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Sudbury Christian Messenger February, 2017 Edition

We are one people, one family, one house--the American house. We must learn to live together as brother & sister or we will perish as fools. John Lewis @repjohnlewis  19 Oct 2016

Jesus, because you died for me, I will live for you.

“I never know from one election to the next who’s going to be in the Oval Office, but I always know who’s on the throne”. TNT’s Ernie Johnson

THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU; THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE SHINE UPON YOU AND BE GRACIOUS TO YOU;
THE LORD TURN HIS FACE TOWARD YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE!      ( NUMBERS 6:24-26 *NIV )
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
1.     Share-a-book Campaign  |January 27 – March 2  |Greater Sudbury
2.     Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life  |January and every second Monday |Sudbury
3.     All Nations Church 1st Anniversary Service  |Feb. 5  |Sudbury
4.     St.-Valentin Breakfast  |Feb. 5  |Chelmsford
5.     Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study  |February 5 and first Sunday of the month  |Wanup
6.     All Nations Church  Lantern Lighting, and  SuperBowl Party  |Feb. 5  |Sudbury
7.     Impact  |February 5  and Sundays  |Sudbury & Kfm 95.5
8.     Reflective Prayer Service  |Feb. 6  |Minnow Lake
9.     Navigating the Addiction Treatment System  |February 7  |Sudbury
10.  SUMMIT  |February 6 and Mondays  |Sudbury Southend
11.  Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |February 6 and Mondays  |New Sudbury
12.  Adult Children of Alcoholics  |February 6 and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
13.  SLYNGSHOT:  An Interactive Church | February 7 and every Tuesday  |Sudbury
14.  Easy Tai Chi Classes  |February 8 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
15.  Sudbury Christian Businessmen's luncheon  |February 8  |Sudbury
16.  Meditation Classes  |February 8 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
17.  Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue  |February 9  |Sudbury
18.  Christ the King Prayer Group  |  February 9 and Thursdays  | Sudbury
19.  Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |February 9 and Thursdays  |Sudbury
20.  Silent Vigil for Peace  |February 10 and each Friday  |Sudbury
21.  Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |February 11  and every Saturday  |Sudbury
22.  Sunday Breakfast  |February 12  |New Sudbury
23.  “Fruit of the Spirit” Series  |February 12 |Sudbury
24.  “Sister Act”  |Feb. 9-25  |Sudbury
25.  Service of Installation of Bishop-Elect Anne Germond  |February 11  |Sault Ste. Marie
26.  SLYNGSHOT Life Recovery Church 3rd Anniversary  |Feb. 11  |Sudbury
27.  Valentine Dance  |February 11  |Sudbury
28.  Welcome & Installation of new Finnish Pastor  |February 12  |Sudbury
29.  Nord500North Conference Planning Meeting #6  |February 13  |Sudbury
30.  Kfm Radio “Day of Love”  |February 14  |Greater Sudbury
31.  The New Evangelization Summit Sudbury Kick-Off and Strategy Session  |February 21  |Minnow Lake
32.  Manning Centre Conference  |February 23-25  |Ottawa
33.  Conservative Party of Canada Candidates Debate  |February 24  |Ottawa
34.  5th Annual “Coldest Night of the Year” Walk Fundraiser  |February 25  |Sudbury
35.  Sudbury Central Southend Ministerial  |February 28   |Sudbury
36.  Next Leadership Debate for the Conservative Party of Canada   |February 28  |Edmonton
37.  World Day of Prayer  |March 3  |Garson
38.  Rob Parker, National House of Prayer Event  |March 17-19  |Sudbury
39.  Wanup Community Meeting  |March 29  |Wanup
40.  Accessibility Grant Application Deadline  |March 31  |Greater Sudbury
41.  Conference:  Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide  |May 8-9  |Ottawa
42.  The New Evangelization Summit  |May 12 & 13  |New Sudbury
43.  SAVE THE DATES:  500North:  Commemoration of 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation  |September 21 and 22, 2017 |Sudbury
PRAYERS & PRAISE
Prayer from Greater Sudbury Christian Leaders to our Muslim community
Prayer of thanks for Sudbury Right to Life New Office in Sudbury
Sudbury Downtown Churches Prayer Calendar 2017 Edition

CITIZEN RESPONSE
St. Patrick’s Church seeking Choir Members
Sudbury Right to Life/Respect Pour la Vie  Announces their new Office
Objections raised about ICE assessment of ON sex-ed curriculum
Petition Request:  Stop fake news and fake science at National Geographic Magazine!

PROVINCIAL NEWS
P.E.A.C.E. Update re: advocacy for children in our education system

NATIONAL NEWS

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
VP Pence tells March for Life: ‘Life is winning again in America’
The exclusionary hypocrisy of the Women’s March on Washington

FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS

REQUESTS
St. Patrick’s Church Seeking Choir Members
Christ the King seeking Administrative Assistant
Nord500North seeking Marketing Assistance
First Baptist Church in Garson Seeking Pianist

MEDIA MARVELS
President Donald Trump calls out Media for lack of coverage of USA National March for Life
Time-Lapse Video of the USA National March for Life    January 27/17
Pro-Life Video ….the spoken word format
Online Seminar by Faytene Grassechini
Impact of Abortion in USA since 1973 – shown in pie graph

HELP NEEDED
Guitarist or Keyboard player needed at Holy Redeemer Parish, Minnow Lake
Household items needed
Employment Opportunity – St. Andrew the Apostle, Barrydowne Rd.

DAILY CHUCKLE
Senior Humour
One Minute Smile

WORDS OF WISDOM
“Tom Hanks:  The Rest of the Story” by Pastor Rob Weatherby
Count Your Blessings


  Local  News & Events
  1.  Share-a-Book Campaign  |January 27 – March 2  |Greater Sudbury
The Share-a-Book Campaign puts donated children’s books into the hands of children and families and promotes reading aloud.
The Sudbury Food Bank will help to co-ordinate distribution of the books to children and families in need.
From January 27 to March 2, six branches of the Greater Sudbury public library will act as drop-off points for the public to bring in book donations.
Since 2010, the Share-a-Book campaign has put more than 10 000 donated books into the hands of local children and families.

  1.  Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life  |  February:  every second Monday  |Sudbury

The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life are being offered in the Winter of 2017 at Villa Loyola starting at 6:30 pm.     They will consist of prayer material with small group gatherings every second week during which you will learn strategies for discerning God’s will for you. Director of the Exercises is Fr. Ron Perron. If you are interested or are unfamiliar with them and want to learn more, please call 705 522 3502


  1.  All Nations Church 1st Anniversary of “Our New Home”  |February 5  |Sudbury

1st Anniversary Service 10 a.m. Sunday Feb.5th, with special guest Gerry Lougheed Jr.

Celebrate with us as we have been meeting in our new building at 414 St. Raphael St. for a year now. 


