PO Box 100, Carlisle, Ontario L0R 1H0 | Phone: 1-833-236-0280 | wowrc@united-church.ca

Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, May 13 – Saturday, May 15

Please take this opportunity to fill out the Evaluation/Feedback Form.

Go to the Spring Meeting Registration Form.
Download the Workbook for the meeting.

Thursday, May 13 Zoom Orientation
Hymn Sing
Session Starts
6:30 – 6:45 pm
6:45 – 7:00 pm
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Friday, May 14 Afternoon Session
Evening Session
4:00 – 5:30 pm
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, May 15 Morning Session
Afternoon Session* Due to current provincial lockdown restrictions, the
Celebration of Ministry Service will be postponed until the
Fall 2021 Regional Council meeting.
9:00 – 12:30 am
1:30 –   3:00 pm

Registration is for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday sessions.

Go to the Spring Meeting Registration Form.

Be sure to check the General Council 44 page which outlines the Commissioners we will be electing at the Spring Meeting. Please consider applying!

How are you Called to Be the Church as a member of the Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council?

Fill out the Expression of Interest Form.

Connecting, Supporting, Transforming is Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council’s (WOWRC) purpose statement. WOWRC fulfills this goal in part by connecting communities of faith with one another and with the United Church as a whole.

Election of Members to the Executive and Commissions. The regional council fulfills its responsibilities through the decision-making work of the:

  • Executive-oversight and management of the life of the regional council
  • Covenant Commission—congregational health and change
  • Human Resources Commission—forming and supporting pastoral relationships
  • Mission and Discipleship Commission—equipping for ministry and mission

Details are provided on each in the Governance Handbook where the preferred positions to bring the wisdom of diversity to decision-making are outlined and the required balance of lay/ministry personnel is stated.

At the 2021 Spring Meeting, the regional council will fill the following vacancies through the election of new members:

  • Covenant Commission: Minimum of 1 to elect, Can elect up to 5. Ministry personnel needed.
  • Human Resources Commission: Can elect 3. Must elect 1 ministry personnel.
  • Mission & Discipleship Commission: Can elect up to 5.
  • Executive: Can elect up to 4. Preference for youth/young adult, and racialized. Lay members needed.

These positions are open to anyone who is a full member in good standing in a community of faith within the bounds of the regional council. Current members of executive/commissions whose term is ending can let their name stand for election to another term by completing the Expression of Interest form.

If you would be willing to let your name stand as a nominee for one of these positions, please complete the Expression of Interest Form below by FRIDAY, MAY 14 at midnight. This information (minus your personal contact details) will be available to regional council members for consideration before voting.

Fill out the Expression of Interest Form.

If you have questions about the work of the Commissions and/or Executive, feel free to contact President Gary Clark, or the Commission Chair for more details.

Thank you for your prayerful discernment of how you might serve.