United Fresh Start facilitator training in the Maritimes
In early 2023, the United Fresh Start faculty team travelled to Sackville, New Brunswick to lead another United Fresh Start facilitator training. Read more about it here.
2022 United Fresh Start facilitator training
During a June heatwave, 17 new United Fresh Start facilitators were trained at Five Oaks Centre. Read about it here.
Two New eModules Added
Two new eModules have been added to United Fresh Start. You can work through the eModules on your own, or you can convene a group to engage the content using video conferencing. The first new eModule is one of the United Fresh Start “core” modules called Entering a New System. The second new module is Family Systems Theory.
United Fresh Start during pandemic times
With the suspension of in-person gatherings across Canada in March 2020, most United Fresh Start facilitators paused their program leadership. However, in the winter of 2021, some regional councils began to think creatively about how this program to support healthy pastoral relationships could be re-imagined in a virtual way.
As you navigate through the revised United Fresh Start website, you will notice the introduction of one pilot eModule. We are testing out whether eModules can be an appropriate way for community of faith leaders to engage with the United Fresh Start material.
Revised United Fresh Start website now live
You are now visiting the revised unitedfreshstart.ca website. Welcome!
New Respectful Congregations Module
We have a new module added to the United Fresh Start curriculum called Respectful Congregations.
UFS Curriculum updated to version 4.1
The curriculum and resource documents have been updated in several ways: The terminology has been changed to reflect the changes in church structure and polity. Feedback submitted by facilitators over the past two years has been incorporated. A new file download...
UFS Training – Five Oaks, Oct 1-4 2018
A United Fresh Start facilitator training event was held held at Five Oaks, Paris, Ontario from Oct 1-4, 2018. We welcomed 24 new facilitators from Hamilton, Toronto and London Conferences, the new Regions 7, 8, 9 and 10. The United Fresh Start program requires...