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Simple and not so simple

Simple and not so simple: might both be needed for our journey. Continue reading

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How can I help you?

Our role is varied. We do everything from the weekly bulletin and answering phone calls and e-mails, to lending an ear when it’s needed, reassuring a stressed out bride, and sometimes, comforting somebody when they have lost a loved one. It is our job to be able to anticipate the needs of others before they ask, or sometimes even before they are aware they need it! Continue reading

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Generosity 101

The vast majority of newcomers to our churches have never had any contact with us. The concept of Christian stewardship is entirely remote from their life experience. To help with the orientation, I’d like to reflect on perhaps the most frequent question I hear: “why should I give?” Continue reading

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Inviting Newcomers to Give

Newcomers seek meaningful worship, relevant preaching, engaging fellowship and answers to life’s important questions. When we respond to their longing for a deeper understanding of discipleship, let us not forget to invite them to support the very ministry that they seek to engage. Continue reading

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There are many bingo challenges that we participate in: books, cooking, crafts, event ice breakers. The gist is the same: try something new, try different ways of expression. Imagine if we were to try new things in out faith nurture the same way we’re willing to try new things in a bingo. Continue reading

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When God is up to Something New

I could spend a lot of time worrying about the changing demographics at the college and fretting about the low numbers showing up for prayer, but I might not notice when God shows up. Continue reading

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Parental Ponderings

Parenting can be many things: joyful, hope-filled, frustrating—or as one of our new bloggers describes it, overwhelming. Continue reading

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Is it time for a change?

I’ll be the first to admit that it isn’t always easy to make changes in the church. We Anglicans tend to hold onto our traditions tenaciously. It takes courage to step out and try something completely new. Still when we see that something isn’t working the way it once did, maybe we need to take a deep breath and consider changing. Perhaps it is time to ask some important questions Continue reading

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Welcome to The Community

If you’ve spent any length of time in the church, you’ve probably realized that what we do is unique… who better to talk to, then, about life in the Anglican Church of Canada than other Canadian Anglicans? Continue reading

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