I'm writing to let you know about a series of web-workshops called Sankofa: Resources for an Intercultural Church Mondays evenings : Feb 4, Mar 4, April 8, May 6 8:00 - 9:30 pm EASTERN time
Leaders: Adele Halliday and Alcris Limongi, of the General Council Staff
This will be an engaging and interactive webinar, using “Sankofa: The Histories and Heritages of Black Peoples in The United Church of Canada”. Sankofa will be a lens to explore ways in which congregations can become more racially just, and intentionally intercultural; the focus will be much broader than Black History alone! Some of the conversation will be sparked from the videos from Sankofa around racial justice. It will include both an exploration of ideas, as well as practical components. There opportunities to explore ideas in their own ministry contexts, and then come back to share ideas on how things went! Some of the time will be to engage in courageous conversations about race.
We're trying to encourage congregations to send more than one member to this workshop, so that participants have people to talk with as they try to implement change within their congregations. For that reason we're offering the following options
•Individual participation -- $30
•15% discount for members of the same church, who register at the same time
•$60 site fee -- for an unlimited number of participants at one site. Use a meeting room in your church, or meet in someone's home, and you can have an unlimited number of participants for the same low fee.
Adele Halliday is the Team Leader for Transformational Ministries at the General Council Office; previously, she served as the Program Coordinator for Intercultural Engagement & Education in the Communities in Ministry Unit. She is passionate about teaching and learning, loves creating spaces for people to explore faith and identity, and loves to laugh! Adele was study guide editor for Sankofa: The Histories and Heritages of Black Peoples in The United Church of Canada.
Alcris Limongi serves as a Program Coordinator in the areas of Racial Justice, Gender Justice and Sexual Minorities in the Communities in Ministry Unit. She is originally from Venezuela a long time member of the United Church of Canada and candidate for Ordained Ministry. A path-opener, bridges-builder Alcris brings the gift of looking at the world with brown eyes. With theological degrees and a graduate specialization in Social Groups Dynamics, Alcris weaves Biblical grounding with social and experiential reflections. Courageous Courageous Conversations about Difference is her main passion!
How to Connect: all you need is a computer with an Internet connection, and a telephone. We'll use a conference call system that can put callers into small groups for discussion, or keep us all together for "plenary" sessions.
Register at www.united-in-learning.com/winter2013
(Rev.) Stephen Fetter
Continuing Education Co-ordinator
Communities in Ministry/ Communautés et ministères
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CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES - WINTER SEMESTER 2013
Greetings from Queen’s College!
We are sending you information on course offerings at Queen’s College for the Winter Semester, 2013. These various programs are open to lay and ordained people, and as you know, they earn credit towards a degree or Associate designation. Full information is available on our web site, www.mun.ca/queens. It would be greatly appreciated if you would have it circulated to the parishes in Newfoundland and Labrador by email and request them to place the following in their Sunday bulletins over the next couple of weeks, or, if they don’t print one, to make a verbal announcement”
Queen’s College is the oldest degree-granting institution in the province, and our one remaining theological school. Our mission is to prepare people for ministry, both ordained and lay, and to provide programs to assist people in their spiritual journey. We offer a variety of courses at our St. John’s campus, in Clarenville, and by correspondence, which count as credit towards a degree, the Associate in Theology designation, or a Diploma in Theology and Ministry. For more information please see the brochures in the church, check out our web site at www.mun.ca/queens, or telephone toll free at 1-877-753-0116.
Many thanks. We share an important mission together, and your support in this aspect is very much appreciated. Please let us know how we can assist you.
Every good wish to you and yours for the approaching Christmas season.
Provost pro tem
Queen’s College, Faculty of Theology
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