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Bulletin Board Oct. 17

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Diocesan Business

Diocesan allotment calculations for 2018 available to churchwardens and treasurers
Diocesan allotment calculations for 2018 were mailed on Oct. 2. If you have not received your notification, contact Claire Wilton at 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932) ext. 239 or to receive a copy. Appeals of allotment must be made in writing by Dec. 31 to the attention of Claire Wilton for the Executive Board. Congregations are encouraged to respond earlier so timely arrangements can be made. Appeals must be supported by:

  1. A letter stating the specific amount being appealed.
  2. Reasons for the appeal.
  3. Audited financial statements for 2016 if the Diocese does not already have those documents.
  4. Financial statements for the first three quarters of 2017.

Any questions concerning appeals or allotment calculations may be made to Claire Wilton.

Canada Savings Bonds payroll savings program ending
The Canada Savings Bonds payroll savings program is ending on Oct. 31. If you currently make monthly contributions, the last deduction from your pay will be Oct. 25. If you have any questions, contact Claire Wilton at 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932) ext. 239.

Diocesan Events

Church welcomes world-renowned preacher
All are invited to hear the Rev. Tony Campolo as the keynote speaker of Grace Church in Scarborough’s Night of Mission and Music on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at 700 Kennedy Rd., Toronto. Mr. Campolo is a world-renowned preacher, sociologist, pastor and professor. The Grace Church choir, along with the Barbados Ex-Police Choir and others, will lead the congregation in worship through anthems, hymns and praise music. Light refreshments will follow.

Dinner supports Church in West Indies
The Rt. Rev. Calvert Leopold Friday, bishop of the Windward Islands, will be the keynote speaker at the Bishop Arthur Brown and Bishop Basil Tonks Dinner supporting the work of the Church in the Province of the West Indies. The dinner will be held on Nov. 4 at St. Andrew Scarborough, 2333 Victoria Park Ave., Toronto. There will be a Eucharist at 4:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 6 p.m. For tickets, contact Wilbur Anderson at 416-445-8664 or Marjorie Fawcett at 416-446-6061.

Registration open for outreach conference
The annual Outreach & Advocacy Conference will take place on Nov. 4 at St. John, York Mills, 19 Don Ridge Dr., Toronto. This year’s theme is “Being God’s People: Embracing Difference, Building Solidarity.” There will be a keynote address from Dr. Carl James of York University and workshops covering many key justice issues. The cost is $30, or $15 for students and those with low incomes. Lunch is included, and childcare is available upon request. Visit the conference page to see workshop options and register.

External Events

Conference hears from migrant workers
Simcoe County KAIROS is holding a conference on migrant workers on Oct. 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 65 Amelia St., Barrie. Speakers will include the Rev. Canon Ted McCollum of St. Paul, Beaverton, as well as migrant workers themselves. The cost is $10 for Friday night only or $25 for the full conference. Contact or 705-252-3459 for more information.


Clergy asked to share thoughts on theological education
The Ontario Provincial Commission on Theological Education (OPCOTE) is developing new video resources to encourage participation in theological education for lay and ordained people. When completed, these resources will be made available to help clergy encourage their parishioners to consider opportunities for theological education. As part of this process, OPCOTE is asking clergy in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario to take a short survey to share their perspectives about theological education and awareness of current offerings provided by Anglican and Lutheran schools and programs in the province.

Church seeking portable font
Redeemer, Bloor St. is looking for a portable font to borrow for the foreseeable future. Contact Kiefer Shields at or 416-922-4948.

Reach Grant deadline approaching
Is the spirit of God prompting you to try a new ministry idea to reach those not currently served by traditional church? Do you have the time, the people and the vision? Do you need some help with resources? Let us help you achieve that missional vision with a Reach Grant. Submit a proposal to by Oct. 31. The pitch day for proposals is Nov. 7. Visit the Reach Grants page for more information.

Updates needed for outreach and advocacy prayer cycle
It’s time to compile the 2017-2018 outreach and advocacy prayer cycle, including the outreach and advocacy ministries of all parishes across the Diocese. Send updates to by Nov. 6 so the new prayer cycle can be printed and available at Diocesan Synod.

Job Postings

York-Credit Valley seeking youth coordinator
York-Credit Valley is looking for a vibrant Christian who is passionate about nurturing and expanding youth ministry in the area. The area coordinator will engage and equip youth leaders to nurture the faith formation of youth in their parishes and communities; develop, nurture and maintain communication with churches to support and animate youth ministry; and be an active member of the Archbishop’s Youth Ministry Committee, which plans youth events and promotes youth ministry in the Diocese. This is a part-time (15 hours per week) paid position on a year-long renewable contract. The deadline to apply is Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. Learn more about the position and the application process on the York-Credit Valley page.

Diocese seeks property resources assistant
The diocesan Property Resources department is seeking a full-time administrative assistant. The position requires familiarity with contracts (licenses and leases), corporate governance, risk management, real estate and/or construction matters and applicable laws. See the full job ad on the Synod Office Careers page. Apply by Oct. 27 to or Human Resources, Anglican Diocese of Toronto, 135 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON M5C 1L8.

Parish seeking youth minister
All Saints, Whitby is seeking a leader who will help the parish inspire and encourage its young people in their lives of faith. The position is for 10 hours a week. See the full job posting on the parish’s website. Interested candidates should contact the Rev. Molly Finlay at or 905-668-5101, ext. 24.

Staff Changes

Canon Dave Robinson, director of Congregational Development, is retiring at the end of this week.

Susan Abell, ODT, has been appointed acting director of Congregational Development for an interim period, in addition to her current responsibilities as interim CAO.