May 17, 2013
Prince Albert (SK)
Bishop Michael Hawkins, Chair of the Council of the North, is pleased to announce that Hauser Communications, based in Napanee, ON, has been chosen to fill a one-year contract to provide communications services for the council.
The new communications strategy will focus on sharing stories of the council that reflect the church's five Marks of Mission. According to Bishop Hawkins, "We have stories to tell to the entire church: stories of heroic and...
May 8, 2013
The following statement was released by the Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue after their fourth meeting May 2 to 5 in Cape Town, South Africa. More information, and other statatements from the Consultation, are also available online.
A Testimony of Hope
The fourth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue...
April 10, 2013
Ever wondered how to start making your creaky, leaky, drafty church building more environmentally friendly?
Until May 31, Canadian Anglican congregations can apply for grants of up to $1,000 to subsidize a green building audit—a process that will help churches identify which areas of their buildings need to become more energy efficient.
St. Luke's, Ottawa, is one of several churches that has already done an audit. In 2012, a group of parishioners spent a day...
April 4, 2013
More than 800 Anglicans, Lutherans, and partners will gather at the Ottawa Convention Centre July 3 to 7, 2013, for a historic joint national meeting.
Inspired by the theme "Together for the love of the world," members of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada will gather for worship and decision-making on areas of shared work, including mission and development.
Several key events will highlight the churches' commitment to God'...
March 22, 2013
Daniel Brandsma's snapshot of a sunset Frisbee toss is the grand prize winner of General Synod's Marks of Mission photo contest. The photo features Mr. Brandsma's wife and sons, ages 3 and 5, playing at Craigleith Provincial Park near Collingwood, Ont., in summer 2012.
"It was one of those moments where I realized that I am blessed. I have a happy, healthy family and we're...
March 15, 2013
For their spring meeting, COGS members gathered at their usual setting: Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, Ont. They began their day with Bible study from 9:00 to 9:30.
The Very Rev. Peter Elliott, chair of the Planning and Agenda Team, introduced the meeting agenda. He noted that this longer COGS meeting (four days instead of three) is a tradition for the last meeting of the triennium. This is to give enough time for business before the national meeting, Joint...