Regional General Meeting 2021

Whova Meeting URL:

https://whova.com/portal/webapp/pmrcg_202106/

If you have registered for the GM, you can click the URL to join the meeting from your desktop computer or laptop. Important!: Sign in with the email address that you registered for the GM with (If it's your first time setting up Whova, you will need to set a password). If you have not yet registered, and wish to join the meeting, clicking the Registration Now Open button above (add Ticket, click to Register).

Gathering Together on Whova

The 3nd Annual General Meeting Gathering of the Pacific Mountain Regional Council will be held entirely online, using the event platform Whova. Take time to practice logging into Whova and poking around the platform. View past Whova orientation videos from our 2nd GM, on YouTube.

Welcome Message from Cameron Trimble

Agenda

There are live links within the Agenda that will lead you to the Keynote Sessions and Sunday Worship

Agenda & Reports Booklet

Note that the Agenda & Reports (A&R) Booklet does not need to be printed (though you might want to print page 63 for the colouring sheet!). The A&R Booklet is designed for you to use from your computer. Anything underlined is a link to a website! Hover over the underlined text, and RIGHT click to open in a new tab.

Last Year's GM2020 Minutes

Click here for the DRAFT Minutes from the 2nd Annual General Meeting (October 2020) or look on Page 65 of the Version 5 2021 A&R Booklet (above).

President's Address

Executive Accountability Report

Deborah Richards President-Elect

GM2021 Email Announcements

Proposals Received

Celebration of Ministry & Sunday Worship

NOTE: The General Meeting adjourns at 5pm PT on Saturday; there is no business on Sunday June 13. Sunday's Celebration of Ministry and Worship is optional. However, all United Churches are warmly welcome to stream the Celebration of Ministry Service as their Sunday Worship on the 13th. This important and meaningful worship experience is streaming from Highlands United. We gather virtually to celebrate those entering ministry, and experience the gift of Nadia Bolz-Weber preaching.

Join the Virtual Choir

With Hope and Abundance

Keynote Presenter

Rev Cameron Trimble

Rev. Cameron Trimble is the Executive Director and CEO of Convergence, an organization that supports the reshaping of congregations and leaders engaged in an age of movement from “organized religion” to “organizing religion” driven by the values of an inclusive, progressive theological vision for a more just world for all. She has worked with many denominational bodies as they set up systems for church development, and she coaches pastors in the UCC, Episcopal, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), ELCA, United Methodist, Unitarian Universalist, and Presbyterian (USA) churches Rev. Trimble has served an adjunct professor teaching church planting/renewal and leadership with the Pacific School of Religion, Brite Divinity School, Auburn Seminary and Chicago Theological Seminary. Cameron co-authored the book “Liberating Hope”, and most recently published “Piloting Church: Helping Your Congregation Take Flight” in 2019 and 60 Days of Faith in 2020. You can read even more about Cameron Trimble here.

Cameron Trimble
Cameron Trimble
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Nadia Bolz-Weber

Key Note Presenter, Guest Preacher

Rev Nadia Bolz-Weber

New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber has been called “a pastor for America’s outsiders” (BBC). Bolz-Weber will be the first to attest that she doesn’t look like most people’s idea of a pastor, but the community of faith she founded in Denver, Colorado - House for All Sinners and Saints - is a haven for a diverse community seeking affirmation and acceptance. But Bolz-Weber’s gospel is not just for spiritual seekers. In a time when institutions of every kind - governments, corporations, universities, churches - are struggling to exert influence and maintain relevance, her House for All Sinners and Saints continues to thrive, especially among Millennials. In her books and talks, Bolz-Weber makes the deeply felt argument that honesty and human connection are key to creating and sustaining community. Learn more about Nadia here.

Gratitude

With thanks to the regional council executive and general meeting planning team (these are all volunteer roles) and the regional council staff responsible for bringing this gathering into being.

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