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Announcements – Jan. 17, 2022

Music Ministry 3-Part Webinar Series
Shining Waters Regional Council has invited Canadian Shield to join their 3-part webinar series being offered on Mondays in 2022 @ 6:45 – 8:00 pm from the Faith Formation staff of Shining Waters, Canadian Shield, Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls and Western Ontario Waterways Regional Councils.

Tech in Music 
Monday, January 24, 2022 from 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Leadership – Tom Auger and Kye Andrews

Job Descriptions and Support
Monday, January 31, 2022, from 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Leadership – David Hamilton

Music That Fits Your Church Culture
Monday, February 7, 2022, from 6:45 – 8 p.m.
Leadership – Lauri Ladd

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 986 3271 2137
Password: 590290

Come to share and learn. 
Come to connect with music ministry leaders. 
Come to share your celebrations and struggles.

Jeffrey Dale (jdale@united-church.ca
Kathy Douglas (kdouglas@united-church.ca)

Canadian Shield and Shining Waters Regional Councils announce a joint confirmation program!
If you know there are teens in your community of faith who would appreciate going on a confirmation journey, and you either don’t have the capacity, or are seeking a larger group for them to join – we are offering the program for you!
Supported by the Vision Fund so that there is no cost to your community of faith, or the teens and families, we will be led by The GO Project leadership and curriculum. Their program is designed to offer confirmands the chance to explore and deepen their faith and relationship with God and the church in a United Church of Canada theological context. Topics for sessions include, “Who am I?”, “Who is God?”, “Who is Jesus?”, “Who is the Spirit?”, Who are We?” (Christian & UCC History), “What are we called to do?”, and more.
Session dates: the fourth Sunday of the month (January – April, 2022) & May 28th – 19th for a retreat.
Email Rev. Alana @The GO Project, alana@thegoproject.ca to register and for more information.  Click on the button below to view the poster for the event.
Sacraments Elder Licensing
Sacraments Elders are those people in our communities of faith who offer their leadership in presiding over the sacraments when there is no called or appointed ministry personnel.  They are licensed and it is only valid for one year.  The Pastoral Relations Commission approves licenses from July 1st of the current year to June 30th of the following year.  

If your community of faith would like to start or continue to have the support of a Sacraments Elder, your community of faith will need to apply to have that license/renew that license before June 30th The renewal process is very simple and can be completed on-line. 

Please click on the button below the view the letter send out today from Rob Smith, Pastoral Relations Minister:


For those who are Pastoral Charge Supervisors in the CSRC, watch for a letter coming from Rob Smith regarding an upcoming event for Supervisors on February 1, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. and the PC Supervisor’s Report that must be submitted annually.

Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Second Annual Continuing Education Event
There will be an LLWL Continuing Education Event for a time of learning, Worship and connection on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.  Please watch your emails for more information about this event.
Ministry Personnel Zoom Gathering
Thursday, January 27, 2022
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Come and spend some time with your ministry colleagues after the busy Christmas season. Our next Ministry Personnel gathering is on Thursday, January 27, 2022 starting at 1 p.m.

Click the button below for more details:

Ecumenical Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
There will be an open on-line prayer service being co-presided by Bishop Thomas Dowd and Anne Germond of the Anglican diocese. Together they will pray for Christian unity and have invited Canadian Shield to join them.
Date: Thursday January 20, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Zoom link: tinyurl.com/unity2022

Click on the button below to view the event poster.