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• N E W • A memorial service for the late Archdeacon Lyman Harding will be held at Christ Church, Prince William Street, St. Stephen, on Sunday, Aug. 6 at 2:30 p.m.
• N E W • From the Creation Matters Working Group
Mothers’ Union members in the Province of Southern Africa are committed to promoting the use of local resources, sustainable livelihood methods and combatting the effects of climate change.
They do this through the use of bible studies in church that value nature, nature walks taken by the church, tree planting, encouraging and growing permaculture gardens and banning the use of disposable food boxes and bottles at Mothers’ Union events. Source: Families Worldwide – MU resources for prayer & Action.
• N E W • Living Traditions: 500 Years of Re-Forming Christianity
Symposium Dates: Oct. 13-15; location: Atlantic School of Theology Campus, Halifax
Atlantic School of Theology invites you to attend “Living Tradition: 500 Years of Re-Forming Christianity.” Marking the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Theses — the conventionally-noted start of the European Reformations — this symposium will feature a range of public presentations, a special concert, and a celebratory ecumenical worship service. Visit our website for more information: http://www.astheology.ns.ca/home/events/living-trad-symposium.html
To register or request further information, please contact:
Terri Brownell academic at astheology.ns.ca OR 902-423-5592
Jane Bolivar jbolivarat astheology.ns.ca
Full Symposium Cost: Early bird $60 (register before Sept. 12) / Regular $75 / Students $30
Optional Excursion to Peggy’s Cove: $100; Concert Only $15
The Threshold Ministries Library – Diocesan Resource Centre has hired Isaac Brown for a seven-week term this summer to help out and increase awareness of the Threshold Ministries Library – Diocesan Resource Centre. Isaac is from Riverview, NB, and is currently in his third year of studies at Kingswood University where he in enrolled in the Bachelor of Theology program.
As one might expect from a theology student, his main hobbies include reading, discussing ideas and problem solving.
Isaac says he took the job at the resource centre because of his love for books and desire to see a greater use and interest in theological and Christian material.
The resource centre, he believes, has a great potential to help people deepen their faith and understanding. His goals for the summer are to make information about the library more easily accessible, to attempt to make the space warmer and easier to navigate, and to help get our collection barcoded.
The resource centre is located at 105 Mountain View Drive, Saint John, and is open Monday to Thursday 9-5 and Fridays 9-2:30.
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). Leaders are still needed to take a service. Click this link to see what spots need filling.
Camp Brookwood anniversary update
Saturday, Aug. 26 will start at 1 p.m. and continue on until dusk with a fireworks display. There will be a hamburger/ hot dog barbecue and corn boil with lots of music throughout the afternoon.
Activities will include tug of war, swimming, soccer baseball, volleyball, basketball, nature walks, camp tours, and a bouncy castle for the younger ones. Anniversary t-shirts, water bottles and coffee mugs will be available to purchase. Bring your lawn chair and come out and help celebrate 50 years of camping.
Camp Brookwood is located in Florenceville-Bristol, NB
St. Michael’s Youth Conference is scheduled for Aug. 21-26 at Camp Wildwood near Bouctouche, and application forms are now available. This is an excellent programme for young people between ages of 13 and 19, combining solid and helpful Christian Education, worship, recreation and fellowship. If you know of someone who would benefit from this amazing programme, please contact the director (506-454-0245 or kevin.stockall at bellaliant.net). Click here for registration form.
Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR) to offer Third Party Neutral Conflict Resolution Certificate at AST
WHEN: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3
WHERE: AST Campus, 660 Francklyn Street, Halifax, NS
TRAINER: Patricia Brady, B.A, M.Ed, CCC, Certified Mediator (FMC) and Accredited Peace Professional
COST: $1,600 plus HST / Not for profit rate is $1,150 / FT Students $600 / PT Students $850
The Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution and AST have partnered to bring this program to the AST campus. Known as TPN, this unique, comprehensive and accredited four-module program (160 hours), will teach participants how to uncover the sources and dynamics of conflicts, clarify intentions, and facilitate the development of solutions toward reconciliation.
TPN 1 is the first training module (of four), and participants will receive a 40-hour certificate, upon completion. (A 160-hour Third Party Neutral Program Certificate is issued upon completion of all four modules. Please refer to the CICR website for further information: http://www.cicr-icrc.ca )
TPN 1 is the prerequisite for all of the other TPN modules.
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 sharenspei.ca
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.
Registration is now open for the Diocesan Youth Ministry Conference which is being held on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m at St. Paul’s Anglican Church is Sackville. Cost is $10 to cover lunch. The theme is Connecting…with Youth, Families and the Community. Our Keynote speaker will be Geoff MacLean from Point Church who will be discussing various strategies for how parishes can connect with their communities. This is open to anyone working with children and youth in the parishes, clergy, youth synod delegates or just curious minds. Register here.
Inshallah: Songs of Faith from around the World is a 100-voice choir based in Waterloo, Ont. It will host a Workshop Day on the AST campus Thursday July 27, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Atlantic School of Theology, St. Columba Chapel, 634 Francklyn Street, Halifax, NS.
You are invited to bring an instrument (percussion items, ukulele, etc.), a spoken word piece, poem, or line from a hymn on the theme of Ocean. Please bring your lunch. All ages are welcome. Free admission. Questions can be directed to the Rev. Kimber at revkimbermcnabb at yahoo.ca
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 gmail.com.
Threshold School of Ministry, Saint John, Fall 2017 Courses Available:
Bib5523 Prophets and Writings, Oct. 16-17, Preston Pouteaux, DMin
Coun5531 Counselling & Self-Awareness, Oct. 19-20, Ken Neilson, DMin
RC5565 Contextualizing Mission, Oct. 23-24, Cameron Roxburgh, DMin
Bib5524 Acts Oct. 26-27, Brad Jersak, PhD, the Book of Acts
Individual courses for grade may be taken at a cost of $700/course. Students who wish to ‘audit’ a course may do so at a cost of $250/course. Prices include lunch. Books and required reading material not included. Information: www.tsom.ca or (506) 642-2210. Registration deadline: Aug. 16; onsite classroom module: Oct. 16-27.
Creation Matters working group invites you to check out the latest post to their web page. Check out putting a new spin on the cycle of prayer! Bikes & other forms of green transportation are blessed in B.C.
Cathedral Summer Music Series
Friday 28 July: Katherine Moller and Tom Richards (Celtic Fiddle and Guitar)
Friday 4 August: Alycia Putnam and Family (Folk Ensemble)
Friday 11 August: UNB New Brunswick Summer Music Festival Artists
Friday 18 August: Heather Dunham (Piano)
Friday 25 August: Yvonne Kershaw (Bassoon and Flute)
All events are held at Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton at 12:10 p.m. Come and enjoy. All are welcome. There will be a free-will offering.
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: www.trinitytour.org
CLAY 2018 is coming August 15-19, 2018 at Thunder Bay, Ont. This is a fantastic youth gathering for youth between the ages 14-19 and its leaders. If you have any questions or would like more information, or if parishes are interested in forming a team, contact Jason Smith (yigfton at gmail.com) who will be the overall coordinator for the diocese. It would be great to increase New Brunswick’s presence from 2016.
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 nbnet.nb.ca .
Vital Church Maritimes 2017 takes place from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23 at the Holiday Inn in Truro. Registration is now open at this link..
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!
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 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.