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November 2022 Regional Council Gathering (online)

November 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - November 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm

The next regional council gathering will be held online on Friday evening (Nov 18) and Saturday morning (Nov 19) and will focus on the theme of deep spirituality.

If you have any ideas or resources for exploring the concept of deep spirituality as a regional council and would like to participate in the planning process, please contact the new planning team chair, Valerie Nickson.


Online meeting: Friday Nov 18th 6:30-9:00pm
6:30 Sign in/ Registration
6:45 The words before all words: Acknowledgement (Welcome) of the land, Prayer of Thanksgiving & Opening Worship

Call to Order, Enabling Motions, Officers, announce acting Executive Minister Rev. Dan Hayward

Behavioural Covenant (Holy Manners)

7:20 Finance and Extension Board / Property & Finance Leadership Team
2023 Budget (FE and RC)
7:45 Table Group Discussions – Deep Spirituality
8:05 Granting and Enabling Leadership Team
8:10 GC 44 updates
8:25 Bill-96 (legal implications)
8:45 Hymn / Prayer
8:50 Good-night blessing


Online meeting: Saturday, Nov 19th  9am-12pm
8:45 Coffee & Conversation (Sign in/ Registration)
8:50 Tech instructions (Zoom, translations)
8:55 Gathering Music
9:00 Morning Worship

Presentations: Clusters and Network

  • West Island and Riverside Cluster
  • Saint-Francis Cluster
  • South Shore and Valleys Cluster
  • Laurentian Area Ministry Cluster
9:35 First Third Ministries: United Spirit Camp, Youth Forum updates
9:45 Office of Vocation: Rev. Caroline Penhale and Rev. Lillian Roberts
9:55 LLWL presentation
10:10 Vote on the 2023 Budget
10:20 Break
10:30 Return with gathering hymn / prayer

Deep Spirituality – Spiritual Practices

  • Labyrinth
  • Taizé
  • Celtic
  • Nature Walk
10:55 Table Group Discussions – Deep Spirituality
11:25 Recognition of Rev. Rosemary Lambie’s retirement
11:35 Closing of business meeting

Covenant with LLWL and closing worship


Closing words

Download PDF

Documents to download

Minutes / Motions

Budget 2023

Spiritual Practices

Advent Celtic Meditation (PDF)


2022-11-17 Update from Shanna Bernier: each person should bring a small stone and a piece of chocolate to the Friday evening meeting!

Post-meeting updates


Final version to come

Spiritual Practices

Body Prayer (Valerie Nickson)
Praying with the Senses (Shanna Bernier)
Christian Meditation (Joel Miller)
Labyrinths (Rev. Elisabeth Jones)
Taizé (Connie Osborne and Rev. Christine Marie Gladu) 
Advent Celtic Meditation (Rev. Darryl Macdonald) – PDF
Wild Church (Rev. Neil Whitehouse)


Introduction (David-Roger Gagnon)
Laurentian Area Ministry – LAM (Kelley Molloy)
St. Francis Cluster (Ann Fowlis)
West Island and Riverside Cluster (Rev. Helen Hliaras and Rev. Christine Marie Gladu)
South Shore and Valleys Cluster (Rev. Jennifer Mountain)

Other resources and videos

Budget (Fred Braman) – to come  [Learn more: Budget Conversation-2022-11-08]
GC44 highlights (Rev. Cathy Hamilton)  [Learn more: GC44Conversation-2022-10-18]
Impact of Bill 96 (Fred Braman)
Granting and Enabling Leadership Team – GELT (Rev. Barbara Bryce) – to come
First Third Ministries (Shanna Bernier)
LLWL Presentation (Charlotte Griffith and Rev. Lee Ann Hogle) – to come
Recommendation of LLWL Leadership Team: https://bit.ly/2022-10-20-LLWLRecommendation


November 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
November 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
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