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Seeking Full-Time Ordered Minister

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January 18, 2018

Woodcliff United Church is currently searching for a full-time Ordered Minister. Resumes and inquiries can be sent in confidence to chris.jackson@roneta.com.

Link to: WUC 2016 Annual Report

Link to: 2018 Update to Joint Needs Assessment Report

Link to: Joint Needs Assessment Report

About our Rev. Grant Dawson

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January 7, 2018

While reading ads for ministers he was moved by the spirit, or perhaps a whim, to apply for Knox in Calgary. From the first time he saw the church it felt right and has continued to feel right. Knox, a huge old Presbyterian church has a variety of worshippers, straight, gay, street people and wealthy parishioners.  It has been in the forefront of many movements. The church sold air rights to TransCanada Pipelines, a decision that monetarily enriched the church. He provided covenanting services before same gender marriages arrived. He advises us to keep an eye on what is happening in the culture. There is no use driving off in a bus if no one is on it..

When asked about his accomplishments Grant instead talks about the church community taking the time to make thoughtful decisions. He emphasizes the pastoral side of his role, saying that you can’t preach if you are not in touch with people, their hopes, fears and frustrations. He has encouraged worshippers to be a vibrant community, growing in worship, church structure, and theology.

“ People don’t want to just sit on committees, they want a job.”

The church needs to keep on growing, a challenge for a church surrounded by downtown businesses. Three families live in the parish. The rest come from all over the city.

Grant is an accomplished linguist, fluent in Mandarin, and at least conversant in French, Spanish, German, Russian, Greek, Hebrew and is now learning Italian for his post retirement trip.  He and his wife, Dorothy, have travelled and look forward to Italy. He also loves computers.

And after retirement? Grant isn’t sure. After a couple of months he will look at options, perhaps teaching or writing. He will continue on the Board of the Oi Kwan Foundation for Calgary Presbytery.

When asked about frustrations Grant iterates that he is very positive. There are no problems, just situations (Tolle).

Welcome our Ministers

Please welcome Reverend Debbie Stockdale, who will be our half-time minister, and Reverend Clint Mooney, Reverend Bob Mutlow, and Reverend Dr. Grant Dawson who will be our guest ministers. We are delighted and fortunate to have them!

Visit our calendar to see which Minister will be leading our Sunday worship service.

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5010 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary

We are located at the south entrance to Edworthy Park.

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Tuesday – Friday

9:00am – 2:00pm

Office: 403.249.3121

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