Canada briefs

By on January 1, 2002

Peers to open exhibit

The Anglican primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, will open an exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Rev. David W. Opheim at 1 p.m. on Jan. 20 at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto.

The exhibition, called Dum Spiro Spero (While I Breathe, I Hope), will be “interpreting the life-altering events of Sept. 11, 2001,” according to information announcing it.

Mr. Opheim is also a speaker, author and therapist and is honourary assistant at Christ Church, Bolton, Ont. A portion of proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund.

For further information, visit www.artist.ca or call Grace Church at (416) 488-7884.

Evangelism conference

The Primate’s Evangelism Commission and the dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada are sponsoring “Good News Can’t Wait!” – a conference to be held May 23-26, 2002, designed to “launch your parish into congregational evangelism.”

The conference is open to lay persons and clergy and will take place at the Kempenfelt Centre in Barrie, Ont. For further information, contact the administrator, Sue Connor at (416) 924-9199 x774 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Contract extended

Eileen Scully’s contract as consultant for ministry and worship with General Synod’s Faith, Worship and Ministry department has been extended to Dec. 31, 2002, announced Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, director of faith, worship and ministry. Dr. Scully, who is working at the church’s national office in Toronto, had been retained on a three-month contract that expired in December.

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