Affirming Network News – March 2014

Refugee Sponsorship Update

Several of the Calgary United churches recently sponsored a gay Iranian refugee who had to leave Iran due to persecution. This initiative is coordinated through Tom Melvin at Deer Park United. Farzam has just arrived in Calgary and he is in need of the following items: housing, work (he’s a hair stylist), and a laptop computer.

We are also still in the fundraising phase. If you can help, please get in touch with Tom Melvin:

Upcoming Affirming Network events in Calgary

Saturday April 5th – Pizza and a Movie Refugee Project Fundraiser at Wild Rose United

  • 6 pm for pizza
  • 7 pm for the LGBTQ themed movie
  • Wild Rose: 1317 1st St NW, Calgary, Alberta
  • Please RSVP by email: by April 2
  • Cost $10 and donations for our refugee project
  • ALL are welcome – no matter what your stripes!

This just in!

Extra screenings have been added for the movie night! April 9th and April 11th. See the poster here for all the info.

  • April 9th at Scarboro United Church, 134 Scarboro Ave SW – RSVP by emailing: by April 7th
  • April 11th at Deer Park United Church, 77 Deerpoint Road SE – RSVP by emailing: by April 9th
  • Screenings are at the same time as above – 6 pm for Pizza and 7 pm for the movie.

Thursday May 1st – Affirming Ministry Network Dessert Potluck

We will gather at Wild Rose United Church from 7:00 to 9:00, hear about what’s happening throughout the network, meet and greet, and eat cake!  (and many other wonderful desserts!)

Kim Holmes-Younger, Community Engagement Coordinator for Wild Rose will talk about the GLBTQ Youth research project she participated in this Spring

Please plan to attend…the gatherings are GREAT because YOU come!  Bring several folks from you congregation and invite others.  Everyone is welcome!

Please see the poster below (or click here) for all the details.

Lots of great things have been happening throughout the network, so come and learn about them.

Please rsvp to Marlene Hielema at Knox, or Betsy Young at Wild Rose. Phone: 403-277-5576.

It will be very helpful if you can let us know that you are coming…. See you in May!  It may even be WARM by then!

Here’s the poster. Click to download.

CalgAffirm Network-flyer-14May1



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