December 2022

“Inspired and Inspiring”: 148th Synod of the Diocese of Niagara

Celebrating Citizenship at St. John’s Jordan

Four years ago, parishioners and friends of St. John’s Church, Jordan were thrilled to welcome the Syrian family they had …

In the Darkness… In the Womb of the Soul… Incarnation

This is how the incarnation begins. It has always been this way, and it will always be this way, in …

Order of Niagara Recipients “Are the Church” says Bishop Susan Bell: 48 lay people admitted into Order of Niagara during November

Each year the Order of Niagara recognizes the faithful dedication of lay people, honouring substantial contributions to ministry in their …

Eight Courses Announced for NSML Winter Term: Courses focused on climate change, the rural Church, business as mission

The Niagara School for Missional Leadership has announced new courses for the winter term starting in January, 2023. Courses are …

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And So it is Christ Mass

At the risk of sounding heretical—and I don’t mean to offend anyone—I ask what’s all the hubbub about Easter? As …

Cursillo’s Role in God’s Mission

Beginning in Spain in 1948, Cursillo has been successful throughout the world in enabling Christians to discern their vocation, become …

Remembering Christ’s Birth: He Came for the Poor and Suffering

Along with many of my fellow clergy, and members of our congregations, I work on the front lines of poverty, …

A Green Offering to God: How will your church reduce greenhouse gas emission?

During Synod 2021, 98 per cent of participants voted in favour of a motion to reduce parish greenhouse gas emissions …

A Missional Initiative at St. James, Dundas

Following up on the excellent article by Emily Hill in the November edition of the Niagara Anglican, this contribution summarizes …

Will They Come Back Next Week? The Challenges of Preaching at Christmas

We’ve seen them. We know them. We’ve shaken our heads over them, worried about them, prayed for them. Who are …

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