Aboriginal Teachings and the United Church —2015 Westworth Lenten Study

We are excited to have the Very Rev. Stan McKay, Cree elder and former moderator of the United Church, lead this year’s Lenten study.

Stan was part of the committee that designed our new United Church Crest. The sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings in Lent from 7-9 pm. They will include time for personal reflection and opportunities for circle sharing and creative expression. At the end, we will be making tobacco ties, which we will offer as silent prayers to the sacred fire during a Holy Week service.

February 25: Meditations on the Seven Sacred Teachings

March 4: Traditional Teachings of the new United Church Crest

March 11: Being Aboriginal and Christian with Stan and Don Robertson

March 18: Evolution of United Church mission, Treaty as Covenant and the Idle No More Movement with Stan and Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd

March 25: Spirituality of Life Teachings

We hope that these teachings will help to inform our ministry and our relationships with our partners, whom we are also inviting to attend. We encourage you to sign up for the dates you are able to attend. Although each session will build upon the previous one, the topics will be different each night, enabling people to attend whatever they are able.