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Donations accepted for bishops-elect’s vestments
Anyone wishing to make a donation toward the cost of vestments for the Diocese’s bishops-elect can do so through the diocesan website. Donors can visit the donation page and use the drop-down list to designate their gift to the bishop-elect of their choosing.
Youth invited to fall retreat
Youth age 12-18 are invited to join the diocesan ReCharge Fall Retreat on Nov. 4-6 at Ontario Pioneer Camp. Participants will explore who God has created us to be and ask, “what is my part in God’s rhythm that is pulsing all around us?” The weekend will feature food, music, inspiring worship, encouraging speakers, friendship and the great outdoors. The cost is $85, including dorm-style accommodations and all meals. Bursaries may be available; contact your area youth coordinator for more information:
- York-Credit Valley: Rosemary at email@example.com
- York-Scarborough: Jillian at firstname.lastname@example.org
- York-Simcoe: Brian at email@example.com
- Trent Durham: Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register online by Oct. 24. A bus leaving from Church of the Incarnation at Sheppard and Bayview avenues in Toronto is available. The cost is $20 round-trip and can be paid with registration.
Canada Savings Bond Payroll Savings Program campaign starts soon
The 2016 campaign for the Canada Savings Bond Payroll Savings Program begins on Oct. 3 and ends on Nov. 1. If you are paid through diocesan centralised payroll and would like more information on either enrolling in the program or changing your current monthly contribution, contact Claire Wilton at 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932), ext. 239 or email@example.com.
Interfaith workshop focuses on scriptural interpretation
The Atlantic School of Theology is hosting a workshop in Toronto for clergy and lay ministers who are encountering interfaith issues within their churches and communities. “What’s That You’re Reading?” will take place on Nov. 3-4 at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Ave., Toronto. Three respected leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths will share their methods of dealing with scriptural and religious interpretations and the issues that arise, including specific examples of teachings to help participants gain insight and perspective. The cost is $285 per person. Register by Oct. 14. For more information or to register, visit the AST website.
Council of the North releases free Bible study
The Council of the North has released “Northern Witness,” a new five-session Bible study that aims to share stories of northern communities and ministry with the rest of the church. Using the themes of solidarity, mission and service, trust and treasure, healing, and partnership, the study uses stories of northern ministry to help illuminate chosen Bible passages. To download the sessions or order free colour copies, visit the Council of the North resources page.
Anglican men invited to FLAME conference
FLAME Toronto (Fellowship and Learning for Anglican Men’s Enrichment) is holding its annual conference on Oct. 28-30 at the Salvation Army Jackson’s Point Conference Centre, approximately 45 minutes north of Toronto. This year’s theme is “You are my refuge and my stronghold, my God in whom I trust” with guest speaker Bishop Mark MacDonald. First-time attendees receive a special rate of $135. For more information or to register, visit the FLAME website.
Wycliffe College hosts Morning Star Seminar
Registration is open for the Morning Star Seminar, a three-day retreat for study, fellowship and theological refreshment for alumni and friends of Wycliffe College. This year’s seminar on Chalcedonian Christology, led by the Rev. Canon Dr. Gary Thorne, will take place from Oct. 17-19 at St. Olave, Swansea, 360 Windermere Ave., Toronto. Only 25 spots are available, so sign up early. The cost is $75. For more information or to register, visit the Wycliffe College website.
Tickets available for Arthur Brown and Basil Tonks Dinner
The annual Arthur Brown and Basil Tonks Dinner will take place on Oct. 22 at St. Andrew, Scarborough, 2333 Victoria Park Ave. Tickets are $60. Funds raised will support the work of the church in the Province of the West Indies. Bishop Peter Fenty will celebrate the Eucharist at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Bishop Howard Gregory of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. For tickets, contact Wilbur Anderson at 416-445-8664 or Marjorie Fawcett at 416-446-6061.
Anglicans invited to explore prayer
This fall, the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer is joining with the Society of St. John the Evangelist in Canada Prays, a project encouraging Anglicans to delve deeper into the shared mystery of prayerful experience. For seven weeks starting at Thanksgiving, Canada Prays will explore one model of prayer each week, highlighted in a blog on The Community and on social media using the hashtag #prayersof. For more information, visit www.prayersofthepeople.org or contact the Rev. Laura Marie Piotrowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration open for Outreach and Advocacy Conference
Registration is open for the 2016 Outreach and Advocacy Conference, taking place on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity School, 11300 Bayview Ave., Richmond Hill. Featuring the theme “The Rivers of Babylon: Exploring Exile, Displacement, and the Call to Hospitality,” the conference will include a keynote address by the Rev. Jeffrey Metcalfe, priest, scholar and refugee advocate. Workshops will explore key justice issues, such as reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, food security, tools for advocacy, trans issues and more. The cost is $30 ($15 for youth/students/unwaged) and includes lunch, refreshments and childcare. To choose workshops and register, visit the conference web page. For more information, contact Ryan Weston at email@example.com or 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932), ext. 240.
