93rd Meeting of Hamilton Conference

The 93rd Annual Meeting of Hamilton Conference will take place at the UNIFOR Family Education Centre, 115 Shipley Avenue, Port Elgin, Ontario, from Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27, 2018. President Heather Leffler’s, theme is “Changing Seasons.”

There will be opportunities to pray and worship together and opportunities to renew old friendships and make new ones. We will receive the Settlement Report  and celebrate the work of Conference standing committees and networks. We will hear from our Candidates and give prayerful consideration to their future ministry. There will be an opportunity to recognize our retirees and jubilands on Saturday afternoon, and our time together this year will be extended for a special worship service on Sunday afternoon to mark the last time Hamilton Conference will meet if the implementation of Remit One is ratified by the 43rd General Council in July 2018.

We are very pleased to have The Right Reverend Jordon Cantwell as our guest preacher at this Annual Meeting.

The Celebration of Ministries Service will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at the Port Elgin United Church. The Guest Preacher will be The Right Reverend Jordan Cantwell, Moderator of the United Church of Canada. A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m.

If you are a Presbytery Representative for your congregation, or if you are ministry personnel, you are expected to attend the Hamilton Conference General Meeting.

If you are planning to attend the meeting but have not yet registered, on-site registration will be available at the UNIFOR Centre. Please note that this year everyone who is on the UNIFOR property will be required to register with UNIFOR. Those delegates who have accommodation on site will be asked to register at the UNIFOR Centre front desk upon arrival. For delegates without accommodation at the Centre, forms will be available at the Hamilton Conference registration desk outside the meeting space. Please be prepared to provide your vehicle licence number when you register.

Annual Reports for the 2017-2018 program year are available here.


Proposed Draft Agenda for the 93rd Meeting of Hamilton Conference

An outline of the draft agenda for the meeting of Hamilton Conference, May 25-27, 2018, in Port Elgin, Ontario.

Executive Digest 2017-2018

2017-2018 Digest of Actions: Hamilton Conference Executive and Sub-Executive.

Nomination Form for new Denominational Council Executive

A form to be used in the nomination process for Executive Members of the new Denominational Council at the general meeting of Hamilton Conference, May 25-27, 2018 in Port Elgin.

Congregational Worship Resource for Sunday, May 27, 2018 – PDF Version

A resource for worship planning for the weekend of the Hamilton Conference General Meeting, May 25-27, 2018. For worship planners.

Congregational Worship Resource for Sunday, May 27, 2018 – Microsoft Word Version

A resource for worship planning for the weekend of the Hamilton Conference General Meeting, May 25-27, 2018. Microsoft Word Version.

2018 Conference Meeting Registration

Registration form for the 93rd meeting of Hamilton Conference, May 25-27, 2018 in Port Elgin. (To register online go to: https://formsmarts.com/form/1uy3?mode=h5For ministry personnel and lay delegates to Conference. 

Map and Driving Directions to the UNIFOR Centre

Map and driving directions to the UNIFOR Family Education Centre in Port Elgin.

Memo Requesting Reports

A memo from Peter Hartmans regarding annual reports for the 2017-2018 program year.

Record of Proceedings 2017

Draft minutes from the 92nd Meeting of Hamilton Conference,  May 26-28, 2017.