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Hospitality to the unbaptised General Synod Communications


pen table, a practice that would invite people to communion who are not baptized, was assessed in 2012 by a task force called by the Primate. Two questions defined the task at hand: Are there any limits to the church’s hospitality to the unbaptised? How can the church’s hospitality to the unbaptised be part of making disciples? Out of this initiative came: Becoming the Story We Tell, a collection of resources developed for use in Lent and Easter in 2014. Its focus is intended to assist the church in renewing our engagement with Christ, growing community and welcoming new disciples. Built around the Gospel readings, the Lenten reflections


he Ministry to seniors’ in Prince Edward County is a combined outreach consisting of four churches in three Anglican parishes in the Diocese of Ontario. Giving willingly of their time, talents, and resources, each congregation supports monthly services in ten nursing and retirement homes and in one

The Catechism conundrum

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The Lenten Season

ask these questions: what is Jesus offering to us and to the world? what resistance to Jesus is heard? and what must we risk or renounce in order to accept what Jesus offers Us? Ultimately, Becoming the Story We Tell is a collection of resources for strengthening our lives over the coming year. The resource can be used in different ways from renewing our baptismal identity, more fully engaging new parishioners, cultivating reflection on story and sacrament and strengthening our spiritual conversation. For most of us, discipleship is a work in progress. Engaging more fully in our journey to Christ, especially during the Easter season, will better equip us to invite others to join us to learn the way of Jesus. Download your copy of Becoming the story we tell:

A multitude of gifts The Rev. E.Dorothy Lancaster

A new board for Camp Hyanto

condo building. In December we bring Christmas services, complete with cake, ice cream and enthusiastic carol singers, to each residence. In May we work together to host a luncheon and service in the convenient easy access, Salvation Army building. All transportation, including wheel-trans, is provided free of charge for the residents. Close to forty volunteers are involved—lots of planning and lots of fun! This ministry celebrates life, rejoices in the gifts God gives us in worshipping together and shares love and friendship. Those of us privileged to participate have our eyes, ears, and hearts attuned to the wonder of daily miracles in every human life. We share in stories

The risen Christ is the key to restoring balance in our lives and in all creation. Can we use the 40 days of Lent as a path to gaining focus and clarity in our relationship with God? BISHOP MICHAEL OULTON, PAGE 2.

of lives dedicated in service to family, friends, community and country where hard work, suffering, and loss have been endured—not with complaint or resentment—but in gratitude. To see parents grieve who have outlived their children—but give thanks for the gift of those children—is to be drawn into the warmth of life-giving faith. To bless a paralyzed, speechless woman, whose husband brings her in her wheelchair to receive that blessing, is to thank God for the grace of love. To sit with eight people in a small retirement home and see how they have become a warm supportive spiritual family, is to recognize and celebrate God’s gift of community. It is a ministry where the reality of death is ever present. I have sat beside so many bedsides of the dying, prayed for wisdom in comforting the grieving, have suffered with the suffering. I have known in my heart that to be present, to share in the pain of another is to be blessed. With death, the return of the soul to God, is a holy transition. Each day I recall the faces of

those to whom I minister. Those who have walked through life with God have a special glow, a gentle peacefulness which the world cannot give. To see this is to see God in all His awe and wonder. I learn to slow down and cherish God’s daily gifts evident in a ministry full of laughter, stories and thanks for each meal and act of kindness. To be thanked by a resident in a nursing home is to feel deeply and sincerely humble. It is to know that I have received far more than I can ever give. For that I am truly blessed. When the congregations of these three parishes work together in this ministry, amazing things happen. Closer ties are formed as we come to know each other better. We appreciate the unique gifts of every person and celebrate our similarities and our differences, while focusing on the needs of our community. Each year on my Christmas tree, I hang special decorations commemorating family events, gifts from friends, and often the aging and bedraggled ornaments made for me by young hands

during my years as a teacher. There is another Christmas tree— the one in my heart— which I decorate with the gifts I have received in my life and through my ministry. That tree shines the brightest. Its decorations are never taken down, its lights never go out.

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walked through life with God have a special glow, a gentle peacefulness which the world cannot give. To see this is to see God in all His awe and wonder

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A picture is worth a thousand words... Lisa H. Russell

Diocesan Archival Technician


hey say a picture is worth a thousand words, but how about a whole book of wonderful photos! This is what the Anglican Diocese of Ontario Archives (ADOA) received as a new accession in September of 2013 from the Parish of the Rideau, brought in by the Reverend Valerie Kelly, Incumbent at the parish. The book is titled St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Newboyne, Ontario 1852-2013 - 161 Years of Faith and it is chock full of some early sepia-toned photos and many vibrant color photos covering the many years of the life of St. Peter’s Church, Newboyne. These vivid photos not only show the exterior and interior of St. Peter’s, but also feature the lovely stained glass memorial windows and commemorative plaques as well as other special artifacts throughout the interior. Other photos show the cemetery and vault as well as St. Peter’s lovely old brick and wood hall. Then there are the peoplepictures, many of which depict church groups and special occasions such as the Woman’s Auxiliary in 1953 to a special baptism of little Janet Hanna in

the arms of the Reverend Frank Bell in 1968 with her parents Eldred and Helen Hanna. There are weddings, confirmations, bell ringing, concerts, birthdays and anniversaries, centennials, inductions, farewells, summer suppers, festivals and fairs and lots more in this charming pictorial parish history.

At the opening of the book there is a brief historic sketch of St. Peter’s Church, Newboyne stating that “The first St. Peter’s Mission was established in the community of Newboyne between 1845 and 1850 and a frame church was built in 1852. The present impressive sandstone

Church was built circa 1872 and is the most elaborate in the township. St. Peter’s is situated on a hill overlooking the vault, the cemetery and the picturesque countryside.” Included in this book is a newspaper clipping from 1917 which describes the golden wedding anniversary celebration

at St. Peter’s Newboyne of long-time parishioners George & Maria Morrison. The article describes the happy occasion: “The event brought new and old friends far and near who gathered in large numbers to celebrate the joyous occasion, mirth, song and music combined with smiles and

heart-to-heart handshake and the memory of what we did—you remember—and so on.” ‘Morrison’ is certainly a name that figures prominently in the early registers of baptisms, marriages and burials for St. Peter’s Newboyne. George and Maria Morrison had three sons, Robert and Andrew, twins, and George, all who died as children in 1878, most likely of an illness. There is a memorial window in St. Peter’s Church commemorating these three children. Other early Morrison families were Francis and Ellen Morrison, Matthew and Mary Ann Morrison and others. The Anglican Diocese of Ontario Archives (ADOA) has an impressive collection of parish histories from across our Diocese, and some parishes have yet to do a parish history. If your parish is interested in researching and writing its history, especially if you have an anniversary coming up, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Russell, Diocesan Archival Technician at 613-544-4774 ext. 121 or by email at lrussell@, who will be more than happy to assist you should you decide to visit to do research. Parish histories are a wonderful legacy for the future as we remember the past.

