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Items of Interest and Upcoming Events as of August 27, 2014:



September is launching with a splash.

Go UPSTREAM to Lake Louise! Registration is now open for the 2014 Prayer Retreat in Lake Louise (Nov. 3-6). See Brent Trask’s video update here. Invitations were sent yesterday to all official workers and invited guests. If you did not receive an invitation and believe you should have, please contact Becky at

Dive into 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.

Get in the flow of the Spirit through the Holy Spirit Encounter. Registration has been extended to September 15 or until we’re full. Set aside obstacles to the power of the Spirit being released freely in your life. Need more info? A sample overview of the Encounter is available for download here. Register here . We are almost at capacity.

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.

Ministry Wives Retreat: The Fun and Joy of Sabbath, September 20, at Spruce Grove Alliance Church. Learn more here.

GCA Book Launch & Dessert Evening, Friday, October 3, 7:00-9:30pm, at First Alliance Church. You are cordially invited to join us for a special Book Launch & Dessert Evening! Come and join us as we 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. It’s a wonderful opportunity to 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

When Lead Pastors and Worship Leaders Collide – Can you design memorable worship services that bring change and develop worshippers that lead well, all without causing a collision between pastors and church members? Yes, it’s possible! Sign up for this free online event, September 10, with prominent worship leaders to help you in your planning and design. Click here for details and registration.

Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre is again leads the way with their second conference to promote healthy sexual awareness in a pornified culture. Sign up as a professional or layperson for Expose2: Breaking the Silence, Building Hope, September 26 (Professionals) or 27 (Public).

Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) are offering two seminars with John Pellowe that are a great resource for board members and staff in the local church. 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 people 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.

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

Need a Sound Board? Heartland Alliance Church has a sound board they are giving away for FREE. It also comes with some other extras like Digitools, compressors, and more. It served us well for many years and is in great condition. Anyone interested can contact Rob MacGillivray, Worship Arts Pastor, 780.467.7005 ext. 244 or

Save the Date: Encompass Partnerships Grand Opening, October 4, 1:00 pm, 3851 54th Ave NE, Calgary.