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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Announcements for Wednesday, June 29, 2016

1.       Good News from Huron Church Camp! Once again we are counting down to another summer filled with faith, fun and friends! Are your campers signed up? If not please invite families with children and youth both inside and outside your parish communities! There is still lots of room in our week-long camps for children ages six to fourteen, grades one to eight. Bursary support is available. Go to our website www.huronchurchcamp.ca to sign up today! For more information contact us at 519-434-6893 ext 217 or huronchurchcamp@gmail.com Get yourself in the mood for summer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nqAGRd_uew

2.       We are excited that The Diocese of Huron is Co-Hosting with our Lutheran Friends The National Worship Conference.  The theme this year is Formation & Reformation: Worship, Justice, and God's Mission. This conference will be held from July 24-27 at Laurier in Waterloo.  Join our Primate Fred Hiltz and Lutheran National Bishop Susan Johnson for a tremendous opportunity to explore worship and issues of justice. Please visit the webpage and register early http://www.nationalworshipconference.org  NOTE:  This qualifies as Continuing Education.

3.       The Diocese of Huron 2016 Golf Tournament – Saturday, September 17, Pine Knot Golf and Country Club, Dorchester. All proceeds raised go to the Faith-In-Action Trust Fund for Outreach Ministry in Huron.Registration fee of $145 includes: 18 holes of golf with cart; lunch, dinner, photos, prizes & silent auction gifts and $25 tax receipt. This May we helped 17 charities with $11,000 from our event. For info on Sponsorship Opportunities contact: Paul Rathbone, 519.434.6893 ext. 240. To register contact: Rev. Daniel Bowyer, 519.301.9873 or hurongolf@gmail.com

4.       The 40th Anniversary of women to the priesthood will be celebrated on November 28th, 29th, and November 30th, for all women priests. The celebration will be held in Stratford. Please mark your calendar for this event. More information will be coming out shortly. Facebook group is up: https://www.facebook.com/ordinationofwomen/ 

5.       MARK YOUR CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 26 – The Enthronement of Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls as 13th Bishop of Huron. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. More details to follow.

Digital Media for Promoting Theological Education in the Province of Ontario

Ontario Provincial Commission on Theological Education (OPCOTE) – Request for Proposal No. 2016-01
Digital Media for Promoting Theological Education in the Province of Ontario

The Ontario Provincial Commission on Theological Education (OPCOTE) proposes to engage the professional services of a qualified consultant or consortium to prepare a series of up to four (4) videos with accompanying User Guides as a resource for equipping lay and ordained (diaconal and priestly) ministries and encouraging Christians to engage in questions and equip themselves for lay and ordained ministries of general theological interest.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the production of video resources, please see the attached document.
Please note that there are deadlines for responses and a relatively short lead-time until the information session. The key dates are as follows:
Release of Request for Proposal: 2016-06-25
Information session: 2016-07-12
Submission of Proposals - Closing Date: 2016-09-07
Selection of Successful Proponent: 2016-11-15
OPCOTE was established in 1995 under an Act of the Ontario Provincial Synod and made permanent in 2000 under a mandate to monitor and promote theological education in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Elgin’s own: Trinity Anglican Church remembers 91st Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force

By Doreen Coombs

Photo: Jeff Brown

On June 25, 1916, the 91st Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, numbering over 900 men and women mostly from Elgin County and St. Thomas, marched down Talbot Street to the train station, departing for Halifax, and then on to France. On Sunday, June 26, 2016, now 100 years later, after a weekend of special events and gatherings to mark this important event, approximately 150 people came together for a service of Morning Prayer at Trinity Anglican St Thomas.

Many of those who gathered were descendants of the original Battalion. As they worshipped together they continued to express their gratitude for the sacrifice that was made to secure victory in 1918. It was an emotional and a nostalgic time for many.

Rev. Valerie Kenyon, Rector of Trinity St Thomas, lead the service with Rev. Canon Nick Wells, Chaplain Branch 41 Royal Canadian Legion assisting, and Rev. Mark Sargent – Honorary-Lieutenant- Colonel – who gave the homily.

The colours of the 91 st were laid up at Trinity Anglican Church in 1932 within a chapel dedicated to the Battalion and to the more than 180 men they lost in active service between 1916 and 1918. Interestingly enough Rev. Mark Sargent had recently found a 1932 bulletin from this dedication service containing some of the same hymns that were sung at this service.

