NEWS AND UPDATES FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)
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Making Hope Visible – Podcast
Regional Council 15 (RC15) Committee Volunteer form.
Decommissioning of the Grand River United Church
The Decommissioning of the Grand River United Church will take place on Sunday, August 22, at 2:00 p.m. in Grand River, Cape Breton. This closing service is dedicated to the work and memory of the people of the Grand River United Church who served their local church community and the wider community since 1929. We will be following the COVID protocols in place on that date.
Nuclear Issues Report to Regions East – Eco Justice Working Group
Read the Report on two initiatives – government funding for ‘Small Modular Nuclear Reactors and Canada’s Nuclear Waste Policy Review – involving regional input in response to nuclear issues here.
These are issues falling under the long term United Church of Canada policy on nuclear power. This and other resources and links are found on the ucceast.ca Justice and Mission page.
Rethinking Preaching” Conference 2021 – How Has the Pandemic Challenged Preaching?
Emmanuel College’s Centre for Religion and Its Contexts is hosting the “Rethinking Preaching” Conference 2021–How Has the Pandemic Challenged Preaching? on August 20-21. We are pleased to invite seasoned and new preachers, students of homiletics and participants who seek to “rethink preaching” by examining and exploring issues that are directly challenged in the wake of social issues that have intensified during this global COVID moment. Our keynote speakers, Prof. Frank Thomas (Christian Theological Seminary) and Prof. Carolyn Helsel (Austin Theological Seminary), and 10 experienced workshop leaders will help us explore the changing contexts of preaching. Visit the conference’s web page for a full description, registration details and schedule.
Guaranteed Liveable Income update
View the update about the work of your GLI team’s activity this summer here.
The election on September 20, 2021 will impact our campaign so we encourage all to review a kit to help with letter-writing to candidates to lobby them about including GLI in their platform. View kit for download here and the UCC approved lawn signs and bumper stickers are also available for your community of faith’s use: GLI LawnSign-1 GLIBumper Sticker-1
Centennial Celebrations Committee
The United Church will soon be 100 years old! We are looking for a small group who can help the church shape its celebrations.
The Centennial Celebrations Committee will assist in architecting the scope of the denominational celebration for the 100th Anniversary of the United Church of Canada in 2025. This committee will work in collaboration with General Council Staff to identify a variety of opportunities and methods to celebrate this anniversary. Read further details here.