Approximately 190 Community of Faith Regional Representatives and Ministry Personnel are attending this week’s Regional Council meeting this week from September 15 – 17.
Even if you’re not registered, you can follow the meeting on this website HERE where it is being live-streamed. Also, check out sessions on our FB Page (Recordings will be available later on the Chinook Winds YouTube Channel ). In particular, you’ll want to tune in for the Theme Presentations with Bishop Yvette Flunder and also the Celebration of Ministry Worship Service on September 17. See below for times and details.
Any questions, please email Chris Mah Poy in the Chinook Winds Office.
An Outline of the Agenda:
Tuesday, September 15
• 2:00pm – 4:30pm — Theme & Retirees (3 pm Theme)
Wednesday, September 16
• 9:30 am – Noon Orientation & Business, Affirming Process
• 2:00 pm – 4:30pm – Theme & Presentations (Theme@2 pm
Thursday, September 17
• 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm — Theme@ 1:45 pm / Memorials/ Business
• 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Celebration of Ministry will be live-streamed from Symons Valley United Church, Calgary. John Snow, Jr, will be ordained.
Theme Presenter: Bishop Yvette Flunder
Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, a San Francisco native, has served her call through prophetic action and ministry for justice for over 30 years. Her call to “blend proclamation, worship, service and advocacy on behalf of those most marginalized in church and in society” led to the founding of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ in 1991. In 2003, Rev. Dr. Flunder was consecrated Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, a multi-denominational coalition of over 100 primarily African American Christian leaders and laity.
She is on the Board of Starr King School for the Ministry and DEMOS and has taught at many theological schools. She is a graduate of the Certificate of Ministry and Master of Arts programs at Pacific School of Religion, and received her Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is an award-winning gospel music artist and author of Where the Edge Gathers: A Theology of Homiletic and Radical Inclusion.
Several in Chinook Winds Region tell us they have previously heard Bishop Flunder speak and are excited she’ll be our theme presenter. If you have a chance, search her name in YouTube to experience some of her fine leadership.