News Bulletins

Brechin UC, Nanaimo, BC

Brechin United Church will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming ministry on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at a special service at 2:30 pm (followed by refreshments).   Please join them at: Brechin United Church 1998 Estevan Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 3Z2 (250) 754-9212 www.brechinunited.ca Please send a note of congratulations to Brechin United Church by […]

By | 2015-09-14T02:03:21+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Affirming Ministry Celebrations, News & Events, News Bulletins|0 Comments

Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble Welcomes United Church’s Apology Process

(Version en français ici) Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble is excited to hear the news that The United Church of Canada’s General Council has voted to begin a process of a living apology to LGBTT2Q persons. We look forward to working with the United Church to live into this promise. We congratulate the General Council on this important way forward. Collin Smith, president of the AU/SE Council. […]

Maritime Conference

Maritime Conference will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming ministry on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm (reception to follow).   Please join them at: Maritime Conference Centre 21 Wright Street, Sackville, NB  E4L 4P8 (506) 536-1334 www.marconf.ca Please send a note of congratulations to Maritime Conference by […]

Four Rivers Presbytery, Bay of Quinte Conference

Four Rivers Presbytery, Bay of Quinte Conference will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming ministry on Tuesday, September 15 at 1:00 pm.   Please join them at: St. Paul’s United Church 25 Gore Street West, Perth, ON www.fourriverspresbytery.ca Please send a note of congratulations to Four Rivers Presbytery by […]

By | 2015-08-15T02:03:31+00:00 August 15th, 2015|Affirming Ministry Celebrations, News & Events, News Bulletins|Comments Off on Four Rivers Presbytery, Bay of Quinte Conference

Assiniboine Presbytery, Conference of Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario

Assiniboine Presbytery ,Conference of Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming ministry on Saturday, September 19 during the opening worship of their Presbytery meeting at 10:00 am.   Please join them at: Minnedosa United Church 58 Main Street South, Minnedosa, MB www.assiniboinepresbytery.org/ Please send a note of congratulations to Assiniboine Presbytery by […]

By | 2015-08-14T19:40:07+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Affirming Ministry Celebrations, News & Events, News Bulletins|Comments Off on Assiniboine Presbytery, Conference of Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario

Announcing our 2015 honourees:

Affirming Ministry and volunteers of the year awards Every year, Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble is pleased to honour ministries and volunteers who have inspired us to new hope and energy over the past year and beyond. With gratitude we name the exceptional contributions of Trinity- St. Andrew’s United Church in Brighton, ON; of Brian Mitchell-Walker; and of Rev. Shaun Fryday. Affirming Ministries Award, 2015: Trinity- St. Andrew’s United Church, Brighton ON. Submitted by Judy Amsbury In June 2012, Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church in Brighton, ON became the first Affirming Ministry in Hills and Shores Presbytery, Bay of Quinte Conference. They have hosted a Conference Affirming Ministry workshop and have mentored five more [...]

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AU/SE at General Council 42 in Corner Brook, NL

And for our final summer item: From Halifax, Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble will head east to the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. If you’re going to be at the United Church of Canada’s triennial national meeting, the 42nd General Council, please stop by our display for a visit! (Note that visitors to General Council are welcome.) If you are familiar with AU/SE and/ or belong to an Affirming ministry or ministry in process, we also invite you to volunteer at the display for an hour or two.  Help us have good conversations with the commissioners, planners, volunteers, and guests. [...]

By | 2015-08-06T06:28:16+00:00 August 6th, 2015|News & Events, News Bulletins|Comments Off on AU/SE at General Council 42 in Corner Brook, NL

Alberni Valley UC, Port Alberni, BC

Alberni Valley United Church will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming ministry on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at their regular service at 10:30 am.   Their service will extend to the Alberni Valley Pride Barbecue at 12:00 pm. Please join them at: Alberni Valley United Church 3747 Church Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1T5 (250) 723-8332 www.albernivalleyuc.com Please send a note of congratulations to Alberni Valley United Church by […]

By | 2015-07-19T15:13:20+00:00 July 19th, 2015|Affirming Ministry Celebrations, News & Events, News Bulletins|Comments Off on Alberni Valley UC, Port Alberni, BC

Affirming Ministry Coordinator: Call for volunteers and nominations

Anne Hebb, our coordinator for Affirming Ministries in Eastern Canada, is stepping down after many years of helping ministries with their Affirming process. Affirm United/S'affirmer Ensemble is deeply grateful to Anne for her contributions. Along with Brian Mitchell-Walker for the West and Linda Hutchinson for Ontario, and their predecessors, Anne has helped more than 120 ministries across Canada become intentionally safer and more welcoming of the LGBTQ community. Our thanks go to these skilled and compassionate volunteers who are at the heart of helping our church make its policies a lived reality. Click here for a description of this important [...]

By | 2015-07-06T07:23:51+00:00 July 6th, 2015|News & Events, News Bulletins|Comments Off on Affirming Ministry Coordinator: Call for volunteers and nominations

Grace United Church, Barrie, ON

Grace United Church will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming ministry on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at their regular service at 10:30 am.   This service of celebration will include guest speaker Rev. David Allen, Executive Secretary of Toronto Conference. Please join them at: Grace United Church 350 Grove Street East, Barrie, ON L4M 2R7 (705) 734-0760 www.graceucc.ca Please send a note of congratulations to Grace United Church by […]

By | 2015-06-10T13:45:19+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Affirming Ministry Celebrations, News Bulletins|Comments Off on Grace United Church, Barrie, ON