December 2021 Issue

The Bishop’s Advent Message

Provincial Synod 2021 Calls Us to Love One Another

Convening virtually for the first time, the dioceses within the ecclesiastical province of Ontario joined together on October 13 and 14 to …

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Diocesan Synod 2021: Facing Forward: Called to Life, Compelled to Love

Bishop Susan Bell invited members of the 147th Synod of the Diocese of Niagara to “lean into God’s provision and …

Giving Thanks for Simpler Times

By the time you read this, the Christmas season and all it entails will be upon us. The stores will …

Niagara Invests in the Future with PWRDF’s World of Gifts

Whether planting seedlings in Uganda or breadfruit trees in Haiti, preparing gift bags for new babies in Lesotho or teaching …

Reflecting on Niagara-In-Action: What Does Social Advocacy Truly Mean?

On September 25, 2021, the Diocese held another successful session of Niagara-In-Action! An annual favourite, this year’s event showcased two …

Canadian Anglicans to Speak for Youth with Deeds, Not Words

It was, undoubtedly, the highlight of my year—the entry into this world of my first grandchild: Simone Adelaide Schwartz on …

Exploring Part of Our Heritage

Review: A Visual Tour of Christ’s Church Cathedral, Hamilton, Ontario by Alexander (Sandy) L. Darling One of the many drawbacks …

Holy Insignificant: A Theology for Ordinary Joes

I was walking along the east bank of the Tiber River toward the Ponte Cavour. In the early calm of …

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The first step to God is always a question. It is always a question that opens the door; one thinks …

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Who Will Protect Creation? Learning to Care about Sustainability

I have enjoyed working with Climate Justice Niagara during my placement with Deirdre Pike, Justice and Outreach Program Consultant with …

“He Came Down from Heaven”—Really?

I can’t remember who it was that said it, but it stuck with me: “What the church needs is not …

Ignite: Faith in the Future

Our forebearers offered so much to ensure that the light of faith shines throughout our diocese. Now that same opportunity …

Anti-Racism: Healing Through the Body

It has been a year since the Anti-Racism Working Group (ARWG) met for the first time in 2020. I have …

When Conservatisms Collide

While nobody ever thought they’d be a serious contender for government, the People’s Party of Canada made a definite impression …