The Montreal Alpha Conference, the first French Alpha conference in North America takes place on April 8 and 9 with Marc Florence de Leyritz. The conference is designed to provide practical, effective, and proven ways of bringing evangelism to the local church. It is also designed for those who would like to start Alpha courses, as well as for churches already running evangelism programs, but who would love to see further growth. The conference will take place at Maison Mere des Soeurs de la Congregation Notre Dame, Westmount, QC. Phone 514-931 7311 or e-mail [email protected], attention Raymonde Jauvin for information.
American evangelist Lee A. Buck will visit several Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland Anglican churches in May, speaking on the authority and power of Scripture and on Anglican renewal. Mr. Buck will be at St. David’s, Delta, on May 1 at 7:15 p.m., at Brentwood Chapel, Victoria, on May 2 at 7:30 p.m., at St. Mark?s, Qualicum, on May 4 at 7 p.m., at St. Peter?s, Comox, on May 5 at 7 p.m., May 6 at 7 p.m. and May 7 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and at St. John the Divine, Courtenay at 1 p.m.
An Alpha Conference is planned for May 12 and 13 at the University of Western Ontario in London. Speakers will be Rev. Nick Brotherwood and Pastor Tim MacIntosh. The conference is intended for those wishing to start an Alpha course. For information, contact Jane Naus (519) 473-5299, or Sally Start at 1-800-743-0899 or on the Web at www.alphacanada.org
140 years! The Parish of St. Luke, 3821 Cedar Cross Road, Victoria BC, V8P 2M6 is celebrating its 140th Anniversary on June 9, 10 and 11. A Festival of Flowers and Music, with a theme of joy and thanksgiving, will adorn the church. Historical tours, music recitals, concerts and a special service are planned, and former parishioners are invited to attend, or to write with their souvenirs of the parish. Phone (250) 477-6749, Fax (250) 477-6741, or write to the address above.
The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, in Toronto, offers again this summer the Vocational Discernment Program for women. This is a free program intended for any woman who is seeking direction from God in her life and/or ministry. The program will run from July 2 – 30. For information, contact Discernment Program Secretary, St. John’s Convent, 1 Botham Road, Toronto, ON. M2N 2J5. Ph (416) 226-2201 (ext 301), Fax (416) 222-4442, or e-mail [email protected]
Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Rev. Robert LeBlanc has resigned as assistant priest for the parish of Springhill and assumed the responsibilities of priest-in-charge of the parish of Westmorland (Diocese of Fredericton) effective Feb. 1. Rev. Ronald Walker will retire June 1 as the rector of the parish of Timberlea with Lakeside. Rev. James Purchase will retire as rector for the parish of Coxheath, effective July 31.