“This Joyful Eastertide”
A personal message from the Primate as he remembers the Easter images of his childhood church, Christ Church in Dartmouth, N.S. He also encourages Canadian Anglicans to “embrace afresh our calling as an Easter People.” Read the message.
There will be a service of Induction on Sunday, April 15, 4 p.m. at St Andrew's Church in the Parish of Ludlow and Blissfield. The Rev. Dr. Brian Spence will be inducted as priest and rector. The officiant and preacher is Archdeacon Patricia Drummond. Clergy are invited to dress, alb and stole, and join the procession. Colour is white.
The diocese seeks a financial professional to join our management team as treasurer at the diocesan office in Fredericton.
Details and application.
Please continue to keep the people of Perth-Andover whose lives were so profoundly changed by the March flood in your thoughts and prayers. Financial contributions are greatly needed and appreciated, donate through your parish of the Diocesan Synod Office, 115 Church St., Fredericton, E3B 4C8. Thank you to the Parish of St. Stephen, holding a community free-will offering supper and auction in support of Perth-Andover flood relief on Saturday, April 21, 5:30 p.m., at Christ Church Trinity Hall, Armstrong Street entrance. Menu includes turkey/vegetable casserole, macaroni & cheese, biscuits, buns, pie, tea, coffee. Come early, seating is limited. View auction items between 3 and 5 p.m.
Archbishop of Canterbury Nomination Consultation
The Crown Nominations Commission of the Church of England is inviting members of the Anglican Communion to share in this process. On behalf of the Commission I ask all clergy to read this letter aloud in church on one of the Sundays before the end of April. Responses can be made via the Anglican Communion website, or by post.
Appointments and Announcements
View an up-to-date list of diocesan appointments
View an up-to-date list
transactions within the diocese.
Seeking full-time ordained leadership
|Salisbury and Havelock
|St. Mark, Saint John (Stone Church)
||W. Corey (01 Jan 2012)
|St. Mary's, York
||July 1, 2012
|Wicklow, Wilmot, Peel and Aberdeen
See a current listing of Diocesan Roles,
Elections and Appointments on the diocesan web site.
To make a nomination or express interest in a position, contact committee chair Jack Walsworth <jwals at nbnet.nb.ca>.
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72 Hour Sale!
April 19 - 21
For this event shop Thursday & Friday 9-9, Saturday 10-5
E-mail <angbk at nbnet.nb.ca> for a brochure filled with sale items
Anglican House/Diocesan Resource Centre/Ten Thousand Villages
116 Princess Street
<angbk at nbnet.nb.ca>
Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Messy Church for families
Friday, April 13, 5-7 p.m.
At Willie O'Ree Place
Activities, songs, a Bible story and supper. No charge and no registration needed. Sponsored by Fredericton area Anglican parishes.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Holocaust Memorial Observance
Sunday, April 22, 3 p.m.
Sgoolai Israel Synnagogue
Westmorland Street, Fredericton
Speaker Mayor Brad Woodside
Province of Canada
Villa Madonna, Rothesay
Please pray for the candidates and assessors.
Canadian Youth Workers Convention 2012
Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, Toronto
Health and Parish Nursing Ministries
Available to churches in the Fredericton Archdeaconry
Through a Foundation for Life grant
Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin
Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies
International Peace Studies
Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation
Equipping: Youth and Children's Workers Seminar
featuring Youth Canon George Porter and experts from several other denominations
June 9, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Gateway Cathedral, St. Stephen
ALBS FOR SALE
St. George's Church in McAdam has 15 white albs (sizes 7  to 20 ), polyester/cotton with hoods and rope available. Like new — $15 each, shipping/delivery extra. Contact Hazel Gass <pauhaz at hotmail.com>
Music Care Conference
Caring for People with Music
With Raylene Rankin Concert June 3
Conference June 4
Queen Street, Fredericton
Family Life Weekend to Remember
A marriage getaway at the Delta Fredericton
Details and registration
Let the Fire Fall!
Order of St. Luke Conference
St. Margaret's Church
Live as God Called You
Diocesan ACW Annual Meeting
May 1 & 2
St. Andrew's Parish Hall
featuring a presentation on her mission to Haiti by Capt. Rose Steeves and a video conference (Skype) with the Council of the North, Diocese of Moosenee and Keewatin. For information and banquet tickets ($20 each) contact Kathy Page <dave.kathypage at rogers.com>
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April 13, 5-7 p.m. Messy Church for Families, Willie O'Ree Place, Fredericton North. Activities, songs, a Bible story and supper. No charge and no registration needed. Sponsored by Fredericton area Anglican parishes. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All invited.
