Thursday, September 29, 2016

Announcements for Wednesday, September 28, 2016

1. Anglican Journal - Interview with Bishop Robert Bennett:

2. St. George’s Anglican Church Owen Sound is looking for a Pastor of Family Ministry, Part Time. Please check the diocesan website: or contact the office or call 519-376-3287 for a more complete job description.

3. Dealing with our Darknesses: A series of challenging Anglican-Muslim conversations about Transgression, Penitence, and Transformation. FREE! Renison College, University of Waterloo, with the generous support of the Anglican Foundation, tickets required for each event. See uwaterloo.can/renison/dealing with darkness
  • Opening Lecture with Bishop Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop and Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Chair of Islamic Studies, Huron University College, September 30, 2016, 7 pm, Theatre of the Arts, University of Waterloo. Followed by three guided, interfaith discussions on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 pm at Renison University College, Waterloo:
  • Patriarchy and Gender Oppression, October 30 
  • Militancy and the Theological Exploitation of Religion for Violence, November 20 
  • Moving from Darkness to Light: Strategies and Stories of Resilience and Transformation, December 11
4. Please join us for our upcoming Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Fall Gathering at St. Jude’s, London on October 1, from 10am to 3pm. Join us as we explore the idea that our different personalities affect our prayer preferences and experiences. Our day will consist of a general discussion on the characteristics of prayer, and a personality assessment, followed by several presentations. These will address how particular personality styles relate to both structured and extemporaneous prayer. As well our day will include the Eucharist, time for fellowship and book browsing.
Snacks provided. Please bring a bag lunch.
Freewill offering taken. To register please contact: Rev’d Kim Metelka:; 2896 Old Lakeshore Road Bright's Grove, Ontario N0N 1C0; 519-869-2403
or text info to 519-464-8892.
A flyer for this event can also be found at:

5. Cursillo workshops – Cursillo Niagara and Huron Secretariat are hosting following workshops in October:
Saturday, October 1st – St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener The topic is ‘Study’ – a workshop with practical tips to improve the ways we study, especially the Bible and devotional books.
Saturday, October 29th – St. George’s, Owen Sound The topic is ‘Prayer’ – a workshop with a practical approach to exploring different methods of communicating with God to improve the quality of regular private prayer for people in different stages of prayer experience.
All are welcome – bring a friend! Registration and coffee begin at 9:30 a.m. Bring a bag lunch. Free will offering. We will be on our way home by 3 p.m. For more information, please contact

6. Greening Sacred Spaces – an inter-faith workshop. October 1 from 9 am to 12 noon, St. Mark’s Church, Brantford(155 Memorial Drive). This no-cost workshop organized by St. Mark’s in partnership with Faith and the Common Good will introduce you to the Green Audit and will describe how St. Mark's used the results of the Green Audit to improve its building's footprint. We will also have contractors on hand for break-out groups so that you may discuss issues specific to your building (electricity, stained glass, HVAC…). More info – Website:; Twitter: @stmarksbford; Open to all faith groups.

7. Bishop’s Friends events for 2016
  • Bishops’ Friends North with Bishop Bob Bennett and Bishop Linda Nicholls – October 6th at St. George’s church in Blue Mountains (Clarksburg). Contact Grayhame Bowcott at
  • Kitchener Waterloo Bishop’s Friends – October 27th at Galt Country Club, Cambridge. Contact Jeff at
  • Bishop’s Friends London Area – November 9th at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club. Contact Bette
  • Essex Windsor Bishop’s Friends – December 7th at the Macedonia Centre. Contact Amanda Gellman
8. On October 1st, 2016 St. Paul's, Stratford will again welcome acclaimed musicians Don Besig and Nancy Price(composers of the well-known dismissal anthem "Go Now in Peace") from Rochester for a Music Workshop. Each participant will receive 20 anthems to keep for their music ministry. The workshop is for everyone, singers of all skill levels and from all denominations. The registration fee is $50 per participant, and the day runs from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and includes lunch. Don and Nancy will teach a range of anthems in praise of God. Call 519-271-4527 or email to register. We look forward to this day in which God will be glorified!

9. Church of The Epiphany Woodstock welcome Rev. Matt "Elvis" Martin in concert on Friday, October 7th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 each and you may reserve tickets by calling the church office 519-537-3921 or Barbara at 519-539-4439."

10. Friday, October 14, Elvis Concert – “Strathroy All Shook Up” – 7 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 34 Head St. North, Strathroy. Tickets $15. For tickets call 519 245-2131.

11. Go Tell It on the Mountain, 7th Annual Festival of Biblical Storytelling, Friday October 14 and Saturday October 15, Church of St. John the Evangelist, 12 Carleton St. S., Thorold, ON (near Niagara Falls). The Festival is organized by The Network of Biblical Storytellers – Canada.

12. The Common Cup Company in Concert – Songs of life and faith. St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, Seaforth, Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 pm, corner of Jarvis and John Streets. Tickets $20.00 per person. Contact: St. Thomas’ Church at 519-527-1522. St. Thomas’ worship space is wheelchair accessible.

13. Becoming the Story We Tell with Canon John Hill and Rev. Dr. Jay Koyle Saturday November 12, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, at Renison University College, Waterloo, $25. Prepare for a transformative Lent and Eastertide in your life and congregation with resources and strategies for fostering congregational reflection on story and sacrament. For more information or to register see or contact Marilyn Malton at or 519-884-4404 x 28628

14. 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:

15. MARK YOUR CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 26 at 1 pm – The Welcome and Seating of a Bishop in the Cathedral: Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls as 13th Bishop of Huron. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. All are welcome!

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