Everyone that entered the church received a poppy, later to be put on a wreath that had been placed on the memorial chapel altar, so that each individual could participate in a personal act of remembrance.

We will always remember that they put duty first.

More images from the service can be found at http://hcn.diohuron.org/?p=2151

The Bishops’ Announcements as of Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

1.       Please Mark the Date (Induction Service) – September 8th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm:     On behalf of Bishop Bennett, the Ven. Janet Griffith Clarke will induct the Rev’d Mary Farmer as Rector of the Parish of Long Point Bay.  Further details about the service will be announced as the date draws near.  Clergy are invited to vest the colour being white. 

2.       Bishop Bob Bennett appoints the Rev’d Sharla Malliff as the Rector of Holy Trinity, St. George effective September 1, 2016.  Sharla will continue in her position as a Diocesan Chaplain to Youth.

3.       Bishop Bob Bennett appoints the Venerable Paul Millward as the Rector of the Anglican Parishes of Chatham, effective July 1, 2016.  Archdeacon Paul is currently an Associate Rector of the Anglican Parish of Chatham.

4.       Bishop Bob Bennett appoints the Reverend Mark Sceviour as the Assistant Curate to the Rector of the Anglican Parishes of Chatham, effective July 1, 2016.

5.       Bishop Bob Bennett appoints the Rev’d Patricia Dobbs-Luxton as the rector of St. Peter’s, Dorchester and the Parish of the Thames (St. George’s-on-the-Wye, Thorndale; St. John’s, Thamesford and St. Luke’s, Crumlin with Christ Church, Lakeside) effective September 1, 2016.  Patty is currently the Associate Priest at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in London.

6.       Bishop Bob Bennett appoints the Rev’d Larry Edwards as Associate Priest (part-time) of the Parish of the  Thames  (St. George’s-on-the-Wye, Thorndale; St. John’s, Thamesford and St. Luke’s, Crumlin with Christ Church, Lakeside), effective September 1, 2016.  Larry is currently the rector of the Parish of the Thames.


Please email Cathy Hodgins with the date/time and location of meetings so that they can go on our diocesan calendar.  Cathy’s email address is chodgins@huron.anglican.ca    As an FYI you can find the diocesan calendar at http://www.diohuron.org/calendars/calendars.php

Friday, June 24, 2016

Stratford: Public support for the rights of indigenous peoples

Rev. Tom Patterson (Deacon at St. James, Stratford)
at the public reading of UNDRIP on June 20, 2016.
Around one hundred people gathered on Monday, June 20 in Stratford, Ontario for the public reading of the United Nation’s Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as a response to the Primate’s call made on March 19 at the Mohawk Chapel.

Rev. Canon Greg Smith in Stratford, June 20, 2016
The reading which took place at the Upper Queen’s Park in downtown Stratford was initiated by the local Anglican parish of St. James, but the organizers managed to bring other people in. The circle made on Monday represented a wider Stratford community, and it included First Nations artist Maxine Noel. The event was announced on the front page of the local paper and the mayor of Stratford Dan Mathieson attended the reading on Monday evening.
Lori Colbeck, St. James Parish, Stratford

“We decided that our response should not be just our local parish matter and from the very beginning we wanted it to become the expression of our entire community”, said Lori Colbeck, a member of the Outreach Committee of St. James parish after the reading. She especially thanked the Bridge Builders, a task force on the Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, whose members came up with a good way to create a document which combined the United Nations Declaration with the Ten Principles guiding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and which has being offered as a resource to parishes in the Diocese of Huron for this occasion.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Announcements for Thursday, June 23, 2016

1.       A Light in the Forest – Our Companion Diocese of Amazonia. Rev. Marcos Barros and his wife Lourdes Barros, the ‘missionaries’ from Amazonia are in Huron from May 11th to June 30th. They are here to share the Good News of Jesus Christ as experienced by Anglicans in Brazil. Please welcome them. Pray for their safety, and that their time here may be fruitful for them and for us.  

