The Boundaries Commission is proposing
17 regional councils to replace Conferences and presbyteries.
We would be part of regional council 7.
Click map below for the full map online.
Winter presbytery meeting 2018
will be at Pinegrove United Church in Rosslyn (near Thunder Bay).
THE GENERAL COUNCIL 42 MOTION
At General Council 42 the church voted to support a national project of story-sharing with people affected by the Church’s 1988 decision — when the church declared that all people, regardless of sexual orientation, are welcome as full members and all members are eligible to be considered for ordered ministry. These stories would then help the church to discern if, and how, it might live into a possible apology to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and Two-Spirit people (LGBTQ2). You are invited to share your experiences and add to the discussion. Visit our Stories Page or Contact Page for information on how to contribute.
For more information, please contact Aaron Miechkota, Project Coordinator, Iridesce: The Living Apology Project.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/iridesce/ Twitter: @iridesceproject
See the two responses below; first from Premier Wynne and below that the letter from Michael Gravelle MPP (hover over the bottom of the letter to be able to click the arrow)Wynne and Gravelle response to $15 and Fairness
Cambrian Presbytery supports the government’s decision to raise the minimum wage to $15 and to improve the labour legislation of the province. See the letter below of Ernie Epp, chair of Christian Outreach and Social Action.Wynne -- October 2017- $15 and Fairness
While Canadians generally are celebrating Canada 150, many Indigenous People are cool at best and often deeply critical of the celebration. After all, the nation created in 1867 subjected them to its imperial control and used various means to destroy the First Nations. The paper, “Perspectives on Indigenous People and Settler Folk in Northern Ontario,” recognizes this dark era between the many millennia of Indigenous life in the Western hemisphere and the recent Indigenous efforts to escape their colonial experience. The paper illuminates the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and focuses Ontario’s responses to its Calls to Action.
Cambrian Presbytery encourages you to take part in this campaign and to spread the word about this campaign. This Lenten campaign is clearly laid out. it’s a very meaningful lenten journey you can do with your congregation. As Christians, we have a responsibility to take good care of the earth, to live with respect in Creation.
A Lenten faith-in-action campaign to increase climate justice in Canada
Organize a local Give it up for the Earth! event for your community:
- Your church
- Your book club
– campaign postcards;
– Climate Change as a Matter of Faith and Justice, a backgrounder on climate change and the Christian call to respond;
– Personal and Political Action to Address Climate Change, information about the actions/policies listed on the postcard; and a recycled cotton reusable CPJ tote bag as a thank you for your participation.
You will then have a six-week window (March 1–April 13, 2017) to hold public engagement events and collect postcards. Online options for promoting engagement via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram will also be made available.
CPJ = Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is a national organization of members inspired by faith to act for justice in Canadian public policy.
This Lent give up complacency
United Church buildings produce as much carbon dioxide as 30,000 cars. Why are so few congregations cleaning up their act?
Article: Emission Control By Mike Milne in the Observer February 2017 pg 38
Here’s some fresh global warming data that’s bound to send a chill across the United Church: the denomination’s 3,000 congregational buildings produce the equivalent of an estimated 135,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. That’s about the same as burning 63 million kilograms of coal, or driving 30,000 cars, or powering 15,000 homes for a year — and it would take a forest about the size of Quebec City to offset it.
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