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Sudbury Christian Messenger November 2016 Edition

Prayer and imagination are directly proportional: the more you pray the bigger your imagination becomes because the Holy Spirit supersizes it with God-sized dreams.          Mark Batterson

Good judgment comes from experience.   Experience comes from bad judgment.        Rudy Mazzuca

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10
NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO DO IMMEASURABLY MORE THAN WE ASK OR IMAGINE, ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT IS AT WORK WITHIN US, TO HIM BE GLORY IN THE CHURCH AND IN JESUS CHRIST THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS, FOR EVER AND EVER!   AMEN.    ( EPHESIANS 3:20-21 )
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Special Announcement from Reverend Karen Marcotte, A.C.E.S.

ARE YOU PART OF A PRAYER GROUP? 
Many people gather to pray across this City of Greater Sudbury; it would be wonderful to know who & where they are so we can unite in prayer around common issues.  If you are part of a prayer group that meets regularly and like this idea please send contact information to Karen Marcotte (part of the A.C.E.S. leadership team), m.kmarcotte333@gmail.com.

Reverend Karen Marcotte, B.A./B.P.H.E., B.Ed.
Door to Door Ministers
705-919-8138
doortodoorministers@persona.ca
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Ted Colleton 2016-2017 Scholarship to Write something REAL

Niagara Region Right to Life proudly sponsors this scholarship:

Open to senior highschool students (grades 11 & 12)

This scholarship involves writing an essay of 1500 words on the theme described below.

3 awards:  $1500        $800           $500

Essay Theme:  In 2017 Canada will celebrate the 150th Year of Confederation.   Since 1867 there has been great technological progress, accompanied by a steady expansion of freedom in certain areas of social and economic life.   Consider the contrasting views of the respective Prime Ministers of the day, Sir John A. Macdonald and Justin Trudeau on the issue of abortion:  Sir John A. Macdonald said that abortion “saps the very life blood of the nation” while Justin Trudeau considers it an inviolable human right.

With the above preamble in mind, compare Canada’s social policies at the time of Confederation with those of contemporary Canada with specific reference to the issue of abortion.   Explain the dramatic changes and offer your opinion as to whether these changes can be reversed, and if so, explain how.

Deadline:

Submit your completed application package by email to: dirocco@theinterim.com or by regular mail, postmarked no later than December 1, 2016 to:
Father Ted Colleton Scholarship
104 Bond Street
Toronto, ON    
M5B 1X9

For further information you may contact Dan DiRocco, (416) 204-1687 or email dirocco@theinterim.com or visit our website www.theinterim.com
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
1.     Sudbury Street Poetry Project- Bring Poetry to the Streets|November-December  |Greater Sudbury
2.     SLYNGSHOT:  An Interactive Church | November 1 and every Tuesday  |Sudbury
3.     Christ the King Prayer Group  |  November 3 and Thursdays  | Sudbury
4.     Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |November 3 and Thursdays  |Sudbury
5.     Silent Vigil for Peace  |November 4 and each Friday  |Sudbury
6.     Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |November 5 and every Saturday  |Sudbury
7.     Annual Turkey Dinner – Trinity United Church  |November 5  |Lively
8.     Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study  |November 6 and first Sunday of the month  |Wanup
9.     Fall Tea & Bazaar – Holy Redeemer  |November 6  |Minnow Lake
10.  "Impact Live" Radio Program  |   November 6 and Sundays  |Greater Sudbury
11.  SUMMIT  |November 7 and Mondays  |Sudbury Southend
12.  Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |November 7 and Mondays  |New Sudbury
13.  Adult Children of Alcoholics  |November 7 and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
14.  Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life  |November 7 and every second Monday |Sudbury
15.  What is Christianity?  |November 7  |Espanola
16.  Sudbury Christian Businessmen's Luncheon  |November 9  |Sudbury
17.  Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue  |November 10  |Sudbury
18.  NCH Paint Night Fundraiser  |November 11  |Sudbury
19.  Gather Program  | November 13 and monthly dates  |Minnow Lake
20.    Sudbury Central Southend Ministerial  |November 29  |Sudbury
21.  Shoebox Project for Sudbury Shelters  |November 1 – 30  |Greater Sudbury
22.   Faytene Grasseschi/North Bay Right to Life Dinner/Speaker Event  |November 4  |North Bay
23.  Gideons Banquet  |November 5  |Sudbury
24.  Diocesan Retreat:  “I am Mercy”  |November 11 & 12  |Sudbury
25.  St. Benedict Catholic School Annual Craft Sale  |November 12 & 13  |Sudbury Southend
26.  Christmas Dinner hosted by the K of C of St-Dominique  |November 13  |New Sudbury
27.  Planning Team for 500th Commemoration of the Reformation – 3rd Meeting |November 16 |Sudbury
28.  QUEST Conference for Men  |November 18-19  |Toronto
29.  Café & Bake Shop – St. Stephen’s on the Hill  |November 19  |New Sudbury
30.  Fall Gathering Supper – Holy Redeemer  |November 20  |Minnow Lake
31.  Sudbury Central Southend Ministerial  |November 22  |Sudbury
32.  Lunch & Learn:  “New Drugs on the Streets  |November 24  |Sudbury
33.  Christmas Candy Kane Event – All Peoples United Church  |November 26  |Sudbury
34.  Double Bill:  Concert & Dinner - Church of Christ the King |November 27  |Sudbury
35.  “The Unashamed: Building 429 & The Colour in Concert  |November 28  |New Sudbury
36.  Giving Tuesday  |November 29  |Canada
37.  An East Coast Family Christmas With The Ennis Sisters  |November 30  |Sudbury
38.  Advent Retreat at Villa Loyola  “A Stitch in Time”  |December 2, 3 and 4  |Sudbury Southend
39.  Christmas Dinner  |December 10  |Sudbury
40.  Manning Centre Conference  |February 23-25  |Ottawa
41.  SAVE THE DATES:  Commemoration of 500th Anniversary of the Reformation  |September 21 and 22, 2017 |Sudbury
PRAYERS & PRAISE

