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 Spring 2024 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

Introducing: United Church Rural Ministry Network

Introducing: United Church Rural Ministry Network

The United Church Rural Ministry Network was established in 2020 through a grant from Embracing the Spirit.  There was a strong feeling that after the meeting of General Council 43 in 2018, which had committed to support rural ministries throughout the country, there...

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Introducing Korean Rainbow United Network

Introducing Korean Rainbow United Network

Korean Rainbow United is a network of The United Church of Canada for Korean queer people and allies, with involvement and leadership in our Regional Council. Members of the network work along with affirming Christian alliances in Korea, as well as with the “Rainbow...

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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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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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United Church News

Mobilize for a just peace in Palestine and Israel. If you’re not sure what you can do, this list can help focus your efforts. Read More

Moderator Carmen Lansdowne is joining the Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage and encourages everyone who can to join the pilgrimage in Ottawa on May 22. Read More

In a preliminary court hearing, judge upholds politically motivated charges against United Church partners in El Salvador. Read More

The National Indigenous Council shares their vision statement with the whole church and offer words of thanks for all who have brought the church to this moment. Read More

Jane Thirikwa, United Church Program Coordinator, Global Advocacy 2SLGBTQIA+, joined the Rainbow Pilgrims of Faith delegation to World Council of Churches in March 2024. Read More

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