Daring Discipleship - Hamilton Conference, The United Church of

Daring Discipleship
Hamilton Conference
The United Church of Canada
April 2015
From the desk of Lorna MacQueen
Minister Faith Formation for Discipleship
The United Church Celebrates 90 Years since church Union
A Song to celebrate the UCC 90th Anniversary -this is meant to be fast and fun (congregational chorus)
to be sung to the tune of Mari/Mary Mack (Traditional Scottish patter song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ06cMDXZnU CC.BY.
Many Mini miracles making Many Merry milestones,
Many merry milestones making major miracles.
Merry-making milestones and many major miracles
We'll all feeling merry on this anniversary!
Now 90 years ago there was a vision of Unity
Make no mistake it was a grand one to be sure,
Letting go of former things, also pride and vanity
I’m thinkin’ Divine guidance is very clear.
Many Mini miracles making Many Merry milestones,
Many merry milestones making major miracles.
Merry-making milestones and many major miracles
We'll all feeling merry on this anniversary!
Now this big church don’t have a lot of cash
We have a lot of brass… and many think we’re fast
Justice makes us brash… we won’t let the matter pass…
We’re looking for a world that works more fairly.
Many Mini miracles making Many Merry milestones,
Many merry milestones making major miracles.
Merry-making milestones and many major miracles
We'll all feeling merry on this anniversary!
Now the past saints and the present saints work’n all together
In fact you could say the present depend upon the latter,
And all of us give thanks for the one and the other
‘Cause both of them together are the kingdom.
Many Mini miracles making Many Merry milestones,
Many merry milestones making major miracles.
Merry-making milestones and many major miracles
We'll all feeling merry on this anniversary!
Now it’s ninety years together and everthing's arranged,
Praising God’s faithfulness… ‘cause that has never changed,
Making changes for the future has us pretty much derranged
But we are not alone that’s for certain.
Many Mini miracles making Many Merry milestones,
Many merry milestones making major miracles.
Merry-making milestones and many major miracles
We'll all feeling merry on this anniversary!
Events and Opportunities
Music & The Arts in Worship with Kyle Matthews –
May 1-2
https://www.united-in-learning.com/index.php/upcomingwebinars/163-music-arts-in-worship
United-in-Learning will be broadcasting two theme
presentations by Kyle Matthews, and a panel discussion with
Kyle Matthews, Alan Lai and Debbie Bradley, hosted by
Richard Choe.
CREATING the SILENCE through Art -a silent retreat
incorporating the spiritual practices of
felting, soul collage, mandalas, clay and more…
May 11 – May 14
Five Oaks Spiritual Retreat Centre, For more information and
to register, contact retreat sponsors/facilitators Chris Grose
[email protected] 519-846-0282 OR Kellie McComb
[email protected] 519-442-9950
Seeking the Divine In the Everyday May 23, 2015 Islington
United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Road Etobicoke ON 416239-1131 Ext. 21 with Jennifer “Jinks” Hoffmann, Poet,
Dream-Work, Retired Psychotherapist , Spiritual Director Focused on becoming more aware of the Divine in the ordinary
and the everyday, listening for God’s direction and guidance,
and deepening our relationship with the Source of Life through
prayer, discernment and dream-work.
The GO Project Children's Adventure Camps are looking for
more communities and congregations to partner with in
Hamilton Conference. Explore mission work and community
involvement in a day camp format, visit community gardens,
food banks, retirement homes, conservation groups, and any
other service specific to your neighborhood while learning
about how to be active citizens... and while having lots of fun!
Requirements of your congregation? -four to five youth
volunteers to assist the GO staff in running the program;
volunteers within the church to help the week run smoothly; a
$1,000 financial contribution; and excitement and energy to
help promote the program!
