The conference announcements will be sporadic over the summer due to staff vacation. There will be no announcements for the next 3 weeks as I will be away. Enjoy this wonderful sunshine!

The announcements for this week include:

  1. Condolences – Shirley MacDougall
  2. Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons
  3. Latest Job and Volunteer Opportunities from The United Church

1. Condolences – Shirley MacDougall

Sympathy is extended to the family of Shirley Ruth MacDougall, beloved wife of  the late Rev. Norman MacDougall, who passed away on Saturday July 29 in Charlottetown, PEI.  Funeral is Thursday from Trinity United Church at 10 a.m.   Please click on the following link for full obituary:

2. Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons

Register by September 10th, 2017


New Dates Fall 2017! Godly Play Core Training
for Storytellers & Doorpersons

September 22-24, 2017 at Sackville United Church, NB

There are a lot of things you can learn from a book or a lecture, but Godly Play is best learned from the inside out.


At a Godly Play Core Training participants:
· experience and learn about the different kinds of Godly Play stories;
· tell a story by heart and receive supportive feedback;
· learn the fundamentals of setting up your own Godly Play space and program.


Training includes three modules, each with a key plenary session and stories from one of the Godly Play genres:

Module A: Friday  10am-6pm – Sacred Stories & Creating Sacred Environments
Module B: Saturday 9am – 5pm – Parables & the Spirituality of the Child
Module C: Sunday 9am – 5pm – Liturgical Action Stories & the Community of Children


Modules may be attended in any order, over time and location. Certificate of Accreditation is awarded upon completion of all three required modules.


Visit: to register and for more information.

3.  Latest Job and Volunteer Opportunities from The United Church

Boundaries Commission (7-9 vacancies)
Position Type: Committee Vacancies
Opening/Closing Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Anticipated Start Date: Monday, October 2, 2017

The Boundaries Commission has the authority to determine the number and boundaries of the future regions of The United Church of Canada that would form part of the three-council model. We are seeking well-respected church leaders with relevant expertise and exceptional listening and analysis skills to make these determinations.

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