Affirming celebration for Spirit of Hope United Church!

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

Date:  Sunday February 13, 2022

Time: 1:30 pm (MST)

Location:     7909 82 Avenue NW,  Edmonton  AB  T6C 0Y1.
The service will be in-person as well as streamed and recorded.  Information:  Can be found on Spirit of Hope UC website and closer to the date, in The Spark, also on the website

Website:     https://www.spiritofhope.ca/

Phone:         780-468-1418

Email for sending congratulations (church office) OfficeAdmin@spiritofhope.ca 

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

A Christmas Message from the AUSE Board Chair

Hello, members of Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble! 

As we continue on through this pandemic, is can be difficult to keep our eyes on the end of the tunnel. I am here to remind you of the themes of Advent that we have been observing over the last four weeks: hope, peace, joy, and love. We hope for the best future and for the safety of all. We carry the peace of Christ with us as we walk along. We seek out and find joy in the places we least expected to find it. Most importantly, we love largely, loudly, and harder than ever before. 

I urge you to carry the spirit of Christmas (and the themes of Advent) with you publicly, intentionally, and explicitly as we move together into another year. The community that we share is life giving and ever affirming. We are here for you, just as you are there for one another. 

You all continue to amaze me, the Board of Directors, and God, with your work and dedication to making our world a more inclusive and affirming place. 

Merry Christmas, happy new year, and God be with you, amen!

– Julian | King Julez | they/them

Affirming celebration for First United Church!

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

Date:  Sunday January 9, 2022           

Time: 10: 00 a.m. (Mountain Daylight Saving Time)

Location:    In person at 10409 100 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, T8L 1Z3,

                        AND online at www.fsunited.org

Website:     www.fsunited.org

Phone:   780-998-4060

Email for sending congratulations (church office) : fspc@shaw.ca

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

Affirming celebration for Kanata United Church!

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

Date:  Sunday December 18, 2021

Time:  10:00 am

Location:   33 Leacock Drive   Kanata  ON  K2K 2B9

The service will be available through zoom: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/868765865?pwd=T2dYS1piV0tHRURCT090WXU5c2xpQT09

Website:     https://kuc.ca/

Phone:         613-592-5834

Email for sending congratulations office@kuc.ca 

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

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:

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!