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Posted on: June 11, 2018
Education for Ministry Registration
Looking for a way to deepen your understanding of the Christian faith and to enhance the connection between what you believe and how you live your daily life? The Education for Ministry program combines independent study and weekly small group discussions to bring a basic grounding of theological education to Christian lay people.
EfM explores the content and origins of the Bible, follows Church history from its earliest days, and examines issues in Judeo-Christian theology. Guided theological reflections help to connect our faith understanding with Scripture and Christian tradition, and translate this into the cultural context of today.
Sessions run from September to May/June. There are three groups currently meeting in Calgary.
For past students, there is also Mentor training being planned.
For more information, please contact Carol Tubman (firstname.lastname@example.org; (403) 277-9104) or Jennifer Solem (email@example.com; (403) 804-2768).
Posted on: June 11, 2018
Pensions Study Day - September 6, 2018
The Diocese will be holding a Pensions Study Day on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. All members of the General Synod Pension Plan (both clergy and lay) and their spouses are invited and encouraged to attend. The Study Day will be held at Christ Church Calgary (3602 - 8th Street SW) and , although there is no charge to attend, participants are asked to register by contacting Christ Church (phone: (403) 243-4680; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to August 31 so that lunch arrangements can be made.
The Study Day will consist of two presentations. The first one from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon will see Judy Robinson, our National Directory of Pensions talking (mostly) about the General Synod Pension Plan. If time permits, other national church plans (disability, etc.) may also be discussed. The second presentation from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm will have a representative from Service Canada talking about the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security plan.
Posted on: June 11, 2018
Ordination to the Diaconate - Sunday, June 17
Eldean Parnell of St. Ambrose, Redcliff will be ordained to the order of Deacons on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at St. Ambrose, Redcliff at 4:00 pm
Please pray that God will bless her as she begins this new phase of her ministry, and consider attending to support her.
Posted on: June 6, 2018
56th Flower Festival - Christ Church, Millarville - July 14 & 15
The 56th Annual Flower Festival will be held at Christ Church, Millarville on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15.
A Tea featuring scones, homemade strawberry jam and whipped cream will be served at the Church House, only on Saturday, July 14 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Cost is $6.00 per person, $3.00 for children 6 and under. Strawberry Recipe Cookbooks and jars of strawberry jam will be available for purchase.
As usual, the church, grounds, and cemetery will be beautifully decorated with flowers. Donations of potted plants, floral arrangements and cut flowers are needed. If you can help provide these, please call Cathie Scatterty at (403) 938-7717. Flowers should be brought to the church on Friday evening (July 13) around 6:00 pm. Children are welcome to help place flowers on the graves in the cemetery.
The Christ Church Millarville Ladies Guild is responsible for organizing the Tea, decorating the church and grounds, and helping serve at the Tea. They appreciate the help of the Millarville Horticultural Society and members of the local community.
View the flowers again at our Church Service on Sunday, July 15 at 11:30 am.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Posted on: May 16, 2018
Education for Ministry Graduation - June 10
A special Eucharist in celebration of Education for Ministry (EfM)'s Class of 2018 will be held at St. Stephen Anglican Church (1121 - 14th Avenue SW, Calgary) on Sunday, June 10 at 7:00 pm. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow the service. All are warmly invited, including past and present students of EfM or anyone interested in learning more about this program.
EfM is a small group adult theological education program that equips and encourages lay people in fulfilling their baptismal vows as ministers of Christ in the world.
For more information, please contact Jennifer at (403) 804-2768, by email at email@example.com, or go to www.efmcanada.ca.
Posted on: May 7, 2018
Group Marriage Preparation Workshop - June 2, 2018
A Marriage Preparation Workshop for up to five couples is being offered on Saturday, June 2 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. This workshop is for those seeking marriage preparation with reference to the Anglican tradition. This is being held at the Cochrane Wellness Connection Centre at All Saints Anglican Church (404 - 4th Avenue North, Cochrane). For further information or to register, please go to www.relatewellcounselling.ca or contact the Rev. Brian Way at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (403) 648-0682.
