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Things To Talk About At Coffee Hour

Things To Talk About At Coffee Hour

By Jordana Wright
Helping congregations become more diverse, intergenerational, sustainable, and connected to their local context | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
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Reverends React | To 'Promising Young Woman' (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana | A group of Ministers react to your favourite movies from their own homes | #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
47:44
June 7, 2021
Life As A Modern Minister| with the Reverend Maya Douglas
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana | Engaging the topics we know everyone is talking about at church coffee hour | #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
01:11:20
June 6, 2021
Reverends React | To 'Big Fish' (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana | A group of Ministers react to your favourite movies from their own homes | #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
49:20
May 26, 2021
Reverends React | To 'Away From Her' (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana | A group of Ministers react to your favourite movies from their own homes | #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
49:08
May 6, 2021
Faith and the 2021 Federal Budget | Coffee Hour News (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana | Politics and policy from a progressive faith-based perspective | #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
07:49
April 21, 2021
The Bible In A Year For Sleeping | Night 9 | Genesis 27-29 (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana | The Bible Study Group for tired people | #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
20:46
April 14, 2021
The Bible In A Year For Sleeping | Night 8 | Genesis 24:29-26:35 (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana | The Bible Study Group for tired people | #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
21:35
April 12, 2021
The Bible In A Year For Sleeping | Night 7 | Genesis 21:22-24:28 (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana | The Bible Study Group for exhausted, overbooked, stressed people | #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
17:58
April 10, 2021
The Bible In A Year For Sleeping | Night 6 | Genesis 18:9-21:21 (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana | The Bible Study Group for exhausted, overbooked, stressed people | #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
20:18
April 9, 2021
The Bible In A Year For Sleeping | Night 5 | Genesis 14:14-18:8 (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana | The Bible Study Group for exhausted, overbooked, stressed people | #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
16:10
April 8, 2021
The Bible In A Year For Sleeping | Night 4 | Genesis 11:10-14:13 (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana | The Bible Study for exhausted, overbooked, stressed people | #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
14:28
April 7, 2021
The Bible In A Year For Sleeping | Night 3 | Genesis 8:1-11:9 (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana | The Bible Study for exhausted, overbooked, stressed people | #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
15:36
April 7, 2021
The Bible In A Year For Sleeping | Night 2 | Genesis 4-7 (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana     ||     Join in this innovative nightly bible study. Lights out. Eyes shut. Meditating on the word. This bible study is designed for exhausted, overbooked, stressed people. You can do it while you sleep and don't have to worry about letting anyone down if you miss a 'meeting'.  You're invited to read the bible with me this year!  PS: give me grace for mispronounced words and fumbles as we make our way through 😊. #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
17:08
April 5, 2021
The Bible In A Year For Sleeping | Night 1 | Genesis 1-3 (CoffeeHour.ca Originals)
💒 HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS ▶︎ https://bit.ly/GoodNightJordana     ||     Join in this innovative nightly bible study. Lights out. Eyes shut. Meditating on the word. This bible study is designed for exhausted, overbooked, stressed people. You can do it while you sleep and don't have to worry about letting anyone down if you miss a 'meeting'.  You're invited to read the bible with me this year!  PS: give me grace for mispronounced words and fumbles as we make our way through 😊. #ThingsToTalkAboutAtCoffeeHour
14:56
April 4, 2021
Youth Ministry In A Digital Age | with Youth Minister, Shanna Bernier
Want to support the podcast? :) BUY ME A COFFEE: https://www.coffeehour.ca/product-page/buy-me-a-coffee | On today's episode we talk all things youth ministry. | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright coordinated the Cohort for Innovative Ministries and Faith-Based Solopreneurs, and provides the help with ministry development you've always dreamed about at https://www.coffeehour.ca | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
01:19:11
March 5, 2021
Why Would Anyone Want To Go Into Ministry? | with University Chaplain, Andrew Hyde
Want to support the podcast? :) BUY ME A COFFEE: https://www.coffeehour.ca/product-page/buy-me-a-coffee | On today's episode we talk all things vocational discernment. | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright coordinated the Cohort for Innovative Ministries and Faith-Based Solopreneurs, and provides the help with ministry development you've always dreamed about at https://www.coffeehour.ca | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
01:06:10
January 26, 2021
Church Social Enterprises | with the Pastor of Church of the Messiah, Barry Randolph
Want to support the podcast? :) BUY ME A COFFEE: https://www.coffeehour.ca/product-page/buy-me-a-coffee | On today's episode we explore how one small church has invested $48 million in their local neighbourhood, and how your church can launch its own impactful purpose-driven ventures. | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
01:25:40
October 25, 2020
The Entrepreneurial Church | with the Founding Pastor of Mosaic Church, Mark DeYmaz
Seminary doesn't always prepare you for the economic realities of leading a complex non-profit organization.⁠ On this episode we chat with Mark DeYmaz, Pastor of an economically innovative church that is beating the odds, about church economics and missional revenue strategies that can be taken up when tithes and offerings are no longer enough.⁠ | ABOUT THE GUEST:⁠ Mark DeYmaz is the founding pastor of the Mosaic Church, a multi-ethnic and economically diverse church in Central Arkansas.⁠ | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience. | BUY ME A COFFEE: https://www.coffeehour.ca/product-page/buy-me-a-coffee
01:05:23
October 5, 2020
Solitude, Silence, and Contemplation | with the Founder of New Eden Ministry, Justin Coutts
