This organization was formed many years ago to support United Church Office administrators in the Edmonton and surrounding areas. It is supported financially by volunteer work, donations and grants. We are open to all administrators within the boundaries of the Northern Spirit Region.
The Association meets for approximately 2 hours once per month (except in July & August) to offer learning opportunities, support and networking opportunities. We have offered a variety of Lunch & Learn sessions over the last few years including:
¨ Covid-19 response and preparedness planning
¨ Emergency First Aid & CPR
¨ Social media platforms
¨ Verbal Judo: Tactical Communication Skills
¨ Volunteer Acknowledgement & Rewards
¨ Church software programs
¨ Criminal & Police Records check requirements
¨ Excel spreadsheet training 1 and 2
¨ Building safety and security
Many administrators are part-time employees, and in our mostly small offices, may not have the support and collegiality of other administrators readily available. New administrators may have questions about other items specific to the United Church, whether that is maintenance of the Historic Roll, guidelines around archiving, PowerChurch, QuickBooks or others. The assistance and guidance of members of the Association can be invaluable.
We believe there is great value in this network of administrators, particularly in a time when our United Church is undergoing significant organizational change. We encourage you to speak to your Board and M&P Committee and to join us at our monthly meetings.
"Kirk Centre is an incorporated Ministry of The United Church of Canada. The NSRC Administration Association has been an integral piece to my connection with The NSRC and The UCC. The collegiality and resources are very helpful to me, even if it is in a slightly different way than a Community of Faith Administrator. I have been involved with this group since it was The Edmonton and Area United Church Administrators Association since 2016 and I am looking forward to the new projects, leadership and resources that is in the works with this group."
Treasurer - NSRCAA
Executive Director - Kirk Centre
"To One and All,
Although I am unable to attend the meetings, with working short days until 1pm and teaching 4 days a week at 3:30 here in Spruce Grove, I do appreciate being part of the group. I love to hear about some of the items being discussed, and hopefully I am able to assist those who pose questions throughout the year by email.
It is a difficult job we do, with so many hats to wear, sometimes my head gets a bit sore!! (Insert chuckle here)
I am aware that many churches are struggling with funding for so many things, but I hope we, as administrators, will be able to lend assistance to the greater church for many years to come.
Stay safe and well,
May Peace Be Yours,"
St. Andrew's United Church - Spruce Grove