Collaborative Learning Opportunities & Building Relationships
Fall 2018 – Sponsored by Living Waters Presbytery
Developing Small Group Ministry: A day filled with experiential learning and practical ideas for creating a sustainable and significant ministry of engaging in circle conversations/small groups that are responsive to the community within and beyond the congregation.
Saturday, October 13, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at York Pines United Church, 3150 Lloydtown Aurora Road, King (Kettleby) REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, October 16, 10:30 a.m .to 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, 62 Peter St. N., Orillia REGISTER HERE
Developing Community Partners: Come develop your skills to establish community partners or clusters with other United Churches through the use of Appreciative Inquiry, Asset Mapping, Art of Hosting practices and strategies for identifying and inviting partners into conversation.
Saturday, October 27, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at York Pines United Church, 3150 Lloydtown Aurora Road, King (Kettleby) REGISTER HERE
Being Church in Times of Cultural Shifts: a day away for lay people – We are in the midst of huge cultural, economic and religious shifts. We’ll look at some of the barriers but mostly work together to imagine concrete ways to address these challenges.
Saturday, November 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Midhurst United Church, 91 Doran Road, Midhurst REGISTER HERE
Ministry in Times of Cultural Change as we seek the Common Good: a day away for clergy – We are in the midst of huge cultural, economic and religious shifts. We’ll look at some of the barriers but mostly work together to imagine concrete ways to address these challenges.
Tuesday, November 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, 6604 Rama Road, Ramara, ON REGISTER HERE
Getting to Know You Celebrations: In October and November, eight Getting to Know You Celebrations are being planned. An hour and a half to mix and mingle and get to know others from Communities of Faith near you. Watch for dates or choose to host. Menu is simple with a theme of water, so sparkling water, watermelon, etc. Contact Karen Hilfman Millson at KHilfman@united-church.ca
Faith Community Innovations: You are invited to join a nine-month process to revitalize your mission and ministry beginning with an event October 28 – 30, where two leaders from each congregation (or cluster) are trained in the practices that the program employs.
For more information on any of these events, please contact Karen Hilfman Millson at KHilfman@united-church.ca.