The Refugee Journeys of the Masri Family

In 2016, Basel, Sabah, Aboudy, and Amira Masri were warmly welcomed by St. Christopher’s Church, Burlington. Their multiyear odyssey started in Syria, through Turkey and

Fidget blanket ministry

Julie Parks shares two church homes — St. Luke’s Palermo Oakville, Ontario and First United Methodist Bonita Springs, Florida. While attending the latter, which she describes as

Embracing diversity – in Burlington

Three Anglican parishes —St. Elizabeth’s, St. Luke’s and St. Christopher’s — combined efforts and shared a booth during One Burlington, a festival celebrating faith and culture. Embracing diversity

My seasons as Editor

I LOVE being an Editor. It is fascinating to witness 26 letters and 10 numbers giving birth to innumerable words, sentences and paragraphs expressing happenings,

Summer releases pent-up creative energy

Summer provides us with unique opportunities and perspectives. It takes us away from the storms of winter and the uncertainties of spring, and casts us

Book completed – book launched

Amidst a healthy feast of soups, stews, breads, desserts and other delightful food, about 200 gathered at St. George’s St. Catharines to help the Reverend

YOU and Easter assurances

The blazing dawn sunlight shrouded your eyesight as you stepped inside the dark tomb. YOU are familiar with this tomb. Earlier, Joseph of Arimathea invited

Three hockey players … three life messages

Writers roam the corridors of life probing for stories to inform and inspire readers, viewers and listeners. Recently, hockey players caught my attention. Here, I

Stranded … an odyssey parable

Seven people stepped onto a boat for a scenic three-hour tour in the South Pacific. Disaster struck, they became shipwrecked on an unknown island. For

Camps booked up by February

A diamond where youth can meet God in a personal way, relate to others and create memories forever, is how Rosemary Anstey described Canterbury Hills

Balanced budget … almost

“Cast your bread upon the water, and it will come back buttered,” — with these words, a quote from her grandmother, Chair of the Budget Subcommittee

Postcards can spur action and show we care

For 60 years the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has been changing lives in communities around the world, diocesan representative Doris M’Timkulu informed

Parishes working together in new ministry

Three parishes are moving forward quickly and effectively with the Chinese Anglican Mission in the Oakville area, delegates at the fall Niagara synod were informed.

Foundation has gone far by going together

“Go fast, go alone; go far, go together.” The Executive Director of the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) quoted this African proverb to describe the

Synod News

Wrapped in the Eucharist The one-day synod was organized around the Holy Eucharist. The Bible readings, prayers, hymns, consecration prayer, distribution of communion and final

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