The lenten balancing act Bishop Michael Oulton


esus was once asked by a teacher of the Law to enumerate the greatest of all the commandments. The list he offered was quite short, comprising a total of two: The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment

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greater than these. (St. Mark 12: 29-31). The clarity of Jesus’ thought and teaching in the midst of the pointed debate recorded in St. Mark’s Gospel is striking. I have always regarded this to be the best possible definition of perfect balance in life. Jesus first directs us toward God and then, with our eyes firmly fixed upon the author and finisher of faith, we turn toward one another and ourselves. The perfectly balanced life, when balanced upon God, is practically impossible to knock off kilter. The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, focusing upon the truth that we are created from lifeless dust, breathed into existence by God and given the gift of life. The vivid picture of balance and order in creation, described in Genesis, culminates with the description of our beginning and the place of humanity in the created order. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. (Genesis 2:1). Words, powerful in their harmonies, accentuate the height of divine activity. The disorder introduced into creation, caused by human rebellion and sin, is contrasted by the continuing

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balanced life, when balanced upon God, is practically impossible to knock off kilter

faithfulness of God in Jesus. His ministry begins in the chaos of the wilderness, being tempted and tested by Satan in an effort to prevent the restoration of the divine balance in creation. The Tempter holds the lure of sustenance, security and power before a weakened and hungering Jesus. His unwavering focus upon the promises of God within the most vulnerable of circumstances begins a journey from the time of trial to the glory of the resurrection. I pray that these forty days of Lent will provide us with ample to time for reflection so that we may gain sharper focus and greater clarity upon the never failing promises of God. The love of God encapsulated so well in the Great Commandment and demonstrated so visibly in the life of Jesus is the key to restoring balance in our life and indeed in all of creation. We will live up to the tenets of the Great Commandment as we show forth our love, honouring God in service to others and respecting the living stones that we are in God’s temple. May the presence of Jesus be with you through Lent, Holy week and on into the glory of Easter as you rejoice in the new life and harmony he brings to heaven and earth and all the host of them.

Dialogue Published by the Anglican Diocese of Ontario Anglican Church of Canada Editor: Mark Hauser Publisher: The Right Reverend Michael Oulton Bishop of Ontario Office of the Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Ontario 90 Johnson Street Kingston, ON K7L 1X7 Ph: (613) 544-4774 Editorial and Advertising Office Mark Hauser, Editor 90 Johnson Street Kingston, ON K7L 1X7 Ph: (613) 544-4774 Ext. 125 Email: Dialogue is published quarterly in September, December, March & June Individual suggested donation: $15.00 per year in Canada $23.00 in U.S. and overseas. The paper is printed on partially recycled paper using vegetable-based inks. Submissions for Dialogue and letters to the editor can be made by email to Advertising material should be sent to the editor, call (613) 544-4774 Ext. 125 with any inquiries. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the editor, the Diocese of Ontario or any representative thereof, except where expressly stated. All material subject to editing. Printed and mailed by Webnews Printing, North York, ON To subscribe, unsubscribe or change an address, please contact circulation at 416-924-9199 Ext. 259/245 or by email at



Already thinking about summer camp The Ven. Bill Clarke


amp Hyanto’s new Board began meeting this past January with its sights on the future of the camp. The new board, instigated by Synod Council, containing lay and clergy members from across the Diocese currently consists of: Ven. Bill Clarke, Miss Shannon Seffinga, Mr. Al Teal, Mrs. Angela Kelman, Rev. Haynes Hubbard, Rev. Kate Ann Follwell, Rev. Bram Pearce and Mr. Mike Trussell. The primary purposes of the board are to support Mrs. Carol Fitzpatrick in her role as Camp Manager, sustain and grow the ministries of Camp Hyanto, while assuring the viability of the camp’s program and its property. There are three key areas which the board will focus on to support the Camp Manager: creating a revitalized program with appropriate staff and

material support, assisting with the financial stability and ensuring the safety and the aesthetics of the property both in the short and long term. At its inaugural meeting, members were quick to identify the need to raise the funds to move the camp out of its deficit position and to provide for current and future needs. The Board was greatly encouraged with the news of an anonymous donation of $50,000 for Hyanto’s operations, which was received in late 2013. As an initial project, Board Members will be contacting every parish in the Diocese inviting them to do a fundraising project on behalf of the camp. In addition, they have extended an invitation to individuals to sponsor a camper, a counsellor or the overall camp ministry. “People responded so generously two years ago when the camp was suspended, and we need to

pick up that momentum again”, says Bill Clarke. Simultaneously, the Board will assist Carol in monitoring costs as the camping season approaches and progresses. Attention and effort will be given to marketing the Hyanto experience of the small personal Christian Camp across southeastern Ontario to increase attendance to maximum capacity. At 50 campers per week Hyanto still offers a high camper to staff ratio (3:1), which translates to more individual attention and instruction for campers. A revitalized program will mean change to some of the camp’s traditions and the concept that “this is the way things have always been done.” But the Board remains committed to the camp’s philosophy that in this camp community, campers, counsellors, staff and volunteers will get to know Jesus and experience His love under the pines at Hyanto.

