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•  N E W   •  St. Lukes, Parish of Portland in Saint John, is looking for a volunteer hairdresser or barber to help with their outreach program, preferably on the first and third Monday of each month. Contact St. Lukes (693-4152) or Rob Pitman < rcmpitman at > if you can help.

•  N E W   •  No One Is Illegal Fredericton is hosting a Silent Gathering to Resist Hate on Saturday, Sept. 30 between 3-4 pm. The event will take place on the South Riverfront Trail (right across from Christ Church Cathedral).
All are invited to gather in shared silence, prayer or meditation in resistance to racism, sexism, trans and homophobia, greed, fear and hate in all its forms. Faith communities are welcome to participate.

•  N E W   •   Trinity Church, Saint John is looking for used BAS books, and Common Praise Hymn Books or the green coil bound hymn books (Songs of Praise). If you have any you’d like recycled, contact the Rev. Steven Scribner: 506-693-8558.

•  N E W   •  The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund has announced an initial grant of $40,000 for immediate response to Hurricane Irma in Cuba and Haiti.
Recovery of many small islands is expected to take years. While PWRDF awaits further details, donations will also be accepted to help recovery efforts in Mexico, where an earthquake measuring 8.1 magnitude occurred on Sept. 8.
To donate to Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, choose “Hurricane Irma Response” from the Canada Helps drop-down menu. Click here to help.

Christ Church Cathedral’s Friday organ recitals, with organist David Drinkell, continue this fall. You are welcome to attend every Friday at 12:10 p.m.

Each Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. this summer there is a service at St. Marks Chapel of Ease at Kings Landing (exit 253 off the Trans-Canada Highway). A leader is still needed to take the Sept. 24th service. Click this link to sign up.

Layreader Training: Basic Guidelines for Developing Intercessory Prayers of the People – Saturday, Sept. 23, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, St. Margaret’s, Lepreau. Facilitated by Cleo Cyr with video instruction by the Rev. David Peer, the session will explain how to develop and present meaningful intercessory prayer and provide an overview of resources available. Details and registration here.

 Are you interested in attending CLAY?
The YIG team is looking for parishes to form a team or any youth interested in joining a team to attend CLAY 2018 in Thunder Bay, ON from August 15-19. The theme is Threads, weaving God’s story into our lives. This is a fantastic youth gathering for youth between the ages of 14-19. If you are seriously thinking of attending please contact the YIG team for more details (yigfton at or visit

Attention all youth leaders
Sept, 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Sackville, the YIG team is hosting its 3rd Annual Diocesan Youth Ministry Conference. The theme is Connecting… with Family, Youth and Community. Keynote speaker is Geoff Maclean from Point Mission Church will discuss various strategies for how parishes can connect with communities. YIG Chair Jason Smith on connecting with Youth in a Social Media world and Matt Snow from Rivercross Baptist Church on parishes connecting with families. This is open for anyone with a heart for youth. Registration is open here.  Registration deadline is Sept. 27.

• SYMPOSIUM: Living Traditions: 500 Years of Re-Forming Christianity
DATES: Oct. 13-15
PRESENTERS: Various (See our Symposium page (link above) for a list of presenters)
COST: Early bird $60 (Register before Sept. 12, 2017) / Regular $75 / Students $30
OTHER: Optional Excursion $100 / Concert Only $15
• Nicholson Lectures
DATES: Oct. 25-26
LOCATION: St. Columba Chapel
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Kathleen Skerrett, Professor, University of Richmond
COST: Free and open to the public
• Paul Wattson Seminar
DATE: Oct. 27
LOCATION: AST – St. Columba Chapel
SPEAKER: George Hunsinger, McCord Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary
COST: Free and open to the public
• Paul Wattson Lecture
DATE: Oct. 27
LOCATION: Saint Mary’s University
SPEAKER: George Hunsinger, McCord Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
COST: Free and open to the public
• 5-DAY COURSE: Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution – Third Party Neutral Conflict Resolution Certificate – TPN (Module) 1
DATES: Oct. 30-Nov. 3
INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Brady
COST: $1,600 plus HST / Not-for-profit rate is $1,150 / FT Students $600 / PT Students $850
Details and registration here. 

