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This issue of Currents follows the recent meeting of the Shining Waters Regional Council Executive held on January 22, 2020.


Members of the Living Into Right Relations Circle met with the Executive on January 22nd.  The conversation focused on how the two groups can be in relationship with each other and what next steps can be taken by both the Circle and the Executive.  The Executive shared how it has responded to the Calls to the Church to date.  It was suggested that the two groups meet again in the Fall.


Executive members David Leyton-Brown, Isaac Kamta, Moon Ja Park, and Dong-Chun Seo attended an intercultural dinner held before Christmas.  They gave their insight of the experience and there was discussion about how to go forward.  David Leyton-Brown asked the Executive to think about what we could do at the October Regional Council meeting that would give some life to, and go deeper into, being an intercultural and diverse community.  This will be discussed at a future Executive meeting.

MINISTRY PERSONNEL – Farewells and Welcomes

Shining Waters Regional Council welcomes Rev. Sadekie Lyttle-Forbes, who will be transferring from Antler River Watershed Regional Council to accept a call at Sharon-Hope Pastoral Charge as of July 1, 2020.


Flourish is a new programme initiative for Ministry Personnel in Shining Waters in the area of health, joy and excellence.  A winter day away is planned for Thursday, March 5th at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr., Toronto, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  It will be a day of worship, connection, and stimulating discussion with Emmanuel College faculty guests Bill Kervin and Michael Bourgeois.


Shining Waters Regional Council have posted three job openings:

The postings close February 5th.


Don’t forget to save these dates!
May 23, 2020 will be a one-day regional meeting with a learning event and the ordination service, at Thornhill United Church.
October 16 & 17, 2020 will be a regional meeting held in Orillia.