United Church of Canada Doctrine

Event Information
Author alnationtalk
Start Date/Time 6th Sep Wed AM 9:00 (GMT 0)
End Date/Time 6th Sep Wed AM 9:00 (GMT 0)
Location Halifax, NS
Type Private

United Church of Canada Doctrine

Date and time
Wed, Sep 6, 2023 9:00 AM – Mon, Dec 11, 2023 9:00 AM ADT

Atlantic School of Theology 660 Francklyn Street Halifax, NS B3H 3B6 Canada

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About this event

  • 96 days 1 hour
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An in-depth study of the sources, norms, and content of doctrine within The United Church of Canada, with a special emphasis on ecclesiology, Christology, and the sacraments.

About the Instructor: Rev. Dr. Catherine Faith MacLean, Senior Minister at St. Paul’s in Edmonton, has served churches across the country. Her writing and teaching as a pastoral theologian take her into the academy as well as across the church. Her degrees are from McCormick, Harvard, and Dalhousie. Catherine had the pleasure of presenting the Aitken Workshop on Preaching at AST in 2017; she has taught at VST and in the University of Alberta Peter Lougheed Leadership College Lecture Series. Currently, she is offering leadership in reVITALize and Then Let Us Sing! our upcoming hymnal. She has published over 30 articles and chapters; together with John H. Young, she wrote Preaching the Big Questions: Doctrine Isn’t Dusty. Her areas of presentation are preaching, formation and morale, and theology. Catherine is a Past President of the Canadian Theological Society, a past Berwick Camp Evangelist, and a delegate to the recent World Council of Churches Assembly. She also is a Guinness Book Official Witness for the Biggest Dodgeball Game in the World.

Dates: TBD

Days & Times: TBD

Requirements: Readings and discussions. No written work, projects, or presentations.

Books to purchase:


  • The Theology of The United Church of Canada by Don Schweitzer, Robert C. Fennell, and Michael Bourgeois (eds.) – 2019 edition
  • Preaching the Big Questions: Doctrine Isn’t Dusty by Catherine Faith MacLean and John H. Young – 2015 edition


  • What Christianity Is Not by Douglas John Hall – any edition
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – any edition
  • The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence – any edition

Fee: $250.00 plus Eventbrite fee

Format: Internet

COVID-19 protocols: Please visit https://www.astheology.ns.ca/home/covid-19/index.html

Please note: This Continuing Education program is non-credit, meaning it cannot be counted toward a degree or diploma, and will not be transcripted. Continuing Education registrations are refundable until 48 hours before a program commences, minus the Eventbrite processing fee. After that time, fees are non-refundable.

Questions? Please contact:

Ginny Wilmhoff, Continuing Education Convenor, at virginia.wilmhoff@astheology.ns.ca

Or the instructor, the Rev. Dr. Catherine MacLean at Catherine.MacLean@astheology.ns.ca

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