Praise Report from the Grotto Committee regarding A Night at the Grotto Concert
Praise Report for Anglican Diocese re: Election of New Bishop
Praise Report for Sharathon     Kfm Christian Radio in Sudbury
Prayer Request for Religious Freedom in Canada
Pray for national revival in Canada
THE CALL TO PRAYER from the Red Leaf House of Prayer

CITIZEN RESPONSE
Petition – Save Mom and Dad
Petition for Religious Freedom for Christians in Canada
Petition for Vote on Democratic Reform

PROVINCIAL NEWS
Life Chain newspaper story covers vital bases
Catholic resources re: ON Sex Ed Curriculum

NATIONAL NEWS
Bill C-255 – Molly and Cassie’s Law – defeated in House of Commons
C-14 is law.   What now?

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Sexuality and Gender  Findings from the Biological,Psychological, and Social Sciences

FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS
Sudburian, John Lundrigan, Requests Help Through “Go Fund Me” – Update October 24th
Community Emergency Fund – Social Planning Council

REQUESTS
First Baptist Church in Garson Seeking Pianist
Sudbury Right to Life seeking new Office space

MEDIA MARVELS
Cardus
Canada Revenue Agency Guidelines for Churches re: political activity
Compassionate Community Care
Christian Theology in a Song
New website launch for our Catholic Diocese
Answering the hard questions: Is assisted suicide justifiable for a suffering person?
Stories of Youth at your Church
The Interim – Canada’s Life and Family Newpaper – requests Letters
To defend life, start with this one truth
CampaignLifeTV has uploaded Sam Helps to Elect a Pro-Life Candidate 
12 Greater Sudbury Clergy Give the Most Important Message of Their Lives
Apostle Entertainment

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
VOLUNTEERS FOR ST. ALPHONSUS FOOD BANK URGENTLY NEEDED!
Sudbury Right to Life/Sudbury Pro-Life Seeking Board members

DAILY CHUCKLE

WORDS OF WISDOM
Directions to Our Father’s House
The Happiness Bank
God, how could you do this to me?
Man and a Fork


  Local  News & Events
1.     Sudbury Street Poetry Project  |November-December  |Greater Sudbury

The Greater Sudbury Public Library and Greater Sudbury Poet Laureate Kim Fahner invite writers and poets to submit poems as part of a new project to 'bring poetry to the streets'. Some of the submissions will be featured throughout Sudbury as part of the Sudbury Street Poetry Project.

Inspired by a Street Poetry Festival in Morpeth, England, this initiative will be a new way for residents to be exposed to and inspired by poetry in their everyday life. "We wanted to create opportunities for every day encounters with poetry," says Kim Fahner. "This project follows on the good work that former laureate Tom Leduc did in bringing poetry to the streets through the Moving with Poetry initiative on the city buses."

