about leader's gatherings, and website updates related to public health guidelines and resources for re-opening. Read it online here.
Posts related to the 2020 COVID 19 (Corona virus)
Currents follows the recent meeting of the Shining Waters Regional Council Executive held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Minutes from all commissions and committees are posted here, once they are approved. In the meantime, here is the latest decisions: The Executive passed a motion that the in-person regional meeting currently scheduled for October 16 - 18, 2020, be moved to an online meeting, and include a Celebration of Ministries service held online. Details are still to be determined....
On May 11th, 2020, a letter endorsed by 250 congregations from across Ontario was sent to Premier Doug Ford, requesting the government lift restrictions on gatherings in church buildings — despite the recommendations of health officials that in-person worship continue to be suspended. This letter does not speak to the position of The United Church of Canada, nor Shining Waters Regional Council. From the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, our commitment to communities of faith has been that we...
In light of current news, we want to confirm that while some parts of Canada are reopening, in Ontario we are not at the same point (based on the recent May 14th, 2020 update from the Ford Government). Watch Premier Ford's update from May 14 on YouTube. In the case of Ontario, the United Church guidelines for re-opening are for future consideration.
Upcoming Ministry Personnel zoom gatherings and Lay Leaders zoom gatherings and website updates.
What’s going forward, what plans have been changed, and keeping you in the loop.