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2023 EOORC Annual General Meeting

May 26 – 27, 2023 — Brockville, Ontario

Brockville Memorial Centre

Friday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m

(Registration at 8:15 a.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m.)

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(Registration for Saturday-only attendees at 8:30 a.m.)

Where to stay, where to eat, things to do in Brockville

The 2023 EOORC AGM will be held in Brockville, Ontario at the Memorial Centre, 100 Magedoma Blvd.

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Where to stay in Brockville

Where to eat in Brockville

Things to do in Brockvile


Download Agenda: Agenda for AGM as of May 24

EOORC Annual General Meeting, May 26 – 27, 2023

Friday May 26th

8:15 a.m. Gathering and registration (Registration will be open at 8:15)

9:20 a.m. Gathering music, assemble at group tables

9:45 a.m. Welcome ( instruction about washroom and food table)

9:50 a.m. Acknowledging the Land

9:55 a.m. Welcome from local dignitaries  Mayor: Matt Wren Local Churches: Kimberly Heath Indigenous: Terri Chedore

10:10 a.m. Rev. Howard Cain, United Church of Christ

10:20 a.m. Opening Omnibus motions

10:25 a.m. Equity Team

10:30 a.m. United Church Foundation

10:40 Quick Break

10:50 a.m. Opening Worship – Nicole Beaudry, Kofi Akoussah

11:20 a.m. Covenanting with Éric Hébert-Daly as new EOORC Executive Minister

11:25 a.m. Memorials, Retirees, Milestones/Anniversaries

11:30 a.m. Presentation – Rev. Michael Blair, General Secretary

12:30 p.m. Grace Charlotte Hoy and Lunch

1:30 p.m.  Gathering music –

1:40 p.m. “Setting Our Sights” presentation AND table group time

3:00 p.m. Break

3:10 p.m. Gathering Music

3:20 p.m. Report Book – President and Executive Minister

3:30 p.m. Nominations Report and Motions

3:40 p.m. Then Let Us Sing! Presentation

3:50 p.m. Message from Moderator (video)

3:55 p.m. Office of Vocation  

4:05 p.m. Celebrating new candidates into journeying into Ministry

4:10 p.m. Living Call Statement 

4:25 p.m. Centering Prayer – Rev. Takouhi Demirdjian-Petro

4:35 p.m. Remit 1 – Establishing an Autonomous National Indigenous Organization – Education / Notice of

5:05 p.m. Governance Handbook update / addressing language use / Motion to receive 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Grace Barb DeJette and Dinner6:30 p.m. Then Let Us Sing! Workshop followed by hymn sing 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, May 27th

8:30 a.m. Gathering music, assemble at group tables

9:00 a.m. Worship – Rev. Takouhi Demirdjian-Petro, Liz Church

9:30 a.m. Theme Presentation with Rev. Michael Blair, General Secretary

10:30 a.m. Music – Samia O’Day

10:45 a.m. Executive and LLWL Covenanting Service

11:00 a.m. Affirm Motion – Presentation 

11:30 a.m. Remit Motion

12:00 p.m. Grace and Lunch

1:00 p.m. Gathering music

1:15 p.m. Setting Our Sights

2:00 p.m. Mohawk Bible Translation presentation

2:05 p.m. Spiritual Care

2:15 p.m. Theological Reflection / Closing Worship / Youth Worship Team

3:00 p.m. Adjourn

EOORC Musicians Performing

Kimberly Allen-McGill, keyboardsMike Beauchamp, guitarTeresa Burnett- Cole, percussionPat Mayberry, guitarSamia O’Day and Wall Street United ChurchRowena Pearl, ukulele and keyboardsPaul Sales, keyboards

Videos to be shown during meals

  • Multi-faith Housing
  • Ottawa School of Theology
  • Healing Pathways

Thanks for coming to the 2023 EOORC Annual Meeting.

See you next year!

Meeting Presentations

Presentations and videos will be posted here as soon as they are made available. Thank you for your patience.

Interviews with David Clemis