June 22, 2017

1. Last E-note until fall

2. Calling Lakes Centre Annual General Meeting

3. Canada: From 15,000 years to 150, prayers and reflection

4. Retiree and Service of Praise photos


5. Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

6. Government matching donations to Extreme Hunger Appeal


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1. Last E-note until fall
As summer has arrived, so has time for rest and relaxation (summer holidays).  E-notes will be suspended until the fall.  However, if important items or information arises during that time arises, it will be distributed in a timely manner.  Have a safe and fun summer!

2. Calling Lakes Centre Annual General Meeting – Monday, June 26 at Calling Lakes Centre 
For questions regarding Calling Lakes or copies of our annual report when completed, please e-mail Margaret McKechney, Chairperson of the CLC Board at margaret.mckechney@nullsasktel.net .

3. Canada: From 15,000 years to 150, prayers and reflection
July 1 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation.  As we reflect on this milestone, there are “thoughts, feelings, and prayers Indigenous friends and relations want our whole church to hear. As we mark Canada 150, we need to contemplate them, share them in our networks, and lift them up in worship on July 2, the Sunday closest to Canada Day.”  As Henry David Thoreau wrote, “It takes two to speak the truth—one to speak and another to hear”. (David Giuliano, Community Capacity Development Coordinator, Aboriginal Ministries, The United Church of Canada).

Worship resources

Reflections on Canada 150 from Indigenous people

All My Relations Network: How Shall We Celebrate Canada 150?

One:   From the West to the East, the North and to the South;
All:      we are your people, O God, and we live in your world.
One:   From sea to sea to sea; from mountains to prairies; rock shields to Great Lakes; bountiful fruit orchards to windswept east coast cliffs;
All:      we are your people, Creator God, called to celebrate your good creation.
One:   From the first peoples to inhabit Turtle Island to the newest visitors to arrive in Canada;
All:      your Spirit lives in all your peoples – yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
One:   Young and old, in the diversity of our abilities, sexualities, gender identities, ethnicity and race;
All:      You gather us as sheaves of wheat and call us to live as one.
One:   You call us together, Source of all Love, to be the bearers of your love in this great country of Canada;
All:      As we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, may we work together for a country and a world where all are included in your dream of justice, peace, reconciliation, and grace.  May it be so, Gracious God.  Amen.    (By Liz Mackenzie, Saskatchewan Conference Personnel Minister)

4. Retiree and Service of Praise photos
Thanks to Rob Reed, some great photos of 2017’s retirees and of the Service of Praise are now available. Use this link to download them: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/clrjwihr6rxwbks/AAAxiQcGDXxzLje_0cMYk2kwa?dl=0

5. Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
At its May meeting, the Saskatchewan Conference Executive approved North Battleford as the location for the 2018 meeting of Saskatchewan Conference from May 24th to 27th, 2018.
You will be struck by the feeling of déjà vu as venues that we will use are the same as those used in 2009…the Western Development Museum and the Agrivila.
Please mark the dates in  your calendar….May 24th to 27th.  Be there or be square!

6. Government matching donations to Extreme Hunger Appeal
The United Church’s Mission and Service Extreme Hunger Appeal is helping our partners on the ground respond to this grave crisis in Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. All eligible donations made from March 17 to June 30 will be matched by the federal government. Please give! Find out more about government matched donations.
As of May 2017, the Extreme Hunger Appeal has raised over $225,000 for long-term Mission & Service partners working in Africa and the Middle East.
For shareable social media graphics, a slide, and bulletin insert, scroll to the bottom of the Extreme Hunger Appeal webpage.

Check out upcoming events
There are lots of great events coming up.  Please have a look at the Con-Ed Events listings, the communication sites on the website and the Conference events calendar.


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