Worship Leadership Course

Lay Worship Leaders’ Course in Worship Leadership

Course begins Saturday, September 30; Runs over 4 Saturdays

Time:  10 am to 2:30 pm

Bring a lunch. Drinks provided.

Course Fee: $100 for Credit      $50 to Audit

See Coming Events Page for more details

Please note: We are not accepting any new applicants into the Lay Worship Leadership Program due to the timing of changes in United Church structures. However, anyone is welcome to audit the course.  

Register through the Contact Us page or email kentrenewal@gmail.com




Jesus, Buddha and The Prophet

A Learning Event for Lay Worship Leaders Exploring Different Faiths

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017  9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Where: St. Andrew’s United Church, Chatham

85 William Street South, Chatham

Lunch Provided

Open to any interested person (Please register at least one week prior)

Go to “Contact Us” to Register

See Details of Coming Events for More Information



Journaling for Health and Wellness Workshop

Ray McGinnisWorkshop with Ray McGinnis on Saturday, October 22

Where: St. Andrew’s United Church, 85 William Street South

When:  From 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Cost:   $30 per person, lunch and snacks included

In this workshop you’ll discover how using journal writing can be a powerful tool to support anyone on a healing journey. Participants may be caregivers, health-care professionals, volunteers, persons who are recovering from a surgery or health transition, as well as people who are in generally good health and want to explore ways of supporting and sustaining wellbeing in their lives.

See “Details of Coming Events” for more information

Register by going to the Contact Us tab.

What Do We Believe?

Faith is not an arrival at a set of answers but a continuous, dynamic work of trying to make sense of God.

When:  Saturday, June 11, 2016 10 am to 3 p

Where:  Blenheim United Church, 49 George Street, Blenheim

Leadership:  Wanda Burse and Judith Fayter

A Free course, with lunch provided

A Continuing Education Event for Licensed Lay Worship Leaders

but open to all interested persons

See “Coming Events” for more information.


Embracing Emergence Christianity

What is Emergence Christianity?  What does it have to do with my faith community?

The church is in a time of upheaval and transformation.  We might feel despair but we look for hope.  Emergence Christianity is a movement of hope for what God will do with us next.

Over two Saturdays, we will look at what Emergence Christianity is, what it might look like and how it might unfold in our various faith communities and churches. What are the implications of this “Great Emergence”? What are the key questions and issues that need to be addressed?

The workshops will be based on Embracing Emergence Christianity: Phyllis Tickle on the Church’s Next Rummage Sale, by Phyllis Tickle with Tim Scorer.

Leadership Team:  Brad Morrison; Jeff Crittenden; Judith Fayter

Dates and Location:Saturday, April 5, 10 am to 3 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church, Chatham

Saturday, May 3 , 10 am to 3 pm at Sprucedale United Church Chatham

Cost: $30 per day or $50 for both; includes your own copy of Embracing Emergence Christianity and lunch.

See Details of Coming Events for more.  Register through the Contact Us page.