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June 2020

Questions and Answers for Re-opening your Churches in Living Skies RC

June 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A white safety mask with multicoloured children's letters spelling "health" on a black and white background.

To assist in your discernment and respond to any questions, our last Q&A Zoom gathering before the summer break will be offered on Wednesday, June 17,@ 6:30 pm.  Here is the connection information: Meeting link: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/97292579140 (Do not post this link on social media or your congregational website, please.  Share it by email.)   Toll-free 1-855-703-8985 Meeting ID: 972 9257 9140 Please encourage someone from your community of faith to join staff as we discern together, especially if you were unable to join…

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August 2020

New Hymns for New Times

August 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - August 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
$175

As a participant in "New Hymns for New Times" you will become a part of an online congregation as we sing, play, listen and share our way through these unique and unfamiliar times. A new hymn prepared by Janicka Grayston will be sent to you before each gathering so you may familiarize yourself with it if you wish. When we gather, we will sing it together, and take a moment for compassionate listening and sharing about the ways worship and…

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Rendez-Vous 2020 Re-Imagined!

August 11, 2020 - August 14, 2020
Free

Rendez-Vous 2020 will be going ahead 11-14 August 2020 – just in a different way. 2020 is turning out to be a year of the unexpected and that means Rendez-vous 2020 will be a Rendez-vous unlike any other. Due to the ongoing health crisis, we won’t be able to hold a large gathering in Calgary this summer. It’s up to us to dream together what it means to be a community of faith, even if we can’t all be in…

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September 2020

Church School Resources & Roundtable Discussion

September 16, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on September 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

"Well, it's COVID and we have no idea what to do with Church School" Sound familiar? We're all in the same boat, trying to figure out the best ways to care for and minister with our children.  As always, there's a reason why God calls us to community, so let's get together in a virtual room and share some resources, ideas, concerns, and prayerful inspiration! There are two Zoom times scheduled on Wed, Sept 16 to hopefully accommodate people's schedules. …

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Church School Resources & Roundtable Discussion

September 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

"Well, it's COVID and we have no idea what to do with Church School" Sound familiar? We're all in the same boat, trying to figure out the best ways to care for and minister with our children.  As always, there's a reason why God calls us to community, so let's get together in a virtual room and share some resources, ideas, concerns, and prayerful inspiration! There are two Zoom times scheduled on Wed, Sept 16 to hopefully accommodate people's schedules. …

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Online retreat: Spirals of Call

September 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 1, 2020

$100 – $150

In this online retreat, we will explore the Spiral of Call that visits us again and again over the course of our lives, and reflect creatively on the components of identity, purpose in life, and unique gifts, as well as the patterns of change that accompany the Spiral of Call. Each day will begin at 1 pm with an introduction to the material via zoom, followed by a couple of hours for you to go off to reflect and create.…

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Online retreat: Spirals of Call

September 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 1, 2020

$100 – $150

In this online retreat, we will explore the Spiral of Call that visits us again and again over the course of our lives, and reflect creatively on the components of identity, purpose in life, and unique gifts, as well as the patterns of change that accompany the Spiral of Call. Each day will begin at 1 pm with an introduction to the material via zoom, followed by a couple of hours for you to go off to reflect and create.…

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Online retreat: Spirals of Call

September 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 1, 2020

$100 – $150

In this online retreat, we will explore the Spiral of Call that visits us again and again over the course of our lives, and reflect creatively on the components of identity, purpose in life, and unique gifts, as well as the patterns of change that accompany the Spiral of Call. Each day will begin at 1 pm with an introduction to the material via zoom, followed by a couple of hours for you to go off to reflect and create.…

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Ministry and Personnel Committee 101

September 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If you have a new ministry and personnel committee, or would just like a refresher of the roles and responsibilities for this most important task, please feel free to join Tracy Murton, Pastoral Relations Minister, for one of the following Zoom workshops:  Wednesday, September 30, 7:00-8:30pm, OR Saturday, October 3, 10:00-11:30am.  Email Bev Diebert to register bdiebert@united-church.ca.  After registration, you will receive the Zoom link and the background materials. * Please use local numbers when feasible to save costs for…

