Group 3 Information,
Facilitators: Rev. Bob Root, Rev. Rodney Smith-Merkley, Betty Lou Beacock.
MINUTES OF CHAT GROUP #3 MEETING
MONDAY NOV. 14, 2016 AT WOODVILLE UNITED CHURCH
Rev. Rodney Smith-Merkley welcomed everyone to the meeting at 7:00 p.m. and led us in worship.
The following people were present: Rev. Rodney Smith-Merkley(Bobcaygeon) Facilitator, Betty Lou Beacock Facilitator/Note Taker (Seagrave), Rev. Bob Root(Peterborough) Facilitator Coordinator, Howard Payne (Seagrave), Rev. M. Robin Thomson (Breckon), Margaret Curtis (Sunderland), Judy Vestby (Sunderland), Dale Dixon (Beaverton), Kerri Jebson (Cannington), Rev. Jeannette Millar (Cannington),Nancy Henderson (Cannington), Ann Boyd (Woodville), Rev. Wanda Stride (Woodville).
This meeting recognizes a change in what's happening. Over a year ago 5 groups that were from over our Presbytery began to meet with two Facilitators, in response to the recognition of changes taking place across the United Church of Canada as well as Kawartha Highlands Presbytery.
In forming these groups, it was Presbytery�s hope that:
A year later, as we review what has been happening in the Presbytery, it is the feeling of the facilitators that the goals have been accomplished.
Because things have been moving forward, the facilitators believe that it's time for the groups to determine their own future and process. And so, this is the last meeting at which Presbytery facilitators will be present. The purpose of this meeting was to determine whether or not people want to continue these conversations, and, if so, how best to accomplish this. It is Presbytery's hope that the work will continue and that people will continue to listen for the Spirit's leading into the future.
As Chat Group #3 decided to meet once or twice during the year there will continue to be support for you, only in a different way.
The next meeting for Chat Group #3 will be Tuesday,April 4th at 7:00 p.m./ at SEAGRAVE UNITED CHURCH in Seagrave. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
As we left the meeting the following Blessing was read:
As you leave, know this:
You are loved; you are called God's own.
God invites you to share God's work in this place, at this time,
as only you can.
Know that God will be present with you
wherever you are and
whenever you bring love and kindness to others.
Go in peace.
Go with God�s blessing. Amen
Rodney Smith-Merkley, Facilitator
Betty Lou Beacock, Facilitator/Note taker
Kawartha Highlands Presbytery
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