Grounding: Ecology, Faith, Hope

An event in Bracebridge, Ontario, May 24-25, 2018, for thoughtful people of faith who know that to live an effective response to today’s ecological crisis we must continue… renewing our hope, renewing our stories, renewing our theology, renewing our imagination…. Click here to download flyer.

Discovery: A Comic Lament

Some United Church members in Waterloo Region have been involved in bringing the play “Discovery: A Comic Lament” to our area.  This play is about the Doctrine of Discovery, the legal framework that justified seizure of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples. It offers both comic and challenging glimpses into the dishonourable white settler takeover of traditional native lands and nudges us to question our stories with honesty and integrity. It will be performed at 4 locations in Waterloo Region from May 31 to June 3. Click  here to download poster

Licensed Lay Worship Leader program offered by the Centre for Practical Theology and the United Church Council of Middlesex Presbytery

A Four Weekend Unit program for those seeking preparation for Licensed Lay Worship Leadership and/or those seeking to further deepen their skills in Worship Leadership. Click here to download flyer.

September 14-16, 2018: Text and Context

March 1-3, 2019: Practical Application

July 12-14, 2019: The Art of Worship Leadership

September 13-15, 2019: Worship and Reflection

Friday 7 pm to Sunday- 3 pm (sharp)

Location: IVEY SPENCER LEADERSHIP CENTRE (551 Windermere Road, London)

Together, we will explore Scripture, Liturgy, Preaching, Theology and more, with an emphasis on practical application and integration for Worship Leadership.

Cost: $475 per Weekend Unit (Meals and Accommodation INCLUDED).

Application Deadline: May 30th, 2018.

Course Maximum: 15 LLWL participants.

Participants must attend all four weekend units to graduate with LLWL certificate of completion. For more information please contact Jeff Crittenden at