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Prairie to Pine
Weekly News

The United Church of Canada
We acknowledge with gratitude the traditional territories of our Indigenous and Metis neighbours and their hospitality. We offer our respect and commitment to living into right relationship with all our relations.
June 20, 2019

In this Issue

**NEW**

National Aboriginal Day
Video Footage from Inaugural Regional Meeting - Read to View!
Eight Youth Confirmed in Norway House First Nation
REMINDER: Annual Declaration (Police Records Check)
Killarney United Church Summer Events
Counsellors Needed! - Rock Lake United Church Camp

 

Please note:


Since this email is quite long, we have attempted to make navigation easier by adding navigation links as a table of contents.

If the navigation links don't work for you, please just scroll down. 
 

Thoughts & Prayers

Our thoughts and prayers are with the REV. GORDON FULFORD and extended family on the death of his daughter, Holly Fulford-Jeffrey on June 14, 2019.

There will be a private family memorial service held to celebrate her life. Gordon is Ministry Personnel on the Valley Pastoral Charge (Greenridge, Dominion City, Emerson).

What's Happening

National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2019

On Friday, June 21 we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day!


You can find a prayer to share and additional worship resources on our website.

The General Council and Regional Council offices are closed on June 21 to allow church staff to take part in activities that celebrate the First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada and that encourage right relationship building between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

We encourage you to take part in an Indigenous Peoples Day activity in your area. 

The Prairie to Pine Regional Office (1622B St. Mary's Rd, Winnipeg MB), will be CLOSED on Friday, June 21.

June 20, 2019

Video footage ready to view!

Prairie to Pine 2019 Inaugural Regional Meeting

The Prairie to Pine 2019 Inaugural Regional Meeting was held from June 13-16, 2019 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. 

During the meeting, the proceedings were recorded and broadcast to screens in the meeting space. All of the Videos on the site are of the "program" ie. whatever was on the screens.

The video files have now been converted and uploaded online. To view, please click the image above or follow the link below: 
 
https://vimeopro.com/user34375110/prairie-to-pine-inaugural-meeting

June 20, 2019

Eight Youth Confirmed

Towers Island United Church

Norway House First Nation
Manitoba

 
On June 2, 2019, at our regular communion worship at Towers Island United Church, 8 youth were to be confirmed, with six attending. 
It was a very wonderful service in our little church nestled in the wildwood of Towers Island in Norway House First Nation, Manitoba. 

Congratulations to our hardworking youth who went through the confirmation program that started in January 2019. Thanks to the parents for all their help and support. 


-- Rev. Olive Flett & Rev. Grant Queskekapow

Youth from Left to Right:
  • Shepherd Muskego
  • Breydon Flett
  • Brooke Muskego
  • Ira McKay
  • Arthur
  • Dylan Flett
Rev. Grant Queskekapow (far Left)
Rev. Olive Flett (far right)

June 20, 2019

REMINDER TO MINISTRY PERSONNEL
RE: Annual Declaration
related to Police Records Check

 
The deadline for filing the 2019 Annual Declaration related to Police Records Check in June 30, 2019. This can ONLY be done by going online through CHURCH HUB to your Ministry Profile page. If you are not yet enrolled on CHURCH HUB or are having difficulties navigating the site, please contact Deb Kigar at General Council Office either through DKigar@united-church.ca  or ministry@united-church.ca).

June 20, 2019

Killarney United Church Summer Events


Killarney United Church has a number of summer events that are fast approaching!
 
To name a few:
  • Killarney Fair (June 29th)
  • Killarney Prairie Pioneer Days (July 13 & 14)
  • Annual Pickerel Fish Fry (July 7)
Please click the poster below view the poster to read more details!
 

June 20, 2019

Counsellors Needed!

Rock Lake United Church Camp
 
Want to have the best summer ever!?

Rock Lake United Church Camp is still looking for counsellors for our 2019 season!

Open to anyone age 14+, but especially looking for those age 16+ and male identifying counsellors.

