Members of KUC’s Council Circle will be attending a Remit Education Workshop at Plura Hills United Church on Saturday, March 25, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Workshop is available to anyone who is interested. It is free but you must register.
Please see below the message from Leslie Ross, Secretary of Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery :
“The Leadership Circle of Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery is offering 5 opportunities for members of your board or council as well as interested congregation members to learn about the Remits your pastoral charge is required to vote on this spring.
Changes are proposed to the United Church’s organization, operations and how the work of the Church is funded. Eight proposals are now before congregations and presbyteries for consideration. If most congregations and presbyteries consent to a proposal, that change can be implemented by the next General Council in 2018. The deadline for congregations – specifically people on church Boards or
Councils – to consider most of these proposals is June 30, 2017. The General Council website has a lot of background material to help you understand these issues – check it out http://www.gc42.ca/remits.
There will be workshops held in five areas of the presbytery to make it possible for you to travel only a short distance in order to participate. Choose the location that works best for you, and register using the link at the end of the message.
You can register all the people coming from your congregation in one step – or come back again and register people individually. Registering is important to help us prepare well, thanks.
There is no charge for the workshop. Simple refreshments will be provided (not meals).
Leadership will be offered by Ian Fraser and Janet MacDonald, who have broad experience and specific expertise to bring to the process. They have presented these proposals in two presbyteries and several congregations in the last few months.”
Dates and Locations:
Oliver United Church: March 18, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Merritt United Church: March 25, 10 am – noon
Plura Hills United Church, Kamloops: March 25, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
First United Church, Kelowna: March 26th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Revelstoke United Church: April 1, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Follow this link to register folks from your pastoral charge: Remit Learning Workshop registration
Leslie Ross, Secretary of Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery