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REMIT 1

ON the GC44 Website (www.generalcouncil44.ca)

Click here for: Remit 1: Remit documents and Voting Response Form

Establishing an Autonomous National Indigenous Organization | United Church 44th General Council (generalcouncil44.ca)

NEW! Frequently Asked Questions:

https://generalcouncil44.ca/news/faqs-about-remit-1-creating-autonomous-national-indigenous-organization

NOTE:

When sending in your remit vote, if you send it in by email, please watch for a confirmation email that it has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you should follow up.

Confirmation is only possible by email and not by Canada Post, so we recommend that the ballot be sent by email whenever possible.

 

WORKSHOPS:


 

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Prepare to Vote:

Remit Q&A Session (Online)

with Thérèse Samuel and John Egger

Wednesday January 17, 2024 7:00-8:30 PM

For Pastoral Charges

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Click to Register Now:

Note: Registration is through CHURCHx. If you do not yet have a CHURCHx account, you will be prompted to open one. Your account can be used for other programs in and beyond the United Church.

Please prepare and submit your questions in advance:

PREPARE for the Q&A Session:We ask that all participants have previously participated in an education workshop or have listened to/watched the half-hour Remit Foundations video.

Please click this link to look at this information sheet

An additional information sheet will be available before the workshop.

In the workshop, facilitators will present responses to questions received by 9:00 AM January 16th using the form. There will be time for discussion, and for additional questions if time permits.

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS NOW: Please click here to send your questions.

Please DO NOT send questions by email.


For information contact:

Thérèse Samuel TSamuel@united-church.ca or

John Egger JEgger@united-church.ca

Presented by Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls and Western Ontario Waterways Regional Councils

RESOURCE DOCUMENTS:


 

VIDEO:


 

Indigenous Voices Speak

 Remit Foundations Video 31 minutes

REMIT VIDEO INTRODUCTION:

This video has three parts.

Part 1: An Indigenous-Non-Indigenous conversation with Rev. Maggie Dieter and Rev. Cathy Hird.

Part 2: A PowerPoint Presentation with background information to the remit (11 minutes)

Part 3: Martha Pedoniquotte, the CCDC for Indigenous Ministries and Justice with an introduction of her role, a few words about what the remit means for many Indigenous people in the church, and closing words (3 minutes) Also provided are links to the remit and additional background information.

If you have any questions, please contact Thérèse Samuel at tsamuel@united-church.ca


 

 

For links to more background on documents mentioned in the video, CLICK HERE

 



United Church Video about the Remit:
YouTube: https://youtu.be/d5KbFs8BRMw

approx. time = 6 minutes

 

Thérèse Samuel

Thérèse Samuel

Minister, Right Relations and Social Justice for Antler River Watershed, Western Ontario Waterways and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
Extension: 9
Email: TSamuel@united-church.ca

Thérèse shares the Social Justice position with the Minister, Social Justice, serving the Mission and Discipleship Commissions and social justice ministries in the region. She also supports Indigenous and Non-Indigenous churches in the region in the work of building right relations.

John Egger

John Egger

PARTNER PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT FIVE OAKS / MINISTER, SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR ANTLER RIVER WATERSHED, HORSESHOE FALLS AND WESTERN ONTARIO WATERWAYS REGIONAL COUNCILS

Phone: 905-659-3343 | 1-833-236-0280
Extension: 2068
Email: JEgger@United-Church.ca

John was raised in Calgary. He has a Ph.D. in New Testament studies from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto. His dissertation was on Paul’s use of the Hagar/Sarah motif in his letter to the Galatians and how it has been spun in the history of interpretation. This was a kind of case study into how biblical texts have been (i.e., can be) misread in the history of the church and the dangers thereof.