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:

We welcome a NEW Affirming Ministry: Forest Grove United Church, North York, ON

Forest Grove United Church – North York, ON

We are pleased to announce an Affirming celebration is planned for Forest Grove United Church, North York, ON on Sunday November 15, 2020

Celebration to be declared an Affirming Ministry will be held via Zoom at:

Forest Grove United Church

43 Forest Grove Drive

North York ON M2N 1Z4

Sunday November 15, 2020 at 10:30 am (online via Zoom)

Phone: 416-222-2781

Website: www.forestgroveunited.com

Email for sending congratulations minister@forestgroveunited.com


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

The Kitchen Sink Series presents: Queer Joy: The Gifts of Identity with Guest Speaker Ally Phillips – Tuesday Nov. 3rd, 2020 – 6:30-8:00 EST

Queer Joy: The Gifts of Identity

On Tuesday November 3rd at 6:30pm to 8pm EST come celebrate all the glorious, joyful, totally queer ways we exist and thrive in this diverse, beautiful world. Our LGBTQIA2S+ siblings, bring your unbridled glee and ecstatic revelations about your queerness, how it serves you in this world and what gifts your identities have given you in this lifetime. Allies, bring your gratefulness and praise for the gifts that queer folks have gifted you in your homes, churches and communities at large.

We’re all created intentionally with great care, let’s celebrate all the magnificent ways to be made in the image of loving Creator!

About our Guest Speaker: Ally Phillips

Ally Phillips with Reese

Ally Phillips lives, works and worships in St. Catharines, Ontario with his favourite sidekick, Reese the blind beagie. Ally serves as an openly queer and trans person at Silver Spire United Church as Co Chair of council, member of the Affirm committee and youth group leader. Outside of church life, Ally enjoys working with youth, coaching lacrosse, caregiving for his Granny, cooking delicious gluten free food and being trans in public.

Coming Up on The Kitchen Sink Series: Tuesday October 20th 6:30-8:00pm Guest Speaker Mallory Brennan of Rainbow Camp!

All are welcome to listen in and learn about the Power of Playfulness with Mallory Brennan of Rainbow Camp, Tuesday October 20, 2020 6:30pm-8pm EDT.

Power of Playfulness

During this time, we will be engaging in a number of online activities and games designed for us to connect and laugh together. Mallory will share some of her experience working at Rainbow Camp, a summer camp for 2SLGBTQ+ teens located in Northern Ontario as well as their new online program Rainbow Online Connection (ROC)

Mallory Brennan 

Mallory (she/her) works for Welcome Friend Association’s Rainbow Camp and Rainbow Online Connection (ROC). Mallory is a graduate student in Community Music, loves travelling and has lived and studied in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Mallory has a strong history within the United Church including directing a children’s choir, working in children’s ministry, the Explorer program and within Affirm United.

Missed the event watch the video below:

Singing Queerly Re-Cap and Video

Thank you so much to Hilary Seraph Donaldson and Slats Toole for gathering around the “kitchen sink” and sharing all their learning and stories with us about Singing Queerly!

Here are the video highlights of our learning together experience from last Tuesday night October 6th, The Kitchen Sink Series hosted by Affirm United / S’affirmer Ensemble via Zoom, one of many Affirming gatherings we invite you to be a part of. 😀😀😀 (PS ignore “my view” while Hilary was introducing herself … i didn’t realize my video was pinned hahahahaha so sorry, I eventually figured it out … Michele 😆)

A New Affirming Ministry to celebrate! Trinity Memorial United Church in Abbotsford, BC

Trinity Memorial United Church – Abbotsford, BC

Affirming celebration for Trinity Memorial United Church, Abbotsford, BC – Sunday October 18, 2020

All are welcome to attend an online celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Trinity Memorial United Church on Sunday October 18, 2020 at 7 pm.

Trinity Memorial United Church, (currently closed for in-person worship due to COVID-19)

33737 George Ferguson Way,

Abbotsford  BC  V2S 2M4

www.trinitymemorialuc.com 

604-853-2591

Send congratulations emails to tmucabb@gmail.com

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