You can be here, too! Walk with us, play with us, worship with us… join us through your financial gifts

You can make a donation that puts you right here: among the whispering pines, at the water, in front of campfires, teaching about God, as sure as if you were right here in person. There are several ways to make a big difference in the Camp Hyanto ministry and in a child’s life—this summer or for many summers to follow: • Sponsor a Camper for a week at camp this summer. • Support a Counsellor by assisting with the cost of staffing. • Support camp ministry. It’s a great way to ensure the continuation of this important ministry. You can donate online through Canada Helps at, or fill in the coupon below. Camp Hyanto is often the first place a child meets God, in fun, sunshine, safety, and love. We hope you’ll be part of it.

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See you this summer! Camp Manager: Carol Fitzpatrick   Website: e-mail:   Winter Address: 90 Johnson Street, Kingston, ON  K7L 1X7  Telephone:  613-544-4774,  Ext.122                                                                                                                    Summer Address: 118 Oakel Street, Box 94, Lyndhurst ON  K0E 1N0 Telephone: 613-928-2424 Fax: 613-547-3745 Toll Free: 1-866-524-4774 General Location of Camp: North of Kingston off Hwy 15; South from Smith Falls; West of Ottawa; Southwest (approx.) from Brockville.

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Editorial Mark Hauser


hat school does your son go to?” the man asked. “J.J. O’Neil,” I said. “Yeah mine too!” he said, adding, “You know I made a lot of mistakes and bad choices in my life and I wanted my son to get a little Jesus in him. That’s why I sent him to a Catholic school.” I had been painting a friend’s front porch one warm June day a few summers ago and next door there were two guys from a local window/door supplier installing windows. One of them, the really chatty one, struck up a conversation with me. (Work crews can be like some married couples: one does all the talking, while the quiet one does all the work.) We bandied about the usual comments about how hot it was, the difficulty of the particular job we were doing at that moment and other general banter men engage in while performing physical work. Eventually we hit on the fact that we both had young sons who went to the same school in town. One of the best things I find about being a parent, is that it can be the great equalizer in conversations with people you otherwise might have very little in common with. His confession to me about his reason for sending his son to a catholic school, in order to get some exposure to Christ, somewhat surprised me though. Here was a man who looked like he ran with a rough crowd. By his own admission, he hadn’t spent much time in his life inside a church, and yet despite a life that had a lack of any real faith connection, he made it a priority to send his young son to a school where he would learn about God —and in the process, hopefully learn to avoid some of the choices that he had made throughout his own life. Choices that he obviously felt would have been different if he himself had had a connection with Jesus. It was the classic case of paternal admonishment passed down from generation to generation. While

listening to his story, I could almost hear Kenny Rogers in the background singing his ode about a misunderstood boy in Coward of the County: “Promise me son not to do the things I’ve done, walk away from trouble if you can.” The avoidance of trouble—the connection to a life that wishes to do good in the world—is still in this modern day epitomized as a personal association with Jesus. It’s remarkable really. We live in a modern society that superficially, appears to have all but completely turned away from God in order to worship man-made idols of sport, entertainment, celebrity and unending material excess. But scratch the surface of this secular life, and inevitably you will find Christ. Still present in our lives, still beckoning us to unplug from our screens, put down the debit card and take up our own personal cross and follow him. Recently in Shoppers Drug Mart, I wandered by the magazine rack as I am prone to do at times. Grabbing my attention among the racks of countless exercise, sports, fashion, pop culture and home design magazines was Jesus. Jesus in the form of a LIFE magazine about divine miracles and a National Geographic issue featuring a history of the Holy Land. Stories of God peeking out amongst a sea of secular print devotionals. After putting down my paint brush at the end of that June day, I reflected on my new friend’s choices for his son and how Jesus moves through the lives of sinners and saints alike in this world. I wondered if the same thoughts had inspired William Cowper in 1773 to write his hymn “God Moves in a Mysterious Way” opening with the verse: “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm.”

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Parish outreach, at home and abroad Q&A with The Reverend Christine Downey of the Parishes of Christ Church, Gananoque and Lansdowne Front Mark Hauser Is the challenge of outreach a new one for the church? In 1936 William Temple, the Archbishop of York, said “It is clear that the Church only fulfils its function as the Body of Christ if it is constantly thinking how those outside are to be won inside. But very few Church people have any conscious sense of responsibility with regard to people who are detached from the Church. As we look round at our brother clergy, or think about the reasons for this, we recognise that we are eagerly absorbed, perhaps inevitably, in maintaining the life of the congregation that is already secure, and not thinking very much about those who are completely detached.” So you see almost 100 years ago we were discussing exactly the same kinds of issues and exactly the same kinds of problems that parishioners are not going beyond the walls of the church and helping those outside.

our own. I would prefer people to be aware enough of what’s happening in their own backyard to say “Why don’t we build affordable housing”? Every single community I have lived in, one of the single biggest problems to stability, economic and social stability in that community has been the lack of proper, adequate housing for people. So, maybe the church becomes the agency for those kind of things in the future. Can you tell me about some examples of parish outreach you have been involved with in the past? In one parish I was in we started a food cupboard in response to a number of families in our village who were in dire need. My husband would go out at night with food and leave it on people’s doorsteps, because they were so ashamed to come to the church for food. A lot of these little houses they had dirt floors with linoleum over top. One woman she was living there with her disabled son and she was getting some help but

Windsor. And by feeding we meant food, but also the medical stuff. There was no agency in the area where people could get free stuff. And there were a lot of people falling through the cracks. And that’s really who this was for. And so we were very clear about who we were helping as well and that’s very necessary. Were you hoping to gain more parishioners through these initiatives? I would say that 99% of the people we helped were not church goers. This wasn’t about filling the pews or getting more money. We became the community that did this. We became the community that takes care of those people who fall through the cracks and how we do it is through our churches, but this is how we do it. And that became the point. We were very clear at the start that this is not a congregational growth initiative. This is us responding to God’s call to feed the hungry, take care of the widows and children. We were being missional.

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community has the ability to do something. The important thing is to recognize that and start now.

I think people are afraid to fail. I had somebody say to me from my congregation “we have to succeed at something. If we do another thing that fails…” I can’t remember what failed, we did things for short term. You have to understand that we have to judge success by a different set of criteria. What’s the result of not taking any form of outreach as a parish? Well I think that’s not a viable church community. That’s chaplaincy, we will just take care of you until you die. We are not church if we are not missional. If we are not in the community we are not being church. And this is what I say to my folks. We don’t stop being church when we leave. When we leave is when we do our work as church. If there is nothing beyond that then we are not church. Formed and prioritized to mission. And that is key. Each parish community has the ability to do something. The important thing is to recognize that and start now. The Reverend Christine Downey was ordained an Anglican priest in 2006 in the Diocese of Huron.

