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• N E W • GOT A BELLS STORY?
The Rev. Dr. John Paul Westin climbed the bell tower of Stone Church to perch the “Surprise The World” book on a gargoyle and bell overlooking Saint John. The book is a missional guide to parishioners who will be ministering to those in the streets below the tower. Many parishioners throughout the diocese studied the book this spring and heard about it at Diocesan Synod in November.
Got a BELLS (bless, eat, learn, listen, be sent) story to share? Send it in: < gmcknight at diofton.ca > We’d love to publish them in the NB Anglican.
• N E W • Farraline Place, the ACW home for seniors in Fredericton, has one vacancy, for occupancy in July. Contact the home for information: (506) 455-6443 or < farralinehome at rogers.com >. Check their website here.
• N E W • Summer student job opportunity
The Diocese of Fredericton is seeking a summer student to work at its Diocesan Resource Centre to prepare it for another summer of public use. The Centre contains a number of educational materials such as books and video resources that are available for loan to individuals and churches. The student will work normal weekday hours onsite at the new location within the Threshold Ministries Library, 105 Mountain View Drive in Saint John.
Reporting to diocesan staff in Fredericton, the successful candidate will be expected to work well independently. Duties will include organizing the display of materials, updating the catalogue, coordinating the borrowing and returning of resources, and creating an outreach program to cultivate awareness of the Resource Centre.
Submit a cover letter and resume by June 21: The Diocesan Synod of Fredericton 115 Church Street Fredericton, NB, E3B 4C8 | E: < application at anglican.nb.ca > | Fax: (506) 460-0520
• N E W • Summer at Trinity Church, uptown Saint John
Trinity Anglican Church, 115 Charlotte Street, Saint John, will have tour guides on duty seven days a week beginning June 25, from 9:30-4:30, for tours of the church.
In addition, they welcome booked tours for groups or families and can offer a morning or afternoon of activity which would include a walking tour uptown and a guided tour of Trinity. This could also include scavenger hunts, photo hunts, rubbings, games, songs, etc., led by the staff.
There is no cost, but donations are welcome. Anyone wishing to avail themselves of this service needs to call and book an appointment at 693-8558. This is open to Bible camps, families, families with out of town visitors, anyone who wishes. The booked tours are available any day except cruise ship days and Sundays.
The staff has been trained to do this in a thorough professional manner, and all are Safe Church trained students.
As well at Trinity Anglican, a program called Songs and Stories — music, history and stories — will take place on Mondays, 7:15 p.m.- 8:15 p.m. from June 25 to Aug. 27. Click here to see the list of Monday events.
PLEASE SHARE IN THE SAINT JOHN REGION
It’s time to register for this summer’s Backpack Program!
The backpack program is a new, free initiative, through the Inner City Youth Ministry’s Lunch Connection Program, for kids ages 3-8 from Waterloo Village and the South End of Saint John.
Each week during the summer, registered kids will receive a free kit, with some food items, recipes, book and activities! Erin Hodge @ Inner City Youth Ministry 647-9813 or < icymsj AT gmail.com > Registration is limited, so sign up quickly!
This initiative is made possible through a grant from The Greater Saint John Community Foundation!
CONTEST TIME AT CAMP MEDLEY
Want to win a free week of your choice this summer?! Having your name entered is easy! Send us a letter/color a picture telling us what you love most about Camp Medley, and what you’re excited to do when you get here!
Letters can be sent to Camp Medley 168 Gunter Hill Rd, Upper Gagetown NB E5M 1N7 or e-mailed (with the help of parents) to < director at campmedley.ca > received by June 22.
The winner will be announced on Saturday, June 23! Our staff can’t wait to read your letters and see your pictures!
On Sept. 28-30, the Parish of Westmorland will celebrate the 250th anniversary of continuous Anglican ministry in the counties of Westmorland, N.B. and Cumberland, N.S.
