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Items of Interest and Upcoming Events as of September 19, 2014:

NEWS

CAMA Workers Killed: Moise Mamy and seven others in an Ebola education delegation were killed by villagers in southern Guinea.Read the press release HERE. The C&MA in Canada has a large contingent of International Workers serving in Guinea, including Dan and Melodie Ibsen, Colette Baudais and Katie Bowler from the WCD. Pray they will continue to be effective ministers of the Gospel where God has placed them during these days of crisis.

Reports from Assembly are now available to our churches on the Assembly 2014 website HERE. Reports are under the NEWS heading. You can also view photos and videos of sessions from the links on that page. Still to come is a summary of business decisions – our colleagues at the National Ministry Centre will post that when it is completed. Also see Brent Trask’s blog regarding his impressions of Assembly. It is available HERE.

Encompass Partnerships Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, October 4, 1:00 pm, 3851 54th Ave NE, Calgary. Order your free tickets HERE.

Periodically we like to remind you of the resources made available to you through your Group Retirement Savings Plans. Take a look at the Rueters Insight Newsletter HERE.

New pastoral openings have been posted on our job board for Hinton, Lloydminster and Redwater; as well as administrative roles in High River, Fort MacMurray and Ambrose University. See job listings HERE.

Love in Motion has raised over $712,000 and only has $62,679 left to raise to meet their $775K goal for projects throughout each district. See their encouraging update HERE.

EVENTS & EQUIPPING

Registration is progressing for the 2014 Prayer Retreat in Lake Louise (Nov. 3-6). Invitations were sent to official workers and special guests. Complete your registration before the registration deadline on October 3! If you did not receive an invitation and believe you should have, please contact Becky at office@transformcma.ca.

The Marriage Retreat is offered to District Pastors and their wives immediately prior to the Prayer Retreat (Nov. 1-3). Greg and Angela McCombs will provide great equipping and encouragement. Greg sums it up best in his video on the webpage here. Register soon, only 15 couples can be accommodated.

The Deeper Life Conference with Maxie Dunnam will be held at Spruce Grove Alliance Church on Saturday, September 27. Click HERE for a poster to download with details.

Kairos discipleship and missions education courses starting this fall: one in Edmonton and three in Calgary – details and online registration www.kairoscourse.ca

Call for Nomination – The Central Canadian District (May 28-29, 2015) is prepared to receive Nomination Papers from candidates who wish to be considered for nomination to the position of District Superintendent. Click here to download details.

GCA Book Launch & Dessert Evening, Friday, October 3, 7:00-9:30pm, at First Alliance Church. Celebrate the history of Glenmore Christian Academy with an evening of fun anecdotes, song and the launch of Cheryl Miller’s book, The School that Fell from the Sky: A History of GCA. Connect with old friends, teachers, reminisce over photos and much more. Books will be available for purchase by donation. Coffee and desserts will be available. Please RSVP to alumni@gcaschool.com.

Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre is again leads the way with their second conference to promote healthy sexual awareness and how to minister to those facing addiction in a pornified culture. Sign up as a professional or layperson for Expose2: Breaking the Silence, Building Hope, September 26 (Professionals) or 27 (Public). Who in your congregation would also benefit from attending?

Rural Church Pastors’ Network invites you to make the best of the rest of your life with their new sessions on Navigating Through the Seasons of Life & Leadership. Various locations October. Click HERE for a downloadable poster with all the details.

Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) are offering two seminars with John Pellowe, a great resource for board members and staff in the local church. Live in Edmonton on Sept. 30 and Calgary on Oct. 1. The cost is $35 for CCCC members; $45 for non-members if registered at least one week before the seminar. The seminar will also be available online in October if you cannot attend a live session. The Board’s Most Important Relationship: In this three-hour seminar, board members and pastors will learn how to build and maintain a vibrant, trusting, healthy relationship. More Than a “Human Resource will provide a Christian perspective on navigating three key aspects of the ministry employment relationship: hiring, employee development & care, and parting ways.

RESOURCES & EQUIPMENT

Do you haveany of the older edition workbooks/manuals for the Alpha Marriage Course? Lamont Alliance would love to purchase 20 copies. If you can help, contact Ron at rwurtz@lamontalliance.com.

Tech Items for Sale – Download an updated list of technical items available HERE from Southview Alliance. Contact Dan Delamont, Tech Arts Director, at 403-873-5219 or Dan_Delamont@southviewchurch.com.