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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 Gathering

Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan
September 2004

We had a great weekend at our Get Together at Christopher Lake in Saskatchewan Canada.

Thanks to Colleen & Mark Stoecklein and Alison & Marcel de la Gorgendiere for the planning.

There was a children’s program, which left the parents free to attend our discussion groups.

Our discussion focused on Sacramental sharing, marriage prep, confirmation and the document that was prepared for the Rome conference. Our discussion was fruitful in that it let all of us share our heart knowledge as well as head knowledge.

The evenings were filled with singing around the fireplace.

Shirley & Bernie led a ‘stepping stone craft’ Saturday afternoon.

Fr. Luc Gaudet said Saturday evening Catholic Mass and Rev Amanda Currie (Presbyterian) led the Sunday morning service. Before Fr. Luc said Mass he brought greetings from the Prince Albert Bishop Blaise Morand. He (the Bishop) also mentioned we should have more of these (referring to Interchurch Gatherings).

Thanks to the family groups that attended, 
3 from Calgary, 1 from Regina, 1 from Winnipeg , 5 from Saskatoon and 
Jane Smith from England.

We all had a great weekend.

Submitted by Bernie and Shirley Karstad

 
Bridge And Kids Poster
 
Ellen and Amanda
 
Fr Gaudet
 
Jane roasting hotdog
 
SingSong
 
The Children
 
The Group