SAVE THE DATE
CEM Annual Mission Conference
October 21 & 22
In-Person at Woodfield Congregation
(615 Colborne Street, London) and Online
Theme: "Courage to Live God's Will"
Gather with us to raise our voices in song, prayer, celebration, on important business matters and in worship!
Focus Scripture D&C 161:3c,d
Be patient with one another, for creating sacred community is arduous and even painful. But it is to loving community such as this that each is called. Be courageous and visionary, believing in the power of just a few vibrant witnesses to transform the world. Be assured that love will overcome the voices of fear, division, and deceit.Understand that the road to transformation travels both inward and outward. The road to transformation is the path of the disciple.
Pastors have received instructions for electing delegates to represent each congregation. Congregational business meetings will take place to elect delegates. Please contact Melissa Freer for further information.
Everyone including delegates, ex-officios, and guests, must register in order to receive all pertinent information including documents, finalized schedule and any zoom links. Please be sure to click the button below to register.
Discussions will be held on-line October 17 and 18 regarding resolutions to be presented at conference. Pre-legislative discussions help build democracy by encouraging all stakeholders (that's you!) to ask questions and give comments on proposed legislation. Everyone benefits when greater perspective is shared.
Important background information will be presented to help prepare delegates for voting. Each person has the opportunity to affect how legislation is processed and seeing the best solutions developed.
When discussions take place prior to the business meeting, voting members have time ahead of conference day to discern what makes the most sense. Business meetings can be lengthy and tedious at the best of times, but with effective pre-legislative sessions, they can be greatly streamlined. Delegates are strongly encouraged to choose one session (or both) to attend.
Presentation of Reports (on-line)
Reports from various Mission Centre associated groups/organizations will be presented in two on-line ZOOM meetings in the first week of October. Folks will have an opportunity to attend two different sessions from among five presenters each night.
Tuesday, October 3rd @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 21
8:30 Gather / Check-in
10:00 Legislation Session Begins
12:00 Lunch Break
1:30 Business Session Continues
Sunday, October 22
10:00 Ordination Service Online and In-person at Woodfield
12:00 Worship on Beyond the Walls
Delegates attending in person will require one voting device per person. Delegates attending online will also require one device per person and if posible, view the meeting on a separate device. Observers will be able to view on a computer, tablet or cell phone.
NOTE: Accommodations will be made for those without a device for voting.
Technology Training (on-line)
A meeting to go over use of technology and how to vote electronically, will take place in the week before conference. More details and ZOOM information will be sent to all conference registrants (no seperate registration required).
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CEM Conference Planning Team
community of christ
355 Elmira Road North, Unit 129
Guelph, ON N1K 1S5 Canada
Canada West Mission: 877-411-2632
Canada East Mission: 888-411-7537