For further information,  www.allnationschurch.ca            705 673 6110


  1. St.-Valentin Breakfast  |Feb. 5  |Chelmsford

            Sunday, February 5, 2017, 9am – 1pm
SUMMARY       St.-Valentin Breakfast
February 5, 9 am to 1 pm
At the St. Joseph Parish Hall, Chelmsford
705.983.4455


  1. Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study  |February 5 and first Sunday of the month  |Wanup

JOIN US AT THE LITTLE WANUP CHAPEL
Highway 537  (near Hwy 69 end)  l minute past Wanup Store on right hand side
                                                                                                                                   

                                  EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

On 1st Sunday of the month  at 2.30 pm
 (continuing from September to December)
Time may change in the summer months

Refreshments served after each  service and after Bible Study lunch provided

LITTLE WANUP CHAPEL 
SMALL GROUP SCHEDULE FOR FALL AND WINTER 2017/18

February 9/17            12 noon – Mavis White
February 22/17          12 noon – Floyd Wilson leading
March 9/17                12 noon – Luc Boileau  leading
Mar 23/17                  12 noon – Mavis White  leading
Apr 6/17                     12 noon Floyd Wilson leading
Apr 20/17                   12 noon – Luc Boileau  leading

                                                              
Further information – contact Mavis White  706-524-5820 or maviswhitewhite@hotmail.com 



  1.  All Nations Church “Lantern Launch” & SuperBowl Party  |February 5  |Sudbury


Lantern Lighting at 6:00 pm  to commemorate the Lord’s leading in our Church community


All Nations Church invites you to watch the SuperBowl in their new home, atop the hill on St. Raphael Street.

Time:  Evening

What to bring:   Food!          bring your own snacks and enjoy some football in the courtyard or auditorium with good company!

All are welcome to join us

For further information,  www.allnationschurch.ca            705 673 6110



  1. “Impact Live”   | February 5 and Sundays  |Greater Sudbury
You are invited to be part of live radio broadcast with Pastor Jeff Edwards  and Kevin Serviss

Our Impact Live Radio service at 6:30 pm will be held at the

Travelodge
1401 Paris Street
Sudbury On P3E3B6

Pastor Jeff Edwards


Presented by The Unchurch      theunchurch@hotmail.com



  1. SUMMIT  |February 6  and Mondays  |Sudbury Southend     
Attended by university and college students, and young adults


Join us on Mondays  6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Dinner is on us!




Laurentian University School of Education

Room 210  -   2nd Floor   (this location to change Nov/Dec)

Experience:   Friendly Faces

Videos & Discussions about Faith

Projects that help others

SUMMIT (Find us on Facebook)........ Josh Sklar 705-919-4124


  1. Reflective Prayer Service  |Feb. 6  |Minnow Lake

Rev. Erin Todd is hosting a reflective prayer service at St. Luke’s United Church, Bancroft Drive, Minnow Lake,    on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7:00 pm

It is an open invitation to anyone who wants to spend some quiet time praying and contemplating, and seeking advice on how to move forward in this world.   It is an opportunity to “pray for our world and to pray for peace and community,” Rev. Todd said.

Light refreshments will be served after the Service.

Editor’s Note:  In response to the deaths of the six men murdered at the Mosque in Quebec City



  1. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |February 6 and Mondays  |New Sudbury

Every Monday at the Church of the Ascension, 1476 Sparks Street, New Sudbury

7;30-8:30 pm

For further information, please contact 705 674 6217



  1. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |February 6 and Mondays  |Minnow Lake

Every Monday, at Holy Redeemer Church, 1887 Bancroft Drive, in the basement

7:00 pm

For further information, please contact 705 929 1627\


  1. Navigating the Addiction Treatment System  |Feb. 7  |Sudbury

The Sudbury Alcohol and Drug Concerns Coalition presents Navigating the Addiction Treatment System

12:15 – 1:30 pm

February 7

At the Lexington Hotel on Brady Street

Cost - $25.00, which includes lunch, is payable by cash or cheque at the door

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Please RSVP to sadccce@gmail.com


  1. SLYNGSHOT Tuesdays:  An Interactive Church  |February 7 and Tuesdays  |Sudbury

SLYNGSHOT            
An interactive Church
“Faithfully slaying life’s giants”
            
You are welcome to a new expression of worshipping Jesus

7:00 pm till approx 9:00 pm

Location:  @ 426 Burton Street,  until further notice.  Corner of Burton and Jean Street, Sudbury   (formerly Holy Trinity Church) …….two, brown,  double-doors along the side of the building.    Free parking on street.


For further information, please contact Pastor Josh Sklar          705 673 6110

Check out SLYNGSHOT on FB

SLYNGSHOT is a gathering of people who have Jesus as their higher power with the bible and Holy Spirit as their guide. This community is similar to a 12 step meeting without mistaking who you call your higher power. Often a testimony (speaker) or inspirational video as well as discussions are shared to identify how God is working in our lives and helping us to face giants like addiction, grief, and depression. FAITH in God is the key to slaying life's giants! SLYNGSHOT currently gathers in person at 426 Burton Street in Sudbury, ON, double doors in the basement from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday evenings all year long. Come experience God's love through real life people just like you!
Kev”

Videography about Slyngshot Church:  https://youtu.be/BJMaTalVnD4


  1. Easy Tai Chi Classes  |February 8 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury

All are welcome – all ages and fitness levels – all suitable for those restricted to a wheel chair

Every Wednesday             10:00 a.m.

Free

Trinity Lutheran Church              189 Regent St. S                  705 674 4834


  1. Sudbury Christian Businessmen's luncheon  |February 8  |Sudbury
Well according to the Groundhogs today there will only be six more weeks of winter, after the last couple of weeks it seems like winter hasn’t happened yet, but time will tell. Our speaker for this month’s lunch is Pastor Jeff Edwards of Restoration Church. We are again meeting at the Holiday Inn on Regent Street at 12:00 noon sharp on February 8th. Please call CJTK @ (705) 674-2585 in advance if you plan to attend to arrange your seat. As always, first time attendees will be our guests and eat for free, so please bring a friend.

Thank you


When: 2nd Wednesday of every month. 12 noon.
Where: Holiday Inn Sudbury, 1696 Regent Street.
Cost: $25
Why: Our Luncheon Group exists to provide an opportunity for both business men and professionals to get together once a month.

1. To provide an opportunity to get to know men of faith from across
our region and business community.
2. To foster an attitude of prayer & support for each other and our
city.
3. To have guest speaker’s help us explore ways of living our faith in
the marketplace.
4. To assist with the special needs of individuals and charities from what the Lord
has blessed us with.
5. At the end of the day, we should walk away knowing a few more men of faith,
and learning about creative ways to live our faith in the marketplace.
~ Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the
Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his
understanding no one can fathom.
~He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
~Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
~but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings
like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40: 28-31

Once again, our lunch will start at 12:00 noon sharp at the Holiday Inn on Regent Street on Wednesday the 13th. The cost of the lunch is $25 per person but all first timers eat for free, so bring a friend.
Wednesday, Agenda:
12:00- 12:03 - Opening Greeting & Grace
12:03- 12:35 - Eat
12:55- 1:00 - Closing Remarks & Prayer.
Please call Kfm Christian Radio (705) 674-2585 in advance to book your seats. See you there. 

  1. Meditation Classes  |Feb. 8 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury

Free            Every Wednesday          5:30  pm                          705 674 4834

Trinity Lutheran Church, 289 Regent St.


  1. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  February 9  and Thursdays  | Sudbury

If you feel down in your faith or in a depression or if you are suffering the winter blues come out Thursday nights at Our Lady of Hope Church and join the Christ the King Prayer Group. You will be uplifted and inspired during this holy and religious evening and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.

We started to attend a few months ago and by the end of the evening felt spiritually renewed.

