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VCM 2020 is on Zoom!

   Turn your face into the winds of change, discover new possibilities for your faith community and find your joy. This autumn’s Vital Church Maritimes (VCM) conference is all about effectively navigating change. Whether it’s adapting ministry in a pandemic, exploring cooperative partnerships or tackling a major parish redevelopment, there are some essential best practices that can be enlisted to help prepare the way.  

VCM 2020 guest speaker is The Rev’d. Tasha Carrothers, from the Diocese of New Westminster, B.C.  As Missioner for Parish Development, Tasha’s focus is to support parish leaders as they work to foster more faithful and effective faith communities. She provides one-on-one consulting with parishes, offers coaching to clergy, and leads educational programs. Tasha has extensive experience in training, including ‘Groundwork’, a worship series on membership growth, interim ministry and has taught with the Diocesan School for Parish Development for several years.  

PLUS... The Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls is joining us too, along with our new Metropolitan, Archbishop David Edwards, Diocese of Fredericton, and Bishop-Elect Sandra Fyfe!

DATE: Saturday, Nov. 14
TIME: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
SPEAKER: The Rev'd. Tasha Carrothers, Missioner for Parish Development, Diocese of New Westminster, BC.
THEME: Winds of Change: finding our joy    
COST: $10.

REGISTER HERE: Virtual VCM 2020 Registration - Eventbrite


The Conference includes 4 sessions of 40 minutes each - 20 minutes presentation, 20 minutes group discussion. Morning sessions will have us looking at the emotions of change and discernment, involving the Benedictine Way. Immediately after lunch we have a segment with all three bishops to discuss the big-picture view of change in the Anglican Church in our Canadian context. Afternoon sessions include a focus on the concrete and practical approaches to working through change, including sources of transformation.

This learning event is for anyone, laity and clergy from any congregation or denomination. The day includes scripture reflection, discussion exercises, sharing of stories and practical resources.

If possible, it would be ideal for participants to gather in small groups. (Individual registration is still required.) Preparation materials and Zoom instructions will be e-mailed prior to Nov. 14.      

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