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Highlights of the Fall Meeting "Resurrected not Resuscitated" President Mark Laird’s theme, “Resurrected Not Resuscitated” came to life in the opening session as participants entered into the chat what brings them joy, and lifted their symbol of new life for a final screenshot.  Technical issues prevented small groups on Friday evening but the problem was resolved for the Saturday sessions ensuring regional council representatives had time to talk with one another. The first opportunity...

This fall, the Tri-Region Affirm Network received a letter seeking endorsement of a statement of multi-faith solidarity for a Hindu priest who has been condemned for officiating a same-sex marriage ceremony. The Affirm Network has signed the letter and the individuals on the Network have committed to signing it. We, the members of the Affirm Network, are now asking leaders in communities of faith across our regions to consider signing to endorse a multi-faith statement of solidarity. Dear...

Youth Forum at General Council 44 Delegate ApplicationApplication deadline December 15   Are you ready to lead the church into the future?! If so, why not apply to become a General Council 44 Youth Forum Delegate? And yes, SUMMER EMPLOYMENT is also part of Youth Forum at GC44! You will be paid for your participation, leadership, and dedication to General Council.General Council is the United Church of Canada's triennial business meeting where justice issues are discussed, visions are cast,...

    Creating Conversation is a video series that features a variety of topics that youth and young adults are keenly interested in exploring further. These short videos have been created so that communities of faith may utilize them in their engagement with youth and young adult ministry. To access the videos, please go to: Creating Conversations - Shining Waters (shiningwatersregionalcouncil.ca) This project is sponsored by the United Church of Canada’s Vison Fund, and was supported...

"Resurrection not Resuscitation" Friday, November 12 - Saturday, November 13 Dear Friends, We are at a new place in the life of the church.  That probably could be said any year in history.  We keep evolving as the church, we are a resurrection people, we believe in new life, not the same life continued. Join us online as we meet as Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council to celebrate the new life we have found in our congregations, to lament the ways, people and buildings have been lost to...

Are you looking for ways to be more engaged in your local community? Are you looking for ways to fund all the community work you’ve dreamed of? Look no further! All Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls, and Western Ontario Waterways changemakers, innovators, and community animators are invited to a Zoom gathering to learn about the exciting new grant opportunity, My Main Street. The My Main Street Community Activator provides funding for placemaking projects that help strengthen the...

New Hours as of March 1, 2021 Monday - closed Tuesday - 10 am - 4 pm Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm Thursday - closed Friday 10 am - 4 pm And by appointment   The United Church of Canada - Christian Resource Centre 29 Ontario Road, PO Box 760, MITCHELL, Ontario  N0K 1N0 Contacts: Gayle Coleman and Gillian Thomas Phone: 519-348-9261 Email: hpprc@quadro.net Website:  www.wowresourcecentre.ca  **Our satellite Resource Centre in London at the Centre for Practical Theology - Fairmont site at 29...

Thank you to local community of faith leaders.  When they accepted these roles, few expected to be coping with a global pandemic.  The regional council offers advice but the decisions are made in the community of faith.  All congregations are encouraged to applaud and support the efforts of leaders who have been navigating changing regulations, consulting with their local health unit and instituting protocols to keep the church available to others and to ensure the safety of all who access it....