Calgary Presbytery’s Learning Day will take place Saturday, October 27 at Lakeview United Church. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. You can register online HERE or download and mail in a PDF Registration form: 2018 Learning Day Registration Form

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8:45 am                        Registration, Hello, Coffee/Tea/Muffins

9:15 am                        Gathering

9:30 to 11:30 am          Plenary Session

11:30 to 12:30             Lunch                        Book Table                        Networking

12:30 to 2:30 pm         Workshops            and            Goodbye


9:30 to 11:30 am            Plenary Session

Life in Region 3 as of January 1st, 2019

W o r k s h o p s

12:30 to 2:30 pm            Choose One

• Alberta Land Trust

• M & P 101

• Right Relations Conversation – Talking Circle

• Stewardship Buzz!  6 steps to take right now!

9:30 to 11:30 am     Life in Region 3: Chinook Winds Region

As of January 1, 2019, presbytery and conference will no longer exist and we will be in a regional governance model. You probably wonder just how that will affect congregational life, especially with respect to pastoral relations, assessments, trustees, and much more.

The Interim Commission has been working at getting things organized for a January 1st start-up. Some of the Commissioners, along with Earl Reaburn who will work in Region 2, will be present to offer an overview, and to answer any questions and comments you may have.

Book TableThere will be a Resource Table from the United Church Distribution Centre available with a wide variety of titles and merchandise.

12:30 to 2:30 pm Choices

The United Church of Canada Alberta Land Trust at Work For Your Church: How Does This Trust Thing Work, Anyway?

The United Church of Canada Alberta Land Trust is a straightforward solution suited to maintaining United Church mission in local communities, even when congregations deal with major change. Using a series of case studies, participants will walk through a range of property options for local congregations in various situations, in order to identify the strengths and challenges involved.  The seminar will also show how congregations can work collaboratively with the Land Trust to build a plan together, and what specific steps are needed to implement an agreement.

Facilitator Rev Joel Den Haan is principal of his own consulting firm, Director of Regional Ministries with St Andrew’s United Church, and Coordinator of The United Church of Canada Alberta Land Trust.  With some 13 years experience as Alberta and Northwest Conference Regional Staff, and 6 years consulting experience working with churches and non-profits across the country, Joel has experienced the full range of successes and challenges involved with implementing solutions to congregational mission and capital planning.  Joel will share some of what has been learned to assist seminar participants in understanding the options available for growing, sustainable local mission.

M&P 101

Your last opportunity to spend time with Earl Reaburn, talking about pastoral relations, and especially what the “new” system will entail.

Facilitated by Earl Reaburn, Alberta & NW Conference Personnel Minister

After 20 years of pastoral ministry, Earl undertook the position of Personnel Minister. Over the past many years he has supported congregations, pastoral charges and presbyteries in creating healthy and faithful environments in which the ministry of all people is nurtured and shared.

Right Relations Conversation – Talking Circle

The Reconciliation Path has many windings and turnings, but we need to keep the conversation open, respectful and ongoing.

Elder Shirley Shingoose Dufour will facilitate a Talking Circle. She is a survivor of the Indian Residential School at Birtle, Manitoba. Her main focus in this conversation will be loss, grief and healing.

Stewardship Buzz!  6 steps to take right now!

6 steps to take this year that will inspire and get that ball rolling!

How’s your annual budget doing?

Would you like your congregation to be vital, sustainable and abundant?  Me too!

Does some expert coaching around “Whole Life Stewardship” sound good to you?

Join Jane Harding and Kathryn Hofley for a Roundtable discussion about Whole Life Stewardship that will take us into the next decade and find out what those 6 steps are.

Jane Harding and Kathryn Hofley are the Financial Development Officers for The United Church of Canada, currently serving BC Conference and the Prairie Region.  Their job is to help congregations experience vitality, abundance and financial health. They work with congregations and other church organizations providing leadership, resources and practical and professional assistance through assessment, planning and implementation of Stewardship and Planned Giving programs. They also work with individuals who are inspired to leave a legacy through a planned gift to any area of the church, including their congregation.