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Congratulations to the Rev Creighton Friedrich who was ordained a deacon by Bishop Charlie Masters at St Peter and St Paul's (Ottawa, ON) on January 19. For the next three years he will be on loan from ANIC to serve with Canon Paul Donison at Christ Church, Plano, TX.
Patricia Brewin is being ordained to the permanent diaconate by Bishop Don Harvey on April 2 at 7pm at Holy Trinity, Marlborough, MA.
Vince Otten will be ordained to the permanent diaconate at Cornerstone, Sarnia, ON on April 9 at 10:30am by Bishop Charlie.
The Rev Phil Varcoe will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Charlie on May 14 at Resurrection, Brandon.
The Rev Gregor Cantz will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Charlie on May 28 at Emmaus, Montreal.
The Rev Bob Bailey will be ordained by Bishop Trevor Walters to the priesthood on June 11 at 4pm at Saint Matthew's Abbotsford, BC.
The Rev Jeremy Graham will be ordained by Bishop Trevor Walters to the priesthood on June 18 at 7pm at St John's Vancouver.
May 7 – Sanctity of Life Sunday ...
ANiC parishes are reminded that Sunday, May 7 is Sanctity of Life Sunday in ANiC – always the 1st Sunday in May. This is a great opportunity to share in our parishes why it is biblical to uphold the sanctity of life in both word and action. It's a time of celebration, of prayer, of witness and outreach. To help, Anglicans for Life Canada offers parish resources, including a bulletin insert for May 7.
Will your congregation become a "life affirming" church? Learn more.
May 11 – March for Life, Ottawa ...
Canada's annual National March for Life – as well as the provincial counterparts – will be May 11 this year. The 2017 theme is "Life – We stand on guard for thee!" On that day, all across Canada, the Proclamation of the Sanctity Of Human Life will be seen and heard as thousands March For Life. Will you join with other Anglicans in these events? For specific information see the Anglicans for Life Canada (AFLC) website.
In our nation's capital, May 11 will begin with an Anglican worship service at 10am at St Peter & St Paul's in the heart of Ottawa. If you are able to participate in the Ottawa events, email the Rev Vicky Hedelius, AFLC national director.
Anglicans for Life Canada will also participate in provincial marches.
Victoria, BC – email the Rev Rich Roberts, AFLC ambassador
Edmonton, AB – email Dr Nancy Craig, AFLC ambassador
Halifax, NS – email Mrs Cathy Ashton, AFLC ambassador
Marches will also take place in Regina and Winnipeg. If you are interested in becoming an AFLC ambassador and/or participating in these, please contact Vicky+ at Canada@anglicansforlife.org
We have been complacent much too long. This year, let's publicly and peacefully stand with those who are vulnerable – the unborn, the infirmed, and the elderly – offering Christian love and support in times of crisis, abandonment, need.
May 15-18 – ANiC clergy retreat at Malibu Camp on the rugged and remote BC coast ...
All ANiC clergy and their spouses are invited to enjoy a retreat at Young Life's spectacular Malibu Camp on Princess Louisa Inlet. You will experience solid teaching together with worship, physical rest, spiritual refreshment, and enriching fellowship. We want to strengthen and encourage one another in our ministry and refocus on our Christ-ordained, Kingdom-advancing mission. This year's teachers, the Rev Canon David Short (rector, St John's Vancouver) and the Rev Simon Manchester (rector, St Thomas Anglican Church, North Sydney, Australia), will teach from 2 Corinthians – strength in weakness. Join Bishop's Trevor and Charlie and many of your fellow clergy for this annual highlight. Mark your calendars and see flyer for more information. [Note: Subsidies are available this year! Contact the ANiC office.]
May 26 - June 3 – Cuba trip ...
Another trip is planned to visit and encourage ACNA church plants in Cuba at the end of May.
For information, email Barclay Mayo+.
June 28-30 – ACNA Provincial Assembly, Wheaton, IL ...
All are invited to gather with others from ACNA dioceses throughout North America for worship, teaching and fellowship. The theme is: "Mission on Our Doorsteps". See the ACNA website for information.
October 24-27 – ANiC Synod in Burlington, ON ...
October 24 – Clergy Day
October 25-27 – Synod
more info coming soon.
March 10-20 – Mission Trip to Fukushima and Pilgrimage to Nagasaki ...
The Rev Shihoko and Ken Warren are currently leading a church team from Vancouver on a mission trip to Fukushima and a pilgrimage to Nagasaki, Japan where there will learn about the history of Japanese Christians, who through their suffering sowed the seeds of the Gospel for all Japanese. Learn more on the Church of All Nation's blog.
March 7-9 – Silent retreat for clergy in Southern Ontario ...
This year's retreat is planned for March. Mark your calendar and plan to join in this time of physical and spiritual refreshing.
Dates: March 7-9
Location: Valley of the Mother of God Coptic retreat centre
Speaker: The Rev Dawn McDonald
Theme: "Come away with me and rest a while" (Mark 6:31)
See flyer and detailed information sheet.
March 4 – LiveWord Vancouver Women's Conference, Vancouver ...
This annual one-day women's conference is March 4 (Saturday) at Broadway Church in Vancouver.
Organized by a group of interdenominational Bible-believing women, this year's conference will take a deeper look at the church's oldest prayer book: The Psalms. For more information and to register, see the website: www.livewordvancouver.com.
March 2017 – Pacific Rim mission trip ...
A Pacific Rim Christian Pilgrimage mission trip, led by the Rev Shihoko & Ken Warren, is planned for March 2017. It will include visits to Japan, Hong Kong and Macau, highlighting historically important sites where Christians were persecuted and martyred. Everyone in ANiC is welcome to join the pilgrimage. Details of dates and itinerary will not be available until the end of December. However, you can mark your calendar now and watch for more information.
March 2 & 7 – Gafcon Canada gatherings ...
March 2 (Thursday), 7-9 pm at St George's Anglican Church, 4691 Palladium Way, Burlington, ON
March 7 (Tuesday), 7-9 pm at St Johns Anglican Church, 5350 Baillie St, Vancouver, BC
God is at work reforming and renewing the global Anglican Communion!
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February 25 – ANiC information meeting in Halifax, NS ...
Anyone in the Halifax area interested in learning more about the Anglican Network in Canada, our Province and our place in the global Anglican Communion is invited to an information session.
See flyer for details
When: February 25 (Saturday) at 7-9pm
Where: 1871 Seldon St, Halifax, NS (First Congregational Church)
February 19 – ACNA World Missions Sunday...
ACNA's annual World Missions Sunday is February 19 this year. All ANiC churches are asked to participate. Learn how you can make this special day spiritually challenging, prayerfully engaging, and practically motivating! Resources are posted on the ACNA website.
Please consider taking a special collection for ARDFC and our current project: purchasing a van for the use of ACNA's growing church plants in Cuba. Learn more about this project on the ARDFC website.
January 26 – Summit for Life, Washington, DC ...
See the ACNA website for information.
January 5 – Information meeting for those interested in exploring ANiC ...
On Thursday, January 5 an information meeting is planned at Castlefield Church. Anyone interested in learning more about the Anglican Network in Canada, our Province and our place in the global Anglican Communion is most welcome.
See flyer for information
When: January 5, 7:30-9pm
Where: 27 Castlefield Ave, Toronto, ON (Castlefield Church)
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