Meet your outgoing Treasurer!

Meet Anne Wood! The outgoing Treasurer of Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble- Anne completed 4 years as Treasurer in July of this year. Anne and her wife Ruth recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary. They live in Kingston, ON, and have 2 children and 6 grandchildren who all live in the Kingston area. 

Anne says that she and Ruth have benefited from the work of Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble, although they do not yet belong to an Affirming Community of Faith.

Her hobbies include reading, sewing and photography. With stepping down from the board, she will have the free time to pursue several ideas for family history projects, using pictures and stories that were passed down from her grandparents and letters and pictures that were saved by Ruth’s grandparents. 

Thank you for all of your hard work, Anne!

Introducing the new Communications Coordinator!

Hi everyone! My name is M Chorney, and I work part time out of Winnipeg / Treaty 1 territory as AU/SE’s NEW Communications and Marketing Coordinator! My home congregation is Selkirk United, in Selkirk, Manitoba, and I grew up on a farm outside of the city. I have been involved in the Church since I was very young, and have an honours degree from the University of Manitoba in Political Science, with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. My partner and I live in downtown Winnipeg, and will be getting married next summer! I am excited to start this new role and assist AU/SE with their work. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions at communications@ause.ca, and I look forward to working with all of you!

Virtual Summer Conference 2021! AGM and Worship!

Saturday July 24th and Sunday July 25th 2021

Greetings Friends,

Tomorrow morning we begin our 2021 Annual Meeting Weekend Online! Here is the link to your weekend itinerary (Make sure to look for individual links, ie. “Morning Gathering” has its own link, ID/password).

This itinerary below will guide you through our weekend together!

WEEKEND ITINERARY:https://docs.google.com/…/1E1AblrL5sAj7LGTEIGQc…/edit…

Please submit any questions to: communications@ause.ca.

Members register now for your vote at the Annual General Meeting at 2:00PM- 4:00PM (EDT) (guests welcome to join the discussion)

https://zoom.us/…/tJ0pdeuvrTouH9RI4yCm_4cqnRnNkLOqqHA1Want to be a member? Learn more!https://affirmunited.ause.ca/membership/

Affirming Ministry Celebrations are planned for Westminster United in Medicine Hat, Alberta!

Westminster United Church – Medicine Hat, Alberta

Affirming celebration for Westminster United Church

101 6th Street SE  Medicine Hat  AB  T1A 1G7

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Westminster United Church. 

Date: Sunday June 27, 2021

Time:   Service available anytime after 9 am MDT

Location:    Westminster UC Medicine Hat Facebook page and the website as a prerecorded service

Website:     https://westminsteruc.com/

Phone: (403) 526-5247

Email for sending congratulations (church office):   reception@westminsteruc.com

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

Congratulations St. Andrew’s United Church in Hamilton, Ontario on becoming an Affirming Ministry!

St. Andrew’s United Church, Hamilton, Ontario

Affirming celebration for St. Andrew’s United Church!

479 Upper Paradise Road, Hamilton ON L9C 5E2

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for St. Andrew’s United Church on Sunday June 13, 2021 

Time:  10:30 am (EDT)

Location:  YouTube accessed through the website

Website:   https://standrewsunitedhamilton.ca/

Phone: (905) 383-7411

Church Email for sending congratulations:  standrewshamilton@hotmail.com

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

Congratulations to Harmony United in Saint John, New Brunswick on their Affirming Ministry!

Harmony United Church – Saint John, New Brunswick

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Harmony United Church!

Harmony United Church
8 Upland Road
Saint John  NB  E2H 2W5

Sunday June 13, 2021 at Time 9:45am (ADT)

Location: Harmony United Church – In person worship (limited due to COVID restrictions) and Live on our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQvBdt7C56la9INBKOtvSPQ

Website:   https://www.harmonyunitedchurch.ca/

Phone:  506-696-3773

Email for sending congratulations  harmonyunitedchurch@gmail.com

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

It’s Pride Month!

What do you have planned for Pride Month!? Let us know! We’ve got TEN New Affirming Ministry Celebrations planned for this month across Canada from Nova Scotia to British Columbia!

Congratulations Central Saanich UC in Saanichton, BC on your Affirming Ministry!

Central Saanich United Church, Saanich, BC

An Affirming Celebration is planned for June 27th, 2021

Central Saanich United Church

7180 East Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC  V8M 1Y4

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Central Saanich United Church on Sunday June 27, 2021 

Time and location will depend on COVID-19 protocols at that time. If possible it will be in person, larger venue as the church has limited capacity and there may/will be social distancing rules in effect – possibly pre-registration required. Details are still to be determined.

Alternate plans will be:

Location:   Pre-recorded service posted on website on the morning of June 27th  

Website      https://www.centralsaanichunited.ca/   

Church Phone:  250-652-2713

Please send a note of congratulations to the entire faith community of Central Saanich United Church through this private form or email congratulations directly to megarnett@shaw.ca   

Affirming celebration for Greenbank United Church!

