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.


GUEST 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 PhD 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 is the 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 is the 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.

DATES & LOCATIONS

(In the West) Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre – September 17-19, 2019
601 Taylor St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0M8
Register ONLINE (WEST ONLY) or by email with Kalesha
tel/905-848-2600 ext 201

(In the East) Wesley Acres Retreat Centre  – October 1-3, 2019
CALL WESLEY ACRES TO REGISTER
Location: PO Box 330 – Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0  (Location: 1391 Wesley Acres Road)
tel. 613.393.3159   email/ [email protected]   www.wesleyacres.com

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION & RATES

(In the West) QUEEN`S HOUSE RETREAT AND RENEWAL CENTRE – September 17-19, 2019
Register no later than: September 6, 2019. Payment will be due at registration

TO REGISTER ONLINE [WESTERN CANADA ONLY]: https://www.fmcic.ca/western-ministers-conference-online-registration-form-2019

ROOM AND MEALS (GST INCLUDED)

Single room & meals = $207
(single rooms that share a washroom with the adjoining room- the shower is down the hall)

Meals only = $87


WESLEY ACRES (EAST) October 1-3, 2019
Register no later than: September 20, 2019. Payment in full is due at check-in.

ROOM AND MEALS (HST INCLUDED)
MAPLEDENE MOTEL
Single accommodations = $170.00 pp **
Double accommodations = $150.00

DON DEYO CENTRE
Single accommodations = $160.00 pp **
Double accommodations = $140.00

ALDERSGATE LODGE
Single accommodation = $150.00
Double accommodations = $130.00**
Triple accommodation = $125.00**
Cabin (INDIVIDUAL – UP TO 10 people per cabin) *** = $115.00**
Meals only = $100.00


DOWNLOADS & LINKS

Download: Agenda
La Conférence d’Automne des Ministères

Download: Minister’s Conference Travel Subsidy Form