Synod Scene March 4-10, 2013

2013 Clergy Retreat

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PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember in your prayers this week:

For those who are sick or suffering: please continue to pray for Alana, Aubrey, Brenda and Bill, Doreen, Doug, Elena, Fred, Hope, Jean, John, Mark, Martin, Maureen, Michael, Nancy, Paul, Rene, Robert, Ruby, Sam and Valerie.

For those who have died: Cecil, and those who mourn: the Dawkins family.

Theological students, all in the discernment process and all in theological colleges.

Bishop Sixbert Macumi and our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Diocese of Buyé, Burundi Africa.

Toll-Free Number
For the benefit of rural parishes, the Synod Office can be reached toll free by calling:
1–877–494–8890

DIOCESAN APPOINTMENTS 

The Rev. Jonathan Crane appointed rector of the Parish of St. Augustine of Canterbury, Edmonton, effective June 1, 2013. 

DIOCESAN ANNOUNCEMENTS

Centennial CrossCentennial Events:

Mark Your Calendars: To mark the start of our year of centennial celebrations we will be coming together for a diocesan-wide morning service on Pentecost, Sunday, May 19th, 2013. The Primate, the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, will be joining us for this special event, to be held at the Winspear Centre at 11:00 am. Please mark your calendars. We look forward to worshipping together. NEW poster attached

“Why Jesus for You?” As the Diocese of Edmonton prepares to embark on a year-long Centennial celebration, Bishop Jane invites you to a conversation about why church and faith matter to you.

“We all have a story and it’s through sharing our stories that we are all enriched,” she says. “On a basic level Jesus’ ministry was telling stories.”

Between now and Pentecost (June 8th) 2014, Bishop Jane would like to hear “100 Stories of Faith”:

What do you like about church? What makes you feel closer to God? Where do you see God in your community? We hope to share some of your stories in The Messenger and on our newly-launched centennial website www.edmonton.anglican.org/centennial Please call: 780-439-7344, or email churched@edmonton.anglican.ca

Parish of the Month: Beginning in May, The Messenger will feature a parish from each of the Edmonton and Athabasca dioceses. Forms were emailed to parishes in January. Please return these forms along with a picture(s) of your parish in action to anglicanmessenger@gmail.com.

Tony Campolo to Speak at Cathedral: The diocese of Edmonton and World Vision Canada invite you to hear one of North America’s most respected Christian leaders on Sunday, March 17th at 7:00 pm. Dr. Tony Campolo will speak at All Saints’ Cathedral, 10035-103 St., Edmonton, on “Love Changes Everything: Living with Passion to Change the World”. Admission is free. For more info, contact: World Vision Canada (1-800-268-5863 ext. 3648). Poster attached

Upcoming Cursillo Ultreya Dates: 15 March, 19 April, 17 May. All ultreya gatherings are held at St. Timothy’s, 8420-145 St., Edmonton, at 7:30 pm.

Diocese of EdmontonMinistry Positions:

Good Shepherd Seeks Full-time Priest: The parish of Good Shepherd Anglican Church in Edmonton is seeking a full-time priest who will provide leadership and growth within the parish.
Job profile attached.

Closing Date for applications is March 15, 2013. Applications should include a response to the position profile plus a curriculum vitae.

Diocese Seeks Rural Priests-in-Mission: The diocese of Edmonton is seeking two full-time priests to serve in rural communities 3 ½ hours outside of the city of Edmonton. We are looking for mission-minded priests who are willing to make a 5-year commitment to building up the church. Both parishes are fast growing centers of community and have solid parish bases on which to build. Both parishes have strong community involvement and active lay leadership. Start dates are flexible. Job Profile

For further information about these positions, please contact: The Rt. Rev. Jane Alexander, Bishop of Edmonton, The Synod Office, 10035-103 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 0X5, phone:(780) 439-7344, fax: (780) 439-6549, e-mail: bishop@edmonton.anglican.ca.

