Moose Jaw anniversary
St. John the Baptist Church in Moose Jaw, Sask., will mark its 120th anniversary with a celebration weekend May 24-25. Former parishioners and staff are invited to contact the anniversary committee at 124 1st Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 0Y8. Phone 306-694-5445, fax 306-691-0440.
Why is the traditional church offering envelope both a useful tool and major stumbling block to financial support for parishes? This topic and others will be considered at a stewardship conference called Pushing the Envelope, April 24-26. Anglicans from the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario and Lutherans from the Eastern Synod will meet to discuss improving stewardship education for clergy and lay leaders at the parish level. The conference will take place at the Hockley Highlands Conference Centre, about 50 km northwest of Toronto. For further information, contact Rev. David Ponting, director of stewardship and financial planning at the diocese of Niagara at [email protected] or call (905) 527-1316, ext. 360.
The fifth national convocation of native ministry will be held Aug. 2-10 at Brandon University, Brandon, Man. Special guests will include the primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, and bishops from the Council of the North dioceses. This year will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the apology to native peoples issued by the primate concerning the operation of native residential schools. Participation is limited to indigenous Anglicans and invited partners.
Registration is $400 per person with other costs met by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples. Each First Nations congregation is invited to send at least three representatives. For further information, contact Donna Bomberry, co-ordinator of indigenous ministries for the Anglican Church of Canada, phone (416) 924-9199, ext. 626 or e-mail [email protected].