2.       Good News from Huron Church Camp! Once again we are counting down to another summer filled with faith, fun and friends! Are your campers signed up? If not please invite families with children and youth both inside and outside your parish communities! There is still lots of room in our week-long camps for children ages six to fourteen, grades one to eight. Bursary support is available.
Go to our website 
www.huronchurchcamp.ca to sign up today! For more information contact us at 519-434-6893 ext 217 or huronchurchcamp@gmail.com
Get yourself in the mood for summer: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nqAGRd_uew

3.       Huron Church Camp Clean-up Day June 25th 9am – 4pm, Rain or Shine! – Come and help HCC get ready for a new summer season! Bring your rake or other yard tools. Good news! This year our BAC, Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen are organising a group work party as well! Please see our poster for more details and contact information: http://www.huronchurchcamp.ca/clean-up-day-2016/RSVP by Thursday, June 23rd.

4.       We are excited that The Diocese of Huron is Co-Hosting with our Lutheran Friends The National Worship Conference.  The theme this year is Formation & Reformation: Worship, Justice, and God's Mission. This conference will be held from July 24-27 at Laurier in Waterloo.  Join our Primate Fred Hiltz and Lutheran National Bishop Susan Johnson for a tremendous opportunity to explore worship and issues of justice. Please visit the webpage and register early http://www.nationalworshipconference.org  NOTE:  This qualifies as Continuing Education.

5.       The Diocese of Huron 2016 Golf Tournament – Saturday, September 17, Pine Knot Golf Court, Dorchester. All proceeds raised go to the Faith-In-Action Trust Fund for Outreach Ministry in Huron. Registration fee of $145 includes: 18 holes of golf with cart; lunch, dinner, photos, prizes & silent auction gifts and $25 tax receipt. This May we helped 17 charities with $11,000 from our event. For info on Sponsorship Opportunities contact: Paul Rathbone, 519.434.6893 ext. 240To register contact: Rev. Daniel Bowyer, 519.301.9873 or hurongolf@gmail.com

6.       The 40th Anniversary of women to the priesthood will be celebrated on November 28th, 29th, and November 30th, for all women priests. The celebration will be held in Stratford. Please mark your calendar for this event. More information will be coming out shortly. Facebook group is up: https://www.facebook.com/ordinationofwomen/ 

7.       MARK YOUR CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 26 – The Enthronement of Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls as 13th Bishop of Huron. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. More details to follow.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Bishops’ Announcements as of Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

1.       Huron-Amazonia Collection - June 26th is the final date set this year for our 2nd annual appeal to the Diocese in support of our Companion relationship with Amazonia.  This collection supports travel and hospitality costs for our companions from Amazonia when they come to visit us.  Please use the envelopes distributed at Synod for a collection in your congregations on this day, or on another convenient Sunday in June.
2.       Please Mark the Date (Induction Service) – September 8th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm:     On behalf of Bishop Bennett, the Ven. Janet Griffith Clarke will induct the Rev’d Mary Farmer as Rector of the Parish of Long Point Bay.  Further details about the service will be announced as the date draws near.  Clergy are invited to vest the colour being white. 

Please email Cathy Hodgins with the date/time and location of meetings so that they can go on our diocesan calendar.  Cathy’s email address is chodgins@huron.anglican.ca    As an FYI you can find the diocesan calendar at http://www.diohuron.org/calendars/calendars.php

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Announcements for Wednesday, June 15, 2016

1.       A Light in the Forest – Our Companion Diocese of Amazonia. Rev. Marcos Barros and his wife Lourdes Barros, the ‘missionaries’ from Amazonia are in Huron from May 11th to June 30th. They are here to share the Good News of Jesus Christ as experienced by Anglicans in Brazil. Please welcome them. Pray for their safety, and that their time here may be fruitful for them and for us.  

2.       Jazz Vespers at St. James, Stratford – Sunday, June 19 at 4 pm. Clergy and congregations interested in exploring this form of worship are cordially invited to St. James, Stratford, Sunday, June 19 at 4 pm. The featured musicians: The Brian Barlow Quintet. The one hour service includes a scripture reading, reflection, prayers, and a hymn together with an opportunity to hear five jazz selections from the band. A free-will offering is received. 

3.       The Bridge Builders – “An Action in Solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada”.  As you will be aware, the Primate has asked that on June 21 or the Sunday closest, every Anglican parish have the opportunity to have read the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Since it is a large document, the Bridge Builders working group offers this instrument as a way to fulfill this request in a manageable yet meaningful way. It provides for a participatory reading that will take approximately 10 minutes.  Click here to view the document.

4.       A public reading of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, Stratford, Monday June 20 at 7 pm, Upper Queen’s Park Bandshell (next to the Festival Theatre). Organized by St. James, Stratford, will include the wider Stratford community.

