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  ANiC events 2013

November 9 & 23 – Bible-in-a-Day seminars in Vancouver and Burlington ...
On November 23 St George’s (Burlington, ON) will host a Bible-in-a-Day seminar, led by the Rev Sean Love (St John’s Richmond, BC). The day runs from 9:30am to 3:30pm and includes lunch and snacks. Cost is only $30. If you are in the area, do attend and bring your friends. Also, the seminar will be offered again in Vancouver, this time at the University of British Columbia on November 9. More information is on the Bible-in-a-Day website. You can register for either seminar here.

16 November 2013 at 1pm eastern time – Synod 2013 (electronic) ...
This electronic Synod will take place via "Go To Webinar". Instructions on how to register will be provided to official delegates at a later date. Eligible ANiC clergy and elected lay delegates are able to participate and vote. See more information here.

November 5-17 – Ministering in Pakistan ...
Bishop Stephen Leung was to have ministered at a diocesan conference in Lahore, Pakistan this past week. However, he and his wife Nona, as well as Dean Archie & Caron Pell, heard while en route to Pakistan that the conference had been postponed a week due to tensions in the country. Although Bishop Stephen could not stay due to other commitments, Dean Archie is stepping in to deliver the talks Bishop Stephen was to present – 5 in total. Please pray for Dean Archie as he ministers God’s Word.

November 10 – International day of prayer for the persecuted Church ...
Sunday, November 10 is set aside as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted. Please go to and use the prayer resources, including videos, in your parish. You will be joining Christians in 130 countries who stand together in prayer for the estimated 200 million who suffer for their faith in Jesus Christ. In addition to praying, there are specific things we can do. For example, the government of Canada is looking for sponsors for refugees. And we can voice our concerns to our elected officials. What will you do?

November 8-9 – Ontario regional men's weekend ...
The “Band of Brothers” men’s weekend will be held November 8-9 at Faith Mission, near Campbellville (Hwy 401 and Guelph Line). See the poster for more information. See photos.

October 31 - November 11 – Life-changing trip to Israel ...
An opportunity to explore Israel is coming this fall, when the Rev Sharon Hayton will lead a tour, October 31 – November 11. The trip itinerary is on the CMJ Canada website, as is an outline of costs and conditions and an application form.

November 1 – Clergy Day, St Peter & St Paul's, Ottawa, ON (10am - 5pm) ...
A day of fellowship, worship and conversation with Bishop Charlie Masters, the Rev Dr Dawn McDonald of Zacchaeus Fellowship, Clergy are also invited to stay for the seminar the following day with speakers: the Rev Dr Dawn McDonald. Dr John Patrick, president of Augustine College, and the Rev Paul Donison. See brochure for details.

October 31 - November 3 – ANiC New England clergy retreat. ...
Contact Archdeacon Michael McKinnon for more information.

October 26 & November 2 seminars: “Sex and spirituality… talking about it” ...
One-day seminars with the Rev Dawn McDonald will be held at:
New Song Church, Port Perry, ON, Saturday, October 26, 9am – 4pm. See poster
St Peter & St Paul’s, Ottawa, ON, Saturday, November 2, 9am – 4pm

The seminars will address a wide range of issues we face today – personally, in society, and in the Church. The goal is to make the local congregation a safe place to discuss these subjects and discover how Scripture speaks to moral issues.
For the October 26th event, the early-bird registration discount ends September 30. Contact The Rev Bruce McCallum for details. More information on the Ottawa (November 2) event will be available soon.

October 25-26 – Ontario Youth Retreat ...
St George’s Burlington is hosting a retreat for youth and youth leaders, October 25-26, at Faith Mission, near Campbellville (Hwy 401 and Guelph Line). For costs and registration information, please see the St George's website.

October 21-26 – GAFCon 2 international gathering in Nairobi, Kenya ...
See GAFCon website here for more information.