Winter CampWinter Camp 2013 Unplug for a Weekend of Fellowship and Community: The annual Diocese of Edmonton Winter Camp for youth in grades 7-12 will be held April 5-7th at Elk Island Retreat Centre. Experience nature’s wonders, outdoor campfire eucharist and bunk in trappers’ cabins. The cost is $55/camper. Please make cheques payable to: the Diocese of Edmonton. Registration deadline is March 28, 2013. Campers must have their own transportation to and from Elk Island. Poster and Registration Package

Hastings Lake Bible CampHastings Lake Bible Camp: The summer schedule for Hastings Lake Bible Camp (HLBC), celebrating its 75th anniversary, is now available. Located east of Edmonton near Tofield. HLBC offers camps for all ages, including family camps. Register before May 1st and receive an earlybird discount. For more info and to register, visit: www.hastingslake.com  2013 Brochure

“Called to Service” ACW AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the Diocese of Edmonton ACW will be held Saturday, May 4th at St. Matthias Anglican Church, 6210-188 St., Edmonton. Guest speaker will be ACW National Past-President Marion Saunders. All are welcome!

Quiet Garden Prayer Retreat: A Contemplative Tongues Prayer Retreat will be held the Saturday before Pentecost, May 18, 2013, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Quiet Garden “A Place of Peace” (524 Wahstao Rd, Edmonton AB, T5T 2Y1). The Apostle Paul noted that praying in tongues was “Speaking mysteries to God.” How great is that! Of course God is not the one who needs to be instructed by us. This retreat will look at how we can quietly pray in tongues for long periods of time so that our hearts remain submitted before God’s altar, receive His love, and be refreshed in His presence. There is no prior experience necessary in praying in tongues for you to receive value from this prayer retreat. Please call to register: 780-432-8166. There is no charge for this day but donations to the Quiet Garden are welcome. Schedule attached

2013 Clergy Retreat

2013 Clergy RetreatThe clergy of the Diocese of Edmonton gathered at Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert in February for a Clergy Day and two-day silent retreat. The retreat was led by the Rev. Canon Dr. Robin Gibbons from England. Gibbons, an Eastern Rite Catholic priest and University of Oxford professor, was installed by bishop Jane, in May 2012, as the diocese’s first international ecumenical canon.

Pictured from left, seated in front row: Scott Sharman associate deacon St. George, Edmonton; Laureta Blondin area deacon Bon Accord, Gibbons, Morinville, Redwater; Bob Peel (retired) interim priest-in-charge Good Shepherd, Edmonton; Robin Gibbons international ecumenical canon; Bishop Jane Alexander; Cheryl Boulet deacon St. Augustine Parkland; Donna Willer rector Barrhead, Lac La Nonne, Westlock; Susan Ormsbee honorary deacon St. Margaret, Edmonton; Emma Vickery rector Devon; Jessie Pei deacon Ponoka; Dan Ash (retired). Second row: canon Gwen Bright (retired) honorary All Saints’ Cathedral; Keith Marsh rector Vermilion; Chelsy Stevens rector Vegreville, Viking; Archdeacon Lee Bezanson rector St. Albert; Colleen Sanderson interim priest St. Michael and All Angels, Edmonton; Maude Parsons-Hörst rector St. George, Fort Saskatchewan; Ron Hörst rector Bon Accord, Gibbons, Morinville, Redwater; Hugh Matheson rector Wetaskiwin; Elizabeth Metcalfe rector St. Mary, Edmonton; Coleen Lynch rector Rexboro, Wabamun; canon Dan Van Alstine rector St. Luke, Edmonton; Kevin Kraglund rector St. Matthias, Edmonton. Third row: Cameron Burns rector St David, Edmonton; Executive Archdeacon Alan Perry, Archdeacon Kathy Bowman rector St. Patrick, Edmonton; Ann Salmon rector Edson; Archdeacon Christ Pappas rector Holy Trinity, Edmonton; Myron Penner associate priest Christ Church, Edmonton; Chris Dowdeswell assistant curate Sherwood Park; Archdeacon Michael Rolph rector Christ Church, Edmonton; Steve Hallford rector St. Peter, Edmonton. Fourth row: David Tiessen associate priest St. John the Evangelist, Edmonton; canon Travis Enright rector St. Faith, Edmonton; Joanne Webster rector Leduc; Chris Roth priest-in-mission St. Timothy, Edmonton; Michael Williamson rector St. Paul, Edmonton; Tom Dean rector, Onoway; Quinn Strikwerda rector Spruce Grove; Archdeacon Michael Sung interim priest-in-charge, Ponoka; Archdeacon Jacques Vaillancourt rector, Camrose. Fifth row: Don Aellen rector St. John the Evangelist, Edmonton; Nick Trussell priest-in-charge Holy Trinity Riverbend, Edmonton; Steve London rector, Sherwood Park; Jonathan Crane associate priest Holy Trinity, Edmonton; John Gifford rector St. Stephen the Martyr, Edmonton; Sean Devlin rector, Drayton Valley, Evansburg. Back row: Christian Gordon interim priest All Saints’ Cathedral; Rick Chapman Inner City Pastoral Ministry (ICPM); Jon Connell associate priest St. Matthias, Edmonton.

