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.


Celebrating Spirit UCW ConferenceJuly 10-14, 2017 ~ Vancouver, BC
In 2017, United Church Women (UCW) will celebrate their 55th anniversary at Celebrating Spirit in Vancouver, July 10–14, hosted by the BC Conference UCW. See the national United Church website for an overview, and the BC Conference site for registration.

Triumph: Freedom through Healing. Fri July 14, 6:00pm – Sun July 23, 3:00pm  Queen’s House  Cost: $1,395. Knowingly or unknowingly all of us carry hurtful experiences from the past into the present that negatively affect our day to day relationships with ourselves, with others; at home, at work, and most especially with God. Inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Therese of Lisieux, Triumph is a facilitated nine-day program designed to bring healing and spiritual growth to the wounded places of our being. We invite you to come and encounter God on this gentle, powerful and life changing journey of inner healing and transformation. A journey leading more deeply into a fulfilled, peaceful, Christ-centered life filled with Joy.

Affirm United / S’affirmer Ensemble Annual Conference & AGM  July 28-30, 2017 ~ Vancouver, BC
Affirm United is a United Church partner which works to welcome all people of all sexual orientations and gender identities into the church. All are welcome to their 2017 annual conference, shared in partnership with St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church and its wonderful Spirit Pride conference. Spirit Pride precedes Vancouver Pride, which takes place over the August long weekend. Watch for more details. For now: save the date!

Learning on Purpose: Changing Leadership for a Changing World – August 14 – 25 at the Centre for Christian Studies.CCS logo 2017
Learning on Purpose is a practical, holistic, faith-based, learning-in-community experience that will leave you feeling transformed. If you’re someone looking for continuing education to deepen your ministry practice, a lay person ready to take on more leadership in your congregation, or someone discerning a call, Learning on Purpose is for you.  The Learning on Purpose course can be taken as part of the Diaconal Ministries program at CCS, as an accepted prerequisite for the Designated Lay Ministry program, or as a stand-alone course.  Tuition is $1450 (bursaries may be available). For more information, visit or email

Rendez-vous 2017!   August 16-19, 2017 ~ Concordia University, Montreal
Please save the date for Rendez-vous 2017 – a national gathering of youth, young adults, and their leaders.  Registration will open March 1, 2017, and close June 30, 2017. Early bird: $325 (until May 30, 2017). Regular: $360 (May 31, 2017–June 30, 2017).

Take Time to be Holy
All Women of the United Church are invited to attend the Women’s Retreat at Camp Tapawingo at Candle Lake from August 26 to 28.  Registration is $30 plus an additional $32.50 for those who want to golf nine holes (includes cart).  Cheques to be made out to Tamarack Presbyterial and mailed to Mary Mohn at Box 561, Birch Hills Sask. S0J 0G0 or E-mail:  DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS AUGUST 15.  
Please bring an item for the Silent Auction (monetary donations gratefully accepted if you prefer) with all proceeds to Camp Tapawingo.  The tentative agenda and registration form are available in the May Newsletter of the WUC Communication Site

St. Andrew’s College Here is a list of 2017-2018 Academic Year courses being offered.  For more information, please contact Greg Torwalt, St. Andrew’s College – Registrar at

Ever Wonder Conference   September 1 – 3, 2017 – Southminster – Steinhauer United Church, Edmonton, AB  This “expansive spirituality” event is for those who are open to exploring new sources of wisdom and learning from one another.  For full information go to the conference website.

Banff Men’s Conference 2017   October 13 – 15, 2017 – Canmore, AB   Poster
The Banff Men’s Conference is coming up in October.  See the BMC 2017 Brochure for more details

Celebrating Spirit Fall Event – Our Journey Toward Hope   October 20 – 22, 2017 – Meewasin Valley United Church (St. Andrew’s College)  For more details see Meewasin Valley United website or the poster.

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.

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.

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:,  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


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