October 17-19 – Anglican 4th Day Grand Ultreya (Lewes, Delaware) ...
See the Anglican 4th Day Grand Ultreya website here.

October 9 – Diocese of Recife speaker coming to Toronto ...
A special guest from the Diocese of Recife, in north east Brazil, will speak October 9 at 7pm. All are invited to hear about the work of God in that diocese since it separated from the liberal church in Brazil, as well as the project ARDFC is supporting building an educational/ vocational training centre for the diocese. Bishop Don Harvey, our moderator and chair of ARDFC, will host the evening. For more information, see the flyer on the ARDFC website.

October 5 – Regional Woman’s luncheon ...
ANiC’s first regional women’s luncheon will be held in Scarborough on Saturday, October 5 from 10am to 1pm. Brenda Leroux will speak on the theme of relationships; Judy Masters will bring greetings. Cost is $22 and includes lunch. Register by September 22 through your local ANiC parish contact person. The meeting/lunch will be held at Flipper’s Fish House, White Shield Plaza, 2300 Lawrence Ave at Kennedy Rd.

October 2-3 – Teaching on the Jewish roots of our faith ...
The Rev Aaron Eime of Christ Church Jerusalem will be in Ontario teaching on the Jewish roots of our faith and the surprisingly pivotal role played by Christ Church and CMJ ministries (which works among both Jews and Arabs) in the history of Israel and the Middle East.
October 2, Wednesday, 7:30pm - St George's, Burlington, ON. See details. All are welcome.
October 3, Thursday - The Scott Mission, 502 Spadina Ave (at College) All are welcome
8:30am - Devotional Service followed by Q & A
2-4pm - Talk on the fascinating 200 year history of Christ Church Jerusalem

Aaron+ was just in Vancouver and Victoria where he delivered similar, highly informative and very-much-appreciated talks. Learn more about CMJ Canada on their website.

September-October ordinations ...
September 8, 10:30am - Elnora Houston and Philip Varcoe are to be ordained to the office of deacon (transitional) at Church of the Resurrection in Brandon, MB by Bishop Donald Harvey.

September 8, 4pm - Trevor Potter will be ordained a deacon (transitional) by Bishop Charlie Masters at Emmaus Anglican Church (Montreal, QC).

September 14, 6:30pm - Terry Lamb and Dr Jon Vickery of Resurrection Anglican Community (Kelowna, BC) will be ordained by Bishop Trevor Walters to the transitional diaconate at Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Rd, West Kelowna.

September 15 - Bishop Charlie will ordain Marion Karasiuk to the transitional diaconate on at Christ The King (Toronto, ON).

October 6, 6pm - Alastair Sterne, Mike Chase, Jordan Senner and Geoff Chapman will be ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Trevor at St John’s Vancouver.

October 6, 4pm - Aretta Hagle of Living Hope (Scarborough, ON) will be ordained a deacon (transitional) by Bishop Charlie at Christ The King (Toronto, ON).

September 22 – Asian and Multicultural Ministries in Canada information dinner ...
Asian and Multicultural Ministries in Canada (AMMiC) held an information and fundraising dinner, September 22 at
Good Shepherd
, Vancouver.

Church planters from Calgary (South Asian community), Edmonton (Filipino community and Vancouver (Japanese community) shared their ministries. The generous response was very encouraging. See photos.

The aim of the event is to share AMMiC's exciting vision of reaching out to visible ethnic communities in Canada, and to promote its growing AMMiC ministries. There will be testimonies and a chance to get to know those working in these ministries. All funds raised will go towards AMMiC church plants and other projects.

You can get a glimpse into the remarkable things God is doing by watching a short YouTube video shown to ANiC’s 2012 synod. For further information or to RSVP, please contact Ka Man Ng.