We have the responsibility to do a number of things and one is to recognize where we truly are no longer at the center of society. But we are still the centre of God’s mission. We are still the best facilitators and actors for that mission—but we have to understand ourselves better at the margins. If we have to do it in stone buildings, because we have them, ok. If we have to do it in storefronts, or in the bar, ok. But we have to be where the people are. American theologian Belden Lane said “we are called to set up camp in the fields of the ordinary.” I have carried that phrase with me in my career as a pastor as an example of what it means to be a modern expression of church. What do you say to the argument for giving globally instead of locally? I don’t have a problem, frankly, with people giving globally as opposed to locally. I think that if we stop reaching out to other cultures and help worldwide, then we risk a lot. I think we lose something of our humanity if we don’t reach out further than

still you walk in and you realize, this is linoleum on dirt. It was just heartbreaking, so we set up the food bank and found ways of distributing, just the usual dry goods, cans and stuff, but then we had farmers who said “well I’ve got this freezer” so the church really rallied around and we filled freezer chests of meat. It was really just incredible. One of my parishioners said, “well I just sold my cattle and I have a fenced off acre that’s really good in terms of fertilizer. Why don’t you just plant stuff in it?” so our first acre we planted was the acre of hope. And we grew vegetables. Then we could also give meat and vegetables The other was ‘the good Samaritan project’ which provided not only food for those who needed it, but it provided medical aids. Chairs, commodes, bedpans, wheelchairs, we had two hospital beds and the local pharmacy stored it for us in a storehouse. We had all this stuff that we were able to loan out to people and give to people. And those two things started very small—just recognizing a need and saying no that’s a little thing but we can fix it. We were very clear about the mission. Feed the county, feed

Jesus was a lousy church programmer. He could have been on the phone getting people’s names but he didn’t. He talked compassion. He healed the sick. He hung out with sinners and we are called to do the same. And the Christian church grew by leaps and bounds. Was there fear in stepping outside your comfort zones with these projects? Everywhere I have been we have been able to take that breath and go “This is the risk that is following Christ. This is the cost of discipleship”. Where people have decided to embrace that, it works. It doesn’t always work perfectly, and yes sometimes we were taken advantage of. That’s the other thing you can’t be mealy-mouthed. You can’t be—I don’t want to step on anybody’s toes, or, I don’t want to confront the ugly. Because it is out there. But you can confront it with compassion and honesty, because that is what we are called to do as well. We are not called to condemn, but we are called to speak the truth. Are there barriers to being missional as a church?



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IN SPIRIT, SERVICE AND COMMUNITY A Narrative Budget for the Anglican Diocese of Ontario


Bishop’s Message This June will mark the third anniversary of my consecration as Bishop of the Diocese of Ontario. One of my goals upon assuming office was to spend time with the people of our parishes, listening to your hopes and dreams for our church, sharing stories about our past as well as giving thought to our future. Three years later, there is hardly a corner of our diocese I have not had the privilege of visiting. I like to think of my time on the road as my “winding up” or “winding down” time, affording an opportunity to think about the people I have met and the stories they have told. The great blessing I have experienced through visiting our parishes is the clarity of the common thread of the Gospel uniting us in Mark Hauser the Mission of Jesus Christ. This has been true is facing times of challenge or rejoicing in times of blessing. The people of the Diocese of Ontario have given sacrificially in faith during some difficult years. We cannot, and must not, surrender to apathy or indifference about our shared ministry. The same unshakeable faith that has sustained us thus far will keep us working together, giving shape and life to the story we continue to tell—not just for today, but also for tomorrow’s generation. I firmly believe that we must be faithful and prudent in a climate of economic uncertainty but I do not subscribe to the so-called “Gospel of Austerity”. There is work to do: God’s call to mission, to be united in spirit, service and community. God has promised to strengthen, empower and equip us for the task at hand. We, for our part, are called to be faithful, trusting and hopeful that God will provide. I am pleased to commend the Diocesan Narrative Budget for 2014 to your prayerful consideration. Your Synod Council and its Finance Committee will continue to work toward striking a healthy balance between fiscal responsibility and our call to mission, keeping these twin priorities in focus while maintaining constant and regular communication with the parishes. The overarching goal must always be how best to support the clergy and people of the parishes as they carry the mission of Christ into the communities they serve. We are challenged to weather times of change and uncertainty with faith responding to God’s call to serve in Jesus’ name in our time and place. St. Paul asks the question: “If God is for us, who can be against us?” The love of God promises to make us more than conquerors and Jesus assures us to be of good cheer for he has overcome the world. May you be blessed with courage and confidence as together we continue serving the Mission of Jesus within God’s world.

REVENUE $1,823,499 Common Ministry And Mission $1,560,880 Anglican churches around the world are united in spirit, service and community through worship and a rich historical tradition, but they are also connected to one another by a God-inspired network of shared resources; spiritual, theological, human and financial. In our diocese, as with others across the country, all parishioners are part of this communal framework of support through Common Ministry and Mission (CMM). For every dollar given through a parish church a portion of that (app. 25%) is shared with the diocese and a further portion of that (app. 26%) is shared with provinical, national and international ministries. CMM is the primary source of revenue for the Diocese and is the lifeblood of all of its programs and services. This resource sharing is part of a long-standing tradition in the Anglican Church. From both spiritual and practical points of view, much has been achieved through the years as a result of our working together to answer God’s call to mission.

Fees, Administration, Sundry and Other Revenue $262,619 The Diocesan Centre administers a number of group programs on behalf of parishes across the diocese including; the Diocesan Consolidated Investment Fund; the Diocesan Capital Loan Fund and the Insurance program. In each of these cases a fee is recovered on an annual basis in order to offset some of the administrative costs associated with these programs. Additionally, fees for research and other activities are collected by The Anglican Diocese of Ontario Archives which is open to the public at specified times. Other revenue is provided from investment interest earned on diocesan reserves. Finally, $25,000 is anticipated to be received from donors who traditionally designate charitable gifts in support of diocesan ministries.