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October 2020

Online retreat: Spirals of Call

October 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 1, 2020

$100 – $150

In this online retreat, we will explore the Spiral of Call that visits us again and again over the course of our lives, and reflect creatively on the components of identity, purpose in life, and unique gifts, as well as the patterns of change that accompany the Spiral of Call. Each day will begin at 1 pm with an introduction to the material via zoom, followed by a couple of hours for you to go off to reflect and create.…

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Expressing Wonder: Seeing the World with Eyes Wide Open

October 3, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
$75

A reflective and interactive weekend of learning and appreciation about systemic racism and how those who are born into socio-economic, racial, gender, sexual or cultural privilege can truly be allies. Ali Abukar (CEO of Saskatoon Open Door Society, community relationship builder) and Ernie Louttit (retired police officer and author) will share their life experiences and wisdom about systemic racism through storytelling and interactive discussion. Join us for a Coffee House on Friday night Oct 2, the Saturday sessions and a…

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Ministry and Personnel Committee 101

October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

If you have a new ministry and personnel committee, or would just like a refresher of the roles and responsibilities for this most important task, please feel free to join Tracy Murton, Pastoral Relations Minister, for one of the following Zoom workshops:  Wednesday, September 30, 7:00-8:30pm, OR Saturday, October 3, 10:00-11:30am.  Email Bev Diebert to register bdiebert@united-church.ca.  After registration, you will receive the Zoom link and the background materials. * Please use local numbers when feasible to save costs for…

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Faithfulness in Pandemic Times: Journeying with Lot’s Wife

October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 16, 2021

Together using the story of Lot’s Wife and the videos of Diane Strickland we will explore the experience of living in a pandemic as well as what it means to “be church” in these times.

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Stand by Me: Palestinian Children and Military Detention – A workshop

October 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Palestinian families live in constant awareness that Israeli soldiers could invade their house at any hour of the day or night and take a child away - often for arbitrary reasons and for an unknown length of time. Every year an average of 700 Palestinian children are arrested, mistreated, detained and prosecuted in Israel’s military court system. According Defense for Children International Palestine (a United Church partner in mission). Israel is the only country in the world that systematically prosecutes…

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

October 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Interest has been raised in having some focussed time during the Ministry Personnel Gatherings (Tuesdays, at 1:00pm).  So, for the next few weeks, these gatherings will be 90 minutes, beginning with general announcements, small group check-in (10 mins), and a focussed topic.  Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any part of the gathering that will be useful.  The schedule is as follows:  Today – creative options to connect folks on-line Upcoming topics: November 3 – creative options to connect folks…

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Regional Gathering Meeting #1

October 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The first of 2 evenings to deal with the business portion of the Annual Gathering.  Lay Delegate from each community of faith will be invited to participate in the 2 nights - October 28 and November 4, 2020 to discuss, to discern and to decide on the business presented.  Tonight's Zoom call will introduce the business matters that are to be dealt with and discussed. Each evening will start at 6:30 with a short time for set up to allow…

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November 2020

Ministry Personnel Gatherings

November 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Interest has been raised in having some focussed time during the Ministry Personnel Gatherings (Tuesdays, at 1:00pm).  So, for the next few weeks, these gatherings will be 90 minutes, beginning with general announcements, small group check-in (10 mins), and a focussed topic.  Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any part of the gathering that will be useful.  The schedule is as follows: Today – creative options to connect folks off-line . Upcoming dates: November 10 – creative ideas for…

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Regional Gathering Meeting #2

November 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The second of 2 evenings to deal with the business portion of the Annual Gathering.  Lay Delegate from each community of faith will be invited to participate in the 2 nights - October 28 and November 4, 2020 to discuss, to discern and to decide on the business presented.  Tonight's Zoom call will continue with the business matters that are to be dealt with and decisions will be made. Each evening will start at 6:30 with a short time for…

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

November 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Interest has been raised in having some focussed time during the Ministry Personnel Gatherings (Tuesdays, at 1:00pm).  So, for the next few weeks, these gatherings will be 90 minutes, beginning with general announcements, small group check-in (10 mins), and a focussed topic.  Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any part of the gathering that will be useful.  The schedule is as follows:  Today – creative options to connect folks off-line Upcoming dates: November 12 – pre-Advent retreat with Marg…

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Entering Advent in a time of Crisis: Bah Humbug or Hope-Filled Anticipation?

