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About Catherine_Bryant

I am the parish administrator at St. John’s York Mills in Toronto. SJYM has been my home parish since I moved to Toronto in my teens. I even met my husband in the drama program! After many years managing marketing and communications in a variety of non-profit organizations, I’m enjoying the many differences and similarities of this new challenge.

Back to Church Sunday

Back to Church Sunday (B2CS) is the largest local-church invitational initiative in the world. It is based on the simplest and shortest step in evangelism: inviting a friend to our church. Sounds simple enough but this is a world-wide event so there are some expectations that we’re not inviting people to our usual Sunday service; we’re inviting them to An Event. Continue reading

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Work and Worship

Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8)
It can be hard to work and worship at the same place – the lines between staff member or volunteer and church community membership are easily blurred. In this post I talk about how I’ve tried to balance the two and ask what do you do to balance work and worship? Continue reading

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The Gift of Administration

Though it may not be listed in Paul’s letter, administration – the ability to manage the temporal affairs of the church enabling the clergy to meet its spiritual needs – is a gift! Just ask those who have had to manage parish or outreach ministries without the benefit of an administrative assistant. Continue reading

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