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The 2020 Canadian Shield Regional Council Meeting from June 5-7, 2020 in Sudbury, ON has been canceled.  The CSRC Executive and staff are in discussions about a possible online meeting this fall.  Stay tuned to this page for more information.

2020 CSRC Meeting

It is Regional Council Meeting time again!  This year, the CSRC is hosting an in-person meeting from June 5-7, 2020 in Sudbury, ON at St. Andrew’s United Church (111 Larch Street, Sudbury).

St. Andrew’s UC is wheelchair accessible and has hearing-assist devices.  There will be a combined worship on Sunday, June 7th and Sudbury and Area Churches are encouraged to attend St. Andrew’s UC.  The worship will be live streamed so anyone in the region may watch.  Coffee/tea will be on before the service on Sunday and lunch will be served after.  There will be an order of Sunday Service posted here for all churches without ministry personnel to use.  It will include:  the service, a video of the sermon, a written sermon.

Stay tuned for more details!

Accommodations List

Click here for the Accommodations List for the 2020 CSRC Meeting in Sudbury, ON:

Accommodations List

Report Packet

The Report Packet is the workbook for the RC Meeting.  This year’s Report Packet will be available online 1-2 weeks before the meeting. 

Last year, we provided one copy of the Report Packet per table group – the same will occur this year. If you would like your own copy, please indicate that on your registration form and a copy will be provided to you when you register (for a small fee to cover photocopying costs). (Please note, if you do NOT indicate you would like a copy on your registration form, there WILL NOT be one available to you, just the one at your table group):

If you do NOT want to purchase your own copy, there are two other options:
* Print your own copy, or
* Have a computer/tablet/phone and look at it online during the meeting

Each copy will cost $10 payable upon receipt at the registration desk at the meeting. Please give cash or make a cheque payable to: “Canadian Shield Regional Council” (with “2020 RC RP” in the Subject Line).

Click the button below to view LAST YEAR’S Report Packet:

2019 CSRC Report Packet

Ministry Personnel Retreat

CSRC is please to again invite Ministry Personnel to gather prior to the RC meeting for a time of networking and personal renewal.  NOTE: THIS IS FOR MINISTRY PERSONNEL ONLY.

The theme of this year’s gathering reflects the them of the RC meeting – “Growing the Connections.”  There will be time to explore growing deeper connections with God, with our vocational call and with colleagues.

HOLD THE DATE!  This will be held from Thursday, June 4th – Friday, June 5th, 2020 and will be at Villa Loyola Retreat Centre.  The cost of the event will be $135 for all MP participants (includes accommodation and meals). 

Registration and more details to come.  Stay tuned to this page!

Feature Hotel

The CSRC Planning Team has chosen The Northbury Hotel and Conference Centre in Sudbury as our feature hotel.  

There will be a block of rooms available for people attending the 2020 CSRC Meeting.  See the Accommodations List for more details. 

Shuttle Available:

There will be a bus shuttling delegates from the Northbury Hotel to St. Andrew’s United Church on:

  • Friday Night back to the hotel after the meeting ends;
  • Saturday Morning from the hotel to the meeting; and
  • Saturday Evening back to the hotel after the meeting ends.

NOTE:  There will be no shuttle on Sunday.

Proposals

Proposals can be created to be considered by the Regional Council or the Regional Council Executive. A “proposal” is a formal request for the council to take action. It is one way that a United Church member may raise an issue that is important to them and ask for the church to take action on it.

The 2019 Manual, Section F, describes in detail how a proposal may be submitted. The button below also provides a template for creating a proposal. Proposals can be submitted before the Regional Council meeting, to be circulated in the Regional meeting workbook or, a proposal can be submitted to the Agenda and Business table before the scheduled close of submission of new business, during our Regional Meeting. See the CSRC Meeting agenda for specific close of business time (to be available soon).

Please click on the button below to see the template used for submitting a proposal to the 2020 CSRC Meeting:

CSRC Proposal Template

Sacred Fire

Details of the Sacred Fire that will be held at or near St. Andrew’s United Church will be forth coming…

Registration:

Registration for the 2020 Canadian Shield Regional Council Meeting is now open! 

Registration deadline is:  May 8th, 2020

Click here to Register for Meeting

T-Shirt Orders:

If you would like to order a 2020 Canadian Shield Regional Council t-shirt, please click on the button below:

Click here to Order T-Shirt

Agenda for Meeting

The Business and Agenda Team are very busy working on the meeting agenda.  When there is a draft agenda ready, it will be posted here.  Stay tuned!

In the meantime… know that the APPROXIMATE start time for the meeting will be 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5th, 2020 and will end with the Celebration of Ministry Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. (at St. Andrew’s UC in Sudbury).

Workshops

The 2020 Canadian Shield Regional Council (CSRC) Meeting Planning Team have been working on making workshops available to you when you attend the RC Meeting in June.  The team has heard that there are certain workshops that many of you have expressed an interest in. 

Below is a list of the workshops being offered and as the team is still working on the details of the workshops, registration for them is not available yet.  On your registration form, you have the opportunity to indicate which 2 of the 7-8 workshops would interest you most. 

  • Technology Workshop (being offered twice) – learning about on-line meetings, technology during worship, and more!
  • How to Do Self-Assessments (for your Community of Faith)
  • Environmental/Climate Change
  • Spiritual Best Practices/Meditation
  • How to Say NO and Not Feel Guilty!
  • Death Cafes
  • Bookroom Presentation (not finalized yet)

As soon as the workshops are finalized, there will be a note sent out to the CSRC network and you may check back here to register for the workshops of your choice.

What To Bring

You will need:

  • a reusable mug (there will be water glasses and jugs available)  SINGLE-USE WATER BOTTLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT THE MEETING – please DO NOT bring them
  • a chair cushion, if you choose

NOTE:  You do NOT need to bring hymn books to the meeting – they will be provided and there will be projection.