Opportunities to give feedback by Jan 31
The United Church of Canada’s Boundaries Commission released its preliminary report this week, proposing that 17 regional councils be established on January 1, 2019, if Remit 1 (Three Council Model) is passed at the 43rd General Council in July 2018.
Pastoral charges in Alberta and the Northwest Territories would form Regions 3 and 4. The Proposed Regional Council 3 would include 99 pastoral charges (green at left) in Alberta north of and including Highway 13 as well as the Northwest Territories. The Proposed Regional Council 4 would include 93 pastoral charges (blue) in Alberta south of Highway 13.
You can read the report and see all maps HERE
Youtube Live Event on Monday, January 15, 11 am MST.
Boundaries Commission Chairperson, the Rev. Andrew Richardson, will host a YouTube Live event on the Commission’s processes on January 15, 2018: It will be recorded and available on www.youtube.com/unitedchurchofcanada.
How to provide feedback on preliminary report:
Feedback and suggestions on this interim decision will be accepted until January 31, 2018, at View Email. If any church court (pastoral charge, presbytery, Conference) has a suggestion for a specific change, that court’s governing body must pass a motion naming the requested change. The motion can then be e-mailed to View Email by January 31, 2018. The Commission will receive and study all feedback and make decisions on all the requested changes. It will release its final report no later than March 15, 2018, outlining the final boundaries of the new regional councils.