Thus says the Lord: Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. — Jeremiah 6:16a
As we move into a post-pandemic era, we can likely all agree that our world and churches have gone through turbulent and jarring times these past years. Reliable guideposts of the past seem to have been swept away. Yet the Prophet Jeremiah’s words assure us that the good way is at the crossroads.
Meet us at the Crossroads in Medicine Hat, ABMay 4-7, 2023 - Fifth Avenue United Church
The Chinook Winds Regional Council will meet at Fifth Avenue United Church from May 4-7, 2023. Theme Speaker Rev. Cameron Trimble of Convergence will help us delve into this crossroads time with presentations such as The Problem with Planning, The Art of Being Lost and Navigating Change.
The meeting begins mid-afternoon on Thursday, May 4 and wraps up with the Celebration of Ministry Worship on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Registrants can participate in-person or online. Regional Representatives and Ministry Personnel can register HERE
In-person children and youth programming will happen alongside the meeting. Please see children and youth registration below.
We will also hold a celebration to officially become an Affirming Region.
On May 4, 2023, join us at the crossroads in Medicine Hat, where the mighty South Saskatchewan River and Highways 1 and 3 converge.
Theme Speaker: Cameron Trimble
Cameron Trimble, pilot, author and faith leader, will be the theme speaker at the Chinook Winds Regional Meeting that will be May 4-7, 2023 at Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church in Medicine Hat.
Cameron is the CEO of Convergence, a not-for-profit made up of subsidiary companies and organizations focused on organizational transformation. She is also the author of Piloting Church: Helping Your Congregation Take Flight, Searching for the Sacred and the Beginner’s Bible Study Guide.
Children & Youth @ Regional Council
Chinook Winds Region First Third Ministry provided a full In-Person Children and Youth program at the 2023 Regional Gathering.
Children and Youth explored the Annual Meeting theme through play, crafts and games, with intergenerational worship and song during the Regional Gathering.
Registration will be open shortly.
Meeting Materials and Resources
The detailed Agenda, Reports and other documentation will be uploaded here when available.
- Proposals to Regional Council Submission Form. Submit by May 1, 2023
- Outline of the Agenda -- more detailed agenda to come.
Meeting & Sunday’s Celebration of Ministry Worship Live-Streaming
You’ll find the live-streaming of the Regional Gathering during the meeting in this location as well as on the Chinook Winds YouTube Channel.
Congregations throughout Central and Southern Alberta are also invited to join in worship with us on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 10 am through the live-streaming.
2022 Celebration of Ministry Service
Photos from the 2023 Regional Gathering will be highlighted. Watch this space!
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