- A SEASON OF CREATION: Can we agree that Creation has a voice? Can we agree that there is something in Creation from which we can learn? How might we tap into that wisdom? Where can we go to help us centre our thoughts and reflections about nature?
Social & Ecological Justice Huron resources available on their ministry page, including SERMON SUGGESTIONS (Sunday, September 4 through Sunday, October 2).
- Education for Ministry. Open House: Wednesday, September 7. 2022 at 7:00 pm. By Zoom
Have you been reading about Education for Ministry over the past number of months in the Huron Church News and wondering whether it is something you would like to explore further?
Are you interested in joining with others as they study the Bible, exploring the contexts out of which each of the books was written? Would you like to, with others, learn about how the Church has evolved over the centuries , and how the Gospel speaks to our current age? We will be hosting an Open Houses on Wednesday, September 7 at 7pm by Zoom.
If you, or anyone you know, would like to attend, please be in touch with Libi Clifford, the Diocese of Huron EfM Coordinator or Val Kenyon at email@example.com A link will be sent to you.
- DOORS OPEN PRESENTS: DESIGNING THE FOREST CITY. September 17 & 18. Free event in-person.
For two days museums, heritage sites, and business open their doors to you!
ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL: Guided tours will be offered throughout the day that highlight the history of this cathedral and guide you through its unique architectural design, rich heritage and proud military connection. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the rare stained-glass windows, the St. Aidan’s chapel embroideries, listen to and learn about the pipe organ, and more! Children are invited to participate in “Godly Play.”
Saturday Sep. 17: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday Sep. 18: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- ANGLICAN FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER HURON: FALL GATHERING 2022 (ONLINE)
LET US WALK IN JOY AND WONDER. Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9:30am to 12:30pm
When we consider how we will lead our children to faith, we are often surprised to find them leading us! Join the Rev’d Gerry Adam for a time of storytelling, reflection and prayer as we explore the formation of our youngest disciples.
To register please contact the Rev'd Kim Myer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling/texting 519-980-4545.
- NEW FAITH FORMATION GROUP
Are you a lay person or cleric who has a relationship with a religious order (e.g. a monastery, convent, religious order, religious society for clergy, etc.)? Or do you have an unofficial yet deep interest in the Christian monastic tradition? If so, please fill in the online form HERE (or call 226-600-9096, or email email@example.com) to express your interest to Matthew Kieswetter, who will be facilitating this group as part of an initiative by the diocesan Catechumenal Ministry office. We will meet periodically over Zoom and potentially in-person to share, learn, and support one another as we seek to grow in this particular tradition and charism.
- DEACON’S PROJECT 2022. Will you help us “Love our Students” in the Diocese of Huron who are in need?
More information and payment instructions check HERE
- Deanery Hymn Sing – One hour of old favourites and new compositions.
Sunday October 16 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 9 Douro St, (corner of Waterloo) Stratford
Sunday October 23 at 3 p.m. Parish of the Holy Spirit, 21 Jarvis St N, Seaforth.
Planning committee, Ray Ford and Barbara Collier, St. Paul’s Stratford and the Rev. Tim Elliott.
Musician: Marsha Goold, St. Paul’s Stratford.
Come and join your voices sing your familiar hymns and explore new compositions. Time permitting, we’ll sing your favourite hymns.
All welcome. Free will offering. Refreshments afterwards guidelines permitting.
Ray Ford is a hymn composer and chorister. Barbara Collier is a voice teacher. The Rev. Tim Elliott is a retired priest and musician
New hymn compositions welcome for consideration:
- Niagara Huron Anglican Cursillo Weekend Nov. 11-13, 2022, at Five Oaks Retreat Centre, Paris, Ontario. We are now accepting applications for this 3-day co-ed faith-formation weekend. Applicants are encouraged to be sponsored by Cursillistas (those who previously attended a Weekend) as well as have the support of the rector of your church.
Cursillo is a lay movement supported by the diocesan bishops and is a short course in Christian living and leadership.
Our deadline is Oct. 24th due to our commitment with Five Oaks. Additional information may be found at our website: www.niagaracursillo.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Essex Deanery - Lay Leadership course:
Nov 19 - Biblical Studies: Who wrote the Bible?
