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Conference Youth Retreat in Photos

The Youth Retreat for Alberta and Northwest Conference took place on June 2-4 with 90 youth and leaders  from Vermillion, Grimshaw, Leduc, Red Deer, Edmonton and Calgary.  The Camp took place at Rivers Edge Camp near Sundre and was presented in conjunction with...

JUNE IS ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH

By Cecile Fausak Now is the time for congregations to make a special effort to live out apologies to Indigenous Peoples, to celebrate their culture and contributions, to respond to the 94 Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and to be...

Parting Words from the top of a Spruce Tree

By Paul Walfall Two years ago at the 84th meeting of Alberta and Northwest Conference, I borrowed words from Stephen Covey in my election speech. I indicated to the gathering that for me the leader is the one who will climb the tallest Spruce tree to look out and to...

McDougall Society looks to future after devastating fire

Days after a May 22nd fire destroyed the 142-year-old McDougall Memorial United Church west of Calgary, the McDougall Stoney Mission Society is encouraged by people’s support and generosity to look towards the future. Mission Society Secretary Sarah Harvey says one...

Symposium on Race & Discrimination coming in October

A Conversation about Race, Discrimination and the Mission of The United Church of Canada - October 4-6, 2017 Registration goes online on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 The Alberta and Northwest Conference (ANWC) of The United Church of Canada will be having a two-day symposium...

We Are Not Alone; No Longer Separated

By Rev. Kimberly Roy A couple months ago a parishioner, Dawn, and I visited Jasper United Church for a pastoral oversight visit. The oversight visit was the "one year" visit for the church as Rev. Nancy Monteith has graciously served them for just over a year. Our...

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