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Please find attached a poster for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda. This event is happening on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Brampton.
Three years ago the executive of the synod made a shift in the focus of the annual synod meeting to include an extended opportunity for everyone to enjoy and benefit from a more educational and worshipful event. While attendance at the synod meeting is still by commissioners representing each presbytery, the synod executive has added in a plenary speaker, workshops and a full worship service to the day and have invited anyone interested to come and enjoy.
This year we are delighted to have Dr. Anna Carter Florence from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia join us and speak about excellence in worship and preaching. Her topic of the day comes from a book she is presently writing. We are delighted we will have the opportunity to not only hear her speak on her area of knowledge, but also have her preach during our closing worship service.
Some have questions about how the day will unfold. In the morning synod commissioners will conduct their business meeting in the sanctuary, while the WMS Synodical executive will conduct a business meeting in another room, while a workshop led by Rev. Glynis Williams, of International Ministries, will take place in a third space for everyone else. Following lunch everyone will come together to enjoy the Dr. Florence’s plenary, one workshop of their choice, and closing worship with Dr. Florence. All participants, other than synod commissioners, can choose to attend for the full day, join us for lunch and the afternoon activities, or just come for the afternoon activities. Commissioners are expected to attend the morning business meeting and are invite to stay for the day.
Please stress that all participants need to register for this event and indicate if they intend join us for lunch.
It is my hope that you will circulate this poster throughout your presbytery so that as many as possible can benefit from this wonderful opportunity to come together, catch up, and participate together in great learning and worship.
Thank you, Tori
Peterborough Presbyterial is delighted to invite anyone interested in exploring how they might best participate in the needs of their community to this exciting and informative event.
Each year we commission new WMS executive committees within our groups, presbyterials and synodical. Each year at this time we embrace this opportunity to recognize, set apart, and prayerfully commission the activities and faithful commitment of our leadership to the work of the WMS under the spiritual guidance of our God. This year’s service of commissioning has been inspired by the story of the exodus and the theme of our Annual Synodical meeting, “Wandering Ways,” which we look forward to hearing more about from our theme speaker Rev. Karen Horst. Please feel free to use the service of commissioning attached, knowing that throughout our synodical many faithful women and men are answering the same questions with words, “With the help of the Lord, I will.”
This spring the two Toronto Presbyterials are meeting at the National Offices for a special day of learning and fellowship. Please take advantage of this wonderful “get-together.”