The announcements for this first week of November include:

  1. Racial Justice Workshop
  2. BE A place for you.
  3. Marriage Preparation Series Official Launch Party
  4. Healing Pathway Training Opportunity
  5. Mission & Service Global Pilgrimage to Kenya 2017

1. Racial Justice Workshop


The online Racial Justice Workshop is offered regularly through United in Learning. The content is continually evaluated and updated, and in its current format is receiving very good feedback.

The Racial Justice Workshop is mandatory for all active ministry personnel; however, the workshop is open and available to anyone who is interested in participating in them. Through the workshop, one can glean a deeper understanding of racial justice and power and privilege in the church, and consider how the church can continue to live into its anti-racist and intercultural commitments.

The next Racial Justice Workshops will take place:

  • November 16 AND 17, 2016, 11 am–1:00 pm ET
  • Jan 21, 2017, 11 am–3:30 pm ET

To register, visit United in Learning.

2. BE A place for you.


We’re coming to PEI on Friday November 4th. RSVP right now at We are meeting in Charlottetown, UPEI at School of Business (Don & Marion McDougall Hall).

We are a vibrant, progressive, emerging and modern ministry, one that thinks outside the box, one that is based on our values, one that does not meet in the physical traditional church and one that looks towards the future and the needs of its people.

Our focus will be on being together, being an emerging ministry, showing love to all, being with One, nurturing faith and gathering in community. We hope you’ll join us when we’re in a city near you.

See you there?

Please RSVP today to

3. Marriage Preparation Series Official Launch Party


SAVE THE DATE! More than Friends sponsors, Truro Presbytery and Maritime Conference Christian Life & Growth, will host launch events.

  • Thursday, November 17 at First United Church in Truro at 2pm.
  • Thursday, November 24 at the Maritime Conference Centre in Sackville at 2pm.

Watch a full video from the series, get a handout on different ways to use this Marriage Preparation series, and take part in a Question & Answer.

And there will be cake. Watch for more details.

4. Healing Pathway Training Opportunity


Healing Pathway Training Opportunity: Please share this information in your congregations and presbyteries as there may be members who have received this training and would appreciate the opportunity to continue and deepen their experience. A Phase Two “Healing From the Heart” Healing Pathway Workshop will be offered at South Shore United Church, Tryon PEI on November 25th and 26th (See attached form for details.). Please direct any inquiries to Karen MacLeod-Wilkie

5. Mission & Service Global Pilgrimage to Kenya 2017


GO, SEE, TELL the connections between global Mission & Service and United Church communities of faith by traveling with a delegation to visit our partners in Kenya, March 25 – April 4, 2017.

We are seeking applications from United Church members who are committed to animating and strengthening Mission & Service giving.  One Mission & Service Enthusiast from each Conference (13),  one UCW representative (1) (United Church Women), and one Conference staff person will be chosen to join this pilgrimage.  You can find more information and the online application process at

What a wonderful opportunity to deepen faith, make stronger partnership relationships, generate new insights into the possibilities for being church, and strengthen Mission & Service giving!