Draft Executive Meeting Minutes – August 25, 2015

Draft Executive Meeting Minutes – August 25, 2015

A Deacon’s Musing|Syria

It has been an interesting last few weeks as I have transitioned back from time away to work and blogging. One of the gifts and challenges, which I have received from more than one regular reader of A Deacon’s Musing, has been about the Syrian refugee crisis. Particularly, whether or not I would be musing Read more…

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Workshop – October 30, 2015

Affirming Ministry

What is AI? AI offers an alternative to the deficit based ‘problem solving’ paradigm that is so widely used in our churches and organisations.  The AI paradigm sees the church as a mystery that should be embraced as a community of believers with infinite imagination, infinite capacity and potential.  This makes all the difference as Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing|Trust & Hope

Hope can exist without trust, but trust cannot exist without hope. I think this leads to a very difficult set of assumptions and – especially in context of change –reveals a stark set of implications. Most of which are too often life-draining and – in respect to faith communities – can be soul-devouring. As many Read more…

Advisory on Partisan Political Activities

Advisory on Partisan Political Activities Since we are in an election period, we remind registered charities that they are prohibited from devoting any of their resources to partisan political activities. A partisan political activity is one that involves the direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, any political party at any time, whether during Read more…

Stewardship is a Way of Life Workshop – November 13 & 14, 2015

Affirming Ministry

Stewardship is a Way of Life Workshop – November 13, & 14, 2015 Everyone is invited to attend a special Stewardship Workshop being held on November 13 and 14 at Westworth United Church (1750 Grosvenor Ave., Winnipeg). Learn to tell your story through narrative budgets Adopt stewardship in worship, learning and serving Complete the circle Read more…

Exciting Offer to All United Churches

Affirming Ministry

It is with excitement that we share recent news from the the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario as it celebrates the completion of a national initiative in respect to a WordPress website project. We are just as exuberant to share it as our Sisters and Brothers gather in Corner Brook, NFLD on the first Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing|Online

Funny … this last blog until September is called ‘Online’ even though I will be going offline for a bit … irony? 🙂 I have been musing about lots of things as I move toward a time of Sabbath and study, for which I am VERY enthusiastic about what lies ahead in August. Though there Read more…

A Deacon’s Musing|Revival

“That felt just like Revival!” she said to me during that in-between-time that is a United Church of Canada fellowship gathering.

Clothing Request from Pilot Mound UC

Winnipeg Presbytery has received a request for an individual or church group to receive delivery of used clothes, sort the clothes and to distribute them to Siloam Mission as well as other missions in the city. The clothes are delivered (free of charge) four times a year from Pilot Mound United Church. The person in Read more…

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