Posted on: April 26, 2018
Spring Band Concert - Sunday, April 29
"Tuba or not Tuba" - a Spring Concert by the Cappy Smart Band and Altius Brass will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 29 at St. Paul Anglican Church (7 Sunmills Green SE). Featured performances by Mark Lennon - Rhapsody for Euphonium by James Curnow, and J.F. Cotnoir - Fantasia for Tuba by James Curnow. Tickets at the door: $15 for Adults; $10 for Seniors and Free for 18 and Under.
Posted on: February 5, 2018
ACW Annual Conference 2018 - April 20 & 21
Save the Date: All women are invited to the 2018 Anglican Church Women Annual Conference, being held Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21, 2018, hosted this year by the ladies from Gleichen at St. Andrew Anglican Church (219 - 4th Avenue, Gleichen). Guest Speaker will be The Right Rev. Sidney Black, Indigenous Bishop for Treaty Seven Territory. For more information, contact Linda Holt at (403) 734-2130 or email email@example.com. The Registration Form can be found at www.acwcalgarydiocese. com
Posted on: April 18, 2018
Cancellation of Sorrento Trip
Due to a lack of response to the opportunity to take a bus to the Young Sojourners event at Sorrento this May long weekend, we are cancelling our trip. We will offer this opportunity again next year.
Posted on: April 16, 2018
Reaching Out in the Storm - April 27 & 28
Reaching Out in the Storm: Compassionate Approaches to Living with Chronic Pain and Illness
St. Michael's Spiritual Centre
709 - 7th Street, Canmore
Friday, April 27 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm and Saturday, April 28 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
This Conference of hope, community and resources offers speakers sharing their journeys, pastoral responses, worship, prayer, and sessions with expert caregivers. Admission is $30 per person (includes lunch and refreshments). To register or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: April 16, 2018
AFP Upcoming Prayer Conference - Saturday, May 12
Hit the Ground Kneeling!
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
All Saints Anglican Church, 404 - 4th Avenue N, Cochrane, AB
Join Bishop Stephen Cottrell as he discusses God's invitation to "Hit the Ground Kneeling!" What difference can prayer make to our daily lives? How can we pray in a more effective manner? How can we feel more comfortable in prayer?
Bishop Cottrell is a well-known author, and as part of Springboard, the Archbishop of Canterbury's evangelism team, he is a sought-out speaker and presenter. It is our pleasure and delight to have him with us!
This is a Conference you do not want to miss!
Register Today! Email to email@example.com
(Please remember to list any and all dietary restrictions when you register.)
Posted on: April 16, 2018
Position Available - Director of Finance
The Anglican Diocese of Calgary seeks a Director of Finance. This is a permanent full-time position with a competitive salary, pension and benefits. The Director of Finance provides leadership in all areas of finance including accounting and administration. A recognized professional accounting designation (or equivalent experience) and a minimum of five years management experience in finance, accounting and administration is required, preferably in a non-profit setting. A detailed position description outlining all facets of the job, working relationships within the diocesan organization and special abilities desired is available from The Ven. J. Barry Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be received until April 30, 2018 and will include a current resume and three references. All applications are gratefully received but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Posted on: April 16, 2018
Companions of the Bishop Dinner - May 14, 2018
Please join us on Monday, May 14 for our next “Companions of the Bishop” dinner. The dinner will be held at the Ranchmen’s Club in Calgary with guest speaker Primate Fred Hiltz. We are pleased to have the Primate with us to present his thoughts on the theme “The Church In and For the World."
This fund-raising event is for the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund, which covers expenses that the Bishop incurs that are not covered by the Diocesan budget, especially in supporting clergy of the Diocese.
This will be an opportunity to support the Bishop's Discretionary Fund financially with a suggested donation of $250. Charitable donation receipts will be issued by the Diocese automatically for donations over $25. The cost of the dinner is $75 per person (no receipt).
