Synod Scene May 6-12, 2013

2013 Educational Chaplaincy Dinner and Silent Auction


“Souls in Transition” Chaplaincy Dinner 2013 2013 Chaplaincy Dinner

“Souls in Transition”, the annual dinner and silent auction in support of Anglican Student Ministries, was held May 2nd at the Faculty Club. Guest speaker the Rev. Susan Oliver Martin, university chaplain and rector of St. George’s Edmonton, said the largest-ever turnout to the annual fundraising event, 160 tickets were sold this year, is an indication that people are “interested in the lives of young people on campus and in our city”. “Perhaps the most pervasive theme in the lives of young adults today is transition”, said Oliver Martin. “Jobs, family dynamics, degree programs, friends, relationships, churches, and apartments – everything is in flux.” These cVoila! Trio: Shannon Brink, Jodi Penner and Andre Glaserhanges take place while emerging adults are “asking the big questions about life and their place in it”. Chaplains and mentoring communities play an important role in helping Chaplaincy Board Member Grant Kempstudents integrate their learning and Susan Oliver Martin, Steve Martin and Tim Chestertonfaith, while developing “character and conscience, competence and courage, integrity and compassion, responsibility and fidelity, and generosity and wisdom”, she said. Student Kelsey Reimer said her involvement with the chaplaincy ministry has been one of the most “rewarding experiences” of her university career. For five years, she has attended Crossroads, a Thursday evening supper and Bible study group hosted by Sue in her home. As a member of the student ministry and St. George’s community, Reimer said she has grown from a shy girl into a confident young woman proud to tell the world “I am a Christian”. Once a month, the Anglican student ministry hosts a community dinner at PrayerWorks Common; preparing a meal from scratch and serving it to the congregation that gathers. “I absolutely love the opportunity to interact with people and to see the see the smiles on their faces when they receive a meal made with such love,” she said. To ensure that student ministries continue to flourish and grow community, PhD student Grant Kemp, a chaplaincy board member and emcee for the evening, encouraged supporters to consider making a monthly financial commitment. To learn how you can support student ministries through pre-authorized giving, please contact dHeather Liddell and Myron Penneriocesan treasurer Jeannette Madill at the Synod Office (
Joanne and Jeremy WebsterThis August, the educational chaplaincy team, comprised of Oliver Martin and associate chaplain the Rev. Scott Sharman, will welcome the Rev. Alex Meek Sharman as associate rector of St. George’s and U of A Hospital Chaplain. Find out more about student ministry programs, including the Worship Room, a Sunday evening supper and service at St. George’s, online at:
Pictured clockwise from top right: Susan Oliver Martin and Scott Sharman with some of the students involved in Anglican Student Ministries; Susan Oliver Martin, Steve Martin and St. Margaret’s, Edmonton Rector Tim Chesterton; Wycliffe College student and former Educational Chaplaincy associate Heather Liddell and Christ Church Associate Priest Myron Penner; St. Paul’s, Leduc Rector the Rev. Joanne and Jeremy Webster; musical trio Voila! (Shannon Brink, Jodi Penner and Andre Glaser); chaplaincy board member Grant Kemp.


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, the Rev. John Matheson, Mark, Martin, Michael, Nancy, Neil, Paul, Rene, Robert, Ruby and Sam. For those who have died: Valerie, and those who mourn: the Osborne 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


May 1, 2013: The Rev. Christian Gordon appointed vicar of All Saints’ Cathedral, Edmonton.


Bishop Jane meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu following Morning Prayer in Cape Town.A picture of Table Mountain which overlooks the city of Cape Town in South Africa, as taken from Robben Island (Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here for 18 years).Anglican Bishops in Dialogue: Bishop Jane has just returned from the fourth consultation among bishops from South Sudan, Malawi, Burundi, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Canada, Zambia and the United States. This unique opportunity for dialogue and reflection on God’s mission took place in Cape Town South Africa from May 2-5, 2013. Stories of love, hope and reconciliation can be read in the official statement from the consultation, “A Testimony of Hope”. Additional info and other statements from the consultation are available online at: At left: Bishop Jane is pictured meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu following Morning Prayer in Cape Town, and Table Mountain which overlooks the city of Cape Town in South Africa, as taken from Robben Island (Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here for 18 years).

Clergy Day with the Primate: A Clergy Day with Anglican Church of Canada Primate Fred Hiltz will be held Friday, May 17th at Prayerworks Common (formerly Prayerworks Hall) home of the parishes of St. Faith’s and St. Stephen the Martyr, 11725–93 St., Edmonton. Lunch will be provided, however we will not be able to accommodate food allergies, so people are welcome to bring their own lunch. As this is a special clergy day, we will be covering the cost of lunch. Please RSVP to Sarah Kemp ( and indicate whether you will be needing, or bringing, lunch.