November 12, 2020 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ministry personnel only with Marg Janick-Grayston The advent season takes us on a journey towards Christmas, the ultimate symbol of hope, love and giving.  For many of us it has become a time for family gatherings, big feasts around the table, and the exchange of gifts and hugs.  But, with COVID, and distancing, and tiny bubbles of contact in our midst, we may feel more like Ebenezer Scrooge whose response to Christmas was “Bah Humbug” because it lacked meaning for him. …

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Entering Advent in a Time of Crisis: Bah Humbug or Hope-Filled Anticipation?

November 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Licensed Lay Worship Leaders only – with Marg Janick-Grayston The advent season takes us on a journey towards Christmas, the ultimate symbol of hope, love and giving.  For many of us it has become a time for family gatherings, big feasts around the table, and the exchange of gifts and hugs.  But, with COVID, and distancing, and tiny bubbles of contact in our midst, we may feel more like Ebenezer Scrooge whose response to Christmas was “Bah Humbug” because it…

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

November 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Interest has been raised in having some focussed time during the Ministry Personnel Gatherings (Tuesdays, at 1:00pm).  So, for the next few weeks, these gatherings will be 90 minutes, beginning with general announcements, small group check-in (10 mins), and a focussed topic.  Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any part of the gathering that will be useful.  Today – creating an online worship component exchange (sermon, prayers, music, children’s time, engaging scripture reading, etc. Please note there is a…

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Faithfulness in Pandemic Times: Journeying with Lot’s Wife

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 16, 2021

Together using the story of Lot’s Wife and the videos of Diane Strickland we will explore the experience of living in a pandemic as well as what it means to “be church” in these times.

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Advent Conversations Around the Fire: Igniting Sparks of Creative Contemplation on Hope, Peace, Joy and Love

November 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 14, 2020

$100 – $150

A zoom based retreat that offers time to reflect on advent themes around the light of a candle, express the themes creatively at a contemplative pace, and harvest deeper awareness about hope, peace, joy and love through sharing together. We will spend the first hour on zoom sharing and reflecting on stories , poems, songs, quotes, symbols, meditations and/or experiences that focus on each of the themes on separate days, followed by a couple of hours to go off and…

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

November 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Today we will be returning to the regular 60 minute length.  We will also be joined by Shawn Sandford Beck, new Recruitment Officer from St. Andrew's College. For the Advent season, we will spend time together working through the themes of hope (today), peace (Dec.1), joy (Dec. 8) and love (Dec. 15). Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any or all gatherings; be sure to have a candle nearby to light together. Join Zoom Meeting https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93146504904?pwd=SVAyLyt1YmUxRktVYnJibVpiR2h4QT09

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Health and Dental Benefit Plan Premium Increases Conversation

November 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In response to concerns raised about the significant increase in the premiums for the UCC Benefit Plan the Ministry Personnel Support Committee has set up a zoom conversation with GCO reps Alan Hall (Executive Officer for Ministry and Employment) and Kira Tarasevici (Manager of Pension & Benefits).  Anyone who would like to be part of the conversation is invited to attend the meeting.  This will be a time to hear the rationale behind the increase, to voice your concerns, and…

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Advent Conversations Around the Fire: Igniting Sparks of Creative Contemplation on Hope, Peace, Joy and Love

November 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 14, 2020

$100 – $150

A zoom based retreat that offers time to reflect on advent themes around the light of a candle, express the themes creatively at a contemplative pace, and harvest deeper awareness about hope, peace, joy and love through sharing together. We will spend the first hour on zoom sharing and reflecting on stories , poems, songs, quotes, symbols, meditations and/or experiences that focus on each of the themes on separate days, followed by a couple of hours to go off and…

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December 2020

Ministry Personnel Gatherings

December 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

For the Advent season, we will spend time together working through the themes of hope, peace (today), joy (Dec. 8) and love (Dec. 15). Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any or all gatherings; be sure to have a candle nearby to light together. Join Zoom Meeting https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93146504904?pwd=SVAyLyt1YmUxRktVYnJibVpiR2h4QT09

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Apocalyptic Christmas

December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE

A theological exploration of what the apocalypse might have to do with Christmas in a pandemic. Join the Centre for Christian Studies for this lunch-time Zoom workshop with guest Nancy Sanders. We’ll discuss the biblical and theological traditions of apocalypse, their connection to the Christmas story, and their relevance for the particularly weird season we’re heading into. There will be a presentation that will be recorded for future viewing, plus opportunities to engage with the ideas in small groups. Sessions…

