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Fall 2024 Meetings

ARWRC Fall Meeting (online): October 26-27, 2024

HFRC Fall Meeting (online): October 4-5, 2024

WOWRC Fall Meeting (online): November 16-17, 2024

Celebration of Ministries: To be confirmed

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Workbook Resources and Materials

These items are pending and will be added as they become available. Please check at least the week before the meeting for any updated material.

Worship Service for use by congregations May 26th

Workbook (complete) [PDF / 49 pages]

Welcome Information [PDF / 2 pages]

President’s Message [PDF / 1 page]

Meeting Agenda [PDF / 2 pages]

Proposal 1 Opening and Procedural Motion [PDF / 2 pages]

BRAVE/Affirming Statement [PDF / 1 page]

DLMs [PDF / 1 page]

Candidates [PDF/ 1 page]

Proposal 2 GC45 Commissioners Slate [PDF / 1 page]

President Elect Nominees [PDF / 1 page]

Proposal 3 Executive/Commission Slate [PDF / 1 page]

Proposal 4 Closing Motion [PDF / 1 page]

• Proposals to GC45 [PDF / #pages]

Staff Support Committee [PDF / 1 page]

Community of Faith Life Cycle Changes [PDF / 2 pages]

In Memoriam [PDF / 1 page]

Jubilands [PDF / 1 page]

Retirees [PDF / 1 page]

A Deep Look at Fall Meeting Break Out Groups [PDF / 8 pages]

• Remit Project Summary [PDF / 5 pages]

• Remit Reach-Out Volunteer Leaders Report [PDF / 3 pages]

• Office of Vocation – Vocational Minister Update [PDF / 5 pages]

• United Church Rural Ministry Ministry Update [PDF / 2 pages]

Emmanuel College 2024 Update to Regional Councils [PDF / 3 pages]

Worship Resources for Sunday May 26th


NEW: Worship Service prepared by Sarah Bruer .docx | PDF


Worship service for Lay-Lead Communities of Faith

Worship Service Outline with Worship Notes – full outline of the service, by Greg Simpson

Sermon: Life Together – by Greg Simpson (video below)

Celebration of Ministry Service

Saturday May 25th at 2:30 PM

UNIFOR Family Education Centre

115 Shipley Ave, Port Elgin

In-person & YouTube Livestream

Spring 2024 Tri-Regional Council Meeting

When: Friday, May 24th to Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Where: Unifor Family Education Centre, Port Elgin

Theme: Life Together

Speaker: The Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, UCC Moderator In-Person

From the Hospitality Team:

Welcome all In-Person and Zoom registrants to our Tri-Regional Council Meeting, May 24-26, 2024.

The Hospitality Team has been working tirelessly to make sure everything is in place to help you navigate the venue. Please take a moment to look at the interior map (below) of UNIFOR to familiarize yourself with the space (UNIFOR Family Education Centre, 115 Shipley Ave, Port Elgin).

Read more here about Arrival, Check In Registration, Signage, Accessibility, COVID and more

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In-Person registration is now closed. Only Zoom participation is available at the registration link above.


Click here to register for the meeting 

If you need assistance or are unable to complete the online registration form contact: Michele Petick at MPetick@United-Church.ca

Only Zoom registration available


Friday, May 24th: 2 PM OPENING SESSION
Friday evening The Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne will speak.

Saturday, May 25th: 9 AM to 9 PM
Includes Celebration of Ministries Service in the afternoon.

Sunday, May 26th: 9 AM to Noon
Includes Worship with Honouring of Retirees, Jubilands, In Memoriam, Community of Faith Life Cycle Changes

Note: Time will be designated for each individual Regional Council to meet separately. Each Regional Council will be electing their GC45 Commissioners, President Elect and slate of Executive/Commission members.

Would you like to serve on the Executive or a Commission or become the next President of the Regional Council?

If you would be willing to let your name stand as a nominee for Executive or one of our three Commissions, please complete the Expression of Interest Form by May 1, 2024.

If you would be willing to let your name stand as a nominee for President-Elect, please complete the President-Elect Nomination Form by May 1, 2024.

New for this meeting …

We will be posting Workbook materials on the website, as they become available. A complete Workbook will be made available one week prior to the meeting. So, check back often for updates.

You can do hard things: 

How to Preach on Stewardship and Talk about Money

A workshop for ministry personnel and those who lead worship in their communities of faith.10am-12pm on Friday, May 24 at Port Elgin United Church Stewardship, like prayer, worship, or loving service, is a critical aspect of our lives of faith. The Bible is chock full of passages about how money and wealth harm people and communities, and how generosity liberates us from those corrupting influences. As preachers, we have an amazing opportunity to tell people that they belong to God, not their bank accounts, and because of that, they can make a difference by sharing their gifts. Yet so many of us avoid talking about money. The truth is, whether or not we discuss it, the people in our congregations are thinking about money all the time. How do I decide how much should I give? What should I spend it on? How do I raise generous kids and grand-kids? Whether they have a little or a lot, money takes up a lot of spiritual and emotional space. So how can we deepen faith and generosity as spiritual leaders?
In this workshop, participants will:
  • Process all the fears and worries around preaching on money (no, you’re not just preaching for your salary!)
  • Learn techniques for stewardship preaching that will encourage and inspire
  • Look at some of Jesus’ messages on money and talk about the good news that could be used in a sermon.
  • Be introduced to resources that can give you more confidence when talking about money and ministry
 For more information, please contact your Stewardship Support Staff, Brenna Baker, at bbaker@united-church.ca
Port Elgin United Church840 Bruce St, Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C2
Registration Link:


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