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Annual General Meeting 2015

By   1 year ago

MILC’s Annual General Meeting was held on November 18, 2015 at St. Luke’s United Church.  “Moving Forward with Hope” was the theme this year.  The event included two workshops facilitated by Barbara Lloyd, the AGM and a dinner.   The focus of her workshops was “Finding Purpose, Energy and Joy in Living out God’s Mission.”  Thank […]

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Watch out for these events, coming soon!

By   5 years ago

Watch for information about: Lunch and Learn sessions for clergy and licensed lay leaders beginning in September Book Study – Damned Nations by Samantha Nutt

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Supporting Those Who Support

By   5 years ago

“The sad irony is that so many people are too preoccupied with worries to spare time for that which could help them better bear their worries…” –Paul Brunton On Saturday March 3, a hardy group of Sudbury caregivers, palliative care workers, and pastoral care visitors struggled through 37cm of snow to participate in Rev. Dr. […]

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Watch out for these events, coming soon!

By   5 years ago

Watch for information about: Lunch and Learn sessions for clergy and licensed lay leaders beginning in September Book Study – Damned Nations by Samantha Nutt

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Theme 4 — Right Relations (Saturday, May 4, 2013)

By   5 years ago

Theme 4. Right Relations: Saturday, May 11th. Susan Lindquist, Resource Relations Specialist, exploring the history of relationships with aboriginal people and visioning ways to move forward.  

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Theme 3 — Ministry with Children and Youth (Saturday, March 2, 2013)

By   5 years ago

Theme 3. Ministry with Children and Youth: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 Amy Crawford, Program Minister for Children and Youth, United Church of Canada, Ministry with Children and Young People in a twenty first century context.              

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Theme 2 — Emerging Church (Wednesday, November 14, 2012)

By   5 years ago

Theme 2. Emerging Church: Wednesday, November 14th, Rob Dalgleish, National Program Co-ordinator, United Church of Canada will address our Annual General Meeting.  

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Theme 1 : Nurturing Pastoral Care Ministry in your Church (Series of Workshops)

By   5 years ago

Theme 1. Nurturing Pastoral Care Ministry in your Church: a series of three workshops. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions, but participation in a single event will be possible if space is available. Session 1: Saturday, October 27th, 9:00 – 3:30. Developing Listening and Communication Skills with Rev. Catherine Somerville and Madeleine Sauve […]

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Sil Selects Book Club (May 2008)

By   9 years ago

Several years ago a friend invited me to help her start a book club. This group of women has become an important feature in my life. Every June, at a catered pot luck lunch we choose the books we will read for the next year. Belonging to a book club has stimulated my interest in […]

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About the Manitou Intentional Learning Community Logo

By   5 years ago

Our logo was created by Katie Pile, a recent Grade Twelve graduate of LaSalle Secondary School. Katie is an active member of St. Andrew’s United Church, Sudbury. She has participated in the Youth Group, the Choir and annually paints faces on the pumpkins that are sold at the St. Andrew’s Fall Fair. Katie will be […]

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How to become a member

By   5 years ago

Learning Community Membership is by nominal annual membership fee, set initially at $5.00, and subsequently set by the Executive Team and approved by Learning Community as it determines appropriate, and – or — by intentional and accountable participation in at least one on-going Learning Community group. Any person may join and be in good standing […]

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Why “Intentional”?

By   5 years ago

The Manitou Learning Community calls itself “intentional” because we are a community of adult learners motivated to learn things that will increase our competence in the areas of common concern to us. There is a clear cut and pragmatic learning goal in sight in each of our various learning opportunities. Is there something you believe […]

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MILC’s Charter

By   5 years ago

Manitou Intentional Learning Community charters to: Seek to discern what God is saying Learn together Adopt a holistic approach to learning (engaging heart, mind, body, and soul) Strive to develop leadership and a love of learning in its members Be transformative for individuals and the community Draw generally, but not exclusively, upon local learning resources […]

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Who are we?

By   5 years ago

Manitou Intentional Learning Community creates and sustains opportunities in learning for people of the United Church of Canada and for people who make common cause with people of the United Church of Canada. The Community has its physical and administrative home at St. Andrew’s United Church in Sudbury Ontario. It recognizes and lives a broadly […]

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Supporting Those Who Support

By   5 years ago

“The sad irony is that so many people are too preoccupied with worries to spare time for that which could help them better bear their worries…” –Paul Brunton On Saturday March 3, a hardy group of Sudbury caregivers, palliative care workers, and pastoral care visitors struggled through 37cm of snow to participate in Rev. Dr. […]

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Spiritual Practice: Beginning with the Body (February 3, 2010)

By   7 years ago

Are you seeking nourishment for your spiritual life? Join the Manitou Intentional Learning Community for an evening with John Buttars to explore Spiritual Practice: Beginning with the Body Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 St. Andrew’s Place, 4th floor 111 Larch Street, Sudbury 7p.m. to 9p.m. John Buttars retired in 2006 from the ministerial staff at Harcourt […]

