Meeting of The Regional Council
The Regional Council meets regularly, at a General Meeting called by the Regional Council Executive and Executive Minister.
The regional council consists of members of the order of ministry, other ministry personnel, lay members of the United Church, and leaders of associate member ministries, all as set out in The Manual, sections C.1.1 to C.1.3
The Members of the meeting are those who have the right to vote:
- All order of ministry (active, retained or retired);
- Ministry Personnel (including DLM, candidates, diaconal supply, ordained supply) who are under appointment to a community of faith;
- Lay Representatives of communities of faith elected by those communities;
- Others appointed as Members by Regional Council.
Electing Lay Representatives
Communities of Faith are asked to elect representatives to attend the meeting:
- Those with 100 or fewer members elect 1 Representative;
- Those with 101-200 members elect 2 Representatives;
- Those with 201-300 members elect 3 Representatives;
- Those with more than 301 members elect 4 Representatives.
A wide variety of people voices, identities, ages, life experiences and cultures contributes immeasurably to our discernment together. Seek to elect diverse representation that reflects your community of faith, who are engaged in the life and work of the Church. (The Manual: C.1.2-C.1.2b)