Any questions can be directed to Marcus Herrel at email@example.com
Dinner and/or donation forms can be obtained here.
Posted on: March 7, 2018
The Great Vigil of Easter - Saturday, March 31
The Church of the Good Shepherd (408 - 38th Street SW, Calgary) will be conducting this service celebrating the Resurrection. Following the BAS liturgy of the lighting of the Paschal candle, reading the story of redemption, the renewal of baptismal vows, and the celebration of the Eucharist, all surrounded by inspiring music, we will join our hearts and voices together to proclaim the victory of Christ. After the service, we will continue the celebration by sharing in a potluck meal.
For more information, please contact the Rev. Derwyn Costinak at (403) 246-8123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: January 15, 2018
Blessing of the Oils and Renewal of Ordination Vows
There will be a Blessing of the Oils Service on March 27 (Tuesday of Holy Week), at the Cathedral of the Redeemer, Calgary, beginning at 10:30 am.
Posted on: March 26, 2018
Verger - Christ Church, Elbow Park
The Anglican Parish of Christ Church, Elbow Park, Calgary, seeks applications for the position of Verger, full time. Christ Church is a strong, active congregation that is committed to building up the body of Christ through liturgy, proclamation, faith formation, life-long learning, community involvement and outreach, justice advocacy, and ministry for and with all ages.
Under the supervision of the Incumbent and in collaboration with parish leaders and committed members, the Verger will contribute to the above as they:
- maintain our buildings, equipment and grounds in a clean, safe and functional condition
- help the community's parish home reflect the importance of our faith in Jesus Christ
- help to welcome members of the parish and public into our worship, fellowship and work
This position is an opportunity to enjoy being part of a multi-staff parish team, and work and serve with members whose ministry arises from a variety of strong life experience and diverse community involvement. The successful candidate will have experience in building and grounds maintenance, demonstrated skills in public interaction, and strong organizational skills to serve in the complexities of a busy church community and its partnerships in the broader community.
The verger will work Sundays, and Tuesday to Friday, occasionally supporting special events and worship beyond these hours as part of the parish team.
The position is available immediately. Applications will be received until April 22, 2018. To apply, please respond with a letter of introduction, resume and three references to The Rev. David Pickett, Incumbent, at email@example.com.
Posted on: March 26, 2018
Young Sojourners at Sorrento - May 18 - 21, 2018
Youth & young adults of the Diocese of Calgary are invited to go to this exciting program over the May long weekend. The theme for this year's program is "Where Words Leave Off, Music Begins..." and will be led by Kevin Zakresky and Andrew Halladay. Please click here for detailed information about the program, how to register and transportation to Sorrento. Please click here to find the diocesan waiver forms required to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact the Rev. Charmaine Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Rev. Natasha Brubaker at email@example.com./media/files/upload/Sorrento Young Sojourners 2018.pdf
Posted on: March 7, 2018
Images of Spirituality
Images of Spirituality is an Ecumenical Women's Gathering from April 6 to 8, 2018, at the Entheos Retreat Centre.
The theme this year is Holy Women Inspired by God.
Come and learn from the stories of Holy Women from the past and allow yourself to be encircled by God's love, to pray, meditate, adventure into art, writing, music, dreams and visions.
Session Leader is Shirley Cunningham, a visionary artist and author of Chasing God and Kissed by God: Holy Women Create!
Worship Leader is the Rev. Julia Kimmett. Julia has been in ministry for 24 years in Calgary and Okotoks and has taken mission teams to Africa and the Dominican Republic.
More information and registration forms can be found at www.imagesofspirituality.ca or contact Barb Romain at (403) 272-1950.
Posted on: January 16, 2018
Coldest Night of the Year
Walk in solidarity with our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness by joining the Coldest Night of the Year Walk on February 24, 2018. We are walking to support Bankview Apartments and Feed the Hungry.
