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• Stepping into Evangelism: Together workshops
Stepping into Evangelism: Together offers an interactive approach for followers of Jesus Christ to learn and see how they can easily share their faith with those around them. Based on the workbook of the same name, this seminar will move you from wanting to see people know Jesus, to being an active participant in God’s overall plan. Workshops will be led by Bishop David Edwards and Shawn Branch, national director of Threshold Ministries.
The day starts and 9:30 a.m. and will end by 4 p.m. The cost is $20 for the workbook and lunch (or as you are able to pay). Register online from the diocesan events page: anglican.nb.ca/events/ or call, Cheryl, the bishop’s secretary at 506-459-1801 (ext. 223)
Dates and locations:
• April 1, 2017 – Fredericton (Christ Church Parish Church)
• April 8, 2017 – Saint John (Stone)
• May 6, 2017 – Moncton (St. Philip)
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• N E W • Healing the Body: Church Renewal in Response to the Sexual Abuse Crisis
An opportunity to explore the role of systemic and cultural factors including leadership, self-understanding, structure and reflective practices in light of the response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis.
This conference will begin to explore ways in which cultural transformation can support our call to be in Christ through ecclesiology, through insights from secular studies on the dynamics of the sexual abuse of children and youth, and through an exploration of the role of the laity.
LOCATION: St. Columba Chapel, 634 Francklyn Street, Halifax
DATE: Saturday, April 22
TIME: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (doors open at 8:45 a.m.)
SPEAKERS: Dr. David Deane, Dr. Nuala Kenny, Dr. Cathy Driscoll
Registration is required and is by email: conference at astheology.ns.ca
Registration Fee: $10 suggested donation
Registration Deadline: April 10
More Information: http://www.astheology.ns.ca/home/events/healing-the-body.html
• N E W • May 5-7 Family Life Marriage Conference in Halifax.
$200 off coupons for priests/pastors and brochures available at the Synod Office. (Cheryl personally recommends this getaway.) See the poster here. More information available at this link.
Greetings from Bishop McAllister College!
Canon Paul Jeffries writes: “I’m so happy to inform everyone that the school web site has been rebuilt by a member of the school teaching staff, Annibo Ainebyoona, for which we are very grateful. It is a work in process, but you will be able to find my latest newsletter and other updates.”
St. George’s in Moncton is looking for copies of the 1938 edition of the Book of Common Praise with music. Call the church at 855-5209 or email < office at stgeorgesmoncton.ca > to let Esther Mah know and arrange to get them.
Student job posting: summer tour guide, St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease, Fredericton
June 26-Aug. 25, $360 weekly, 30 hours a week. Open to all secondary school students age 15+, who will be returning to full time studies in next academic year, and legally eligible to work in Canada. Duties: Give guided tours of St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease, a national historic site in downtown Fredericton. Training will be provided. Successful candidate must possess excellent oral communication, effective interpersonal skills, be reliable. Submit your resume by mail, in person or online by May 24 to: Christ Church (Parish) Church, 245 Westmorland St. Fredericton NB E3B 3L9 or ccpc at nb.aibn.com . Include with your resume an essay (200 word minimum) written by you entitled “A Brief History of St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease.” The position is subject to funding by Canada Summer Jobs 2017 (announcement by end of April). Call 451-0630 for more details.
Looking for some Safe Church training? Here it is. Additional training dates will be forthcoming shortly.
The Mother’s Union annual rally is set for April 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 28 Woolridge Street, Riverview. It will include a special celebration service of the installation of both Diocesan and Canadian Councils. Bishop David Edwards; new Canadian Chaplain, the Rev. Thomas Stradwick; Diocesan Chaplain, the Ven. Wandlyn Snelgrove; and the Rev. Brent Ham will lead the service.
Guest speakers Senator Hartling, and Hope Twinamatsiko (MU from Uganda) along with a question/answer period and short breakout sessions will round out the afternoon portion of the day.
See the poster here. See the registration form here.
Camp Kitchen Party!
Camp Medley is having a party! Anyone who worked at, went to, or just loves camp is invited to join the very first Camp Medley Alumni Kitchen Party on Saturday, June 10. East Coast musical duo “Frantically Atlantic” will entertain on what will be a memorable night at camp. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple.
Camp will also be open to anyone wanting to get the full camp experience that weekend! For an extra $10 per person, you can stay after the kitchen party and campfire, then sleep in a cabin again (don’t forget your sleeping bag and pillow!) and have breakfast with us the next morning.
Tickets available at the Synod office or reserve at the door by calling 488-2069 or emailing
< campmedley at anglican.nb.ca >.