For more information please contact camp@rocklake.com.
 

Posted June 14, 2019


Summer 2019 Generosity Giving & Gratitude Ideas


“What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.” Gertrude Jekyll
 
Friends,

You may recall that in my February email I mentioned that I am retiring July 1st.  Until my successor is named, beginning June 28th my colleague, Jane Harding, will be pleased to respond to your emails and phone calls.  She can be reached at jharding@united-church.ca / (778) 489-5583. 

Interesting reading for those lazy, hazy summer days …


Does your community of faith have questions about financial management?  If yes, here is a CRA link you might be interested in.

How to determine how much to give … go here to get some ideas – giving generously and cheerfully should start with a plan.
5 Habits that churches must unlearn to increase giving.  Does your community of faith have any of these habits?

“Exploding Bequest Myths” is great article - have a read here.

Here is why people are leaving the church – It’s a little controversial but worth the read!

The 2019 “Mission & Service At A Glance” resources can be found here on the Stewardship Toolkit (scroll down a bit).

Thank you for your immediate and generous response for the people affected by the devastating cyclone that struck Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi.  As of June 4, 2019 $184,458 had been raised through your generosity.
 


 

The summer Generosity, Giving & Gratitude Ideas are attached to this email.
 


If you are anticipating a “summer slump” check out the ideas found at the same link as the new “Mission & Service At A Glance”(above and scroll down a bit more)!
 


The worship resources in the 2019 “Called to Be the Church” printed copy you received in January were for Lent.  Remember that additional worship resources for the remainder of the year can be found on the Stewardship Toolkit.

One last time … we want to do everything we can to ensure our “Called to Be the Church” program resources work for you!  To that end, if you have used the resource we would really appreciate it if you would complete our short survey.
 

Celia Thaxter said “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.”  When it comes to my work these past almost 20 years please know that it will always be summer in my heart.  Thank you for your part in that.

With much gratitude and blessings to you and your communities of faith,   

Kathryn


Kathryn Hofley 
Stewardship and Gift Officer serving Northern Spirit, Living Skies and Prairie to Pine Regional Councils 
The United Church of Canada/L’Église Unie du Canada 
Phone: 204-943-4844

Posted June 14, 2019

Winnipeg Central Global Market

Knox United Church invites you to the Winnipeg Central Global Market which will be launched on June 15, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in Central Park. We are inviting shoppers to check out the market for that special something, including locally grown or made items. 

The opening will coincide with an indigenous festival in Central Park.  Knox United Church is a community partner in the Market which will run every Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, June 15 to September 14, 2019.



 

 

We are looking for local makers, crafters and artists (especially indigenous and newcomers) for this market. We support local economic development of indigenous and newcomer grassroots business: no fees to participate.  Registration for vendors: winnipegcentralglobalmarket@gmail.com or 204-999-2840.

Posted June 6, 2019

Outdoor Worship Service
for Indigenous Sunday

Sunday, June 23 @ 10:00 AM
933 Summerside Ave, Winnipeg MB

For more information, please click the poster below.

Posted June 6, 2019

Renewal of Appointments 2019


The Pastoral Relations Commission of Prairie to Pine Regional Council will make motions related to renewal of appointments for the coming Pastoral Year at it’s monthly meeting  on June 11, 2019. Because of workload associated with the inaugural meeting of Prairie to Pine Region it may be near the end of June before ministry personnel and communities of faith receive their copies of completed forms. Thank you for your patience.

 

CHURCH HUB


If ministry personnel or communities of faith have not yet received your invitation to get on CHURCH HUB or are having difficulty navigating things please contact Deb Kigar, General Council staff for assistance.
Email:  DKigar@united-church.ca

Ministry Personnel can only complete their 2019 Annual Declaration (re: Police record) online on CHURCH HUB. Completion is required by June 30, 2019.

