13 December – Christmas concert at St Peter & St Paul’s to benefit Iraqi & Syrian refugees ...
St Peter and St Paul’s (Ottawa) is hosting a Jacob Moon Band concert on December 13 at 7pm with part proceeds donated to ARDFC to aid Iraqi and Syrian refugees. Read more here and plan to attend. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Winter Ordination ...
Trudy Hardy will be ordained a deacon on December 6 (St Nicholas Day) at 1pm at St Luke’s (Pembroke, ON). She will continue a church planting ministry at Grace Anglican in Mississippi Mills.
The Rev Neil van der Heerden, who pastors Living Edge (Victoria, BC), will be ordained to the priesthood on Sunday, December 21 at 1pm at Church of Our Lord (Victoria). Please keep Neil+ in your prayers.
Fall ordinations ...
October 18 – Deacon Aretta Hagle will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Charlie Masters at Living Hope (Scarborough, ON).
October 19 (Sunday) at 4pm – Bob Bailey will be ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Trevor Walters at Saint Matthew’s (Abbotsford, BC).
November 16 – Grady Buhler will be ordained to the permanent diaconate at St Timothy’s (North Vancouver, BC).
9 November – International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church ...
Let’s join with over half a million churches in 150 countries in praying for Christian believers who are suffering, even dying, for their faith. Resources for churches are here.
4-7 November 2014 – Synod 2014 & Pre-synod workshops ...
ANiC's 2014 synod will be held in Ottawa, ON, November 5-7, preceded by a day of workshops specifically for parish leaders. See more …
25 October – Southern Ontario women’s day ...
An ANiC women event is planned for Saturday, October 25, from 9am-2pm at Mo's Restaurant, 467 Speers Road, Oakville, ON. The cost is $25. Register by calling St Hilda’s at 905-827-3711. See St Hilda’s website for more information.
Ordination in Calgary this September ...
Deacon Tom Lo who pastors ANiC’s Good Shepherd Cantonese (Calgary, AB) will be ordained to the priesthood, September 7, 3pm at Our Lady at Peace Maronite Catholic Church, Calgary. Those in the Calgary area are invited to attend the service.
May 27-July 7 – Bishop Abraham Nhial (Sudan) to visit ANiC Sudanese congregations in Canada ...
At the invitation of Bishop Stephen Leung, who leads ANiC's Asian and Multicultural Ministry (AMMiC), Bishop Abraham Nhial of the Diocese of Aweil in the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan is coming to minister to the various communities of Sudanese immigrants across Canada from May 27 to July 7. Tentatively, Bishop Abraham will spend the first two weeks, May 27 – June 11, in the Vancouver area; June 12-18 in Calgary; June 19-23 in Winnipeg; June 24-30 in Regina; and July 1-7 in Ontario. For details of Bishop Abraham visit, please email the AMMiC office.
June 25-28 – ACNA’s Assembly 2014 ...
The 2014 Assembly of our Province will take place at St Vincent College, Latrobe, PA (located about one hour east of Pittsburgh) from June 25 to 28. This will be a momentous assembly as it will mark a transition in leadership. Archbishop Bob Duncan will be stepping down, and prior to the Assembly the ACNA College of Bishops will have elected our next Primate. The closing Eucharist of the Assembly will mark this historic transition in leadership.
Six plenary sessions will be led by a terrific cast of speakers: Eric Metaxas, Gary Haugen, Os Guinness, Archbishop Ben & Gloria Kwashi, Andy Crouch, and Amy Orr-Ewing.
Each day will open with Morning Prayer and Bible teaching. The Eucharist will be celebrated daily, led by Archbishop Duncan. The days will close with Evening Prayer and Choral Evensong.
Breakout sessions, common meals, and on-campus housing offer opportunities for fellowship and forming ministry partnerships – or just relaxing and refreshing. June is a beautiful month in the Laurel Highlands region of Western Pennsylvania.
This will be an opportunity for ACNA members from all over North America to gather together for teaching, worship and fellowship during this important time of transition in our province. You can now register at the early-bird rate. You don’t need to be an official delegate to attend. However, there will only be room for 900, so register quickly!
See the ACNA website for full details. The official Assembly Twitter hashtag is #2014Assembly.
Just a reminder… you can stay plugged into ACNA happenings through:
• ACNA’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/TheAnglicanChurch .