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Advent Conversations Around the Fire: Igniting Sparks of Creative Contemplation on Hope, Peace, Joy and Love

December 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 14, 2020

$100 – $150

A zoom based retreat that offers time to reflect on advent themes around the light of a candle, express the themes creatively at a contemplative pace, and harvest deeper awareness about hope, peace, joy and love through sharing together. We will spend the first hour on zoom sharing and reflecting on stories , poems, songs, quotes, symbols, meditations and/or experiences that focus on each of the themes on separate days, followed by a couple of hours to go off and…

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

December 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

For the Advent season, we will spend time together working through the themes of hope, peace, joy (today) and love (Dec. 15). Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any or all gatherings; be sure to have a candle nearby to light together. Join Zoom Meeting https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93146504904?pwd=SVAyLyt1YmUxRktVYnJibVpiR2h4QT09

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Advent Conversations Around the Fire: Igniting Sparks of Creative Contemplation on Hope, Peace, Joy and Love

December 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 14, 2020

$100 – $150

A zoom based retreat that offers time to reflect on advent themes around the light of a candle, express the themes creatively at a contemplative pace, and harvest deeper awareness about hope, peace, joy and love through sharing together. We will spend the first hour on zoom sharing and reflecting on stories , poems, songs, quotes, symbols, meditations and/or experiences that focus on each of the themes on separate days, followed by a couple of hours to go off and…

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

December 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

For the Advent season, we will spend time together working through the themes of hope, peace, joy and love (today). Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any or all gatherings; be sure to have a candle nearby to light together. Join Zoom Meeting https://united-church.zoom.us/j/97402570199?pwd=U0tybFVWOXNYbTFObXBhMDg4YUE5UT09

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Faithfulness in Pandemic Times: Journeying with Lot’s Wife

December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 16, 2021

Together using the story of Lot’s Wife and the videos of Diane Strickland we will explore the experience of living in a pandemic as well as what it means to “be church” in these times.

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January 2021

Ministry Personnel Gatherings

January 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any or all gatherings; Join Zoom Meeting https://united-church.zoom.us/j/97402570199?pwd=U0tybFVWOXNYbTFObXBhMDg4YUE5UT09

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any or all gatherings; Join Zoom Meeting https://united-church.zoom.us/j/97402570199?pwd=U0tybFVWOXNYbTFObXBhMDg4YUE5UT09

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any or all gatherings; Join Zoom Meeting https://united-church.zoom.us/j/97402570199?pwd=U0tybFVWOXNYbTFObXBhMDg4YUE5UT09 Today we will be discussing ideas for Lent.

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Faithfulness in Pandemic Times: Journeying with Lot’s Wife

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 16, 2021

Together using the story of Lot’s Wife and the videos of Diane Strickland we will explore the experience of living in a pandemic as well as what it means to “be church” in these times.

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any or all gatherings. Today's topic - St. Andrew’s College updates – we will be joined by Katelyn at the library and Shawn at the recruitment desk beginning at 1:30. Join Zoom Meeting https://united-church.zoom.us/j/97402570199?pwd=U0tybFVWOXNYbTFObXBhMDg4YUE5UT09

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February 2021

Ministry Personnel Gatherings

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any or all gatherings. Join Zoom Meeting: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/97027021739 

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to attend any or all gatherings. Join Zoom Meeting: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/97027021739?pwd=WXMvQXdsMmlTRGRnT1dwVTRHSE5iUT09 

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Faithfulness in Pandemic Times: Journeying with Lot’s Wife

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 16, 2021

Together using the story of Lot’s Wife and the videos of Diane Strickland we will explore the experience of living in a pandemic as well as what it means to “be church” in these times.

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March 2021

Faithfulness in Pandemic Times: Journeying with Lot’s Wife

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 16, 2021

Together using the story of Lot’s Wife and the videos of Diane Strickland we will explore the experience of living in a pandemic as well as what it means to “be church” in these times.

