Clusters, while not formal governance bodies, are central to living out the faith of the United Church. Their purpose is to provide community and support focused on worship, mission, learning, collegiality and strategic planning (The Manual, 2019, p. 42).
Online Learning Clusters
In response to the need for physical distancing what better time to connect online and reconnect with scripture.
Psalm Circle — reading and reflecting on one Psalm per week (following the Revised Common Lectionary selection for the upcoming Sunday). Thursday mornings, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon (EST).
Opening the Book — listening together to podcast or video interviews with leading biblical scholars followed by a facilitated online discussion. Monday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (EST).
Open to anyone, on a drop-in basis. Please sign in each week, using the links above. After signing in you will receive a confirmation email with directions for joining the meeting.
Follow-up Conversation on Building Partnerships
You are invited to a follow-up online (Zoom) conversation to share questions and ideas in response to two previous conversations with the Ottawa Community Foundation.
FOLLOW-UP CONVERSATION – Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online or by telephone.
Hosted by Jane Dawson, Minister Supporting Communities of Faith, Clusters and Networks
In addition to current online events, clusters can take a variety of forms in response to different contexts and circumstances. For example, communities of faith may form local cooperative clusters, coming together for mutual support and to share resources.
Resources for communities of faith interested in exploring opportunities for cooperation:
- The Art of Clusters
- Listening to the Word for the Community of Faith
If you have any questions, or are part of a cluster you would like to list on the website, please contact Jane Dawson, Minister Supporting Communities of Faith, Clusters and Networks, JDawson@united-church.ca; 1-800-268-3781, ext 6245.