Up to three pieces of writing can be submitted for consideration.

Writers/poets are invited to visit www.sudburylibraries.ca and visit the Poet Laureate page to access an online form to submit their poetry.

Up to three pieces of writing can be submitted for consideration.


2.      SLYNGSHOT Tuesdays:  An Interactive Church  |November 1 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



3.    Christ the King Prayer Group  |  November 3  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

4.    Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |November 3   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 )  




5.    Silent Vigil for Peace  |November 4 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.

Stand in peaceful protest against violence around the world.

They “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


6.    Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |November 5 and every Saturday  |Sudbury

Pyrohy/cabbage rolls for sale each Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm

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



7.     Annual Turkey Dinner – Trinity United Church  |November 5  |Lively

Nov 5 - Turkey Dinner
Trinity United Church in Lively is holding their annual turkey dinner Saturday, November 5th at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children 4-10, and free for children under 3!

This event is reserved seating only. For tickets call Marg at 705-692-4416.


8.    Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study  |November 6 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

November 10/16       12 noon – Luc Boileau leading
November 24/16       12 noon – Mavis White leading
December 2016 –     no small groups this month
January 12.17           12 noon – Floyd Wilson leading
January 26/17           12 noon – Luc Boileau leading
February 9/17            12 noon – Mavis White
February 23/17          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 




9.     Fall Tea & Bazaar – Holy Redeemer  |November 6  |Minnow Lake

12:15 – 3:00 pm

Admission:  $5.00               Children under 6 are free



10. “Impact Live”   | November 6 and Sundays  |Greater Sudbury
You are invited to be part of live radio broadcast with Pastor Jeff Edwards

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


11.  SUMMIT  |November 7   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


12. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |November 7 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



13.  Adult Children of Alcoholics  |November 7 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




Thank you in advance for your time and for your consideration to helping our seniors.



14. Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life  |  November 14 and every second Monday  |Sudbury

The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life are being offered in the Fall of 2016 at Villa Loyola starting at 6:30 pm.     They will consist of 30 weeks 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


15.  What is Christianity?  |November 7  |Espanola

Nov 7 - What is Christianity?

What is Christianity? On November 7th join Pastor Steve from Calvary Baptist Espanola and Pastor Blair from Queensway Pentecostal Espanola as they answer questions regarding Christianity.

The event will be taking place from 7pm to 8pm at Calvary Baptist Espanola (599 Barber Street), and is free of charge to attend.



16. Sudbury Christian Businessmen's Lunch/Speaker Event  |November 9  |Sudbury

Sudbury Christian Business Men’s Luncheon

Wednesday, November 9th/ 2016 Agenda:
12:00- 12:03 - Opening Greeting & Grace
12:03- 12:35 - Eat
12:35- 12:55 - Guest Speaker ~ Rob Weatherby – Pastor Bethel Baptist Church
12:55- 1:00 – Curtis Belcher ~ Closing Remarks & Prayer.

Next Meeting ~ Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Next Months Speaker ~ Mark Dennie

Our Luncheon Group exists to provide an opportunity for both business men and
professionals to get together once a month for a few simple reasons.
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



When: 2nd Wednesday of every month. 12 noon.

Where: Holiday Inn Sudbury, 1696 Regent Street.

Why: Our Luncheon Group exists to provide an opportunity for both business men and professionals to get together once a month.

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. 

17.  Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue  |November 10  |Sudbury
meets on Thursday, November 10,
7:00 pm at the
YMCA Older Adults Centre
Board Room.
The last meeting on "God's Name is Mercy" was very well attended with around 70 present.
 For a lighter session in November we will show the video "The Infidel", a comedy that highlights inter-faith tensions as a British Moslem man finds that he was born to a Jewish family!
                   Do join us if you can, but no fighting over seats!!
 
  David Nicol for Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue
                  sudburyinterfaithdialogue@gmail.com , or 705-692-9603

SID is on facebook at  www.facebook.com/SudburyInterfaithDialogue

18.  NCH Paint Night Fundraiser  |November 11  |Sudbury

PAINT NIGHT
Come paint with us,.... Have fun, make a Christmas gift, and support the NOAH Community Hub!

