Thursday, May 25, 7 p.m. Holy Trinity, New Maryland, presents Authors Coffee House, this week featuring Waterfalls of New Brunswick by Nicholas Guitard, with a reading from The Lost Wilderness: Rediscovering W.F. Ganong’s New Brunswick. This will be a wonderful evening of story and visual images of the province, and an opportunity to get your book signed. Freewill offering to local outreach.
• N E W • Friday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. Charity concert for Hospice Fredericton with ECMA winner Vivien Ni and baritone Luke Noftall, Christ Church (Parish) Church, 245 Westmorland St., Fredericton. By goodwill donation. Click here for poster.
Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Camp Brookwood’s clean up and work day. The following chores need to be done: All buildings – windows cleaned, vacuuming, wash down furniture; all dishes washed; play set in lower field setup and repaired; decks on the camper cabins need a little TLC; trails cleared of fallen trees; leaves raked; pool cover cleaned; white trim painted on cabins. Please bring tools and saws to work on these projects. All cleaning supplies will be at the camp. A hot dog lunch will be provided. We are hoping for a good turnout!
Saturday, May 27, 4-5 p.m. You are invited to meet Caleb and Hope, visitors from Uganda, at St. Luke’s Hall, 104 Church Street, Woodstock. We gather at 4 p.m. to hear Rev. Canon Caleb and his wife, Hope Twinamatsiko, tell us about their ministry in Uganda. Canon Caleb is assistant rector and headmaster of Secondary Section of Bishop McAllister College, and his wife Hope is a lecturer at Kampala International University and an active member of Mother’s Union. They have two children, a boy Treasure, age 13, and a girl Trust, age 12. Please bring a dish for the pot luck, either a main dish or dessert. Let’s give Caleb and Hope a taste of Carleton County hospitality, including musical entertainment by gifted local musicians! See their bios here. See the poster here.
Saturday, May 27, 6:30 p.m. Annual “Send a Kid to Camp” salmon dinner fundraiser. New this year – it will be held at Camp Medley. Meet the staff, hear stories about the power of camp and help raise enough money to help any child in need attend Medley this summer. Tickets available at the Synod office or reserve at the door by calling 488-2069 or emailing
< campmedley at anglican.nb.ca >.
May 28 – June 11 Bishop David’s annual pilgrimage – Archdeaconry of Moncton. Get the details here.
Friday, June 2, 7 p.m. Mike Biggar and his acoustic trio featuring Matt Hayes and Grant Heckman in concert at St. Luke’s Church, corner of Main and Lansdowne, Saint John. Tickets are $15 each and available in advance from the church office and at the door.
Saturday, June 3 Run For The Word, a fundraising event by the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) to raise funds for Bible work in Canada and around the world. Participants join by either committing to run or walk from 1 km to 5 km and raising funds for the various Bible translation, distribution and engagement programs of the Canadian Bible Society. Wilmot Park Gazebo. Information: the Rev. Bill MacMullin, 472-8077, canonbill at gmail.com
June 3 Noticing God Quiet Day, hosted by the Diocesan Spiritual Development Team at St. Paul’s in Sackville. It’s a time to rest in God and practice noticing Him; the day will include four sessions, each with a time of teaching, a time of quiet and a time to share. Register here.
Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Christ Church Parish Church is the location for a PWRDF workshop. Please register online so we can plan for your lunch.
You will enjoy special guest speaker Chris Pharo, diocesan representative in Nova Scotia & PEI, who will be sharing his personal experiences and travels regarding the Food Security Program in Cuba and the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health program in Tanzania. Anne Walling, our diocesan rep, will be sharing lots of stories and resources to share with your congregations.
• M E W • Monday, June 5, 6-9:30 p.m. NB Right to Life Fredericton Chapter benefit dinner with special guest Jonathan Van Maren, Fredericton Inn, 1315 Regent St. See details on poster.
Friday, June 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Community lunch celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday! You are invited to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 2 Hammond River Rd., Quispamsis (next to the Hammond River Bridge). There will be lots to see and do. Wear red and white and come join the party! A freewill offering for mission projects would be appreciated. For information contact the parish office at 847-0850 or email parishofhammondriver at bellaliant.com
Saturday, June 10 Camp Medley’s first Alumni Kitchen Party, featuring East Coast musical duo “Frantically Atlantic.” Tickets are $30 per couple, $20 per person. Anyone who worked at, went to, or just loves camp is invited.
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 >.
June 15-18 ACW 50th anniversary gathering, Ancaster, Ont. Enjoy workshops, worship, sharing with women all over the country. $500 registration fee includes shared accommodations and all meals (but not transportation to Ancaster). Click here for the event poster.
Friday, June 16, 3-6 p.m. Open House at Threshold Ministries Library – Diocesan Resource Centre. Open house will with displays, information, food and drink. Everyone, including all denominations are welcome. Invite someone to come with you. The resource centre has books, DVDs, bible commentaries, VBS resources and much more. It’s located at 105 Mountain View Drive in east Saint John, off McAllister Drive. Call 506-642-2210, extension 228 for information.
• N E W • Sunday, June 18, 4 p.m. Ordination of the Rev. Kevin McAllister, the Rev. David Peer, and the Rev. Dan McMullen as priests; John Galbraith, of the Parish of Douglas and Nashwaaksis, and James Crighton, of St. Andrews and retired from the United Church of Canada, as deacons. Fellowship and refreshments to follow at Cathedral Memorial Hall. All are welcome.
June 22, 7 p.m. Celebration of New Ministry of the Rev. Perry Cooper, St. Paul’s, 750 Water Street, Miramichi.
Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Camp Brookwood anniversary/ reunion day will be held at the camp, rain date Sunday, Aug. 27th. There will be music, a barbecue, games and activities celebrating 50 years of camping for past and present campers, staff and chaplains.
Aug. 28-30 Clergy Conference: Sacred Story, Sacred Land with Canon Dr. Richard LeSueur. Villa Madonna, Rothesay. Click here to see the brochure and register online.
Sept. 21-23 Vital Church Maritimes 2017 Conference, Holiday Inn, Truro, N.S. Keynote speaker is Canon Phil Potter, Archbishops’ Missioner and Fresh Expressions team leader with the Church of England. Registration details coming soon.