April 14, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon Woodstock Archdeaconry Layreaders Day, St. Ansgar's Church, New Denmark.
April 14, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. NB Cursillo Secretariat Meeting, St. Andrew's Church, 328 Main Street, Doaktown (across from Tim Horton's).
April 15, 2-4:30 p.m. Medley Church, Cathedral Memorial Hall, Fredericton. A Fresh Expression of Church established by Camp Medley staff and alumni, everyone is welcome.
April 15, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Induction of the Rev. Dr. Brian Spence as rector of the Parish of Ludlow and Blissfield at St. Andrew's Church, Doaktown. Clergy are invited to vest, the colour is white. A supper will follow in the Chruch Hall.
April 16, 2 p.m. Parish Support and Development Team, Synod Office boardroom, Fredericton.
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April 18, 9 a.m. Regular monthly free Community Breakfast at Trinity Church, Charlotte Street, in Saint John. Come and enjoy good food and fellowship with the south end community. All welcome, if you wish to volunteer at this community event call the church office at 693-8558.
April 21, 5:30 p.m. Free-will offering supper and auction in support of Perth-Andover flood relief on Saturday, April 21, 5:30 p.m., at Christ Church Trinity Hall, St. Stephen (Armstrong Street entrance). Menu includes turkey/vegetable casserole, macaroni & cheese, biscuits, buns, pie, tea, coffee. Come early, seating is limited. View auction items between 3 and 5 p.m.
April 22, 3 p.m. Holocaust Memorial Observance, Sgoolai Israel Synnagogue on Westmorland Street, Fredericton. Speaker and witness Mayor Brad Woodside, everyone welcome.
April 24-26 Clergy Spouse Retreat at Villa Madonna, Rothesay. Keynote speaker Ken Neilson, a Christian counsellor. Details and Registration.
April 27, 7 p.m. Trinity Trivia Night, Trinity Church, Charlotte Street, Saint John. Prizes, surprises, fun and refreshments — just like an English village quiz! Tickets $10 each. Book at table for four (trinsj at nb.aibn.com>.
April 28, Mothers' Union diocesan spring rally, St. John the Baptist Church, Riverview.
April 28, 4 p.m. Ham and salad supper will be held at the Queenstown Orange Hall. Adults $10, children $3.50, children 5 and under free. Sale table and Looney Bin. Sponsored by St. Stephen's ACW, Queenstown.
April 28, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fredericton Area Cursillo Ultreya, Christ Church Cathedral, Church Street, Fredericton.
May 1-2 Diocesan ACW annual meeting, Miramichi.
May 4, 6-8 p.m., May 5, 9 a.m. - noon Spring second hand book sale at Trinity Church Hall, 15 Charlotte St., Saint John. Proceeds to Trinity Renovation Fund.
May 4, 6:30 p.m. Gala dinner celebrating the Atlantic School of Theology's 40th anniversary at Pier 21, Halifax, featuring guest speaker Brian Stewart, an award-winning CBC foreign correspondent. Details and ticket information.
May 4-6 Let the Fire Fall, Order of St. Luke Conference, St. Margaret's Church, Fredericton. Poster.
May 5, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Flea market and bake sale at the WI/Senior Hall in Upham sponsored by the St. Peter's ACW. Tables $8. Contact Peggy Pollock,832-7495
May 5 The Atlantic School of Theology will honour CBC journalist Brian Stewart and United Church minister the Rev. Robert Latimer at convocation ceremonies. Details.
May 5, 4 - 6:30 p.m. Roast beef supper in support of repairs to church properties in the Anglican Parish of Upham at the Central Kings Recreation Center, 110 Titusville Road. $12 adults, $4 6-12-year-olds, preschoolers free.
May 13, 4 p.m. Recital by soprano Mary-Lee McKenna accompanied by Carolyn Wagner at Holy Trinity Church, Hartland (Parish of Richmond). Admission by donation. All donations go to Camp Brookwood.