Centennial Events

Please join us as we celebrate 100 years of proclaiming the gospel, making disciples and furthering the kingdom!

Centennial CrossCentennial Celebration ServiceCentennial Service: In just two weeks, we will come together for a diocesan-wide service the morning of Pentecost, Sunday, May 19th, 2013, to mark the start of our centennial year. The Primate, the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, will preside at this special event, to be held at the Winspear Centre. Doors open to the general public at 10:00 am and the service will begin at 11:00 am. We look forward to worshipping together! Poster attached

Children Welcome: Children are welcome to attend the service. There will be a children’s program for preschool-aged children (ages 6 and under). We ask that you pre-register by this Friday, May 10th. There is a ‘viewing room’, on the second level of the Winspear, where parents can see and hear the service while attending to fussy or restless children. NO CHILDREN ARE TO BE LEFT UNATTENDED. See attached document for more information. Children’s Pre-registration Form / Children’s Ministry Volunteer Registration

Why Not Come for a Weekend? If you are attending the centennial service from out of town, why not come a day early and take in the “Evening of Theatre and Music”. The Crowne Plaza is offering a special rate of $89/room. A hot buffet breakfast is also available at a special group rate of $10/person. Discounted parking is $8/vehicle/day. New Reservations can be made until May 10, 2013. Modifications can be made until May 15, 2013. Reservations can be made online at:, or call 1-800-661-8801 (Mon– Fri, 8:30 am-6:30 pm).

Parish Banners: If your parish has a banner, we invite you to bring it to display in the lobby. Banners must have a stand. If you do not have a stand, we cannot display the banner, as there is nowhere to lean it. If your parish intends to bring a banner, please contact Canon Barbara Burrows (

Calling All Choristers! We need your musical talents as we praise God in this special service at the Winspear. A massed choir will be singing a selection of hymns and anthems. Participating choristers will vest in their own choir robes. The music will be available in advance and there will be a rehearsal on Saturday, May 18th at All Saints’ Cathedral, 10035–103 Street, Edmonton, at 2:00 pm. The music directors for this event, Jeremy Spurgeon and John Brough, have asked that those able to participate please send your name, your parish, and your voice to Richelle at, or 780-428-6323, as soon as possible. Once we have received your RSVP, we will send you the package of music.

An Evening of Theatre and Music: Please join us on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 pm, All Saints’ Cathedral, 10035 103rd St., Edmonton, for a Centennial Celebration featuring: • excerpts from two productions early in the Cathedral’s life as a theatrical venue: T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral and John Barton’s The Hollow Crown • a sneak peek of Things Donne and Un-Donne, a play written by Karen Simons for our diocesan centennial (to be performed in full at this year’s Fringe Festival) • musical selections performed by organist Jeremy Spurgeon • choral music from the middle ages to the present • a wine and cheese reception with honoured guest the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz Tickets are $25/person and will be available at the door, or at the cathedral office, call: 780-428-6323. POSTER attached Diana Butler Bass

A Morning with Diana Butler Bass: You are invited to hear religion and culture scholar Diana Butler Bass speak at a public lecture on Saturday, June 22nd, 9:00 am to noon, at Christ Church, 12116-102 Ave., Edmonton. Bass is the author of eight books, including: Christianity After Religion: the End of the Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening. For tickets ($25/person), please call: 780-439-7344, or visit: Poster attached

Visit from the Archbishop of York: Archbishop of York Dr. John Sentamu will visit the diocese from October 12-22, 2013. He will preach at Holy Trinity, 10037-84 Avenue, Edmonton, on Sunday, October 13th at 10:30 am and will be a guest of honour at the Bishop’s Fund Dinner, Wednesday, October 16.

100 Stories of Faith: Bishop Jane invites you to a conversation about why church and faith matter to you. What do you like about church? What makes you feel closer to God? Where do you see God in your community? We will share some of your stories in The Messenger (see page 7 of the May issue) and on our centennial website: Please email your story (max. 500 words) and a picture (high res.) to:

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 Many exciting centennial celebrations are planned for the upcoming year. Watch this space for details. Bible Challenge

