York-Credit Valley Events

A Service of Lament and Hope ~ November 3, 4-6pm

The Rev. Sky Starr, executive director of Out of Bounds Grief and Trauma Support, will be preaching at a service to remembering and grieving for victims of gun violence and their families and seeking peace and justice in response. Please prayerfully consider attending. Learn more here.

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October 15 is the deadline for application for Area Grants. See the YCV grants page for information and forms.

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Bishop’s Teaching Series ~ Christian Basics, Weekly on Wednesdays, October 17 to November (excluding October 31), 7pm-9m

Bishop Jenny is leading this Christian basics course, for spiritual enquirers or those looking for a refresher. The four evenings are relaxed and informal. Each gathering begins at 7 pm with coffee and dessert. Our evenings include upfront talks and lively discussions, wrapping up by 9 pm.

Learn more and register here.

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York-Credit Valley Area Pre-Synod Meeting ~ Saturday, October 20, 2017, 2pm–4pm

Episcopal areas hold Pre-Synod meetings prior to Regular Sessions of Synod to prepare for Synod. Agenda items include: Orientation for new Synod Members, Marriage Canon Dialogue, and Area Elections for Diocesan Council. Attendance is important as this is the setting for Synod members to engage in discussion and to debate items being brought before Synod.

Where: St. John the Baptist (719 Dundas Street East, Mississauga)

Who should attend? All Synod Members – lay, clergy, youth and young adult. In addition, treasurers and one churchwarden from each congregation are encouraged to attend.

Registration takes place on site beginning at 1:45 pm

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Lunch & Learn: Unpacking the Engagement Survey with the Rev. Richard Dentinger  ~ new date tbd

Due to a happy overabundance of fall events, this event has been postponed.

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A Discussion Event on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) ~

Saturday, November 24 , 9am-12pm

This is the first of two sessions for clergy and lay people of the YCV Area on this challenging topic.

The first session will take a historical overview of how we got to where we are today and will outline a biblical and theological framework for thinking about medical assistance in dying.

Guest speakers will include the Rev. Dr. Eric Beresford, Rector of St. Timothy, North Toronto, and Mr. Michael Buttrey, Theologian-in-Residence at St. Clement, Eglinton.

Open to clergy and lay people of the York-Credit Valley Area.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

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Other Fall Dates of Note

October 16 ~ Retired Clergy and Spouses Luncheon (St. John the Baptist, Dixie)

October 18-19 ~ Discipulus ’18 (St. Paul, Bloor Street)

Don’t miss out on this national gathering on evangelism and disciple-making in Toronto. Bishop Jenny already is registered. You can be too by visiting the registration link here.

 

October 27 ~ Diocesan Outreach & Advocacy Retreat (Havergal College)

November 3Toronto Children’s Ministry Conference 2018  (Wycliffe College)

November 9-10 ~ Diocesan Synod (Sheraton Parkway Hotel, North York)

 

Diocesan Events Calendar