We're marking 500 years since Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses - an act that began the reformation era. Explore this pivotal moment in history, look back to the Treaty 7 signing with the Stoney Nakoda Nation and Rev. John McDougall and discover the church in a new age.
The Reformed and Reforming sessions run from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at McDougall United Church and feature speakers including Rev. Bob Mutlow, Rev. Joanne Anquist, Coordinator Community Care Tony Snow and others. Everyone is welcome, pick one session or come to them all!
Session #1 Wednesday Nov. 1 - All Saints Day, Facilitator: Rev. Bob Mutlow: On the Hallowed Eve, 1517 Martin Luther nailed The 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg to open up a discussion with the All Saints Day crowd and sparked the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation.
- Reflecting on our Roots
- Naming our Saints
- Candles of Remembrance
- Holy Communion
Session #3 Wednesday Nov. 15 - Learning Circles: Indigenous Spirituality, Church & First Nations, Facilitator: Tony Snow, Coordinator Community Care: Stoney Nation and Rev. John McDougall. John McDougall’s first language was Cree. At the Treaty 7 signing with the Stoney Nation – John McDougall was the interpreter. Morley United Church is the only First Nations United Church in Southern Alberta.
Session #4 Wednesday Nov. 22 - Identities & Belonging, Facilitator: Tara Jorgensen, Chair, McDougall Church in Society: Join in a privilege walk as we explore our identities and our values.
Session #5 Wednesday Nov. 29 - Reformed & Reforming, Facilitator: Rev. Joanne Anquist: Learning new ways of doing church in a new age! The church is always reforming to meet the culture in which it resides. We'll explore emerging theologies and reflect on how worship and work of the church reflects them.