Bishop Michael Oulton

Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. Acts 4:32

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EXPENDITURES $1,823,499 All funds received from parishes, through Common Ministry and Mission, are subsequently invested into four categories: Provincial / National / International Ministries, Diocesan Programs, Diocesan Core Expenses and Clergy Benefits (on behalf of parishes). Please read on for highlights about each of these important ministry areas.

Provincial, National and International Ministries $458,988 Just as the generous gifts of the people of the diocese are shared with the diocese through Common Ministry and Mission (CMM), so too are these same gifts shared with the wider church; both nationally and internationally, by way of a proportional gift to the Anglican Church of Canada, formally known as General Synod. One of the key ministries supported through this gift is the Council of the North which is a grouping of dioceses in sparsely populated areas across the Canadian north, including Nunavut, the Northwest and Yukon Territories, Northern Ontario, Northern Quebec and the Central Interior of British Columbia. In these areas, the delivery of ministry is costly and resources are scarce. The support provided to the Council of the North is a partnership among all Canadian Anglicans that speaks to the best of who we are.

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The eNews weekly and the revamped diocesan website at www.ontario., are electronic platforms that work in tandem with one another. Subscribers to the e-news receive an attractive online newsletter that uses text and photos to push news and information out to the diocese to keep people in touch with what’s happening on a weekly basis. The eNews often links back to the diocesan website, which is now a more easy-to-navigate hub for parishes and clergy to pull or download information and resources when required. On the print side, the Diocese is sustaining an investment in Dialogue, albeit on a quarterly basis. As before, the newspaper is distributed together with The Anglican Journal and includes reflections and feature stories with a special emphasis on parish/people profiles that speak to broader congregational development issues that are common across the diocese.

Also included in this ministry area is The Provincial Synod Assessment which represents our share of financial support for the busy and exciting meetings of Provincial Synod whose work includes issues such as theological education, religious education in public schools, social issues and government relations.

Chaplaincies $10,303*

Finally, each diocese in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario is asked to contribute to a fund to provide added support to theological colleges in Ontario.

Quinte Health Care

In partnership with Quinte Health Care, the diocese funds a part-time chaplaincy position at Belleville General Hospital. A substantial volunteer visitation effort is in place at Kingston General Hospital, coordinated by the Rev. Canon Tony Capon. * Full funding of this ministry is derived from Designated Investment Income.

Social Action/Social Justice $3,500

Anglican Church of Canada

Communications $52,588 Since its establishment in the spring of 2013, the Communications office of the Diocese of Ontario, led by Mark Hauser, has become a focal point for the exchange of news and information across the diocese. Respecting the needs of a diverse audience, every effort is being made to balance both print and electronic forms of communication with a view to creating a spirit of connectivity across the diocese.

The social action/social justice ministry banner promotes education and action on a number of the seminal issues of our time, such as: the struggle for clean water, providing assistance to refugees and raising awareness about AIDS. Social justice calls us most profoundly to mission on the margins, to answer God’s call to create a loving world that is truly just: for all people, for all communities and for all of creation. While this ministry no longer receives dedicated staff support, a number of diocesan leaders continue to work through a dedicated group of committees to provide leadership to the people of our Diocese. Included among the committees are: Social Justice, Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), Diocese of Ontario Refugee Support (DOORS), and the Green Group. A continued investment in the ongoing program needs of these committees is essential to supporting them in their vital work across the diocese.

You know the generous grace of our lord Jesus Christ. T so that by his poverty he could make you rich. Right now Later, they will have plenty and can 2 Corinthian



Stewardship and Congregational Development $129,969 The Diocese of Ontario is committed to stewardship and congregational development through its investment in a Stewardship and Congregational Development Coordinator. The Rev. Canon David Smith was appointed to the position in February of 2010 and continues to offer support and educational opportunities to parishes in their efforts to be good stewards of the Gospel. Among other initiatives, David coaches parishes in strategic planning through the ministry of Natural Church Development, and, with the support of an active Stewardship and Congregational Development Committee, oversees a variety of conferences and workshops at the parish, regional and diocesan levels. Workshop themes include stewardship of our gifts and talents and of the environment, Warden and Treasurer training, and the Screening in Faith program. Daily prayer is said for the parishes and people of our diocese and Biblical reflections and teaching are presented to encourage, inspire and ground our congregational life and faithful stewardship in the Gospel. The diocese will also continue to benefit from the ministry of The Ven. John Robertson, who has worked with our parishes for over 10 years in the realm of Planned Giving.

Training and Development $69,300 The Diocese of Ontario provides financial support to our students in the form of grants during their time at theological college, as well as during summer ministry positions in the diocese. The amount shown for 2010 reflects the number of students currently at different levels of their theological training. We also provide assistance to those parishes with an assistant curate. A sabbatical policy was adopted in 2005 with the diocese covering the cost initially. The individual and parish then take up to three years, upon the conclusion of the sabbatical, to reimburse the diocese for their respective share. Other costs included in this category are partial funding for the annual clergy retreat and conference, with the clergy paying some of the costs personally. A limited amount is also available by way of bursaries for both clergy and laity to attend conferences.

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Miscellaneous Program Costs $47,359 Acknowledging the unique relationship which exists between a diocese and its cathedral, the diocese provides an annual grant to the Cathedral Church of St. George. For example, the bishop’s throne resides at the cathedral; and it serves the diocese as a whole for ordinations, the election and consecration of diocesan bishops as well as other special services and events. Camp Hyanto is provided with a capital grant to assist with major repairs and maintenance to the Camp facilities in Lyndhurst. We provide assistance to lay volunteers who travel across the diocese to attend various meetings.

