We are a Community of Anglican Communities in Halton Hills

Halton Hills Anglican Cluster
     . . . all because. . . 
    We are CARING and SERVING as ONE!
   View a brochure describing the Cluster

NOTES and NEWS - March 8, 2015

Bulletin highlighting events in the cluster

Diocesan News

News from the Diocese of Niagara

The Niagara Anglican - March 2015

Be sure to read this month's Niagara Anglican:

The Anglican Journal - February 2015

Since 1875, Anglican Journal has been connecting Anglicans across Canada and around the world.

On March 17, 2015 the Anglican Diocese of Niagara turns 140

Diocese of Niagara To honour our 140th Anniversary, the Diocese has launched a refugee sponsorship initiative to compassionately respond to one of the most pressing human needs of our time. Not since the Second World War has the number of refugees been so great, and what better way to celebrate the countless lives that have been transformed through our many ministries than by transforming lives together through this initiative. Click here for more information.

Task Force on Physician Assisted Suicide seeks input from Anglicans‏

In the wake of a historic ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada on doctor-assisted suicide, an Anglican task force is looking to hear the views of interested church members on this controversial issue.

Bishop's Charge to the Synod of the Diocese of Niagara - November 8, 2014

The Bishop's charge to the second session of the 140th Synod of the Diocese of Niagara focused on the theme of relationship.

Letter from Bishop Michael Bird - July 6,2014

Bishop Announces Reverend Sue Nicolls as Rector of the Halton Hills Anglican Cluster effective October 1, 2014


Inuit Outreach
is a cornerstone project of shared Mission & Ministry within the Cluster!  Click here to view 
a presentation which describes our Inuit Outreach project.  

Volunteer by contacting Connie Karlsson conniejkarlsson@gmail.com or at (905)-877-2436. Getting the message out to care about and share with our Inuit neighbours. The Georgetown & Acton Independent & Free Press ran two articles in their December 11, 2014 edition (Pages 11 and 12). Inuit Outreach "Local residents send aid to our neighbours in the north"

Inuit Outreach "Looking for more Dagny's"

The Halton Hills Anglican Cluster Ministry Inuit Outreach project was recently awarded a WOW grant from the Diocese of Niagara to further our efforts in assisting our Northern neighbours. Click to review backround material and grant detail Thank you to all of the people that continue to so generously donate these most precious gifts for our Neighbours to the North; beautiful hand-crafted knitting, quilting, generous donations of diapers and baby cleansing products, toiletries not to mention all of the beautiful baby, children and teenager winter wear! We received books and games and hockey equipment too!
Thank you to all of the "logistics" volunteers in the ever widening circle of "community." Thank you to the Carter Farm Market for continuing to host an ongoing drop box for donations! A special shout out to Air Inuit, Montreal for their continued support providing free air freight for all of our shipments, and to the Bethel Christian Reform Church, Acton - our community partner who continues to provide a transport truck and two drivers! We are so grateful for all your donations but would like to stress, we ONLY need GENTLY USED or NEW BABY and CHILDREN'S DONATIONS. Think of your donations as "gifts" for the Inuit babies and children. Through our "gifts", we are building loving relationships with our Northern friends. A big part of our volunteer work includes "filtering" the many adult clothes and bedding that we received. These items will not go to the Northern communities. The many thrift stores in the area would be delighted to receive your adult clothes, bedding and other items. Please remember to sort your donations before passing along to the Inuit Outreach Program. Like us on FacebookClick here to visit the Inuit Outreach Project on Facebook

Hands Across Niagara

Hands Across Niagara

Making a difference in Jesus' name through justice & servant ministries at 
home and around the world		
Through the prayers and generosity of Anglicans in the Diocese of Niagara, 
Hands Across Niagara supports our ability to engage God's mission throughout 
our diocese and beyond as we live out our baptism  by committing to justice and servant ministries.

Every donation to Hands Across Niagara will be directed so that:
	- one third will go directly to your home parish to support justice and servant work in the local community,
	- one third funds grants for the kinds of ministry described in this brochure, and,
	- one third supports the mission of the Anglican Church of Canada.


PWRDF is the Canadian Anglican response for emergency relief, refugees, development, and justice. And it's making a difference in the world.


"Meeting the needs of our Community" Links2Care
Links2Care offers help for seniors and adults with disabilities 
		with cleaning up your (or someone you know) yard and garden and snow removal. 
			    Other services offered include:
				   -	Home Help (laundry, vacuuming, grocery shopping, cleaning)
				   -	Home maintenance and repair
				   -	Meals on Wheels
				   -	Respite Care
				   -	Friendly Visiting
			    Call (905)-873-6502 EXT 35 to book today.

Food for the Thought . . . Food for the Hungry:

Think about donating to one of the many food 're-distribution' programs in our area.  
St. Alban's -  Food For Life - saintalban@cogeco.net  
	"We collect surplus perishable food (baked goods, fruit and vegetables, prepared foods, dairy and meat) 
	from grocery stores and restaurants in Halton region. Weekly we sort and deliver this fresh food to those in need." 
St. George's - Fresh Food Box - office@stgeorgesgeorgetown.com 
	"This is a programme which provides fruits and vegetables, chosen in season 
	and packed in a returnable plastic bin. The boxes are then delivered to various 
	drop sites in Halton."
St. Stephen's - Halton Recovery House - CaringAndServingAsOne.com 
	Weekly deliveries of non-perishable foods as members of the congregation weekly 
	bring non-perishable foods as part of their offering. 

Others? - in Mississauga, Brampton, Milton? - Let us know so we can be part of the 'food chain'!!

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem"

This song is a prayer for peace in Jerusalem. Scripture says "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee" (Ps 122:6). We say amen and "Even so, come quickly LORD" (Rev 22:20).

Congratulations to the Order of Niagara Recipients

Order of Niagara 2013 Order of Niagara recipients with Bishop Michael Bird.
Congratulations to Brian Burton (St. Paul's), Maureen Batten (St. John's), and Rick Nolin (St. Stephen's) and Connie Karlsson (Bishop's Appointee) on their nomination to the Order of Niagara. They received their award at a special service on Sunday November 3, 2013 at Christ's Church Cathedral in Hamilton.

Current Events (for further information, click on underlined headings)

NOTES and NEWS - March 8, 2015

Bulletin highlighting events in the cluster

Irish Stew Dinner - March 17, 2015

Irish Stew Dinner - St. John's Anglican Church
March 17, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Weekly Candlelit Church- Missing Church on Sunday Mornings?

St. Albans in Glen Williams is holding a quiet, contemplative service on Sunday evenings. The services will be held at 7:30 pm and all are welcome to attend.

Lenten Book Study

Bishop Michael Bird’s recommended Lenten Study book for 2015, "Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer". Book Study will be held on Wednesday Evenings (March 4, 11, 18 & 25) from 7.30 to 9 pm at St Stephen’s Parish Hall, Hornby and on Thursday Mornings (March 5, 12, 19 & 26) from 10.30 am to Noon at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Norval.
Books are available from Sue Nicolls ($10). “Enticingly easy to read – simple yet profound, moving yet thoughtful, reassuring yet challenging.”
All are Welcome!

Weekly Bible Study

Starting January 13, 2015 - Tuesday Bible Studies are being held at
Knox Presbyterian Church, Georgetown in the afternoon (1:30 - 2:30 pm) and at
St. Johns Anglican Church, Stewarttown in the evening (7:30 - 8:30 pm)
The group will be studying the books of Colossians & Philemon where the Apostle Paul teaches us that we already have all that we need. Paul defines true faith and helps us to better understand Jesus and his teachings.