September 14 & 17 – Teaching on the Jewish roots of our faith ...
Two ANiC churches in BC are hosting the Rev Aaron Eime of Christ Church Jerusalem who will teach on the significance of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and its fulfillment through Jesus our Messiah. Aaron+ will also discuss the ministries of CMJ (Churches Ministry among the Jews) which works among both Jews and Arabs in Israel. No charge; a free will offering will be taken.

September 14 (Yom Kippur), 1-6pm in Vancouver at St Matthias and St Luke’s, 320 E 15th Avenue. Call 604-876-4320 or email the church for information. RSVPs appreciated!

September 17, 7pm in Victoria at Church of Our Lord, 626 Blanshard Street. For information you can also call the Rev Sharon Hayton, ANiC priest and Executive Director of CMJ Canada, at 250 478-3460 or email CMJ Canada. [Please note that this is a change from the previously announced start time.]

Learn more on the CMJ Canada website.

August 28-31 – Vancouver youth ministry conference ...
St John’s Vancouver is holding its annual youth and children’s ministry leaders conference at Regent College. The Rev Jim Saladin is the speaker. See the conference website for more details. The conference will benefit those involved in youth and children’s ministries as well as those simply interested in learning how to engage and teach the Bible text with confidence.

August 18 – Toronto area church combined outdoor service ...

On August 18, after countless emails among the rectors, six parishes in the Toronto area cancelled Sunday morning services, and gathered an hour's drive north of the city in the town of Orangeville. On that beautiful summer morning, a canopy was erected in the provincial park for the Holy Eucharist service.

About 60 - including children, international students and seniors - made the long trip and sang their hearts out, then listened to a short sermon. After the service, the barbecues were lit and a potluck lunch was enjoyed by all. The food, like the group, was international: from the mundane (hotdogs) to the exotic (sticky rice). Most were on their way home by mid-afternoon, delighted for such a spiritually affirming experience in a shady park.

The event was an opportunity to link together as members of the Anglican Network in Canada. Plans are underway for something similar next year, but with more parishes involved. See photos on the Christ the Redeemer Facebook page.

August 10-17 – ANiC Family Camp ...
Everyone in ANiC is invited to a family camp at Camp Koinonia, located 226 km north of Toronto and just east of Parry Sound, from August 10-17. Meals are provided as are programs, led by camp staff, for children and teens. Please email the Rev Peter Robinson, rector of St Peter by the Park (Hamilton, ON) if you are interested and he’ll provide more details.

August 4 – Ordination in St John's NL ...
Alexander Pryor will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons at Good Samaritan, St John’s, NL on August 4 at 10:30am.

June – Ordinations and Confirmation ...
Bishop Trevor will also confirm candidates at Saint Matthew’s (Abbotsford, BC) on June 2 at the 8:45am service and at St John’s Vancouver on June 9 at 6:30pm.

June 16 at 7pm at the Church of Our Lord in Victoria, BC, Lynne Ellis will be ordained to the diaconate and priesthood by Bishop Trevor Walters. At the same service, Neil Van der Heeden, pastor of Living Edge (Victoria, BC), will be ordained to the diaconate.

June 16 Bishop Stephen Leung confirmed three at St Matthias and St Luke (Vancouver, BC).

June 23 a confirmation service is planned at Christ The King (Toronto, ON) with Bishop Charlie Masters presiding.

June 30 at 4pm, Good Shepherd Calgary’s Evangelist Tom Lo will be ordained to the deaconate at Good Shepherd (Cantonese) Calgary, 503 - 30 Ave NW Calgary, AB by Bishop Stephen Leung.

June 30 at 3pm, Bishop Charlie Masters will ordain Marty Fraser as deacon (transitional) at Good Shepherd Church, St Catharines ON. Marty has served as lay pastor of the congregation at The Way in Stayner, ON (Wasaga Beach area).

