Clusters & Networks

Networks and Clusters, Prairie to Pine Regional Council, written on a royal blue background, with a close up image of a spiderweb with dew drops to the right.

What are Clusters and Networks? Who’s working on them, and how do the people of the United Church in Manitoba and parts of Northwestern Ontario get involved?

First, the language:

Clusters: local (or potentially face to face) groupings of communities of faith that provide community and support for communities of faith and their leaders, and focus on worship, mission, learning, collegiality, and planning

Networks: linking people working on specific issues (e.g., supportive housing, intercultural ministry, youth ministry) or for project work (e.g., event planning) that function through the whole church, depending on the issue. These can be in part of our region, region-wide, cross Regional, or national.

Who can form either of these? Anyone. For what purpose? Anything involving community, mutual support, and the overall justice and peace mission of the church.

Here is our Fall 2021 list of Networks and Clusters.  Please make sure you’re on it! Interested in starting a Network or Cluster? Confused? Have ideas to share? Please contact the office: prairietopine@united-church.ca or 204-594-8381

Funding

Funding is available to support the program work of your Cluster or Network, including support for travel, events, and supplies. Click here to access the online funding form

Networks and Clusters News

Photo Finish! Regional Council Snow and Ice Art

Photo Finish! Regional Council Snow and Ice Art

It’s nearing time to bring our lovely creativity in the Snow and Ice Art competition to a close. The equinox is drawing close, even though snow and cold across the Prairies and the North haven’t shown much sign of loosening their grips quite yet. Still, with the sun...

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Snow and Ice Art- new registrants and hashtags

Snow and Ice Art- new registrants and hashtags

We're slowly expanding the circle! So far we have three teams registered, at St Andrew's United in Lumsden SK, McClure United in Saskatoon, and the United Church in Meadowood, Winnipeg MB. A bunch more are in planning, and people  are trying out a lot of individual...

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It’s ON! Regional Councils Snow and Ice Art Competition 2022

It’s ON! Regional Councils Snow and Ice Art Competition 2022

It’s another COVID winter and it’s all too easy to feel isolated, tired, and just blah. So, our Regional Council is joining with other Regions and holding an all ages Snow and Ice Art competition. This is your chance to dust off your creativity and your communal...

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We Are All Treaty People Event report

We Are All Treaty People Event report

Report: We Are All Treaty People Event – Sunday, September 19, 2021 PDF version of this article. The Winnipeg Truth and Reconciliation Cluster of the United Church writes, On September 19 of this year the We are all Treaty People event (WAATP) was presented as a...

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Western Intercultural AGM plans for the future

Western Intercultural AGM plans for the future

November 2 the Western Intercultural  Ministry Network held a workshop and its annual general meeting, bringing us together in community, learning, and storytelling at the end of another strange COVID year. See the workshop and AGM presentation here (PowerPoint) and...

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Encountering the Intercultural Iceberg: the Clergy Collar!

Encountering the Intercultural Iceberg: the Clergy Collar!

Encountering the Intercultural Iceberg: the Clergy Collar! Speakers Rev Lee Spice, Rev Piotr (Peter) Strzelecki VDM, and resource people from the WIMN executive, followed by conversation and a short AGM for the Network. Join the Western Intercultural Ministry Network...

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Greetings from the Affirm Cluster of SW Manitoba

Greetings from the Affirm Cluster of SW Manitoba

“Signs, Signs Everywhere a Sign” – Greetings from the Affirm Cluster of Southwestern Manitoba. As a result of meetings held after the dissolution of Assiniboine Presbytery Justice Committee, some enthusiastic people started to discuss the possibility of forming an...

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