News and Info - General News and Announcements | The United Church of Canada

2016 AOTS Central Region Round-up

The National AOTS

Central Region Round-up 2016

The Salvation Army Jackson’s Point Conference Centre
1890 Metro Road North, Jackson’s Point, ON
April 15 – 17, 2016

** Here is the 2016 Central Region Round-up Registration Form **

Invitation to Participants

As One That Serves (AOTS) invites all interested men and women to participate in the Central Region Roundup.
We have chosen a challenging and interesting theme, “I Wonder”, to be the focus of discussion and chitchat. The weekend is an opportunity to renew and acquire new friendships, engage in thought provoking discussion, enjoy music and worship, and consider the future of the Church.

New for 2016 Round-up:

We made a few changes to the Conference based on input from recent year’s critiques and the realities of operating a conference designed for approximately 40 people.

  • We are conducting workshops and utilizing our own resources rather than inviting a theme speaker.
  • The Conference will end at 10:45 AM on Sunday. Lunch is available on Sunday; but only as an optional choice on the registration form.

We recognize the need to be flexible, recognizing some people may not be available for the entire conference:

  • A Saturday only rate is available.
  • Contact the Registrar if you have other time limitations. He will try to accommodate your needs.


Conference Theme: I Wonder

I Wonder – it’s a question that seems to be ever more urgent and a question that comes in many forms.

  • I wonder about the future for my kids and grandchildren?
  • I wonder what technology will mean for me?
  • I wonder how the refugees will integrate into our Canadian society?
  • And you can likely think of many more examples.

Program

Workshops
We are developing a program that will rely mostly on workshops to explore the theme in small group discussions and activities. Workshop topics and details will be made available as soon as possible.

Refugee Program Panel Discussion
Many Communities are engaged in settling refugees from the Middle East. It is an endeavor that requires money and a lot of helpers. It is also an endeavor laced with joys and challenges. Some of own members are involved in this work and we have asked them to participate in a panel discussion to share their observations and experiences. We encourage everyone to ask the panel questions and participate in the discussion.

UC Comprehensive Review Process

The General Council Executive is developing the next steps as a follow-up to the Comprehensive Review Process.
Jim McKibbin, a member of General Council Executive, will present to us a brief overview of the process the Church will take going forward to remit.



Sunday Worship Service Leader: Rev. Maurice Francis

Music and Entertainment: Jim Wicks and Dave Ashdown 


** Here is the 2016 Central Region Round-up Registration Form **

Please contact the Registrar ASAP so we can confirm attendance at JPCC
e-mail to spcooper@cogeco.ca or tel. 519-542-9237

No comments:

Post a Comment