"Disciples and Seekers Blessing Sacred Community"
Many of us look forward to gathering for Mission Conference to greet friends who we have not seen in awhile, to learn what's happening in CEM and to participate in important decisions for our mission. This year, gathering safely means gathering virtually.
Response to 2020 CEM Special Conference has been great! Have you registered yet?
Generally, Melissa opens our meeting with a bundle of announcements. Here's this year's announcements for those of you joining from home…
Plan to Have Lunch with Our Mystery Guests
When you join the ZOOM meeting on Saturday, October 24 starting at 11:30 a.m., Delegates and Ex-officio will check in with Melissa to be included in the Credentials Report. Then we will all have lunch together with special guest ministers from CEM and beyond. Join the conversation!
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Conference is for Everyone
It's for everyone (not just delegates and ex-officios). Business brings us together but we are enriched by our engagement with each other. A special campfire is being planned for everyone with Apostle Art Smith on Saturday evening. You won't want to miss the fun and laughter or the warmth of the gathering. Ron Harmon is our special guest speaker on Sunday. Stay tuned to be uplifted and encouraged for the road ahead.
Pastors have received a package of information regarding how many delegates your congregation is allotted, how to select delegates and how to register. Once congregational lists are submitted, delegates and ex-officio will receive further information. The conference booklet will be made available electronically.
Training Sessions for Voting
Conducting a virtual business meeting will require a learning curve. Training sessions are scheduled to familiarize everyone with ZOOM and Poll Everywhere, the platform we will use to vote on resolutions:
Delegates and ex-officios will be equipped with an understanding of the business to be presented to the conference body.
Plan to attend for business and pleasure,
connection and worship.
EXPECT TO BE INSPIRED
Invite others in your congregation to participate too!
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Guelph, ON N1K 1S5 Canada
Canada West Mission: 877-411-2632
Canada East Mission: 888-411-7537