May 2021 Issue

Family Lenten Activities: Pretzels!

Discipleship and Mission: How do They Relate?

Just the other day, I was challenged about the idea of “mission” and being “missional.” My friend said, “You can’t …

Bishop Susan Bell was one of several social auditors from a variety of backgrounds, from faith community leaders and academics to Chamber of Commerce staff and not-for-profit leaders.”

Bishop Advocates for Social Assistance Increase

In a recent letter to local Members of Provincial Parliament, Bishop Susan Bell urged legislators from all political parties to …

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Steve Paikin Joins the Bishop for Online Conversation

Bishop Susan Bell is delighted to announce that Steve Paikin will be her featured guest for a special online event …

Pilot Courses Tested Ahead of Fall Launch

Months before the pandemic disrupted many the patterns and practices of ministry and accelerated the shift to the digital realm, …

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Abiding with Jesus

When I was a small boy, I spent a great deal of time with my grandpa. He was nothing special …

The Person is the Mission: How the Church Missions, Matters

On a Sunday afternoon in mid-May, 1976, my relationship with the Church was sealed: prophet, priest, and king. They’re called …

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Wade in the Water

This is the second Instalment of a special series “God said he was going to trouble the water.” I did …

Ignite: Faith in the Future

This is the evocative and hope-filled name of a refreshed stewardship initiative within our diocese to support the many ministries …

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The Process of Becoming a Deacon

For some time now, readers of this paper have seen a column called “The Deacons Bench.” Through this space, deacons …

Not Your Great Grandmother’s Alpha

  Now I’m sure all of you are wondering what I am going to say about Alpha in this article. …

Technology Grants Equip Parishes for Contemporary Ministry

Over the last year, by necessity, the COVID-19 global pandemic has shifted a great deal of everyday ministry into the …

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The Blessings of Hospitality

Of the many changes in our lives during this pandemic, one that we will no longer take for granted is …

Ending a Plastic Pandemic Starts in Your Parish

As we begin to see flickers of light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, our society is still very …

Evolving Faith: Cultivating Hope in the Wilderness

The Bishop has announced that Sarah Bessey will be the featured speaker for this year’s clergy and licensed lay workers …

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Dream, Children, Angel, Cross (In honour of Pentecost)

The church hall was filled with children — running, skipping, letting loose – how easily children get back up on their feet! …