We hope you will be able to join us for our 2019 Gathering from April 30-May 2 at North Bramalea United Church in Brampton, ON!
We are very pleased to share our two main speakers at our 2019 Gathering!
John G. Stackhouse, Jr., Ph.D.
John Stackhouse is a leading interpreter of Christianity. He has lectured on contemporary Christianity at Edinburgh, Fudan, Harvard, Queen’s, Stanford, and Yale universities, among many others. He has given expert testimony to the Canada Revenue Agency, the British Columbia Supreme Court, and the Manitoba Human Rights Commission. And he has conducted seminars for Christian conferences, churches, and student groups from Virginia to Vancouver.
John is the Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies & Dean of Faculty Development at Crandall University in Moncton, NB.
The Right Rev. Dr. Richard Bott, Moderator of the United Church of Canada
Born in Marathon, ON, and ordained in 1994, the Rev. Bott has lived his life “as a beloved child of God” within the United Church. He has served communities of faith in Ontario and British Columbia, most recently Pacific Spirit United Church in Vancouver, and is well known for his skills as a leader, writer, and educator, and an active user of social media.
The moderator has welcomed the United Church of Canada’s focus on discipleship for the next triennium and will be speaking on the topic at our gathering!
What can you expect?
Expect to be lifted and inspired as you gather with colleagues within the United Church to worship, listen, learn, and PRAY with each other.
If you are new to our gatherings, come and see that there is life, Holy Spirit life, within our denomination!
Other speakers include:
“Elder Wisdom” from Phil Spencer
Worshops to enhance life and ministry
Greg Smith-Young – The Presence Project
Catherine Faith MacLean – The Theology of the UCC
Orville James – Lessons Learned
Connie DenBok – Prayer