In just over an hour, Ministry & Employment will host another montly Pre-retirement Seminar. Join us last minute (you can!) to get an idea of what it's all about!
Details for joining the conversations are here:http://www.united-church.ca/minstaff/pension/seminars
Of course, when you contact us in advance we can give you the hard copy details and we'll send you your most recent Pension Statement* with the presentation information.
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.
See also: http://churchleadership.united-church.ca "Events"
I have been Asked to do many impossible things for God over the last nine years. Now that He has reduced me to zero, I can't say that I'm 'Asked' to do one more thing. It's like I haven't been Given an option.
My dad just had a second heart attack in as many months. All the doctors could say is that his heart is 'tired.' At 87 years old, the body is just worn out. He is a minister. Now his son begins to enter the process to become one. The doctors asked my mother about 'do not resuscitate' orders.'
First, is the situation in our community
a) many, many people work straight days, children /teens go to school straight days. We, at least the folks we appeal to, tend to have both parents working outside of the home.
b) programming or pastoral care for working parents or church meetings are primarily on evenings, and weekends.
c) programming for seniors is primarily in the daytime, as are emergent issues, ie hospitals/ funerals, and the city / council type connections.
January 25, 2009
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Mark 1:14-20 Decisions