NEW! Resources from: Adding Sparkle to Your Rainbow Webinar

Thank you for participating, your interest or registering for our webinar event:

Adding Sparkle to Your Rainbow: Refreshing Your Affirming Culture and Commitment

We hope you found the time we spent together informative and inspiring.

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Welcome Hinton United Church! An Affirming Celebration is planned for March 14th, 2021 at 10am MST

Hinton United Church – Hinton Alberta

An Affirming celebration is planned for Hinton United Church!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Hinton United Church on Sunday March 14, 2021

Time: 10:00 am MST

Location: 101 Maskuta Drive, Hinton AB T7V 1E7

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Hinton-United-Church-140395563448/

Phone: 780-865-2390

Email: for sending congratulations hintonunitedchurch@hotmail.com

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

We are looking for P.I.E. Recipes! Share them on the National P.I.E. Day Recipe Board!

We are challenging you to come up with the best P.I.E. Recipes and share them on our National P.I.E. Day Recipe Board for National Affirming Day.

You might want to share one of your favourite pie recipes or a great cupcake or special treat recipe or maybe you will have a virtual bake off!? Some may have a special recipe of what Affirming would taste like if it were a pie and what those ingredients might be! Please share those recipes and we look forward to reading them all.

Include a picture of your creation if you can. Posts can be anonymous or include the name of your faith community or use your first name on the submission! Just click the PLUS + sign to add your contribution.

Questions? Ask Michele at communications@ause.ca and have fun being Public, Intentional and Explicit in your commitment to inclusivity to LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people ! !

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Add your P.I.E. Day Event to our Online Calendar

Do you have a special event planned for P.I.E. Day?

Share it on the online calendar here:

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.

Join Affirm United / S’affirmer Ensemble’s Council!

Is God calling you to share your gifts by serving Affirm United/S’Affirmer Ensemble? From time to time, AUSE seeks volunteers and paid staff to assist the organization in its work. If you are interested in working with the Council, we would appreciate you completing this form outlining your experience and the reason(s) you are interested in this opportunity.

The council, through a process of discernment, will select the person who is best suited to fill the positions. We will prioritize those who are marginalized within the LGBTQ+ community , Indigenous folks, Black folks, and other folks of colour and disability.  Every applicant will receive a response. Fill out the form below and return to communications@ause.ca

Or fill out your online Expression of Interest here:

https://forms.gle/mWBSac1o3UVL3pVf9

Time commitment is approximately 5-10 hours per month for council activities and projects, which includes: 5 to 6 Council meetings per year either virtually via Zoom, or post-Covid in-person i.e. AU/SE Annual General Meeting will be hosted nationally in the month of July (travel is paid) most likely this summer’s conference will be held virtually via Zoom as it was last summer. 😀😀😀

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Adding Sparkle to Your Rainbow | Zoom Webinar Thursday February 25, 2021 | 7-8:30pm

As part of our Public, Intentional and Explicit commitment, Affirm United / S’affirmer Ensemble along with Affirming Connections are pleased to announce this special P.I.E. gathering … an Affirming Refresher presented by Affirming Coordinator Linda Hutchinson!

We’ll talk about these areas to add sparkle:

  • Your Vision Statement
  • Your Marriage Policy
  • Your Action Plan . . . Do you have one?  Does it need updating?  Are you engaging with the wider community?
  • Your relationship with building users, renters
  • Your language – Pronouns, Microaggressions
  • Broadening your scope . . . the call of all people who are marginalized

Bring your stories and your questions!


Linda Hutchinson, Affirming Ministry Coordinator to Affirm United / S’affirmer Ensemble

Presenter Bio – Linda Hutchinson

Linda, a United Church member by birth and by choice, has worked/volunteered at all levels of The United Church of Canada with children, youth and adults, mainly in the areas of Resource Ministry and Affirm United’s Affirming Ministries Program.  She is a member of Sydenham Street United Church in downtown Kingston, ON, an Affirming Ministry since 1999, was a member of the Bay of Quinte Conference Affirming Ministries Action Group from its formation in 2007 to 2018 when UCC restructured, and has been a Coordinator of Affirm United’s Affirming Ministry Program since 2012.  Linda and her spouse, Bruce, have two adult children and four grandchildren.


Register today

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpdOCtrzIuE9d-rFll1amk2LAtHRX_wWnX


A New Affirming Ministry in Manitoba – Steinbach United Church

Steinbach United Church, Steinbach, Manitoba

Affirming celebration on March 14, 2021 for:

Steinbach United Church
541 Main Street   Steinbach, MB  R5G 0L5

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Steinbach United Church on March 14, 2021 (P.I.E. Day – The National Affirming Day)

Time: 10:30AM Central Daylight

Location:   Zoom Celebration   

To join our zoom celebration please email the church office at steinbachunited@mymts.net for a link to the service.

Website: http://steinbachunitedchurch.ca/     

Phone:  204-326-3713


Join us in welcoming Steinbach United Church to the Affirming family!

Please send a note of congratulations to the entire faith community of Steinbach through this private form or directly to this email:  

Email for sending congratulations  steinbachunited@mymts.net

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