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS and EVENTS 

St. Columba, Beaumont Deacon Awarded Queen’s Jubilee Medal

Alberta Lt. Gov. Donald Ethell and Edmonton-Millwoods-Beaumont MP Mike Lake (left) present the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to the Rev. Maralyn BenayThe Rev. Maralyn Benay, a vocational deacon at St. Columba in Beaumont, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, February 20, 2013, at the Woodvale Community Centre in Millwoods. Benay received her medal, one day after the first anniversary of her ordination, from His Honour, Col. (Ret’d) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta and Mike Lake, Member of Parliament, Edmonton-Millwoods-Beaumont. The Diamond Jubilee medal is awarded to Canadians for outstanding service to their community and country.

Maralyn Benay was awarded a Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal, February 20, 2013 at the Woodvale Community Centre in Millwoods.“It was a wonderful evening. I was truly humbled and honoured to be in such a prestigious group,” says Benay. She attended the ceremony with her husband Bryan, youngest daughter Kristine and twin grandsons Nicholas and Nathan (14). Also attending was Lynda Talviste ex-officio for the Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Society. In 2004, as a family support worker and addictions counselor in Sherwood Park, Benay realized a need to provide support for families dealing with the effects of substance abuse by youth. She is a founding member of the PEP Society, which provides innovative drug awareness education and a weekly support group for families in Sherwood Park and Millwoods. The society advocates for a stronger voice for parents of addicts and was the driving force behind the Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act (PChAD), passed by the Alberta government in 2006. To learn more about PEP, visit: www.pepsociety.ca

Boogying for Breast Cancer Research: A fundraising dinner for Breast Cancer Research will be held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 11203-68 St., Edmonton (basement hall), on March 9, 2013. Beverly Trudel, Pamela Trudel and Samantha Trudel from St. Mary’s Anglican Church have joined a team called “Boogie for Boobies” which hopes to raise $5,000 to assist in Breast Cancer Research. On March 23, 2013, the team will Bust a Move with hundreds of participants at Northlands, dancing, exercising and moving to the beat with Richard Simmons. For tickets to the dinner, please contact: Beverly Trudel at 780-477-3731.

Jesus Christ SuperstarJesus Christ Superstar: The Trinity Players present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, March 22, 23 and 24 at Holy Trinity, 7:30 pm. The last weeks of the life of Jesus play out in this amateur production featuring local musicians and performers. Directed by Morgan Kunitz, with musical direction by Darlene Kunitz. Tickets are $15 each, plus applicable service fees. http://www.tixonthesquare.ca/event/run/detail/655/

Marriage Prep Weekend: Looking for a great way to take some time away from wedding planning and enrich your future marriage? We have our next three marriage preparation weekends at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Edmonton set for May 17/18, June 7/8, and November 1/2. Cost is $175 per engaged couple. Not available for any of the weekend courses? Please contact us for information on other Marriage Preparation options. If you are getting married or want to help out as a host couple, let us know. Bonnie Patterson-Payne, Coordinator, would be delighted to hear from you at 780-413-9168 or bonnieupnorth@gmail.com. For more info, visit: www.holytrinity.ab.ca

Save the Date…PIANO RECITAL and Silent Auction: St. Margaret’s Anglican Church will present Maria Thompson Corley, B.Mus ( U of A) M.A. and D.M.A. (Juilliard) in a piano recital on THURSDAY June 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts (4308-50th St., LEDUC, AB). Tickets ($35) may be obtained from Lesley at 780-989-3833/Eva at 780-986-2105 and Brian 780-430-4734. Proceeds in support of St. Margaret’s Building Expansion Fund. Poster attached

BEYOND the DIOCESE

Right to Food Exhibit: Just Food, a touring art exhibit exploring the human right to food, is on display in the atrium at King’s University College until March 15th. The collection of work by Canadian and international artists is based on United Nations human rights statements and passages from The Old Testament. King’s is the Just Food exhibit’s last stop on a three-year tour of galleries and educational institutions across Canada. For more information, contact King’s at 780-465-3500.

