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Joint Commission Meeting

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Location Information

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Time: Starting at 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Burton Avenue United Church, 37 Burton Avenue, Barrie  (MAP) Essa Rd/400 Hwy 

Burton Avenue United Church: This is ample parking at the church parking lot. 



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Safety Protocols

This meeting is a mask friendly event. Please feel free to weear a mask if you feel more comfortable or if you have mild cold symptoms. While masking is not required, your health and safety is important to us. 

We are asking all in-person attendees to do a Covid rapid test the morning of the meeting before coming. If you test positive, or if you test negative but have any Covid-like symptoms, we ask that you stay home and join us by Zoom for the day instead. 

We thank you for thinking about our group community safety.


Zoom Links

Morning Joint Commission Zoom / CFC Afternoon Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 853 0568 9022

Or to dial in by phone:

647 374 4685 Canada
647 558 0588 Canada
1 855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free
Meeting ID: 853 0568 9022

PRC Afternoon Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 869 1509 2344

Or to dial in by phone:

647 374 4685 Canada
647 558 0588 Canada
1 855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free
Meeting ID: 869 1509 2344


Agenda and Supporting Documents


09:30   Gathering and informal start online

09:45   Welcome, Constituting the Meeting and Prayer (Chris Bennett)

10:00 Joint Commission Conversation (Donna Bowman-Woodall)

10:00  Transitions and Ministry (Eun-Joo Park)

10:05  Collabrative Ministry / Lay Led Congregations (Todd McDonald)

  • We will see a video presentation from First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council and Pastoral Units pilot project.

10:45   Break

10:55  Communities of Faith Self Assessment (Chris Bennett and Jody Maltby)

  • Engaging Communities of Faith and discovering purpose as we emerge from pandemic

CoF Ministry Plan Policy (PDF | 6 pages)

Covenant Template (PDF | 3 pages)

11:15 Flourish: Fostering Health Joy and Excellence for Ministry Personnel (Donna Bowman- Woodall, Todd McDonald)

11:30   New Growth Animator (Jody Maltby)

11:45    Supporting Communities of Faith as They Close (Jody Maltby)

12:00  Intentional Interim Ministry (Diane Matheson-Jimenez)

12:15  Report on Equity Project Goal and Plan (Donna Bowman-Woodall and Liz Mackenzie)

12:25   Blessing (Chris Bennett)

12:30   Lunch Break

01:30   Commission meetings (See below for relevant meeting info and documents)

03:30   Farewell and departure (approximate)

Afternoon CFC Meeting and Documents

Afternoon meeting will continue in the plenary space after lunch.

Pertinent CFC minutes and meeting documents to be added as they become available.