Heart & Vision 2019
On October 28th 2019, a full house gathered at the Enoch Turner schoolhouse in celebration of the Honourable Margaret McCain’s social justice work, specifically her commitment to the healthy growth of Canadian children. The evening featured a dinner and concert presented by Jason Jestadt and Jackie Richardson, Billy Newton-Davis, and Alana Bridgewater. Other highlights included the presentation of a generous gift of $130,000 from the former Camp Wesceneaskin to establish a new camping fund and the debut of a new Camping Opportunities Endowment Fund video. Watch a recap video of the evening or Margaret McCain’s full award acceptance speech on TUCC’s YouTube channel.
Pass It On! Marathon raises over $6,000 for United Church Camping
TUCC and our partner camps – Camp Big Canoe, Camp Scugog, Camp Simpresca, Sparrow Lake Camp, and Ryde Lake Camp – have sent teams to the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon’s Charity Challenge every year since 2008. Over the years, these walkers and runners have raised more than $180,000 towards the renewal of camp infrastructure and development of capital reserve funds for each camp. Thanks to all of those who came out on October 21st, 2019 in support of camp! The 2020 marathon date is TBA. Please contact Ali Hayes for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 771-5124.
TUCC's Board Approves First Loan within the Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council Area
TUCC’s board of directors has approved a $500,000 loan to East Plains United Church for the construction of a daycare centre which will provide essential childcare facilities in an area of population growth. This is TUCC’s first loan within the Horseshoe Falls Regional Council Area.
Report from the Innovative Ministry Centre's Evaluators and Funders Workshop
On September 27th, 2019, 20 representatives from the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, Shining Waters Regional Council, Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council, and Horseshoe Falls Regional Council gathered to learn about the Innovative Ministry Centre’s (IMC’s) proposed Innovative Missional Ministry Workshops and exchange ideas regarding the important task of nurturing and evaluating experiments in new forms of ministry. Next up in terms of the IMC’s workshop program is an information session for members of communities of faith interested in or currently carrying out new ministry initiatives. Learn more about the information session on the Innovative Ministry Centre page.
TUCC's First AGM Representing Four Regional Council Areas took place in June 2019
On June 13th, 2019 TUCC held its Annual General Meeting at St. Andrew’s United Church (Georgetown). The meeting took place within the bounds of Horseshoe Falls Regional Council, one of the four new regional councils TUCC seeks to serve following the recent restructuring within the United Church of Canada. Attended by two regional council Executive Ministers and new members of the TUCC corporation nominated by Shining Waters, East Central Ontario, Western Ontario Waterways, and Horseshoe Falls Regional Councils, the meeting was an opportunity to learn from one another and introduce TUCC’s work to a broader audience. Photos from the meeting have been posted to TUCC’s facebook page.