Rosary and hymns between 7pm and 8pm. Mass starts at 8pm with as many as 3 Priests on the altar.

This group was started by Terry Shannon 25 years ago and still attracts a large following.

Check it out on Thursday nights.
Tony Sottile

  1. Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |February 9  and Thursdays  |Sudbury

Jesus is our Living Water             John 7:37

Spirit-led fellowship, prayer, and interactive Bible study

Every Thursday evening from 6 to 9 at the Lexington Inn,  50 Brady St.,  Sudbury   (formerly known as the Howard Johnson)

Faith   Family    Freedom

Facebook:  page www.facebook.com/FGBSudbury       where people can get connected and be informed and we also have a FGB group set up where we can all share together and encourage one another.


If anyone has any questions or feedback you can call Linda at the head office at 1-877-296-1715 or you can reach me directly at 705 822-8069  Sincerely Adrian Smith  (president of FGB Sudbury )  


  1. Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue  |February 9  |Sudbury
Join us for the next Interfaith Dialogue meeting, Thursday, Feb 9, 7 pm in Kinsman B, at the YMCA / Older Adults Centre, for an evening of Scriptural Reasoning.

We will take at brief look at some short passages from a variety of traditions and share what meaning they might hold for us.  In light of the tragic shooting in Quebec, we will begin with passages on tolerance and compassion.

Please join us if you are able.


Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue presents an evening entitled “Reflecting on Sacred Texts”

7:00 pm

Parkside Centre on Durham Street



  1. “Sister Act”  |Feb. 9-25  |Sudbury

Thursday, February 9 – Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sister Act

February 9 – 25 at 7:30 pm

At Theatre Cambrian

705.524.7317


  1. Silent Vigil for Peace  |February 10 and each Friday  |Sudbury

Community members take part in a silent vigil for peace at Memorial Park in Sudbury behind St. Andrews on Fridays.

4-5 pm

There is reduced-rate parking for seniors beneath the YMCA building.     Sign your parking ticket.

With the onset of very cold weather,  rendezvous in the Foyer just outside the Sanctuary Door (St. Andrews, 111  Larch) for 10 to 15 minutes, then adjourn to a discreet corner of Kuppajo's, NW corner of the same).


Stand in peaceful protest against violence around the world.

“call upon government and non-government agencies, corporations, groups, and individuals to do everything in their power to prevent and end violence around the globe.”


This non-sectarian group of concerned citizens includes people of diverse faiths and backgrounds,  from Waters Mennonite Church, Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue, the Muslim community, and Quaker Witness.      The Peace Vigil is modelled after what was done in Greater Sudbury in response to the Vale strikes and Vietnam War protests.

There will be opportunities for networking/socializing before and after the Silent Vigil for Peace.

For further information, please contact John Rutherford   705 522 8584  (home)/705 9190759 (mobile)   or Dave Nicol   denicol.1@gmail.com

SILENT VIGIL

We stand in peaceful protest of the spreading violence throughout the world, and call upon government and non-government agencies, corporations, groups, and individuals to do everything in their power to prevent and end violence around the globe
We are drawn from diverse faiths & backgrounds, religious and secular, to actively oppose all that leads to violence among people and nations and the bankruptcy of the human spirit it represents.
We stand in silent vigil united in resolve and purpose, to struggle against the use of violence as a means to settle disagreement and disputes at all levels. To do so we need to start with our own hearts and minds, joining with all persons clear in thought and mind and faith, inviting them to find common ground.
Please join with us as we stand here now and in coming weeks for one hour at the end of our working week, Fridays, 4 to 5 pm.



Waters Mennonite Church
Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue
Islamic Association of Sudbury
Quaker Witness


Dave Nicol

“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”
                                                                    ― Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story



  1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |February 11 and every Saturday  |Sudbury

Pyrohy/cabbage rolls for sale each Saturday 10:00am-noon

40 Notre Dame

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Corner of Notre Dame Ave. & Louis  St. 

St. Mary’s is very proud to have been awarded the very distinguished and rare, “Ontario Architecture Landmark Award,” in 2016.  Look for the five heavenly overhead domes!


Church Office 705-675-8244,   Kitchen 705-675-1581




  1. Service of Installation of Bishop-Elect Anne Germond  |February 11 |Sault Ste. Marie
Your presence and prayers would be appreciated by Anne Germond

9:30 a.m.

Cathedral Church of St. Luke             Brock Street              Sault Ste. Marie

As she is consecrated and installed as the 11th Bishop for the Anglican Diocese

We have been blessed to have Rev. Anne Germond at Church of the Ascension for 16 years, and pray for her as she continues to serve Jesus.


  1.  SLYNGSHOT Life Recovery Church 3rd Anniversary  |Feb. 11  |Sudbury

Join us on Feb. 11th, 2017 at 7PM and help celebrate SLYNGSHOT Life Recovery Church's three year anniversary. This fundraising event will include food, door prizes and amazing fellowship!

 Located at 426 Burton Street, brown double doors on Jean St. side of the building. Tickets are $10/person or $25/family. For tickets contact Guy Langlois 705-618-5984 or Laura Lunn 705-207-2653.

Slyngshot ministry ministers to people transitioning from rehab, the hospital, jail, divorce and other difficult circumstances. A hand up is provided in various ways; food (special diets), clothing, transportation, housing, life recovery bibles, the list goes on. It's all about helping people who are taking steps in their recovery and need assistance getting their feet on solid ground. Just recently God used $44 of Slyngshot funds to feed 60 families!


  1.  Valentine’s Dance  |February 11  |Sudbury

The NOAH Community Hub & Social Planning Council of Sudbury are holding a Valentine's Dance on Sat. Feb. 11th 2017.

The event is a fundraiser and promises to be a lot of fun.

Foxtrot/MoonWalk/ChaCha/The Worm/Funky Chicken/The Robot/The Sprinkler/Running Man/Macarena ……….and more!

Cash Bar        Door Prize       Photo Booth

Tickets $20 in Advance; $25 at the Door

Location:  Moose Lodge,212  Frood Road

For tickets call Doris:  705 675 3894

All are welcome



  1. “Fruit of the  Spirit” Series  |February12  |Sudbury

All Nations Church invites those seeking a Church home to visit us for our February series        The Fruit of the Spirit

10:00 a.m. Sundays

For further information         www.allnationschurch.ca              705 673 6110



  1.  Sunday Breakfast  |February 12  |New Sudbury

Sunday Breakfast: Feb. 12
The Knights of Columbus of St-Dominique Parish at 1241 Diane Street, invites you to a breakfast on Sunday Feb. 12 from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Menu: eggs, ham, sausage, toast, beans, pancakes, desserts, tea, coffee and juice for the little ones.

The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 & under.


  1. Welcome and Installation of Finnish Pastor  |February 12  |Sudbury

The Parish of St. Matthews & St. Timothy's Lutheran welcome their new Finnish pastor, Rev. Mira Salmelainen with a service of installation on Sunday February 12 at our Sudbury location, 264 Mackenzie St., beginning at 3:00 p.m.

You are invited to join us in welcoming Pastor Mira to the Sudbury area.


  1. 500North Planning Team for 500th Commemoration of the Reformation  |February 13  |Sudbury

To:  Greater Sudbury Christian Church Members

From:  Rev. Glenda Morrisette, Monsignor Jim Hutton, and Dr. Christopher Duncan-Hales

Re:  a message to Christian Churches about the 500th commemoration of the Reformation.

