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
	

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

HALTON HILLS ANGLICAN CLUSTER MINISTRY INUIT OUTREACH

Inuit Outreach
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 conniejkarlsson@gmail.com or at (905)-877-2436.

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, 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 FacebookFollow us 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.

DONATE to PWRDF

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

Bishop Michael Bird's Charge to the Synod of Niagara on November 15,2013



Click here to read the Bishop's Charge to Synod (PDF).

Links2Care

"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.

COMMUNITY UNITY - "Local Churches Together Making a Difference in Community"

Community Unity Item Exchange Community Unity on Facebook Now on Facebook! Come visit the Furniture Exchange - you can see pictures of available and distributed items.
			
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES! Are you looking for opportunities to actively demonstrate the love of Jesus in our community? Click here to see various ways to serve!

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)

Compassion & Care, An Educational Event

Reverend Sue Nicolls has organized "Compassion & Care, An Educational Event" for new and experienced volunteers, on October 18th from 9:00 - 3:30 pm. The focus is on bereavement and palliative care, and is held at St. St Christopher's Anglican Church, Burlington. The fee is $100.00 per parish. If a number of people per parish are interested, the cost would be divided between them.

St. Stephen's Annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale

Saturday, October 11, 2014

St. Stephen's Pasta Dinner and Dessert Auction

Saturday October 25, 2014 - Doors are open at 5:30 pm. Cost $15.00

Community Unity - Fall Clean-up

Assisting families in need, due to age, health or circumstance, with their fall yard clean-up.
- Saturday November 8th, 2014 - 8:30am to noon.
- Meet at the Christian Reformed Church, 11611 Trafalgar Rd. at 8:30am for assignment

Bazaar Season is Fast Approaching

St. Stephen's, Hornby - Saturday, November 1, 2014
St. John's, Stewarttown - Saturday, November 8, 2014 (11 am - 1L30 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.

Weekly Bible Study

Starting September 16, 2014 - 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 "Prayers of the Old Testament". Fee for study book - $10.
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