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Archives and Artefact Beacon (April 2017 edition)

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This is a new newsletter about the history of the United Church in Maritime Conference.

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Compassion in Action

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Compassion in Action: Being Effective in Emotionally Difficult Conversations. A Video Workshop from Adventures in Caring Foundation. Comes with Resources, training activities, and handouts for leading a discussion or seminar based on the video, Compassion in Action.  The video is set in a Health Care setting but the content is appropriate to help learn about being effective in any emotionally difficult conversation.

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M&P 101 DVD

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A LIGHT-HEARTED GUIDE ON HOW TO HAVE AN EFFECTIVE Ministry and Personnel Committee in your church

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Issues Before the General Council 39 (DVD)

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Spirit Connection June 11, 2006. Issues before the 39th General Council Host Royal Orr and Untied Church minister Laura Lockhart highlight a number of key issues to be examined by the 39th General Council in August in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Topics to be discussed with guests include investment in Palestine, living faithfully in empire, the Emerging Spirit campaign, and isolation in ministry.

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Issues Before the General Council 39 (VHS)

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Spirit Connection June 11, 2006. Issues before the 39th General Council Host Royal Orr and Untied Church minister Laura Lockhart highlight a number of key issues to be examined by the 39th General Council in August in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Topics to be discussed with guests include investment in Palestine, living faithfully in empire, the Emerging Spirit campaign, and isolation in ministry.

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WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE YOUR PASTOR A SABBATICAL

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In this 43 minute video presentation, Roy Oswald makes the case for clergy sabbaticals as a way of retaining congregational vitality. The two part presentation gives a general overview of sabbaticals and recommendations for a sabbatical rhythm., as well as six points made in support of renewal leave. Several of these deal with the long-term benefits to the congregation. Congregational boards and other leadership groups will find the video useful for thinking about the reasons for developing a sabbatical policy, developing such a policy, and teaching members about this new strategy for...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – October 2004 (Compilation 3 Episodes) DVD

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Oct. 3 2004 – Season Premiere: A profile of the Right Rev. Peter Short, the 38th Moderator of the United Church of Canada.  An update with the Rev. Jim Sinclair, General Secretary of the general Council of the United Church, on where the church and government are over the question of refugees seeking sanctuary in congregations. Oct. 10 2004 – Life Amid the Tension: Churches in Cuba The United Church has always maintained a strong relationship with churches in Cuba.  In recent years, American churches have been renewing their ties with Cuban churches.  But the “war on...

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OPENING DOORS INVITING GENEROSITY (VHS)

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Opening Doors: Inviting Generosity is a Stewardship Development training video for every-member stewardship visitation. This instructional video shows what the “”ask”” involves and what words to use when approaching church members for monetary contributions to their church community in the at home environment. Bev, a church volunteer, meets with church members in their homes to share their church’s story and ask for financial commitment for the coming year. Viewers walk through practical and down-to-earth steps in Bev’s visits.

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OPENING DOORS INVITING GENEROSITY (DVD)

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Opening Doors: Inviting Generosity is a Stewardship Development training video for every-member stewardship visitation. This instructional video shows what the “”ask”” involves and what words to use when approaching church members for monetary contributions to their church community in the at home environment. Bev, a church volunteer, meets with church members in their homes to share their church’s story and ask for financial commitment for the coming year. Viewers walk through practical and down-to-earth steps in Bev’s visits.

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PRESSURE POINT: Creative Conflict in the Church

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This resource was produced on a local TV Station in Vancouver in 1988. Kim McMillan, a human relations consultant from Salmon Arm, BC, explains the PINCH theory for dealing with conflict in organizations like the church. Although this resource is dated, the content is still helpful.

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