May 21 - June 1 – Strengthening our partnership with churches in Cuba ...
Bishop Trevor Walters is leading a small team of ANiC members to Cuba May 21-June 1 to further our objective of building partnerships between ANiC churches and churches in Cuba which have grown from Bishop Charles Dorrington’s years of ministry. Bishop Dorrington leads a Reformed Episcopal Church diocese in the ACNA which encompasses Western Canada, Alaska and Cuba.

Various dates: Bible-in-a-Day course offered in the Vancouver area ...
The Bible-in-a-day course is coming to three Vancouver-area locations this spring. This course is designed to improve your Bible literacy and provide a “big picture” understanding of God’s work in human history and how historical events fit together. If you are in the Vancouver area, do try to attend. And invite friends and family to do the same.

You’ll find out exactly why the Bible is the most inspired, powerful, and redemptive book ever written; learn how the Old and New Testaments are part of the same story; and get a unique overview of God’s one big overarching story from beginning to end. Miracles included.

Dates and locations are:
Feb 16: Vancouver, 320 East 15th Avenue, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Apr 27: Richmond, The Melville Centre for Dialogue, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
May 6: Downtown Vancouver, Robson Square

Check the Bible-in-a-day website for more dates and to register for scheduled seminars or to find out how to bring the Bible-in-a-Day course to your congregation.

May – Ordinations, confirmations and baptisms ...
The Rev Lyle Lewis was ordained to the priesthood on Monday, May 6 at the Living Water Anglican Fellowship, Athabasca, Alberta.

On Pentecost Sunday,
May 19, Bishop Don administered the Sacrament of Confirmation at Grace Church (Calgary, AB. Bishop Charlie Masters confirmed a candidate at St Peter & St Paul’s (Ottawa, ON), then later that day, ordained the Rev Jesse Martin to the priesthood. And Bishop Stephen Leung confirmed candidates at Good Shepherd Vancouver.

Three adults were baptized at Good Shepherd Calgary on
May 26, bringing the total number of baptisms in this new church plant of 30 members to eight in less than a year.

May 3-4 – Southern Ontario women’s conference ...
St George’s (Burlington, ON) is hosting a Women's Conference at Faith Mission near Milton on the weekend of May 3-4. All women are invited. For more information including costs and registration see the St George’s website.

April 26-27 – Evangelism conference in Toronto ...
Christ The King is hosting an evangelism conference April 26-27 at 80 Blythwood Rd, Toronto. The Rev Dr John A MacDonald, from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania and a team of seminarians. The conference runs from Friday, April 26 at 7pm through Saturday, April 27 at 12:30pm. There is no cost but preregistration is requested. For more information, see the flyer on the church website.

April 17-19 – ANiC regional assemblies ...
Three ANiC assemblies are planned for mid April: ANiC eastern assembly, ANiC western assembly and ANiC Asian and multicultural (AMMiC) assembly. The theme for all three assemblies, “Him we proclaim… presenting everyone mature in Christ”, is drawn from Colossians 1:28. Information – and a link to registration – for all three ANiC assemblies is posted on the ANiC website.

April 14 & 21 – South Sudan bishop to speak in Calgary and Vancouver-area ...
In connection with his speaking engagements at the Vancouver assemblies, Bishop Abraham Nhial, bishop of the new diocese of Aweil in South Sudan, will speak and minister in the South Sudanese communities in both Calgary and the Vancouver area.
Vancouver-area – April 14 - Location to be announced.
Calgary – April 21 at 3pm, Ogden United Church, 7401 - 23 St SE.

April 14 – Hong Kong youth ministry leader speaks in Vancouver ...
Dr Saimond Ip, a Hong Kong businessman who is passionate about youth evangelism and discipleship, will speak on youth ministry at Good Shepherd Vancouver, on Sunday April 14 at 2:30-5:30pm. This meeting will be in Cantonese. If you understand Cantonese, do come!

