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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 will not be a required masked event, however 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 Zoom/CFC Afternoon Zoom link:
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Or to dial in by phone:

647 374 4685 Canada
647 558 0588 Canada
1 855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free
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PRC Afternoon Zoom link:
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Or to dial in by phone:

647 374 4685 Canada
647 558 0588 Canada
1 855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free
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Agenda and Supporting Documents

Chair: Chris Bennett
Worship: Donna Bowman-Woodall

09:30   Gathering and informal start online
10:00   Opening worship (Donna Bowman-Woodall)

  • Responsive Reading – Psalm 96 – New International Version – [PDF – I page]
  • Hymn “O Beautiful Gaia” Voices United #41 – YouTube video by Ebenezer United Church

10:15   Emerging from the pandemic (Susie Henderson)

10:30   Lay led communities of faith (Jody Maltby)

11:00   Break
11:15   PRC Equity Plan and Living Faith Story (Paul Stott)

11:30   Intentional Interim Ministry (Chris Bennett and Diane Matheson-Jimenez)
11:45   Supporting Communities of Faith as they close (Todd McDonald and Diane Matheson-Jimenez)

  • Exit Interview with Kirsty Hunter [ PDF – 2 pages] – In this exit interview held June 29, 2022, Kirsty Hunter reflects on what was helpful and what was not helpful as she walked with Minesing United Church to its closing.

12:15   Closing (Donna Bowman-Woodall)
12:30   Lunch
01:15   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.

CFC Draft Agenda, October 25, 2022, 1:15 p.m.

Draft Minutes of September 21, 2022 meeting

Notes from October 19 Lay Forum

Service, Support and Oversight Policy 


Afternoon PRC Meeting and Documents

Afternoon meeting will be held in Room #217 after lunch. A second Zoom link will be provided for those online.

REVISED Draft Omnibus Motion for October 25, 2022 meeting (begins on page 3, current as of Oct 21, 2022 – updates are highlighted in yellow)

Draft Minutes of September 27, 2022 meeting

Eric Law’s Respectful Communication Guidelines

Purpose of Pastoral Relations Commission – PowerPoint Presentation version

Purpose of Pastoral Relations Commission – PDF 6 pages



2023 Joint Commission Meeting Registration

A boxed lunch will be provided for all those attending. Please let us know of any dietary concerns we should be aware of so we can pass that along to our caterers.