Virtual Special Mission Conference
Countdown is on!
Just 21 more Sleeps!
"Disciples and Seekers Blessing Sacred Community"
Essential business of our Mission Centre must continue even in a pandemic. Our agenda includes sustaining of officers, approval of 2019 Conference Minutes, approval of 2021 budget and priesthood calls.
If you have not already volunteered to be a delegate, consider representing your congregation with voice and vote. We will be meeting via ZOOM, a very familiar video conferencing platform. We'll also use the incredibly simple tool called "Poll Everywhere" to collect votes. Using Poll Everywhere allows each vote to be anonymous. Check out the video below to see how uncomplicated the process is. Training sessions will be provided in order to give you the opportunity to try the system first hand (see details below).
Lunch with Mystery Guests
We have planned special surprises for you prior to the business meeting!!
Many guest ministers who have shared in Canada East Mission Centre over the years have been invited to spend time with us during lunch.
These are people you already know and love and THEY are super pumped about visiting with YOU!
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 and mingle with our special guests. Join the conversation!
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. Pastors who have not yet submitted their list of delegates is urged to do so asap so that we can disseminate important information to delegates.
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.
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.
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