We’re settling in for a (virtual) community marathon. Fortunately, Hebrews 12:1-2 gives us a model to follow.
Prairie to Pine, Living Skies, and Northern Spirit Regional Councils will hold ministry personnel and lay leadership check-ins every week. Some may have specific information sessions as the situation evolves, but we’ll also take time for prayer and connecting with each other. Weekly details are below. Please help spread the word. If you can’t make it to your Region’s meeting time, please attend one of the other meetings.
Please also note the opportunity to connect with the Moderator and a national community of support.
Questions? Ideas for topics or groups? Want to learn how to host your own group call with your Cluster? Contact Julie Graham, Communications/ justice regional minister: firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-244-2157 and she can pass your thoughts on to colleagues. Remember, all staff are working. Don’t hesitate to contact us; see general contact info below.
Tech stuff: Use the meeting web links below. These will be updated as needed. Remember: you can use your land line or cell to call in, and using your computer/ phone video is optional. If your internet connection is as slow as molasses going uphill in Edmonton in January, dial in. The meeting ID you’ll need is the number that’s in the respective web addresses below. Toll free number for everyone: 1-855-703-8985.
1) Everyone, especially lay leaders:
Wednesdays at 5:30 PM in BC; 6:30 PM AB, SK, NWT; 7:30 MB and NW Ontario. Some meetings will have specific resource people and others will be check ins.
March 25: Treasurers especially take note! Meeting with Erik Mathiesen, the United Church’s Chief Financial Officer. https://united-church.zoom.us/j/978525442 Meeting ID: 978 525 442
2) Ministry personnel only, please: Tuesday March 24
Northern Spirit: 1:30 pm MDT (AB and NWT); 12:30 pm PDT (BC). Ministry personnel currently serving Pastoral Charges and other ministry sites are especially encouraged to attend.
Living Skies: 1:00 PM Saskatchewan. Every week on Tuesday at this time, until further notice. https://united-church.zoom.us/j/705926119
Prairie to Pine: 3:00 PM in MB and NW ON. https://united-church.zoom.us/j/2202944232
3) Moderator conversations:
The United Church invites you to chat with Moderator Richard Bott. When: Every day except Tuesday (Saturday and Sunday included), the Moderator hosts an online chat using Zoom. He invites you to join him for a conversation with others across the country about faith, life, and the church.4:00 p.m. PDT; 7:00 p.m. EDT; 8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland.