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Welcome to the website of the Interchurch Families International Network.

(Feature article can be found below.)
 
People come to this site to learn more about marriages across denominational lines, be it because they live, or have a family member or friend in, such a marriage; or to know what the churches are learning and saying about such marriages. More and more, people are coming here to discover the riches and joy to be found in sharing in each other's church traditions, and worshipping as much as possible together in each other's churches.

We who live such marriages are today gathering in groups and Associations in various countries. We lend support to each other, share information, and discuss how to live the often painful and confusing situations arising out of the divisions in the churches.  We seek  to grow in Christian unity, and become for our churches an ever-greater gift of healing of the scandal of disunity.

This site provides rich resources for this journey. Of these, the Journal, produced over a period of more than 10 years, and reflecting the experiences of interchurch families and the theology which undergirds their journey, must be counted among the most valuable.

The Interchurch Families International Discussion Group enables us to share joys and sorrows, to discuss ways of dealing with immediate issues which arise as a consequence of living our marital unity within churches which are divided.  Feel free to join.

Enjoy and, if you have comments or questions, please contact me, Ray Temmerman, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

   

Canadian International


Conference Agenda

Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Registration:

  13:00 - 17:00

Supper

  17:30 - 18:30

Welcome and Ecumenical gift exchange

  19:00 - 20:15

Evening prayer, country reports

  20:20 - 21:00

Bonfire

  21:00 -

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Breakfast

  07:30 - 08:30

Morning Prayer, Country Reports

  08:30 - 09:10

Children's Vacation Bible School

Youth program

United in Baptism and Marriage
Dr. Eileen Scully
"Natalie & Andrew Cook"


  09:15 - 09:50
  09:55 - 10:30

Refreshment break

  10:30 - 11:00

Children's Vacation Bible School

Youth program

'Fishbowl' between presenters
Questions and Dialogue with audience

  11:00 - 11:15
  11:15 - 12:00

Lunch

  12:00 - 13:15

Children's Vacation Bible School

Youth: Dramatic Interlude

Group Sessions
- Discussion of Morning Session
- The values behind the laws
- From infatuation to domestic church 

  13:15 - 14:15

Refreshment Break

  14:15 - 14:30

Children's Vacation Bible School

Youth: Dramatic Interlude

Group Sessions
- First Communion
- Confirming Moments
- Building relationships with our churches
- Walking the spiritual journey

  14:30 - 15:30

Free time

  15:30 - 17:30

Supper

  17:30 - 18:40

Welcome Reception by Edmonton District Council of Churches 
(open to the public)

  19:00 - 20:30

Bonfire

  21:00 - 

Friday, August 3, 2001

Breakfast

  07:30 - 08:30

Morning Prayer, Country Reports

  08:30 - 09:10

Children's Vacation Bible School

Youth program

Unity and Communion
Fr. Gilles Bourdeau
Craig & Michele Buchanan


  09:15 - 09:50
  09:55 - 10:30

Refreshment break

  10:30 - 11:00

Children's Vacation Bible School

Youth program

Questions and Dialogue with audience

  11:00 - 11:15
  11:15 - 12:00

Lunch

  12:00 - 13:15

Children's Vacation Bible School

Youth program

Group Sessions
- Discussion of Morning Session
- Confirming Moments
- Walking the spiritual journey

  13:15 - 14:15

Refreshment Break

  14:15 - 14:30

Children's Vacation Bible School

Youth program

Group Sessions
- The values behind the laws
- From infatuation to domestic church 
- First Communion
- Building relationships with our churches

  14:30 - 15:30

Free time

  15:30 - 17:30

Supper

  17:30 - 18:40

Impromptu concert
(bring your instruments, acting talent, poems, jokes, etc.)
also I.A.A.F. Opening Event (Limited seating available for those interested) 

  19:00 -

Bonfire

  21:00 -   

Saturday, August 4th, 2001

Breakfast

 07:30 - 08:30

Morning Prayer, Country Reports

 08:30 - 09:10

Children's Vacation Bible School

Youth program

The Path Travelled - Past & Future
Bishop Marc Ouellet
Canon Martin & Dr. Ruth Reardon


  09:15 - 09:50
  09:55 - 10:30

Refreshment break

  10:30 - 11:00

Children's Vacation Bible School

Youth program

Questions and Dialogue

  11:00 - 11:15
  11:15 - 12:00

Lunch

  12:00 - 13:15

Discussion of morning session

  13:15 - 14:15

Country Meetings

  14:30 - 15:30

Free time
(e.g. West Edmonton Mall,
Heritage Park, etc.)

  15:30 - 

Supper on your own

  

Catholic Eucharist
Principle Celebrant:  Br. Gilles Bourdeau
Homilist: Fr. Ernest Falardeau, SSS

  20:00 - 21:00

Bonfire

  21:00 -   

Sunday, August 5th

Breakfast

  08:30 - 09:30

Discussion on Rome 2003

  09:30 - 10:30

Anglican Eucharist
Celebrant: Bishop Victoria Matthews, (Anglican) Edmonton
Homilist: Sr. Anne Keffer (Lutheran)

  11:00 - 12:30

Lunch

  12:30 - 13:30

Travel to and wander historic Fort Edmonton

  13:30 - 16:00

Wagonrides around Fort Edmonton

  16:00 - 17:00

Barbecue

  17:30 - 18:30

Music and Entertainment

  19:00 -

Monday, August 6th

Breakfast

  07:30 - 08:30

Morning Prayer, Country Reports

  08:30 - 09:10

Final presentation and approval of statements (youth and adults)

  10:00 -10:30

Free time

  10:30 - 11:00

Closing ecumenical liturgy and missioning

  11:00 - 12:30

Lunch

  12:30 -

Depart from Baptist College