5.       Deanery of Essex 4th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at the Seven Lakes Championship Course (7200 Disputed Road, Windsor, ON) with dinner at St. Mary’s Church (1983 St. Mary’s Gate, Windsor, ON) Please register by June 15th by contacting:  Derrick Foster (519-946-3079) or Jane Crosby (519-979-4431); also for further information about cost, etc. Dinner only is available.  Shot gun starts @ 8:30 am sharp. Hole sponsorship is available!!

6.       Huron Church Camp Clean-up Day June 25th 9am – 4pm, Rain or Shine! – Come and help HCC get ready for a new summer season! Bring your rake or other yard tools. Good news! This year our BAC, Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen are organising a group work party as well! Please see our poster for more details and contact information: http://www.huronchurchcamp.ca/clean-up-day-2016/
RSVP by Thursday, June 23rd.

7.       We are excited that The Diocese of Huron is Co-Hosting with our Lutheran Friends The National Worship Conference.  The theme this year is Formation & Reformation: Worship, Justice, and God's Mission. This conference will be held from July 24-27 at Laurier in Waterloo.  Join our Primate Fred Hiltz and Lutheran National Bishop Susan Johnson for a tremendous opportunity to explore worship and issues of justice. Please visit the webpage and register early http://www.nationalworshipconference.org  NOTE:  This qualifies as Continuing Education.

8.       The Diocese of Huron 2016 Golf Tournament – Saturday, September 17, Pine Knot Golf Court, Dorchester. All proceeds raised go to the Faith-In-Action Trust Fund for Outreach Ministry in Huron. Registration fee of $145 includes: 18 holes of golf with cart; lunch, dinner, photos, prizes & silent auction gifts and $25 tax receipt. This May we helped 17 charities with $11,000 from our event. For info on Sponsorship Opportunities contact: Paul Rathbone, 519.434.6893 ext. 240To register contact: Rev. Daniel Bowyer, 519.301.9873 orhurongolf@gmail.com

9.       The 40th Anniversary of women to the priesthood will be celebrated on November 28th, 29th, and November 30th, for all women priests. The celebration will be held inStratford. Please mark your calendar for this event. More information will be coming out shortly. Facebook group is up: https://www.facebook.com/ordinationofwomen/ 

10.    MARK YOUR CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 26 – The Enthronement of Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls as 13th Bishop of Huron. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. More details to follow.

For your weekly update of the latest diocesan news visit: http://hcn.diohuron.org/  and http://www.diohuron.org/

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

In appreciation of their ministry: BBQ Luncheon for retirees

The Bishops of Huron once again hosted a BBQ luncheon for the diocesan retirees: retired clergy, clergy spouses, surviving spouses and retired church house staff of the Diocese of Huron.
As in previous years, the event was organized at Church of the Ascension in London on Monday, June 13.
Close to 80 people showed up at the church for the Eucharist celebrated by the Bishop of Huron Robert Bennett. Bishops Bob and Linda welcomed the retirees and early afternoon hours were spent in a joyful and pleasant atmosphere over the luncheon. The volunteers at Church of the Ascension did their part in organizing the event in a splendid manner.
There were lot of memories to share including the ones coming from the bishops who have served this diocese for more than a quarter of a century: beside our current bishops – Diocesan Bishop Bob Bennett and Coadjutor Bishop Linda Nicholls – present at the luncheon were also the former bishops: Most Rev. Percival O’Driscoll (10th Bishop of Huron and 3rd Archbishop of Huron) and Rt. Rev. Bruce Howe (11th Bishop of Huron). 

The Bishop’s Announcements for the week of Monday, June 13th, 2016

1.       Huron-Amazonia Collection - June 19th is the second date set this year for our 2nd annual appeal to the Diocese in support of our Companion relationship with Amazonia.  This collection supports travel and hospitality costs for our companions from Amazonia when they come to visit us.  Please use the envelopes distributed at Synod for a collection in your congregations on this day, or on another convenient Sunday in June. 
2.       The Rev’d Alan Knight has concluded his ministry at Holy Trinity, Chatham.  Alan remains a priest in good standing in the Diocese of Huron.

Please email Cathy Hodgins with the date/time and location of meetings so that they can go on our diocesan calendar.  Cathy’s email address is chodgins@huron.anglican.ca    As an FYI you can find the diocesan calendar at http://www.diohuron.org/calendars/calendars.php
 

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