Join your congregation's team for this walking adventure in support of these great programs! Or start a team for your church by registering to walk or volunteer at www.coldestnightoftheyear.org
For more information, contact Samantha Jones, Calgary Location Director at firstname.lastname@example.org; (403) 218-5531, on Facebook at @ColdestNightoftheYearCalgary or on Twitter at @CNOY_yyc
Posted on: February 15, 2018
Seeking Incumbent for St. Peter, Okotoks
The Most Rev. Greg Kerr-Wilson seeks a full-time Incumbent priest for St. Peter, Okotoks. This parish, located in a community of about 28,000 people just south of Calgary, covers all age groups with an average age of 50 plus, and currently averages about 85 people. The Parish ethos expresses the Anglican Tradition with an evangelical and charismatic emphasis. The worship expression is contemporary, making use of a variety of liturgies and music. There is one worship service on Sunday, at 10:00 am. The Parish Mission statement says, "As part of God's global family, we are ordinary people striving to live out and share God's rescue plan, helping and encouraging each other to become mature in the faith of Jesus."
Further information about St. Peter's and Okotoks can be obtained through a variety of links at https://goo.gl/weXRa9
A Profile is available upon request from Carol Tubman, Secretary to the Archbishop, at email@example.com
Applications will be received until March 31, 2018 and should be sent to the Ven. J. Barry Foster, Executive Archdeacon, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a current resume, a response to the Profile and a statement of reasons for wanting to be Incumbent at St. Peter's.
Posted on: February 6, 2018
Preventing Financial Fraud and Intervention - April 28
A free three-hour workshop, led by Joan Braun, lawyer, mediator and social worker, will be held Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at St. Peter Anglican Church (903 - 75th Avenue SW, Calgary). Session One is entitled Preventing Financial Fraud, and covers strategies and tips on how legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney and advanced directives can protect your wishes later in life. Session Two is entitled Intervention, and gives strategies that friends and family can use to reach out or intervene in situations where an older adult is a victim of financial abuse. Learn how to protect yourself and others who have been or could be affected by this issue. This event is sponsored by St. Peter's and St. Martin Anglican Churches, Calgary. To register, call St. Peter's at (403) 252-0393. For more information, contact The Rev. Natasha Brubaker at (403) 249-3014.
Posted on: February 1, 2018
Thinking Differently About Helping - February 6
Thinking Differently About Helping
A Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
February 6, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Barnabas Anglican Church - 1407 - 7th Avenue NW, Calgary (403) 283-3035 or https;//www.stbarnabas.ca
Is what we are doing helping or just letting us feel good, but possibly making things worse?
Special presenter will be Shirley Purves, CEO of Aspen Family & Community Network Society, which works to help people make sustainable positive change in their lives.
Panel discussion and Q&A session to include Rod Brown of Common Good, and Luke Krueger of VA Angels International.
Reception to follow
Posted on: January 2, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Deacon Larry Waterchief of St. John, Siksika will be ordained as Priest on Saturday, January 27 at The Arbour on Siksika at 11:00 am. Please pray for him as he begins this new ministry.
Posted on: January 25, 2018
Lenten Visio Divina - St. Edmund's, Calgary
Visio Divina: Seeing the Word with The Saint John's Bible
At 7:00 pm on Thursdays during Lent, St. Edmund's, Calgary (8336 - 34th Avenue NW) is offering Visio Divina using The Saint John's Bible. While Lectio Divina is a method of praying with scripture, Visio Divina is a method for praying with images or other media. The Saint John's Bible is the first completely handwritten and illuminated Bible to have been commissioned since the invention of the printing press. Following the Rule of St. Benedict, The Saint John's Bible invites readers of the Word to "listen...with the ear of your heart" and to "see with the eyes of faith."
Thursday, February 15: The Baptism of Jesus (Mark 1:4-11)
Thursday, February 22: Call of the Disciples (John 1:35-42)
Thursday, March 1: Sower and the Seed (Mark 4:1-9)
Thursday, March 8: The Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-8)
Thursday March 15: Raising of Lazarus (John 11:17, 20-27)
Thursday March 22: The Crucifixion (Luke 23:33-46)