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Across the country, United Churches are doing their part to address the climate crisis by getting their own house in order by working to reduce their own carbon emissions. Through a partnership with Faith & the Common Good, the United Church of Canada is offering grants and support for churches to measure their energy use and reduce their climate pollution, in ways that save money and strengthen congregational renewal.
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Faith & the Common Good recently launched an energy benchmarking program and Toronto Hydro and Enbridge Gas Distribution are assisting us in the City of Toronto. Hamilton, Halton, Peel, and York regions are also participating in this program.
Growing from an effort to broaden and deepen the work of Churches for Environmental Action, Central Saskatchewan's new interfaith group to promote inspired sustainable living, Communities Inspired for Environmental Action, invites you to join us!
To plan our launch event (for November 29th) and shape our vision, we will be meeting in the front welcome area at St. Francis Church on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 from 7-9pm. St. Francis is located at 222 Willow Street in Saskatoon.
Faith & the Common Good is currently seeking a dynamic Deputy Executive Director to guide, build, and help tell the story of the organization’s raison d’etre and diverse array of programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate skills at developing, funding, evaluating, and executing programs, managing administrative operations, fostering strong community and cross sectoral partnerships, and realizing the organization’s vision and strategic goals. The position will be considered as the next-in-line for the role of Executive Director.
On June 24th, Divest Waterloo and Parkminster United Church partnered on Water and Spirit: Allyship in Action — a lunch and Indigenous Allyship gathering designed for people who are wondering about how to go beyond land acknowledgements, curious about terms, or wanting to discover positive best practices for working with Indigenous peoples. Melissa Ireland (pictured on the right above, bio below), Manager of Indigenous Student Services at Laurier University, facilitated this participatory gathering employing a circle approach to help participants self-discover where they sit in their Indigenous Allyship journey.
Following this, Mary Anne Caibaiosai (pictured on the left above, bio below) shared her stories and prayers for the water and plans for the All Nations Grand River Water Walk that will be held from September 15th through the 29th. The workshop and lunch were free, with donations to support the Water Walk gratefully accepted.