(On zoom until further notice.) For more information and to register, please contact Rev'd Elise Chambers email@example.com
- Upcoming LTh Courses at Huron:
“Write to the Churches”: Christian Apocalyptic Literature. With Dr. Justin Comber
Tuesdays from 7-9pm (CT), starting September 13, hosted via Zoom
See POSTER for more details
The Book of Common Prayer: A Legacy of Canadian Worship, Theology and History. With Dr. Gordon Maitland
Thursdays from 7-9 pm (CT), starting September 22, hosted via Zoom
See POSTER for more details
Words of Faith: Scriptural Concepts in the Old and New Testaments. With Dr. Paul Shore
Thursdays from 7-9 pm (CT), starting November 10, hosted via Zoom
See POSTER for more details
Cost to register for each course: $325 for full credit, $150 to audit.
To register contact Dr. Grayhame Bowcott at Grayhame.firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-438-7224 ext. 832
- Fall courses and events through the Renison Institute of Ministry
Christian Friendship: Theology & Practice
Spirituality of Music
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 9, 2022. COURSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF Monday, September 19, 2022
To register CLICK HERE
Introducing Sing a New Creation (Workshop, register by Friday, September 30)
Advent with Blessed Mary (Retreat, register by Friday, November 18)
- HURON AT WESTERN: CERTIFICATE IN SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP, Wednesdays 8-10 pm, starting October 5 (hosted on Zoom)
Certificate in Spiritual Leadership is being offered by Huron University, Licentiate program. This program is for active lay leaders who want more confidence as spiritual leaders. It involves 3, 6-week units focused on prayer, scripture and vocation. Indigenous spiritual wisdom and a field placement practicum are offered along with the foundational Revive program. For more information https://huronatwestern.ca/.../theology/life-long-learning/ or contact Dr. Grayhame Bowcott at email@example.com.
SEE THE POSTER
- St. James’ Anglican Church Ingersoll is holding a Yard Sale “Rain or Shine” on Saturday September 3 from 8am to 2pm.
Location of the yard sale is at our church office parking lot at 231 Thames St. S Ingersoll (beside First Baptist Church). We have some great articles for sale - good quality donations from our parish members and friends at very reasonable prices. Everything will be priced to sell.Treats, beverages and hot dogs are available to purchase as well! Money raised will support St. James’ Church and its local outreach projects. Call 519-485-0385 if you need any additional information.
- St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Leamington: Chicken and Rib Dinner. Leamington Marina Pavilion, Leamington, Friday, September 2, 5-8 pm.
Cash Bar, Take out available. Tickets $25 for adults, $8 kids (6-12) and under 6 Free
- Holy Trinity St. Stephen's Memorial (727 Southdale Rd. London) - BOOK NOOK CHANGE OF HOURS: Starting in August, we will be making a slight change in the opening hours of the Book Nook. We will no longer be open on Tuesdays.
Our new hours will be:
- EVENTS AT ST. GEORGE'S, LONDON
Tea-ology will resume at St. George's London in September for five weeks beginning on Wednesday, September 14 at 1:30pm in the Upper Parish Hall.
Each week we will reflect on what is important to us in our faith using classics in Christian theology as our guide - fortified by hot tea and delicious dessert. People can contribute as much or as little to the discussion as they wish, or just sit back and listen. The conversations are gently reflective and above all a chance for us to talk about and share our faith together.
Our books for the fall are as follows: Knowing God by the eminent Canadian evangelical theologian James Packer, and an excerpt from Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov called "The Grand Inquisitor" - one of the great classics in Christian fiction. All are welcome!
Word Salad? A Conversation about Key Christian Words
Christian faith, like any religion, has its own language. It deploys a set of terms drawn from the Biblical revelation around which its worship, devotion, and theological reflection are organized. As ordinary believers, we learn ‘to speak Christian’—and so to act and think Christianly—primarily through engagement with the Scriptures, prayers, and hymns of the Church. But these terms apart from theological reflection can sometimes degenerate into a kind of ‘word salad’; words we use without any clear sense of their meaning. This fall we will have an opportunity to reflect together on four primary terms of the Christian vocabulary on four successive Wednesday evenings:
God – October 26
Jesus Christ – November 2
Holy Spirit – November 9
The Human Being – November 16
Each session will begin at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion. The sessions will be facilitated by the Rev'd Canon Dr. Tim Connor. All are welcome!
