Dear Pastors and Ministry Leaders,
Each year SEMF partners with World Vision Canada in Saskatoon as they present their annual Church Leaders’ Forum. These forums are provided by World Vision to serve local churches and ministries by providing outstanding Canadian ministry leader training opportunities. SEMF pre-empts our regularly scheduled 3rd Tuesday monthly meeting to promote the greatest possible attendance for the World Vision Forum. This year’s Church Leaders’ Forum will be Friday, June 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church. A complimentary Lunch and Learn is also available from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. You must register at http://churchleaderforums.ca/locations/saskatoon/ to attend this meeting. If you have already pre-paid your SEMF lunches for the year in advance, you can request a $10 refund from SEMF.
The results of our SEMF Executive election will be announced at this meeting.
We also want to remind you to register as soon as possible for the Pastors’ and Ministry Leaders’ Prayer Summit coming up in January of 2018.
We hope to see you on June 9!
Saying “Thank you” touches upon the purpose of our lives. Being grateful reveals our nature as persons who are meant to live in community with another because saying “Thank you” requires someone to say thank you too. You also need a gift to be given as well as receiving this gift. It requires a dynamic relationship. We are created to give thanks to God for everything He has given, is giving and will continue to give. It is the proper response of creation toward its Creator.
At the next SEMF meeting, May 16th, we will express our gratitude to God for two faithful servants of the Christian community in Saskatoon, Gil & Alison Klassen. For almost 30 years they have testified about the Christian faith and the love and hope it brings through their Youth for Christ ministry and their life in general. They have been Christ’s hands and feet here in Saskatoon and we will miss them as they move into future ministry. During the meeting, they will share some of the things they have learned throughout their ministry here.
This meeting we also welcome SEYWA (Saskatoon Evangelical Youth Workers Association) to join us and we hope for great interaction and fellowship.
When? May 16th at 12noon.
Where? Forrest Grove Community Church
Who? SEMF and SEYWA together
How? Lunch $10 please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
by May 12th.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The SEMF Executive
The Saskatoon Marriage Network is bringing in Dr. Dave and Donalyn Currie for a Weekend of Impact (April 27-29). More information can be found at www.saskatoonmarriagenetwork.ca. As a part of this the Saskatoon Marriage Network and SEMF, together, are hosting a Thursday (April 27th) lunch, and afternoon workshop with Dave Currie. The presentation over the lunch meeting (12:00 to 1:30) will be “Life Balance. Chaos or Connection in Your Most Important Relationships.” The workshop, 1:30 to 5:00 p.m., is designed to help in the counselling ministry related to the issue of pornography. It is entitled “Overcoming the Battle with Pornography.” Cost for both events is $20, $10 for the meal, $10 for the workshop. Registration, with payment at the door, can be done at www.saskatoonmarriagenetwork.ca. Both events will be Circle Drive Alliance Church.
Hope to see you there,
Saskatoon Marriage Network and SEMF
Most pastors and ministry leaders live with tight personal finances and a very “bare-bones” retirement plan. Kevin Doell is a certified financial planner and former Saskatoon pastor, and will be focusing on some financial principles that will help with personal finances and retirement planning. Kevin will also share some ideas that will help you counsel others for their financial health. Kevin will not be soliciting business, nor will he be offering investment products. He just wants to offer suggestions that may help with cash flow, money management and retirement planning.
There will be opportunities for Q&A, as well as some pointers that will help pastors take advantage of housing allowances, mileage reimbursement and other helpful suggestions.
We will also share more information about our upcoming 2018 Prayer Summit.
Date: Tuesday, February 21 — 12:00 – 1:30
Location: Holy Covenant Evangelical Orthodox Church, 1426 Alexandra Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3B9
Cost: $10 per person (unless you have paid in advance)