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Antler River Watershed Regional Council

Spring 2022 Meeting  June 10 & 11



THEME: “Fear Not! Be Bold & Courageous!”

Friday, June 10: ONLINE

Saturday, June 11:


In person at University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, 120 Main St., Ridgetown, ON, N0P 2C0 in the gymnasium of the Rudy H. Brown Rural Development Centre (RDC) Building


Session Dates and Times:

Friday Evening, June 10
6 – 8:30 PM

Saturday, June 11
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Fellowship
9:30 AM – 4 PM: Meeting (lunch will be provided at the Ridgetown venue)


Celebration of Ministry Service:

Sharon Campbell Rayment & Charmain Bailey

Saturday, June 11 at 7 PM, Erie Street United Church, Ridgetown. Technical details to be determined. Will be livestreamed. Due to capacity and COVID considerations, you will be asked to indicate on your meeting registration whether or not you plan to attend.

Preacher: Pastor Joshua Lawrence, Minister of Worship & Congregational Life, First-St. Andrews United Church, London

Important Dates to Remember:

Registration Opens: Monday, May 9th

Registration Closes: Thursday, June 2nd, 9 PM

A link to the Meeting Workbook will be sent to registrants by Tuesday, June 7

Zoom link for online participation will be circulated to all registrants.


Deadline for receipt of nominations/expressions of interest to serve as President Elect, and on Executive (including Treasurer)/Commissions: Thursday, June 2nd, 9 PM

Deadline for new business: Saturday, June 11, 9 AM




sixtieth anniversary UCW logoHappy 60th Anniversary UCW

We honour the UCW as they celebrate their 60th Anniversary. Following are services of hope, celebration and thanksgiving prepared by the UCW that can be used for Sunday worship.

2022 60th anniversary UCW service E. Burrows (Word)
2022 60th anniversary UCW service E. Burrows (PDF)



UCW Service JD (Word)
UCW Service JD (PDF)



How are you Called to Be the Church as a member of the Antler River Watershed Regional Council?

Fill out the Expression of Interest Form.

Holding and Encouraging Communities of Faith is Antler River Watershed Regional Council’s (ARWRC) purpose statement. ARWRC fulfills this goal in part by connecting communities of faith with one another and with the United Church as a whole.

Election of Members to the Executive and Commissions. The regional council fulfills its responsibilities through the decision-making work of the:

  • Executive-oversight and management of the life of the regional council
  • Covenant Commission—congregational health and change
  • Human Resources Commission—forming and supporting pastoral relationships
  • Mission and Discipleship Commission—equipping for ministry and mission

Details are provided on each in the Governance Handbook, 2021 where the preferred positions to bring the wisdom of diversity to decision-making are outlined and the required balance of lay/ministry personnel is stated.

Positions are open to anyone who is a full member in good standing in a community of faith within the bounds of the regional council. Current members of executive/commissions whose term is ending can let their name stand for election to another term by completing the Expression of Interest form.

Current positions available:

President Elect


Executive (term ending)

Covenant Commission

Human Resources Commission

Mission & Discipleship Commission

If you would be willing to let your name stand as a nominee for one of these positions, please complete the Expression of Interest Form below. This information (minus your personal contact details) will be available to regional council members for consideration before voting.

Fill out the Expression of Interest Form.

If you have questions about the work of the Commissions and/or Executive, feel free to contact President Jane Van Patter, or the Commission Chair for more details.

Thank you for your prayerful discernment of how you might serve.

Regional Council Representatives

Many thanks to the members of the regional council who are serving as members of the Executive and Commissions.  The members of the Commissions and the Executive are elected in the spring meeting.

Thanks also to the many members of the regional council acting as Pastoral Charge Supervisors, Pastoral Relations Liaisons, United Fresh Start Facilitators, Licensed Lay Worship Leader Committee members, regional council United Church Women and members of networks supporting faith formation and justice work such as right relations networks and UNJPPI among others.

For regional council representatives who are not yet connected to the work of the regional council, please consider joining the resource pool for one of the Commissions.  These are time-limited, specific task roles.  Some of the assistance Commissions could use is outlined below:

Covenant Commission
Pastoral Charge Supervisors
Supporting a Community of Faith with its Living Faith Story
Assisting a Community of Faith with property transactions
Accompanying and supporting Communities of Faith during amalgamations and disbanding

Human Resources Commission
Pastoral Relations Liaison (training required)
United Fresh Start Facilitators (training required)
Licensed Lay Worship Leader Committee

Mission and Discipleship Commission
Faith Formation networks and events
Justice networks and events
Right relations networks and events
Stewardship events

We are developing plans for the training and support of volunteers in these roles.

Thank you for considering how you might be involved.