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Thank you for joining us for our Canadian Shield regional meeting! If you missed it, not to worry, we have the live stream of the meeting on our YouTube channel. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Watch on YouTube Here

2020 CSRC Online Meeting Evaluation Form

Your input is greatly valued and we would appreciate if you would participate in our online Evaluation form.

Let us know what you thought of our online meeting!  Please click on the button below to participate:


2020 CSRC Meeting Evaluation Form


2020 CSRC Meeting

It is Regional Council Meeting time again!  This year, the CSRC is hosting an online meeting from November 6-7, 2020 via Zoom.

The 2020 CSRC Meeting Planning Team are busy working to offer a wonderful online experience where we can be together in this time of the pandemic where we have not otherwise been able to meet.

Stay tuned for more details!

Agenda for Meeting

The Business and Agenda Team are very busy working on the meeting agenda.  Below you will find a DRAFT agenda that will keep being updated up until the day of the meeting.  If you are printing a copy, you might want to wait until right before the meeting to press the print button.

Click on the button below for a draft agenda:

2020 CSRC Meeting – Draft Agenda

2020 Report Packet

The Report Packet is the workbook for the 2020 CSRC Meeting.  In it you will find past minutes, reports from Commissions, Committees, and Resource Team, welcome letters, and much more.

Here is the Report Packet:


2020 CSRC Report Packet

Communion During Service

There will be Communion during the Celebration of Ministry service on Saturday night.  Please have your own elements ready beside you and feel free to light your own Christ Candle.

Bulletin for Service

Here is the bulletin for the 2020 CSRC Celebration of Ministry Service on Saturday, November 7th at 6:55 p.m.:


Bulletin for Service

Celebration of Ministry Service

This year, the Celebration of Ministry Service will be held online after the meeting on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  There may be people in the CSRC that would like be part of the service but are not in the meeting.  Not to worry… we have arranged for you to view it on YouTube.  Click on the button below to go to the CSRC YouTube Channel where you can watch the service.

CSRC YouTube Channel


For those of you in the meeting, if you feel so inclined, there will be a time from 6:15 p.m. until 6:55 p.m. to come in the meeting early to join a breakout room for conversations with people you may not know or have not seen or talked to in a while.  More details will be forthcoming at the end of business on Saturday afternoon.

Want to Wish the Retirees Well?

There are 5 retirees this year in the CSRC and we have an new option to send them well wishes.  If this is something you would like to participate in, click on the button below the name of the Retiree that you would like to send a message to.  It will take you to a page where you may add a public comment to.  Click on any of the buttons below to view an example (to leave a message, click on the pink circle in the bottom right-hand corner of the person’s page of messages).

Cindy Desilets – Timmins

Message for Cindy




Randy Boyd – Thunder Bay

Message for Randy

Dawn Vaneyk – Sudbury

Message for Dawn

Lillian Roberts – North Bay

Message for Lillian

Will Kunder – North Bay

Message for Will

Zoom for the Regional Council Meeting

Wondering about how things are going to run in the Zoom regional meeting? We have created a Zoom tip sheet for you to review before attending the CSRC Regional meeting.


It goes over such things as when and how to join the meeting, how to participate using the participants panel and chat box, outlines the process of how we will be voting, and where to find help on the day of the meeting.  

Zoom Tip Sheet for the 2020 CSRC Online Meeting


Are you interested in serving on a Commission, Committee or Resource Team with the Canadian Shield Regional Council because WE NEED YOU!  Click on the blue “Nominations Information” button to learn more information.

Theme Hymn for the 2020 CSRC Meeting

Rev. Dr. William Steadman has graciously created a theme hymn for our 2020 CSRC Meeting entitled, “Growing the Connections.”  Bill has given churches in our Region permission to use the lyrics for the next year (ending Dec. 2021) and if you would like to use them after that, you must contact Bill directly for permission. 

The hymn has been recorded at Trinity UC in Capreol, Ontario with choir members from Trinity – Capreol, Onaping Falls PC, and several other churches in the Sudbury area.  Faye Moffatt is directing the choir and is the musical director on the 2020 CSRC Meeting Worship Team.

Many thanks to Bill Steadman, Faye Moffatt, Catherine Somerville and the following choir members for all their hard work in bringing this beautiful piece of music to life for our meeting:
  • Catherine Somerville
  • Judy Sumner
  • Lynda Todd
  • Barb McPhail
  • Debby and Graham Laporte
  • Ruth Wilson
  • Alison and James Warner-Smith
  • Heather Bartram Zangari
  • Nancy Franolla
  • Faye Moffatt


Please click on the button to view and/or download the lyrics to the hymn:

Lyrics to “Growing the Connections” Hymn


Click on the button below to view the video of the hymn from the meeting:

YouTube Video of Hymn


Click on the button below to download the audio recording of the hymn:

Audio Recording of Hymn