Welcome to All the Pleasures: On Sunday, March 17, 3:00 pm, Da Camera Singers, joined by the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, presents music from Handel, Purcell, and Schubert at Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209-123 St., Edmonton. This delightful afternoon of music will feature rarely performed works such as “Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day” by Purcell and “Mass No. 2 in G Major” by Schubert. Tickets: $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. Tickets are available at the door or through TIX on the Square (www.tixonthesquare.ca). Advance tickets are available through Da Camera members for $15 and $10.

ICPM Annual General Meeting: Inner City Pastoral Ministry (ICPM) welcomes you to the Annual General Meeting 2013, Thursday, March 21, 5.30–8:00 pm, St. Faith’s Anglican Church (Prayerworks Hall) 11725–93 St. Light Supper provided. Speaker: Mark Holmgren, CEO Bissell Centre. RSVP by March 18th to 780-424-7652. Poster attached

King’s Campus Visit Opportunities: King’s View Friday is a great opportunity for students to spend a day on campus. Students will take part in a full day of sessions on admission requirements, financial aid and student life. There will also be the chance to sit in on a class, tour the campus and chat with current students, professors and Admissions Counsellors regarding any questions you many have about university life. This winter we will be hosting King’s View Friday on March 22nd. For more information, see www.kingsU.ca

Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross: Who is my Neighbour?, the 33rd Annual Edmonton Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross will be held March 29th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The two-hour procession through the inner city will begin and end at Hope Mission, 9908-106 Ave. The walk will include reflections on social justice issues and scripture readings, such as Romans 13:9, to “Love our neighbour as ourselves”, woven together with music. Light refreshments are available at the end of the walk. Please dress for the weather. For more info, call: Linda (780-466-6327) or Jim (780-218-6989), or visit www.innercitywayofcross.com Poster attached

Ronning Centre This Week:

Join us for several events this week with Distinguished Visiting Fellow Ron Nikkel, President of Prison Fellowship International:

  • Thursday, 7      March at 3:00 pm at King’s University College (9125 – 50 St NW) in room      N110, Ron Nikkel will speak on “Do Our Justice Systems Really Do      Justice?” (Edmonton) Poster      attached
  • Saturday, 9      March at 1:00 pm at Steeps on Whyte Ave in Edmonton, he will speak in our      continuing Philosophers’ Cafe series on the topic “Is Spirituality in      Prisons Really Meaningful?”

We also invite you to hear one of Augustana’s recent graduates and current employee at Canadian Lutheran World Relief, Carmelle Mohr:

  • Thursday, 7      March at 7:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmonton (10014-81 Ave.      NW), she will speak on “Making Known the Sacred: From Perishing to      Parishing Communities” Poster      attached
  • Friday, 9 March      at 8:30 am at Cafe Connections (The Open Door, 4825-51 St., Camrose), she      will speak on “Hope within Our Communities”.

Full details about all the events above can be found at the Ronning Centre website:
http://www.augustana.ualberta.ca/research/centres/ronningcentre/

Good Samaritan Chaplain: The Good Samaritan Society invites applications for a part-time (18.75 hours/week) chaplain at its Village by the Station facility in Penticton, BC. Start date is April 1, 2013. Please apply online at: www.gss.org. Competition #: PT.13.014. Job profile attached

Pastoral Care Training: The Good Samaritan Society is hosting a Visitor Training Workshop at The Good Samaritan Good Shepherd Home in Wetaskiwin, March 8-9, 2013 (Friday evening and all day Saturday). This workshop will provide a basic understanding of pastoral care and will provide practical skills in visiting. Presenters will guide, provide information, and will lead small group discussion and role playing. The cost is $70. Please see the brochures for further information. If you require more information, please feel free to contact Dale Olsen at (780) 431-3818 or dolsen@gss.org; or Karen Triomphe at (780) 963-8478 or ktriomphe@gss.org

Star of the North Programs:

Away Days with Sandy Prather:
Each Away Day Retreat will focus on a different contemporary spiritual book. Through a combination of presentations and reflective time, we will explore the themes and ideas of the authors, and apply their insights to our lives. It is not necessary to have read the books.

Wednesday, Mar. 20: The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, 2010.

Wednesday, Apr. 17: The Active Life: A Spiritualty of Work, Creativity and Caring  by Parker J. Palmer, 1990.

