Details: Pat Porter Centre,  Steinbach, Manitoba, 3:00 PM Thursday, May 28 until  3:30 PM, Saturday, May 30, 2020. For information on accommodation options, click here 

What to expect at the May 28 – 30 Annual Gathering:

  • A balance of program time and annual meeting business time
  • An Intentional effort to be inclusive and respectful of all types of diversity
  • Regional Annual meeting business including:
    • Considering proposals & reports
    • Electing commissioners to General Council 44 in Calgary, July 2021.
  • Retirement Banquet on Friday evening
  • Closing Worship Service Saturday afternoon, perhaps including Ordination, Commissioning, and / or Recognition.
  • Great food, worship and music, a welcoming, friendly community, time with old and new friends.

Who is expected and encouraged to attend?

  • Every community of faith elects one or more lay representatives as voting delegates
    • How many to elect is dependant on size of your congregation, just as in previous years
  • ALL ministry personnel are voting members


  • Each Community of Faith is reminded to elect their voting representative(s) to Prairie to Pine for the full year, including for the annual meeting.
    • While usually there are no other full meetings of voting members over the year, the representatives are the official members for the full year.
    • Your Community of Faith Annual meeting is the most appropriate, and easiest time to elect your representative(s).
  • Book your accommodations very soon if you would like to stay in Steinbach
    • SEE the Accommodations Possibilities Bulletin for more information

What to consider when selecting delegates to be your Regional representative for the year:

    • An interest in the ongoing health & work of your faith community and the wider church
    • Ability to listen and consider all sides of an issue
    • Someone who can attend the Annual Gathering May 28 – May 30, 2020   (the main meeting area is wheelchair accessible)