A fun new way to give to Camp Medley
Use the camp’s Amazon Wish list. Simply search “Camp Medley” under the “Find a wish list” tab on amazon.ca and you will find a list of items that will enhance and support the camp program. Any items you purchase from the wish list will be sent directly to camp. It’s that easy!
Camino Nova Scotia: The Way of St. Columba, an AST summer pilgrimage
Ever wonder what a pilgrimage is all about? Need to recharge by unplugging? Need to give your life a good spiritual and physical shake-up? Want to connect with other spiritual seekers using the most ancient, low-tech, zero-emission method of transportation?
Summer 2017 Pilgrimages:
June 19-24 – South Shore (Mahone Bay to Halifax)
July 10-15 – South Shore (Mahone Bay to Halifax)
July 24-29 – South Shore (Mahone Bay to Halifax)
July 3-8 – North Shore (Pictou to Pugwash)
Full Details and registration materials available on our website: http://www.astheology.ns.ca/home/events/camino-ns.html
Gala Dinner 2017 | A fundraiser in support of AST
From Syria with Chocolate: One New Canadian Family’s Story, with guest speaker Tareq Hadhad. Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street, Halifax. Friday, May 5, Reception 6 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. Tickets $150 per person or $1,500 per table of 10. Reserve your spot before Friday, April 14. Details on our website
Thy Kingdom Come: a global prayer movement which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. Parishes should consider special events to take part.
Thy Kingdom Come website
Message from the Archbishop of Canterbury
PWRDF’s 2017 Lent Resource was written by Rev. Susan Spicer, a priest from the Diocese of Toronto, with a focus on the 5 A’s of Food Security. Dig deeper into issues of food security and food sovereignty. You can read it online or sign up here for PWRDF’s Lent resource email list to receive daily devotions. Please sign up and begin your day with a PWRDF Lenten devotion.
The Creation Matters Working Group notices
• You are encouraged to observe Earth Day this year, April 22. Visit www.earthday.ca for information.
• Looking for a Lenten activity with widespread benefits? Check out this Creation Matters link which contains a Lenten challenge calendar.
Fifth Mark of Mission: To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
AST Workshop: Fishing Tips
April 28-29, on campus with instructor Rev. John Pentland. Cost is $150.
This exciting on-campus workshop is for clergy and lay leaders who are interested in revitalizing their congregations. The Rev John Pentland from Hillhurst United Church in Calgary and author of Fishing Tips—How Curiosity Transformed a Community of Faith will lead participants on an inspired journey. Learn about the methodology used by Hillhurst and the “fishing tips” that came from the experience. John will also share his latest research on the elements of Good Religion.
To register: Susan MacAlpine-Gillis: smacalpinegillis at astheology.ns.ca
THE MABEL C. DEAN MEMORIAL BURSARY for post-secondary education of clergy children: •$1,000 annual bursary in support of children of diocesan clergy at university, college, or other post-secondary institution. • Based on financial need and academic standing. • Preference to applicants graduating from high school. • May be awarded to the same applicant in two or more years provided satisfactory academic standing is maintained. • Mabel C. Dean Special Bursaries may be made to qualified students in a financial emergency, provided funds are available. • Application deadline is March 31. Apply online: anglican.nb.ca/admin
Everyone is welcome every Friday at Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton at 12:10 p.m. to hear David Drinkell play the pipe organ in recital. No admission, but there will be a free will offering.
• TESTIFY! is in need of stories for upcoming editions of the NB Anglican. Share your story and God’s blessings with fellow Anglicans. Inspire and bless others in doing so. Send ASAP to
< gmcknight at diofton.ca >
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.
Happy anniversary, Camp Brookwood
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Camp Brookwood. The camp is looking for people to help with the celebration. If you have been a part of this wonderful ministry — a past camper, chaplain or staff member — help out by being part of the anniversary committee.
Can’t commit to a meeting every month? Maybe you can help out by with a fundraiser or an event. Reach out to MaryLee Phillips: dphillips at aernet.ca, or Barb Smith @barb.smith at dayandrossinc.ca
Come help us celebrate 50 years of camping at Camp Brookwood in 2017. The goal is to raise $16,000 to offer half price fees to all campers in 2017.
Soup’s On in Oromocto, every Thursdays 11:30 a.m – 1 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall, 58 Broad Rd. Oromocto. A variety of homemade soups, rolls, desserts. By donation only.
How do you pronounce that?
Audio files of the Revised Common Lections for each Sunday until the end of August are available at this link. The 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.