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April 2021

An Imagination Pilgrimage for the Soul

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

$120 – $150

During this time when travel has become challenging, this 4 week retreat invites us to take an IMAGINARY pilgrimage across Canada, in the company of others.  As we use our imagination to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the wide open space of the prairies, to the mountains of Alberta, and the lush gardens of BC we will reflect upon ways that the natural landscapes we encounter under God’s clear blue sky might ruminate with our lives and connect us…

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Faithfulness in Pandemic Times: Journeying with Lot’s Wife

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 16, 2021

Together using the story of Lot’s Wife and the videos of Diane Strickland we will explore the experience of living in a pandemic as well as what it means to “be church” in these times.

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A Breathtaking Path to Whole HeARTed Living: Art as a Spiritual Practice

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 15, 2021

Come explore the diverse nature of spirituality that connects us with our soul, and helps us discover ways to breath in life with courage and vigor.  In this retreat we will discover our place in the universe through a mandala meditation, the power of our breath as prayer, and delve into the realms of our heart as we engage in creative processes that open up the doors to new ways of being.  Marg Janick-Grayston of Free Flow Wellness is leading…

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An Imagination Pilgrimage for the Soul

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

$120 – $150

During this time when travel has become challenging, this 4 week retreat invites us to take an IMAGINARY pilgrimage across Canada, in the company of others.  As we use our imagination to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the wide open space of the prairies, to the mountains of Alberta, and the lush gardens of BC we will reflect upon ways that the natural landscapes we encounter under God’s clear blue sky might ruminate with our lives and connect us…

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May 2021

A Breathtaking Path to Whole HeARTed Living: Art as a Spiritual Practice

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 15, 2021

Come explore the diverse nature of spirituality that connects us with our soul, and helps us discover ways to breath in life with courage and vigor.  In this retreat we will discover our place in the universe through a mandala meditation, the power of our breath as prayer, and delve into the realms of our heart as we engage in creative processes that open up the doors to new ways of being.  Marg Janick-Grayston of Free Flow Wellness is leading…

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An Imagination Pilgrimage for the Soul

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

$120 – $150

During this time when travel has become challenging, this 4 week retreat invites us to take an IMAGINARY pilgrimage across Canada, in the company of others.  As we use our imagination to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the wide open space of the prairies, to the mountains of Alberta, and the lush gardens of BC we will reflect upon ways that the natural landscapes we encounter under God’s clear blue sky might ruminate with our lives and connect us…

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Ministry & Personnel Committee 101

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Back by popular demand!  If you have a new ministry and personnel committee, or would just like a refresher of the roles and responsibilities plus insights from the wellness survey for this most important task, please feel free to join Tracy Murton, Pastoral Relations Minister, for one of the following Zoom workshops:  Wednesday, May 5, 7:00-8:30pm, OR Saturday, May 8, 10:00-11:30am.  Email Bev Diebert to register bdiebert@united-church.ca.  After registration, you will receive the Zoom link and the background materials.

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Ministry & Personnel Committee 101

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Back by popular demand!  If you have a new ministry and personnel committee, or would just like a refresher of the roles and responsibilities plus insights from the wellness survey for this most important task, please feel free to join Tracy Murton, Pastoral Relations Minister, for one of the following Zoom workshops:  Wednesday, May 5, 7:00-8:30pm, OR Saturday, May 8, 10:00-11:30am.  Email Bev Diebert to register bdiebert@united-church.ca.  After registration, you will receive the Zoom link and the background materials.

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A Breathtaking Path to Whole HeARTed Living: Art as a Spiritual Practice

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 15, 2021

Come explore the diverse nature of spirituality that connects us with our soul, and helps us discover ways to breath in life with courage and vigor.  In this retreat we will discover our place in the universe through a mandala meditation, the power of our breath as prayer, and delve into the realms of our heart as we engage in creative processes that open up the doors to new ways of being.  Marg Janick-Grayston of Free Flow Wellness is leading…

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An Imagination Pilgrimage for the Soul

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

$120 – $150

During this time when travel has become challenging, this 4 week retreat invites us to take an IMAGINARY pilgrimage across Canada, in the company of others.  As we use our imagination to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the wide open space of the prairies, to the mountains of Alberta, and the lush gardens of BC we will reflect upon ways that the natural landscapes we encounter under God’s clear blue sky might ruminate with our lives and connect us…

Find out more »

A Breathtaking Path to Whole HeARTed Living: Art as a Spiritual Practice

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 15, 2021

Come explore the diverse nature of spirituality that connects us with our soul, and helps us discover ways to breath in life with courage and vigor.  In this retreat we will discover our place in the universe through a mandala meditation, the power of our breath as prayer, and delve into the realms of our heart as we engage in creative processes that open up the doors to new ways of being.  Marg Janick-Grayston of Free Flow Wellness is leading…

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Faithfulness in Pandemic Times: Journeying with Lot’s Wife

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 16, 2021

Together using the story of Lot’s Wife and the videos of Diane Strickland we will explore the experience of living in a pandemic as well as what it means to “be church” in these times.

