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

NEWS

Covenant Eyes and Chrome Browser Conflicts – If you are a Covenant Eyes user and have had difficulty lately accessing the internet via Chrome, it could be a conflict with Covenant Eyes. To resolve this, Covenant Eyes must be uninstalled and the latest version re-installed. To get an uninstall code and instructions, please email jrempel@transformcma.ca.

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. Read and sign up for the latest Encompass newsletter HERE.

Save the Date: Living Waters Seminar – Pastoral Approaches: the church and same-sex attraction will be offered onThursday, December 4, at Heartland Alliance Church in Sherwood Park. Click here for a printable poster.

A new executive pastor opening has been posted on our job board for RockPointe Church. See job listings HERE.

EVENTS & EQUIPPING

Registration is rapidly progressing for Upstream, our 2014 Prayer Retreat in Lake Louise (Nov. 3-6). Invitations were sent to official workers and special guests. Complete your registration or make sure you forward your invitation to your admin to complete your registration before the 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 official workers and their spouses immediately prior to the Prayer Retreat (Nov. 1-3). Greg and Angela McCombs provide great equipping and encouragement. Greg sums it up best in his video on the webpage here. Register soon, a limited number of 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 atrwurtz@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.