In 1768, Rev. John Eagleson was appointed to this ministry by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. His work over 32 years led to the establishment of three parishes in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia — the Parishes of Westmorland, Amherst and Sackville.
Over the following 250 years, clergy and lay people have continued to build and sustain ministry in this area.
The anniversary weekend will begin with a special worship service Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Anglican Church at Mount Whatley. The celebrations will continue through Saturday with historical displays, a picnic and a time of sharing our history. Each parish will take part in a special way.
It will close on Sunday night with a service of worship and dedication. Please come and join us for this significant time of celebrating and remembering.
For more information call Rev. Lidvald Haugen-Strand, priest-in-charge at the Parish of Westmorland, at 506-878-0452 or by email at < lidvald at hotmail.com >.
Call for displays on scripture and art
The Interfaith Committee at Atlantic School of Theology is planning an event at the school in the fall of 2018 at which displays of how the world of art illustrates and enhances the message of scripture in various religious traditions. The committee is asking that examples and illustrations of this theme be loaned for the event period to be displayed at the school. The displays may be works of art relating to scripture or examples of scriptures themselves and embellished through artwork. The realm of art may also be illustrated with examples of poetry, music or presentations, for example, in PowerPoint. All suggestions will be considered.
It is possible that an evening lecture and discussion could be held during the display period. The event period will extend through October 2018.
Proposals for displays should be submitted to the chair, David MacLachlan < dmacLachlan at astheology.ns.ca > by June 30, or Linda Moxsom-Skinner < lmoxsom at astheology.ns.ca > by Sept. 15, or may be communicated to any member of the planning committee.
Committee members: David MacLachlan (chair); Ken MacIntosh; Linda Moxsom Skinner; Dorothy Miller; Kees Zwanenburg..
What is the Ministry Development Fund?
The Ministry Development Fund exists to nurture growth within the Diocese, equipping and attracting clergy to provide ministry in a changing and challenging environment, promoting ministry that is accessible, innovative, diverse and enriching.
It affirms the practice of innovation in a constant search for emerging issues and challenges for Anglican parishes and other ministries offering proactive support for mission initiatives across the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton. The Diocese of Fredericton partners with the applicant parish.
The Diocese wants to encourage projects that will:
• emphasize ministry development, education and training;
• develop new and existing clergy to take on greater challenges in a changing ministry environment;
• enable newly ordained priests to be better prepared for parish ministry;
• create an environment that will enhance the recruitment of new clergy from other jurisdictions;
• meet specific ministry needs in locations where financial concerns are an issue;
• support innovative ministry; and
• address one or more of The Five Marks of Mission
Find more information and the application form here.
AITKEN LECTURES 2018 AT AST
The Aitken Lectures will be held July 10 and July 11 at 7 p.m. at Atlantic School of Theology’s St. Columba Chapel, 634 Francklyn Street, Halifax, N.S. Both lectures are free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register. More information, including lecture descriptions, is available here: http://www.astheology.ns.ca/con-ed/summer-2018/aitken-lectures.html
The speaker is Dr. Fred Kimball Graham, associate professor emeritus, Emmanuel College, Toronto. Tuesday’s lecture is Music Ministry: Where Spiritualities of Prayer and Song Meet. Wednesday’s lecture is Ecumenical Convergence in Worship: Past, Present and Future.
For more information, please contact our Academic Office: email@example.com
The YIG team is conducting a series of surveys to Hear Our Youths’ Voice. We are gathering information, thoughts and opinions from parishes in regards to youth ministry.
We are encouraging all parishes/families/youth to take 15 minutes to fill out a survey. After you complete it you will receive instructions in how to enter a draw for 1 of 3 $50 Cineplex gift cards for youth and one free week at Camp Medley each for the parishes and families.
Please help spread the word. The surveys can be done online using the links below:
Hear Our Youth’s Voice – Parish
Hear Our Youth’s Voice – Family
Hear Our Youth’s Voice – Youth
AST’s Ministry of Supervision Course
October 22-26, 2018 and May 6-10, 2019
One of the most important ministries that congregations, hospitals, and social ministries can offer is a setting for the supervision of students. This Ministry of Supervision course prepares lay and clergy participants to effectively supervise designated lay ministers, ministry-based students, interns and field education students, or equivalent.
