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This Friday, September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and also Orange Shirt Day. Wear your orange shirt and remember. Participate in an action for Truth and Reconciliation. For more information click: https://united-church.ca/social-action/act-now/honour-children-who-attended-residential-schools

This summer, Joy Kennedy, with pictures from her own neighbourhood created not one, but two meditations on trees. The first meditation is approximately 16 minutes long and could be used in place of a message during worship, as part of a study on climate justice, or for your own personal reflection. The second mediation is 11 minutes long and would be great for a study and for your own personal reflection. Thanks, Joy, for sharing your passion and talents with our Regions! Blessed be the tree!...

Let’s CELEBRATE her many years of service with the Regional Office (& Hamilton Conference) & have a PARTY! Thursday, September 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm At the Regional Council Office, Hamilton 1552 Highway #6, Carlisle AND By Zoom Attend In-person: Register by Sept. 15th **registration – no exceptions** Attend by Zoom: Register by Sept. 20th **registration for Zoom Link**

INSTALLATION: Sunday, August 7, 2022 Nominations closed for 44th Moderator of The United Church of Canada on June 17. The United Church of Canada requires an election process for Moderator, so the nominee, the Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Kwisa’lakw, attended the election on July 23 ..... and the Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Kwisa’lakw, will be installed on August 7, 2022. Learn more about the nominee in this biographical statement. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be...

It has been such a privilege to serve the communities of faith and ministry personnel of Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls and Western Ontario Waterways Regional Councils over the past three and a half years as we transitioned from conferences to the regional council governance and to the brand new Office of Vocation. More than changes in staffing, more than a new executive and commissions, more than new policies or processes or software platforms, the change of the structure of The...

SAVE THE DATES: ANTIRACISM and the UNITED CHURCH – INTENSIVE WORKSHOP in 2023 Are you interested in furthering your engagement with anti-racism? Save the Dates for this two-session workshop: Tuesdays February 7, 2023 and March 7, 2023 @10:00-11:30 AM EST Feb 7- Part 1: Antiracism Workshop with Selam Debs. March 7- Part 2: Antiracism for the UCC with a UCC BIPOC theologian/racial justice educator. Facilitator TBA. Selam Debs is a Black Ethiopian queer Anti-Racism Coach, Consultant & Trainer...

Here is the Mission Support Grant application for 2023. The deadline for submitting an application is 12:01 am Tuesday September 6th, 2022. Completed application packages can be sent to Kathy Douglas at KDouglas@united-church.ca Upon receiving your email, Kathy will let you know she has your application. If you have not heard from Kathy within 3 working days, please be in touch with her to ensure she received your email. If you have any questions or concerns as you fill out the application,...

Camp Day 2022Come and join us for Camp Day at Camp Bimini on Saturday June 25th from 10am-3pm. Yes, an in-person event is finally happening (you get to see my smiling face in person)!!!! Please register and plan on joining us for a fun filled IN PERSON event at Camp Bimini (just outside of Stratford). Come to enjoy worshiping together, singing together, eating together, playing some games, exploring the camp and having a time to continue to learn and grow in our faith together. Use the link...

ISARC’s Ontario Election Backgrounders We are pleased to provide four backgrounders for use in the upcoming provincial election. Please use them to encourage civic discussion with neighbours and friends, raise questions with candidates, and inform your participation in community all-candidate events. View Backgrounder PDF During the past two years of pandemic response, many issues of equality, adequacy and human dignity were sidelined. Yet, the dire effects of the pandemic served to further...