The Council of Rivers United Church is delighted to announce that Sheila Deforest has been appointed as a Student Minister at Rivers United, beginning on September 1, 2022.

Sheila comes to us from Saskatchewan. In 2018, she began studying to be a Licensed Lay Worship Leader. It was during this training that she first discerned her call to ordained ministry. She has completed two years of study at St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon. While she is in a halftime placement with us, she will complete five Learning Circles before graduating with a Master of Divinity in the spring of 2024.

Rivers United has been designated as a Supervised Ministry Education Site. This is a new experience for us. A Lay Supervision Team has been formed, and it will work closely with Sheila during the two years she is with us. Sheila is a student, not a trained minister. She will bring us her gifts and talents, and we will give her support and encouragement. We will learn along with her. It is an exciting time for all of us!

 

 




Announcements

  • Rivers United is hosting a Take-out Fall Supper on Sunday, October 16, from 4:30 – 6 pm at the Church. $20 per plate. Phone 328-7690 to order. Limit of 150 meals. Proceeds will be split between Riverdale Harvest (our local foodbank) and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (an organization that feeds people around the world).
  • Sheila Deforest can be reached at the church (328-7940) or on her cell phone at 306-873-9947.
  • The choir practices weekly on Thursdays at 7 pm.
  • Reverend Barb Jardine, Minister at Forrest and Brookdale United Churches, is a great help to us as our Pastoral Charge Supervisor appointed by the Prairie to Pine Region.

Suzan Ramsey is our compassionate care contact. If you know of someone who needs a get well or thinking of you wish, please call her at 204-328-7536 or suzie045@hotmail.com.

Have an announcement? Call Donna @ 729-7203

Or email: dfalkevi@mymts.net

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