Faith Fest was FABULOUS!
Carol Howard Merritt gave three plenary sessions as well as the Sunday sermon. She talked about building community and asked us to ask the question “Where does it hurt?” to people in our own communities. Carol explained how to create healing churches by providing a container of listening within our buildings. see more > > >
FaithFest Evaluation summary > > > (click to review the feedback comments from participants.)
Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
the new Manual:
Also, refer to The United Church of Canada website for additional resources and handbooks revised in January 2019 to align with the Denominational Council. > > >
Let’s not forget…
We are at a doorway that leads into a new way of being church. At this doorway we are not alone:
God has invited us to gather courage from the great cloud of witnesses before us, as we remember what was…
Christ has challenged us to accept his radical call to discipleship, as we acknowledge what is…
The Spirit has led us to be Christ’s Church, as we imagine what will be…
At this doorway: We take courage in the assurance that God is with us; we affirm our call to go where Christ leads; and we trust the Spirit to guide us through the challenging space between what was, what is, and what will be.
Surely, we are not alone. Thanks be to God.
As we greet each new doorway, let us give all thanks and glory to God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the church, and through the Spirit, now and forever, Amen.