Cost: $350 (includes daily lunch); does not include local accommodations, other meals, and travel. Some bursary assistance is available. Payment through Maritime Conference Office (tel: 506-536-1334).

This one-week intensive program, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday, is offered by The United Theological College / Le Séminaire Uni in collaboration with the United Church’s Maritime Conference. Instructors: Angelika Piché and Carole Bourgault; hosted by Mountain View United Church.

French for Ministry will help you improve your French language skills, practise the language in a safe environment, and acquire specific church vocabulary. You will become comfortable welcoming

francophones who turn up at your church, reading a scripture passage in French, and presiding over an occasional bilingual baptism or wedding. It will also be a chance to explore ways of introducing French into your local ministry. If you have always wanted to reach out to your French-speaking neighbours, you will find new resources and insights. Bienvenue!

For more information, download the poster below, or contact:

David Hewitt
Executive Secretary, Maritime Conference
Tel: 506-536-1334 ext. 1
E-mail: dhewitt [at]

Angelika Piché
Directrice, développement et formation, Ministères en français
Tel: 514-849-2042 ext. 203
Toll-free: 1-888-849-2042 ext. 203
E-mail: apiche [at] ">apiche [at]