Global Partners Solidarity Message to Chinook Winds Region

      You may be aware that  Chinook Winds Region agreed to host General Council 44 in Calgary. Then, COVID happened, and plans changed.  We will now be hosting the General Council 45 (in person) but we remain the host region for the upcoming online meeting of General Council 44!  As part of our hosting role, we were invited to meet with the Partner Council.  The Partner Council has generally met in the Toronto General Council offices, but met online and requested an opportunity to meet the Church in the Region. 
          It was a privilege to gather with these Global Leaders and share with them the ministries of Chinook Winds Region. We have a lot to share!  The biggest challenge was fitting it all into the few hours time we had. 
        I am grateful to Chinook Winds leaders from across the region who gave of their time and talents to share their testimony of their life and work of their communities of faith.  I was especially grateful to Rev. Joanne Anquist and a team of region-wide worship leaders for offering meaningful worship, and to the Naked Faith Band, Regional Youth Ministries, for their musical offering.  Thank you also to those who took the time to send in photos of congregation participants, church buildings and local geography that contributed so much to the presentation. I write with gratitude to those of you who offered leadership and to all of you who offer such amazing ministry across the Region!
        Please watch the above message to Chinook Winds from the Partner Council. 

Partner Representatives are Parul Chaudhary, Astha Sansthan, India; Aisha Francis, KAIROS, Toronto; Samer Laham, Middle East Council of Churches (MEEC); Marcel Leites, World Student Christian Federation; Kangwa Mabuluki, All Africa Theological Education by Extension Association (AETEA), Zambia; Horacio Mesones, Centro Regional Ecumenico de Asesoria y Servicio (CREAS). Also facilitating the video is Rev. Dr. Japhet Ndhlovu, Executive Minister for Church in Mission.

Treena Duncan, Executive Minister