HamPack – June 2018

Posted on Jun 6, 2018
HamPack – June 2018

Welcome to our June HAMilton PACKage.

Summer is just around the corner, but there is a lot happening in Hamilton Conference and this HamPack has the details – from highlights of a memorable General Meeting in Port Elgin last month to upcoming summer and fall festivals and educational events. Paul Miller, who provided theological reflection at the Conference Meeting, has included his reflections and responses from delegates on his blog page, which is linked below for those who haven’t seen the posts on Facebook or the Conference homepage. Please see the flyers and resources highlighted in the links below!

Marriage Office Update:

The Ontario Marriage Office has agreed to resume issuing licences to marry to non-ordained applicants who are appointed to pastoral charges by Hamilton Conference. In other words, Hamilton
Conference DMs (commissioned), DLMs (recognized), candidates for ministry in student supply appointments, can once again obtain licences to perform marriages from the Province of Ontario. For more information see the Licence to Marry page on the Conference website.

Resources and Upcoming Events:

Highlights of the 93rd Meeting of Hamilton Conference

A digest of the proceedings at the 93rd Meeting of Hamilton Conference, May 25-27, 2018, in Port Elgin, Ontario. For church bulletin.

Contact – June 2018

Contact is a Hamilton Conference newsletter produced four times annually and distributed by HamPack (HAMilton PACKage). For copying and distributing to members and adherents of the congregation.

Medically Assisted Dying: Courageous Conversations for Ministers

A flyer about an event, September 27,2018, at Hamilton Conference Office, sponsored by the Hamilton Conference Pastoral Care Team. For ministry personnel.

United Fresh Start Facilitator Training

A flyer about a training event, October 1-4, 2018, at Five Oaks, Paris, Ontario. For posting.

Stewardship Updates! Thank-you!

Stewardship update from Dave Jagger, Stewardship & Gifts Officer for Hamilton and London Conferences. For ministry personnel, official board, stewardship committee.

Mission Health Vitality

A blog with reflections by Paul Miller,  Waterloo Presbytery Support Minister, intended to help Christian communities to become more missional, healthy and vital.

Niagara Youth Festival

Information about a youth festival, Sept 15, 2018, at Silver Spire United Church in St. Catharines. For youth and youth leaders.

Skylight Festival 2018

A poster about an event, July 27-29, 2018, at Five Oaks, Paris, Ontario. For posting.

The Political Jesus: A Westar Event in Canada with Art Dewey and Celene Lillie

A flyer about a workshop, October 19-20, 2018, at Westdale United Church in Hamilton. For posting.

Credence & Co.: Leading the Church Through Times of Conflict

A flyer about a workshop, November 14-15, 2018, in Waterloo, Ontario. For posting.