Family Support Worker for Grace United Church

Grace United Church is seeking a part time Family Support Worker. The applicant must be self motivated, creative and think out of the box person. We want to provide a welcoming and safe environment for families, children and youth.

The job would run from September 1st – June 10th each year, with approximately 20-25 hours of work per week with benefits.

Responsibilities would be focusing on family and intergenerational events. To innovatively plan, prepare and execute the family and youth events at least one event a month. To ensure that Sunday School programs are running smoothly and creatively including the preparing of curriculum and ordering supplies.

Closing Date: October 13, 2017

Please send resumes to:

Grace United Church

4708- 50th Ave

Lloydminster, AB T9V 0W4

graceu@telusplanet.net

Attention: M and P Committee

The Coldest Night of the year on Feb 25

February 25th, the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser walk is scheduled!  There is our united walker team you are welcome to join or support!  cnoy.org is the place to go.  Find Lloydminster and look for unitedwalkers team.  We will also need volunteers for the event if anyone is interested please call Joyce Dickson

780-871-8989 or sign up online

#LoveWins

The following are all the #LoveWins posts that are documenting the positive steps that the United Church has taken towards equality and inclusion over the past 60 plus years.  We wanted to document these as we work to become an affirming church!

#love wins

In 1997 the United Church released “that all may be one” This educational tool was aimed at ending racism.  This was an issue on which, over the years, the church has a mixed record.  As other groups that have suffered discrimination in the United Church found their voices, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people also sought to be heard.  #lovewins

Ten years after the 1988 decision, the United Church’s Division om Mission in Canada was concerned about stories and comments it was hearing from gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons in ministry or studying to become ministers.  It met with the Division of Ministry Personnel and education and together the two divisions sponsored a consultation in 1999 in Winnipeg.  #lovewins

The 1999 consultation win Winnipeg was the first and only time that members of the United Church of Canada who were gay, lesbian or bisexual met together in formal consultation with the national church.  There was no record of who participated.  The consultation report, “Lesbian, gay and bisexual persons in Ministry”, contained many stories and hopes and pains and celebrations.

In the report “Lesbian, gay and bisexual persons in ministry” there was a petition directed to general council that was hateful and aggressive.  General Council resolved that the United Church of Canada manual be amended by inserting after (b)IV a new section (b)V stating that (all) petitions and resolutions containing any hate or discriminatory language, either in the whereas section or in the motion itself shall be ruled out of order by all church courts. #lovewins

 

Please Join us for the Senior Community Luncheons

Our next Luncheon will be on Wednesday, November 16th

1st & 3rd Wednesday every month – Grace United Church 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Food, Fun, and FellowshipNo charge - food supplied by the Olive Tree.  Rides available.

*** We are in need of home-made or bought pickles (either sweet or dill).  Please call Pat Ribey 306-825-0112 ***

Co-ordinated by Grace Ministry Project group: Colleen Groenan,  Graci Haas,  Pat Ribey