• ACNA’s Twitter account: Twitter.com/The ACNA.
June 21 – Bible-in-a-Day seminar in North Vancouver, BC ...
If you live in the Lower Mainland of BC and have never taken a Bible-in-a-Day seminar, you will have an opportunity in June. St Timothy’s (North Vancouver, BC) is hosting a seminar on June 21. For more information, see the Bible-in-a-Day website.
June 7-21 – Invitation to travel “In the footsteps of Paul” ...
A group of parishioners from St Matthias and St Luke's are working with Shoresh Study Tours, which is part of CMJ Israel Ministries, to organize a “Footsteps of Paul” tour on June 7-21 – and you are invited to join the adventure. The tour will trace the ministry of the Apostle Paul in Israel, then continue to follow his journeys in modern day Turkey and Greece, including visits to the seven ancient churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Many ANiC members have participated in Shoresh Tours in Israel and can attest to the excellence and value offered. Shoresh has not offered ‘Footstep of Paul’ tours in recent years but have graciously agreed to organize this tour for us. For more information see the itinerary posted here and email Zenia Cheng.
May-June – Ordinations planned ...
On June 1, the Rev Billy Gaines, who has been serving an internship at St Peter’s Fireside (Vancouver, BC), was ordained a deacon and commissioned for church planting ministry in Spokane, Washington under the ACNA Diocese of Cascadia. That same day, the Rev Iris Cardy of Living Hope (Scarborough, ON) was ordained a deacon as well.
On Sunday, May 25 at 10:30am, Bishop Charlie Masters was at Emmaus Anglican Church to ordain Deacon Trevor Potter to the priesthood and Gregor Cantz to the diaconate.
And on Saturday, June 7 Bishop Donald Harvey will ordain Deacon Robert Cummins to the Sacred Priesthood at Holy Trinity (Marlborough, MA). This will be the first ordination in the new church building.
On June 15, Josev Biggar will be ordained a deacon at St George’s (Burlington, ON). And at St Stephen the Martyr (St John’s, NL), Deacon Marilyn Flower will be ordained to the priesthood.
Please pray for these men as they take this step of faith.
May 31 – Recovering the Ministry of Blessing seminar ...
New Song (Port Perry, ON) is holding a day with the Rev Dr Russ Parker from the UK on "Recovering the Ministry of Blessing", Saturday, May 31, 9am-4pm. All are welcome, so mark their calendars and plan to attend! Details will be available soon.
May 30-31 – Training seminar for catechetical children’s ministry ...
The Canadian Council for Catechesis – comprised of a team of ANiC clergy and lay members – is prepare training for catechists based on the ACNA’s newly released catechism, To Be a Christian. The initial training session will be for those who work with children in Sunday School and other ministries. A training session for those in eastern Canada will be scheduled later. For more information on ANiC’s catechetical training see
Date: May 30-31
Location: St John’s Richmond (BC)
May 29-June 1 – BC Women’s A4D weekend ...
The weekend will be held at Columbia Bible College, 2940 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC. To register email Wilma Bogle.
May 16-19 – BC Men’s A4D weekend ...
This weekend will be held at Columbia Bible College, 2940 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC. To register email Philip Kenny.
May 10-17 – Bishop Azad Marshall to visit ANiC churches CANCELLED ...
Bishop Azad Marshall and his wife Leslie (Diocese of Iran) had to cancel their planned trip to Canada at the last moment due to travel problems. ANiC's Asian and Multicultural Ministries will work with Bishop Azad to re-schedule the visit for a later date.
May 8 – National March for Life (Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON) ...
Since 1969, more than 4 million children have been killed by abortion in Canada - and their mother's deeply wounded. This year, another 100,000 babies will be put to death, at taxpayer expense, while society turns a blind eye. By their presence, ANiC members joined 23,000 others in showing lawmakers that the abortion issue is not settled. We want to protect babies and their mothers. For more information see this webpage and poster. Information on the March for Life is here.
Photos from the events surrounding the 2014 March for Life are here.
May 7, 4-9pm – Anglicans For Life supper and seminar ...
On the day preceding the March for Life, St Peter & St Paul's (Ottawa, ON) will host a supper and seminar for Anglicans. Georgette Forney, President of Anglican for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, spoke at the launch of Anglicans for Life Canada. For more information see this webpage and poster. Photos from the events surrounding the 2014 March for Life are here.
