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  ANiC events 2011

November 13 – International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church ...
On November 13, please join churches around the world in marking the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Check the website for free resources that you can use in your church.

Liturgy and the Arts conference planned for November in North Carolina ...
A Liturgy and Arts conference is planned for November 10-11, 2011 in Durham, NC for church planters, pastors, associate pastors, worship pastors, artists, liturgists and those interested in the beauty and power of Anglican liturgy. Featured speakers include Mark Galli, David Taylor, and more. More details and registration information will be announced soon.

Vancouver concert, November 6 ...
Two Vancouver-area ANiC parishioners are collaborating with the Vancamerata Chamber Ensemble to present Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi – which is billed as “a beautiful baroque opera about the love of Mary the mother of Christ watching Christ die on the cross”. The opera features baroque soloists Pauline Hale, of St John’s Vancouver and Angela Witzke-Larson of St John’s Richmond. It will be performed on November 6 at 3pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 320 E 15th Avenue, Vancouver – which is also the new home of ANiC’s St Matthias and St Luke’s. Please come and bring your pre-Christian friends to enjoy good music which could lead to a stimulating chat about spiritual matters. For more information see

Synod 2011 will be November 2-4 in Victoria, BC ...
Clergy Day will be on November 2, followed by synod on November 3-4.
The synod hotel is the Marriott in downtown Victoria (
Some of the meetings will be held in the nearby facilities of the Church of Our Lord Reformed Episcopal Church – also an ACNA parish. > More details

Three Bible-in-a-Day seminars to be held in BC ...
The Bible-in-a-Day seminar gives a coherent overview of the Bible in one short day and helps attendees grasp the “big picture” of Scripture – the breadth and depth and unifying story of the 66 books of the Bible. The seminar will help you get more out of sermons and Bible study and equip you to better explain the story of the Bible to others.

This fall, the Bible-in-a-Day seminar will be held at:
St John's Vancouver, September 17 – presented by the Rev Sean Love and the Rev David McElrea. (See the brochure on the St John’s Richmond website.)
Christ's Church Oceanside (near Parksville), October 8 – presented by the Rev Sean Love and Jeremy Graham (Regent M Div student and second-year Artizo intern.
St John's Richmond, October 29 – presented by the Rev Sean Love and Jeremy Graham.

If you can attend, DO!

Conference addresses pastoral care of women ...
St George’s (Burlington, ON) is holding its annual conference day Saturday, Oct 29, 9am - 4:30 pm, at Crieff Hills. The speaker, Donna Lee Sisson, a teacher at Women’s Ministries Institute will address Pastoral Care of Women. Cost is $40 which includes lunch. Please email your attendance to Cheques should be made out to St George's (ANiC) noting Women's Conference in the memo line. Send cheques to St George’s, 1295 North Service Rd, Burlington, ON L7R 4M2. For more information, email or call Donna Rigo 905-335-6222.

Good Shepherd Vancouver embarks upon an ambitious fall program ...
All are invited to the special events at Good Shepherd Vancouver, 189 W 11th Avenue, Vancouver.

September 23-25 Cantonese Revival Conference with Dr Stephen Lee, on the topic of “I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church: Church Doctrine of the Gospel”. Services are from 8-9:30pm on both Friday and Saturday and from 11am -12:30pm on Sunday.

October 1, 7:30pm – Short-term mission trip reports. Both the Thailand and China teams will report on their missions this past summer. Pot-luck at 6pm, team reports at 7:30pm.

October 22, 7:30pm – From Thy Bounty fundraising concert. The musical program will include instrumental, voice and choral music. As well, there will be presentations by members of two short-term mission teams which visited the projects for which money is being raised. Good Shepherd hopes to raise $20,000 for:
A project to help the Karen refugees in the Thai border area, working in partnership with the Anglican Church in Thailand.
Care for disabled orphans in Changsha, China, working with the International China Concern Community Outreach Project.