 

Posted May 31, 2019

Renewals of Appointments for 2019

 
All forms related to the renewal of appointments beyond July 01, 2019 for Ministry Personnel  within the Prairie to Pine Region are due by noon on Thursday, June 06,2019. Forms  and draft motions to be considered by the governing board of Community of Faith/Pastoral Charge were sent out in March, 2019. Many of the forms have yet to be returned. Forms can be scanned to the  Regional Pastoral Relations Email address: PRCregion5@united-church.ca or sent via regular mail to be received by June 06,2019 at: United Church of Canada 1622B St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3W7.
 
The Pastoral Relations Commission will only be able to consider approvals for those locations for which forms have been received with all relevant signatures on them and where notification has been received from the Office of Vocation Minister that the Annual Declaration ( related to Criminal Records Check) has been completed by the relevant Ministry Personnel on CHURCH HUB. The next opportunity for approval will be in July which may mean a gap in the pastoral relationship as most  current appointments end June 30, 2019.
 
If you have questions about the forms (whether we have received them or how to complete them) or the Annual Declaration, please contact the Pastoral Relations Minister, Judy Hare by phone: 204-421-8151 and leave a voicemail message if connection is not made. There is a period of time when Elsie Douglas the Corresponding Secretary for the Pastoral Relations Commission will NOT be available so please do not email forms to Elsie at this point.

Posted May 31, 2019

Ministry of Supervision Course

 
Queen’s College School of Theology and the United Church Office of Vocation will be offering an on-line certificate in Ministry of Supervision. The Certificate in Ministry of Supervision provides participants with the information and skills to mentor individuals preparing for ministries by modelling pastoral practices, demonstrating congregational leadership and offering spiritual guidance. It is meant to equip interested clergy and lay individuals with the competencies and confidence to engage as supervisors with candidates for ministry and pastoral trainees.

The content of the course will be offered online in 10 scheduled 2.5 hour sessions:
  • 1:30 p.m. NT
  • 1:00 p.m. AT
  • 12:00 p.m. ET
  • 11:00 a.m. CT
  • 10:00 a.m. MT
  • 9:00 a.m. PT
Sessions will be on Thursdays. First Class is September 19, 2019.

The course can be taken as a credit or non credit course and is open to students from any region of Canada or beyond and from any denominational background. The tuition is $187.50 (non credit) and $375 (credit).

Please note: In order to become qualified supervisors in the United Church participants must complete a practicum that will be arranged after completion of the course. The faculty will be Rev. Dr. Andrew Richardson (Minister for the Office of Vocation-Atlantic) and Brenda Fawkes (Minister of the Office of Vocation-Pacific).

If you have questions or wish to indicate an interest, please e-mail ARichardson@united-church.ca or BFawkes@united-church.ca
 

Posted May 9, 2019

The Common Cup Company

St. Paul's Anglican, Fort Garry
830 North Drive
Winnipeg MB
Sunday, June 23, 2019
7:30 PM

Ticket $20 per person (children under 12 - free)

See poster for more information. 

Posted May 23, 2019

Vacation Bible Camp
at The United Church in Meadowood


All kids ages 4-10 are welcome to join in on the fun as we head to Mars and Beyond this summer at UCiM!

Click the poster to the left to download a copy of the poster. 

Congregational News

June 6, 2019

Charity Garden Tour


John Black Memorial United Church, 898 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg MB will be holding a Charity Garden Tour, Saturday, July 6 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, rain or shine.

Come and enjoy 10 diverse and notable gardens in East Kildonan. All proceeds go in support of an Afghan refugee family being sponsored by the John Black Refugee Interest Group.

Tickets ($15) are available at the church office until June 28. Call 204-661-2579 between 9-noon, 1:00-4:00 PM or email jblackuc@mymts.net to reserve tickets.

You will begin the tour by picking up your tickets at the church, 898 Henderson. All of the gardens are west of Henderson, between Helmsdale and Rossmere Crescent. You can walk cycle or drive to them. 

Click the image to view the poster. 
 

 Posted May 9, 2019

Urban Retreats Garden Tour Fundraiser

Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Self-guided tour of gardens in River Heights. 

