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April 2, 2019

In this Newsletter...

• Staff List for Chinook Winds
• Spring Luncheon for Retirees on April 10
•  Registration for Regional Gathering will be available shortly

Spring Luncheon for Retirees
By Wilma Clark and Bob Mutlow

Calling all retired ministers and their partners in Chinook Winds Region!

Retired Ministers in the Calgary area (including Didsbury and High River) have been gathering for lunch and friendship for many years in April and October. The more the merrier! Just RSVP!
    Calgary retired ministers and partners have met for many years for lunch and friendship in April and October. We have ministers from Didsbury to High River regularly, so the more the merrier!  Just please RSVP.
    Spring is here!   Time to gather! We invite all retired ministers and partners to our Spring Luncheon gathering on April 10, 2019, Noon, Lakeview United Church, 3023 – 63 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB (Glenmore Trail, South on Crowchild Trail, 1st right on 63 Avenue)
LUNCH PROVIDED (suggested donation $15)
Guest Speaker: Rev. Joel Den Haan, Community of Faith support/Strategy Consultant for Chinook Winds Region. Joel will present on how has the United Church  changed........
how will the Retired Ministers and Spouses fit in?”
Please RSVP by April 8th to: or call 403-620-3842. Looking forward to seeing you all,
Chinook Winds Region Staff List
Below is a contact list for staff who are working with the Chinook Winds Region. Some staff are full-time; some are part-time, some are serving more than one region.

Executive Minister:    
Doug Goodwin 
Tel: (604) 431-0434
(effective June 24, the Executive Minister will be Treena Duncan)
Executive Assistant:  Mauricio Araujo   Tel: (604) 431-0434 Ext. 302

Pastoral Relations Minister:   Lee Spice        Tel: 403-306-0192  ext. 1

Office of Vocation: Brenda Fawkes    Tel: (604) 431-0434

Community of Faith Support/Strategy Consultant: Joel Den Haan     Tel: 403-933-7229 Cell: 403-317-0593

Program Support and Administration support: Chris Mah Poy   Tel: 403-306-0192  Ext. 2  

Communications: Shelley Den Haan

Archivist: Leanne Templeton (Located at Provincial Archives, Edmonton)  Tel: 780-427-8687

Also, the Chinook Winds Region Office in Okotoks now has a local number. It is 403-306-0192.  The Mailing Address is Box 98 Okotoks, AB T1S 1A4. Location is at Okotoks United Church, 43 Riverside Dr. Okotoks, AB.
Online Registration available shortly
Online Registration will be available in the next few days for the first Annual Gathering of the Chinook Winds Region in Lethbridge Alberta.
Those who attend the Regional Gathering are the elected regional representatives for their
Community of Faiths and Ministry Personnel within Chinook Winds Region. An e-newsletter will go out specifically about registering for the Regional Gathering. Registrants can also order Born of Wind and Spirit t-shirts
   Also, a Youth Gathering is planned to run alongside the Gathering for those in grades 6 to 12. That registration will also be available shortly.
  In the meantime, you'll find information from the Hosting Committee HERE: Gathering's Schedule and Planning Committee HERE
Remembering Rev. Gerrit deVries

    Reverend Gerrit "Jerry" deVries of Rimbey, AB, passed away on  February 13, 2019, at the age of 89 years. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 6 at Rimbey United Chuch at 1 pm.  More on Jerry deVries HERE
Let us know your Community
of Faith’s Regional Representatives

Last month, we put out a request for Communities of Faith/Pastoral Charges to let us know their elected Regional Representatives. We've heard back from about 70 per cent of the Communities.   
    If you've not done so yet, you can fill out the Regional Representative Update Form HERE
    Regional Representatives will commit to keeping up on Regional news and information and will attend the Chinook Winds General Meeting from June 7-8, 2019 in Lethbridge.

Calling All Healing Pathway Practitioners
     If you have been trained in the Healing Pathway, the Chinook Winds Healing Pathway group would love to hear from you. Purpose: to connect and support groups and individuals, share ideas, and promote healing
within our congregations in the Chinook Winds Region. Please email the name of your congregation and a contact name and email address to
      For more information, please visit the Healing Pathway website:
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Symons Valley Church Presents "No Body Like Jimmy"
     For four days each spring Symons Valley United Church, Calgary, is transformed into a Dinner Theatre setting!  For 2019, our Symons Valley Players will present their 23rd production: “No Body Like Jimmy.”  The show runs May 2-5, 2019.
Tickets available at:
Other News & Job Postings

Women in Ministry Lunch.  Gather with colleagues for lunch and conversation on the first Thursday of each month at 1 pm. This month - April 4th - we’ll meet at Cravings Market - 7207 Fairmount Drive SE  in Calgary. All those in paid accountable ministry are welcome - active, retained, retired, student. Please let Nancy Nourse know if you can attend 403 797 0252 or

Lakeview United Church seeks Summer Student:
STEP Summer Student, to work on Community Programs and assist in the church office. Paid position, up to 35 hours per week, May to August 2019.  Deadline to apply April 15. For further information: go to or email  Phone: 403-242-5760

Affirming Leaders Day - Calgary, April 6, 2019, Join us for a chance to re-energize our individual and collective Affirming journeys through this fun and interactive one-day gathering. All individuals, clergy, staff, committee members, and volunteers from any faith background or denomination are welcome to attend. Let's grow and connect alongside others! Special guest Austen Hartke - author of Transforming: The Bible and The Lives of Transgender Christians!
Tickets here

Foothills United Church seeks Accompanist.  Foothills United Church currently has a contract position open for an accompanist for Sunday morning worship services and occasional special services. Please go to  to see the full job description. To apply for this position, please email your resume to  Attention:  M&P Committee

“Catch the Light” Solar Panel Initiative. An early Earth Day Celebration on Sat Apr 20 to learn more about the solar panel initiative of Deer Park United Church, Calgary, and solar energy in general. Also a fundraiser. 5pm - sunset. Deer Park United Church, 77 Deerpoint Road SE, Calgary, AB 

New dates for United-in-Learning's Personal and Professional Boundaries for Church Leaders. These courses meet the requirements for mandatory training in the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy for Ministry Personnel and Licensed Lay Worship Leaders.
 Boundaries Refresher Finances & Gifts, May 17
Introduction to Boundaries, May 4
Boundaries Refresher Social Media, May 9
       More Information and Registration HERE
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