Healing prayer conference ...
Celebration Church (Barrie, ON) is holding a one-day Healing Prayer Conference on Sunday, October 16 with the Rev Dr Mark Pearson, author of Christian Healing: A Practical & Comprehensive Guide. Canon Mark Pearson is above all a man of God, who has intently studied what God says and does in the field of healing. For over thirty years he has prayed with people and taught people how to pray for healing, and has witnessed many miracles of healing accomplished by God. If you need healing or wish to learn about ministering to others, plan to attend. Full details and registration information is online. You can also email Celebration Church if you have questions.

Anglican 4th Day Ultreya in Hamilton ...
An Anglican 4th Day (ACNA’s version of Cursillo) Ultreya is planned for St Peter’s by the Park, Hamilton on Friday, September 23 at 7pm. This regional gathering, under the leadership of the Rev St Clair Cleveland, is open to all Christians. For more information, call Marg Gordon at 905 545-8681 or email Zandra Pennylegion. Ultreya is a term used in the Cursillo movement for Christian gatherings for inspiration, fellowship and mutual encouragement in your walk with God.

Maine, New England, September 22-25, ANiC traditional silent clergy retreat ...
Bishop Don will lead a three-day retreat for clergy serving ANiC in New England. There are four spots open to any ANiC other clergy who would like to attend. The retreat runs from Thursday afternoon, Sept 22 through Sunday morning, Sept 25 and will be held at a beautiful Franciscan guest house & monastery, 26 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine. There are sandy beaches (only a .5 mile walk away), walking trails along the river’s edge, and 60+ acres of land to explore. The Daily Office and the Holy Eucharist will be offered each day. Cost is still to be determined (approx. $300). For more information or to sign up, please email Archdeacon Michael McKinnon or call 508-330-2179.

ACNA’s Simeon Fellowship annual gathering, September 12-14 in Dallas ...
The Simeon Fellowship is billed as “a peer to peer fellowship of rectors to facilitate and encourage Gospel-centered Anglican church planting throughout North America by emulating the life and ministry of Charles Simeon. It is a brotherhood comprised of men who are at the forefront of raising up new leaders and catalyzing new works in their own context.” ANiC clergy are encouraged to investigate this fellowship to see if it might be an encouragement to them. A gathering for Simeon Fellows is planned for September 12-14 in Dallas. Hugh Halter is the featured speaker.

Vancouver Youth Leadership Conference, Aug 30 - Sept 1 ...
The annual Vancouver Youth Leadership Conference is planned for August 30
– September 1. Information and registration is available on the St John’s
Vancouver website

Memorial services for the Rev John Stott, 1921-2011 ...
Several ANiC churches will host memorial services for the Rev John Stott who died July 27 in England at the age of 90.
VancouverAnglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd, 5 August 2011
TorontoChrist The King Anglican Church, 7 August 2011
OttawaSt Peter & St Paul’s Anglican Church, 3 August 2011

Please click here for more information.

New England youth conference ...
St Michael's Youth Conference, a 52-year institution in New England offers a fun-filled, life changing, faith-building week for young adults 14-21 years. The Ven Michael McKinnon, who is on the faculty of this conference, which is steeped in the Catholic tradition, highly recommends this as an investment in your child’s soul.
Date – July 31 – August 6
Place – West Hartford, Connecticut ANiC archdeacon for New England
For more information contact Archdeacon Michael at (508)481-8493 or email John3v17 (at)

Anglican Fourth Day Provincial Grand Ultreya, August 5-6 ...
St Stephens' Church in Sewickley, PA will host the 2011 Provincial Grand Ultreya, August 5 - 6, 2011.You can join others from around the USA and Canadaas Provincial A4Der's come together to learn, fellowship, and break bread together at the Lord's Table. The Anglican 4th Day (A4D) movement is an initiative of the Anglican Church in North America and is dedicated to bring people to Christ, encourage Christian fellowship, and nurture godly leaders. It is modeled on the well-known Cursillo movement.