For more information: www.thegoproject.ca, or email
[email protected]
Weeks for Youth on Iona in Scotland
During the summer there are a variety of weeks on Iona,
especially for young people. The annual Youth Festivals
welcome young people from all around the world … to take
part in a week long experience of living in community. The weeks mix fun and
reflection, worship and work, laughter and conversation to introduce teens to what it
is to live out their faith in a way that is relevant, creative and enjoyable! See more at: http://iona.org.uk/resources/youth/bellahouston-grafitti-project/
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Luther Seminary—2015 Life Long Learning Events: http://www.luthersem.edu/
lifelong_learning/kairos/courses.aspx?course_id=820
2481 Como Avenue St. Paul, MN 55108
 April 22 Preaching Webcast -Working Preacher Lectionary Study—Pentecost
through Ordinary 17
 May 5-7 Preaching Speaking the Word Freely
 May 11-15 Preaching Festival of Homiletics: "Preaching from the Mountain:
Heralds of Good Tidings", Denver, Colorado
 June 1-3 Leadership The Daring Way™ for Faith Leaders: Show Up, Be Seen,
Live Brave™
 June 2 Bible Narrative Lectionary Workdays—September 2015 through
Christmas: The Gospel of Mark (not a webcast)
 June 3-6 CYF Collaboratory: Turning Hair-Brained Ideas into Sustainable into
Ministries (with Kenda Creasy Dean)
 June 14 – 19 Leadership Mini-MBA for Pastors and Church Leaders: Leading and
Managing in a Complex Environment
Book of the Month
The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
In this children’s story, crayons have
feelings. Duncan just wants to color. But
he finds only letters in his crayon
box: His crayons have quit! Beige Crayon
is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown.
Black wants to be used for more than
outlining. Blue needs a break from
coloring all that water. And Orange and
Yellow are no longer speaking.
Read aloud in a group with many voices,
this children’s story allows us to think
humourously and tenderly about feelings,
appreciation, acknowledgement, and our
responses to one another in diversity and
in community.
 June 14 – 19 Leadership Mini-MBA for Pastors and Church Leaders: Leading and Managing in a Complex Environment
(includes housing)
 June 15-December 31 Leadership Discerning God's Mission: Trust-Building and Collaborative Leadership for Collective
Insight
 June 22 - 25 Lay Leadership School for Lay Ministry
 June 22 - 24 Bible Storying Faith: Teaching the Bible to Adults
 July 1, 2 Preaching Webcast Working Preacher Lectionary Study—Ordinary 18-26
 July 6-10 Leadership Emotional Intelligence and Human Relation Skills
 July 8-9 Congregational Care Job, the Cross and the Question of Suffering
 July 13-15 Leadership New Visions for the Long Pastorate
 July 29-31 Confirmation Rethinking Confirmation: Signs of Life in Times of Change
 August 3-7 Congregational Care Transforming Conflict from the Inside Out: Compassionate Communication in the Church
 August 12-14 Leadership Leading through Coaching
 August 25-26 Leadership Stepping Up to Staffing and Supervision of Church Staff
CONTACT - Terry Erickson, 651-641-3416 [email protected]
Resources
A Healing Journey with the Aramaic Lord's Prayer: Reclaiming the
Mysticism of Jesus through His
Native Language by Elizabeth A.
Reed co-created with
Neil Douglas-Klotz (Author of Prayers
of the Cosmos) http://
www.selfhealingexpressions.com/
courses/aramaic-lords-prayer-58
This course delves deeply into the
Aramaic Lord's Prayer from a native
Middle Eastern point of view. Each
lesson focuses on a single line of the
prayer breaking down the words, syllables and meaning. (This course may
be challenging or ‘radical’ for those
who have not read Douglas-Klotz or
otherwise become acquainted with
alternative Aramaic translations.
Some online investigation will help
you determine if this is a course for
you or your group.)
Hymns by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
http://www.carolynshymns.com/
hymns_am.html (please note copyright instructions)
Code of Ethics for Youth Ministry
in the United Church of Canada
(with commentary)
http://www.united-church.ca/files/
handbooks/youth_ethics.pdf
Social Media Guidelines for those in
Youth Ministry in the United Church of
Canada
http://www.united-church.ca/files/
local/duty/caring_social-mediaguidelines.pdf
A Mission and Service Retreat for
Youth – ‘The Price is Right’
http://www.united-church.ca/files/
allages/youth/youth-retreat.pdf
United Church of Canada Youth
and Young Adults on Facebook
A spot for youth and young adults
from the United Church of Canada to
chat about faith, local/regional/
national UCC events, and anything
else they like.
Home for Evolving Mystics - Bruce
Sanguin’s site: http://
brucesanguin.com/ (paid susbsciption)
Kairos Climate Action Fact Sheets:
http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?
u=fea30f3893d409c9fd74ebf82&id=0
d92633ffd&e=5176ac29c4