9:30 am-3:00 pm; Advance Registration: $30.00/day, or $35.00 at the door

For more info and to register: www.starofthenorth.ca; 780-459-5511

Welcome Home Congregational Workshop: A workshop to educate congregations about volunteer opportunities to assist men and women transitioning from homelessness to homes will be held March 13th, 7:30 pm, at Inglewood Christian Reformed Church, 12330-113 Ave., Edmonton. For more information, see attached poster

Shine FM Pastors’ Breakfast: “What Can Shine FM Do for Your Church?” Find out on Thursday, March 14th at a free Pastors’ Breakfast at Providence Renewal Centre, 3005-119 St. NW, Edmonton. The breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 11:00 am and worship will be led by a Compassion Canada recording artist. Presentation topics will include: How do I effectively train people to disciple? As a pastor, where do I turn when I need help? and My hope and your church. For more info: 403-276-1111, rsvp@shinefm.com, or www.shinefm.com.

Providence Renewal Centre Programs:

Opening the Door of Faith – Praying with Scripture
Thursday, March 7; Saturday, April 13; Friday, May 10; Tuesday, June 11
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Rita Sandmaier
Let us allow God’s Word to penetrate our hearts and speak to our souls. To view monthly Scripture themes, go to www.providencerenewal.ca. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
$40.00 per session (includes buffet lunch)

Life Seekers – What Am I Looking For?
Friday, March 8 (w/supper, 5:30 pm) and Saturday, March 9 (9:00 am to 4:30 pm)
Debbie Doornbos, Rita Sandmaier and Team
Jesus asked two disciples who were following him, “What are you looking for?”  Our human journey is a search for meaning and fulfillment.  We are all life seekers. We all struggle to find meaning in our lives, to make good choices. This time together will allow us to explore possibilities and assist us in making meaningful life choices “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)
Private Suite: $ 90.00; Commute: $50.00 10% discount for students (ID required)

Through the Eyes of Mary – Jesus? Life, Death, and Resurrection
Wednesday, March 13, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Teresa Hanlon
How would Mary, the mother of Jesus, see the life, death, and resurrection of her son? Through readings, a DVD of Mary’s Annunciation, a role-play interview with Mary, various forms of silent prayer, and the Way of the Cross, we will discover Jesus anew – through Mary’s eyes.
$60.00 (includes buffet lunch) Register by February 15 and save $5.00

Holy Week Retreat
“We Should Glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ”
Sunday, March 24 (7:00 pm) to Sunday, March 31, (10:00 am)

For more information or to register call 780-701-1853 or visit our website www.providencerenwal.ca.

Gordon NeufeldRaising Kids in a Digital World: The Catherine Greeve Memorial Fund is hosting an evening with Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., author of the best-selling book Hold on to Your Kids. The presentation is entitled Raising Children in a Digital World and will take place at the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre at 6:30 pm on Sunday, April 7, 2013. Tickets are $15 each, available from Tix-on-the-Square: http://www.tixonthesquare.ca/event/detail/6024/ Poster attached

“The digital revolution has happened so quickly that it has caught most of us off guard and has significantly changed the challenges of parenting. Dr. Neufeld not only explains the drive underlying today’s digital technology but also points to a way through.”

Interfaith Housing Initiative General Meeting: The Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initiative General Meeting will be held April 9th, from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon, at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 8421-101 Ave., Edmonton. Come and celebrate what has been accomplished since 2011, when Bishop Jane Alexander and 22 other Edmonton faith community leaders signed the Interfaith Statement on Homelessness and Affordable Housing. Newsletter attached

Alberta 2013 Alpha Conference: Get informed, inspired and equipped at the Alberta 2013 Alpha Conference, Friday, April 19th to Saturday, April 20th, at Beulah Alliance Church, 17504 98A Ave NW, Edmonton AB. This two-day event will feature special guest speakers, Jamie Haith, Michael Harvey and others, with worship led by Ben Cantelon and team. Breakout session topics include:

  • Beyond the Church Walls: Innovative ways to run Alpha
  • Reaching the Next Generation: College/University Students
  • Why It’s Difficult to Invite People to Alpha (or to anything else)
  • Alpha 101: Love in the Details
  • Hosting a Dynamic Alpha Weekend Away
  • Alpha for 20-Somethings
  • Youth Alpha Film Series (new in Canada!)
  • Life After Alpha: Integrating Guests into the Church
    REGISTER TODAY for the earlybird discount rate: $109 per person (before March 15th); $99 per person for the group rate (3 or more people); $49 for student rate (high school or university)
    MORE CONFERENCE INFO

