The Living Presence
Ministry is the name that has been given to a new initiative of Living
Waters Presbytery and the congregations
in and close to the Queensville area. The
project, led by a local steering group and facilitated by staff from
Council’s Centre for Church Development & Leadership, is designed to
strengthen the existing congregations and to establish a new form of ‘pioneer’
ministry in what will eventually be a new town of 30,000 people. Read the latest edition of the Living Presence Ministry Newsletter to learn more about this unique project and read a message from the new pioneer minister.
Two new Baillie Volunteer Service Awards were presented on December 18, 2016. Miriam Hanson and Paige La Fraugh (both of Westway United Church) received the Baillie Award for engaging as volunteers in their own congregation, the larger Church, their schools, and community. Click here to find out more about the
recipients, and how to nominate a young person or young adult from your
congregation. The next round of applications is due May 31.
The Vincent Alfano Fund is ready to receive its first applications. Congregations, mission units or individuals can now apply for internship or other project funding that meets the Fund’s focus on learning opportunities for future church leaders. Up to $10,000 per annum will be available, plus an amount for training programs. Click here for application guidelines and forms.
Council is now accepting donations on our website! Click here to visit our donation page and make a gift to the fund of your choice (online donations will still be processed by Canada Helps).
SAVE THE DATE! This year's Heart & Vision Concert will take place on May 15, 2017. Award recipients are Dr. Cindy Blackstock and the Very Reverend Stan McKay. Read more about them here.
On March 11, 2017 (from 10 am - 3:30 pm) the eighth annual Green Awakening Network/Greening Sacred Spaces Forum will take place at the Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Ave. Exploring Sacred Space: Regenerating places of Faith will explore the challenges presented by changing demographics and stimulate thought as to
how we can creatively transform and use our religious institutions for
the next generation. The registration fee is $35 and includes lunch. Register online here or download an event poster here.
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