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Bulletin Board May 17

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Episcopal election to be held in September
The election of two or three suffragan bishops for the Diocese of Toronto will be held on Sept. 17 at St. Paul, Bloor Street, 227 Bloor St. E., Toronto, at 9:30 a.m. Nominations are currently being accepted. Learn more on the 2016 Electoral Synod page.

Diocesan Centre summer hours start July 1
The Diocesan Centre will be closed on Fridays between Canada Day and Labour Day. Normal office hours will resume on Sept. 6.

Liturgy Canada offers worship conference
Liturgy Canada presents a “Rediscovering Liturgy” conference designed for parish teams, including all who serve in liturgy. This is the first in a series of four conferences focusing on renewing Eucharistic worship from gathering to sending. It will take place on Sept. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N., Hamilton. Workshops will explore a full ministry of welcome, space for gathering, music for gathering, and why and how we gather. For more information, visit the Liturgy Canada website.

Volunteers needed for General Synod
Volunteers are needed to help at General Synod, being held July 7-12 in Richmond Hill. Possible tasks include greeting delegates, providing on-site hospitality, and staffing the registration and information desks. Volunteers will be reimbursed for travel to and from the hotel, receive meals on site, have access to a volunteer lounge and receive the opportunity to observe some of the sessions of General Synod. To submit your interest, complete the application form and return it to Cynthia Majewski at or fax to Pamela Boisvert at 416-363-7678.

Free computers offered to refugees
Flemingdon Park Ministry, in partnership with Planet Geek, is offering free refurbished desktop computers and computer workshops in a variety of languages for refugee families on June 18-19. Contact the ministry at 416-425-1841 to ask questions, sign up and indicate a preferred workshop language.

York-Credit Valley clergy invited to lunch and learn
York-Credit Valley is hosting a clergy lunch and learn called “Underneath the Liturgy” on June 16 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Peter, Erindale, 3041 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga. The Rev. Sherman Hesselgrave and the Rev. Dr. Lisa Wang will lead attendees through a closer look at transformative liturgy and decolonized liturgy. The cost is $10 per person, which includes lunch. This event is intended for all vocational deacons and paid clergy in York-Credit Valley. There are up to 35 places available. Register online by June 9.

Documentary explores Canadian mining in Africa
If you live and work in Canada, chances are you’re connected to Canadian mining companies – whether you know it or not. We Call Them Intruders is a documentary that travels from Canada to Africa and back again to unearth the stories behind some of the continent’s largest Canadian-owned mining projects. St. Mary Magdalene, located at 477 Manning Ave., Toronto, is hosting a free screening of the film on May 31 at 7 p.m., followed by a panel discussion on practical steps to address the ethical issues it raises. For more information, contact the church office at or 416-531-7955.

Broughton’s offers clergy discount
Broughton’s Church Supplies is offering a special discount to all clergy until June 30. Buy $100 worth of clergy shirts and accessories and receive 10 per cent off your purchase. To learn more, visit the Broughton’s website.

Cahoots Festival explores justice and faith
Cahoots is an annual Christian festival of faith, justice and DIY. Through workshops, discussions and the arts, participants will ask questions together, listen to each other, sing freedom songs, practise skills and create as a diverse community of faith. This year’s event takes place on June 9-12 at Kenesserie Camp in Ridgetown, ON.  For more information and to register, visit the festival website.

Anglican sailors raise funds for Mission to Seafarers
A group of sailboat skippers in the Toronto area is holding a race in support of Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario’s efforts at ports on Lake Ontario. The race will take place on June 25 (International Seafarers’ Day) at 11 a.m. in Toronto Harbour, open to any Anglican skipper on the lake. This is about friendly competition, old-fashioned fellowship and, of course, bragging rights.

The format will be a pursuit race, with each boat assigned a start time based in its PHRF-LO (non-flying sail) rating, so all boats should finish at about the same time. The course starts in Toronto Harbour off Queen City Yacht Club, goes out the eastern gap and around one or more of the appropriate fixed navigational buoys, and comes back in the gap to finish off at Queen City Yacht Club for refreshments. An awards ceremony and fundraising dinner will follow that evening at the Mission to Seafarers, 8 Unwin Ave.

The entry fee is a minimum donation of $75 per boat to Mission to Seafarers. To register or for more information, contact Canon Dave Robinson at

Cancer support group welcomes new members
St. Paul, Bloor Street is offering a confidential support group for those who have cancer, as well as their loved ones. The sessions will be guided by a film series that leads viewers through the holy land and the inspiration of the 23rd psalm. The sessions will take place on June 2, June 9, June 16 and June 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the St. Paul’s church library, 227 Bloor St. E., Toronto. Register online or contact Nancy Truscott at or 416-961-8116, ext. 228.

Ten-year tax reviews offered
Family Tax Recovery is offering 10-year tax reviews to identify possible refunds or credits that individuals and families may have missed when filing tax returns. This review is provided at no cost unless funds are recovered. Special rates are available to low-income families, and the organization plans to donate 10 per cent of any revenue received back to parishes. The company’s tax specialists are regulated by the Canada Revenue Agency and are bound by its confidentiality regulations and guidelines. To learn more, visit the Family Tax Recovery website.

Director of music/organist wanted
Trinity Church, Aurora is seeking a director of music/organist for a minimum of 20 hours per week. The successful applicant will have experience in traditional church forms while embracing newer Christian music. The ability to play the organ and piano, as well as skills in leading and teaching choral and instrumental music, is mandatory. Qualifications include a minimum of five years of choral, organ and music experience in an Anglican church or equivalent relevant setting; a flexible approach to changing ministry needs; the ability to serve a theologically progressive community; strong communication skills; and the ability to relate well with volunteers and staff. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience according to RCCO guidelines. Forward a resume and cover letter to the Chair, Selection Committee, Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria St., Aurora, ON L4G 1R3 or to by June 30. Before applying, review the job description.

Music director sought
St. Thomas, Huron Street invites applications for the position of organist and choirmaster. The successful applicant will be a superior musician committed to leading the congregation in embodying the love of Christ through music that contributes to, supports and enables worship. He/she will build on the parish’s music tradition by attracting and inspiring choristers, and by planning and executing a wide-ranging music program for the traditional BCP and BAS services. Required competencies include commitment to the Anglo-Catholic liturgical tradition; good organization and project management skills; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The position is approximately 25 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with experience and RCCO guidelines. For more information and to apply, see the full job description. The deadline is June 30.

Parish administrative assistant needed
Christ Church St. James in south Etobicoke is seeking a part-time administrative assistant. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office; time management skills; the ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet tight deadlines; the ability to work well under pressure with differing personas; and a minimum of five years of administrative experience or equivalent education and experience. A job description is available upon request. Applicants should email their resumes to the church office at For more information about the parish, visit its website.