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!   See United in Learning  to register and also for more options. 

Upcoming webinars for you and your ministry
Short summary: There are lots: too many great options to list here. Prep for General Council, lots of great Stewardship opportunities, racial justice training, Boundaries training and refreshers, and more.  Please have a look at the full listFor Boundaries courses, be sure to put your name on the waiting list to be notified when new sessions are scheduled.

Creating Connections: Celebrating Religious Diversity in the Arts (Sept. 27-28, 2018)
This is the first event in the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism’s fall schedule.  We kick off the event at the Remai Modern on Thursday, Sept. 27 with “An Evening with Yann Martel”.
Friday, September 28, we will spend the day at Queen’s House learning from our plenary speakers, local artist, Kevin Peeace and Dr. Justin Jaron Lewis of Winnipeg.
Kevin is a member of the Yellowquill and Peter Chapman First Nations. He has used his talent and education not only to create his beautiful, colourful works but also to work collaboratively within the school system.
Dr. Lewis is a spiritual Jewish storyteller (Maggid) and will share some traditional tales with us.  His interests are varied, ranging from 16th century Yiddish texts to modern Judaism.
There will also be shorter sessions throughout the day providing a wide variety of learning opportunities.
This is a new event for us and one that we hope you will be as excited about as we are!

There will be an Old Fashioned Pie Social on Friday the 28th at 7:00pm, during which you can enjoy a slice of pie while being enjoying music by Saskatoon Serenade and other cultural entertainment.  Please save the date as we finalize the location. 
Suggested donation of $10/person or $25/family.   Please feel free to share!

Ministry of Supervision courseOct. 22-26/18 & May 6-10/19 at Atlantic School of Theology
One of the most important ministries that congregations, hospitals and social ministries can offer is a setting for the supervision of students.  This Ministry of Supervision course prepares lay and clergy participants to effectively supervise Designated Lay Ministers, Ministry-based students, Interns and Field Education students or equivalents.  The Ministry of  Supervision course provides learning situations for participants to experience, practice and reflect up the skills and methods of supervision.  For more information, see the brochure and the information and application package.

Ministry of Church Office WorkersOct. 22 – 24 at Queen’s House of Retreats in Saskatoon.
During our time together we will focus on self care, participating in a yoga class, visioning work, discussing saving time and simplifying tasks and other group activities.   Those who have attended in previous years find this program to be rejuvenating and inspiring.  We realize that “we are not alone” – there are other church office workers out there, and we share much in common with each other.  Cost $350.  Invitation and Registration form .

Parliament of World Religions: November 1-7 2018, Toronto
The United Church is inviting Conferences to create delegations to attend this rare opportunity.  These global Parliament events are the world’s oldest, largest, and most inclusive gatherings of the global interfaith movement. “More than 10,000 people will participate in the 2018 Parliament, which will last for seven days and comprise more than 500 programs, workshops, and dialogues, alongside music, dance, art and photography exhibitions, and related events presented by the world’s religious communities and cultural institutions.”

Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship
Registration is now open for this year’s Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship being held from November 11-13 at Yorkminster Park in Toronto.
We are looking forward to this year’s event featuring among others, Rowan Williams, a former Archbishop of Canterbury who is also one of the great voices of today’s church.  To discover the full line up of speakers, preachers and workshop leaders go visit lesterrandall.com.
Our theme, Reaching and Preaching for Peace, grows out of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War One on Nov. 11, but as you will see from many of the workshops and leaders, the theme launches us into a number of inspiring and hopeful directions.
This gathering of clergy from numerous denominations and backgrounds has led to memorable conversations, treasured friendships and perhaps an extra pound or two thanks to our wonderful common meals.  And yes, our chef, Donnie, will be back and we hope you will be too!  Why not register today and take advantage of the early registration discount.

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

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

Announcements

Annual Meeting registration is now closed.

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If you are interested in volunteering for the work of Saskatchewan Conference, please fill out our skills & abilities survey link. Further instructions can be found within this document.

For any questions contact Bev Kostichuk at 306-647-2679.

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