Diocesan Centre Operations $146,380 Integral to the strength of diocesan operations are the contributions made by The Ven. Wayne Varley, Diocesan Executive Officer, John Secker, Diocesan Financial Officer, Ruth Caswell, Accounting Assistant and Lisa Russell, Receptionist and Archival Assistant. All are committed to the principles of faithful stewardship of diocesan resources, and continuously seek out opportunities to expand their skills in order to faithfully serve the people of our Diocese. Anglican Diocese of Ontario Archives Since the Anglican Diocese of Ontario Archives (ADOA) was first formed back in 1886, its mission has been to acquire, maintain and make accessible the records of this diocese to preserve the witness of the past and to provide ongoing assistance in recording the work of God’s people. Individuals may be working on a parish history and need historical information about their parish, or require architectural plans for a parish building project; or they might be interested in doing some genealogy, or request a certificate of baptism, marriage or burial. In these and other capacities, the ADOA is happy to serve the people of this diocese. Other Expenses Other expenditures listed in this category are those normally associated with an office environment and are based on historical as well as anticipated usage in 2014. The figure for bank interest relates to borrowing by the diocese. Any interest recovered from parishes is netted against this expenditure category.

Other Personnel Costs $21,148 The diocese is pleased to be able to offer parishes a grant of up to $1,200 to assist with the moving expenses incurred at the time of the appointment of a new incumbent. The Archdeacons and Regional Deans receive a small honorarium to help cover the additional costs they incur by virtue of holding these positions. The Employee Assistance Plan is available to active clergy and diocesan centre staff. Additionally, a fund in the amount of $5,000 annually has been developed for Clergy Crisis Intervention.

Though he was rich, yet for our sakes he became poor, w you have plenty and can help those who are in need. share with you when you need it. ns 8:9–14 Mark Hauser

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Bishop’s Office $176,374 The Rt. Rev. Michael Oulton was consecrated the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Ontario in June of 2012. In addition to his many duties as the pastoral and spiritual leader of the Diocese, Bishop Michael serves as the president of Synod and it is his prerogative to preside at all sessions of Synod. The bishop acts as the chair for Synod Council, is an ex-officio member of all diocesan committees, makes all appointments to committees and has the right to appoint up to six additional members to Synod Council. As part of his extensive Episcopal duties, Bishop Oulton performs many duties in the wider community and gives a face and presence to our Diocese and wider church as a member of the national and provincial Houses of Bishops and committees. He often attends civil, ecumenical and inter-faith functions on our behalf, and finds the time in the summer to visit Camp Hyanto. During the school year he liaises with the Theological colleges where our students are studying and attends clergy conferences and retreats in support of the diocesan clergy. To clergy and laity across the Diocese, the bishop is a mediator, mentor, supporter and pastor.


Clergy Benefits $329,479 As a diocese, the provision of pension, long-term disability, dental and group life benefits is a vital part of the stewardship of our human resources. Each year, payments are made on behalf of parishes for the employer’s portion of the contribution to the General Synod pension plan, as well as the dental plan and group life insurance for all parish clergy. These contributions have a positive impact on the economic, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our clergy and are integral to each parish’s Common Ministry and Mission (CMM) investment. Historically the employer portion of clergy retirement pension premiums has been set at a level of 10% of stipend*, however these premiums have risen to 13.2% due to the economic downturn, fluctuating values of pension fund investments and the ageing population of the group. It is becoming increasingly difficult for the Diocese to pay these rising costs without drawing from reserves. This year, the diocese will continue to pay the employer premium up to 10% and will continue a surcharge to parishes which will cover the remaining 3.2%. At such time as the employer premium may be reduced, this surcharge to parishes will also be reduced or eliminated altogether. *Stipend for pension purposes is 1.5 times stipend to add a component for housing.

The Bishop’s office is supported by Anne Patterson who also provides administrative support to the Diocesan Executive Officer.

Building Expenses $76,716 The Diocesan Centre at 90 Johnson Street in Kingston is a valuable resource centre for clergy, lay leaders and parishioners; whether they need to seek counsel from a member of the diocesan staff, or whether they simply need to access office equipment from time to time. The Synod Office serves as a venue for diocesan committee meetings and houses both The Anglican Diocese of Ontario Archives and the Church Bookroom managed by Phil Maloney with assistance from Tracey Francis and other part-time staff. Everyone is encouraged to visit 90 Johnson to get to know the staff and learn about the variety of resources and services that are available to our parishes.

Let me say first that I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith in Him is being talked about all over the world. - Romans 1:8

Budget Summary 2014 Budget: Common Ministry & Mission: (Total CMM: $1,560,880)

Diocesan Programs - 18.5 % Clergy Benefits - 20.7 %

Diocesan Core Expenses - 32 %

Provincial/National International Ministries - 28.8 %

Produced by the Financial Office of the Diocese of Ontario 90 Johnson Street, Kingston, ON



The Catechism Conundrum Diana Duncan-Fletcher


e are fast approaching Wednesday, March 5, which is Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the Season of Lent. This is a time, forty days minus Sundays, when we reflect and repent, and inwardly learn about Jesus’ journey to the cross and His Resurrection. It is also traditionally a time, in many Anglican churches, when children are prepared for Confirmation. That was the situation for me during Lent in 1960. I was part of a large group of young people taking Catechism Classes at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in Reddendale. Our priest, the Reverend Henry Hill, later became a bishop in the Diocese of Ontario. One day he took me aside to give me a serious pep talk. I know he was concerned that I was not taking much interest in learning the required lessons he presented each week during Lent. The fact was that he was right. Most of it went right over my head. It was not that I was

not curious, it was simply that I didn’t get it. The more he sternly suggested that I pay attention to God’s voice, the less I understood. I was only eleven years old and totally confused. In spite of my inner turmoil over this situation, I was duly confirmed that Easter wearing a lovely white dress with a veil. In those days this seemed to be mandatory. The young men were also properly attired—no jeans and tee shirts in sight. I had anticipated that when Bishop Evans laid his hands on my head, I would feel different and know I had received the blessing of the Holy Ghost. It was a real shock to me when I realized I felt nothing at all. What was wrong with me I wondered? The other children seemed blissfully aware of the importance of this occasion. I remember looking at my mother in the congregation. She was smiling proudly. I felt a fake going through the motions. Looking back I see now that my real search began then. Starting over always means change, rethinking, and turning

The more he sternly suggested that I pay attention to God’s voice, the less I understood. I was only eleven years old and totally confused

in a different direction. It often comes from a rousing jolt of failure. For me the transition has been an ongoing one. Mostly it has become an investing of my well-being into the lives of others. Over the years my faith has grown. Do I really know the answers yet? No. Am I closer to knowing God’s intentions for me? I hope so. Whereas then I had no clues, now I do appreciate what I have been given. As a result, I offer prayers of intercession and thanksgiving for all people— including myself. Doing this has cleared my vision to see everyone as I believe Jesus sees us. That is how I have been blessed. And as an aside: Of the 17 young people being prepared for confirmation at St. Thomas’ I now wonder how many of the other children were equally unsure? If so, perhaps it was also a wake-up call for them. Thanks be to God!

