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MEET OUR NEW MINISTER!
It is all official now – Paul Whynacht has accepted the position and it has been approved by the Region! Paul will officially start with us September 26, 2022 – his first Sunday will be October 2nd, 2022.
Raised near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Paul left home in 1983 to join the military and complete an engineering/mathematics degree at Mount Allison University. After an exciting 31-year career in the army, he retired to become a cyber security advisor with the Government of Canada. However, that second career was short lived as he was called to ministry during a worship service in Manotick United in November 2015. With a lot of help and guidance from friends in Manotick United, he soon started his theological studies in Montreal and his new spiritual journey. Over the last six years he has completed those studies and worked with several outstanding clergy and congregations including Orleans United Church, First United Church, and Quyon Pastoral Charge. Paul has said “God willing, I will be ordained in fall 2022” and we are so grateful that Paul can continue his faith journey with us at Manotick United Church!
Educational Resources Concerning Canada's Indigenous Peoples:
June is National Indigenous History Month - a time for all Canadians - Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers - to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. It’s important to keep in mind that First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples each have their own unique histories. And within each group, there are distinct histories. https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/national-indigenous-history-month
Information through the United Church of Canada Website:
Free virtual training offered through University of Alberta that examines the historical and contemporary lives, identities, cultural expressions, rights, and goals of Indigenous peoples in Canada. This course also attempts to bring Indigenous voices and perspectives to the learning experience. The class is offered in English with French subtitles.
Indigenous Cities: The stories here | National Arts Centre
The following link is a CBC Podcast that you might find of interest - Telling Our Twisted Histories with Kaniehtiio Horn
One of the primary actions outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is education. As settlers seeking to live in Right relations with Indigenous people, we need to learn or in some cases relearn the true history of Canada which includes our country’s treatment of Indigenous people. We all have a responsibility to do the work to learn more about, advocate for and reconcile with the Indigenous People of Turtle Island, now known as Canada. www.OnCanadaProject.ca/SettlersTakeAction