World Labyrinth Day 2016

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 Horne St., Sudbury.

  • 12:50 Prepare for a group walk of the outdoor labyrinth. We will“Walk as One at 1” with people around the world.

This is a family friendly event for adults and children. There will be childcare available for very young children.

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Welcome: Extending Hospitality to Refugees

extendinghospitalityOn 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

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 you to the volunteers from St. Luke’s for assisting with dinner.

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Coming to Advent with Anticipation

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

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 St Peter’s United Church, Sudbury on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 from 10:00 to 2:30.

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World Labyrinth Day 2015

worldlabyrinthday2015pic3 worldlabyrinthday2015pic4 worldlabyrinthday2015pic6 worldlabyrinthday2015pic7 worldlabyrinthday2015pic8 worldlabyrinthdaypic2On 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

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

 

 

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Straight Talk About Stewardship Workshop

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:

  • Addressing Attendance and Giving
  • Legacy Giving
  • Things I wish I’d known before I joined the finance committee
  • Stewardship 101: Think! Say! Do!

Special guest Keith Stam (Financial Development Officer, Manitou Conference of the United Church of Canada) will be in attendance!

Cost:

  • $25/person
  • $20/person for church groups of 3+
  • Includes lunch and refreshments
  • Financial assistance available on request

Registration Form

You can now register for events in one of three ways!

  1. Download a Printable PDF : Download the Straight Talk Stewardship PDF Registration Form for print use and mail it before the September 18, 2013 deadline.
  2. If you experience trouble with the above option, you can register below:
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Questions?

Please contact Gillian Schell at gschell@laurentian.ca

Sponsors

  • Manitou Intentional Learning Community
  • More Franchises

 

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The Art of Pastoral Caring “Holy Ground” – Session 3

The Manitou Intentional Learning Community Presents

The Art of Pastoral Caring “Holy Ground” – Session 3

Caring for and supporting dying and grieving persons is a critical aspect of pastoral ministry for which people often feel ill-prepared. This workshop combines the “very personal face” and “immediacy” of caring for the dying and bereaved as well as a theoretical and theological base for this work. This work-shop will provide participants with an opportunity for reflection on their professional and personal concerns and experiences regarding death and grief and an opportunity to enhance their ability to provide pastoral care to the dying and bereaved. There will be experiential aspects to these workshops

Anne Simmonds teaches Ministry with Dying and Grieving Persons at Emmanuel College. She has had extensive experience with the dying and bereaved both as Director of Chaplaincy at the former Wellesley Hospital, as former minister of pastoral care at Rosedale United Church and as a former nurse. She is a gifted facilitator whose previous workshop in Sudbury was extremely well received.

The Manitou Intentional Learning Community invites you to participate in the third part of a series of workshops designed to help you to create a caring community in your church. The event will take place on Saturday, April 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St Luke’s United Church, Bancroft Drive, Sudbury.

Registration:

Registration is $50 which includes refreshments and a simple lunch. (This reflects a $10 discount through MILC) People who participated in one of the MILC Pastoral Care Workshops in October 2012 or January 2013 receive a $5 discount making the cost $45. People who participated in both these workshops receive a $10 discount making the cost $40. Financial assistance available, please contact gschell@laurentian.ca

Please register by April 15, 2013. Cheques should be sent to MILC, St. Andrew’s United Church, 111 Larch Street, Sudbury P3E 4T5

For more information contact Gillian 705-671-0185 gschell@laurentian.ca or visit www.manitoulearningcommunity.com

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The Art of Pastoral Caring – Session 2 (Sat., Jan. 26, 2013)

The Manitou Intentional Learning Community Presents

The Art of Pastoral Caring – Session 2

The Manitou Intentional Learning Community invites you to participate in a series of workshops designed to help you to create a caring community in your church. The event will take place on Saturday, January 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St Luke’s United Church, Bancroft Drive, Sudbury.

 

The sessions:

The Art of Listening

A workshop on Active Listening led by Lianne Tooley will provide training and practice in developing deep listening skills. Lianne works in the Mood and Anxiety Program at Health Sciences North and has extensive experience in Mental Health.  She says: “In my field of work listening to what people don’t say can be just as important as listening to what they do say with words.”

Caring Communication in a High-Tech Culture

The Venerable Anne Germond, is the Rector of the Church of the Ascension, and the Chaplain to the Greater Sudbury Police Service in which role she provides a “calm, empathetic presence”.  Anne will discuss ways in which telephone and email communication can be effective tools in pastoral care.

Prayer, Script-Free

A session on the role of prayer in pastoral care and on developing skills for “prayer without practice” will be led by The Rev. Dawn Vaneyk of St. Peter’s United Church. Dawn is a respected and inspiring spiritual leader with extensive experience in pastoral care.

A Tender Trust

The Rev. Catherine Somerville, Manitou Conference, United Church of Canada, will discuss legal and ethical issues related to Duty of Care for those involved in pastoral and friendly visiting. As Manitou Conference Personnel Minister, Catherine fulfills a wide variety of roles with great skill and compassion. Her work includes providing pastoral care for ministry personnel and their families and resourcing training workshops.

Registration:

$35 ($30 for those who participated in Session 1 in October) includes a light lunch.

Please register by January 23rd. Cheques should be sent to MILC, St. Andrew’s United Church, 111 Larch Street, Sudbury P3E 4T5

For more information contact Gillian 705-671-0185 gschell@laurentian.ca or visit www.manitoulearningcommunity.com

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