The Walk for Common Ground.
Between May 30-June 14, The Walk for Common Ground is journeying through Treaty 6 (Edmonton) and Treaty 7 (Calgary), bringing Indigenous, unionist, and Church friends together for conversations. Some of the treaty talk evening events are being hosted by United Churches enroute: Leduc, Wetaskiwin, Bowden, Carstairs. Find more information here: https://www.treatytalk.com/
Right Relations Groups in Calgary area.
Right Relations Groups from a few United Churches in Calgary have been meeting every two months since the start of the year, to share about Right Relations Initiatives in their congregations and support each other on the journey. Where possible, they are happy to collaborate and work together, rather than each trying to duplicate the same activities in different churches. They have benefited from the leadership and guidance of Tony Snow with the Urban Indigenous Circle. They have committed to continue the last Sunday of the month in May, September, November, January and March. Each time, a different church has volunteered to host.
The next meeting will be held Sunday May 26th at Woodcliff United Church starting at 12:30pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
in order to plan for refreshments. All are welcome to join us on this journey.
Being Good Relations Circle for Chinook Winds Region.
Within Alberta and Northwest Conference, there was a Living into Right Relations Standing Committee. It supported communities of faith who were interested in building respectful relations between Indigenous, and settler and immigrant peoples for over 15 years. This work is being continued by the Being Good Relations Circle. If you are attending the Regional Meeting in Lethbridge, you are invited to connect with the Circle Friday, June 7 at lunch time. Otherwise, you can reach Mary Shearer at 403 609 0690 or email Mary email@example.com
An invitation to the Rev. Pat Dyson’s retirement celebration.
Rev Pat Dyson, minister at St. Paul's United Church in Trochu, is retiring. A celebration in her honour will be held at Trochu Arboretum and Gardens on Saturday, June 15, 2019, between 2pm - 4pm. The Trochu Arboretum and Gardens have both indoor and outdoor venues. Members of former Red Deer Presbytery are invited to attend. If you have a special picture, story or message for the scrapbook you are invited to bring them. Contributions are welcomed. Please contact Donna Anderson for additional details by email
or by phone at 403 442 2576.
The former Conference Student Bursary Fund is now called the Alberta Chinook Winds and Northern Spirit Regions Student Bursary Fund.
This past year a total of $7,600 was given to those who applied for bursaries. You will find an update from the Bursary Committee and an Appeal Leader for congregations HERE
Wild Rose United Church, Calgary, is seeking a transitional minister.
The position will commence on July 1, 2019. For details please see: http://wildroseunited.ca
Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulpit Supply or Short-Term Appointments.
Chinook Winds Region is hoping to constitute a list of persons interested in pulpit supply or short-term appointments. Please indicate whether you are OM, DM, DLM or Licensed Lay Worship Leader. Please contact Lee Spice: LSpice@united-church.ca