In Falling Upward, Richard Rohr takes us on a journey that gives us an understanding
of how the heartbreaks, disappointments, and the first loves of life are actually stepping stones
to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store for us. Books are available at the Synod Office from Jane Wyse.
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.
Send your children and grandchildren to camp this summer!
Canterbury Hills offers Day Camps (ages 5-10) and Overnight Camps (ages 7-15
amidst the wonders of God's creation, surrounded by care and joy.
Your child's forever memories are in the Dundas Valley!
For more information, including session times and registration forms,
please visit the camp webpage.
HALTON HILLS ANGLICAN CLUSTER MINISTRY INUIT OUTREACH PROJECT
is a cornerstone project of shared Mission & Ministry within the Cluster! This presentation
describes our Inuit Outreach project.
Getting the message out to care about and share with our Inuit neighbours.
The online Niagara Anglican ran our article in their summer newsletter (pg 9).
Thanks Niagara Anglican!
Volunteer by contacting Connie Karlsson firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (905)-877-2436.
Inuit Outreach Program - Christmas Giving 2013
Continuing our "Who is My Neighbour?" theme, the 2013 Christmas Giving Inuit Outreach Program is certainly reflecting
that! As well as Jesus' second greatest commandment, "To love our neighbours as ourselves"!
We still need your support! We are in desperate need of diapers, baby wipes, baby cleansing and care
products and CASH! It costs us money for gas and if we have money we can buy discounted diapers by the 1000's for
a very reasonable price!
December 11, at 7:00 PM volunteers from all three Cluster parishes and many from the greater community converged
on St John's Church, Stewarttown to join in our festive Inuit Outreach Christmas Packing "Party"! And what a party
it was bringing joy and inspiration to all of us while we sorted and boxed the many donations from all of you and
the community, we chatted and had refreshments along the way, getting to know each other was one of the benefits from
everyone coming together for a common goal but the over arching theme was, who are our Northern neighbours, the Inuit,
how can we build relationships with them and what is their greatest need?
We were also fortunate to have Daughny Langer, the catalyst for this mission,
join us for the evening. Daughny, fostering over 300 Inuit babies and children
over 30 years while living in Montreal, is now a resident of Acton (!).
Daughny, a "very hands-on" woman, "filtered" the many items donated, saying,
"Oh, this is just what the babies and children need," and pop it into one of the boxes.
Within an hour and a half every donated item had gone through our "filtering process",
was organized, boxed and labelled for each of the three Northern communities of
Inukjuak, Sanikiluaq and Tasiuaq.
Special mention goes to Laurie Mascarin who continues to make gorgeous, colourful quilts for some
very lucky Inuit babies. And, one of our new friends, Gerda Siemons, who tirelessly knits and sews
for the Inuit babies and children, generously donating THREE BAGS of also gorgeous and colourful
baby and children sweaters, hats, mitts, scarves, quilts and the most adorable socks I've ever seen
in my life!
We were blessed again this Christmas when early Thursday morning 1908 pounds (125 Boxes) were delivered to Air Inuit,
Montreal bound for our Northern Neighbours in Inukjuak, Sanikiluaq and Tasiuaq.
We partnered with Jack Frimeth, teacher and leader of the Aboriginal Youth Group
at Centre Wellington District High School (WDHS) in Fergus who delivered a U-Haul
loaned cube van filled with donations received from his local community, sorted and
boxed by his Aboriginal Youth Group!
God heard our prayers when we were presented with Mike Reinders, a local truck
driver for Sharp Transport, a citizen of Acton and a member of the Bethel Christian
Reformed Church there, who backed his rig into the little St. John's Anglican Church
Stewarttown parking lot early in the evening of Wednesday, December 18. Jack Frimeth
pulled in shortly after, alongside the transport truck and a human chain of volunteers
was created emptying St. John's Church basement and then the U-Haul. Within a few short
hours, the volunteers from our Halton Hills Anglican Cluster, churches in the community
and community members beyond, loaded the boxes and the truck was gone!
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,
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.
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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.
The Canadian government has announced a matching grant program for donations to relief work in the
response to the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines and other affected countries. Between November 9 and December 23, 2013,
all donations received for typhoon relief from Canadians by registered charities - including PWRDF - will be matched, dollar for dollar,
by the Canadian government:
Bishop Michael Bird's Charge to the Synod of Niagara on November 15,2013
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.
COMMUNITY UNITY - "Local Churches Together Making a Difference in Community"
Think about donating to one of the many food 're-distribution' programs in our area.
St. Alban's - Food For Life - email@example.com
"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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
"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).
Current Events (for further information, click on underlined headings)
Come study the Book of Matthew - Chapters 16-28!
Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30pm or 7:30 to 8:30pm - starts January 14 (through March 25) 2014. What is the cost of being a disciple? What are the rewards? Jesus does not promise an easy life;
but He does promise a rewarding life!
Feel free to join the group at any time. For Further Information, please contact Cathy @ 905-877-6264
or Jan @ 905-877-9172
"As we seek to build the world we want, let us intensify our efforts to achieve
a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable development path built on dialogue,
transparency and social justice."
- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
St. Paul's Vestry Meeting
Sunday, March 2, 2014 following morning worship service.
"The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually
on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful
demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the
Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts
to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination"
Mardi Gras themed Pancake Supper - St. John's
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm. We invite you to start the season of Lent by attending our annual Mardi Gras
themed Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday. Come get your fill of pancakes & sausages!
Adults- $6; Children (6-10 yrs) - $4; Preschoolers free.
Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Annual Irish Stew Dinner - St. John's
Monday, March 17, 2014. Come and bring a friend and let's celebrate the Irish!
Your choice of beef or lamb stew, 'green' desert & beverage.
Adults - $10, Children (6-10 yrs)- $5, Preschoolers free. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Entertainment by Bob Gracey.
Inuit Outreach Benefit Concert
Inuit Outreach Benefit Concert featuring Jennifer Noble. Local talent with an international quality.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 7PM. St. Paul's Anglican Church, 16 Adamson St., S. Norval.
Free will offering. No tickets required. Spread the word! Jennifer Noble - Songwriter - Lyricist - Singer
Our Pilgrimage to Easter ...
Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, March 5th - 7:00 pm at St. Paul's
Maudy Thursday - Thursday April 17th - 6:00 pm at St. John's. Songs, story and potlouck suppoer.
Good Friday - Friday, April 18th- 10:00 am at St. Stephen's
St. John's & St. Paul's at 9:30 am
St. Stephen's at 11:00 am
Cancer Assistance Services Halton Hills
The Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills are looking for volunteers for
the April Campaign. If you can help please call the CASHH Office at 905-702-8886 or
Sheryl Hayes ar 905-877-5974.