Retreat explores peace in the dying process
On Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the St. Andrew Anglican Retreat House in Alliston is hosting “Bringing Peace to the Dying Process,” a workshop facilitated by registered psychotherapist Wendy Graham. The event will feature discussions, videos and interactive exercises. The cost is $90, which includes lunch, refreshments, handouts and packages of references. For more information or to register, visit the Retreat House website.
Reach Grant deadline approaching
Is the spirit of God moving in your community, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 11. The pitch day for proposals is Oct. 25. Visit the Reach Grants page for more information.
Parish hosts altar guild retreat
St. Andrew, Alliston is hosting a half-day altar guild retreat led by a diocesan expert on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Andrew Retreat House, 119 Wellington St. W., Alliston. Participants will learn about the proper care and application of sacred linens, holy hardware and sacramental articles. The cost is $65, which includes lunch. To register, contact Judy Graham at email@example.com or 705-435-9711. Participants can also choose to book a room in the overnight retreat house by phoning 705-435-9711.
Clergy invited to forgiveness training day
St. Luke (Dixie South) is hosting a clergy and professional counsellors training day on forgiveness and reconciliation with the Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle. Participants will receive strategies to help them and their parishes cultivate a culture of compassion, empathy and grace. The session will take place on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1513 Dixie Rd., Mississauga. The cost is $99, including lunch ($110 after Oct. 10). There are three ways to register:
- Send a cheque or money order to St. Luke’s Dixie South, 1513 Dixie Rd., Mississauga, ON L5E 2P7, attention Rob Voyle Training Seminar (must arrive by Oct. 11 to hold your place);
- Sign up online; or
- Pay at the door, at a cost of $110.
Clergy can make application to their continuing education fund for this training. For a full description of the session, visit the Appreciative Way website.
Retreat day focuses on finding peace
St. Luke (Dixie South) is hosting “Finding Peace in our Rush Hour Culture” with the Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This retreat day is intended for anyone seeking to live compassionately in an angry world. The cost is $49, including lunch and snacks ($60 after Oct. 10). There are three ways to register:
- Send a cheque or money order to St. Luke’s Dixie, 1513 Dixie Rd., Mississauga, ON L5E 2P7, attention Rob Voyle Training Seminar;
- Register online; or
- Pay at the door, at a cost of $60.
For a full description of the seminar, visit the Appreciative Way website.
Parish seeks music director
St. Martin, Bay Ridges (Pickering) seeks a creative, flexible and proficient musician for choral and organ leadership. The congregation is warm and welcoming, and music is integral to its worship. The adult choir has 17 SATB voices. With one rehearsal and one Sunday service per week, as well as monthly meetings with clergy, the position will demand approximately 10 hours a week. The appointee will know and appreciate both traditional and modern church music. Knowledge of Anglican liturgy is preferred, and the ability to plan for major festivals throughout the church year is an asset. The applicant should have a music degree, strong playing and conducting skills, leadership and interpersonal skills, and a passion for worship ministry. Remuneration is commensurate with RCCO guidelines, and vacation pay is commensurate with the Ontario Employment Standards Act. Direct inquiries and applications to the Rev. Dr. Alison Falby at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 30. Learn more about the parish at www.stmartinsanglican.ca.
Children and youth minister wanted
All Saints, Kingsway is seeking an associate minister for children and youth to facilitate a program that nurtures the faith formation of children and youth on their spiritual journey. The position is 20 hours per week, with compensation to be negotiated. The successful applicant will have theological training, ideally in the area of Christian youth and children’s ministries; proven successful experience working with children and youth, ideally in a Christian setting; a commitment to ongoing spiritual growth and professional development; and the ability to relate to children, youth, families, volunteers and parish leadership. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in one file to email@example.com, indicating “Associate Minister for Children & Youth” in the subject line, no later than 4 p.m. on Oct. 5. For a full position description, visit the parish’s website.
Parish seeks snow removal services
St. Matthew, First Ave. is seeking an individual or company to supply reliable snow removal and clearing services for the upcoming year. The church grounds also include an on-site day care. To see the full criteria and related information, visit the parish’s Facebook page. For more information, contact the volunteer parish administrator at 416-463-9720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish secretary wanted
St. Augustine of Canterbury is seeking an independent, experienced part-time parish secretary to manage the day-to-day operations of the parish and act as the main point of contact for tenant organizations. The position will be 15 hours a week with 3-4 half-days (flexible). Hourly pay will be commensurate with experience, including three weeks’ paid holiday and five paid sick days. Duties will include preparing materials for Sunday services, supervising cleaning staff, managing the office and building, updating the website, producing the monthly newsletter, managing calendars of activities and facilities, and overseeing, with assistance, the updating of the computer system. The successful candidate will be punctual, consistent and trustworthy and have strong communication, interpersonal, time management and computer skills. Familiarity with Anglican liturgy would be an asset. A diocesan police check must be completed before hiring. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Parish Secretary Application.”