A Surprise Celebration for Pine River United Church in Ripley, Ontario

We have a surprise New Affirming Ministry Celebration coming up on Monday September 28th.  Slowed for their vote by COVID -19, Pine River UC in Ripley ON had thought that they would be unable to hold their celebration before their current minister leaves on September 30th.  However, having seen two online celebrations, they decided to celebrate on Monday evening September 28th at 7 pm EDT via Zoom. All are welcome, contact Pine River directly for the Zoom link.

Congratulations Pine River for all your dedicated work to the Affirming process and for adjusting to these challenging times. We are so thankful for your ministry!

Contact and address:

Pine River United Church
2894 Concession 4,
Ripley, Ontario, N0G 1R0

Website: www.pineriverunitedchurch.com

Phone: (519) 395-5371

Email: pineriverchurch@hurontel.on.ca

Please send a note of congratulations to the entire faith community of Pine River United Church through this private form:

A Virtual Affirming Celebration is planned for Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff, Alberta

Rundle Memorial United Church

We are so pleased to announce our newest Affirming Ministry at Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff, Alberta! Congratulations on your commitment to the important work of Affirming!

Rundle Memorial United Church will be having an Affirming celebration on Sunday October 4, 2020

All welcome to an online celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Rundle Memorial United Church on Sunday October 4 at 10 am (MDT) via Zoom.

Contact information & Address:

Rundle Memorial United Church
104 Banff Avenue
 Banff  AB  T1L 1B1

For website click “Home”

Phone: 403 762 2075

Email for sending congratulations  office@rundleunited.ca

Please send a note of congratulations to the entire faith community of Rundle Memorial United Church through this private form:

Nominations Report and Nominee Bios

Nominations Report for Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble (AUSE) Annual General Meeting July 25, 2020

Presented by:  Cindy Bourgeois and Linda Hutchinson, Nominations Committee

Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble’s By-laws giving details of Board (AUSE Council) Structure and Election of Directors is found at:


Positions for Co-Chair and Members at Large were advertised via social media, the Affirm United/S’affirmer website, and personal contact.  Many thanks to Julian Munro, Council Member, and Jordan Sullivan, GCO staff support, for doing the advertising and collection of data from nominees.  Thank you, also, to Michele Petick, Communications Coordinator for AUSE, for composing the short bios for all nominees which are attached to this report.

The slate of Directors for the Board (AUSE Council Members) is listed below.  Continuing Council members are shown in lower case format and nominees shown in UPPER CASE FORMAT.   According to the By-laws, one term of office is three years and the council should be retiring four members each year.  Terms of office are shown in the chart of Council members and nominees.

Affirm United / S’affirmer Ensemble Virtual Summer Conference & AGM July 25th & 26th

You are invited to attend our first Virtual Summer Conference on:

Saturday July 25th, 2020 for the Annual General Meeting from 2:00-4:00pm EST on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 990 4619 7435
Password: 298112


The room will be opened at 1:30pm-2:00pm: Welcoming and Passing the Peace 

Join us early to greet one another and make sure your tech is working before our AGM. 

Members and adherents are welcome to join us for our Annual AGM. If you would like to become a member of Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble click here. The agenda for the AGM will be made available online prior to the meeting. We look forward to sharing and celebrating the many accomplishments of Affirming Ministries over the past year!

And then, join us on Sunday July 26th, 2020 for Welcome & Coffee time from 11:30am-12:00pm EST followed by Worship from 12:00pm-1:00pm EST on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 984 9194 8132
Password: 864965


All are welcome to join us for worship! Feel free to sign on early for a “bring your own drink” coffee hour.

Hosted by: Rev. Emma Pipes and Aaron Miechkota

Phone in:

Canada (dial the number in your area code or use the Toll Free number below):

+1 778 907 2071
+1 204 272 7920
+1 438 809 7799
+1 587 328 1099
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 558 0588

Toll Free:

+1 855 703 8985