The sixth meeting for people who are interested in planning for the 500th commemoration of the Reformation is on February 13/17 at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on Regent Street in Sudbury.  

We are holding a two-day Conference on Sep 21 & 22 of 2017 with four fantastic speakers. On the Thursday evening there will be a special, historical, exciting ecumenical service with inspiring music. The Bishop from the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada has already agreed to attend, along with two other Bishops.

We are looking for people who would like to help us organize this event.  We have small teams organized, and we would be happy to have more involved, so that no one person has a lot to accomplish.  Especially at this time we are seeking individuals from different denominations who have Marketing skills/interest.

We are excited about this upcoming event and we hope that many of you will come out to hear our plans, give us your input and help us organize a wonderful event for Northern Ontario.

Peace,
Rev. Glenda Morrissette
Monsignor Jim Hutton
Dr. Chris Duncanson-Hales


Rev. Glenda Morrissette
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
189 Regent St.  Sudbury, ON
Work  (705) 674-4834
Home (705) 621-2359
Dean of the Northern Area



  1.  Kfm Radio “Day of Love”  |February 14  |Greater Sudbury

Feb 14 - Day Of Love

KFM is giving you the opportunity to dedicate a special song to your special someone! All you need to do is call our KFM Love Line at 705-507-5218 and be sure to leave the following information:

 your name, who is the song being dedicated to and why, song name/artist, phone # (In case your name is drawn for the grand prize!)

 Every caller will receive a ballot in our fantastic grand prize draw which includes a beautiful diamond studded, ruby ring from our friends at J.B. Jewellers in the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre!

 So, don't miss KFM's Day Of Love!

  1. The New Evangelization Summit  Sudbury Kick-Off and Strategy Session  |February 21  |Minnow Lake

The New Evangelization Summit  Kick-Off Strategy -  Tuesday February 21. 2017  at 7:00 pm,  -  Holy Redeemer Parish Hall
This gathering will include: Prayer, a video on Evangelization, and a Strategy Session as we plan for the Sudbury Summit.
All Welcome...  come and see

Contact: Mr. Bernie Morris  berniepeng@hotmail.com


The New Evangelization Summit
An international event that will inspire thousands of Catholics to be engaged in the New Evangelization
Live Streamed and broadcast to host sites throughout North America.

Hosted in three major centers in the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie
....including in Sudbury at Charles College,
on Falconbridge Road,
Friday evening May 12 and Saturday 13, 2017.

This two day conference will bring together speakers who are leaders in the New Evangelization to provide inspiration, encouragement, training, practical wisdom and resources on how Catholics can effectively evangelize.  All Catholics – pastors, missionaries, lay ministers, and the lay faithful – will benefit immensely from this powerful opportunity to be further equipped in the fundamental mission of the Church.  The annual NES (New Evangelization Summit)  will be held in Ottawa and streamed to host-sites.  The broadcasting of the event will provide a way for Catholics from around North America to participate in the Summit.  This approximately 5,000 like minded Catholics from across the continent will be united in one goal – to be formed as evangelists and be part of a network of Catholics understand the ways in which they can transmit the Good News of Faith in there everyday life... and thus be evangelists.

For more updates check out https://www.newevangelization.ca/



  1. Manning Centre Conference  |February 23-25  |Ottawa

We wanted to take a moment to let you know some exciting details for the upcoming Manning Centre Conference (Feb. 23-25 in Ottawa).

1) Early Bird Registration – If you would like to register and take advantage of our early bird rate, you can now do so on our website (use “EARLYBIRD” discount code) – check out our website

2) Theme – This year’s conference theme will be “Take the Lead.” We’ll be discussing how our movement takes the lead in various policy, strategic and technological areas.

3) Topics

We’re excited to announce that Mark Steyn will be speaking at the 2017 Manning Centre Conference! (Feb 23-25 in Ottawa)

Born in Canada, Steyn is a bestselling author, columnist, and host of The Mark Steyn Show at CRTV. He has written for Maclean's, the National Post, The Australian, the Chicago Sun-Times and many other publications around the world. He also guest-hosts America's number one radio program, the Rush Limbaugh Show. Steyn is known internationally for his campaigns against Canada's human rights commissions.

Details are still being worked out, but we might just see Steyn do a taping of his new show right at the Manning Centre Conference!

In addition to Steyn, this year’s conference includes:
•           Leadership debate with those running for leader of the Conservative Party
•           Training sessions
•           Great panel discussions
•           Networking opportunities!

As you may have heard, student passes are just $50 this year! For those whose young student days have expired, we’re pleased to note that early bird rates are still available (until January 27)!

To learn more about this year’s conference, please visit our website –

http://manningcentre.ca/conference

We hope to see you at the conference!

Sincerely,
The Manning Centre team
PS – We’re only able to offer discounted student rates due to some kind donors. Can you chip in $10, $20 or $50 and help us provide even more discounted student passes? To donate – click here

4) Leadership Debate –Last but certainly not least, we’re pleased to announce we’ll be hosting a formal leadership debate at the conference - our movement will have an opportunity to ask federal Conservative Party leadership candidates questions about where they stand on the issues.

Again, our conference agenda is still being finalized, but it’s shaping up to once again be the event for conservatives to attend! Stay tuned for more updates!

To register – go here:  http://manningcentre.ca/conference?utm_source=mcc-noyear&utm_medium=email&utm_content=161013-text2&utm_campaign=mcc2017

Sincerely,

The Manning Centre team

PS – We would like to attract as many young people as possible again this year. Can you make a small donation to help reduce their entrance costs – go here:




  1.  Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Candidates Debate  |February 24  |Ottawa

We’ve got a really exciting format lined up for the Conservative leadership debate we’re hosting at the 2017 Manning Centre Conference!

Here are the details:

Instead of having 14 candidates on the stage at the same time, we’re going to use a format that allows candidates to drill down deeper into specific policy areas and engage more with their opponents.

A random draw at the beginning of our debate will separate the 14 candidates into four groups. There will be two groups with three candidates and two groups with four candidates. Each group will then debate one of four topics.

Once all four groups have had an opportunity to debate their respective topic, each candidate will then have time for a closing statement. Conference attendees can then use the conference app to vote for the candidate they think won the debate. The results of that straw poll will be announced the next day.

Here are the debate details:
WHEN: Friday, February 24 from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
WHERE: Shaw Centre in Ottawa.
COST: Debate admission is included in the cost of a conference pass. Alternatively, tickets for the debate portion alone can be purchased for $20.00 online or at the door (2:00p.m. the day of).

To see our full conference schedule – click here
We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
The Manning Centre team

Manning Centre
http://manningcentre.nationbuilder.com/


  1. 5th Annual “Coldest Night of the Year” Walk Fundraiser  |February 25  |Sudbury

The 5th annual “Coldest Night of the Year” walk benefiting the work of the Samaritan Centre takes place on Saturday, 25 February 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Rainbow Centre.

The goal of this fundraiser is to raise much needed funds for the Samaritan Centre and to raise awareness regarding the issue of homelessness and poverty in Sudbury.

