I have been reading the “Truth and Reconciliation Report.” It is a sad account of colonialism, racism, hatred, and ignorance. It’s especially sad because “the Church” is a key player in this story. Understanding the whole “story” is an important step forward. Living into a shared narrative (in our schools, media, government and churches) is essential for healing in Canada.

We have invited Terry LeBlanc to help us with this conversation in order to pursue a shared narrative with our indigenous brothers and sisters.  We believe that the church should now play a key role in healing. We will hear from a couple of our churches that have begun to engage in truth and reconciliation. We will have time to discuss contextual steps each of our churches can take, and of course, we will PRAY – for each other, for our ministries, for truth and reconciliation in Canada.

Dates & Locations

In the West
Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal
Calgary, Alberta
September 17-19, 2019

In the East
Wesley Acres Retreat Centre
Bloomfield, Ontario
October 1-3, 2019

Speakers

TERRY LEBLANC: a Mi’kmaq-Acadian, is the Executive Director of Indigenous Pathways and the founding Chair and Director of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies. He is an adjunct
professor at Tyndale, and teaches at George Fox University and Seminary, in Portland, Oregon, and Acadia University and Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Terry holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Asbury
Theological Seminary in Florida and he has over thirty-eight years of community work experience in Native North
American and global Indigenous contexts, including as an educator in theology, cultural anthropology and community development practice.

WILL KELLER: has been the lead pastor at Westdale Park Free Methodist Church since 2017. Prior to that will served at Marmora and Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church.

JOE MANAFO: lead pastor at Lakeview Free Methodist Church in Saskatoon, SK. Joe was the teaching pastor at Lakeview for six years, and prior to that he was part of a team who planted The Story in Sarnia, ON

DYAN MOULAND: lead pastor of Cornerstone FMC in Prince Albert, SK. Dyan has experience as an assistant pastor, youth pastor, and as the director of Arlington Beach Camp in SK.


Registration Costs

In the West
Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal
Calgary, Alberta
September 17-19, 2019
In the East
Wesley Acres Retreat Centre
Bloomfield, Ontario
October 1-3, 2019