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Things To Talk About At Coffee Hour

13 EpisodesProduced by Jordana WrightWebsite

Helping congregations become more diverse, intergenerational, sustainable, and connected to their local context | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.

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Church Social Enterprises | with the Pastor of Church of the Messiah, Barry Randolph

October 25th, 2020


Want to support the podcast? :) BUY ME A COFFEE: | On today's episode we explore how one small church has invested $48 million in their local neighbourhood, and how …

The Entrepreneurial Church | with the Founding Pastor of Mosaic Church, Mark DeYmaz

October 5th, 2020


Seminary doesn't always prepare you for the economic realities of leading a complex non-profit organization.⁠ On this episode we chat with Mark DeYmaz, Pastor of an economically innovative church that is beating the …

Solitude, Silence, and Contemplation | with the Founder of New Eden Ministry, Justin Coutts

September 15th, 2020


On this episode we chat with Justin Coutts, founder of New Eden Ministry, about Christian spiritual practices rooted in solitude, silence, and …

Youth in an Aging Church | with the Hub, a youth-led faith organization

September 6th, 2020


United Church congregations are shrinking and aging on average, and youth voices are often absent from leadership and discussions of the future of the denomination. On this episode we chat with a youth-led United Church …

Let's Make Jellied Salad! (Old Church Recipe Cooking Episode)

August 30th, 2020


What a summer! Let's chat about current events, how we've been feeling lately, and our plans for fall - while cooking old church recipes together! | …

The Queer Evangelist | with the Reverend Dr. Cheri DiNovo

August 16th, 2020


Cheri DiNovo went from living on the streets as a teenager to performing the first legal same-sex marriage registered in Canada as a United Church …

Discovering the Church Right Where You Are | with Parish Collective Co-Founder, Tim Soerens

August 7th, 2020


Emerging generations are opting out of the church in large numbers, for many reasons. The related trend towards shrinking and aging congregations has been seen as both an unsettling state of affairs and an important …

How to Speed Up Decision-Making in Your Church | with the Director of the Wesley Theological Seminary's Lewis Center for Church Leadership, the Reverend Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

July 24th, 2020


Think back to your last big church decision. Maybe it was about hiring a tech person to help create online worship opportunities, or about …

A Call to Diaconal Ministry in the Midst of Social Injustice | with Pastor Charmain Bailey Foutner

July 19th, 2020


On this episode  Pastor Charmain Bailey Foutner shares about the necessity of diaconal ministry in the current climate of glaring injustices and need for pastoral care. | ABOUT THE GUEST: Pastor Charmain Bailey Foutner …

Mothering and Ministry | with Pastor Meghan Gilholm

July 19th, 2020


This is a very special episode for all of the grandparents, parents, and caregivers of the little ones in the community. We see you homeschooling, …

Old Church Recipe Cooking Show

July 19th, 2020


On this episode we catch up on current events and cook Jo Omand's Hot Artichoke Dip recipe from the 1981 Forest Hill United Church cookbook. | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development …

Re-Opening Church Buildings Post Pandemic | with the 41st Moderator of the United Church, the Very Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson

July 19th, 2020


From parking lot sanctuaries to virtual choirs - church congregations have taken up a range of innovative approaches to pivoting and 'being the church' amid a global pandemic that has made physically gathering in a …

Race in the Church | with Emmanuel College Principal, Michelle Voss Roberts

July 19th, 2020


On this episode of we talk anti-Black racism both homegrown and abroad, exploring recent examples like the potentially death-dealing weaponization of race that occured in Central Park, and offering concrete steps …

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