Are You Up for a Challenge? Bishop Jane challenges all members of the diocese to read through the entire Bible by the end of our centennial year at Pentecost 2014. If TV producers can film the stories of the Bible in 10 episodes, surely we can read them in 365 days. Not convinced? Don’t worry, we have a plan. We are using a schedule developed by the Center for Biblical Studies (CBS). The CBS intentionally focuses on reading the entire Bible, reading the books of the Bible in sequence and ensuring that a psalm and a portion of the New Testament are read each day in order to provide strong spiritual sustenance. Let us begin this schedule on Monday May 20th, the day following our centennial celebration. Click here to download your copy of The Bible Challenge WORD / PDF Bible Reading Challenge Practical Hints Quiet Garden

Contemplative Tongues Prayer Retreat: Have you ever been condemned for not praying in tongues? Have you been curious about tongues? Have you ever felt superior to another Christian because you have prayed in tongues and they haven’t? Have you prayed in tongues, but not seen the point? Have you prayed in tongues, but not been able to sustain it? 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). No prior experience in praying in tongues is necessary 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

2013 Lay Reader Continuing Education Sessions: To continuously develop their ministry gifts and expertise, licensed Lay Readers of the diocese are required to attend one course/event every four years. Every two years, sessions are offered throughout the diocese to provide, free of charge, an alternative to paying for third-party courses. Six sessions are planned, or being planned, in 2013: On the Topic of “Reading Scripture for Sermon Preparation: Psalms” May 25: St. Timothy’s Anglican Church (8420-145 Street, Edmonton) June 1: All Saints’ Anglican Church (5212-47 Avenue, Drayton Valley) June 22: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church (6209-49 Avenue, Camrose) On the Topic of “Leading Funeral Services” September 21: Location TBA (West) September 28: Location TBA (Edmonton) October 5: Location TBA (East) All sessions begin promptly at 10:00 am, and will finish at 4:00 pm. Participants are asked to arrive no later than 9:45 am, and to bring a bible, BAS, BCP, pen/pencil and paper for notes, and a bag lunch. Doors will be open, with coffee/tea available by 9:30 am. For further information, or to register for any session, contact the Chaplain of Lay Readers, the Rev. Cameron Burns, at (780) 469-7530, or via email at

ACW Cold Lake Regional: The Diocese of Edmonton ACW will commence its 100th Anniversary Year on June 1, 2013, with the Cold Lake Region Annual Meeting, to be held at All Saints’ Cathedral, 10035-103 St., Edmonton. Coffee and registration will begin at 9:30 am, followed by Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am. Lunch will be served, followed by the meeting. The various ACW branches of the Cold Lake Region have been invited to contribute historical displays. The cost is $10. All clergy and ladies welcome! Please RSVP by May 24th to Willa Gorman: 780-476-2691, or email: Diocese of Edmonton

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. Start dates are flexible. Job Profile


St. Augustine’s Parkland Spring Bazaar: A Spring Bazaar and Tea will be held May 11th, 1-3 pm, at St. Augustine’s Parkland, 131 Church Road, Spruce Grove. Please join us for homemade pie, ice cream and tea or coffee and a bake, craft, used book and plant sale. Note: beautiful, healthy bedding plants and planters will be sold from 11 am to 3 pm. Cost is $5.00 for pie and beverage, four and under are free.

Medieval Dinner and Silent Auction: The Annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction of the Parish of St. Faith, 11725-93 St., will be held Saturday, May 11th, beginning at 5:30 pm. The price is $20 for a ticket, or $50 for a ticket and $30 donation receipt. There will also be an opportunity to donate directly to the community meals ministry that St. Faith shares with the Parish of St. Stephen the Martyr in PrayerWorks Hall. To order, please phone the church office at 780-477-5931; leave a message if we are not available, so that we can call you back. Items are being sought for the silent auction. If you have new items that you would like to donate, or if you have contacts with businesses that might be willing to donate an item or service, please contact the Rev. Canon Travis Enright, 780-887-9710, or

Spring Events @ St. George’s, Edmonton:

Compost Sale: The annual Cleanit Greenit compost sale will be held May 11th at the rectory beside the church,11737-87th Ave. Cost is $10/bag (45 lbs.),$25/3 bags, $40/5 bags We can deliver if you need help. Call Lindsay at 780-438-8295 for more information, or St. George’s at 780 439-1470. We will also have some annuals at good prices (from J and C Gardens) for early planting.

Spring Bazaar: The annual St. George’s Bazaar will be held Saturday, May 25th. Come for annual and perennial plants, baking, our famous selection of books and select treasures. We expect to have some compost for sale, too. You know spring is really here when you come to this fun sale.