The Samaritan Centre is a multi-agency facility in Sudbury made up of the Elgin St Mission, Blue Door Soup Kitchen and Corner Clinic. It serves 300-400 persons daily with feeding programs, clothing depot, shower facilities, housing referrals and medical appointments. It also is a warming centre in the winter months when the temperature dips below minus 15.                      Currently there are 400 plus persons who are deemed “homeless” and over a thousand who are at risk of being homeless.

The “Coldest Night of the Year” walk is a national event which takes place simultaneously in 118 cities across Canada. This event benefits solely those agencies which are involved in serving the poor and the homeless.

To register to walk or sign up a team to walk in this event, go to coldestnightoftheyear.org.

Kevin Serviss
Executive Director
Samaritan Centre 705-669-0111



  1. Sudbury Central Southend Ministerial  |February  28  |Sudbury

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the Sudbury Southend Central Ministerial in November.

There was no Sudbury Central Southend Ministerial in December and we will host the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Prayer Breakfast on January 24th.

The next ministerial will be Tuesday, February 28th. The topic will be Communion/Eucharist/Lord’s Table and the discussion will be led by Monsignor Jim Hutton, St. Patrick’s Church.


Please mark your calendars: the next gathering will be February, 2017.    We will send a RSVP request closer to the date.


@ 12 Noon

Meetings for 2017 will be at Glad Tidings

Bring your own lunch

At each gathering one of the participants will agree the month before to Lead the Prayer Time and the Dialogue issue


Thank you,

Jessica

Jessica Manuel
Business Administrator and Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor
Glad Tidings Church
1101 Regent St S
Sudbury, ON P3E 5P8


  1.  Next Leadership Debate for the Conservative Party of Canada   |February 28  |Edmonton

Who will be the next Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada? 

It’s the only major Canadian Political Party that allows pro-life MPs; a minor Party that does so, also, is the Heritage Party of Canada.

In order to vote for the next Leader, which, as we know, will be an important decision, people must have become Members of the Conservative Party of Canada by March 28th.           Voting will occur by mail-in ballot in May.         The results will be announced May 28th in Toronto Congress Centre.

It costs $15 to become a member

The Leadership Debate will be held in Edmonton, but broadcast on tv, at CPAC or through www.conservative.caor YouTube

Please pray about this important position in Canadian society!        Take action!             God bless Canada!


  1.  World Day of Prayer 2017  |March 3  |Garson & Minnow Lake

World Day of Prayer 2017   World Day of Prayer was begun by women in Canada and the United States in 1922 and is now observed in more than 170 countries.  By participating in this year’s World Day of Prayer service, you are joining in worship with Christians around the world and in almost 2,000 communities across Canada.  The service is written by women from the Philippines for all of us:  everyone should feel welcomed and invited to attend and participate. This year’s theme is: “Am I Being Unfair To You?” Mark your calendar!  Join us on Friday, March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Falconbridge Rd. in Garson as we join the Christians of the world in prayer, or at Holy Redeemer Parish, Minnow Lake.


  1.  Rob Parker, National House of Prayer Event  |March 17-19  |Sudbury
Rob Parker of the National House of Prayer in Ottawa, will be in Sudbury March 17-19

National House of Prayer ……….”informed, focused and sustained prayer for Canada and its leaders”


The National House of Prayer, a former convent, has its own history as a “house of prayer”, and also has 35 beds that are used to host visiting prayer teams and resident interns

The Prayer Room “is in regular use throughout most days”

“The National House of Prayer hosts prayer teams of all ages who represent the Christian church from all parts of Canada.  Prayer Teams come to Ottawa for a week at a time to receive training/teaching and to specifically pray for our Government and our leaders.”

Find out full details at

Rob Parker of the National House of Prayer will be in Sudbury March 17-19, hosted by Sue Craig        suecraig@live.ca            New Life Christian Centre



  1. Wanup Community Meeting  |March 29  |Wanup
Wanup Community Meeting on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at Little Wanup Chapel.

Please reserve the date.

Guest:  Deb McIntosh

  1. Accessibility Grant Application Deadline  |March 31  |Greater Sudbury
FYI

Rick Hansen Foundation accessibility grant
Registered charities can apply for Access4All grants up to $30,000 for infrastructure improvement and an awareness celebration event. The deadline is March 31, 2017.

http://www.rickhansen.com/Access4All/Apply-For-a-Grant

Carmen Robillard   Je parle français!
Program Manager | Chef de programme
Ontario Trillium Foundation | Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario
705.222.5378 | 1.800.263.2887 x 760
www.otf.ca

Got a question about OTF? Contact our Support Centre at 1.800.263.2887 or otf@otf.ca
Vous avez une question au sujet de la FTO? Contactez notre Centre de soutien au 1 800 263-2887 ou otf@otf.ca


  1.  Conference:  Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide  |May 8-9  |Ottawa

The Canadian Interfaith Conversation gathers representatives of around 40 faith communities and faith-based organizations who believe that people of faith can contribute positively to the benefit of all people in Canadian society. As we note in our Charter Vision, the practice of religion and its impact on the identities of Canadians is an enduring feature of this country.

We advocate for religion in a pluralistic society and in Canadian public life, believing that conversation is essential to doing so effectively. A key conversation coming up will be Building Our Whole Society: Religion and Citizenship at Canada’s 150th. This is the third of our “Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide” conference series; it will be held at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, May 8-9, 2017.

Aileen van Ginkel, Co-chair
vanginkela@theefc.ca
Canadian Interfaith Conversation
www.interfaithconversation.ca


  1. The New Evangelization Summit  |May 12 & 13  |New Sudbury

An international event that will inspire thousands of Catholics to be engaged in the New Evangelization

Live Streamed and broadcast to host sites throughout North America.

Hosted in three major centers in the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie39. 
....including in Sudbury at Charles College,
on Falconbridge Road,
Friday evening May 12 and Saturday 13, 2017.

This two day conference will bring together speakers who are leaders in the New Evangelization to provide inspiration, encouragement, training, practical wisdom and resources on how Catholics can effectively evangelize.  All Catholics – pastors, missionaries, lay ministers, and the lay faithful – will benefit immensely from this powerful opportunity to be further equipped in the fundamental mission of the Church.  The annual NES (New Evangelization Summit)  will be held in Ottawa and streamed to host-sites.  The broadcasting of the event will provide a way for Catholics from around North America to participate in the Summit.  This approximately 5,000 like minded Catholics from across the continent will be united in one goal – to be formed as evangelists and be part of a network of Catholics understand the ways in which they can transmit the Good News of Faith in there everyday life... and thus be evangelists.

For more updates check out https://www.newevangelization.ca/

  1. Nord500North Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation  |September 21 and 22  |Sudbury

Would you please  Save the Dates of September 21 & 22, 2017  in your calendars for the Commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

This event will be held in Sudbury at the Holiday Inn

Nord500North is a Conference that commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It is an opportunity to address a critical moment of our Christian history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often come between us and prevented us from working together.
Presentations by key note speakers, workshops, and discussions will describe where we as followers of Jesus have been, where we are today, and where we are going. There will also be a strand on how we can make right relations with Canada’s Indigenous people as part of ongoing reformation efforts.
We are branches of the same vine. In a world that needs the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ, our hope and prayer is that this event will inspire participants to be bold, creative, and joyful in our commitment to love each other and serve the world.  