Sarah Kemp, Margaret Marschall, Bishop Jane Alexander, Amanda Alexander and Jeannette Madill participate in the 2012 Anderson Gardens Habitat Interfaith Build.Annual Interfaith Build: Starting May 1st, faith communities will team up for the Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build and help bring an end to homelessness in Edmonton. This year, the Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initiative Steering Committee aims to recruit groups of five volunteers per day, with at least two different faith communities represented each day. There are several ways to be involved:

  • Building Volunteers – Any skill level volunteer from absolute beginner to tradesperson is welcome. Tools, safety gear and training are all provided. Safety and hands on training for tasks are provided daily. Contact Kim Sherwood, Volunteer Coordinator: ksherwood@hfh.org,  or 780-451-3416 ext. 232. Unsure about how to use tools? Habitat offers basic tool training workshops at least twice a month. Visit the website (http://www.hfh.org/volunteer/interfaith-build/) to sign up, or contact Shefali: at skhoja@hfh.org,  780-451-3416 ext. 234.
  • Lunch Teams – Since Habitat provides lunch for the building volunteers, teams willing to prepare food are also needed.
  • Prayer Leadership – An important part of our Interfaith Housing Build is the opportunity to pray together. We are inviting faith leaders to lead prayers at the kick-off event and before meals
  • Help Us Spread the Word – Invite each one of the members of your faith community, the interfaith build isn’t possible without volunteers. We can help you with posters, registration forms, website links, and we can even send a guest speaker to present the project to your community. If you would like to know more about this, please contact Angela: angela@hfh.org,  or 780-451-3416 ext. 223. Poster attached

Western Canada Spring Training Institute for Church Leaders: “Spiritual Leadership: Helping the Church to Live From Its Centre”, the 6th annual Western Canada Spring Training Institute for Church Leaders, will be held April 30 to May 2, 2013, at Providence Renewal Centre in Edmonton. The seminar combines insights from Christian spirituality, Christian theology and the modern leadership movement. Sponsored by Conciliation Services Canada, this ecumenical event is led by the Rev. Dr. N. Graham Standish, Presbyterian pastor, professor, counsellor, spiritual director, and popular Alban Institute author. The cost is $450 including taxes, lunches, and study materials. For more information, please go to http://www.conciliationservices.ca/ or contact Nan Cressman at 519-742-2280 x 1.

Women’s Conference: Christcity Church invites you to its Annual Women’s Conference, Embrace, May3-4, 2013. Guest speaker is Eileen Hunter, a world-renowned speaker passionate about raising up women for the cause of Christ. This workshop is designed for women of all ages. Specialized workshops will be offered for high school students, young adults and young moms, in addition to practical workshops on time and money management. You can expect: intimate worship, practical workshops, a complimentary spa and meaningful times of fellowship. Earlybird registration is March 26th. Please visit our website for all of the details including a video: http://embrace.christcity.com

OSL Conference – Healing the Way Jesus Did: The Alberta Region of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician will present the conference, Your Kingdom Come: Healing the Way Jesus Did, May 10-11, 2013 in Edmonton. Keynote speaker will be the Rev. Mike Endicott. For more info, contact the Rev. Lesley and Charlie Hand at 780-835-5914, or email lesleyhand225@gmail.com. Poster and brochure attached

Fusion Canada Foundations Course: Fusion Canada presents the first-level Foundations and Youth Foundations (ages 12 to 17) training courses this summer, from August 4-10th, at the Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute in Camrose. The three areas of study will be: Living with God, Living with Yourself and Living with Others. Foundations draws on an understanding of contemporary culture, Biblical insights, experience in facilitating groups and community building across the globe. Learn from accredited trainers from all over the world with practical experience at the front lines of youth and community outreach. For more info and to register, visit: www.fusioncanada.ca, or contact Jocelyn Hansen at 780-699-1087, or email: training@fusioncanada.ca. Brochure attached

Edmonton Remand Centre Seeks Chaplains: A new remand centre is set to open in north Edmonton. This 1952-bed facility is significantly larger than the current centre. Alberta Correctional Services is recruiting two full-time chaplains (one protestant and one catholic). If interested, please submit resume by March 15, 2013 to Fiona Lavoy: Fiona.Lavoy@gov.ab.ca. For further details, please see attached job profile.

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