Tag: United Church

Incarcerated work crew transforms church

When men from the local correctional facility started volunteering at St. Andrews United in Yorkton, it tranformed everyone. Diaconal minister Jen Dresser shares this story. Three summers ago, the church people had gone to the lake and no one could mow the lawn. That’s when it started. Whitespruce Training Centre—a pilot project at a new …

Where 2 or 3 are gathered. . .

This past May and June, Conferences across the country gathered for what may be the last time as the United Church moves towards collapsing our 4-court model to 3 and replacing Presbyteries and Conferences with Regions.  In the face of change we continued to hold the ancient rituals of our gatherings, marking beginning, endings and …

Courageous Risking at DUCC Gathering 2018

This is one of a series of reflections about Courageous Risking, the 2018 gathering of DUCC (Diakonia of the United Church of Canada).  The Diaconal story begins with the radical image of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples, and includes the examples of courageous risk-taking of Jesus overturning the tables of the money changers, …