May 5-8 – ANiC clergy and spouse retreat planned ...
ANiC's bishops invite clergy and their spouses to set aside May 5-8 for a retreat at Young Life’s spectacular Malibu Camp in Princess Louisa Inlet. his retreat at Camp Malibu replaces the annual Cedar Springs clergy retreat (in Sumas, Washington).
Plan to attend!
Dates: May 5 (Monday) - 8 (Thursday)
Speaker: The Rev Jim Salladin
Activities: Malibu Camp offers a spectacular natural setting with a variety of outdoor activities, including rock climbing, sailing and kayaking.
Transportation: The cost includes the water taxi from Egmont to Malibu Camp.
Cost: $350 per person for shared accommodation and $450 per person for single occupancy.
See the flyer for full information.
Mai 2 & 3 – Vancouver area members invited to special seminars on the Psalms ...
If you are in the Vancouver area, you’ll want to take advantage of the opportunity to hear the Rev Dr John Goldingay as he speaks on the Psalms, May 2 at Good Shepherd (Vancouver). On May 3, Dr Goldingay will give two more lectures at the Carey Institute (Vancouver). The event is co-sponsored by the Asian and Multicultural Ministries in Canada (AMMiC) and the Carey Institute. For more information on the three lectures, see the AMMiC website.
April 26 – Church growth seminar offered in Toronto ...
On April 26 from 9am to 1pm, Christ the Redeemer (Toronto, ON) is hosting a free seminar at 455 Spadina on church growth. Canon Terry Wong, vicar of St James' Church in Singapore, who is currently on sabbatical in Toronto will lead the seminar, entitled "Growing a Parish: Principles and Practicalities". Canon Terry's missional church has much experience planting new ministries in Bangkok, Thailand. For more information and to RSVP email the Rev Melvin Tai.
April 24-26 – Women of the Word workshop for women in ministry, Vancouver ...
A Women of the Word workshop will be held on April 24-26 at Regent College and is hosted by St John's Vancouver. It will focus on “training women to teach the Bible to other women” and equip women “to live out the truths of the gospel. The workshop is designed for women who serve in regular teaching ministries including large group instructors, small group teachers and women’s ministry leaders...” The workshop is offered by The Charles Simeon Trust. Check it out here.
March and April – Ordinations in British Columbia ...
March 23 – Jonathan Ellis will be ordained a deacon by Bishop Trevor Walters on Sunday March 23 at 4pm at Milner Chapel north of Langley, BC. Jonathan ministers with Bishop Ron Ferris at Church of the Ascension (Langley, BC). Pray for Jonathan as he takes this step of faith.
April 13 – The Revs Geoff Chapman, Mike Chase, Jordan Senner and Alistair Stern will be ordained to the priesthood at Sojourn Church (Vancouver, BC) on April 13 at 7pm
April 26 – The Revs Jon Vickery and Terry Lamb will be ordained to the priesthood on April 26 at Resurrection Anglican Community (Kelowna, BC). Place and time will be announced later.
April 8-10 – Silent retreat for clergy in Southern Ontario ...
Bishop Don Harvey will conduct a silent retreat for clergy On April 8, 5pm – April 10, 11:30am at a Christian retreat centre near Orangeville. The theme of the retreat is “I have chosen you and ordained you” (John 15: 16); the time will allow reflections on ordained ministry. See flyer for more information, and email the Rev Barbara Richardson for information on costs and registration.
April 4-5 – Visit ANiC’s booth at the Toronto Mission Fest ...
ANiC's Toronto area congregations banded together to have an ANiC booth at the Toronto Mission Fest, April 4-5.
See the photos here.
March 29 & April 6 – Toronto-area worship in the arts festival features world-renown Robin Mark ...
ANiC parish New Song (Port Perry, ON) is deeply involved in the annual David Festival – a cross-denominational celebration of arts in worship. This year it will be held on consecutive weekends, with workshops on Saturday March 29 and April 5 and public events on Sunday March 30 and April 6. The headliner this year is worship leader, Robin Mark of Belfast, Ireland, who is known for such contemporary hits as “Days of Elijah,” and “Jesus All for Jesus.” Each year, New Song sends its worship bands and choir to the David Festival workshops and they come back retooled, with new ideas and vigor to worship and serve. See a news release here and registration here. Early bird registration is open until February 14.