Tour tickets $15

Click on the poster to read more. 

https://stmatthewsmaryland.ca/events/urban-retreats-garden-tour/

Ministry Personnel

January 31, 2019

Since November, 2018 the General Council has been in the process of sending out email invitations to Ministry Personnel to get connected to the new online portal called CHURCH HUB. Many of you have received your invitations and have been able to follow its instructions.

Ministry Personnel (active or retired) who have not yet received an invitation to join CHURCH HUB, please send an email to Deb Kigar letting her know your situation and clarifying your email address. Contact Deb at: ministry@united-church.ca

It is hoped that ALL ministry personnel can be linked in soon so that invitations can begin going out to Communities of Faith later in February or early March, 2019.

Communities of Faith

Posted May 9, 2019

Q&A About Covenants  

Our Covenant is nearly done - now what do we do with it?
 
Thank you for your prompt action on covenants. 
 
Once the draft covenant is approved by the Board it would be good to share it with the congregation.That could be done at a congregational meeting or by just printing it and making copies widely available for folks to see and read and perhaps provide feedback to the Board.  
 
The completed draft covenant needs to be printed and sent to the Regional office - 1622-B St. Mary's Rd., Winnipeg, MB R2M 3W7,  
 
The Committee on Community of Faith Support, will arrange for all covenants to be reviewed, with particular attention to the governing documents that are part of them. Comments or other feedback will likely be sent back to communities of faith. 
 
The Region will be completing their portion of the covenants some time after decisions are made at the Inaugural meeting in June, 2019. 
 
Eventually covenants will be signed and filed. 
 
The Committee on Community of Faith Support hopes to have most draft covenants on file by late fall. A target for having them all reviewed depends on so many factors we cannot yet anticipate the date. 
 
For other Q&A about Covenants scroll down for information posted April 5th. 

Q & A about Covenants

from your Committee on Community Faith Support

April 5, 2019



To read more, please click the image to the left to open up a PDF to read and download.

Posted April 18, 2019

ATTENTION COMMUNITIES OF FAITH

RE: CHURCH HUB Registration

CHURCH HUB www.churchhub.ca  is a new online new online space for communities of faith and ministry personnel of The United Church of Canada. Here you can post and update profiles, update contact information, and connect with Regional Councils and the General Council. It is also the place where communities of faith and ministry personnel can connect with each other for changes in pastoral relations.  

The process of sending out invitations began on  Friday, April 12, 2019 and will continue until they are completed. Emails were sent to the email address on file at the General Council Office for the Community of Faith, usually an address submitted on the most recent Statistics Forms. The invitation to log in to the CHURCH HUB is time sensitive and should be responded to if possible by the deadline indicated (in most cases April 30, 2019).

If you have questions or concerns about this matter or require assistance, please contact General Council Office at ministry@united-church.ca or the Prairie to Pine Pastoral Relations Minister, Judy Hare for a referral (jhare@united-church.ca or (204) 421-8151).

January 31, 2019

As you are aware the new United Church Structure came into existence on January 1, 2019. While some aspects of the structure are still in process there are some things that have changed already.

There a number of new resources available on the General Council website. By scrolling down the home page to the bottom to Handbooks and Guidelines you can access an list of all handbooks.

The new handbooks have a January, 2019 date beside the title /link. Among the new handbooks are two for Ministry and Personnel Committees; handbooks related to the new Pastoral Relations process, Interim Ministry. The 2019 Manual is also now available online at: https://www.united-church.ca/news/manual-2019-now-online

Pastoral Relations Matters

Renewals of Appointments as of July 01, 2019

April 5, 2019

Annual Declaration
Regarding Police Records Check...

 

It is time for all ministry personnel to complete their The Annual Declaration with regard to Criminal Charges and/or Criminal Record. This is available only through your CHURCH HUB access. You will require the date of your most recent Police Records Check to complete this form.

