New United Church Ministers! ANW, United Church of Canada

New United Church Ministers!

With the theme, Being Faithful in a Time of Great Change, the 85th Meeting of Alberta and Northwest Conference took place May 10-13 at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park, AB, with 313 registered delegates.

The photo gallery below tells in images and captions many of the events of the three and half day meeting. The 150 lay delegates and 163 ministry personnel who gathered heard reports on the Church’s work at each level, worked on proposals in preparation for the July 2018 General Council meeting and the Church’s re-organization. Highlights included reports from the Living into Right Relations Standing Committee and the Intercultural Committee. The meeting wrapped up with the Celebration of Ministry Worship Service where new ministers were ordained, commissioned or admitted to the United Church and retiring ministers were honoured.  Full videos of the 2018 Celebration of Ministry’s are HERE.

The Conference meeting elected the following people whose names will be forwarded to the General Council Nominating Committee. Elected as nominees to the Board of Vocation were Anna Constantin, Adam Hall, Andrew Kinoti Lairenge, Murray Speer, and Wayne Youngward. Elected as nominees to the Executive of the Denominational Council were Britt Aerhart, Deborah Hoekstra, Stuart Jackson, Kimberley Roy,  and Paul Douglas Walfall.

For best viewing of photos in larger format, please click on one photo to enlarge and then use arrows at photo’s side to scroll through images of the Conference’s 85th meeting.