April 12-13 – Ottawa-area men’s seminar ...
"Rise Up O Men of God", a “don’t miss” event for men, is coming to Blackburn Hamlet Community Church (Ottawa, ON) on the weekend of April 12-13. The Rev Garth Hunt leads this men’s seminar designed to encourage and equip men to be all that God intends them to be. It is open to all men in the Ottawa region – and beyond. See the church website for times and address. Register by emailing the church.

If you would like Garth+ to bring this seminar to your community, please see the ANiC website for contact information.

April 6 – Ordination in St. John's, NL ...
Bishop Charlie Masters ordained the Rev Jared Driscoll to the priesthood at Good Samaritan (St John’s, NL). Do pray for Jared+ as he embarks on this new stage of his calling.

Various dates: Time to build ...
ANiC’s Time to Build campaign – which is designed to place ANiC on a better financial footing as it responds to the demands of rapid growth – is full steam ahead, reports Archdeacon Ron Corcoran. He has presented to two churches on Vancouver Island and is scheduled to speak at:
St Peters and St Paul’s (Ottawa, ON) – March 9
St Luke’s (Pembroke, ON) – March 10
Grace Anglican (Calgary, AB) – April 6 & 7

March 13-15 – Clergy Leadership Training Institute, part 2 ...
Immediately following the March 11-13 clergy retreat and part 1 of the leadership training, Canon Phil Ashey, Bishop Kevin Allen and Bishop Trevor Walters will deliver part 2 of the Leadership Training Institute program – also at Cedar Spring Christian Retreat Centre in Sumas, Washington. For more information and to register see here.

March 17 – Ordination in Massachusetts ...
Bishop Don Harvey will ordain Robert Cummins, PhD as a Deacon (transitional) in the Church of God at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Marlborough, MA. Robert is a Doctor of Psychology with a practice in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

March 11-13 – ANiC’s 2013 Clergy Retreat at Cedar Springs, Washington ...

March 9 – Vancouver Island women’s conference ...
A Liveword Women’s Conference, “On Eagles’ Wings” from Exodus 19, will be held at ANiC’s Christ’s Church Oceanside, meeting at 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay, BC on March 9 from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Three godly women speakers will bring this Old Testament text alive as they apply it to our life and faith today. This conference is identical to the one being held in Vancouver on February 16. Come and bring your friends! Be prepared to be inspired by the excellent teaching, uplifting music and great fellowship. Registration and other details are here:

March 4-6 – 2013 Anglican 1000 summit ...
The next Anglican 1000 church planting summit is slated for 4-6 March 2013 at Church of the Resurrection, Wheaton, Illinois

March 3 – Ordination in Carleton Place (near Ottawa) ...
On Sunday, March 3 at 3pm, David Kemp will be ordained as a Deacon at Eternal Hope Anglican Church in Carleton Place, ON. Dave has served that congregation as lay pastor since Eternal Hope’s founding. Those in the Ottawa area are invited to support Dave in this step. Eternal Hope meets at 117 Victoria St, Carleton Place, ON.

February 17 – Ordination in Montreal ...
On Sunday, February 17, Bishop Charlie Masters will ordain Alan Arnold as a Deacon at Saint Timothy’s Anglican Bible Church (Montreal). The service will be at 2pm in Lakeside Heights Baptist Church, 275 Braebrooke Avenue in Pointe-Claire, QC. All are welcome to support Alan in this step of faith by your presence and prayer.

February 16 – Women’s conference (Vancouver, BC) ...
The 2013 Liveword Women’s Conference, “On Eagles’ Wings” from Exodus 19, will be held in Vancouver on February 16, 2013 from 9:30am to 3:30am. Three godly women speakers will bring this Old Testament text alive as they apply it to our life and faith today. Come and bring your friends! Be prepared to be inspired by the excellent teaching, uplifting music and great fellowship. Registration and other details are available at

February 5 – Healing ministry launches in Ottawa ...
The Revs David Crawley and Liba Straznicky are launching a new ministry of Christian healing in Ottawa called Living Water, Healing Streams. All are invited to the inaugural service at St Peter & St Paul’s, 152 Metcalfe St, Ottawa on Tuesday, February 5 at 7pm.
“The aim of Living Water, Healing Streams is to walk and work in the power of the Lord as He brings His healing to the lives of those who seek His presence. Through biblical instruction, group workshops, seminars, retreats and personal prayer, God’s desire that all creation come into unity and wholeness in and with Him will be sought and claimed.”