May 14, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Natural Church Development http://www.ncd-international.org/public/PartnersCanada.html conference with Christian Schwarz on his 5-Country Tour, at a Glad tidings Pentecostal Church. Registration $95.
June 3 & 4, Music Care Concert and Conference at the Playhouse in Fredericton — caring for people with music.
June 7-10, Province of Canada ACPO Conference at Villa Madonna, Rothesay. Please pray for the candidates and assessors.
June 9, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Equipping: Youth and Children's Workers Seminar featuring Youth Canon George Porter and experts from several other denominations at the Gateway Cathedral, St. Stephen. Details
June 22-24 Canadian Anglican National Cursillo Triennial Conference at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Theme: "Christ is Counting on You" (Matthew 28:19-20). Keynote speaker the Rev. Chuck Owens, South Carolina.
Sept. 24, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fredericton Area Cursillo Ultreya, Christ Church Cathedral, Church Street, Fredericton.
Nov. 26, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fredericton Area Cursillo Ultreya, Christ Church Cathedral, Church Street, Fredericton.
Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 Canadian Youth Workers Convention 2012, Toronto. Get info.
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Pope's Easter message includes Middle East
By Eric J. Lyman
Ecumenical News International
April 10, 2012
Vatican City – Pope Benedict XVI used his traditional Easter message on April 9 to call for an end to the conflict in Syria, while his shorter-than-usual "Urbi et Orbi" blessing and frail appearance spurred speculation that his health might be worsening. "May the risen Christ grant hope to the Middle East and enable all the ethnic, cultural and religious groups in that region to work together to advance the common good and respect for human rights," he told about 100,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square. Read more.
Where was Jesus buried?
By Kim Lawton
April 5, 2012
Jerusalem – During Holy Week, Christians remember the familiar story of Jesus' death and resurrection. But exactly where does that story take place? The Bible offers only a few clues. "The Gospels weren't really written to record a history," the Rev. Mark Morozowich, acting dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, told the television program "Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly," broadcast on the U.S. Public Broadcasting System and reported by Religion News Service. "They were written to provide a testimony of faith," he said. Read more.
Lutheran groups prepare for Reformation anniversary
By ENI News
April 5, 2012
Geneva – Representatives of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the International Lutheran Council (ILC) said they will continue discussing joint commemorations of the 500th anniversary in 2017 of the Protestant Reformation. In a communique following their annual meeting, March 27-29 in Geneva, the ILC and LWF stated they had discussed a number of positive developments that had taken place among their member churches since they last met in 2008. In view of the Reformation anniversary, they expressed the hope to work together through seminars, educational events and publications, and agreed to update each other on their continuing plans, according to a news release from the LWF. Read more.
British chocolate maker includes Easter story with treats
By Trevor Grundy
Ecumenical News International
April 4, 2012
As baskets of chocolate, stuffed bunnies and egg coloring appear in stores, it seems as though Easter is becoming more of a springtime festival than a solemn, though joyous, Christian observance. However, the Meaningful Chocolate Company http://meaningfulchocolate.co.uk/, based in Manchester, England, believes that while candy is dandy, the real meaning of Easter should be part of the seasonal treats. Its four ounce (125 gram) milk chocolate Real Easter Egg includes the story of Jesus' resurrection on the package and part of the price (four British pounds) includes a charitable donation. Read more.
New federal funding for PWRDF projects in Africa
April 3, 2012
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has a new agreement with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) that will provide $10.8 million dollars over five years for projects focusing on maternal and child health in 59 villages in Burundi, Mozambique and Tanzania. "Through this five-year joint program, PWRDF and African partners will deepen and extend the impact of work already accomplished http://pwrdf.org/2012/half-a-million-people-receive-help-through-pwrdf-cida-joint-effort/ with CIDA funding in 2009-2011," said Adele Finney, executive director of PWRDF in a statement. Read more.
Model village to equip Haitians
By Marites N. Sison
April 3, 2012
Work has begun on a $5.5 million model village in Gressier, the municipality west of Port-au-Prince that was one of the hardest hit by the 2010 earthquake.The project will provide housing and livelihood support for 1,200 Haitians in a unique, self-governing community setting. The Lutheran World Federation and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has committed $3.5 million to the project, which is also supported by the Church of Sweden, The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) and MINUSTAH, the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti. PWRDF will contribute $150,000. Read more.
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