The Bishop’s Little Flock Br. Peter Cory, OPA


was very fortunate to have been employed at St. George’s Cathedral, a place where I had grown up and worshiped for my entire life. My time working there began when I was telephoned one night in 1993 by then PriestIn-Charge Canon Alexander Wakeling offering me the position of Assistant Verger. I accepted without a moment of hesitation. My work at the Cathedral entailed many tasks like putting up the hymn numbers, shoveling snow, raking leaves, arranging tables for the Lunch Program, and opening and locking the building. Despite a myriad of rudimentary tasks, it was a wonderful and fascinating job in so many ways, as it seemed that I had some small role within every aspect of the life of this glorious building and its community. I met hundreds of interesting people, had the chance to climb up through the dome as well as the bell tower, and even to visit the crypt underneath. I met visitors from far and wide, shoed squirrels out of the sanctuary, and helped elderly people to their cars. It was truly an adventure that I’ll never forget! One Wednesday I discovered Bishop Read’s Little Flock, a service starting at 12:15 p.m. and running for about an hour or so. Larger Anglican churches often have mid-week services offering a pause amid a hectic week. Bishop Read was a towering figure that I recall from my childhood. He

was a man of such charisma and exuberance in all that he did. During a severe blizzard in the winter of 1996, we thought there would be no way he could make it to the service. But when the Wellington Street doors opened, in walked that elderly cleric, snow swirling around him with chilled air flowing in. Instantly his presence warmed the room. The service’s music was supplied by organist Clyde Markham, and all those in attendance sang. Bishop Read sought to engage everyone attending the service, often asking people to read, help with prayers, or assist during Communion. He would preach extemporaneously, and also show us photos of his many travels. The service regularly attracted about 25 people, but sometimes many more would attend. I would eventually leave my position at the Cathedral, as education and career plans took me elsewhere. But recently, having found my schedule free, I decided to check out this

service again. I was moved to find some of the same people attending, as well as many new worshipers at the Little Flock. The Wednesday Eucharist at 12:15 p.m. is still in the Lady Chapel at our beloved Cathedral, and it is still The Bishop’s Little Flock as it continues to be led by a retired Bishop from our Diocese. Bishop George Bruce now presides, and each week he offers a scholarly homily which is often based upon a saint or other person who is honored that day in the Order of Divine Service. His talks are informative, deep, and enlightening. Great care is also taken to pray for people in

the diocese and around the world, or for anyone who has requested prayer. Mid-week services of formal worship can provide a meaningful time of respite during weeks that can be stressful, dull or bleak. They allow us time to refocus, or to re-center ourselves and can create opportunities for fellowship as well as evangelism. I urge anyone seeking such a pause during their week to consider attending a weekday service whether at the Cathedral or at any of our parishes that offer one. I know you will find the same joy and inspiration that I and many others have found.

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Spirituality in practice with Bishop Mark Macdonald Mark Hauser


n Saturday January 18, Bishop Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada spoke to a group of 100 plus attendees at St. Peter’s Collins Bay on issues of water, our connection with the environment and how this ties in with our spirituality as Christians. “Alienation from the environment is intimately related to our disconnection from God. This is a spiritual problem and a critical problem we face as Christians”,

stated Bishop MacDonald. He went on to discuss how we as a society no longer understand our living connection with the land. What was once viewed and respected as a sacred, life sustaining relationship is now all too often viewed as a chemical relationship that if need be, could be reproduced elsewhere. MacDonald used the story of Christ’s baptism from Matthew 3:13-17 to draw a link between salvation and the presence and importance of water in our lives. Mentioned more than 722 times in the bible, water is a symbol of God and Spirit—reminding us of our creator and saviour, transforming and purifying both the world and each and every

believer. “Wherever you see Christ you see water”, said MacDonald, “Jesus’ baptism for the early church became the icon for how people receive salvation from God. Water is the lens through which we see our life in creation and with God”. Participants were then asked to form breakout groups for a discussion about the passage from Matthew and talk about how God is calling us to act in our lives in relation to this passage. Each group then had a chance to present their discussion findings to everyone. Following lunch, guest panelist Mary Wooding presented a talk to the group about the environmental challenges facing the earth today with increased global water consumption and ever growing threats to the world’s water supply from pollution to population growth which puts an increasing strain on current shrinking resources. This was followed by a panel discussion with Bishop Mark MacDonald, Dr. Leigh Smith and Mary Wooding moderated by Dr. Josef Cihlar.

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Faithful Living on the Land: Spirituality in Practice was co-sponsored by the Anglican Diocese of Ontario Green Group and the Justice and Peace Commission of the Roman Catholic

Archdiocese of Kingston and the Anglican Diocese of Ontario.

3D laser scanning used to protect history Mark Gibson


t the end of 2013, the whole of Canada watched with horror as a partially completed, new multi-residential building in Kingston burned down, ending with a dramatic helicopter rescue of the crane operator. In 1899, our beautiful new St. George’s Cathedral burned to the ground in a similar fire, leaving the entire diocese devastated. What would remain if it happened again? Thanks to work recently done by Canyon Logics (www., whenever

anything changes at the Cathedral again—whether by catastrophe or by a planned renovation—the leadership will have detailed measurements and images to work with. In August of 2013 I began work with Canyon Logics, a firm that provides 3D laser scanning services. The company approved of the idea of donating my time to scan the church, where I am a member, and the Cathedral Corporation gladly accepted. Just before the snow fell in the fall of 2013, I completed over 200 scans of the inside and the outside of

