59 Line 4 North Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 2L0 | Phone: 1-800-268-3781
A message for all members of Shining Waters Regional Council, and to staff for information.

We are grateful for the opportunities to connect with ministry personnel and lay leaders in these times and we continue to find energy and hope in these gatherings.

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MINISTRY PERSONNEL ZOOM GATHERINGS

We will continue to gather with ministers on Tuesday mornings.

Time: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Topics: Information sharing about Children’s ministry (new online Sunday school), New temporary Pastoral Relations bylaw, How to have a congregational meeting during COVID-19, and more.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://united-church.zoom.us/j/526914498

Meeting ID: 526 914 498

Dial by your location
+1 647 374 4685 Canada
+1 647 558 0588 Canada
855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free

Join by Skype for Business
https://united-church.zoom.us/skype/526914498

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LAY LEADERS’ GATHERINGS
We are shifting our lay leaders’ gatherings to Thursday evenings.

Time: Tuesday, April 23, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://united-church.zoom.us/j/839843096

Meeting ID: 839 843 096

Dial by your location
+1 647 374 4685 Canada
+1 647 558 0588 Canada
855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free

Join by Skype for Business
https://united-church.zoom.us/skype/839843096

 

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ZOOM TRAINING FOR HOSTS
We are offering small group training for people who want to learn basic Zoom hosting skills.  There will be several opportunities for small group learning on upcoming Friday mornings, April 24th and May 1 at 10:30 AM.   We will follow these basic training sessions with more intermediate skills training.  Sign up to attend a session on our website.  The same sessions are repeated each time, you only need to sign up for one timeslot.

WEBSITE UPDATES
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CONGREGATIONAL FINANCE WEBINARS
United in Learning is hosting weekly sessions providing essential guidance for congregational finance in these times. View the playlist of previously recorded sessions here.

Latest recording of the April 15, 2020 webinar can now be found on our website or on YouTube.

 

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WORSHIP RESOURCES
We are happy to share these resources for worship for Environmental Sunday April 19 and April 26 Camping Sunday Resources PDF,  prepared by Jeffrey Dale.
Also available as a Word document, Worship Resources for Environmental Sunday April 19 and April 26 Camping Sunday Resources.

 

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Register by April 24 here.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS LISTINGS
We are reactivating our Community Events Calendar and newsletter. If you have a service or an event that you would like to share with others please use the Add an Event Form to add it to our calendar.  Please make sure to add a contact person for each event.