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June 2021

Residential School circle

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

An opportunity to hear the personal story of Residential School from Rev. Deb Anderson -Pratt   Here is the Zoom link: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/99987364001?pwd=Zkd0U2xxa3hDbmoxeHEyeEVMVE1lUT09  

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Re-open Step 3 Q&A

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Understanding the implications for the removal of COVID restrictions can be time-consuming and confusing.  Join Tricia Gerhard and Tracy Murton for a question and answer session about some of the things to take into consideration as you make decisions for your community of faith.  This opportunity will be open to lay leaders and ministry personnel.  Any questions, contact Tracy Murton at tmurton@united-church.ca. Step 3 link: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/96498886972?pwd=bkNKRm9CR0pZb3FmUVdvRndpMjR0QT09

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Faithfulness in Pandemic Times: Journeying with Lot’s Wife

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 16, 2021

Together using the story of Lot’s Wife and the videos of Diane Strickland we will explore the experience of living in a pandemic as well as what it means to “be church” in these times.

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to join your colleagues for unstructured collegial support. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/98378959397?pwd=QVE2RVhWellYd0JwZGJFc1NiMEJ3Zz09

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July 2021

Ministry Personnel Gatherings

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2021

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to join your colleagues for unstructured collegial support. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/98378959397?pwd=QVE2RVhWellYd0JwZGJFc1NiMEJ3Zz09

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2021

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to join your colleagues for unstructured collegial support. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/98378959397?pwd=QVE2RVhWellYd0JwZGJFc1NiMEJ3Zz09

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2021

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to join your colleagues for unstructured collegial support. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/98378959397?pwd=QVE2RVhWellYd0JwZGJFc1NiMEJ3Zz09

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2021

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to join your colleagues for unstructured collegial support. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/98378959397?pwd=QVE2RVhWellYd0JwZGJFc1NiMEJ3Zz09

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August 2021

Ministry Personnel Gatherings

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2021

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to join your colleagues for unstructured collegial support. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/98378959397?pwd=QVE2RVhWellYd0JwZGJFc1NiMEJ3Zz09

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2021

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to join your colleagues for unstructured collegial support. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/98378959397?pwd=QVE2RVhWellYd0JwZGJFc1NiMEJ3Zz09

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2021

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to join your colleagues for unstructured collegial support. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/98378959397?pwd=QVE2RVhWellYd0JwZGJFc1NiMEJ3Zz09

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2021

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to join your colleagues for unstructured collegial support. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/98378959397?pwd=QVE2RVhWellYd0JwZGJFc1NiMEJ3Zz09

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2021

Ministry Personnel are warmly invited to join your colleagues for unstructured collegial support. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/98378959397?pwd=QVE2RVhWellYd0JwZGJFc1NiMEJ3Zz09

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September 2021

Ministry Personnel Gathering

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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Ministry Personnel Gathering

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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Zoom Gathering for Young Adults (18-35 yrs)

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

ALL ARE TRULY WELCOME 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 6:30pm a safe space for open-minded, faith-based and engaging conversation. Contact Rev. Laura Fouhse for the ZOOM link: Text 306-291-5838 E-mail laura@mcclureunitedchurch.org

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Leaders Q & A on COVID Guidelines

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Some communities of faith and church leadership have been asking whether communities of faith may set rules around COVID vaccinations for members and others who participate in church activities on site. Cynthia Gunn, Legal Counsel for The United Church of Canada, has prepared a Q&A resource to help communities of faith discern how they will deal with this issue.  Click here to have a look. As cases continue to rise in Saskatchewan, we would strongly recommend the use of masks…

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Ministry Personnel Gathering

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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Ministry Personnel Gathering

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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Church Websites (Practically Prophetic Webinar)

