2017 Annual General Meeting - October 13 and 14
Manning Memorial Chapel, Acadia University
The Uncomfortable Journey Towards Reconciliation
The speaker is The Rev. Dr. Jamie Scott. Prior to his retirement in 2015, Rev. Scott served as the General Council Officer for Residential Schools for The United Church of Canada providing national leadership to the Church as it addressed the legacy of the Indian residential school system. Click here for a brief bio of Dr. Scott.
As part of the program, we will be led in the "Kairos Blanket Exercise." Click here for more information.
Proposed Schedule (with possible revisions)
Friday, October 13
- 6:30-7:00 Registration
- 7:00-7:30 Opening Remarks and Devotional
- 7:30-7:40 Introduction of Topic and Guest Speaker, Rev. Jamie Scott
- 7:40-8:30 Rev. Jamie Scott: The Uncomfortable Journey Towards Reconciliation
- 8:30-8:45 Questions and Answers and preview of Saturday's program
- 8:45-9:00 Communion Service
- 9:00 Dismissal and Refreshments
Saturday, October 14
- 8:30-9:00 Registration
- 9:00-9:15 Devotional
- 9:15-10:45 Blanket Exercise: Doug Rigby, Muriel Rosevear and Elna Siebring
- 10:45-11:15 Refreshment Break
- 11:15-12:30 Annual General Meeting
- 12:30 Lunch
- 2:30 Adjournment
Two days - $35 (includes Saturday lunch and snacks)
Friday only - $10
Saturday only - $25 (lunch)
If you are hoping to attend – and we hope you will – would you please RSVP your intention to DavidG.Allen@NS.sympatico.ca
No money is due at this time.
In preparation for the meeting, members and visitors are encouraged to do some background reading. Below is a list of resources.
- The summary document of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
- The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
- The Comeback by John Ralston Saul
- We Were Not the Savages by Daniel Paul
- Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling and Reconciliation in Canada by Paulette Regan.
- Reconciling for the Future
The Annual General Meeting is held the first Saturday of October, unless that week-end is the Canadian Thanksgiving and then, the Fall Assembly will be the Saturday following Thanksgiving.
Member Churches are reminded and encouraged to appoint delegates
According to our constitution, the following are eligible to vote.
1. Individual members whose dues are paid.
2. Delegates of Member Churches (one per 50 members, to a maximum of 5 delegates).
See Articles 7, 8, and 14 in our By-Laws for more details.
View Minutes and Financial Reports of past meetings.