Upcoming Layreader Training

A NOTE TO CLERGY AND LAYREADERS….. FROM THE WARDEN OF LAYREADERS
You will notice that most of the sessions are located in the Saint John area. The purpose is to facilitate video recording of the sessions for wider distribution across the diocese.  I am truly sorry for the inconvenience this causes many layreaders and thank you for your patience as we endeavor to improve the quality of recorded training sessions. Training sessions using the video recordings will be available in other locations in the diocese in the fall of 2018.
Cleo
Warden of Layreaders
647-8170, cleocyr1 at gmail.com

Church History: The Reformation – Saturday, February 17th, 9:00 am to 2:15 pm, at Holy Trinity, 2 Hammond River Rd, Quispamsis. (Snow date Feb. 24th, same time and place.) This session is part of the core training program for all layreaders in the diocese. 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.

Unpacking the Creeds – Saturday, March 24th, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Holy Trinity, 2 Hammond River Rd, Quispamsis. This session is part of the core training program for all layreaders in the diocese. Presented by the Rev. Terence Chandra, the session will address the fullness and beauty of our profession of faith including the history and relevance of the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed. A free will offering to help cover refreshments would be appreciated. Register here.

Leading Worship as a Layreader – Saturday, April 28th, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Holy Trinity, 2 Hammond River Rd, Quispamsis. This session is part of the core training program for all layreaders in the diocese. Presented by the Rev. David Peer, this course will focus on preparation and the conduct of worship in a congregational setting. The course would provide structure and guidance for Layreaders who are called to lead worship independently in their parish or another parish.  The course would primarily cover the offices of morning prayer, evening prayer, and compline and will touch on conducting the burial office, using both the BCP and BAS. A free will offering to help cover refreshments would be appreciated. Register here.

Leadership Foundations:  Introduction to Leadership, Team Building and Processes of Change – Saturday, May 12th, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (Layreader’s Day with the Bishop) at Stone Church, 87 Carleton St, Saint John. This session is part of the core training program for all layreaders in the diocese.  Presented by Bishop David Edwards, the session will consider a number of different leadership styles which can be effectively used in ministry. The importance of recognizing our personal way of leading and how to dovetail this with others. We will also look at ways in which we can lead change.

Spiritual Disciplines & Practices Training Module for Layreaders – Saturday, June 2nd, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Hall, 214 Pleasant St, Miramichi. This session is part of the continuing education training program for all layreaders in the diocese.  Presented by the Rev. Thomas Nesbitt, the day will reverently reveal the importance of daily devotions and prayer while offering practical suggestions for cultivating spiritual disciplines in your daily life. A free will offering to help cover refreshments would be appreciated.

Church History – The Reformation

Saturday February 17th, 9:00 am – 2:15 pm, at Holy Trinity Church, 2 Hammond River Rd, Quispamsis.
(Snow date is February 24th, same time and place.)
This session is part of the core training program for all layreaders in the Diocese of Fredericton.
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.


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Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer

A Whiff of Eden: Justice, Bread, Forgiveness, Deliverance – Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer by Bishop Bill Hockin – Friday, October 27, 7-9 pm (coffee and refreshments provided) & Saturday, October 28, 9:30 am – 2 pm, with lunch provided – Christ Church (Parish) Church, Fredericton. Call the church office (451-0630) to register.