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April 6, 2021
Tel: (403) 306-0192
 ChinookWinds@United-Church.ca
To Regional Representatives and Ministry Personnel

Registration now open for the Online
May 7-9, 2021 Regional Gathering
 
SEEDING HOPE with THEME SPEAKER JEFF CHU
Registration is now open for Chinook Winds Regional Council’s third ever annual gathering. It will be  Friday, May 7 to Sunday, May 8. It will be our second time gathering online.

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

AGENDA: Sessions will be held Friday and Saturday with morning and afternoon sessions. The meeting will culminate with Sunday morning worship. A more detailed Agenda will be available shortly.

ONLINE MEETING FORMAT
The 2021 meeting will all take place in Zoom. You’ll receive log-in information with your Agenda Package. All sessions will also be live on the Chinook Winds Region’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

PROPOSALS/COMMISSIONERS 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
Commissioners will also be elected at our MAY meeting.

How to Register:

Please click HERE to register.
The deadline to register is Monday, April 26, 2021.

That deadline helps us ensure you receive reports and other information with enough time for you to read prior to the meeting.

Any questions on registration or the gathering?

              Please email Chinook Winds Regional Office
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