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

And then, join us on Sunday July 26th 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

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

Virtual Affirming Celebration Sunday | June 28th at 10am for St. Paul’s United Church in Riverview NB

A wonderful virtual celebration is planned for this Sunday, June 28th at 10:00 am to celebrate St. Paul’s United Church as a newly recognized Affirming Ministry!

All are welcome to attend online a celebration to be declared an Affirming Ministry will be recorded and streamed from:

St. Paul’s United Church (currently closed for in-person worship due to COVID-19)

404 Cleveland Avenue

Riverview NB  E1B 1Y2

On Sunday June 28, 2020 10:00 am

Phone:  506 386-3335


Send congratulations to:

Please send a note of congratulations to the entire faith community of St. Paul’s United Church through this private form:

Hiring Announcement

We are very excited to announce the hiring of our new Communications Coordinator! As you may recall, our previous Communications Coordinator Julie Graham moved on to her new work in Regional Ministry this winter serving Northern Spirit, Living Skies and Prairie to Pine Regional Councils. 

Affirm United/s’affirmer Ensemble is pleased to welcome Michele Petick (she/her) to the team. Michele has been hired to work with Affirm United/s’affirmer Ensemble for 20 hours/week to support various aspects of communications such as social media, website management, newsletter writing and distribution, and working with the Affirming Ministry Program Coordination team. We are excited to see how Michele’s background in website development and design will help us better connect and engage with our many members and ministries across the country! 

Michele K. Petick, Communications & Marketing Coordinator Affirm United / S’affirmer Ensemble

I am so pleased to join the Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble team! I look forward to listening and working with existing and exploring communities involved with the important mission of Affirming across Canada.

A very short bit about me, I have been in digital tech for over 30 years and involved in some form of employment or volunteer position with the United Church of Canada for over 20 years. My home base is Toronto. As trends and technology constantly evolve as do I, and am committed to learning new and old ideas each and every day I breathe. “Online” is my office, so please reach out anytime!

I can be contacted at:

In-Person Affirm United Summer Conference 2020 cancelled | Stay tuned for alternate plans.

Dear friends of Affirm United/s’affirmer Ensemble,

The council of Affirm United in agreement with First St. Andrews United, London Ontario, have decided to cancel this year’s summer conference scheduled for July 23rd to July 26 because of the uncertainty being experienced with Covid 19 Virus. We will keep you updated about the work of Affirm United, and what decision will be made in regards to our annual AGM that normally takes place at our Summer Conference.
We pray for you and all your loved ones and hope you are keeping healthy and safe during this time of disruption. Please follow the guidelines that our health experts recommend so we can meet again and share our gift of God’s love.

Blessings to all,
AU/SE council

Affirming celebration, Cadboro Bay United Church, Victoria BC Sunday May 3, 2020

All are welcome to an online celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Cadboro Bay United Church on Sunday May 3, 2020  at 10:00AM at:

Cadboro Bay United Church,  pre-recorded and streamed at
Church address (building is closed because of COVID-19):
2625 Arbutus Rd
Victoria, BC  V8N 1W4
 Phone  250-477-2715

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

POSTPONED Affirming celebration for Trinity Memorial United Church, Abbotsford BC, 29 March 2020

NOTE: this celebration has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for an updated celebration date.
All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Trinity Memorial United Church on Sunday March 29, 2020 at 4:30PM to 5:30PM, dinner to follow.

Trinity Memorial United Church,
33737 George Ferguson Way,
Abbotsford  BC  V2S 2M4 

Please send a note of congratulations to people of Trinity Memorial United Church through this private form:

Opportunities: AUSE staff position, co-chairs, members at large

Are you feeling called to be a part of the work of Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble? We are currently seeking passionate and dedicated people for volunteer and staff positions. The positions are: 

Communications and Marketing Coordinator (CMC)- Deadline March 2, 2020. This is a paid position, focused on communicating with members and the public. The CMC develops strategies/goals and manages all communication tools (social media, print, website, etc.). 

Co-Chair (2 positions available)– Deadline June 1,  2020. This a three-year term. The co-chair(s) are responsible for the success of AUSE and the effective operation and leadership of the council/organization. 

Member at Large (2 positions available)– Deadline July 13, 2020. Serves as a liaison to the general membership. Duties may change as needed to fulfill the needs of the organization/council. 

For all expressions of interest, please fill out this form.

Full position descriptions can be found here: 
Communications and Marketing
Member at Large