New ANiC clergy ordained ...
July 23 at 7pm, Vancouver, BC – Bishop Stephen Leung will ordain the Rev Paul Seung-Choi Leung to the priesthood and Mr Anson Ann to the (transitional) diaconate at the Anglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd. Both Paul and Anson will be placed in curacy at Good Shepherd.
June 24, Richmond, BC – The Rev Dr Michael Dobson and the Rev Ben Roberts were both ordained by Bishop Trevor Walters to the diaconate. The Rev Dobson now serves St Andrew’s (Delta, BC) as part-time minister, effective July 1.

Church planting conferences and seminars

Short-term mission trips to China and Thailand ...
ANiC parishioners from across Canada are welcome to consider joining the two Asian Mission short-term mission trips to China and Thailand – or participating through prayer and/or financial support. The two missions are:
A mission to support the work of the Anglican Church in Thailand, with a focus on ministry to Karen refugees on the Thai-Myanmar border, is tentatively set for June 6-20.
A mission to work with disabled children and encourage their families in Changsha, China is tentatively set for June 30-July 14.

The application deadline is February 26. More details are available on the Asian Mission website. Approximate participant cost for each trip is expected to be around $3000. (Asian Mission is a ministry of ANiC under the episcopal leadership of Bishop Stephen Leung.)

Bible in a Day workshops offered in BC ...
The Bible in a Day workshop is coming to Christ the King (Victoria, BC) on May 28, and to Saint Matthew’s (Abbotsford) on June 11. This course provides an excellent overview of the Bible allowing participants to better grasp God’s “big picture”. For information and to register, see the Christ the King website or call Saint Matthew’s at 604 853-2416.

Ontario youth retreat, June 10-11 ...
St George’s, Burlington is holding another weekend youth retreat on June 10-11 at Faith Mission. It is open to youth from any church, 12-18 years old. The weekend will consist of great worship, relevant sharing, fun outdoor activities, hangin’ out with old and new friends, and excellent food! Our retreat theme is “No Turning Back”, and our youth will be encouraged to deepen their commitment to following Jesus without being compromised by our increasingly secular culture. Some of our St George’s youth will be confirmed, Sunday June 12, so this will be a great extra preparation time for them. For information and to register (required) see the church website where there is also a poster for download.

Clergy retreat in Vancouver, BC ...
Fourteen BC clergy met for a retreat June 13-14 in Vancouver withAustralian Bible teacher Bishop Paul Barnett. See the photo on the ANiC website.

April 17, Hamilton Palm Sunday “fun, food and fellowship” event planned ...
Church of the Epiphany & St Peter by the Park (Hamilton, ON) are co-hosting a Palm Sunday parish family event, billing as a “time of fun, food and fellowship”. The event will allow members of ACNA area churches to get acquainted with each other and Bishop Don Harvey – as well as prepare for Holy Week. ANiC and ACNA parishioners are invited. See the poster for more details.

Date: (April 17, 3pm)

Location: St John United Church, 195 E 38 St, Hamilton
(where Church of the Epiphany meets)

Clergy and spouse event in Ontario ...
On the morning of April 9, 10am to noon, there will be a “Quiet Morning” with Bishop Don Harvey for ANiC clergy and spouses. This will take place at Inniswood Church, 460 Yonge Street, Barrie. (Easy access from Hwy 400.) A special service marking the launch of Celebration Church will follow that afternoon. Please confirm attendance by email to the Rev Brian McVitty at

April 7, Calgary conference: “Transformational discipleship in the 21st century” ...
The Anglican Communion Alliance and Anglican Essentials Calgary are sponsoring a one-day conference with Canon George Kovoor on April 7 entitled “Transformational discipleship in the 21st century”. The conference will be held at Entheos Retreat and Conference Centre (242032 Range Road, RR 40, Calgary, Alberta. See poster for registration information.

