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•  N E W  •   It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week in N.B. Where would your parish be without volunteers? It’s simple — we would not be able to function without our hundreds and hundreds of dedicated volunteers who do everything from showing up early to turn on the heat each Sunday, to feeding the hungry and teaching children. Thank you for your commitment!

•  N E W  •   Want to see your business grow in Fredericton? The Rev. Kevin McAllister is offering his Jeep Patriot as your advertising space for a year in support of Fredericton Community Kitchens’ Student Hunger Program. Contact < micksizepint at yahoo.ca > to secure your mobile ad campaign.

•  N E W  •   EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Part-Time music director needed at St. John the Evangelist Parish Church, Fredericton. For a complete job description, visit www.75mainstreet.org or send a request by email to < stjohns at nbnet.nb.ca > or call 506 458-9411. Deadline is May 8.

Strike out Child Hunger! In conjunction with the fundraising bowling tournament, there are T-shirts for sale – $15 each available in black, red and blue. The sale of one T-shirt pays for five lunches for Fredericton-area children. Contact the Rev. Kevin McAllister to buy a shirt:
< micksizepint at yahoo.ca > or 506-337-8331.

The PWRDF Youth Council is planning to meet at Camp Medley May 10-13. During their time in our diocese they would like an opportunity to speak in as many churches or other venues as possible. The Just Generation website highlights their work. You can invite a member of the Youth Council to speak by contacting Carolyn Vanderlip: < cvanderlip at pwrdf.org >
This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the wonderful work of the PWRDF Youth and perhaps, a chance for some of our young people to get involved. Questions? Contact Anne Walling: < pwrdfnb at gmail.com >

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 >.

Mobilize: Equipping and mobilizing churches to share the Gospel in Atlantic Canada
You and your Alpha team are invited to join other leaders for an interactive discussion on post-Christian culture, the state of the church, and how we can effectively equip multiple generations to engage people far from God.
Together, we’ll explore how we can turn up the evangelism temperature in our church communities and how Alpha can be a catalyst to mobilize people to share their faith.
Who are these gatherings for? Senior church leaders, generational support teams (young adult leaders, youth leaders, etc.) and Alpha Teams are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, April 26, Sunset Church, Fredericton, 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, April 26, Hillside Baptist, Moncton, 2-4 p.m.
These gatherings are free to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Speakers: Alpha Canada staff Stephen Mulder and Tim Gonsalves. alphacanada.org/mobilize

Bishop’s Pilgrimage dates: Wednesday, May 23 to Tuesday, June 5, in the Archdeaconry of Woodstock. Watch the bishop’s pilgrimage blog for details. anglican.nb.ca/wp/pilgrimage

Farraline Place, 776 Queen Street, Fredericton, has three vacancies for able seniors looking for full-service accommodation in a comfortable, friendly environment. Call or visit: 506-455-6443; farralineplace.com

East Coast – Infinitely More needs you!
Our two-month East Coast tour will bring us to QC, NB, NS, PEI & NL. We still have openings for concerts, workshops & worship services. We’d love to sing for your community! Hosting a concert is easier than you may think.
Please send us a message www.InfinitelyMore.ca/Contact & Allison will send you all the info.

Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons
New Dates Spring 2018! 2 Saturdays remaining:  April 21, May 5 – 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nashwaaksis United Church, Fredericton.
Training includes three modules, each with a key plenary session and stories from one of the Godly Play genres: Module A: Saturday, March 24 (Storm date April 14) – Sacred Stories & Creating Sacred Environments; Module B: Saturday, April 21 – Parables & the Spirituality of the Child; Module C: Saturday, May 5 – Liturgical Action Stories & the Community of Children.
Modules may be attended in any order, over time and location. Certificate of Accreditation is awarded upon completion of all three required modules. Visit: godlyplaymaritimes.com to register and for more information.

Ever wonder what a pilgrimage is all about?
Camino Nova Scotia is designed specifically to provide times for personal growth and spiritual nurture, even in the midst of a physical challenge. Participants become part of a temporary community, sharing life experiences and conversation along the way. It’s a chance to recharge by unplugging from your daily routine.
Dates and Locations 2018
WEEK 1 | June 25-30 | Annapolis Valley
WEEK 2 | July 9-14 | South Shore
WEEK 3 | July 16-21 | Annapolis Valley
WEEK 4 | July 30-Aug. 4 | South Shore
Visit our website for registration information.

TOGETHER … TO LISTEN
Wednesday, May 2, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 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. Find details and registration at anglican.nb.ca/events/

WE NEED QUILTS!  St. Luke’s Church, Main Street, Saint John is looking for quilts, old and new, to display in our sanctuary at our Quilt Show & Sale and Tea on Saturday, April 28. If you are interested please contact the church office at (506) 693-4152, Jane Beyea (506) 658-1967 or Deb McEachern (506) 847-8006 to have an entry form with an information sheet sent to you by email, though also available at the church office. The entry form and $5 fee must be received by Friday, April 13. Tickets for this event are $8 and are also available at the church office or from Jane or Deb. Come and join us!

An international conference on the diaconate will be held in Regina, Sask. May 10-13. Click this link for details. 

Members of the clergy should note that Clergy College has been scheduled for June 10-14 at the Maritime Forestry Complex, Regent Street, Fredericton. Accommodations are available beginning Sunday night with sessions beginning Monday morning through to Thursday. Clergy should note that Continuing Education funds cover all expenses — rooms, meals and sessions — except for $25 per course — a bargain!

This September 2018, the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine will begin the third year of our still-new Companions program. It is a free opportunity for women aged 21 and up to spend a year living alongside the Sisters — building community, learning from a healthy traditional community, and developing spiritual disciplines that they can take out into their future lives. Please share this information! Deadline is June 15.
More information: cj at ssjd.ca or click here 

CLAY
The Parish of the Nerepis and St John is sending two leaders and two youth to CLAY in August. Please keep the team in your prayers as they continue to fundraise and prepare. If you would like to support the team financially please contact Jason Smith yigfton at gmail.com. Watch the YIG Facebook page for updates.

ONE Conference
Registration is now open for the ONE conference in Moncton on May 11-12. Parishes and groups are encouraged to contact the YIG team if you plan to attend. Accommodations and meals will be covered by the YIG team with the assistance of John Galbraith. You can contact Jason Smith yigfton at gmail.com. Click here if you or your parish/group is interested. 

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

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.

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. 
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