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  • Sacred Places and Spaces: Greening Our Churches

    Episode 2 of Sacred Places and Spaces features Norman Levesque, animator of Creation Care Ministry for the Diocese of St-Jean-Longueuil, explores ways our facilities and grounds can reduce their impact on God's beautiful creation. Norman is the founder of the Green Churches Network (greenchurches.ca).
  • Sacred Places and Spaces: Sharing Sacred Spaces Facilities and Ministries

    Episode 3 of Sacred Places and Spaces features the Rev. Dr. Sandra Beardsall, minister with the United Church of Canada and retired faculty with St. Andrew's Colleg in Saskatoon. Sandra discusses the many and varied ways denominations can work together in ministry and in the sharing of facilities.
  • Sacred Places and Spaces: Loving our Neighbours (again)!

    Episode 4 of our Sacred Places and Spaces series features Zoe Chaytors of the United Church of Canada's EDGE Network. Zoe engages participants in a discussion of why we are part of faith communities and how we might interact with the wider community for the good of all.
  • Sacred Places and Spaces: From Maintenance to Mission (Episode 1)

    The Rev. Dr. Iain Luke from the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad in Saskatoon leads a presentation and discussion on the factors that move congregations to a more missional approach in their ministry. He helps us think through our attachment to buildings and how we can change them or use them to be more missional.
  • Bishop Rob on Legacy Giving

    Recently retired Bishop Rob Hardwick explains why he and his wife Lorraine have made giving to the Diocese of Qu'Appelle through their will a priority.
  • Exploring Our Sacred Texts: a conversation about stewarding our common life

    Join panelists Rabbi Jeremy Parnes, Rev. Amanda Currie and Imam Dr. Mohamed Masloh as they explore their sacred texts on the topic of compassion.
  • Exploring our Sacred Texts: a conversation about stewarding our common life

    Join faith leaders Rabbi Jeremy Parnes, Rev. Amanda Currie and Imam Dr. Mohamed Masloh in exploring sacred texts from their traditions on the subject of hospitality.
  • Exploring Our Sacred Texts: a conversation about stewarding our common life

    Join faith leaders Rabbi Jeremy Parnes, Rev. Amanda Currie and Imam Dr. Mohamed Masloh in exploring sacred texts from their traditions on the subject of generosity.
  • Listening to the Land: a conversation on the stewardship of creation

    Panelists Bishop Chris Harper (Anglican), Elder May Desnomie (Roman Catholic) and Rev. Mitchell Anderson (United Church of Canada) reflect on what listening to the land means from their indigenous perspective, tradition and experience; what they hear the land saying and how we might respond. Sponsored by the Ecumenical Stewardship Committee of the Diocese of Qu'Appelle, the Saskatchewan Synod of the ELCIC and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina in the spirit of the LAURC Covenant.
  • Will Power for Parishes 2021

    The Diocese of Qu'Appelle is a charity partner in Will Power--a national educational program encouraging Canadians to consider leaving a bequest to a charity in their wills. Here's an introduction to the program that helps parishes understand how to benefit from it.
  • Unmasking the Post-Covid Church

    Episode 1 of a four-part series entitled Signs of Life in the Local Church features the Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart. Ross is Dean of St. Andrew’s Hall at UBC, Professor of Mission Studies at Vancouver School of Theology and a very engaging speaker. We know that churches have been through a prolonged period of adaptive leadership challenges over the last year with Covid-19. What has God taught us through this experience about what it means to be church? How will this experience shape and change the nature of our witness and shared life together in a post-pandemic world?
  • Fabulously Flourishing in the Local Church

    Episode 2 of a four-part series on Signs of Life in the Local Church. The speaker is Canon Dr. Neil Mancor (Congregational Development Coordinator, Anglican Diocese of Montréal) Before we start talking about money, we need to get the conditions right. In the same way that we prepare the ground for planting our gardens, we need to do the same in our churches. Research has consistently flagged two key characteristics of flourishing congregations: a lively spirituality and an outward focus on the community. In this seminar, we will explore these two characteristics and how they impact financial generosity in the local Church.
  • To the Regions Beyond: Spiritual Care in Under-served Areas

    Episode 4 of a four-part series on Signs of Life in the Local Church. The speaker is Rev. Dr. Robin Haensel (Director of Church Development, Canadian Midwest District, Christian & Missionary Alliance Church). Robin will introduce his recent D.Min. project (Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon) helping him fulfill God’s calling to equip the church to serve those often ignored because of the logistical challenges of shrinking rural populations. His greatest desire is that the church would be able to fulfill her calling to the world, but especially to those communities that face the challenge of diminishing resources.
  • How-to with Susan: setting up pre-authorized giving

    Rev. Susan Anholt gives step-by-step instructions on how to set-up pre-authorized giving as a way of donating to your church.
  • How-to with Susan: making your church a 'bill payment' for online giving