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Frontrunners/Niigaanibatowaad (September 2009)

By   8 years ago

Manitou Intentional Learning Community Presents Frontrunners/Niigaanibatowaad This movie raises awareness about residential schools and how churches are responding and encouraging the building of right relations. Friday, September 18th 2009 at 7pm St. Peter’s United Church, York St. Sudbury Please join us. For more information contact info@manitoulearningcommunity.com. Frontrunners (Niigaanibatowaad) is a powerful drama based on true […]

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MILC at the Movies: WALL-E (March 2009)

By   8 years ago

After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet’s future . […]

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Palestine and Israel: Persistent Hope & Audacious Possibility (2009)

By   8 years ago

When we asked Rev David LeGrand to speak at MILC’s AGM in November 2008 about his experiences working with an ecumenical peace organization in Palestine and Israel, we had no idea how timely this presentation would prove to be. David provided unique insights available only to those who have lived and worked with those involved […]

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Worship Matters Sudbury (October 17 & 18, 2008)

By   9 years ago

Choirs! Worship Committees and Leaders! Come Celebrate! Come Learn! Worship Matters 2008 comes to Manitou Conference October 17-18, 2008 Register online for this event! Worship_Matters_Sudbury_2008_flyer Why you should register now for Worship Matters 2008 Sudbury? This time of expanding technologies and a shrinking global village calls for the church to be relevant and stimulating to […]

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Dr. David Pearson – Green Ideas (September 26, 2008)

By   9 years ago

With a federal election fast approaching, it is timely that our first event will be a presentation by Dr. David Pearson of the Earth Sciences Department at Laurentian University. His presentation “They’re off and Running, But They Can’t Hide from Green Ideas This Time!” will explore the environmental issues about which we need to be […]

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Sil Selects Book Club (May 2008)

By   9 years ago

Several years ago a friend invited me to help her start a book club. This group of women has become an important feature in my life. Every June, at a catered pot luck lunch we choose the books we will read for the next year. Belonging to a book club has stimulated my interest in […]

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World Labyrinth Day 2016

By   1 year ago

Celebrate World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 7th! At St. Peter’s United Church, 203 York Street, Sudbury. 11:00 – 11:30 Introduction to labyrinths and labyrinth walking with Rev. Dr. Gailand MacQueen and a children’s program. 11:30 – 12:00 Family mindfulness activities 12:00 – 12:30 Refreshments and fellowship At St. Peter’s Labyrinth, Lourdes Grotto, 271 Van […]

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Welcome: Extending Hospitality to Refugees

By   1 year ago

On Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at St. Andrew’s United Church approximately 60 people gathered for dinner and presentations. Presentations and workshops during the evening included cross- cultural communication, lessons learned from previous sponsorship experiences, and understanding Islam with a representative from the Sudbury Mosque.

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Annual General Meeting 2015

By   1 year ago

MILC’s Annual General Meeting was held on November 18, 2015 at St. Luke’s United Church.  “Moving Forward with Hope” was the theme this year.  The event included two workshops facilitated by Barbara Lloyd, the AGM and a dinner.   The focus of her workshops was “Finding Purpose, Energy and Joy in Living out God’s Mission.”  Thank […]

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Coming to Advent with Anticipation

By   1 year ago

Rev. Dr. Bill Steadman lead a workshop to explore Advent scriptures and music, and provide opportunities to write stories, reflections, plays, prayers, and liturgy. The session took place at St Luke’s United Church in Sudbury on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.

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Coming to Advent with Anticipation

By   2 years ago

Coming to Advent with Anticipation with the Rev. Dr. Bill Steadman. This workshop explored Advent scriptures and music, and provide opportunities to write stories, reflections, plays, prayers, and liturgy. The workshop was of interest to ministers, lay leaders, children and youth leaders and anyone taking responsibility for worship during Advent. The session took place at […]

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World Labyrinth Day 2015

By   2 years ago

On May 4th, 2015, a crowd of almost 60 people turned out at the Lourdes Grottofor World Labyrinth Day.  Members of several different local church choirs  lead participants in music and a meditative walk of the labyrinth.  

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Annual General Meeting 2014

By   2 years ago

MILC’s annual general meeting took place on November 24th, 2014.    

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Straight Talk About Stewardship Workshop

By   4 years ago

Manitou Intentional Learning Community & More Franchises Sudbury Learning Circle Presents ‘Straight Talk about Stewardship’ This workshop on Saturday, September 21st, 2013  will be held at St. Andrew’s Church located at 111 Larch Street in Sudbury. Please register by September 18th, 2013. Please note the recent venue change from Trinity, Lively to St. Andrews, Sudbury. Workshop topics: […]

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