Chinook Winds Region’s one-stop webpage with all relevant information for the Seeding Hope Annual Regional Meeting, May 7-9, 2021. You’ll find all relevant forms, Agenda and Reports Book on this page as it becomes available. During the meeting, the online stream will be available here also
REGISTRATION: Community of Faith Regional Representatives and Ministry Personnel in Chinook Winds Region should have received their registration. You can get registered HERE
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Even if you’re not registered, you can watch the meeting on this webpage. Or, on the Chinook Winds YouTube Channel. The Seeding Hope Theme Sessions with Jeff Chu will also be on the Chinook Winds Facebook Page on Friday, May 7 @ 10:30 am and also on Saturday, May 8 @ 3 pm. He will also preach at the Regional Worship Service on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
ONLINE MEETING FORMAT: For those Registered.
The Friday and Saturday morning and afternoon sessions of the 2021 meeting will all take place in Zoom. You’ll receive log-in information a day prior to the meeting as well as instructions on how to vote when needed. You’ll receive Zoom log in reminders via email each morning prior to the meeting’s start.
AGENDA: Sessions will be held Friday and Saturday with morning and afternoon sessions. The meeting will culminate with Sunday morning worship. Download the detailed agenda HERE (updated May 6, 2021 2:30 pm)
- AGENDA AND REPORTS BOOK. Please download the PDF Book HERE (updated May 6, 2021 2:30 pm)
- Proposal – Perspective on Indigenous Curriculum
- Proposal to General Council 44 – Initiating Dialogue on Church Union
3. FINANCIAL REPORTS AND FINANCIAL PRESENTATION RECORDING:
FINANCIAL UPDATE HELD ON TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021: RECORDING AVAILABLE: An Update of the Chinook Winds Finances was provided by Treasurer John Den Hoed and Executive Minister Treena Duncan via Zoom on Tuesday, May 4 @ 11 am. A recording is available on the Chinook Winds YouTube Channel
4. OTHER BUSINESS DOCUMENTS:
5. PROPOSALS TO GENERAL COUNCIL 44
Proposals intended for the Online General Council 44 in July 2022 must come before the Regional General Meeting in May 2021.
• Proposal Form HERE
6. COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL COUNCIL 44
Commissioners will also be elected at our MAY meeting. Nominations for Commissioners are received HERE
7. ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE MEMBERS: We will be electing two new members to the Chinook Regional Council Executive. Executive Nominations Form is HERE
HONOURING MINISTRY PERSONNEL WHO ARE RETIRING: During our Friday and Saturday sessions, we will be honouring six ministry personnel who are moving into retirement through short video interviews. These Ministry Personnel are Lee Spice, Thomas G. Melvin, Eva Stanley, Edna Janice Walls/Beaudry, Barbara Zimmerman and Debbie Stockdale.
SUNDAY MORNING REGIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE 10:30 am ONLINE on MAY 9. We’ll wrap up our weekend together with worship led by Rev. Joanne Anquist, McDougall United Church, Calgary, and Vicki McPhee, Presiding Officer, Chinook Winds Region. Guest Preacher will be our Theme Speaker Jeff Chu. You can participate in the worship service on this webpage or on the Chinook Winds Region’s YouTube Channel. or the Chinook Winds Facebook Page. Sunday’s worship will not be on Zoom.
Questions? Please email the Chinook Winds Office.
SEEDING HOPE THEME SPEAKER: JEFF CHU
Through COVID-19, Chinook Winds church leaders have been Seeding Hope in your communities with tenacious courage. You have continued to seed possibility and innovation even in times when despair was tempting.
Our theme speaker, Jeff Chu, is also one who persists in Seeding Hope. He’s a journalist, editor, ordination candidate with the Reformed Church in America, Evolving Faith podcast host and author of Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America. When the theme planning committee spoke to Jeff in March, he was already digging his garden – though he knew more snow would come before seeding time. He believes we all need a robust theology of the compost.
“The more time I spend at the compost pile,” says Jeff, “the more I see that death never gets the last word and the more I ask: Isn’t the story of compost really just the story of God, turning fear to courage, sorrow to joy, death to life?”
We are seeding the hope of God’s Promise