Watch — Truly and Humbly: Memories of the First Apology

The Manitou Conference Living into Right Relations Committee and the Manitou Intentional Learning Community invite you to the premiere of the documentary movie Truly and Humbly: Memories of the First Apology. Through the stories of those present at the first Apology to Indigenous people by the United Church of Canada, this movie, directed by Dr. Hoi Cheu, presents the history of the Apology, meditates on its implications and presents a call for action. The hour long movie will be followed by a time for questions, discussion and refreshments. The Moderator of the United Church of Canada, the Right Reverend Jordan Cantwell will be present.

Widening Our Welcome

  Race and Racism in Our Congregations and Communities

In an engaging and interactive workshop on Saturday April 14, 2018, Adele Halliday and Beth Baskin lead participants in an exploration of issues of power and privilege.

Members from a variety of congregations came out to St. Peter’s United Church for an examination of issues of race and racism and how to become welcoming.  Particants examined questions such as:

How do we welcome people of all racial

identities? How might we become allies?
How will we make our spaces more racially just? How do we have difficult conversations?

How do we respond to racism?



In a culture that both “doesn’t do death” (eg. no service, visitation), yet claims the right to choose death (Medical Assistance in Dying) how do Ministry Personnel help people of faith navigate the complexity of choices as we confront End of Life issues? How can we enable helpful conversations?

This was the first of two events designed to help Ministry Personnel support individuals and families as they plan for End-of-Life decisions.

On February 22, 2018, Rev. Kathy Dahmer lead participants in an examination of the following questions:

  • How our faith inform our views of life and death
  • How changes in our culture impact those views.
  • The spiritual and psychological impact of a culture that “doesn’t do death”, and how we challenge that trend.
  • How Ministry Personnel can effectively and faithfully walk with people through the many changes and choices End of Life issues present.