    In this short video Rev. Susan Anholt shows you how to set up your church as a 'bill payment' with your financial institution. This allows parishioners to give their offering through a monthly deduction from their account and gives any parish a way to promote online giving. Susan is a member of Qu'Appelle's ecumenical stewardship committee.
  • How-to with Susan: online banking for newbies

    In this short video, Rev. Susan Anholt shows you how to set up online banking so you can give to your church online. If you are new to online banking this will be a real help to you. If you are comfortable with online banking, watch to see if there is something you can learn. Susan is a member of Qu'Appelle's ecumenical stewardship committee.
  • Gathering God's Harvest: Stewardship in the Land of Mammon

    Currently the executive director of the Centre Oblat - A Voice for Justice in Ottawa, Joe Gunn is the former executive director of Citizens for Public Justice and the former director of the Social Affairs Office of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Joe discusses how our work and vocational choices -- the what and the how -- contribute to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation and asks us how we are working with God.
  • Gathering God's Harvest: Money Talks

    Former stewardship director for the Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Rev. Dr. Herb Gale invites preachers to think about the challenges of preaching stewardship within a congregation. Using an actual sermon, Herb offers a model to integrate stewardship education within your preaching.
  • Gathering God's Harvest: The Stewardship of Self-care

    Archdeacon Cheryl Toth and social workers Amanda Fontaine and Murray Patzwald use personal experience, psychological knowledge and biblical reflection to discuss the why and how of self-care for ourselves and our communities in these anxious times.
  • Gathering God's Harvest: Practical Stewardship Tips for your Congregation

    Wondering how parishes integrate a stewardship approach to parish life? This webinar is a case study of how stewardship was implemented at St. Cecilia Parish. Discover ideas of how to ignite a stewardship approach in your church congregation. This is led by Fr. John Weckend, associate pastor at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish in Regina, and Ray Deis, lay leader at St. Cecilia's.
  • Gathering God's Harvest: Ordinary People Doing "Extraordinary" Things

    Kurtis Krug, Professional Financial Advisor, demystifies planned, legacy, and major giving for people wondering how their giving can make an impact. Discover how easy and affordable it is to empower yourself to enable your favourite charities to do transformational things.
  • Stewardship of Creation: An Ecumenical Stewardship Webinar for the Season of Creation

    Dr. Volker Greifenhagen, Bishop Chris Harper, Tashia Toupin, and Rev. Mitchell Anderson present on the stewardship of creation from varying perspectives. What do the Hebrew scriptures teach us about the interconnectedness of humanity and all creation? What we can learn from Canadian Indigenous spiritual tradition, Roman Catholic social teachings, and other sources of wisdom?
  • Growing God's Kingdom in a Material World: Canada Helps

    Learn how to utilize your church page on Canada Helps. Whether Canada Helps is the primary way you encourage electronic giving or your church knows nothing about using its page on Canada Helps, this webinar will be of benefit to your congregation. Prairie boy Lucas Froese, charity engagement manager with Canada Helps, gives hands-on instruction on using the website and helps us think through how to best use the page already set up for your congregation.
  • Growing God's Kingdom in a Material World: Stewardship through New Eyes

    Growing God's Kingdom in a Material World is an ecumenical webinar series created in the spring of 2020. Stewardship through New Eyes features an introduction to the series from bishops Don Bolen (RC), Rob Hardwick (ACC) and Sid Haugen (ELCIC) and guest speaker Susan Graham Walker, stewardship staff person with the Anglican Church of Canada. Susan leads a discussion about stewardship as discipleship, encompassing all aspects of our life in Christ, and challenges us to rethink our spiritual practices as disciples and stewards in light of the Covid pandemic.
  • Growing God's Kingdom in a Material World: Growing the Stewardship Garden

    Growing God's Kingdom in a Material World is an ecumenical webinar series created in the spring of 2020. Father John Weckend of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Parish (Regina) discusses the breadth of what stewardship is through the imagery of a garden. Father John explores twelve areas in which we can exercise stewardship in our personal and corporate life. This webinar stretches our understanding of stewardship and challenges us to see stewardship with new eyes.
  • Growing God's Kingdom in a Material World: Relational Giving

    Growing God's Kingdom in a Material World is an ecumenical webinar series on stewardship created in the spring of 2020. Relational Giving features Susan Graham Walker, national ACC stewardship staff, and Jane Harding, stewardship and gifts officer for western Canada, UCC. Utilizing the approach of Eric Law, Susan and Jane lead a discussion on how to make the discipleship work of stewardship less transactional and more relational. Aspects of this highlighted by Jane and Susan are the importance of inspiring people, inviting them to give and thanking them when they do. Learn practical tips on how to develop relational giving in your congregation.
  • Growing God's Kingdom in a Material World: Legacy Giving

    Growing God's Kingdom in a Material World is an ecumenical webinar series on stewardship launched in the spring of 2020. Kurtis Krug, professional financial advisor and member of the planning group, introduces key concepts in planned or legacy giving. Kurtis looks at this area both from the point of view of the donor and the charity seeking donations. His presentation will help your stewardship group or vestry consider this important area of giving.