On this episode we chat with Justin Coutts, founder of New Eden Ministry, about Christian spiritual practices rooted in solitude, silence, and contemplation. | ABOUT THE GUEST:⁠ New Eden Ministry is a faith group that blends modern approaches with ancient wisdom. It is a digital-first community rooted in Celtic Christianity and practices of contemplative prayer, with members from around the world.⁠ | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
38:25
September 15, 2020
Youth in an Aging Church | with the Hub, a youth-led faith organization
United Church congregations are shrinking and aging on average, and youth voices are often absent from leadership and discussions of the future of the denomination. On this episode we chat with a youth-led United Church organization to get their thoughts. | ABOUT THE FAITH GROUP:⁠ The Hub is a youth and young adult grassroots community network, which grew from the United Church Camps of Southern Ontario. | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
40:04
September 6, 2020
Let's Make Jellied Salad! (Old Church Recipe Cooking Episode)
What a summer! Let's chat about current events, how we've been feeling lately, and our plans for fall - while cooking old church recipes together! | ABOUT THE RECIPE: The viewer submitted Jellied Salad recipe we'll be making was shared by Faye from The United Church in Meadowood edited cookbook, "Let's Break Bread Together". | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
01:17:16
August 30, 2020
The Queer Evangelist | with the Reverend Dr. Cheri DiNovo
Cheri DiNovo went from living on the streets as a teenager to performing the first legal same-sex marriage registered in Canada as a United Church minister. This story of one queer kid will hopefully inspire us all to resist injustice and create positive social change. | ABOUT THE GUEST: The Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo is the minister at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice & the Arts, as well as a Member of the Order of Canada, recognized for her contributions to provincial politics and for her lifelong advocacy of social justice. Her forthcoming tell-all (or almost all) book is called "The Queer Evangelist". | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
55:15
August 16, 2020
Discovering the Church Right Where You Are | with Parish Collective Co-Founder, Tim Soerens
Emerging generations are opting out of the church in large numbers, for many reasons. The related trend towards shrinking and aging congregations has been seen as both an unsettling state of affairs and an important opportunity to foster new ways of doing church. On this episode, we chat with Tim Soerens about a new vision of the church grounded in collaborative communities built by ordinary people. | ABOUT THE GUEST: Tim Soerens is a pastor, social entrepreneur, and co-founding director of the Parish Collective. His latest book is called "Everywhere You Look: Discovering the Church, Right Where You Are" | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
45:16
August 7, 2020
How to Speed Up Decision-Making in Your Church | with the Director of the Wesley Theological Seminary's Lewis Center for Church Leadership, the Reverend Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr.
Think back to your last big church decision. Maybe it was about hiring a tech person to help create online worship opportunities, or about implementing a concrete response to current issues of injustice. Could your church use a little help meeting important challenges as they emerge? On this episode, we chat with special guest F. Douglas Powe, Jr. about how congregations can take an honest 'look in the mirror' to understand their current situation and become more responsive to the contemporary social context in critical areas. | ABOUT THE GUEST: F. Douglas Powe, Jr. is the Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership and professor of evangelism and of urban ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary. He is also an ordained elder in the Baltimore/Washington Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
01:08:02
July 24, 2020
A Call to Diaconal Ministry in the Midst of Social Injustice | with Pastor Charmain Bailey Foutner
On this episode  Pastor Charmain Bailey Foutner shares about the necessity of diaconal ministry in the current climate of glaring injustices and need for pastoral care. | ABOUT THE GUEST: Pastor Charmain Bailey Foutner is the Minister of Bedford United Church and Central United Church in Windsor, Ontario. With a vibrant and evangelistic approach, she has already made a large impact on the life on these churches. | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
01:07:55
July 19, 2020
Mothering and Ministry | with Pastor Meghan Gilholm
This is a very special episode for all of the grandparents, parents, and caregivers of the little ones in the community. We see you homeschooling, creating new online children's camps and programming, and navigating this challenging new reality with littles in tow. What has parenting during the pandemic looked like for you? | ABOUT THE GUEST: Meghan Gilholm is a new parent and the Minister of Glen Morris United Church, a vibrant Christian community in Glen Morris Ontario. She started maternity leave just as the pandemic began to emerge. | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
01:02:03
July 19, 2020
Old Church Recipe Cooking Show
On this episode we catch up on current events and cook Jo Omand's Hot Artichoke Dip recipe from the 1981 Forest Hill United Church cookbook. | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
01:25:24
July 19, 2020
Re-Opening Church Buildings Post Pandemic | with the 41st Moderator of the United Church, the Very Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson
From parking lot sanctuaries to virtual choirs - church congregations have taken up a range of innovative approaches to pivoting and 'being the church' amid a global pandemic that has made physically gathering in a church unsafe. Which new ways of doing church will be maintained as restrictions on physical gatherings begin to lift? And what will church look like in a post pandemic world? | ABOUT THE GUEST: The Very Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson is a Minister at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church in Vancouver and the 41st Moderator of the United Church of Canada. He is committed to helping create an inclusive faith community, where all are welcomed. | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
54:35
July 19, 2020
Race in the Church | with Emmanuel College Principal, Michelle Voss Roberts
On this episode of we talk anti-Black racism both homegrown and abroad, exploring recent examples like the potentially death-dealing weaponization of race that occured in Central Park, and offering concrete steps towards racial justice for church communities. | ABOUT THE GUEST: Michelle Voss Roberts is the Principal of Emmanuel College. A theological college of Victoria University at the University of Toronto, and the largest seminary of the United Church of Canada. | ABOUT THE HOST: Jordana Wright leads a placemaking and community development practice focused on introducing new audiences to their local churches, while helping congregations reach their sustainability goals and expand their social impact. | Recorded in front of a LIVE Facebook audience.
55:30
July 19, 2020