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Diocesan Centre to observe summer hours
The Diocesan Centre will be closed on Fridays during July and August, starting July 6. The office will be open Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of July 2 and Aug. 6. Normal hours will resume after Labour Day.
Congregations reminded to complete building inspections
All congregations in the Victoria-Haliburton and Huronia deaneries are reminded that they are due for their decennial professional building inspections by the end of 2018. For more details, see the Building Inspections & Maintenance page.
Receiving party to welcome Bishop Rob Hardwick
Bishop Rob Hardwick of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle is cycling across Canada to raise funds for the Anglican Healing Fund and Indigenous ministries. On June 30, he will depart from Christ’s Church Cathedral, Hamilton at 9 a.m. for Toronto. There will be a rest stop with water and juice at St. Margaret, New Toronto, likely around 1:30 or 2 p.m. Any cyclists who would like to join the ride, either from Hamilton or St. Margaret’s, are welcome. There will also be a receiving party for Bishop Hardwick on the lawn of St. James Cathedral around 2-3 p.m. (Times may vary, depending on the pace of the ride.) Donations to the Bishop’s Ride are being accepted on the Diocese of Qu’Appelle website.
Summit brings area youth leaders together
Bishop Jenny Andison and Alexandra McIntosh, the York-Credit Valley youth ministry coordinator, are hosting a summit for area youth leaders to network, ask questions, share ideas and plan collaboratively for the future of faith formation ministry in the area. The summit will take place on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist, Dixie, 719 Dundas St. E., Mississauga. The event is open to paid, volunteer, clergy and lay leaders in youth ministry. Clergy involved indirectly in youth ministry in their parishes are also welcome. Learn more and register online by Sept. 7.
Registration open for outreach conference
The annual Outreach and Advocacy Conference will take place on Oct. 27 at Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Rd., Toronto. This year’s theme is “Transformed Hearts, Transforming Structures,” featuring a keynote address from André Lyn, advocate, academic and Anglican, as well as a full range of workshops, opportunity for networking and fellowship, and time for worship. The registration fee of $30 ($15 for students/unemployed) includes lunch. Learn more and register online.
Register now for fall youth retreat
ReCharge, the annual diocesan youth retreat, is scheduled for Sept. 21-23 at Muskoka Woods. It will include music, inspiring worship, speakers and friendship in the great outdoors. The cost is $90 per person until Sept. 1 or $105 after Sept. 1, which includes all meals and dorm-style accommodations. An optional bus to and from North York will be available at a cost of $30. Learn more and register online.
Save the date: Social Media Sunday
The 2018 edition of Social Media Sunday is scheduled for Sept. 30. This annual event is a day to demonstrate the power of social media to help Christians around the world be and do church online and in between times of formal worship. Parishes and individuals are encouraged to participate in ways that make sense for them, such as live-tweeting the sermon, inviting friends to church online, checking in at church on Facebook, or sharing a photo or video, all using the hashtag #SMS18.
Parish teams invited to formation event
The Anglican Studies Program at Saint Paul University and St. Matthew, Ottawa are hosting “Journey to Baptismal Living: Becoming Communities of Transformation,” an intensive weekend of experience and training, on Oct. 26-28 in Ottawa. Parish teams of three or more are encouraged to participate. The cost per participant is $250, with third team members receiving a 50 per cent discount. For more details, see the registration page.
Session explores clergy-musician dynamic
The Summer Institute of Church Music, a residential summer retreat and study program for church musicians, is inviting clergy to attend a session on clergy-musician working relationships on July 12 at Trafalgar Castle School, 401 Reynolds St., Whitby. The morning consists of a Eucharist at 8:30, a panel discussion at 9:45 and a complimentary lunch at 12:30. To learn more, see the invitation. RSVP for lunch to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth committee launches Facebook page
The Archbishop’s Youth Ministry Committee has launched a new Facebook page for youth and youth leaders in the Diocese to learn about events and resources in one central place. Find the page at www.facebook.com/torontoanglicanyouth. There is also an Instagram account at @torontoanglicanyouth, and information about events will continue to be posted on the Youth web page.
Web page explores Indigenous justice
A new page on the diocesan website explores Indigenous justice and reconciliation in our Diocese and beyond, including forms of territorial acknowledgement adapted for different parts of the Diocese. Visit www.toronto.anglican.ca/Indigenous.
Parishes reminded to submit outreach survey
Parishes that haven’t already done so are asked to fill out the Parish Outreach & Greening Survey. It consists of 10 questions and should take less than 15 minutes to complete. It may be completed by clergy, churchwardens or a lay leader (e.g. the chair of the parish outreach committee). Responses will help give the Social Justice & Advocacy Committee a more complete picture of outreach, advocacy and creation care activities in the Diocese and how it might better support parishes in those ministries. Participate online by the end of June.
Diocese seeking treasurer & director of finance
The Diocese of Toronto is seeking a full-time treasurer and director of finance to be a senior member of diocesan staff. The mandate of this position is to support the ministry of the bishops, parishes and the Diocese as a whole in implementing decisions and priorities. For more details, see the job post. Apply by July 1 to email@example.com or Human Resources, Anglican Diocese of Toronto, 135 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON, M5C 1L8.
Head of donor relations and fundraising wanted
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is seeking a head of donor relations and fundraising. This position will generate and increase revenue for the organization and lead project management from concept design to implementation of all areas of financial development. To learn more, see the job post. The application deadline is June 29, with a target start date of Aug. 13. Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org or 80 Hayden St., Toronto, ON, M4Y 3G2.
Parish seeks director of music
St. George on-the-Hill, Toronto is hiring a part-time director of music for September. The position will be 15-20 hours per week, including time for administration, preparation and rehearsal in addition to liturgical duties. Remuneration will be negotiated according to the RCCO scale. St. George’s has a 2 manual Casavant organ and a Heintzman baby grand piano, as well as a semi-professional choir with paid leads and a large music library with a broad range of styles. To learn more, see the job post. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the Rev. Michelle Childs Ward at email@example.com by July 3.
Organist and choir director wanted
St. Paul the Apostle, Rexdale is seeking a part-time director of music and organist to lead Sunday worship and music ministry and to lead the parish choir in a wide repertoire of hymns, service music and anthems. The successful applicant will enjoy teaching and help develop the musical skills of the choir in a positive and encouraging environment. The organ is a two-manual electronic Allen organ. The commitment will require slightly more hours at Christmas and Easter and fewer hours through the summer months. Availability to play at weddings and funerals would be an asset. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and qualifications according to RCCO guidelines. If you have steel pan instruction experience, state this in your CV, although this experience is not necessary. To apply, send a full CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org c/o Organist Search Committee. Applications will be received until Sept. 15 or until the post is filled. Early submitted CVs would be appreciated.
Parish seeks children & family pastor
Church of the Transfiguration, Toronto is seeking a creative, energetic and engaging children’s pastor to lead its children’s and family ministry. The position starts at eight hours per week, leading the children’s ministry on Sunday mornings and evenings. The parish currently has 6-12 children aged 3-9 at its Sunday services, and it employs one early childhood educator as support for the pastor. Learn more on the church’s website. Submit a resume and cover letter to the Rev. Daniel Cranley at email@example.com or call the church office at 416-489-7798 with any questions or inquiries.
Kathryn Rogers’ last day as treasurer and director of finance will be July 12. We wish her well.
Amy Talbert will be on leave as of June 29.
Hitu Sood has joined the Human Resources department as of June 18.