Greenbank Methodist Church, 1909. Taken from a post card written by W.E. Honey.

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Greenbank United Church

19991 Hwy 12, Greenbank ON L0C 1B0

Date: Sunday November 21, 2021

Time:     2:00 PM

Location:  Livestream:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxnq1Wt92NoDFzNRRsNqH-w

In person:  address as above

Website:     www.greenbankchurch.com

Phone:         905-985-0844

Email for sending congratulations:  gspastoralcharge@gmail.com

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

Belated Greetings for Affirming celebration for St. Andrew’s United Church!

A great celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry was held for St. Andrew’s United Church

1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7L 3H6

Date:  Sunday June 27, 2021

Location:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvEt4TqtWtM

Website:     https://www.st-andrews-united.ca/

Phone:         604-985-0408

Email for sending congratulations (church office) office@st-andrews-united.ca 

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

Affirming celebration for Trinity United Church, Brandon!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Trinity United Church!

Date:  November 21, 2021       

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location:    1515 – 6th Street, Brandon, MB   R7A 6B3.  Full vaccination will be required to attend in-person celebration.  Service will also be live streamed and recorded for later viewing.

Website:     https://www.trinitybrandon.ca/

Phone:   204-728-4796

Email for sending congratulations: trinityucbdn@wcgwave.ca 

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

Affirming celebration for Lynn Valley United Church!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Lynn Valley United Church!

3201 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver BC   

Date:  Sunday November 14, 2021

Time:  10:30 am

Location:   In person at 3201 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver  BC V7K 0A3

Information link for celebration can be found at:

Website https://www.lynnvalleychurch.com/

Phone 604-987-2114

Email for sending congratulations:   rainbow@lynnvalleychurch.com or  office@lynnvalleychurch.com

Please send a note of congratulations to the faith community of Lynn Valley United Church through this private form:

Affirming celebration for St. Matthew’s United Church!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for St. Matthew’s United Church

729 St. Clair Ave., West, Toronto  ON M6C 1B3

Date:             Sunday November 14, 2021

Time: 10:30am

Location:    In person at 729 St. Clair Ave W, Toronto ON, M6C 1B2 and streamed via Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/StMattsUC)

Website:     https://www.stmattsunited.com/    

Phone:         416-653-5711        

  Email for sending congratulations (church office): stmattsunited@gmail.com

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

Affirming celebration for Canadian Shield Regional Council!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Canadian Shield Regional Council

395 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay ON PA1 2C5

Date:  Saturday October 16, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm

Location:    at Annual General Meeting on Zoom.  Check website for details.

Website:     https://canadianshieldrc.ca/

Phone:         705-474-3350

Email for sending congratulations  info4rc06@united-church.ca 
Please send a note of congratulations to the Canadian Shield Regional Council through this private form: 

Affirming celebration for Bay of Quinte UCW East Central Ontario Region!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Bay of Quinte UCW ECOR!

Date:  Wednesday October 27, 2021

Time:            during ZOOM Midweek Event at about 11:15 a.m.

Location:   Zoom Meeting hosted by Shining Waters Presbyterial

Please pre-register by Oct 20 with hecox@rogers.com to receive ZOOM link

Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/unitedchurchwomen

Phone:         613 395 0914

Email for sending congratulations:    cdmound@gmail.com

Please send a note of congratulations to the Bay of Quinte UCW ECOR through this private form:       

Affirming celebration for  Zion-Calvin United Church, Pembina Parish Pastoral Charge! 

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministries for Zion-Calvin United Church, Pembina Parish Pastoral Charge

188 Dufferin Street, Darlingford MB R0G 0L0  

Date:  October 10, 2021 

Time:   9:30 a.m  

Location:  188 Dufferin Street, Darlingford  in-person 

Website:      https://www.pembinaparish.com/

Phone:  204-822-4508

Email for sending congratulations  office@pembinaparish.com  

Please send a note of congratulations to Zion-Calvin United Church, Pembina Parish Pastoral Charge through this private form:

Affirming celebration for St. Paul’s United Church, Pembina Parish Pastoral Charge!  

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministries for St. Paul’s United Church, Pembina Parish Pastoral Charge

353 Thornhill Street, Morden MB  R6M 1M8 

Date:  October 10,  2021
Time: 11:00 am
Location:  353 Thornhill Street, Morden MB  R6M 1M8 in person or Pembina Parish Pastoral Charge on Youtube.
Website: https://www.pembinaparish.com/

Phone:    204-822-4508

Email for sending congratulations  office@pembinaparish.com

Please send a note of congratulations to the faith community of St. Paul’s United Church, Pembina Parish Pastoral Charge through this private form: