Regional Governance

Living Skies Executive

The policies and guidelines for the work of the Living Skies Regional Council Executive.

The ManualThe Manual of The United Church of Canada, 2019 edition, effective January 2, 2019

Living Skies Regional Council Structure Handbook (Nov 20)20the current governance of the work of Living Skies Regional Council

 

Property Commission

Policies and guidelines for the work of the Property Commission in Living Skies Regional Council.

Property Policies and Processes – October 2020 – the responsibilities of the regional council in dealing with property matters

Property Handbook – July 2020provides information on many aspects of church properties to volunteers working with them

Distribution of Assets from Sale of Property – Where to Send Your Cheques

 

Pastoral Relations

Pastoral Relations Governance – the current governance for the work of Living Skies Pastoral Relations

Temporary Marriage License Policy  – the policy for issuing a temporary license to preside at weddings in
Living Skies Regional Council 
Please contact Bev Diebert for more information

Pastoral Relations Commission

The policies and guidelines for the work of the Pastoral Relations Commission in Living Skies Regional Council.

Confidentiality Policy – guidelines regarding maintaining confidentiality in the work of Pastoral Relations

Conflict of Interest Policy (March 2019) – guidance to members of decision-making bodies of The United Church of Canada

Conflict Resolution Facilitation Process – guidelines regarding the appointment of Conflict Resolution Facilitators in Living Skies Regional Council

Pastoral Charge Supervisor guidelines – outlines the responsibilities and expectations of Pastoral Charge Supervisors in Living Skies Regional Council

National Pastoral Relations handbooks – links to the Pastoral Relations handbooks/guidelines from the General Council Office including:

Pastoral Relations: Guidelines for a Community of Faith Profile (April 2020)

Pastoral Relations: Guidelines for Search and Selection (April 2020)

Pastoral Relations: Ministry Personnel (December 2019)

2021 Salary Schedule – guidelines for salaries and allowance for ministry personnel for The United Church of Canada

Volunteer Associate Minister Policy guidelines for the ongoing participation of retired ministry personnel in Living Skies Regional Council

Committee on Lay Leadership Support

Process for posting and accessing community of faith profiles.

Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Policy – revised policy for the licensing and accountability of Licensed Lay Worship Leaders in Living Skies Regional Council

Licensed Lay Worship Leaders (June 2019)link for the policies and procedures for Licensed Lay Worship Leaders for The United Church of Canada

LSRC Sacraments Licensing Policy (Feb 2020) policy for licensing of candidates, Diaconal Ministers, Designated Lay Ministers, and retired Diaconal and Designated Lay Ministers

Sacraments Elders Policy – revised policy for the licensing and accountability of Sacraments Elders in Living Skies Regional Council

Sacraments Elders (October 2016) – link for the policies and procedures for Sacraments Elders for The United Church of Canada

 

Committee on Community of Faith Support

The policies and guidelines for the work of the Committee on Community of Faith Support.

Annual Report Checklistguidelines for committee members for the review of Annual Reports

Conflict Resolution Process  – guidelines regarding the appointment of Conflict Resolution Facilitators in Living Skies Regional Council

Covenants:
Preparing the Covenant – LSRC guidelines for the preparation of the Community of Faith covenant with Living Skies Regional Council
Preparing the Covenant – Background – theological and Manual background for the preparation of the Community of Faith covenant with Living Skies Regional Council
LSRC Sample Covenant sample covenant between Living Skies Regional Council and Communities of Faith

Ministry and Personnel Committees – links to the policies and best practices for the work of Ministry and Personnel Committees including:

M&P Committee: Policy, Procedures, Practices (January 2019)

M&P Committee: Resources for Ministry and Personnel Committees (January 2019)

Pastoral Relations: Guidelines for a Community of Faith Profile (April 2020)

Pastoral Relations: Guidelines for Search and Selection (April 2020)

Pastoral Relations: Ministry Personnel (December 2019)

Pastoral Relations: Policy for a Community of Faith (April 2020)

Pastoral Relations: Supporting the Pastoral Relationship (January 2019)

Models of Board Governance – tools from the General Council Office on different models of governance for communities of faith

Pastoral Charge Supervisor guidelines – outlines the responsibilities and expectations of Pastoral Charge Supervisors in Living Skies Regional Council

Property Handbook – May 2020 – the current handbook for dealing with Property matters for Living Skies Regional Council

Restorative Care Plan Roadmapinformation from the United Church of Canada Restorative Care Plan for when ministry personnel/ lay employees request a medical leave

United Fresh Start – Modules & Facilitators resources available for Communities of Faith and the list of the trained facilitators in Living Skies Regional Council

Committee on Ministry Personnel Support

Guidelines regarding conflict of interest for members of any governing body.

2021 Salary Schedule – guidelines for salaries and allowances for ministry personnel for The United Church of Canada

Pastoral Charge Supervisor guidelines – outlines the responsibilities and expectations of Pastoral Charge Supervisors in Living Skies Regional Council

National Pastoral Relations (PR) handbooks – link to the Pastoral Relations handbooks from the General Council Office including best practices for ministry personnel

M&P Committee: Policy, Procedures, Practices (January 2019)

M&P Committee: Resources for Ministry and Personnel Committees (January 2019)

Pastoral Relations: Guidelines for a Community of Faith Profile (April 2020)

Pastoral Relations: Guidelines for Search and Selection (April 2020)

Pastoral Relations: Ministry Personnel (December 2019)

Pastoral Relations: Policy for a Community of Faith (April 2020)

Pastoral Relations: Supporting the Pastoral Relationship (January 2019)

LSRC Sacraments Licensing Policy (Feb 2020) policy for licensing of candidates, Diaconal Ministers, Designated Lay Ministers, and retired Diaconal and Designated Lay Ministers

Voluntary Associate Minister Policyguidelines for the ongoing participation of retired ministry personnel in Living Skies Regional Council