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The next meeting of Northern Waters Presbytery will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Georgian Shores United Church, Owen Sound.

RSVP – Please contact the Presbytery Office, to acknowledge your intent to attend as well as to record your regrets.

This notification becomes part of the official record of the meeting.

Please indicate your need for a dinner ($12.00) and any dietary restrictions you have.

Georgian Shores United Church
997 4th Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5W9

Meeting Material – September 20, 2014

Agenda (Detailed)

1:30 p.m. Registration / Spiritual Practices / Book Room / Tech
1:55 p.m. Gathering Music – Sing Song
2:00 p.m. Welcome from Chair
Welcome from Georgian Shores – Helen Laughlen
Guests welcome and introductions (visitors, new presbyters)
Constitute the Court (noting quorum)

Honouring the land – Chippewas of Saugeen, Ojibway Territory
2:10 p.m. Opening Worship

Includes Drum Circle
2:30 p.m. Community Building:

   MOTION _________ Educational Component – Hot Techie Tip

i. Opening Motions
   MOTION by ____ / _____ that the following items be approved as a Governance Motion:

a) Agenda: approve the agenda for this meeting amending as needed.
b) Attendance/Regrets: recognize the Roll Call as those who signify their attendance by registering at the registration desk and regrets from all representatives indicated on the attendance sheet; (The attendance list will become a part of the minutes)
c) Corresponding Privileges: grant the privileges of corresponding membership to all visitors to this meeting, allowing them to speak, but not to vote
d) Minutes: Approve the minutes of the June 17th Presbytery Meeting.
e) Receive the minutes of:

June 5, 2014 Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader;   June 10, 2014 Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader
Congregational Life Commission:
June 3, 2014 Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader;   June 24, 2014 Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader
Education & Students Commission:
June 11, 2014
Governance Commission:
June 3, 2014 Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader;   June 13, 2014 Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader
Program Commission:
April 22, 2014 Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader;   June 24, 2014 Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader
f) Empowering the Executive: as per the Terms of Reference, the Executive is empowered with the full authority of the court between plenary meetings unless otherwise established through Presbytery, Conference or United Church polity.
a) Commission Reports

i. Congregational Life Commission – Rev. Steve Atkinson
ii. Education & Students Commission – Rev. Jeff Werner
iii. Governance Commission – Kent Ward

PTCC Applications: Georgian Shores

   MOTION by ________ / ____________ that Northern Waters Presbytery approve the Presbyteries of Toronto Conference Corporation (PTCC) grant in the amount of $9,200.00 for Georgian Shores United Church for a pilot day program for adults with developmental challenges. Appendix A – PTCC Grant Georgian Shores Residence Education Program Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader

MOTION _________

iv. Program Commission – Joan Revie
b) Rendez-vous Report
3:00 p.m. Educational Component: Time with Moderator

Greeting from TC Executive Secretary and Introduction of The Moderator – David Allen
Moderator Q&A.
4:00 p.m. Pastoral Charge Announcements / Events etc.
4:10 p.m. Community Building Social Time: browse bookstore, greet friends, Labyrinth, or go for a walk
5:00 p.m. Dinner $12.00
6:30 p.m. Worship led by Worship Committee

Moderator's message: The Covenant of Land is ok ... God promised Abraham / Israel – Palestine / First Nations land claims / Ukraine / Syria
Includes DLM Recognition – Worship Committee
8:00 p.m. Adjournment and safe home


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Future Meeting Dates 2014-2015

September 20, 2014: Georgian Shores United Church, Owen Sound
November 18, 2014: Westminster UC, Orangeville
April 18, 2015: TBA
June 23, 2015: TBA
September 19, 2015: TBA
November 17, 2015: TBA

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