Swimming for God

We believe that God’s radical hospitality calls Manitou Conference to:

  • Journey into new ways of being church and,
  • Understand and engage with the struggle for dignity and economic justice for our neighbours and God’s Creation


The President of Manitou Conference, Maxine McVey, is available to visit your congregation to speak about our Conference Priorities.  Would YOU like a visit from her? 

Contact her at:      [email protected]


If you have an article, picture or event that you would like posted on the Manitou Conference website, please contact Susan Whitehead, Office Coordinator at (705) 474-3350 or by email at: [email protected]


What’s New on the Site:

Music United

Music United is sponsoring a supportive, learning event for church musicians at Sunnybrook United in Red Deer in September because we have heard comments like the following:


“I have no tenors in my choir…”      “Oh yeah?  I have no choir!”                 “Oh yeah?  I have nobody to play!”                        “Oh yeah?  I have nothing to play!” …and it gets worse!


United Church musicians, wherever you are, you may not know it, but Music United is the national organization and network for YOU, and we already consider you to be members, if you are in a position of recognized music leadership in any United Church congregation.

Click here for the poster and information sheet.




Camp Lorrain Donations:

If you would like to make an online donation to Camp Lorrain, please click the Pay Pal Donate button below.  THANK YOU!!!



Check out the What We Do tab to see new updates from KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice InitiativesRight Relations Home Group activities and Care for Creation resources from Jim and Donna  Sinclair.


Look at our new Crest!  Click here to learn about its history.


Right Relations Home Group (RRHG)

To learn more about the the Right Relatons Home Group, the Manitou Art Collection and more, click here or go to the “What We Do” drop-down menu to the RRHG page.

Below, you will find the first in a series of communiques prepared by our Manitou Right Relations Home Group.  With the endorsement of Conference Executive, the intention is to offer a brief, monthly reflection that we hope will find a forum somewhere in your congregational life.

M4RR # 1 – 2013

M4RR # 2 – 2013

M4RR # 3 – 2013

M4RR # 4 – 2013

M4RR# 5 – 2013

M4RR # 6 – 2013

M4RR #7 – 2014

M4RR #7 – 2014

M4RR #8 – 2014


Manitou Conference Handbook

Now available online, view the Manitou Conference 2014 Handbook in PDF format.


Weekly Letter from the General Secretary

The General Secretary of the United Church of Canada, Nora Sanders, sends out  a weekly letter to the UCC.

Week of Apr. 4, 2014

Week of Apr. 17, 2014

Week of May 2, 2014

Week of June 6, 2014

Week of June 20, 2014

Week of July 29, 2014


Engaging the priorities

Two resources to engage the Conference priorities in worship:

Presentation: Where Is God Calling Manitou? 

Map of Manitou Conference


Pastoral Charge Vacancies

Click here for Vacancies around Manitou Conference.


2013/2014 Prayer List

Manitou Conference Prayer List 2013-2014