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Church Websites…maybe it’s time to ditch the fax machine? Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 7pm (Online Zoom meeting) Register: https://form.jotform.com/212507183299258 Download Poster (pdf): https://livingskiesrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Church-Website-Description-Practically-Sept-2021.pdf According to entirely un-scientific poll results that we just made up, just over 117% of all people check out churches online before they ever walk through the sanctuary door. But really, websites are the primary way for churches today to communicate, connect, and invite people into a faith community. Not having a website today is like not…

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October 2021

Ministry Personnel Gathering

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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Zoom Gathering for Young Adults (18-35 yrs)

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

ALL ARE TRULY WELCOME 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 6:30pm a safe space for open-minded, faith-based and engaging conversation. Contact Rev. Laura Fouhse for the ZOOM link: Text 306-291-5838 E-mail laura@mcclureunitedchurch.org

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Ministry Personnel Gatherings

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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VAM Gathering (VAM – Voluntary Associated Minister)

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join with other Voluntary Associate Ministers for a time of conversation and support hosted by the Committee on Ministry Personnel Support. Join Zoom Meeting https://united-church.zoom.us/j/92324919235?pwd=dDFZNDhYSXEzNTF2Q1dwZmlNVWladz09      

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Ministry Personnel Gathering

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing.  Mitchell Anderson and Jordan Cantwell, will join today, as members of the GCE to provide some background to the changes to the benefits plan for active ministry personnel and provide an opportunity to ask questions. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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Zoom Gathering for Young Adults (18-35 yrs)

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

ALL ARE TRULY WELCOME 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 6:30pm a safe space for open-minded, faith-based and engaging conversation. Contact Rev. Laura Fouhse for the ZOOM link: Text 306-291-5838 E-mail laura@mcclureunitedchurch.org

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Ministry Personnel Gathering

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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November 2021

Ministry Personnel Gathering

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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Zoom Gathering for Young Adults (18-35 yrs)

November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

ALL ARE TRULY WELCOME 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 6:30pm a safe space for open-minded, faith-based and engaging conversation. Contact Rev. Laura Fouhse for the ZOOM link: Text 306-291-5838 E-mail laura@mcclureunitedchurch.org

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M&P Committee Refresher

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Whether you are new to the work of the M&P Committee or have been offering this service for years, it is always valuable to remember what the responsibilities of an M&P Committee might be, if there are any new resources out there, and generally how to offer the most effective support for the ministry personnel and staff in your Community of Faith.  Hosted on Zoom by Tracy Murton, Pastoral Relations Minister, this 90 minute conversation will answer your questions and…

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Sask UCC Women’s Network AGM

November 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Saskatchewan United Church of Canada Women’s Network will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Zoom (free) on Sunday, November 7 at 3 p.m.  All women within the Regional Council are welcome to take part, but they MUST pre-register with Mary Mohn at d.mohn@sasktel.net .  The link to the meeting will be send closer to the actual date.  

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Ministry Personnel Gathering

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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M&P Committee Refresher

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Whether you are new to the work of the M&P Committee or have been offering this service for years, it is always valuable to remember what the responsibilities of an M&P Committee might be, if there are any new resources out there, and generally how to offer the most effective support for the ministry personnel and staff in your Community of Faith.  Hosted on Zoom by Tracy Murton, Pastoral Relations Minister, this 90 minute conversation will answer your questions and…

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Ministry Personnel Gathering

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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Zoom Gathering for Young Adults (18-35 yrs)

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

ALL ARE TRULY WELCOME 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 6:30pm a safe space for open-minded, faith-based and engaging conversation. Contact Rev. Laura Fouhse for the ZOOM link: Text 306-291-5838 E-mail laura@mcclureunitedchurch.org

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Ministry Personnel Gathering

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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Ministry Personnel Gathering

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join your ministry colleagues over Zoom for conversation, support and information sharing. Join the Zoom meeting at: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/93029449326?pwd=TDZaVlRJMytRcHRsV2ZQUE8wTGxzZz09

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December 2021

Zoom Gathering for Young Adults (18-35 yrs)

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

ALL ARE TRULY WELCOME 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 6:30pm a safe space for open-minded, faith-based and engaging conversation. Contact Rev. Laura Fouhse for the ZOOM link: Text 306-291-5838 E-mail laura@mcclureunitedchurch.org

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