Check out details on our website          www.trinitysudbury.ca             and Facebook        500North


Glenda
Rev. Glenda Morrissette
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
189 Regent St.  Sudbury, ON
Work  (705) 674-4834
Home (705) 207-0027
Dean of the Northern Area


Prayer & Praise
  1.  “Where there is hatred, let me sow love”
A Statement from Christian leaders in Sudbury;  February 2nd , 2017
Following the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we, the Christian leaders from Sudbury, condemn the recent attack on our Muslim brothers in the Centre Culturel Islamique  in Quebec City as they knelt in prayer. We reaffirm our commitment to strive for justice and peace and to respect the dignity of every human being. We re-commit to standing in solidarity with our Muslim neighbours.
O Lord, open my eyes
that I may see the need of others,
open my ears that I may hear their cries,
open my heart so that they need not be without comfort.
Let me not be afraid to defend the weak
because of the anger of the strong,
nor afraid to defend the poor
because of the anger of the rich.
Show me where love and hope and faith are needed,
and use me to bring them to these places.
Open my eyes and ears that I may, this coming day,
be able to do some work of peace for you. Amen.
(Alan Paton)

Bishop Marcel Damphousse and the Roman Catholic parishes of Sudbury
Bishop- elect Anne Germond and the Church of the Ascension and Anglican parishes of Sudbury.
The Rev. Stewart Walker – St. Stephen’s on the Hill United Church
The Rev. Catherine Somerville – St. Andrews United Church
The Rev. Glenda Morrissette – Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
The Rev. Charles Nolting  - Lutheran Parish of St. Matthew & St. Timothy
The Rt. Rev. Thomas Corston – the Anglican Church of the Epiphany
The Rev. Todd Manuel - Glad Tidings Church (Sudbury) Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
The Rev. Dr. Spencer Boersma and First Baptist Church, Garson.
The Rev. Dr. Jeremy Mahood – All Nation’s Church Sudbury.
The Rev. Jason Tripp, Valleyview Community Church (Free Methodist Church in Canada)
The Rev. Doug Prebble – St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church Capreol
The Rev. Glen Miller – St. John the Divine Anglican Church Copper Cliff and Christ Anglican Church, Lively.
The Rev. Dr. Robert Derrenbacker – President and Provost of Thorneloe University.
Southern Ministerial.
Garson Inter-Church.
North Eastern Ministerial

  1.  Prayer of Thanks re: Sudbury Right to Life/Sudbury Pro Vie New Office
Sudbury Right to Life/Respect pour la vie
Office address is 109 Elm St. W. Unit 8

Mailing address:

Sudbury Right to Life/Respect pour la vie
P.O. Box 985
Sudbury ON
P3E 4S4

Telephone number is 705-674-1700 and the fax is the same number
The Unit is #8 in the basement, you can use the elevator if want and it will take you right in front of the Office. 

  1.  Sudbury Downtown Churches Prayer Calendar 2017

The Downtown Churches group has created a new Prayer Calendar to assist mainly Sudbury's downtown churches to pray for each other in 2017. The calendar goes for 6 months (January to June) when it will be renewed for the remainder of the year. The new prayer endeavor begins on January 15th, the Sunday closest to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

The Downtown Churches group meets approximately every 6 weeks and shares in outreach ministries in each other's denominations.

Happy New Year
Tom Corston
Interim Pastor, Church of the Epiphany, Sudbury

Editor’s Note:   to receive a copy of this Prayer Calendar, please respond to diane@sudburychristian.ca

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Citizen Response

  1. Petition Request

Thank President Trump for defunding International Planned Parenthood. SIGN THE PETITION. Go here:

https://lifepetitions.com/petition/thank-trump


  1. Find your voice - Singers needed for CHOIR!

St. Patrick’s Church Seeking Choir Members


Are you looking for a fun and inclusive group to sing with?
Are you a beginner looking to try something creative?
Are you a returning choir member who misses singing in a group?
Are you looking for a choir that blends traditional and contemporary?
Are you passionate about classical music, chant and singing in parts?
Do you love sacred music?

St Patrick's Choir may be for you!
We at St. Patrick's Catholic Church are looking to expand our choir.  We are
recruiting all voice types (soprano, alto, tenor and bass).  We have a great need
for men's voices!  No experience needed, all that you need is a willingness
to learn.  Opportunities include singing Mass regularly, special services
(Taize, evening prayer) and seasonal sacred concert events.  We also provide
musical professionals who train the choir to read music and sing.  Essentially,
this is music lessons free of charge!  Of course, we also welcome music readers
and experienced choir singers.

Time obligations are rehearsals Thursdays 6:00pm-7:15pm and 10:00am Sunday Mass
We hope you will consider this invitation to join us.  We would love to welcome
you to our group.

If you have any questions, please call Matt @ 705.618.4341 or
email: kallio.matt@gmail.com for further details.


  1. Sudbury Right to Life/Respect Pour la Vie  Announces their new Office

Sudbury Right to Life/Respect pour la vie
Office address is 109 Elm St. W. Unit 8

Mailing address:

Sudbury Right to Life/Respect pour la vie
P.O. Box 985
Sudbury ON
P3E 4S4

Telephone number is 705-674-1700 and the fax is the same number

  1. Petition Request

Stop fake news and fake science at National Geographic Magazine!

National Geographic magazine is wrongly using a nine-year-old boy to aggressively push gender ideology to children.
Please sign our petition telling editors of the magazine that gender ideology is not only fallacy but harmful to children.
SIGN


National Geographic is wrongly using a nine-year-old boy to aggressively push gender ideology to children as a new social norm.

Please sign our petition telling editors of the magazine to retract and to stop pushing fake science. Gender ideology is not only a fallacy but harmful to children and considered child abuse by leading experts!


Gender ideology maintains the belief that being male and female are social and cultural constructs completely unrelated to someone’s biological sex. Biological males can maintain the belief they are female and the opposite for biological females.

This fallacy is being pushed in the liberal agenda to children as young as three-years-old.

Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief of National Geographic Magazine claims: The male and female genetic markers "XY” or “XX” "don't tell the full truth" and calls for a "gender revolution."

Sign our petition demanding Susan Goldberg stop pushing her liberal lies to children.

What do the leading experts think?
On August 17, 2016, the American College of Pediatricians issued a statement saying “gender Ideology harms children,” and “urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.” In their statement, they go on to say “a person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking.”

These statements are supported by three leading medical doctors in the field, including Paul McHugh, M.D., University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The statement goes on to say "Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse."

Demand National Geographic stop!

Thank you,
Gregory Mertz and the entire CitizenGO team

P.S. After signing and sharing the petition. Take action on Twitter. Click this link to send Susan Goldberg a message:
  https://twitter.com/NoGenderIdeologyNatGeo



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Provincial News

        1. P.E.A.C.E. Ontario/Sudbury – advocates for our children in the education system

P.E.A.C.E. Ontario/Sudbury – Advocates for our Children in the Education System

Vision  - That all children receive quality education in an environment which
               connects the learning in the classroom with the cultural and spiritual
               understandings of the child.

Communication - P.E.A.C.E. works to promote positive communication between
               parents and schools, government and the community at large.

Resources - P.E.A.C.E. has teaching resources to help teach human sexuality from a
               faith perspective.

Information - P.E.A.C.E. Ontario has research, reports and analysis available to
               help you understand the Ontario sex-ed situation.

