Important Notice: WonderCafe has Closed

The United Church has sadly come to the decision that WonderCafe needed to close and all new discussion ended June 2014. Read More...

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The Patrix

 

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

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Pay Cuts

Anyone else in ministry notice a cut in net pay? I'm awaiting my pay statement to confirm, but my net income went down $166 this month or $2,000 this year. Ouch. And I suspect that most of it was the pension increase.

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Did Your Paycheque Bounce?

Any folks have their payroll bounce this month? August is the most likely time for it to happen, as summer givings are down. I saw a tweet from a colleague who was paid by cheque because there wasn't enough for the payroll to run. My payroll was fine. Anyone have problems?

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Communications at GCO: M&E is tweeting

Hi All: Just a quick note to say Ministry and Employment is on Twitter!

Follow M&E for updates on information posted on United Church of Canada sites, such as WonderCafe, www.united-church.ca, and ChurchLeadershipNet (CLN).

@uccan_mande (also UCCan_MandE)

I also retweet information from around the web on:

-pensions, benefits, human resources and like issues

-retirement, phased retirement, planning for retirement, managing retirement

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How to welcome a new minister

I am a journalist working on an article for the United Church Observer magazine, about how to welcome a new minister. I'm wondering if there are tips or ideas that worked, or didn't work, in your experience, with welcoming a new minister? Or, from the minister's perspective, what made you feel most welcomed into a new congregation?



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Recruiting for ministry

The June 2011 article in the UC Observer about recruiting new ministers provides interesting food for thought. Many pulpits are officially “vacant”. Particularly in rural pastoral charges, finding a new minister when a much-loved and long-term minister leaves is a very difficult challenge. Having served several times on Joint Needs Assessment Committees, I find the process less than optimal.

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2011 W. Norman McLeod Scholarships Awarded

The W. Norman McLeod Scholarship is the leading United Church scholarship in postgraduate studies. Nine have been awarded in 2011.

 

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Paper Survey: Past. Relations/Healthy Congregations~March 11 deadline

Fore those of you that recieved a paper version of the recent Pastoral Relations survey (many of you, WonderCafe folk, would have done this online)

PLEASE NOTE: Survey deadline has been extended to March 11 (Friday). 

The survey was sent our on Feb. 11, but in many cases hasn't arrived at the intended destinations until (in one notable case) Today!  ACK!

We Want Your Input: Please do complete the survey and send it it. It isn't late!

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Call for Presentations: The Future of Ministry!(abstract/exec. summary for April 30)

The Theology and Inter-Church Inter-Faith Relations Committee of The United Church of Canada is undertaking a multiple-year study on power in the church and in society. This event will be held in October, at Queens School of Religion.

More information:

 http://www.united-church.ca/communications/news/general/110119c

See also: http://churchleadership.united-church.ca "Events"

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Now Completed: Collaborative Surevey "Effective Leadership and Healthy Relationships"

Thanks to all leaders, lay and ministry, of the United Church who took time out of your busy schedule to contribute to the Comprehensive Survey on "Effective Leadership and Healty Relationships."

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