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Synod Scene May 22-28, 2017

Weekly Diocesan News Updates including Upcoming Diocesan and Parish Events and Events and Job Listings beyond the diocese.

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Volunteer at Base Camp 2017

WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT CAMP? Deadline is June 1, 2017. Participation in a training camp June 2-4 is mandatory.  Click HERE for online volunteer applications! Base Camp, an  outdoor adventure for teens ages 12-15, runs July 10-16, 2017 at Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park in the Alberta Badlands. The camp is directed by Dr. Mark Armstrong, a […]

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Water Justice Conference POSTPONED

Christians seeking ways to take unified, faith-based action on the front lines of the water justice movement are invited to a webcast of Trinity Institute’s 46th National Theological Conference, “Water Justice,” Saturday, May 27 at Good Shepherd Anglican Church, Edmonton.

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Lay Reader Training Program

The new diocesan lay reader program features a foundational piece for ministry, in addition to the existing online component and workshops offered on specific pieces.
Bishop Jane Alexander will lead the Christian Foundations course in May, June and August. It will consist of two hours Friday evening and a full-day Saturday session. This course is not mandatory for already licensed lay readers, but is an opportunity for continuing education. It is mandatory for in-training lay readers.

“Am I Called to Ministry?”

Do you have an interest in being a lay reader, lay evangelist or hospital visitor? Please join Bishop Jane Alexander for one of the following “Christian Foundations” courses:

June 2,3: Good Shepherd, Edmonton
August 11,12: St. Augustine Parkland, Spruce Grove

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Base Camp 2017

Base Camp Returns July 10-16, 2017! Click here for camper and volunteer registration.

Intentional Christian Communities

Ascension House Each year, the house next door to Anglican Parish of Christ Church, referred to as “Ascension House,” houses six young adult Christians. These people, from various parts of the country, form an intentional Christian community during the school year. Together they balance real-world responsibilities, such as working and volunteering, with an active and disciplined spiritual […]

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Articles from the Archdeacon

The Ven. Richard King, Diocese of Edmonton’s Archdeacon for Mission and Discipleship, has written a series of articles for The Messenger. Following is each of the articles published since the first of the series, which began December 2016: New Archdeacon says, “It’s Mission Jim, but not as we know it” Jesus’ strategy: using mission as […]

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Synod Scene May 15-21, 2017

Weekly Diocesan News Updates including Upcoming Diocesan and Parish Events and Events and Job Listings beyond the diocese.

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Synod Scene May 8-14, 2017

Weekly Diocesan News Updates including Upcoming Diocesan and Parish Events and Events and Job Listings beyond the diocese.

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Synod Scene May 1-7, 2017

Prayer vigil held for Anthony Raine at Good Shepherd, Edmonton, plus weekly Diocesan News Updates including Upcoming Diocesan and Parish Events and Events and Job Listings beyond the diocese.

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Synod Scene April 24-30, 2017

April 25 prayer vigil for Anthony Raine at Good Shepherd, Edmonton, plus weekly Diocesan News Updates including Upcoming Diocesan and Parish Events and Events and Job Listings beyond the diocese.

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Prayer Vigil for Anthony Raine

A vigil for 19-month-old Anthony Joseph Gordon Raine will be held at Good Shepherd Anglican Church, 15495 Castle Downs Road on Tuesday, April 25, 7:00-9:00 pm.

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Prayers for Little Boy Found Near Good Shepherd

Reacting to the tragic news back home of a toddler found dead near Good Shepherd Anglican Church, Bishop Jane Alexander asks for prayers for the little boy: “In London, but my heart is with the people of Good Shepherd and the Castle Downs community this morning: Unbelievable tragedy in the loss of a child’s life in […]

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Synod Scene April 17-23, 2017

Weekly Diocesan News Updates including Upcoming Diocesan and Parish Events and Events and Job Listings beyond the diocese.

Do you think it would be a good thing to dismantle the Indian Act?

John Borrows is an Anishinabe scholar and expert in Indigenous law.  He spoke at the U of A in 2016. There were many people waiting at the end of his presentation to ask a question or to talk so I sent an email to ask my question. Do you think it would be a good […]

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