Marriage Preparation Weekend: Looking for a great way to take some time away from wedding planning and enrich your future marriage? A Marriage Preparation Weekend will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037-84 Ave., Edmonton, May 17 and 18, 2013. The cost is $175 per engaged couple. If you are not available for the weekend course and would like other marriage preparation options, please contact coordinator Bonnie Patterson-Payne: 780-413-9168, or She would also be delighted to hear from you if you would like to help out as a host couple. Click here to see the 2013 brochure and registration form. For more info, visit:

Giant Indoor Yard Sale: Giant indoor yard sale at St. Patrick`s Anglican Church, 334 Knottwood Road North (85 Street, one block south of 23rd Avenue). Friday, May 17th, 9 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, May 18th, 9 am to 2 pm.

Holy Trinity Old StrathconaArtSpirit Festival: From May 23–June 1 Holy Trinity Anglican Church will open its doors to community artists and audiences in honour of our 100th anniversary. Believing creativity and spirituality are closely related, we’ve invited actors, painters, dancers, writers, filmmakers and musicians to share their talents with all of Edmonton. Most events are free. Come. Be Engaged. Be Provoked. Be Inspired. For a calendar of events visit: and click on “Celebration 2013”. BROCHURE attached Oliver Community Festival

Oliver Community Festival: The parish of Christ Church, along with neighbouring Robertson-Wesley United Church, the Oliver Community League and the 124th Street Business Association, will host the Oliver Community Festival on Saturday, June 1st. Enjoy a free breakfast from 10-11:00 am and a free BBQ from 12-2:00 pm. Proceeds from a giant rummage, bake and book sale will support the Community Dinner outreach programs at Christ Church and Robertson-Wesley. Activities spanning several city blocks along 102 Avenue, from 121 to 123 Street, will include live entertainment at three venues, historical church tours, a show ’n shine vehicle display, bouncy castles, face-painting and games for the kids and unique products for sale by local vendors. The festival organizing committee is recruiting volunteers to fill all sorts of positions, and welcomes donations for the silent auction and raffle. Donations of gently-used household items can be dropped off at Robertson-Wesley (10209-123 Street) for the rummage sale. Christ Church (12116-102 Avenue) will gladly accept donations of books. If you are interested in participating in the festival by volunteering your time and talents, or by making a donation, please email: You can also find more information, including festival updates online at: For more information, see attached POSTER

St. Philip’s Centennial Celebration: St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Westlock invites you to its 100th Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2013. Join Bishop Jane Alexander for a Service of Thanksgiving at 9:30 am, followed by dinner at 11:30 am. For more information, email Betty:, call Gwen: 780 349 4097, or leave a message on the church phone: 780 349 3483

St. George’s ACW Turns 100: The ACW sisters of St. George’s, Fort Saskatchewan, 10029-99th Ave., invite you to their 100th birthday celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2013. You are welcome to dress in 1913 fashion to attend the Eucharist Service at 10:30 am, followed by High Tea in the Fane Hall, from noon until 1:30 pm. Please RSVP by May 27th to Jan at: 780-998-0645. BROCHURE attached

St. Margaret’s 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 Ave., Leduc. Tickets, $35, may be obtained from 780-989-3833 (Lesley); 780-986-2105 (Eva) or 780-430-4734 (Brian). Proceeds are in aid of St Margaret’s Building Expansion project. POSTER attached

St. Luke’s Ministry Celebration: You are invited to celebrate the ministry of Canon Dan Van Alstine on July 14, 2013 at St. Luke’s Anglican Church from 2-5:00 pm. There will be a short presentation at 3:00 pm. Please RSVP to Gail Smith at 780-475-2301 or before June 1.

St. Paul’s Cross Talk Day Camp This summer! St. Paul’s Cross Talk Day Camp 2013 is travelling down “Luke Street”, visiting the houses where Jesus healed and taught and shared with his disciples and friends. St. Paul’s day camp will run from July 8 to 12th, from 10 am to 3 pm, for campers aged 4 (going into kindergarten) to 12 (just finished grade 6). Campers participate in church on the morning of July 14th to end the camp. Cost is $40 for the week. To register, please contact the church office at 780-455-0771 or mail completed registration forms to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 10127-145 St., Edmonton, AB T5N 2X6. Registration forms are available at the church, at, or see attached

Pews for Sale: St. Margaret’s Anglican Church has 18 oak pews with kneelers for sale. They are 12 feet long and will be available until the end of June. Please call Jen at 780-437-7231 for more information. Moveable Altar: A 4-ft.-long and 2-ft.-wide moveable altar made of good-quality wood, with collapsible legs, is available to someone who could use it. The altar can be picked up from Holy Trinity, Old Strathcona. If interested, please call or email Janette at the church office: 780-433-5530 /


Alpha 2013 “Jump Start” Training Days: With the ultimate goal of engaging 30,000 Albertans, Alpha Canada is offering “Jump Start” local training events this spring. Mark your calendars for June 1 (Edmonton), June 8 (Cold Lake Region) or June 22 (West Yellowhead Region). Each training day will be packed with Alpha stories, interactive sessions, inspiring talks, prayer and worship. The cost is $30 (includes lunch). Register online at: For more information, see attached Postcard

Rural Church Leadership: The Rural Church Pastors Network will be holding central Alberta information days May 28th at Stettler Alliance Church and May 29th at Lamont Alliance Church. Events run from 10 am-2:30 pm with coffee on at 9:30. $10 covers your lunch and all resource materials provided for the day. Register at  Our day together will focus on the unique leadership needs of the rural church and how to develop a team that works well together.

