History: With the passing of 2012 Kingston Presbytery passed into history. The new Presbytery, Four Winds Presbytery, became official with the start of 2013. Four Winds Presbytery consists of a part of Kingston Presbytery plus six charges which came from Belleville Presbytery. (Belleville Presbytery has also passed into history to be replaced by Kente Presbytery.) These changes are the outcome of the Boundaries Commission struck by the Bay of Quinte Conference in 2010 and accepted at the annual meeting of 2012. In the fall of 2012 eight implementation teams were assembled to organize the structure and operational model for the eight new presbyteries. Yes, eight (a change from the preceding seven), and yes, new. The implementation teams (iTeams) were directed to work on the basis that each new presbytery was indeed new. The iTeam for P7 developed a governance model that was presented and accepted at meetings in November, 2012. Names were suggested and the name Four Winds Presbytery was chosen by ballot of the presbyters present on 6 November.
The first official meeting of Four Winds Presbytery was the Covenanting Service. That service was held at 3:30 p.m. on January 13th, 2013, at Trinity United Church, Napanee.
Stewardship Resources: for a link to help and resources for Stewardship go to the contacts page.
Nominations: to express an interest in serving on a Presbytery Action Team go to the contacts page. http://fourwindspresbytery.org/contact/
Five Oaks Conference Centre: http://www.fiveoaks.on.ca/Who-We-Are.htm.
Ministry Opportunity – Crossroads United Church
Crossroads United Church in Kingston, Ontario seeks a full-time ordained minister due to retirement in June, 2017. Crossroads is an open-minded and inclusive congregation that seeks to nurture spiritual growth; promotes social justice; and celebrates God’s presence with worship that is relevant and with music that moves the soul.
Our church is located mid-way between old Kingston and the newer suburbs and we have an accessible sanctuary and hall that are equipped for projection. The successful candidate will work with a team that includes a Designated Lay Minister, two Directors of Music and an involved laity. She/he will support us in our vision by helping provide pastoral care, community outreach and innovative, inspiring worship.
A copy of our JNAC report may be obtained from our website at http://www.crossroadsunited.ca. For further information or to apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry Opportunity – East Camden Pastoral Charge
East Camden is a two point Pastoral Charge, consisting of Moscow and Riverside churches located in scenic rural communities north of Kingston, Ontario. Moscow United Church: The church with heart in the heart of the community and Riverside United Church: Caring for our community.
We are seeking a full time minister (Ordained: category A, B or C, Diaconal: category A, B or C, DLM: category A, B or C or Student candidate). Residence in the manse is provided in lieu of a housing allowance.
Our match will be a spiritual leader of vision, someone willing to guide and support the members, adherents and committees of our churches and the people in our communities.
If you are an effective communicator who is able to lead worship which is responsive to the needs of the congregation, locally and globally relevant and which provokes action beyond the doors of the sanctuary, we look forward to hearing from you!
Further information may be found in our Joint Needs Assessment Report found at www.mosriv.com. Applications are to be forwarded to the Bay of Quinte Conference in care of David Timpson, email@example.com. Applications will be accepted up to September 30th, 2017.