Three Courts: a new governance model for The United Church of Canada
As of January 1, 2019, The United Church of Canada adopted a three-council structure, consisting of communities of faith, regional councils and a denominational council. Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council is one of 16 new regional councils in The United Church of Canada, replacing former conferences and presbyteries.
The Manual, 2022 The Manual of The United Church of Canada, 2022 edition, effective January 1, 2022.
Executive and Leadership Teams
EOORC Executive and Leadership Teams
Please click for the Executive and Leadership Teams as of June 2022
Executive Meeting Minutes
Minutes from the EOORC Executive Meetings are not published until they’ve been approved at the next month’s meeting. The next EOORC Executive Meeting is scheduled for October 13, 2022.
- September 8,2022 Minutes – waiting for approval
- June 9, 2022_Executive Minutes
- May 27-28, 2022_EOORC Annual General Meeting_DECISIONS
- May 12 2022_Executive Minutes
- April 28 2022_Executive Minutes
- March 10 2022_Executive Minutes
- February 10 2022_Executive Minutes
- January 13 2022_Executive Minutes
- MOTIONS_November 27, 2021_EOORC Fall General Meeting
- October 28 2021_Executive Minutes
- September 23 2021_Executive Minutes
- June 10 2021_Executive Minutes
- May 7-8 2021_EOORC Annual General Meeting
- May 7-8, 2021_EOORC Annual General Meeting_DECISIONS
- April 22 2021_Executive Minutes
- March 11 2021_Executive Minutes
- January 21 2021_Executuve Minutes
What We Say and How We Say It — A message from the EOORC Executive — January 2022
With a new year just beginning, we feel this is a good time to remind EOORC members of the importance of communicating with each other in the manner that befits a Christian community. When speaking at meetings, worship services, on the phone, in emails and surveys, honest and respectful communication will always help us achieve our goals more effectively. It is particularly important to be mindful of what we say when so much of what we do at this time is virtual or electronic, and, as such, seems faceless and even anonymous.
The United Church of Canada has adopted Holy Manners as a way to effectively support communication within our faith community. Holy Manners remind us that we are called into community with God at the centre. It describes healthy ways to speak with each other so that love and respect are first and foremost in our minds. Some of the Holy Manners are:
- keep God at the centre of everything we do,
- each speak for ourselves,
- speak for a purpose,
- separate people from problems,
- welcome the conflict of ideas,
- honour the decisions of the body, and
- commit to holding one another to account when we do not keep our holy manners
Holy Manners can be found on p. 192 of the 2022 Manual. Please take a few moments to prayerfully reflect on them and consider how we can be a healthy and loving community. Thank you.