CiRCLEM on Facebook! The Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry (CiRCLeM) is a Saskatoon-based nonprofit Christian organization offering resources and classes to rural clergy and laity. “Like” CiRCLeM on Facebook, or visit to learn about what’s happening in rural ministry across the country!

Introduction to the Bible Course: From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is the greatest story ever told. This story challenges and shapes our personal and cultural stories, and provides the foundation for Christian action in the church and in for world. It is a story that tells us where we come from, and where we are going. Dr. Steve Martin, Associate Professor of Theology at The King’s University College, will teach “Entering the Story: An Invitation to the Bible and Theology”, an overview of the Bible and an introduction to theological reflection on it, May 6-24 (Monday to Friday), from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. It is a course for lay people looking for a grounding in the Christian story, a refresher for people already involved in the church, or the launch point for a degree in theology. For more information, please contact, or visit POSTER attached

Lutheran/Anglican Lay Learners Retreat: The ELCIC Alberta Territories Synod invites Anglican lay learners to join them for the 10th annual Living Theology theological reflection retreat, to be held September 20-22, 2013 at St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Canmore. Learn about “Good News from Old Texts” from guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Kristine Ruffatto, assistant professor of Old Testament and Pastoral Care at Lutheran Theological Seminary Saskatoon. Registration is $199 (payable to ABT Synod). Accommodation is separate. For more information, or to register, please call: Jon Stolee (780-672-5234) or Kristian Wold (780-672-3659). Look us up on Facebook, or visit:  POSTER attached

Children’s, Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministries Coordinator: The Cathedral Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Kelowna, BC seeks to hire a full-time associate, specializing in Children’s, Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministries. This is a new position. For a complete job description and/or to submit an application and resume for this position please contact: The Very Rev. Nissa Basbaum by email,  or by telephone: (250) 762-3321. Applications must be submitted by June 7, 2013. Job Profile

Mosaic Centre Fundraisers:

Jam Night for Mosaic Centre and Building Hope: an evening of entertainment by local musicians at the Paramount Theatre (or City Centre Church), 102 Street and Jasper Avenue on May 4th, 2013. Tickets are only $15 each and include entertainment, snacks and a mystery auction. This is a cash only event and funds go to support Mosaic Centre and Building Hope, local ministries to the homeless. Purchase tickets at Mosaic Centre or at the door. More information is available on our website at POSTER attached

4th Annual Mosaic Centre Charity Golf Tournament and Barbecue: On May 25, 2013 at Legends Golf and Country Club Registration is only $150 and includes golf, steak BBQ and a $30 tax receipt

Registration forms are available on our website at

Athabasca Diocese Seeking Archdeacon: The Diocese of Athabasca is seeking a full-time Archdeacon for Mission Development. This is a new position with a focus on work with parish leadership in the formation of functional Christian community. The position requires travel throughout the diocese, both with the bishop and independently. For further details regarding this position please contact: Ms. Danielle McKenzie, Diocesan Administrator, phone: 780.624.2767; fax: 780.624.2365; email: The deadline for applications is June 15, 2013. Job Profile

Indigenous Ministry Course: Conversations in Indigenous Intercultural Ministry

Date: May 13-17, 2013 Place: Saskatoon, SK Instructor: Dr. Terry LeBlanc, PhD, a Mi’kmaq /Acadian and Chair and Director of NAIITS (North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies),

This course will introduce the student to contemporary Native North American (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) contexts of ministry and mission, via several teaching paradigms including: worldview; concepts of spirituality; issues in culture and faith; and ministry as community development.

To Register:

You can register for these DMin courses at any of the Saskatoon Theological Union (STU) schools:

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:, or contact Jocelyn Hansen at 780-699-1087, or email: Brochure attached

Youth Volunteer Opportunities at Sorrento Centre: Sorrento Centre is pleased to invite interested young people aged 15 years or older to apply to spend the 2013 summer as a volunteer. Applications must be received by May 10,, 2013. For more info, see attached document

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