Metropolitan United Church - London ON

Centre of Practical Theology


The Centre of Practical Theology and Middlesex Presbytery Resource Centre present:

Focus:   ReVITALize 2

Topic:   Practical Theology NOW: Theological Reflection and Engagement

When:   April 27th and 28th  

Who:     Peter Short, Anthony Bailey, Phyllis Airhart, John H. Young, Lizette Larson-Miller, Paul Scott Wilson,  Rob Fennell, Anna Christie, Bill Acres,  Andrew Fullerton and friends!

Where: Metropolitan United Church (London) and First St Andrews United Church

Cost:     $50 Early Bird (Until April 2nd) $65 (after April 2nd).

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The Centre of Practical Theology and Middlesex  Presbytery Resource Centre present:

Focus:   Preaching!

Who:     The Rev Dr. Karoline Lewis  

Date:     Saturday, Feb 17th, 2018 

Time:    9am-3:30pm

Where: Metropolitan United Church

Cost:     $40 Early Bird (Until Jan 21st) $50 (after Jan 21st).

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Author of SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry Lewis is a regular preacher/presenter at the Festival of Homiletics and leads workshops on interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry.  Karoline is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary and previously taught at Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Augsburg College.  She is a contributing writer for, author of the site’s Dear Working Preacher column, and co-host of the site's weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave. Visit Karoline at for resources on preaching and being a woman in ministry.

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 The Centre of Practical Theology and Middlesex Presbytery Resource Centre present:

Focus:   Where the Action is:  Worship and Preaching.  This event will include preaching structures, styles, techniques and receiving critical feedback on their own preaching 

Who:     The Rev Dr. Todd Townshend and The Rev. Dr. Jeff Crittenden (and friends)

Dates:   Jan 19th and 20th

Time:    Friday 7-9pm.  Saturday 10-3pm.

Where:  Metropolitan United Church

Cost:     $40 Early Bird (Until Dec 31st) $50 (after Dec 31st).


Todd is Canon Theologian for the Diocese of Huron. His current research is focused on "the sacramentality of preaching"--the relationship between liturgical preaching and sacramental grace. Related interests include: the theological interpretation of Scripture,preaching and doctrine, contemporary homiletical theory, and theologies of grace.



Jeff was ordained in 1997 and currently serves as Senior Minister at Metropolitan United Church in London, Ontario, Canada. He is also an Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Huron University College at Western University. Jeff has served as President of Hamilton and London Conferences, is Chair of the United Church of Canada Foundation and is an active member of the Academy of Homiletics. Jeff loves to participate in triathlons, but never seems to win.



The Centre of Practical Theology presents:

Focus:   Confirmation and Faith Refresher Weekend

When:   March 2-4th, 2018  

Who:     Pat Morrison and friends


The Centre of Practical Theology and Middlesex Presbytery Resource Centre present:

What:  The Inviting Circle           

Focus:   Community, Music, 7 minute sermons, education, practical insights on psychology,

group dynamics, leadership and so much more.

Dates:   Wednesday

              Sept 27;  Oct 11, 25;  Nov 8, 22;  Dec 13

              Jan 17;  Feb 7, 21;  Mar 7, 21;  Apr 4 (last one)

Time:    9-  10:30am

Where: Siloam United Church (1240 Fanshawe Park Rd E, London)

Cost:     none.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!