Living Skies Regional Council: updates and documents

The inaugural gathering of Living Skies Regional Council and the Service of Praise will be held May 30-June 2 2019 in Swift Current. Click here for all information and materials.

On January 1, 2019, Saskatchewan Conference and its seven presbyteries became Living Skies Region of The United Church of Canada. (We were initially called Region 4… just to add to the confusion.) We may also join with Indigenous kin in Plains Presbytery in a new and renewed relationship, as outlined in the Caretakers’ Calls to the Church.  

This is one of the biggest changes in the history of our United Church, and as we move into the new regional structure, communication is going to be very important. All key documents and updates from the Living Skies Regional Commission will be posted here until a new website is complete. These include: Commission reports, communications to communities of faith, pastoral relations updates, and more. Keep checking back! To stay even more up to date, sign up for our biweekly newsletter, the Regional Rambler. Back issues are found here; email Bev Diebert, bdiebert@nullunited-church.ca, to sign up. On Facebook? Join our Regional group here.

Click here for your Regional Council Representatives. And click here for Living Skies Region Staff Contact Information

Pastoral Relations Ponderings – January 23, 2019
Pastoral Relations Ponderings Vol 2 – February 20, 2019
Pastoral Relations Ponderings Vol 3 – March 20, 2019
Pastoral Relations Ponderings Vol 4 – April 24, 2019
Pastoral Relations Ponderings Vol 5 – May 22, 2019

Region 4 Commission reports:
Region 4 Commission Report – 28 February 2019
Region 4 Commission Report- 30 Nov 2018
Region 4 Commission Report- 7 September 2018 (includes Commissioner names and contact information)

Region 4 Commission letters to Communities of Faith: Please share these widely in your ministry.
Mission Support Funding Letter
Letter to Presbyteries re Mission Support grants and assessments, 23 October 2018
Letter to congregations, September 2018

Other documents: 
Overview of Networks and Clusters in our region (Spring 2019)
Regional Council Governance Responsibilities
Living Skies Regional Council Structure Handbook – May 25 2019
Proposed Pastoral Relations Governance, Regions 2, 4 and 5 (December 2018)
Letter to Networks and Tasks of SK Conference, 3 December 2018
Definition of Clusters and Networks
Financial Information Sheet – Living Skies
Regional Council Property Policies

Staffing notices:
Region 4 staff and contact list, January 2019 (PDF)
Staffing notice for Regions 2, 4, and 5 (September 2018)
Meet Karen Medland, our Office of Vocation Minister

Remit Implementation
 There are 16 regional councils to replace the Conferences and presbyteries. The final report and maps are available here.

Announcements: Living Skies

News and all documents for Living Skies Regional Council are right here.

 

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If you are interested in volunteering for the work of Saskatchewan Conference, please fill out our skills & abilities survey link. We need your gifts of time and skills!

For any questions contact Bev Kostichuk at 306-647-2679.

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