- THE FIRST SUPPER. Join us for an Indian Dinner Experience presented by the London Area Anglican Churches in Support of Outreach Ministries. October 14, Sanctuary of St. Aidan's Church.
Cocktails at 5:30pm
Dinner at 6:30pm
Experience an evening of FINE FOOD, Music, Friendship, and fellowship all in support of outreach work in the City of London.
There will be a cash bar, an auction, Indian Drumming and Soulful Songs performed by Stephen Holowitz. Tickets are $50
For more info see the poster.
To reserve your tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-471-1430
- The Anglican Church of Canada: A JOURNEY OF PILGRIMAGE AND DISCOVERY FOR YOUNG ADULTS. MAY 1-12, 2023.
Young adults (ages 20-26) from across the Anglican Church of Canada are invited to apply to participate in a 10-day multi-narrative pilgrimage to the land of our sacred history.
Applicants need to be 20-26 years old and will require a letter of endorsement from their bishop (to be uploaded with their application). 15-20 applicants will be selected for the pilgrimage. While the cost of the trip will be $5,095, much of that cost will be subsidized by donations and by General Synod, with a minimum of $1,500 as the financial commitment required of each participant, plus travel and medical insurance. Support with fundraising will also be made available through General Synod.
FOR MORE DETAILS GO HERE
- St. James', Cambridge is looking for a Music Director/Organist (permanent part-time).
St. James’ Anglican Church in Cambridge, Ontario, has a rich history of meaningful music and seeks a permanent part-time music director/organist. Responsibilities include playing the Digital Organ, directing the choir (Weekly practices and Sunday services), and meeting regularly with the Minister and monthly with the Worship Committee to plan the service music and anthems. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience, education, and credentials, consistent with St. James’ ability to pay. Two weeks paid vacation by arrangement with the Rector (with an additional week after first full year).
For a complete job description, please go to our website at www.stjamesang.ca or contact our Church Office at email@example.com or via phone at 519-658-4547
- Trinity, Sarnia is looking for a Young Families Minister. This is a newly created full-time, in-person, salaried position with the following focus: Build, lead and support a young families ministry team to reach, teach, and mobilize young families in our church and community.
For the full job description, please click here!
- Office Administrator needed for two Anglican churches: The Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo and Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener.
We are two dynamic Anglican churches seeking a Parish Administrator, either separately or together. The Church of the Holy Saviour is a parish in Uptown Waterloo and Church of St. John the Evangelist is in downtown Kitchener. We are looking for a self-motivated person with good relational and communication skills to perform administrative and receptionist duties on a part-time basis at each church with time totalling 27 hours between the two churches. A familiarity with Anglican church practices would be helpful.
The person we are looking for will be well-organized, attentive to detail and able to work independently. The successful candidate will be sensitive to all who enter the parish offices or seek ministry over the phone. Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential. Experience with Microsoft applications, Church Windows, Tithely or a comparable system, website, social media management, and editing is required.
The preferred start date is late August, 2022.
For a complete job description or for more information on either or both of these positions please contrac Tricia Siemens, firstname.lastname@example.org (The Church of the Holy Saviour) or email@example.com (The Church of St John the Evangelist).
- St. John the Evangelist Church in Leamington is seeking an Organist/Musical Director
Sunday Services Chorale Eucharist at 10:30 am with extra services at Easter and Christmas. Weddings and Funerals happen occasionally. Remuneration to be discussed.
Approx. 10 voice choir. Church has a 12 Stop Casavant Pipe Organ.
Send resume to St Johns the Evangelist
60 Erie St N
Leamington, ON N8H 2Z5
c/o David Seaton
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- St. John’s, Port Rowan is looking for an Organist (Part Time Employment Opportunity). Organist for Local Anglican Services - Our group enjoys singing a variety of styles of music. Organ is manual digital with full pedal. Send resume to email@example.com
Any questions: 519-586-3401