You may notice misinformation that has been downloaded into the form from the Dynamics data base i.e. date of birth. Please send notice to General Council about this through the comment section.

IF you are not yet on CHURCH HUB please notify ministry@united-church.ca
 

April 5, 2019

Are you planning to retire
before September 1, 2019?



To view and download the Application to Receive Pension Benefits Payments, please click the image to the left.

April 5, 2019

Pulpit Supply List for Prairie to Pine Region
 


There have been inquiries about access to a list of Ministry Personnel and Licensed Lay Worship Leaders available to provide worship leadership during the absence of Called or Appointed Ministry Personnel especially for vacation or study leave.
 
The mailing that went to every Community of Faith the last week of February included forms seeking information from Licensed Lay Worship Leaders who would like their names and contact information to be included on this list. If you have NOT received this request form through the governing body of your Community of Faith and would like to be on the list of people available for worship leadership, please contact Cherry Abad (204-233-8911 ext.7) with your information (name, email address, phone number, status- LLWL or Retained or Retired OM/DM/DLM; parameters around the provision of services - geography; reimbursement expectations etc.).

Names and contact information of retained and retired ministry personnel associated with communities of faith were also requested. Once all these have been received, contact will be made with these individuals regarding willingness to be on a pulpit supply list. Please note that only those ministry personnel who are in formal association with a community of faith and who are up to date with their mandatory trainings and other credential requirements are eligible to exercise any of the functions of ministry. 
 
If you require further information please contact the Pastoral Relations Minister, Judy Hare (204-421-8151 or jhare@united-church.ca)
 

March 14, 2019

NEW FORM:
 
A new version of Record of Call or Appointment was posted on the General Council website on March 29, 2019:
https://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/form_record_of_call_or_appointment.pdf

Please download and use this version of the form  with March 2019 date in the upper right hand corner for any renewals of appointments that have not yet been passed by governing bodies of Communities of Faith.
 
It is that time of year again !
There are two types of pastoral relationships:
  • Relationships without preset time limits forged by Call after a Search process.
  • Term relationships with both a specified start time and end time forged after either a Search or some other process involving local interviews.
Most of these term relationships are for one year at a time based on the church pastoral year (July 1 of one year to June 30 of the next). Some appointments have different start dates and end dates but all have definite time lines. The Pastoral Relations Commission of the Prairie to Pine Regional Council at their meeting on March 12, 2019 confirmed that for this coming year, we will adhere to past practice:
  • Members of the Order of Ministry within the United Church of Canada (ordained or diaconal ministers), active or retired, with updated credentials are eligible for an appointment of up to one year based on the pastoral year ending June 30,2020 (renewable); Note: Retired Ministry Personnel must wait at least 13 weeks after they begin collecting pension to negotiate an appointment.
  • Candidates for Ministry or Designated Lay Ministry Applicants are eligible for appointments of up to one year at a time  based on the pastoral year ending June 30, 2020 and continuation of their student status (renewable).
  • Recognized Designated Lay Ministers are eligible for appointments of up to three years in length at a time based on the pastoral year (renewable).
  • Admissions applicants are eligible for an initial appointment of two years  in length with renewal dependent on their progress on completion of requirements at that point.
  • Eligibility is based on having the Office of Vocation confirm to the Pastoral Relations Commission that the Candidate/Applicant/Minister has all credential matters updated including the completion of the current year’s Annual Declaration in respect to Criminal Charges and/or Criminal Record.
 Process:
  •  At least ninety days prior to the end date of an appointment, the pastoral charge or community ministry and the Ministry Personnel must determine whether they will be continuing the pastoral relationship and seeking to renew the appointment or not.
If the appointment is not being renewed, the process to acknowledge that  and motions related to that varies depending on:
  • Whether it is a first time appointment or one that has been renewed several times already
  • Whether the decision not to continue the pastoral relationship is by mutual agreement or by the Charge only, or the result of a change in status of the incumbent .Please contact the Pastoral Relations Minister as soon as possible  for assistance with process if  either of these situations applies in your ministry setting.
If the appointment is being "renewed" then it can be as simple as:
  • Getting the  most current version of the appropriate  Record of Call or Appointment form from the General Council website: https://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/form_record_of_call_or_appointment.pdf 
  • Ensuring that the form is completed with appropriate figures, Ministry Personnel member number and the Community of Faith ADP company code (An email with these figures has been sent to all Ministry Personnel currently under appointment and may be attached to this correspondence)
To confirm the figures for the form you must know the ministry stream of your ministry personnel, the salary category  based on years of accumulated credited service and the Cost of Living Group assignment of your Community of Faith and download the 2019  Minimum Salaries and Reimbursements for Ministry Personnel: https://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/2019-salary-schedule-ministry-personnel.pdf

