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Nov 17 2015 – A Glimpse into the Future of Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide

A Glimpse into the Future of Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide

“I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel”  The Hippocratic Oath

This well known oath has been a standard in medical care for centuries, but in our day and age, there are numerous developments that have led to many physicians and health care professionals being put in compromising situations.   There are many Christian doctors and nurses across our country, and as the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide continue to evolve, these health care professionals need our support.

Our special guest at our next meeting, Dr. Sandra Wegner, will address the topic of the future of euthanasia and assisted suicide… along with sharing about the holistic approach of the new Stonebridge Health Centre that is being developed in our city.    Dr. Wegner will be part of this new Health Centre, which will also be the new home of Christian Counselling.  Join us on November 17th as we look into these crucial issues affecting lives of those in our nation, and also hear about this new development in our city for a Health Centre that will be staffed primarily by Christian physicians and staff, providing resources for our community from a Christian perspective.

Here are the details:

  • DATE & TIME:    Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 from 12noon to 1:30pm
  • THEME:                The Future of Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide
  • LOCATION:        StoneBridge Health Centre  – 119 Cope Crescent
  • COST:                            The cost for the meal just $10.00 per person.
  • RSVP:                    Please RSVP to semfellowship@gmail.com.

Brad Mayer, SEMF Chair

(306) 653-1452, ext.226 / bmayer@citycentrechurch.ca

 

February 17th – A pastoral approach to holy sexuality

A Pastoral Approach to Holy Sexuality

 

In an ever-changing society, human sexuality has become a hot topic of our day, and pastors find it challenging to address issues like pornography, premarital cohabitation, marital infidelity, abortion, or the issue of same-sex marriage to name a few.   Wilna Van Beek will be our special guest at our next meeting of the Saskatoon Evangelical Minister’s Fellowship, where she will incorporate her own personal journey as a former lesbian, and share how she felt separated from God as she practiced and lived a homosexual life.  She will address several dilemmas that pastors and Christian leaders face, and present a much-needed fresh approach to dealing with homosexuality in the day we live in.  

 

Here are the details about our February meeting….

·       THEME:                     A Pastoral Approach to Holy Sexuality

·       DATE/TIME:             Tuesday, February 17th, 2015, 12noon – 1:30pm

·       LOCATION:                         Holy Covenant Church – 1426 Alexandra Avenue

·       COST:                       Our lunch together is just $5/person.  

·       Please RSVP to:        semfellowship@gmail.com

·       If you are planning on coming, do not forget to RSVP.  If you do RSVP, please make sure you show up! 

 

God bless …

 

Brad Mayer (SEMF Chair)

SEMF Christmas banquet highlights:)

Our 2014 SEMF Annual Christmas dinner was a blessed time to connect with other leaders and guests and to celebrate the reason for the season: “Jesus! The Gift that keeps on giving!” It’s always exciting visiting different churches and ministries around the city! There is nothing more beautiful than being welcomed in each others ‘Homes” as we work together in faith as “one”.Here are a few highlights from the luncheon as they say: “pictures share a thousand word”s:

Decadent desserts- At Christmas, there is a wee more effort put into the presentation of the meal- Thanks so much JP for the lovely buffet- give thanks to your crew!

Our Swedish Chef gives us the lowdown on what we were eating- such creative fun for a bunch of faith filled leaders who appreciate good food, fun and fellowship!  Thanks Rock of Ages Church for hosting our 2014 banquet! We love going to different churches each month to host our monthly fellowship gatherings… ROA and the fireside lounge was a great place for this year’s event:)

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Service project after the meal and carling was assisting with Stephens Backpacks- Thanks Larry and Becky for putting this together with us and for the kids! Grateful for this opportunity to serve together in a tangible way amidst our own full schedules!

Incredible meal:)

Beautiful food- amazing presentation! We have a bit more special service and ambiance for our Christmas banquet and this meal truly was enjoyed by all! (even with those who had the inner voices say “Eat your brussel spouts!”

 

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Nov 18th Highlights! (Survey reminder)

Our Nov 18th meeting on “Church and Technology” was engaging and we thank Gil Klassen and the staff at YFC for hosting November’s meeting and leading us in the conversation. Here is the link to those areas covered for you to dive into the resources further. If you have other resources you’d like to share with our faith community, feel free to email Gil and they can consider adding! Here is the link for reference: http://yfcsask.com/media Gil’s email: gil@yfcsask.com

SEMF SURVEY:
We’ll keep this open for another month and will report the results at our Jan. Meeting! There are only 10 questions that will take no more than 10-15 minutes of your time. Thank you in advance for your participation (and to those who have thus far!) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XSMCGLK

DECEMBER SEMF MTG:
Save the date! An invite will be going out soon for our December 16th Christmas luncheon! It will be held at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church catered once again this year by Jakob and there will be an service opportunity during our luncheon to bless local children in need through our efforts. More information to come!

PLUS:UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:

1) The End of Life workshops on November 26th and 28th (addressing the topic of Euthanasia and the call for the Church to be a voice for all those in our care and influence to “live with dignity” at each stage of life), see attached invitations and personal letter from Bishop Don Bolan on our Google Cal- side link.

2) Evangelical/ Catholic Dialogue mtg: “We Acknowledge our Differences” on December 4th at 7pm is the second set of community dialogue addressing the second section of the 3 part document within community relations between Evangelicals/ Catholics in our city. We encourage you to attend these gatherings (or send another from your church/ ministry) as they require our attention and prayerful input/ discernment as we walk together in truth and grace. (See invite on our Google Cal- side link)