The Ministry of Supervision course provides learning situations for participants to experience, practice, and reflect upon the skills and methods of supervision.
DATES: On campus Oct. 22-26, 2018 and May 6-10, 2019
LOCATION: On the Atlantic School of Theology campus in Halifax and offsite practical experience
INSTRUCTORS: The Rev. Dr. Ross Bartlett, the Rev. Dr. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis, the Rev. Stephen Fram
COST: $1,250 ($300 subsidy available from the UCC General Council for United Church participants)
LIMITED ENROLMENT Application deadline is July 24
For more information, please visit our website.
The CLAY team now has two parishes involved, the Parish of the Nerepis and St John (Grand Bay-Westfield) and the Parish of Woodstock. Is there anyone else in the Diocese interested or has already registered? If so contact Jason Smith, YIG Chair, for any additional details. www.claygathering.ca
Did you know? The bishop of Qu’Appelle in Saskatchewan is riding his bike across Canada this summer. He’ll be in our diocese [tentatively] on these days:
Friday, July 13 overnight in Edmundston
Saturday, July 14 overnight in Florenceville
Sunday, July 15 in Fredericton
Monday, July 16 (REST DAY)
Tuesday, July 17 in Petitcodiac
Wednesday, July 18 to Oxford, NS
Keep up with the bishop on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DoQMission/
The book of clergy photographs is still a work in progress. With the capable assistance of two people who have a special talent for finding photographs and biographical information, new pages are being added each week. The number of photographs to date is 610. The book will be printed as soon as we feel that our sources have been exhausted. We’ll keep you informed. If you would like to have a copy reserved in your name ($10), please contact Frank Morehouse, < frankm at nbnet.nb.ca > .
New Information on Vital Church Maritimes Conference
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Hands. This is the theme for Vital Church Maritimes conference in Truro, N.S. Nov. 8-10 at the Holiday Inn. If focuses on dynamics of creative thinking, a renewed compassionate caring for new people, and a released responsiveness to the beckoning signals of God in mission.
Lay people and clergy will be inspired by keynote speaker the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook from the Episcopal (Anglican) Diocese of Oklahoma. As Canon for Church Growth & Development, Susan guides ministries of evangelism, church growth, church planting, and new mission development, and oversees staff in Christian formation, communications, stewardship & development, and campus ministries.
Registration for VCM 2018 is open. Watch for notices in the Anglican Net News and Vital Church Maritimes 2018 Facebook page for details. Anyone may attend, including Christians from other denominations. Registration costs and accommodation rates are the same as last year. See: www.nspeidiocese.ca or contact the Parish Vitality Coordinator at 902-420-0717 or < lvaughn at nspeidiocese.ca >.
The 5th Mark of Mission: ‘Take care of the planet’
Are you interested in joining the Creation Matters Working Group to raise awareness about caring for our precious Earth? Contact the Rev. Ann Fairweather of the Nominations Committee: annfair at nbnet.nb.ca
Canadian Mothers’ Union council meetings are coming up in 2018. Please note this remaining date:
Sept. 22 – St. John the Baptist Church, Riverview
(10 a.m. arrival, meeting runs 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; spiritual program and business meeting)
Also note Canadian Mothers’ Union Biennial Conference – Villa Madonna, Rothesay, NB scheduled for Nov. 16-18, 2018.
Everyone is welcome at Christ Church Cathedral each Friday at 12:10 p.m. to hear an organ recital on the magnificent pipe organ, performed by David Drinkell, Cathedral organist and choir director. They last about 40 minutes and people may come and go during the recital. David gives an informal, and usually amusing talk about each piece and/or the composer. Come and meet David and hear some wonderful music. Free will offering.
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.