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  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 by:...

The meeting opened with President, Robert Lawson, interplaying the theme with T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Hollow Men”.  This image was woven through both the Thursday evening and Saturday morning sessions.   Wendy Lowden, Chair, Agenda, and Business, led worship on Thursday evening, building on the theme.  Diane Matheson-Jimenez and Thérèse Samuel led community-building time in small groups naming bold and brave figures from the Bible, identifying actions considered to be brave and bold, and...

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...

Be Bold, Be Brave. “What is the most important quality for a minister to have?” “That’s easy,” said the candidate for ordination, “bravery.” The chair of the interviewing committee was taken aback. “Bravery?” she asked. “Why is bravery important? What about faith? What about hope? What about love?” “Well,” said the candidate, “I think faith is a kind of bravery. I think hope is a kind of courage. And, I think love – real love – requires an incredible amount of fortitude. “I see,” said the...

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....