Reverend Tammy Allan was at the 43rd General Council of The United Church of Canada. The theme was "Risking Faith, Daring Hope". Please CLICK HERE to follow.
Gaetz United in Red Deer is preparing for their Gaetz Gleaning and Canning Group. This is a great idea to use any excess fruit or vegetables from church members. If you have extra canning jars to help out, or would like to donate sugar or Certo, just drop them off at the church.
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Red Deer Presbytery is affiliated with the United Church of Canada. The Presbytery is a group of church leaders and ministers who serve the 18 congregations in our district of Central Alberta. Red Deer Presbytery extends from Rimbey in the northwest to Wetaskiwin in the northeast then south to Carbon in the southeast to Sundre in the southwest.
The Prebytery is a means of connecting each congregation with others. The United Church of Canada is a church with a rich, progressive, and continuing history of welcoming all in the name of Christ.
The Carstairs/Bancroft United Church has a great idea for gathering people together that's pretty simple and casual. It's called "Reel Theology". Once a month, people share a potluck light supper together, and follow it up with a movie in the sanctuary and a time of reflection on the movie after. The movies are sometimes older, sometimes newer. There is no particular focus, but they do seem to like British comedy! One thing that is imperative is that the movies have subtitles to make it easier for friends with hearing loss of some degree or other. Folks love the meal with the movie.
Every congregation comes up with pearls ... ideas that might sound simple at first, but can often grow into grandeur. Have you got a "Bright Idea"? Send it to our Corresponding Secretary and we'll share them with our members!
Between the 1950s and 1980s an estimated 11,000 to 20,000 Indigenous children across Canada were taken from their parents by Child Intervention. Survivors of the "Sixties Scoop" and their families are encouraged to attend and participate in engagement sessions being held across the province to help shape how our Alberta government apologizes. Backgrounder | Session Dates | Alberta Gov't page