March 2014 – Second Cuban mission/vision trip planned ...
In March, another team of ANiC clergy and church leaders will head to Cuba to visit the growing Anglican churches planted and nurtured through the ministry of Bishop Charles & Claudia Dorrington. The Reformed Episcopal churches (REC) led by Bishop Dorrington have sponsored this work for years and now have asked ANiC to partner with them – and with these Cuban churches. ANiC’s first mission trip, led by Bishop Trevor Walters, resulted in three ANiC churches partnering with congregations in Cuba. Already two ANiC church leaders are committed to going on the March mission trip, but we are looking for several more. The trip itself is all-expenses paid and the partnership commitment is surprisingly inexpensive. Read more about this opportunity here.
2014 – church planting regional gatherings ...
Anglican1000, ACNA’s church-planting catalyst, is holding regional events around North America beginning in mid-summer 2013 in Seattle and ending spring 2014 in Toronto. “There will be tracks for church planter assessment, training and coaching as well as leadership development, congregational development, youth ministry, campus ministry, global mission, and more.”
Check the dates and locations below and plan to attend the one nearest you.
For more information, see the Anglican1000 website.
Atlanta, GA – Feb 10-15, 2014
Chicago, IL – March 10-15, 2014
March 1 – Liveword conference hosted by St John’s Vancouver ...
A Liveword conference will be held on March 1 at Broadway Church in Vancouver. It "aims to reach women of the Lower Mainland and beyond with biblical expository teaching, for the purpose of helping them grow to maturity in Christ." For information and to register, see the brochure.
February - March – Bible-in-a-day seminar ...
Four Bible-in-a-Day seminars are planned for February and March 2014. If you haven’t had an opportunity to attend, consider registering for one of these, or invite the Bible-in-a-Day team to offer a seminar in your church or community. You can learn more, register online, or inquire about bringing the seminar to your church on the Bible-in-a-Day website . All seminars are from 9am to 3:30pm.
February 15 – Richmond, BC – Presented by the Rev Sean Love and the Rev Ben Roberts at Richmond Faith Fellowship.
February 15 – Vancouver (UBC), BC - Presented by the Rev Jordan Senner and the Rev Mike Chase at Irving Barber Learning Centre, UBC.
February 22 – Barrie, ON – Hosted by Celebration Church and presented by the Rev Ray David Glenn and Brad Melle at Emmanuel Baptist Church (374 Salem Road, Barrie)..
March 1 – Vancouver (UBC), BC – Presented by the Rev Sean Love and the Rev Geoff Chapman at Sojourn/University Chapel (near UBC).
Early registration, including lunch, is $30. (More details are on the registration form)
January - February ordinations ...
Bishop Donald Harvey will ordain Dr Adebusola (Buzz) Onayemi to the diaconate on January 25 at Celebration Church (Barrie, ON). Time and location will be announced soon.
The Rev Marty Fraser, who pastors The Way (Stayner ON), will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Charlie Masters on February 16. The congregation is also celebrating its 3rd anniversary. See photos here.
January 28-29 – Ontario ANiC clergy event ...
Clergy are invited to reserve January 28-29 for a clergy event with guest speaker Peter Moore, former principal of Trinity School of Ministry in Ambridge PA. The topic will be “The Craft of Preaching”. See the event poster and photos.
January 20-22 – Mini-conference for AMMiC clergy, evangelists & leaders of projects & church plants ...
Bishop Stephen Leung gathered the clergy of the Asian and Multicultural Ministries in Canada:
Date: 20-22 January 2014
Venue: AMMiC’s new office at160 - 4611 No 6 Road, Richmond, BC
Purpose: To review and reflect on the current outreach and pastoral work of each church plant; and to find ways to grow spiritually and numerically through sharing, Bible teaching and building up regional support for AMMiC churches
Photos: Are on the AMMiC Facebook site here and here.
January 24-26 – ANiC at Missions Fest Vancouver ...
Thanks to the foresight of St John’s Vancouver, ANiC was at Missions Fest Vancouver raising awareness within the Christian community. Canon Dr James Packer was there signing books at the ANiC exhibit for awhile on one afternoon. About 35,000 Christians – many of them youth – attend this annual event. You can see photos here. Try the short, fun quiz we invited people to take to see how well they know Anglicans.
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