If you are a Community of Faith providing housing through the provision of a manse, please see page 6 of the above resource.

Please ensure that you check the figures for continuing education and learning resources allowance as these are adjusted every year.

For partime positions, salary figures and continuing education figures are to be pro-rated to the appropriate percentage on the form (For the purposes of partime, fulltime is 40 hours/week).     

Telephone/Communication allowance is NOT pro-rated.

You MUST complete the section that says adequate secretarial defined as __________________________. That could be a number of hours/wk of paid secretarial assistance or volunteer or volunteer as needed.
     
If you require assistance with the figures or forms, or have other questions, please contact the Pastoral Relations Minister, Judy Hare (jhare@united-church.ca) or a member of the  Regional Pastoral Relations Commission (listed below)
  • Once the forms are completed, please ensure that a motion is passed by the governing body as soon as possible near MARCH 31, 2019 but no later than May 31, 2019.
  • Mail or scan the completed forms signed by the governing body and Ministry Personnel and include a copy of the 2018 financial statement including bank balances and YTD 2019 Financial report to governing body to the Regional Office (1622B St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3W7) or Email: jhare@united-church.ca for final processing by the regional Pastoral Relations Commission which meets monthly.
  • Please keep a copy of the form for your own records BEFORE emailing them. The ministry setting and Ministry Personnel will be sent a completed copy of the forms after final processing however this may take several weeks.
 
Other things must happen BEFORE the governing body takes the above action IF:
  • The person in the appointment is experiencing a change in Ministry Status (i.e. from a Designated Lay Ministry Applicant to a Recognized Designated Lay Minister; from active Ministry Personnel to Retired; from Candidate to Ordained or Diaconal Minister; from Admission Applicant to being admitted).
  • The terms of the appointment are undergoing significant changes  (i.e. reduction in hours or increase in remuneration beyond the normal salary increases).
  • If the appointment is in a team ministry/ multiple ministry staff setting where there is a change in pastoral relations happening in the OTHER position and a new relationship is  anticipated on or before July 01, 2019.
Please check with the Regional Pastoral Relations Minister, Judy Hare, if any of the above matters apply to your situation ASAP.
 
If this is an initial appointment, the Pastoral Relations Commission liaison to your Community of Faith Profile and Search process will assist you with the process.
 
Pastoral Relations Minister:
Judy Hare
Phone: 204-421-8151
Email :jhare@united-church.ca

Pastoral Relations Commission members:
Mary Best                        Email: mebest19@mymts.net
Harold Kenyon                 Email: hkenyon@mymts.net
Aileen Urquhart                Email: urquhartaileen@yahoo.ca
Elsie Douglas                   Email: pdouglas@mymts.net
Diane Gillis                       Email: mdiane.gillis@gmail.com
Linda Paul                        Email: lcp230@mts.net

February 28, 2019

Regional Covenanting Documents

& More

A mailing was sent to each Pastoral Charge address over the weekend. It contains the following materials which we ask that the Pastoral Charge and/or each Community of Faith(congregation) will complete or pass on to those for whom it is intended. If you have an upcoming meeting of your Governing Board and have not yet received these materials or prefer electronic copies, please download and print them from below:

