Author: Erica Young

Students carry on tradition of ecumenical gatherings

In July 2019, The Teaching House That Moves Around (put on by the Vancouver School of Theology’s Indigenous Studies Program) came to the Banff, Alberta area for an ecumenical conference with spiritual leaders and youth from various denominations. Sandy-Saulteaux students John and Tony Snow were involved in hosting the gathering, building on the legacy of their parents.…
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October 2019 Newsletter

In this issue read about our the ways our educational and healing work is grounded in the land here, enjoy photos from our Ceremony of Celebration, find out about changes to our staff and more. Want to get our newsletter delivered straight to your inbox? Click here.

Job Posting: Keeper of the Learning Circle

Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre is seeking a Second Keeper of the Learning Circle to have shared oversight of the Ministry Training Program with our Other Keeper of the Learning Circle: including duties of teaching, engaging resource people and elders for the Learning Circle, monitoring progress and shepherding students through the learning process, engaging with student community and church supports, developing curriculum…
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National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering 2019

Hosted by the National Indigenous Council of The United Church of Canada, ”the National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering is to be a forum for listening to and discerning the Creator’s plan; visioning; spiritual nurture; mutual accountability; inspiration; education; youth development; and expressing the voice of the Indigenous community on spirituality and ministry. The Gathering, held every three…
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New Keeper of the Learning Circle

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Susie McPherson Derendy as Keeper of the Learning Circle beginning July 1, 2019. Susie is this year’s graduate of SSSC and also working on completing her M.Div. at Vancouver School of Theology. She is also being ordained to Steinbach United Church in Steinbach, MB and will be…
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Mamawe Ota Askihk – Sharing Life Together Here on Earth

We’re getting ready for another beautiful week of land based learning this summer that will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous allys to learn on the land together. Learn more.

March 2019 Newsletter

In this issue read about our amazing students Brian Harper and Joyce Johnson, how the Engage Difference! program made space for wisdom to speak and more news from the Centre. Want to get our newsletter delivered straight to your inbox? Click here.

Crossroads: a reflection on the “Engage Difference!” learning experience

by Min-Goo Kang Fort Garry United Church, Trinity Sunday / May 22, 2016 Text: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 I am still figuring out what happened to 18 of us during the course I attended at Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre in Beausejour last week. A diverse group of people from different parts of the Western Canada came to…
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Fast for 262 on March 6

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called Canada to adopt and implement the Declaration as “the framework for reconciliation” (Call to Action #43). Bill C-262 is in the Senate and needs to get to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples soon, or there won’t be enough time for it to achieve royal assent. We need…
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Remembering Rev. Garth Mundle

We acknowledge with gratitude, the family of Rev. Garth Mundle for their generous suggestion of Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre as a potential recipient for those looking to honour Garth’s life with a donation. Rev. Mundle was a former principle of St. Stephen’s College. “In the history of St. Stephen’s he is seen as a visionary. His…
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