CONTINUING EDUCATION EVENTS

Upcoming Conferences, Webinars & Workshops

There are great regional and national events coming up in Saskatchewan Conference and beyond!  They are listed in order of date.

Online education is also a great option for you and your ministry! It’s also a great way to break isolation and distance.  Here’s the latest; please include these in your bulletin so lay members know they’re welcome too! 
1) Mission & Service Enthusiast Learning Gathering: October 19 & 20 at Noon for SK
Participants will learn about how to create their story, listen to each other’s stories, and get tips on how to share their story with their congregation. The calls will be interactive with lots of time to share!  Register online or by phone at 1-800-268-3781, ext. 3050.
2) Racial justice workshop: now open to all! Dates available are: Oct 31 or Nov 13 and 15.
3) See  United in Learning for even more options. 
4) The Edge/Embracing the Spirit is hosting a series of free one hour webinars on new ways of being church. On now through November; there’s something for everyone, from eco initiatives to food to youth ministry: http://www.edge-ucc.ca/online-conversations/ See The Edge for more information on available webinars. 

Opportunities to learn about global partners at home: Throughout the fall of 2017 and winter/ spring 2018, SK Conference will assist four SK people who have been recent guests and personnel with global partners in Cuba, Kenya, Korea, and Palestine/ Israel to share their stories in worship, workshops, and at Presbytery. Get in touch with Laura Sundberg or Julie Graham to find out how your ministry can host these stories and storytellers.

New Offering of the Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Program   Starting in January 2018 at Queen’s House of Retreats, Saskatoon
The Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Program is again being offered in a two year program (7 weekends) to begin in January 2018.  A minimum enrollment of 10 is required to go ahead.  More details are available in the downloadable bulletin insertRegistration deadline: October 15, 2017

Mamawe Ota Askihk – Sharing Life Together Here on Earth, October 16-21 at the Sandy Saulteaux Centre in Beausejour MB.
Gather with Indigenous community leaders and settler allies to reclaim the homebred, the homespoken, the homegrown, and the homemade.  Info and registration here.
All My Relations Network, Saskatchewan Conference has some funds to assist; please contact Julie Graham or Bill Wall for more information. 

Celebrating Spirit Fall Event – Our Journey Toward Hope  October 20 – 22, 2017 – Meewasin Valley United Church (St. Andrew’s College) Saskatoon.
More info here; event schedule here.    Poster.

NEW – Reconciliation in the Watershed, A Day of Learning, Listening and Action
October 21, University of Regina/ First Nations University.
Blending reflection with hands-on environmental experience, this full-day workshop will build understanding of our place in the watershed, identify ecological justice issues affecting where we live, such as mining, agriculture, and pipeline development, and make connections with Indigenous rights on the path towards reconciled relationships. More information here. This workshop is free and lunch is included. Registration is required: http://bit.ly/WatershedReconciliationYQR

The Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship   October 22 – 24, 2017 – Toronto, ON
The Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship is now in its fourth year.  The 2017 conference will be held from Sunday evening until Tuesday afternoon.  You will experience compelling speakers, learning sessions and fellowship.  Registration for the 2017 conference is now open.  You can read about this year’s line up of speakers and workshop leaders here.

Conversations with John Pentland St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon October 25-26, 2017
Join the national Designated Lay Ministry Cohort in spending two days with John Pentland, Minister at Hillhurst United, Calgary.  Wednesday October 25: Practical Engagement with Fishing Tips and evening reflection time. 9:00 AM through 9:00 PM.  Cost: $15 for lunch, dinner on your own.  Thursday October 26: What if we had good religion? (Morning only) All welcome!   More details are on the Faith Formation blog. Registration Deadline: October 15.  Registration    Co-hosted by the Faith Formation Network, Saskatchewan Conference.  

Meeting Jesus at Messy Church – The Messy Church ConferenceOctober 26 & 27, 2017 at Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Ave. Toronto, ON
Join Lucy Moore (founder) & Martyn Payne from the UK and Messy Church-ers from across Canada for our first exciting conference – for those who do Messy Church and those with no experience! Come join the fun!   For more information, please see the website 

Luxurious Retreat for your Mind, Body & Soul   October 27 – November 5, 2017
Marble Canyon Resort & Spa Fairmont Hot Springs, BC.  Please see the brochure for full details and to register.   

StoryFEST  Kamloops, BC Sept 23; Summerland, BC Oct 28; Kelowna,BC Nov 25   3 Festivals, 9 videos and 1 book. Brochure 

LGBTQ+ couples’ retreat, Unitarian congregation of Saskatoon. November 24-26  Join Brian Mitchell-Walker and the wider community as we explore how LGBTQ+ couples can deepen their relationships.  More details to come.

Swan Valley Community CPE offers a special focus on rural community spiritual care issues. Ministry sites include acute, long term, outpatient and mental health. Sites are also available at the Yorkton Health Centre in Saskatchewan. The theme of the program is pilgrimage and seeks to connect the spiritual to our relationship with land, extended family culture and community. Students have an opportunity to learn from leaders and elders from First Nations.   For more details see their brochure.
Swan Valley Community CPE is located in the town of Swan River Manitoba which is located in Midwestern Manitoba. For further information and application forms please contact Supervisor Margaret McCallum Box 27 Kenville, Manitoba R0L 0Z0  Email: swanvalleycpe@nullgmail.com,  Cell 306-594-4079

When considering what you want to do for your continuing education time, you might check out some of the educational opportunities on these websites:

Want to add an event? Email Julie Graham, Conference education staff, at jgraham@nullskconf.ca

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