Mission & Service Enthusiast Learning Gathering

October 19/20, 2017

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As a Mission & Service Enthusiast you are often called on to share your passion for Mission & Service. One of the best ways to do this is with a short story of why you give for Mission & Service. The story doesn’t need to be long. On September 18 and 19 we will gather to learn about how to create your story and we will have time to practice our stories with each other! The calls will be interactive with lots of time to share!

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(Please note: the agenda will be similar for each call, so if the time for your Conference doesn't work for you, feel free to sign up for one of the others.)


Thursday October 19, 2017: Conference schedule

10 am ET             Bay of Quinte Conference

11 am ET             Montreal and Ottawa Conference

1 pm ET                London Conference

1 pm ET                Hamilton Conference

12 pm MT            Alberta and Northwest Conference

12 pm CT             Saskatchewan Conference

1 pm CT             Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Conference

12 pm PT             British Columbia Conference

3 pm ET                Toronto Conference



Friday October 20, 2017: Conference schedule

10 am ET             Manitou Conference

10:30 am NT       Newfoundland and Labrador Conference

1 pm ET                All Native Circle Conference

1 pm AT               Maritime Conference



Connect to the call with your phone a few minutes before the starting time.

Looking for more learning opportunities? Join a webinar with fresh ideas for your Mission & Service program in Februry or March. See all our offerings at www.united-in-learning.com

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Cheryl Curtis Picture

Cheryl Curtis, Mission and Service Funding Officer
Cheryl has served as program staff and volunteer at all levels of the church. She brings extensive experience as a manager, educator, facilitator, and presenter to this ministry position in which she will provide leadership to the development and success of Mission & Service. Her role is to maximize church’s commitment to our $30 million unified annual fund, and to strongly promote a compelling vision of the Mission & Service ministries of all the people of The United Church. She has a particular interest in connecting kids to Mission & Service.

Cheryl’s ministry over two decades includes serving as Executive Director of the Working Group on Refugee Resettlement, program staff at the Toronto Conference office, board member of Kairos: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, and Executive Director of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Cheryl holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Arts and has studied at the Centre for Christian Studies and the Toronto School of Theology. Cheryl, her partner Bruce Gregersen and their daughter Olivia keep honey bees, cultivate fruit trees, and grow some of their food on the land they tend in Hockley Valley. Occasionally they retreat to Algonquin Park for a break from the weeding.

1-800-268-3781 ext. 3096 or
416-231-7680 ext. 3096
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Ruth Noble Picture

Ruth NobleMission & Service Engagement Coordinator
Ruth has spent her life as part of the United Church of Canada, growing up as a “preacher’s kid” Ruth has experienced the highs and lows of ministry. Her passion for Mission and Service is rooted in her upbringing where the importance of the Mission and Service permeated every aspect of her childhood church home.

Prior to entering ordered ministry 18 years ago, Ruth worked at The Globe and Mail, as an editorial assistant. She has served in four pastoral charges two in Bay of Quinte Conference and two in Toronto Conference before beginning her work at the General Council Office. Ruth’s role is continue to create opportunities for communities of faith to connect to the Mission and Service partners both in Canada and in parts of the World.
Ruth holds a Master of Divinity from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Arts from York University, as well as Diploma in Audio-Visual Technician from Seneca College. She is currently taking courses in Digital Media Skills through the Ontario College of Art and Design Continuing Studies department and a distance education course through Stanford University on “Human-Centred Design”.

Ruth is an avid runner, and has participated in half marathons; she is currently training for a 5KM run later in April. Ruth is blessed with friends who have become “family” who support her when she takes on a new task such as the Polar Bear Dip on New Year’s Day for Habitat for Humanity!

1-800-268-3781 ext. 3037
416-231-7680 ext. 3037


Each conference call will also include the Field Staff for that region: Roger Janes, Maritime and Newfoundland and Labrador Conferences, Paul Sales, Montreal and Ottawa and Bay of Quinte Conferences, David Jagger, Hamilton and London Conferences, Melody Duncanson-Hales, Manitou Conference, Karen Seunarine, Toronto Conference, Kathryn Hofley, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, Alberta Northwest and Saskatchewan Conferences, Jane Harding, BC Conference.


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