The Kitchen Sink Series presents: Pancakes and P.I.E. with Pam Rocker

Don’t miss this event … the first of the Kitchen Sink for 2021.

Tuesday February 16, 2021 from 7:00-8:30pm

with our host Pam Rocker

For our first event of the year we’re asking you to join us in the kitchen where we will be serving up a Virtual Pancake Supper on Zoom with entertainment from Pam Rocker and a friendly cook-off in two home kitchens! We’ll also get to talk about P.I.E. Day 2021 and what’s cooking there. Of course no Zoom event is complete without some fun ice breakers and time to chat with each other! We’ll make sure this happens at the beginning and end of the program!

More about Pam:

Pam Rocker is an atypical activist, award winning writer, speaker, and musician. Pam has worked for a decade for the full inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ people in faith communities and beyond. She was chosen as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Calgary, and as one of the top 30 activists in Canada. She was a frequent panelist on CBC Radio’s Unconventional Panel, is the Chair of Broadview Magazine, and Co-Host of the Sacred and Profane podcast. She is currently the Director of Affirming Connections and speaks and plays across the country. More info at: pamrocker.com

See you soon around the Kitchen Sink!

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Not sure what P.I.E. Day is all about? Read on …

Yes, National Affirming/PIE Day is a go!

Celebrate with us on March 14, 2021.

Why PIE? The lovely acronym PIE stands for Public, Intentional, and Explicit. Those are the standards we hold ourselves and our welcome to when we become Affirming, Welcoming, or Inclusive communities! We founded this Day as an official way to invite people across Canada to show what it means to be inclusive.

On National PIE Day, we invite you to serve up some pie and roll out the PIE ONLINE in your ministries and communities! This is your chance to celebrate and honour the full inclusion of LGBTQ2SIA+ people in faith communities and beyond, with everyone across Canada!
This year we’re asking – What’s in your PIE? What ways have you been making your community a safer and more inclusive space, and what ‘ingredients’ do you need to grow even more? Start by baking up something new or heating up a trusty familiar recipe…
Plan an online event, service, movie night, talent show, pie, baking show, book reading, the pie in the sky’s the limit!


Submission form button link and event listing page link.

National Affirming Day – P.I.E. Day Sunday March 14th, 2021

Save the date Sunday March 14th, 2021 for our National Affirming Day celebration of P.I.E. Day!

Who doesn’t need something to celebrate these days? We surely do!

Let’s think about an Affirming pie. What would your Affirming pie taste like? What ingredients would you use? How do you want to fold in Public, Intentional, and Explicit (PIE) elements in your special recipe? This year we are going to celebrate with P.I.E. recipes created by you! It could be more traditional or it might have a twist in the ingredients … two cups of inclusion, a tablespoon of sparkle, a quarter cup of love … you get the idea! Now, think about how your faith community could continue to build your PIE, or how you are starting to cook something up.

Watch your email for ways to share YOUR recipe and more resources, event and service ideas! We will have a brand new video released by March that can be used as a resource for events, and our website is updated with worship service templates and promo materials/images FREE to use.

www.pieday.ca resources

Due to COVID-19 all PIE events for 2021 will be planned for celebration online.

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Congratulations McKenzie United Church in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba – upcoming Affirming Celebration!

McKenzie United Church – Prairie La Portage, Manitoba

All are welcome with COVID restrictions, or virtually, to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for McKenzie United Church on January 10th, 2021 at Time 10:30 a.m. Location:

McKenzie United Church
85 – 11th Street NW
Portage La Prairie, MB  R1N 2S2 

Contact them via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/18172416343

 Phone  204-857-6027

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

The Kitchen Sink Series presents: Global Partners with Guest Speaker Rev. Tim Reaburn

Tuesday December 1st – 6:30-8pm EST all are welcome around the kitchen sink!

Tim Reaburn is an ordained United Church of Canada minister who lives, works, and was raised on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario.  He is currently a member of the General Council Executive of the United Church of Canada and a member of the Board of Directors of the United Church of Canada Foundation.  The values of intersectionality, gender justice, anti-colonialism, reconciliation and anti-racism are deeply rooted core principles for him.

Gender justice has been part of his life since coming out in 1988.  This is not just a Canadian challenge but has connections across the globe.  There is not one country that has yet achieved what the Divine desires and as such international dialogue is essential in terms of providing both models and taking learnings to apply to our own realities.  The United Church of Christ (US) and Pembizo (Pan-African) will form the core of what Tim will present for the United Church of Canada’s global partners experience and narrative.

See you then!


Kitchen Sink Series Event Zoom Information
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98828097187?pwd=SGtnL3J4Sy82bFV5WTMwY1RYd3hkZz09

Meeting ID: 988 2809 7187
Passcode: 815307

Phone In instructions to ZOOM:

Canada (dial the number in your area code or use the Toll Free number below enter the meeting ID and the passcode with your key pad):

+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

Youth Group Revisited with Rev. Laura Fouhse – Kitchen Sink Series | Tuesday Nov. 17th 6:30-8pm EST

The Kitchen Sink Series presents Youth Group Revisited with Laura Foushe this Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30-8:00pm EST … Join us for a great, fun time on Zoom!

Youth Group Revisited:

Come experience  a Covid-style youth group (for all ages, of course).  Laura will lead us in some fun and bizarre online ice breakers and games (including Taylor Swift Trivia).  She will also share her experience and bumbling wisdom after 15 years in ministry with children and youth.

More about Laura:

Laura Fouhse is a Diaconal Minister and has been serving the past 15 years at McClure United Church in Saskatoon as the Minister for Children, Youth, Young Adults and Families.


Kitchen Sink Series Event Zoom Information
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98828097187?pwd=SGtnL3J4Sy82bFV5WTMwY1RYd3hkZz09

Meeting ID: 988 2809 7187
Passcode: 815307

Phone In instructions to ZOOM:

Canada (dial the number in your area code or use the Toll Free number below enter the meeting ID and the passcode with your key pad):

+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

St. Paul’s United in Oakville, ON has just become an Affirming Ministry!

St. Paul’s United Church – Oakville, ON

An Affirming celebration is planned for St. Paul’s United Church of Oakville, Ontario on Sunday November 22, 2020

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for St. Paul’s United Church on Sunday November 22, 2020 at 10:15 am

“Our doors may be closed, but our hearts remain open!”

Celebration Location: Facebook Live followed by Zoom Coffee Hour

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsUnitedChurchOakville

Website: https://www.stpaulsoakville.com/

Phone 905-845-3427

454 Rebecca Street, Oakville ON L6L 1K7 (currently closed due to COVID-19)

Email for sending congratulations affirm@stpaulsoakville.com

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