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March 27, 2024 — Easter Message 2024 from Rev. Éric Hébert-Daly — See Rev. Éric’s message, in both English and French, here: 2024 Easter Message, bilingual, Rev. Éric Hébert-Daly

March 22, 2024 — Letter to Senate Standing Committee on National Finance — General Council has prepared this letter for the use of the UCC national Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI) network. The letter asks United Church members to write to members of the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance urging them to support Bill S-233.  The Social and Ecological Justice Commission of Shining Waters Regional Council suggested that we share this letter with other members of Social Justice Network of Ontario Regional Councils (SJNORC). Letter to GLI Network – March 24

March 20, 2024 — Easter Greeting from Rev. Tori Mullin, Growth Animator 


March 19, 2024 — Gibimishkaadimin is looking for 10 Indigenous youth from across Canada and 10 non-Indigenous youth from Southern and Eastern Ontario to participate in a reconciliation canoe trip this summer. Gibimishkaadimin (Gib-EE-mish-KA-dim-IN) is an Anishinaabemowin word representing “Paddling together by boat”  and is the name of a reconciliation and relationship building opportunity for youth. This trip began over 5 years ago as an intentional youth reconciliation project between three United Churches in Toronto and is now a part of Indigenous Ministries and Justice and the General Council of the United Church. The purpose of this trip is for youth to participate in collaborative and experiential learning through an Indigenous perspective.  Gibimishkaadimin seeks to provide youth with the opportunity to foster relationships with each other, the land and the water during a canoe trip in northern Ontario. SEE POSTER

March 13 — Vision and Transformation Grant Applications: The deadline for receipt of the next Vision and Transformation grant applications is March 31, 2024.  PDF and WORD versions of the form are below:

March 11, 2024 — All the presentations and video links from the 2024 Winter Educational Event are being posted on the EOORC website. As soon as they are made available, they are posted. There are still some video links to come, so please check back if you don’t see what you’re looking for. You can find them all HERE.

March 1, 2024 — General Council Commissioner Nominations: As the voting members of General Council, Commissioners serve an essential role in The United Church of Canada. Following the guidance of the Holy Spirit as revealed during the gathering, Commissioners set policy and take action on a wide-range of questions including those of doctrine, worship, governance, and public-witness. Commissioners elect the Moderator who will serve as the spiritual leader of the church until the next regular meeting. Deadline: September 15, 2024