Rev. Karen E. Toole – Launch of Reflections
December 7 – 7:00 p.m.
This is a collection of columns (1994-2001) which first appeared on the faith page of the Winnipeg Free Press. They were meant to be invitations to look again, to pause, to dig deeper, and reflect on the small moments and memories, and big questions; the personal and public events that might be missed. Thus the invitation to reflect and see in our lives the spirit of meanings and matterings. In what we name to be ordinary, there is the extraordinary, in the natural the miracle, and in the secular the sacred.
Come and See, 2017
April 18-28, 2017
Come and See, 2017 is an opportunity to travel the beautiful land of Palestine/Israel….experiencing the places where Jesus lived and taught. Visit the holy sites in Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and the Galilee. Learn about the extraordinary resilience of the Palestinian people living under occupation. Meet United Church of Canada partners – Jewish, Muslim and Christian, who are working non-violently for peace, justice and human rights. (Sponsored by British Columbia Conference) See the poster for further details and how to register.
>> Advent 2016
Four Important Remit Updates Aim to Provide Clarity on the Proposals before the Church
Some new (and some revised) material is available on GC42.ca/remits for pastoral charge boards/councils and presbyteries as they deliberate on the eight remits now before the church. Read more . . .
Winnipeg Presbytery Minister
>> October Verses
Explorer Project 2017
Looking for young adults seeking to explore their faith and get a hands-on taste of the church elsewhere in Canada! The Explorer Project is a 3-month exchange where young adults, active in the church, can “test their ministry wings.” Participants may be considering but are not required to have intentions of pursuing ministry. For more information, see info poster attached, or contact Shannon McCarthy at email@example.com and/or Katie VanKoughnet at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: November 27th.
>> Explorer Project Information Poster
>> Explorer Project Application Form
Our Conference is also seeking Host Sites for Explorers from other conferences. If you think your church and minister would make a great host for an Explorer, or if you have any questions about what it entails, please contact Shannon McCarthy.
>> November 14, 2016 Edition
Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice
At St. Paul’s College
>> November, 2016 Edition
Yours, Mine, Ours: Unravelling the Doctrine of Discovery
As many of you know, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called all churches to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery (Call to Action #49). In response, Mennonite Church Canada brought together over 40 Indigenous and Settler authors, artists, and activists to ponder what the Doctrine is, why the Church needs to repudiate such, and how we can ‘put flesh’ on that repudiation. The result is Yours, Mine, Ours: Unravelling the Doctrine of Discovery, a 164 page magazine that will stir conversation and action (study guide included). If you, your circle, or church community are interested in picking up a copy, please see the attached poster for more information or go click here
>> Yours, Mine, Ours