Monthly Archive: October 2014

October 21 Mtg hosted @ CDAC Topic: Catholic/ Evangelical Dialogue

Dialogue between Catholics & Evangelicals

More than 12 million Canadians identify as Roman Catholics. Hundreds of Catholic parishes are found from coast to coast in our nation. There are more than 95,000 Roman Catholics in the Saskatoon Diocese. As significant as these numbers are; the evangelical response to and connection with Roman Catholic people has been quite wide ranging.

For the past three years, ten evangelical leaders from various churches throughout our city have been spending time with a number of Roman Catholics working out a joint statement that identifies areas of common ground, key differences, and then ways we can work together. Our next Saskatoon Evangelical Minister’s Fellowship (SEMF) meeting will be about this dialogue and what has been learned along the way.

Here are the details for our October meeting….
THEME: Catholic – Evangelical Dialogue
DATE/TIME: Tues. October 21st, 2014 at 12noon until 1:30pm
LOCATION: Circle Drive Alliance Church at 3035 Preston Avenue South
Use Entrance A or B, turn left to ‘Common Ground’
COST: The meal is just $5.00 per person.
Please RSVP to: semfellowship@gmail.com so we can prepare for the meal.

Each SEMF meeting, regardless of the topic always comes with opportunities to meet, share and connect with others in ministry throughout our community. The more we connect as the body of Christ in our city, the stronger the kingdom becomes. We hope to see you out on October 21st. God bless you…

Brad Mayer (SEMF Chair)
bmayer@citycentrechurch.ca

PS…
we will once again be providing opportunity to renew memberships with SEMF for the year ($30) as well as a few different options where one can cover the costs of the meals at our meetings throughout the year.
To view the “Common Statement of Faith” as drafted by the dialogue committee, go to the SEMF Calendar and view the Oct 16th event attachments… along with a letter of invitation by Pastor Harry Strauss to consider attending a public event on Thursday, October 16th at 7pm

Next SEMF gathering: Tuesday Oct 21

Save the date! Tuesday October 21st is the next date for our monthly SEMF gathering. It will be on the topic of the Evangelical Catholic Dialogue that has been in process for the last three years here in Saskatoon. An invite will be posted soon here (as well as an email invite to all those on our SEMF Data base) with the location and the focus of our October meeting If you are not on our data base and not receiving emails each month, you are welcome to contact us at semfellowship@gmail.com. In the meantime, feel free to read some updates from Nick Jesson’s blog (Co-chair of the dialogue with Pastor Harry Strauss) as he posts on the progression of these meetings. The group has published a common statement of faith that is also available for download here http://ecumenism.net/category/erc