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Wednesday, May 2 at Camp Medley: New Brunswick Anglicans are encouraged to strengthen our faith through the BELLS model. This event will be an opportunity for us to come together, to pray and learn more of how to LISTEN.
Facilitated by the Diocesan Spiritual Development Team. Details to follow.

•  N E W   •    CHURCH HISTORY: THE REFORMATION: Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m., at Holy Trinity Hammond River. This session is part of the core training program for all lay readers in the Diocese of Fredericton, but anyone can attend. Presented by Canon Dr. Ross Hebb, the session will address the questions: “Why a Reformation of the Church?”; “Was it all Henry and his hormones?”; and “What actually changed and what did not?” A free will offering to help cover refreshments would be appreciated. Register online here. Snow date is Feb. 24, same time and place.

•  N E W   •    Bishop David and the Diocesan Spiritual Development Team are recommending Bishop Bill Hockin’s new book “PRAY, Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer” for the 2018 diocesan Lenten study. The book includes five chapters, each with a reflection and group study questions. $10 each, available at the Diocesan Synod Office: 459-1801, ext. 223

•  N E W   •    Are you interested in being on the counselling staff of Choir School 2018? Applications are now live! If you are interested in being a head counsellor, please submit your application by Friday, Feb. 16. All other applications are due Easter Monday (April 2). Contact James Snelgrove < snelgroveja at >

•  N E W   •   The former Parish of the Tobique has some items to give to parishes in need of them. Some of them are pictured here. Contact Rick Haddad for information > 506-356-5188 or rickhaddad at

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

Aging for Amateurs: A Discussion Series, sponsored by the Anglican Parish of Gagetown, begins a five-week series on a variety of topics around aging, including legal preparation; home and belongings; support for loved ones and self; selecting a care home; funeral pre-planning; and spirituality in end of life issues. Beginning Jan. 14, each takes place on Sunday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. at Lang House BnB, 58 Front St., Village of Gagetown. Contact Marian Langhus at 488-1808 for more information.

Several items from Holy Trinity Church in St. Martins are available, free to parishes that need them. The list includes pew books (BCP and hymn books), choir gowns, church hangings, candlesticks, chairs, brass flower vases, flower stands, and much more. Contact the Rev. Canon Leo Martin, Parish of Fundy and the Lakes, for details: 696-1926.

CLAY Update
Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth Conference on Aug. 15-19, 2018 in Thunder Bay, Ont. Registration dates have been released – teams must register by Jan. 15 and the cost is $595 per person. 2016’s conference sold out in two weeks, so if parishes or groups are interested, they should be starting to form a team. A team consists of one leader (over 25) to seven youth (ages 14-19). More info at
If you are planning on forming a team or if you have anyone interested, contact Jason Smith, YIG chair and CLAY team lead for the Parish of the Nerepis and St John. < yigfton at >

ONE Conference
Have you heard of Springforth or Rally in the Valley? They have decided to join forces and create the inter-denominational ONE conference coming to Moncton May 11-12. Keynote speakers include Clayton King (evangelist and author), Danielle Strickland (Salvation Army) and Jason Ballard (Youth Alpha)! Registration begins in January with early bird tickets. Let the YIG team know if you are interested or planning on going. More info at

NEXT Conference
Save the date for an upcoming children’s ministry conference happening in Moncton on April 14. Check in with the YIG team for more information as it becomes available.

Canadian Mothers’ Union council meetings are coming up in 2018. Please note these dates:
Jan. 27 – Trinity Church, Sussex
April 7 – St. John the Baptist Church, Riverview
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.

AST Continuing Education Opportunities – Winter Term 2018
• Transitions: Making Sense and Finding Peace with Change
DATE: Friday, Jan. 26
LOCATION: President’s Lodge
FACILITATOR: Diane LeBlanc, IPMI Power Change
COST: $275 (includes materials, breaks and lunch)
• Spring Refresher for Ministry Leaders
DATES: March 6-7
INSTRUCTOR: The Rev. Dr. Rob Fennell, Academic Dean
COST: $150 (includes materials, breaks and lunch on March 6)
• Engaging Youth in Worship
DATES: Online for 4 weeks – April 10-May 7 – AND one full day on-site – Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LOCATION: On-site day in the President’s Lodge, 630 Francklyn St., Halifax, NS
COST: $302

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.

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.

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. 
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