The Rev. Michael O’Hara (Parishes of Quispamsis and Hammond River) would like to express his gratitude for the response to his request for choir gowns. They now have all they need. Thank you!

Employment Opportunity – Director of Music Ministry, St. Mary & St. Bartholomew’s Church, Saint John
The Director of Music Ministry will help raise the standard of music excellence in both traditional and contemporary worship.
Responsibilities: Direct/oversee the entire music ministry at SMSB Church and to work collaboratively in a team ministry setting.
Qualifications: Ability to play pipe organ and piano with excellence; a living faith in Christ’ and display effective interpersonal skills.
Salary: Negotiable, based on experience and qualifications.
Applications: Apply by submitting a resume to: angels2 at . More information: 506-645-0703. Deadline is Sept. 30.

The Creation Matters Working Group invites you to visit and reminds you of the following dates:
Sept. 24   River Sunday
Oct.1       St Francis of Assisi Day- Blessing of the Animals
Let’s celebrate our precious Earth!

The Diocese of Fredericton and Nova Scotia and PEI are teaming up to present a Diocesan Youth Conference on Oct. 26-28 at Camp Malagash Bible Camp in Nova Scotia. The theme is Do Justice, Love Kindness. Walk Humbly. (Micah 6:8) and is open for students in grades 7-12. Cost will be $85/youth $50/youth leader. Early bird registration is open and you can register at
If you are interested in bringing a group please let the YIG team know. We will be providing transportation to NS. If any leader is interested in going, there will be some training sessions you will have to attend. We are organizing it to work with our own Ministry Conference in September.

The Church of the Resurrection has an older Baldwin, two manual electronic organ in working condition with extra speakers available to anyone who is interested. You can contact the Parish Office 506-738-3474 or email therezadm at

Holy Land Pilgrimage
Rev. Canon Vicars Hodge is leading a pilgrimage tour Oct. 27 – Nov. 10 and you’re invited to join the group for the spiritual adventure of a lifetime. St. Jerome called the Holy Land The 5th Gospel because those who visit rarely leave the same as they arrive. To walk where Jesus walked and meet the people of the land brings the Bible stories to life. For full information:

Anglican Healing Fund
For 25 years, the Anglican Healing Fund has financially supported local, community-led healing projects. As a response to the on-going legacy of the residential school system, grants from the healing fund are made to encourage and initiate programs that help heal, educate, and recover language and culture.
In 2017, our goal is replenish the Anglican Healing Fund through Giving with Grace for the next five years by raising $1 million. Join us in renewing our commitment to healing. Of projects funded since 1992, there have been nine in our diocese. The most recent was in 2016 at Tobique First Nation.
Click here to learn more. 
Click here to give.

Former diocesan archivist Frank Morehouse has launched a new project to collect and publish photos of all the clergy who have served in the diocese from its beginning in 1845 to the present day. If your parish has any clergy photos — current day, historic and all in between — to share with Frank, please contact him: (506) 459-3637 or frankm at .

A note from the Rev. Canon George R. Eves
For some time it has been my observation that although four passages of scripture are read in many churches each Sunday, only one of them, usually the Gospel, gets all the attention either in the sermon or in the mind of the listener.
To me this impoverishes the experience of having such a rich banquet of God’s Word before us, a banquet that someone has gone to a lot of trouble to provide.
In order to help address this issue, I have created a blog called Lection Connection which each week briefly explores the links between the passages set in the Revised Common Lectionary for the coming Sunday. Here is the link
The blog is meant to be helpful to preachers (especially lay preachers), lesson readers (and thus their congregations) and to anyone who wants to prepare for Sunday worship by reading the Scriptures appointed ahead of time.

How do you pronounce that?
Audio files of the Revised Common Lections for each Sunday until the end of August are available at this linkThe Rev. Canon Bruce Glencross has recorded the passages to help readers understand the sense of the passage, and become familiar with pronunciation of any difficult words and names. This resource is to help layreaders, and clergy, improve their delivery of the scriptures.