February 8-9 – Prayer seminar in Windsor, ON ...
The Rev Garth Hunt will lead a prayer seminar “Developing Intimacy with God” on the weekend of February 8-9 in Windsor, hosted by St Aidan’s, Windsor. The seminar will be at Parkwood Gospel Temple, 3005 Temple Drive, Windsor, ON.
The schedule is:

Friday, February 8. 7:30 – 9pm
Saturday, February 9, 9am – 4pm

For more information and to register, please contact Pat at 519-966-0994 or St Aidan's office at 519-962-5931. Please bring your lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

February 2 – Regional Men's Breakfast at Red Crest Golf Club (west of Newmarket) ...
Saturday February 2nd from 9:00 to 11:15 am

• At Red Crest Golf Club (west of Newmarket, just east of Hwy. 400)
• Located at: 17700 Keele Street (Kettleby, ON L0G 1J0)
• Cost: $20 per person
• Speaker: Jonathan Wong
• Shanahan Ford Special Draw

Please reserve in advance with Walter Marshall by email at by January 28.
More info: 705-999-2911. See the event poster.

Mission trip planned to explore partnerships with Anglican churches in Cuba ...
Clergy and church leaders are invited to apply to accompany Bishop Trevor Walters on a mission trip to Cuba, 1-12 February 2013. Bishop Trevor says, “This trip is open to leaders from ANiC parishes which are open to establishing a financial partnership with a Cuban Anglican church.” There is no cost to the individual; Hungry for Life – a mission agency with a heart for promoting direct relationships between Canadian Christians and those in developing countries – is both organizing and fully sponsoring the trip.

The churches in Cuba have been planted through the efforts of the Reformed Episcopal Church Diocese of Western Canada and Alaska and particularly Bishop Charles and Claudia Dorrington’s faithful ministry. Bishop Charles says,
“God has blessed the work in Cuba with tremendous growth and our diocese welcomes the partnership of ANiC churches in sharing with us in both the financial support and spiritual blessing of this ministry.”

Application forms are available here. For more information email Bishop Trevor

January 30-31 – Clergy Event for Southern Ontario – with Bishops Don Harvey and Charlie Masters ...
January 30, 10 am to January 31, 1:30 pm at Faith Mission at 10463 2nd Line Campbellville/Milton
Cost: $80 (accommodation and meals)
Please register with Garth Hunt before Friday Jan. 25 at (after Jan. 25 the cost is $99 )
Indicate any food allergies
Please bring sheets and a pillow (or sleeping bag)

See the event poster for more information

Ordinations ...
January 13 – The Rev Shihoko Warren will be ordained as a priest on Sunday, January 13 at 3pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd Vancouver. Shihoko has begun conducting monthly Japanese language services in Vancouver. Sixteen were present at the first service, including some seekers.

February 3 – The Rev Melvin Tai and the Rev Len Finn will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Charlie Masters and Bishop Stephen Leung at Christ The King (Toronto).

Short-term mission trip opportunity ...
ANiC’s Asian & Multicultural Ministries in Canada (AMMiC) is organizing a short-term mission trip to minister to abandoned and disabled children in Sanmenxia, Henan Province, China, 16-31 July 2013. January 8 is the deadline for expressing your interest by contacting AMMiC. For more information, see a video posted on the AMMiC home page as well as on YouTube and look at the brochure.

AMMiC also is tentatively planning another short-term mission trip to Thailand/Myanmar in 2014. Stay tuned for more information.

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