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Please consider joining us for a “Becoming an Affirming Regional Council” event, to be held Saturday morning, April 24.  At the East Central Ontario Regional Council Spring 2019 meeting we initiated the process to become an Affirming Regional Council. Now is the time to assess our readiness to be an Affirming community and to propose an action strategy to be and to continually become an Affirming Regional Council. The April 24th event is a critical step in preparation for the recommendations...

Long Term Care Crisis - We would like to form an ECORC Long Term Care Network and we need your help! There was a small group of us from ECORC who were able to join in a national conversation on the crisis in long term care facilities. We would like to connect with others in our Regional Council who are also concerned about the quality of both spiritual and physical care in long term care facilities. Together we can make a difference. Please click this link to join a mailing list to gather...

What if all citizens had a Guaranteed Livable Income (G.L.I)? How might our taxes be used to transform our communities and give the thousands of our brothers and sisters the support they need to contribute their gifts to our local economies and communities? ECORC has started a regional network for congregations passionate about this Kairos movement. The GLI network will be a source of information, inspiration, and support for congregations who wish to be a part of this national grassroots move...

Congratulations to the 26 people who have completed the Licensed Lay Worship Leader renewal process and were commissioned at the Regional Council AGM in September. The renewal process includes: proof of the mandatory courses on boundaries and racial justice; a criminal record check with annual declaration; preaching log of the last year; note of any ongoing learning; the submission of one sermon, along with research used for that sermon; and a letter from their home church minister or church...

The Affirming Forum would like to further discuss how to move from an Interim Affirming Regional Council to an Affirming Regional Council and we need your input. Please use the link below to register for an online webinar on Saturday November 14th at 10am. You can also share comments or questions in advance here