Celebration of Ministry 2022: Recording Available

The Chinook Winds Regional Council Celebration of Ministry Service took place at Gaetz Memorial United Church in Red Deer on May 8, 2022, and it was heart-warming that several Chinook Winds congregations and individuals were also joining us online.

Unfortunately, the live-streaming experienced distorted sound as the service progressed. Then the feed was lost during Guest Preacher Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne’s sermon but returned for the commissioning, ordination and communion.

The full service is now uploaded to YouTube including Dr. Lansdowne’s sermon. Please see below. Also, in the video’s descriptions are the times of different parts of the service including the sermon.

We thank everyone for their graciousness and understanding.

During the Celebration of Ministry Service, the Chinook Winds Regional Council commissioned Rachel Nadon, Knox United, Drumheller and also ordained Kim Holmes-Younger, Parkdale United, Calgary.

Guest Preacher, the Rev. Dr Carmen Lansdowne, is a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation and the executive director of Vancouver’s First United Community Ministry Society. Carmen is also a nominee for United Church Moderator.

11:13 — Welcoming from Gaetz Memorial United Church 14:13 — Land Acknowledgement 17:20 — Opening prayers 23:10 — Scripture Reading 25:45 — Introduction of Guest Preacher by Executive Minister Treena Duncan 28:09 — Sermon by Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne 50:01 — Celebration of Ministry and Communion