P.E.A.C.E. is here to help and support you the parent/guardian, teachers and schools and faith communities.

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Our children are depending on us!
Together, we will make a difference for our children!

Paula Purvis
Executvie Director
P.E.A.C.E. Ontario/Sudbury
peaceontariosudbury@gmail.com
705-690-7729
www.peaceontario.com

National News


  1. Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race Update

The 1st Debate held with the 12 contenders can be viewed here: http://www.cpac.ca/en/?s=conservative+leadership+debate&orderby=relevance

The 3rd Debate will be held on February 28/17 and will likely be viewable on CPAC Channel

Campaign Life Coalition is urging supporters to buy a $15 membership in order to support the pro-life candidates who are running to lead the Conservative Party. Gunnarson said the leadership race is “vitally important” because “with social conservatives being shut out of the NDP and Liberals, the Tories are the only mainstream party in which people who are pro-life and pro-family are tolerated, and they must become involved to ensure these issues do not disappear completely from the public square.”

Memberships can be purchased online at www.conservative.ca
Memberships must be purchased by March 28th in order to be able to vote for the next CPC leader on May 27th


International News

  1.  VP Pence tells March for Life: ‘Life is winning again in America’

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Vice President Mike Pence came with a clear message to March for Life today: "Life is winning again in America."

For the first time in American history, a vice president of the United States addressed the annual March for Life in the nation’s Capitol today, telling hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers to "press on" to defend life.

For full details, go to:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-u.s.-vice-president-to-marchers-for-life-life-is-winning-again-in



  1.  The exclusionary hypocrisy of the Women’s March on Washington


….Yesterday, the Women’s March organization made headlines by removing New Wave Feminists, a pro-life women’s group, as an official event sponsor. The Women’s March released a statement to defend their decision, apologizing for “the error” of having previously listed an “anti-choice” group as a partner. They also made it clear that they only wish to march on behalf of those who share the pro-abortion mindset.
Are you starting to see the hypocrisy yet?
For a women’s group who sings the praises of diversity and tolerance throughout the “About” section of their website, it is quite duplicitous to then publicly disavow a women’s group simply for holding a different opinion.
But this is what the Left is known for championing - diversity in all things, except diversity of thought……
Full details at:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/the-exclusionary-hypocrisy-of-the-womens-march-on-washington?utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines


Financial Support Requests

  1. Sudburian, John Lundrigan, Requests Help Through “Go Fund Me” – Updated October 24th
It has been an emotional week for my family and I. I have been to Ottawa and successfully had my stem cells harvested and am now preparing for my Auto Stem cell transplant in November. I have learned the true meaning of philanthropy and seen amazing people at work and met many people who are willing to help when you need them the most. A gracious thank you all.
We are getting close to our goal, thanks for everything. Every donation and share helps!



  1. Community Emergency Fund

The Social Planning Council of Sudbury (SPC Sudbury) has launched a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $10,000.00 for the Community Emergency Fund.  100% of funds collected go to the individuals and families in crisis!
This fund is a fund of last resort that helps support individuals and families over 20 years in urgent need with food, heat, hydro, rent, prescriptions, transportation, assistance with moving, dental work, storage fees and special request. When individuals in the community have nowhere else to turn, The Community Emergency Fund is there to help.  For example, the Community Emergency Fund is utilized in situations where the hydro is going to be turned off, a family with young children has exhausted their food bank allotment, or an eviction notice has been given.  In the past 10 years the Community Emergency Fund has disbursed over $100,000.00 to vulnerable individuals and families in crisis.

The fund is administered in kind through the SPCS and is funded through community donations.  



The Social Planning Council of Sudbury (SPC Sudbury) is launching a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $10,000.00 for the Community Emergency Fund.  100% of funds collected go to the individuals and families in crisis!  This fund is a fund of last resort that helps support individuals and families in crisis

For further information, please contact:

Annette J. Reszczynski  H.B.A. M.A.
Senior Social Planner
Social Planning Council of Sudbury
30 Ste. Anne Road
Sudbury, ON. P3C 5E1
Website:  www.spcsudbury.ca
Tel. (705) 675-3894



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REQUESTS

  1. Find your voice - Singers needed for CHOIR!

St. Patrick’s Church Seeking Choir Members


Are you looking for a fun and inclusive group to sing with?
Are you a beginner looking to try something creative?
Are you a returning choir member who misses singing in a group?
Are you looking for a choir that blends traditional and contemporary?
Are you passionate about classical music, chant and singing in parts?
Do you love sacred music?

St Patrick's Choir may be for you!
We at St. Patrick's Catholic Church are looking to expand our choir.  We are
recruiting all voice types (soprano, alto, tenor and bass).  We have a great need
for men's voices!  No experience needed, all that you need is a willingness
to learn.  Opportunities include singing Mass regularly, special services
(Taize, evening prayer) and seasonal sacred concert events.  We also provide
musical professionals who train the choir to read music and sing.  Essentially,
this is music lessons free of charge!  Of course, we also welcome music readers
and experienced choir singers.

Time obligations are rehearsals Thursdays 6:00pm-7:15pm and 10:00am Sunday Mass
We hope you will consider this invitation to join us.  We would love to welcome
you to our group.

If you have any questions, please call Matt @ 705.618.4341 or
email: kallio.matt@gmail.com for further details.

  1. Christ the King Church, Sudbury, seeking Secretary
We are looking to replace the Secretary at Christ the King.
POSITION AVAILABLE - Christ the King Parish is seeking to fill the Secretary position for 35 hours per week. This job includes meeting with parishioners and requires good office, bookkeeping and computer skills. A working knowledge of Simply Accounting would be an asset. Resumes and references are now being accepted by fax at 705-674-2921 or email: christtheking@diocesessm.org. Deadline for submissions is Jan 25, 2017.
  1.  Nord500North Seeking Marketing Assistance
All Greater Sudbury Churches are asked to have participation from their Denomination on a  Marketing Sub-Committee that is being formed.

For further information, please contact Diane Ikonen        ikonen@cyberbeach.net           705 566 9752

  1. First Baptist Church in Garson Seeking Pianist

First Baptist Church in Garson is looking for a pianist for the Sunday Morning Services - 10:00 am.
The interested person could start as soon as available.  For more information please call the church office
@ 705-693-3278.  Our church address is:  2603 Falconbridge Hwy., Garson, ON  P3L 1K6.
The church website is:  www.sudburybaptist.com
Thank you for your interest.

Thank-you, Diane Ricketson


Media Marvels

  1.  Time Lapse Video of USA National March for Life,  January 27/17

https://www.lifesitenews.com/pulse/time-lapse-rooftop-video-reveals-gigantic-numbers-at-2017-march-for-life



  1.  BREAKING VIDEO: President Trump calls out mainstream media for failing to cover March for Life

January 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – During a Wednesday night interview with ABC, President Trump called out the media for covering a pro-abortion march but ignoring the March for Life.

ABC's David Muir asked Trump if he "could hear the voices from the women’s march here in Washington?"

"I couldn’t hear them, but the crowds were large," Trump responded. "You’re gonna have a large crowd on Friday, too, which is mostly pro-life people. You’re gonna have a lot of people coming on Friday, and I will say this, and I didn’t realize this, but I was told, you will have a very large crowd of people. I don’t know – as large or larger – some people say it’s gonna be larger. Pro-life people. And they say the press doesn’t cover them."