From the Committee on Community of Faith Support regarding the development of Covenants between Communities of Faith and the Regional Councils - (yellow in mailing).
  1. Information Letter including some questions for response
  2. Preparing the Covenant- Biblical and Theological
  3. Preparing the Covenant- Notes to help Prepare the Covenant
  4. Preparing the Covenant – A Sample Copy of Covenant of Mutual Commitment
  5. The Manual ( 2019)- section B.2 on Governance Requirements for All Communities of Faith
From the Committee on Lay Ministry/Lay Leadership Support regarding Congregational Designated Ministers:
From the Prairie to Pine Regional Council Office:
  1. Collecting Information to be used in the Prairie to Pine Regional Council Database - (beige in mailing)
  2. To: Licensed Lay Worship Leaders (LLWL) - (blue in mailing)

 
THANK YOU for your cooperation in the gathering of these materials necessary for our transition to a new governance structure and way of being church.

Vacancies Listings

January 31, 2019

An Alphabetical listing of ministry personnel positions available within Communities of Faith in Region 5 are still being listed on the “old” website www.mnwo.ca under the menu at the side under Ministry Personnel – Vacancies .  

These will remain here until the new Region 5 website is active and/or until the CHURCH HUB is functional as a Pastoral relations portal.  Process instructions for Ministry Personnel seeking to apply for vacancies with Region 5 is also available on that website.

Ministry and Personnel
Committee Resources

January 31, 2019

Ministry and Personnel (M&P) Committees in pastoral charges are responsible for supporting, overseeing, and supervising ministry personnel and lay staff. Please see Ministry and Personnel Committees: Policy, Procedures and Practices, for:

  • policy and procedures that must be followed
  • best practices that provide information, guidance, and advice on the recommended ways to live out mandatory policies and procedures, which M&P Committee  are encouraged, but not required, to follow.
A companion volume, Resources for Ministry and Personnel Committees, contains checklists on the structural needs of the Ministry and Personnel Committee; more on its roles and responsibilities, including best practices on giving and receiving feedback, and developing and maintaining healthy ministry teams; resources for the recruitment and selection of lay employees and for annual performance reviews for staff; and lists of helpful websites.

Regional Council Commission News

March 14, 2019

Regional Structure Diagram
Prairie to Pine Regional Council now has a structure. Please see below the various commissions, committees, clusters and networks, that make up Prairie to Pine Regional Council. 


 

February 28, 2019

Letter from Sherri McConnell, Chair of Prairie to Pine Region
Greetings from the newly named Prairie to Pine Region of the United Church of Canada!

That is correct friends - Region 5 has a name. At the recent face to face meeting of the Region Commission, Prairie to Pine was determined to be the winner. It stills feels unfamiliar as I write it, but I am sure it will start to feel like home and “ours” very soon. 
 
To read the full letter from Sherri, McConnell, please click "Read More" below:


 
Other News and Updates
Visit the website to see appointments to the following:
  • Assessments
  • Property Commission
  • Volunteers needed!
  • Previous issues of newsletters

Handbooks & Guidelines

Website

The new Regional website is still under construction. In the meantime, we are continuing to use the old website until the new one becomes available. 

Newsletter

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Shannon McCarthy

Executive Minister for
Prairie to Pine Regional Council
Living Skies Regional Council
Northern Spirit Regional Council


SMcCarthy@united-church.ca

Judy Hare

Pastoral Relations Minister
Prairie to Pine Regional Council


JHare@united-church.ca

Twila MacNair

Minister of Young Adults And Youth
Prairie to Pine Regional Council


TMacNair@united-church.ca

Erin Acland

Keeper of the Archives
Prairie to Pine Regional Council


ucarchives@uwinnipeg.ca

Jamie Mckay

Program Assistant for
Prairie to Pine Regional Council
Living Skies Regional Council
Northern Spirit Regional Council


JMckay@united-church.ca

Cherry Abad

Administrative Support
Prairie to Pine Regional Council


CAbad@united-church.ca
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