September 2021 Issue

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Training Leaders for God’s Mission

Niagara’s host team for the conference: Deacon Jean Ruttan-Yates, Chaplain Tom Vaughan, Deacon Rod McDowell, and Deacon Sheila Plant.

A Virtual Disturbance – Canadian Deacons Gather

The deacons of the Anglican Church of Canada have been in the habit of gathering every three years to worship, share, and …

Bishop Condemns Hamilton Hate Attack

In July, Bishop Susan Bell expressed shock and deep disappointment at the news that Hamilton Police were investigating a hate crime, …

In-Person Worship Services Resume Across Diocese

On Sunday, July 25, parishes in Niagara began a cautious re-opening of church buildings for in-person public worship services, with all parishes expected to re-open no later …

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New University Chaplain Appointed for Brock

“We have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will …

Reflecting on Sacred Circle

The tenth gathering of Sacred Circle, the national decision-making body for Indigenous Anglicans in Canada, happened over three days from July …

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Faith, part 1: Why I am not “a person of faith”

I do not consider myself “a person of faith.” There, I said it. Are you shocked? Yes, I attend my parish church regularly. I …

Writing to Learn, Writing to Pray

As a child in school, I became a proficient reader—a skill I credit with much of my success in life. I …

Masks Make Almost $5000 for St. Matthew’s House

What happens when 1. You’ve got lots of time on your hands, 2. piles of sewing fabric are waiting for a project …

No Shipping, No Shopping

The world paid a great deal of attention to a gigantic container ship that somehow swiveled in the middle of the Suez …

You’ll Never Walk Alone

When you walk through a storm,  Hold your head up high and don’t be afraid of the dark.  At the …

Celebrating Black History

Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy …

Baptising God

Humans are curious creatures. And by ‘curious’ I mean odd. Endowed with remarkable powers of observation and rational power, humans …

Kitchen Bees Mark Delivery of 8000th Meal

Since starting the program back in April 2020, the Kitchen Bees have made over 8000 meals and worked with 75 …

The Church – Called to be a Living Wage Employer

By   How much does it cost to participate fully in community life? That question is at the heart of determining a living …

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Empathy: The Great Virtue

In recent months, churches in Canada have been attacked, some of them destroyed. Most have been Roman Catholic, but some …

Our House Is on Fire

This September we celebrate the fifth Season of Creation, a five-week segment of the church year when we focus on our …

Church of the Ever Greater God: Life Beyond the Pandemic?

I was sitting on the patio of Conversations Café in downtown Beamsville, on a bright, cloudless morning, with a steaming …