Is Creator whispering in your ear? Or banging on your door? Disturbing your dreams? Has an elder smiled, taken your hand and said, “You would be a good minister?” Do you have a vision for Indigenous spirituality and Christianity coming together? Are you a prayerful person on fire for justice? Have you wondered if you are being called to ministry in The United Church of Canada or about how to get there?
If you are answering “yes” to those questions – or laughing out loud or shaking in your boots or weeping – at the prospect a vocation of ministry, we invite you to join us for a discernment retreat. This is a gathering to go more deeply into those questions with others who are asking them too.
The retreat will include presentations and conversation about discerning one’s call, the candidacy for ministry pathways and an introduction to training for ministry at the Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre.
- When: Thursday May 25 (1:00PM) – Friday May 26 (3:00PM)
- Where: Nations Uniting, Six Nations (1652 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken, ON)
- Who:Indigenous individuals considering ministry and a companion elder of their choice.
- Costs: $25 per person, covers all meals, accommodation and workshops. (If further financial assistance is needed please let us know)
To register or for more information please contact:
Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre
Attn: Rob Smith
Phone: (204) 268-3913
Fax: (204) 268-4463
God and Godly Consequences
A theological symposium presented by Touchstone
June 1, 2017 at St. Andrew’s United Church, Bloor Street, Toronto
Touchstone, a journal serving the United Church, invites you to a symposium focusing on the doctrine of God and the implications of that doctrine (e.g., providence, theodicy, prayer). Who is this God of whom we speak? Is this God active in the world—and how?
The symposium seeks to foster scholarship and to encourage the faithful intellectual life of United Church members and adherents.
Lay persons, ministers, and academics are invited to present a paper. You are asked to propose a 20-minute presentation that relates to the theme. Please forward your proposal to the Rev. Aaron Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org not later than March 31, 2017.
All are welcome to attend. This would be an excellent opportunity for Continuing Education.
To register for the symposium as an attendee, please email Dr. Rob Fennell at email@example.com.