ANiC 6th annual clergy retreat ...
ANiC’s 2011 annual clergy retreat will take place in March. All clergy are warmly invited.
Dates: March 29-31, 2011
Place: Cedar Springs Retreat Center (near Vancouver)
These retreats are a wonderful time of physical and spiritual refreshment as well as mutual encouragement. Clergy are encouraged to attend and parishes are encouraged to help them! See more information. See tentative agenda. See speaker’s biography.

March 21-22 Conference: Challenges and Christian ministry in a permissive age ...
The inaugural conference for ANiC’s Asian Mission in Canada is March 21-22 in Vancouver. For more information and to register see the Asian Mission website.
Theme: Discerning contemporary culture: Challenges and Christian ministry in a permissive age

Date: March 21-22, 2011
Location: Regent College for day-time sessions
Church of the Good Shepherd (Vancouver) for public evening sessions
Speakers: Dr Brian Stiller, the Rev Warren Lai, the Rev Ken Shigematsu, the Most Rev Dr John Chew (to be confirmed), the Rev Dr David Pao, Dr Toni Dolfo-Smith, Mr Daniel Komori and Dr James Houston – and many more

Healing seminar planned for Ottawa area, March 3-5 ...
Vina Sweetman and the Isaiah 40 Foundation team will hold a Healing of the Whole Person seminar March 3-5 – Thursday and Friday evenings, and all day Saturday. The seminar will explore our relationship to God, our understanding of ourselves, and how we relate to others. There will be worship, teaching and opportunities to receive prayer for healing. This will be held at Blackburn Hamlet Community Church, 2598 Innes Road, Blackburn Hamlet. Pre-registration is required. For information on costs see the Blackburn Hamlet Community Church website. To register call 613-837-2422 or email February 24th is the early-bird registration deadline.

Vancouver revival conference, Feb 25-27 ...
The ANIC Church of the Good Shepherd (Vancouver) will hold a revival conference, Feb 25 – 27, which will be conducted in English.  A children’s program will be offered as well. See poster and flyer.

Theme: A Closer Walk With Thee
Speaker: Dr Dennis Ngien (Professor of Systematic Theology at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, author and international speaker)
Date: February 25 - 27, 2011
Time: Friday and Saturday night, 7.30 - 9.30pm; Sunday, 11am - 1pm
Location: Good Shepherd, 189 West 11th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Short-term mission trip meeting, January 30 ...
If you are interested in being involved in an Asian Mission in Canada mission trips to the Far East, there is an “initial interest” meeting on January 30 at Church of the Good Shepherd (Vancouver, BC) at 2pm. ANiC members from across Canada are welcome to get involved – by going, praying for and supporting the endeavor. There are two missions: one to assist disabled orphans in China, and the second to a Karen refugee camp in Thailand. Application deadline is March 1st, 2011. See the AMiC website for more information.

Anglican information night in Winnipeg, January 21...
Manitoban’s in the Winnipeg area are invited to an Information evening sponsored by St David’s the Faithful (an ANiC community) where questions will be addressed about the Anglican Communion, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Anglican Network in Canada.  For more information see flyer.

Speakers: Bishop Dr Trevor Walters and the Rev Canon Dr Brett Cane
Date: January 21, 2011
Time: 6:30pm (coffee served at 6pm)
Location: Christian Media Centre (Trinity Television), 1111 Chevrier Blvd (west off Pembina Hwy), Winnipeg, Manitoba

Bible memory workshop, January 8, Moncton ...
Bishop Charlie Masters is leading “Hiding the Bible in your heart”, a workshop designed to improve your memory and your walk with God. See brochure. Download poster.

Date: January 8, 2010, 10am – 2:30pm
Location: Moncton Wesleyan Church, 945 St George Blvd, Moncton, NB
Cost: $14 for Navigator’s Topical Memory System kits. Workshop and lunch free.
Register before January 4 by calling 506 962-6882 or emailing

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