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Minister reCall: Time Apart for Ministry Personnel

May 8 - 9, 2018  Edmonton, Alberta Minister reCall: Time Apart for Ministry Personnel Time to meet and connect with colleagues in ministry; time to hear from engaging speakers; time to participate in inspiring and meaningful worship. At the 2015 Conference Meeting, it...

Humboldt and a Hope with Holes

By Matthew Heesing Like many of you, the tragedy of Humboldt is on my mind. I’ve also been wondering what to say in response. Every week, as a Christian minister, I stand up in the midst of the assembly and attempt to articulate how the sacred intersects with our...

Youth Camp set for June 8 to 10

“Live Your Dash” YOUTH CAMP RETREAT 2018 led by Regional Youth Council from Calgary EARLY-BIRD COST (by April 30th): $175 LATE-REGISTRATION COST (absolutely no later than May 20th): $225 Subsidies available if needed CAMP BEGINS: Friday, June 8th at 7 pm CAMP ENDS:...

Worship Resources for Conference Sunday – May 13, 2018

 While the ANW Conference meets in Sherwood Park next month, congregations can also follow the same theme for Sunday Worship on May 13. Please find available to you worship resources in Word and PDF format. A sermon is also expected to be available by mid-April. May...

Technology Use Options report helps future planning

For many of us, opting to have meetings electronically makes good common sense — Electronic meetings can save money, time and travel. It’s no wonder then that the United Church of Canada is encouraging electronic meetings as it transitions from a four to a three court...

How to support regulation of counselling in Alberta

By Nicole Imgrund  (Nicole is a United Church minister who is also a Counselling Therapist in Edmonton) I am writing to you on behalf of over 3500 Counselling Therapists in Alberta. We have been working with the government for years to regulate the profession of...

Kathy Yamashita reports on Remit implementation plans

By Dr. Kathy Yamashita, Conference President In February I attended a meeting of Conference Presidents and Leading Elders at Church House in Toronto. Our group heard about the plans to implement the remit changes to our church governance, pending the approval of the...

New Staffing Model for Regional Councils

As the transition to a three-council governance for the United Church of Canada continues, the Boundaries’ Commission’s final report on February 27th proposes dividing the current area of Alberta and Northwest Conference into two regions. Region 2 is the area north of...

Strathdees tour Alberta and Saskatchewan

Jean and Jim Strathdee will tour Alberta and Saskatchewan in April 2018.  They are internationaly-honoured song writers, worship leaders and concert artists and their music offers hope and encouragement with songs of love, justice and healing for the Earth. They will...

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