RELATED: White House confirms: Pence will speak at March for Life

Muir quickly said he didn't want to compare crowd sizes.

"What they do say is that the press doesn’t cover them," said Trump.

Friday's March for Life is the 44th annual gathering demanding human rights for the pre-born. It is the largest annual American civil rights demonstration.

A recent study by Katie Yoder of NewsBusters revealed that the networks covered the 2017 pro-abortion women's march 129 times more than the 2016 March for Life.


https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-plugs-march-for-life-to-liberal-reporter-youre-gonna-have-a-large-cro

  1.  Watch this Awesome Pro-Life Video! ……..spoken word format

Open link:  http://www.afa.net/the-stand/press-releases/2017/01/watch-this-awesome-pro-life-video/


  1. Impact of Abortion in USA since 1973 – shown in pie graph

http://ijr.com/2016/02/527136-chilling-graph-abortion/



Help Needed

Guitarist or Keyboard Player Needed at Holy Redeemer Parish, Minnow Lake

Musician Needed - Keyboard Player or Guitarist - for Sunday Morning 9 AM Mass.

If you play an instrument that could assist us in our Sunday Morning liturgy, please speak with Fr. Peter Moher or contact the office at 705-566-8330.

Household Items Needed

Society of Saint-Vincent de Paul : In 2016, the SaintBenedict Labre Conference in Sudbury has helped 154 homes by giving them furniture, beds (mattresses) and
various household articles. It is therefore in dire need of similar articles, in good condition, to continue helping the needy. The Conference also accepts, for the conservation of the environment, used electronic equipment, such as television sets, computers, printers, telephones,… Please contact René at 705-524-7417.

Employment Opportunity:  Office Administrator – St. Andrew the Apostle, Barrydowne Rd., New Sudbury

Office Administrator wanted at St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church @ 1250 Barrydowne Road in Sudbury

28 hours per week, Tuesday to Friday.

Involves Clerical, Customer Service, and Financial Accounting responsibilities.

For a full job description, please visit www.standrewsudbury.com. The job description is also posted on kijiji. The position starts March 1, 2017.
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Daily Chuckle

Senior Humour

This is so funny. Have a good laugh.


One Minute Smile

This should be watched every time you are feeling BLUE.......... So true
1 MINUTE 3 SECONDS OF PURE DELIGHT............

https://www.youtube-nocookie.c om/embed/vnVuqfXohxc?rel=0&;sh owinfo=0
 
 


Words of Wisdom
TOM HANKS:  The Rest of the Story
by Pastor Rob Weatherby

Tom Hanks is probably my favorite actor.

Since the early 1980’s, Hanks has starred in numerous popular movies and is considered to be one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. The road, however, has not been easy…

The Difficult Early Years
Born in 1956 in Concord, California, Tom’s mother was a Portuguese hospital worker and his father was an English itinerant cook. At the age of 5, his parents divorced and Tom’s life suddenly got complicated.

He and his two older siblings moved to Nevada with his father while his younger brother stayed behind with his mother. His father then remarried twice and his mother remarried three times. These blended families would give Tom a total of 11 step-brothers and sisters.

Unpopular at school with both students and teachers, Tom admits, “I was a geek, a spaz. I was horribly, painfully, terribly shy.” Since his father was a travelling chef, Tom moved 10 times and attended 5 schools by the age of 10.

Although his biological parents were Catholic and Mormon, Tom describes himself as a “Bible-toting evangelical” as a teenager. He explains, “Because of all the people I lived with, I had a chequered religious upbringing. Then, when I was in high school, I had a serious born-again experience.”

In his junior year at high school, Tom discovered his love and God-given gift for acting. He decided to learn all he could about the theatre both on and off the stage. He earned parts in several school plays and in his senior year was awarded his high school’s award of best actor.
Now motivated, Tom went on to college making the dean’s list followed by university to study acting.

The Big Break
In 1979 Tom moved to New York City and 2 years later got his big break – a lead role as Kip Wilson on the ABC show “Bosom Buddies”. Next came guest roles on popular shows like “Happy Days”, “Taxi”, “The Love Boat” and “Family Ties”.

And then in 1988 came a bigger break -- the lead role in the movie “Big” as a 13 year-old boy who overnight became a 35 year-old man. He was nominated for best actor.

In 1993, “Sleepless in Seattle” was a big hit and he then won his first Oscar for Best Actor in the movie “Philadelphia”. The next year he won another Oscar for best actor in “Forrest Gump”, the first actor in 50 years to win the award for lead role two years in a row.

More box office hits followed with “Apollo 13” (1996), “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), and “You’ve Got Mail”(1998). Later movies included  “The Green Mile” (1999), “Cast Away” (2000), “The Da Vinci Code” (2006), “Captain Phillips”, “Saving Mr. Banks” (2013) and “Sully” (2016).

The Real Tom Hanks
So what’s the real Tom Hanks like today?

He’s a devoted husband and family man. In 1988, Tom married actress Rita Wilson who gave him two sons (Chet and Truman). He also has two children (Colin and Elizabeth) from an earlier college relationship. He wants to be a good father to all four.

He’s also a man of prayer and faith. In recent years, he revealed that Rita had secretly been battling breast cancer. After surgery and treatment, she is now cancer-free. Tom’s relieved response was, “God bless my wife – and her courage. We’re very lucky.”

Tom now has his own health crisis – type 2 diabetes. He and Rita pray often and plan to weather this storm together as well. When asked about his faith, Tom said “I think you’ll be foolish not to believe in God.”

Many fans consider him “the most trusted celebrity” and fellow-actors  call him “the nicest guy in Hollywood”. That’s a pretty good ending to a story that had such a rough start.

Pastor Rob Weatherby serves the Bethel Baptist church family in Whitefish and likes to watch a movie on his day off.


Count Your Blessings


     Often when we count our blessings we forget
 many of them.  So today I will share a few with you that
 we never think about.


                        If you woke up this morning
                        with more health than illness,
                        you are more blessed than the
                        million who won't survive the week.
     
                        If you have never experienced
                        the danger of battle,
                        the loneliness of imprisonment,
                        the agony of torture or
                        the pangs of starvation,
                        you are ahead of 20 million people
                        around the world.
        
                        If you can attend a church meeting
                        without fear of harassment,
                        arrest, torture, or death,
                        you are more blessed than almost
                        three billion people in the world.

                        If you have food in your refrigerator,
                        clothes on your back, a roof over
                        your head and a place to sleep,
                        you are richer than 75% of this world.
        
                        If you have money in the bank,
                        in your wallet, and spare change
                        in a dish someplace, you are among
                        the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

                        If your parents are still married and alive,
                        you are very rare
        
                        If you hold up your head with a smile
                        on your face and are truly thankful,
                        you are blessed because the majority can,
                        but most do not.
        
                       If you can hold someone's hand, hug them
                       or even touch them on the shoulder,
                       you are blessed because you can
                       offer God's healing touch.
        
                       If you can read this message,
                       you are more blessed than over
                       two billion people in the world
                       that cannot read anything at all.
        
                       You are so blessed in ways
                       you may never even know.

     So let us; GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR
 HE IS GOOD: HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER.   Amen.
 ( PSALM 118:29 )

Apostle Paul Ministries


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