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]
What’s New on the Site:
Ministry of Supervision Course – Deadline Extension (ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT!)
One of the most important ministries that congregations and Presbyteries can offer is a setting for the supervision of students. Many ministry personnel and lay people have found themselves called upon to be a supervisor of Designated Lay Ministers, Ministry Based students, Interns and Field Education students, without any formal training.
There was a significant interest and need from Manitou Conference to consider running a Ministry of Supervision course. The course is set to run on November 17-21, 2014 and March 9-13, 2015, with 3 local leaders facilitating the course. We are eager to bring this important course to your church ministry personnel and laity, to give them the formal training needed to be a supervisor.
Due to low enrollment, the deadline for applications for the Ministry of Supervision course has been extended to Monday September 29, 2014. Please submit your application package by email (or snail mail), A.S.A.P. to avoid cancellation of this course. Please encourage anyone in whom you recognize gifts for this important ministry. ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT!
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.
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 Initiatives, Right 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.
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.
Engaging the priorities