the church. The scans were stitched together into a large digital point cloud and made available to the church in a free viewing software. This will allow the volunteers who maintain the building and those firms the church engages to complete work on the church, to A view of the point cloud of the Cathedral, made up of over 200 laser scans, created in the Fall of 2013 by take measurements Canyon Logics of Kingston and visualize the Cathedral in a 3D environment. can now be used to quickly and fortification wall of Fort Frederick In the case of a total loss, accurately assess and compare at the Royal Military College was a detailed historical record of cracks, peeling paint, bulges and scanned to identify possible bulges the Cathedral now exists. When possible lean in any walls. If and irregularities. renovations are needed, as-found necessary, plaster, stone, wood and data is available to facilitate even the stained glass windows, the preparation of quotes and can be reproduced using the 3D contracts with architects and point data and corresponding engineers. John Whiteley, Chair colour images captured through of the Fabric Committee, added, the scanning process. “Now we can quickly find out Canyon Logics’ 3D laser the dimensions of any of our old scanning service is frequently used windows without having to rent for heritage sites that lack up-toscaffolding!” date plans. For example, Canyon Recently the church has been Logics scanned the LaSalle concerned about the condition of Causeway Bridge in Kingston the ceiling. The 3D point cloud to ensure that the 90-year-old data provided by Canyon Logics structure is still sound and the

“ Now we can

St. George’s Cathedral burning, January 1, 1899

V23-RelB-St.George’s Cathedral-6.2: Queen’s University Archives

quickly find out the dimensions of any of our old windows without having to rent scaffolding!



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Wardens and Treasurers Screening in Faith


March workshops Wardens and Treasurers In March 2014 the Stewardship and Congregational development office will be holding three workshops to assist wardens and treasurers with their ministries. Designed as an overview of responsibilities and tasks, these workshops will be very helpful for new wardens and treasurers while including advice and reminders for folks who are continuing in these responsible leadership positions.

what you could do with $10,000 …

Screening in Faith Incorporated into these workshops will be an overview of our Screening in Faith Protocol. The Diocese of Ontario is committed to ensuring that our Church is a holy place where the love of Christ can be modeled and learned. A fundamental obligation, therefore, is to look after the welfare of all members of our community—especially those who are vulnerable through age, infirmity or particular circumstances of dependency. This is a sacred trust which must be responsibly and safely managed.

If you have an amazing idea for engaging young leaders aged 18 – 30 in ministry, evangelism or mission, send us a proposal. • 5 grants of up to $10,000

These sessions will be helpful and of particular interest for wardens and those administering our diocesan policy protocol in our parishes. As part of this workshop there will be a Sexual Misconduct Awareness Training component which is required to be taken every three years by staff and volunteers who serve in medium or high risk positions, such as Sunday school teachers. In the afternoon there will be an optional training session for people interested in being a Screening in Faith instructor. Saturday March 8, 2014 9 am 9:30 am 12 noon 1 pm – 4 pm (1 pm–2 pm

Location Dates and Times: • St. Luke’s Kingston, 236 Nelson Street Kingston coffee and tea screening in Faith Workshop (for all in parish ministry needing to complete sexual misconduct awareness training) brown bag lunch Wardens and Treasurers workshops Training for Screening facilitators)

Saturday March 22, 2014 • St. Lawrence Brockville, 80 Pine Street, Brockville 9 am coffee and tea 9:30 am Screening in Faith Workshop (for all in parish ministry needing to complete sexual misconduct awareness training) 12 noon brown bag lunch 1 pm–4 pm Wardens and Treasurers workshops (1 pm–2 pm Training for Screening facilitators) Saturday March 29, 2014 • St. Thomas’ Belleville, 201 Church Street, Belleville 9 am coffee and tea 9:30 am Screening in Faith Workshop (for all in parish ministry needing to complete sexual misconduct awareness training) 12 noon brown bag lunch 1 pm–4 pm Wardens and Treasurers workshops (1 pm–2 pm Training for Screening facilitators)

• for new initiatives in 2015 • submit by September 1, 2014 Beginning in 2014, the Anglican Foundation of Canada will set out more aside Find $50,000 each yearat to encourage and fund innovative ministry-related projects through a Request-for-Proposals process. Responding to Vision 2019, this year’s focus is new projects that train young adult leaders in ministry, evangelism, or mission.

• • • • • • • •

5 one-time grants of up to $10,000 are available Projects will be new initiatives undertaken in 2015 Target is 18-30 year olds, lay or ordained Leadership skills and project outcomes are to be specific and impactful Projects require the endorsement of a diocesan bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada Proposals submitted in response to this request do not count as one of the three submissions each diocese is al lowed per year Submission deadline is September 1, 2014 The AFC Board of Directors will review proposals in November 2014 and announce those receiving grants in early December

For more information, please visit

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ST. John’s Madoc, parish notebook


submitted photo

Al Danford

2nd annual nativity display

’s in Madoc was a The second annual Nativity Display at St. John sets loaned for the display tremendous success! Last year there were 60 ission fee and everyone and this year we had 99. There was no adm and cookies. The display was welcomed to the display with hot cider and next year we foresee that overflowed into the foyer from the church the parish hall will also have to be used. front of the church and last St. John’s collection plates always sit at the . This year a sign over them year people saw them and left a total of $100 the typhoon victims in stated that all donations would be sent to help led when it was announced the Philippines. The congregation was thril DF. With the matching that a total of $500 was collected for the PWR ns $1,000 was sent to aid the funds from the federal government, that mea typhoon victims. who loaned their nativity The organizers are so appreciative of everyone ), those who attended the sets (there wouldn’t be a display without them ly to such a worthy cause. display and those who donated so generous



Bishop’s Dinner and Concert by The Three Cantors Wednesday June 4, 2014 Four Points by Sheraton, Kingston 6 for 6:30 p.m. dinner $100/person ($40 tax receipt) $170/couple ($60 tax receipt) $20 - concert only *all proceeds to PWRDF*


Family Camp at Hyanto

“People of all ages encountering Jesus together.”

July 27 - August 2, 2014 Join us for a fun retreat for all ages, wherein we have games, activities, music, and more, all centered around worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ in serious and silly ways. Register for the full week: Register as a dayguest or overnight for 5 nights or less:

Concert to be held in St. George’s Cathedral at 8 p.m. Guest: Adele Finney, Executive Director, PWRDF For more information please contact Anne Patterson at or (613) 544-4774 ext 130

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