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500th anniversary of Reformation

The 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther's posting his 95 theses is October 31, 2017. Luther's act was a pivotal event in beginning the Reformation Era and the start of Protestant Churches. Thanks to Rev. Greg Wooley and a few others, below are some links to resources...

Five fundraising questions and other Stewardship news

By Kathryn Hofley As some of you know, I spend July and August at our family cottage in Redditt, ON, 25 km north of Kenora.  For the last nine years the wonderful folks at Kenora's Knox United Church have welcomed me into their building where I set up my office and...

General Council seeks Boundaries Commission members

The General Council is seeking seven to nine people to be part of a Boundaries Commission that will determine the number and boundaries of the future regions of The United Church of Canada that would form part of the three-council model.  It is seeking well-respected...

Yamashita available to speak on Kenya Pilgrimage

By Kathy Yamashita Summer 2017 is atypically hot and there doesn’t seem to be a respite coming soon. Here in Lethbridge the temperature has been hovering around 30 degrees centigrade which is too hot to leave pets or children in the car. This heat reminds me of my...

Okotoks Church celebrates 100 years

On June 25th, Okotoks United Church celebrated their 100th anniversary of serving God in the Okotoks area.  Alberta and Northwest Conference's President, Dr. Kathy Yamashita was present. Part of Dr. Yamashita's talk focused on the coming changes to the United Church's...

Recent Remit Results

A July 5 letter from the United Church of Canada's General Secretary Nora Sanders on the results of voting on Remits 1 to 4 regarding church restructuring. Congregations and Presbyteries took part in the voting.  Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Greetings from the...

Intercultural Summer Bible Camp in Edmonton

Intercultural Summer Bible Camp: Children 5-12 years of age welcome. Tuesday, July 11  to Friday, July 14 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Snacks and lunch provided Location: Korean United Church    9624-74 Ave NW, Edmonton. Theme: Hero Central -- Discover Your Strength in God....

Banff Men’s Conference set for October 13-15

The 63rd Banff Men's Conference takes place October 13 - 15 at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre.  The Keynote speaker is Dr. David Long of King's University, Edmonton and music leadership will be provided by Rev. Blaine Gregg and Colin Bonneau. Head over...

Pride in Lethbridge

As Lethbridge prepared for its June 24th Pride Parade, colorful sidewalks were defaced by vandals. Conference President Dr. Kathryn Yamashita wrote to the Lethbridge Herald in support of those hurt by the vandals. Kathy also participated in Lethbridge's Pride Parade. ...

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