Bulletin Board April 16

Posted on April 16, 2013

Bulletin Board is the Diocese’s bi-weekly e-bulletin for clergy and lay leaders. To subscribe to Bulletin Board, email your name, parish and email address to hpaukov@toronto.anglican.ca.

Bishop’s Company Annual Dinner is sold out
The Bishop’s Company Annual Dinner, to be held on April 30, is sold out. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact An Tran at 416-363-6021, ext. 243 (1-800-668-8932, ext. 243).

Areas hold Parish Leadership 101 workshops
The York-Credit Valley episcopal area is inviting churchwardens, treasurers and other lay leaders to attend a Parish Leadership 101 workshop on April 20 at St. George on-the-Hill in Toronto. Register online.

York-Scarborough will hold its Parish Leadership 101 workshop on May 4 at St. Andrew, Scarborough. Register online.

Earth Sunday is this Sunday 
Earth Sunday, April 21, is just days away. It’s a time to reflect on how our faith calls us to care for God’s creation, and to act in response. Across the diocese, Anglicans are marking Earth Sunday with sermons about the stewardship of creation, by cycling to church, planting gardens, and other ways.

What will your parish do? Please plan to use the bulletin insert (pdf) that has been sent to parishes, and consider the action suggestions outlined in it. The Earth Sunday insert is also posted on the Environmental Resources page. If you cannot mark Earth Sunday on April 21, you can do so on a following Sunday.

Complete Parish Green Survey
What is your parish doing to reduce its use of energy and water, to weave creation care into its worship, and to advocate on environmental issues? Would you like some advice from the Diocese’s Creation Matters committee on how to involve your parish in creation care? Whether or not your parish has been active on environmental issues, please take a few minutes to fill out a short Parish Green Survey or ask someone from your parish who is knowledgeable about the building or environmental issues to fill it out. The Creation Matters Committee will report back to the College of Bishops about the survey’s results. If possible, please fill out the survey by May 15.

Seminar explores faith and medicine April 25
The Chaplaincy Committee of the Diocese of Toronto, in partnership with SickKids and Mount Sinai Hospital, invites you to attend this year’s Richard Gidney Seminar on Faith and Medicine, entitled “Indigenous Peoples and Medical Practice: Next Steps, Future Prospects,” on April 25 at SickKids. For more information, download the flyer (pdf).

Workshop explores ancient practices, intentional communities May 4
The Diocese will host a workshop with the Rev. Ian Mobsby, one of the founding members of the Moot Community in Central London in the UK, with past involvement in three previous alternative worship/emerging church communities. Mr. Mobsby is an associate missioner of the Church of England’s Archbishop’s Fresh Expressions Team, and an associate lecturer of the St. Paul’s Theological Centre in London.

The workshop will be entitled “Ancient Practices and Intentional Communities:  what’s happening, what does it mean and where is it all going?” It will take place on May 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John, York Mills, in Toronto. Register online.

York-Credit Valley presents mission-shaped course May 8-June 5
Bishop Philip Poole invites clergy and laity in York-Credit Valley to attend Re-imagining Church: Shaped for Mission, a five-week course that aims to equip parish teams for imagining, planning, and starting fresh expressions of church for our changing culture, and to go on learning about the mission of God in the world. The course runs May 8 to June 5 at St. Philip, Etobicoke. Register online.

Concert supports Canadian Council of Churches May 15
All are invited to an evening of music and scripture, entitled The Rhythm of the Rock, on May 15 at Metropolitan United Church. Performers include St. Michael’s Choir School, Christian Reformed Church Liberation Choir, Holy Trinity Armenian Orthodox Church Choir, The Salvation Army Canadian Staff Band, and Metropolitan United Church Organ & Carillon. The event is sponsored by the Diocese of Toronto and proceeds will support the Canadian Council of Churches. For more information, download the flyer (pdf).

Program explores intercultural ministry June 10-15
The Canadian Churches Forum for Global Ministries invites ministry leaders to a six-day program entitled “Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry,” taking place in Toronto June 10-15. Register by April 22 and save. For more information, download the poster (pdf).

Workshop focuses on collaborative worship planning June 14-15
The Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society and The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine invite worship leaders and planners to an event entitled “Fit the Music to the Word: The Perils and Promise of Planning Music Together,” taking place June 14-15 at St. John’s Convent in Toronto. For more information, download the flyer (pdf).

Cottages on Lake Simcoe available to clergy, postulants
Anglican clergy and their families are invited to rent cottages at a reasonable cost at Anglican Church Camp on Lake Simcoe in July and August. This year, for the first time, postulants are invited to rent in the last two weeks of June. Contact Marion Binns at binns@sympatico.ca.

Music director wanted
St. Paul, Uxbridge, is searching for a Music Director for a part-time position to begin in September. Full position description (pdf).

Organist wanted
Christ Church, Woodbridge, is looking for a music director and organist, for an average of six hours a week. Music selection is done in consultation with the clergy and chosen to support Anglican liturgy using traditional and contemporary music. Services are supported by an adult choir from September to June. Interested persons should contact the parish office by email at christchurchanglican1@bellnet.ca.