Friday November 11, 2016   5-8pm
30 Ste. Anne Road, Sub-basement ‘rug room’
(park in the lower parking lot at the back of the building and enter by the grey steel doors beside the red nim bin)

Each person will take home a 16x20 painting. $50.00 Per Person

CHILDREN 10+ WELCOME
BLANKET DOGS ($1/ea. ) WILL BE SOLD DURING THE EVENT

For tickets Contact the Social Planning Council 705-675-3894 ext. 200 by Wednesday Nov. 9th All proceeds go to the NOAH Community Hub (NCH)

The NOAH (New Opportunities And Hope) Community Hub is a team of organizations and community members who work together to solve individual and community issues related to isolation and poverty. The NCH offers street level access to health and social services through an evening Drop-In, skill building workshops, information and referral and neighbourhood outreach – all without cost or a waiting list. The NCH is proudly sponsored by the Social Planning Council of Sudbury


19.  “Gather”  Program  |November 13 and monthly  |Minnow Lake

The Gather Program is offered once monthly on a Sunday afternoon. You are welcome to join us
each month or on any of the dates below.

All meetings are held from 2 – 4 pm at
Holy Redeemer Parish in the chapel

Sunday, November 13

Gather follows the basic outline of Arise – prayer and bible readings, with time for reflection and sharing.

Reflections will focus on our theme of MERCY.

The “Gather” coordinators for Holy Redeemer Parish are: Linda & Omer Dupuis, who can be reached at 525-1163 or by email at holyredeemerarise@gmail.com


20. Sudbury Central Southend Ministerial  |November 22  |Sudbury

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

Please mark your calendars: the date of the November gathering has been changed to November 22, 2016. We will send a RSVP request closer to the date. Also, there will not be a Sudbury Central Southend Ministerial in December. We will resume gathering on January 24, 2017.

@ 12 Noon

Meetings for 2016-17 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.    The topic for November will be “incarnation”.



Thank you,

Jessica

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

21.  Shoebox Project for Sudbury Shelters  |November 1 – 30  |Greater Sudbury

Shoebox Project for Sudbury Shelters
November 1-30
Create a Shoebox filled with everyday luxuries
For homeless or disadvantaged people
Living in Sudbury

​Email Anita Gregoire to get involved: sudbury@shoeboxproject.com

Drop off your filled Shoebox for Sudbury Shelters at any branch of the Sudbury Public Library system

We will be collecting Shoeboxes for Women and Men.
All Shoeboxes are made for people who live in Sudbury, every box stays local. Please do not confuse us with the children's shoe box charity.
HOW TO CREATE A SHOEBOX
* Shoe boxes are available at most shoe stores. Or, at The Dollarstore for 2-3$
* You can choose to make a Shoebox OR donate items to go into other Shoeboxes
PLEASE DO:
* Clearly mark if your box is for a Man or a Woman
* Do include a supportive message
* Do wrap or decorate your box so that it can be opened (lid and bottom separately), as it must be opened and inspected before it can be distributed.
* Do include only new and unused items
* Do use a regular-size shoebox
(so that all women/men receive similar gifts)
* Do include items that total about $50 value
(so that all women/men receive similar gifts)
* Remove all tags, most tags will rip a hole into the material if you do not use scissors.
MUCH APPRECIATED ITEMS:
* Inspirational card or quote
* Warm socks, mitts, slippers, scarf
* Make-up such as mascara, lipstick and nail polish.
* Bath products such as bodywash, shower gel, bubble bath, shampoo and conditioner, body or hand lotion
* Shaving cream
* Perfume/cologne
* Brush, comb
* Something pretty
* Work Gloves
* Hand/feet warmers
* Bus tickets
* Handkerchiefs
* Notebook and pens
* Treats (Candies/Chocolate)
* Tea/coffee
* Gift certificates to stores such as McDonald’s, Target, Shoppers Drug Mart, Independent Grocer, Tim Horton’s,
Wal-Mart. (Please include the receipt or indicate the value of the card.)
* Toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, deodorant
PLEASE DON’T:
* Don’t include used items
* Don’t include prohibited items such as mouthwash, or other alcohol-based products, razors
(eg. Bailey’s alcohol filled chocolates)
* Don’t wrap your box so that it can’t be opened, or wrap items inside the box, as it must be opened and inspected before it can be distributed.
* Don’t use an oversize box
(so that all women will receive similar gifts)
* Don’t include items totaling a value of much more or less than $50
(so that all women will receive similar gifts)

***DROP OFF***
All 13 Libraries around Sudbury will be accepting your Shoebox Creations from Nov/1-Nov/30

Have fun with your project, Imagine how special the person opening your creation will feel <3
Thanks for making someone smile


Our Partnering Shelters

Barrydown College
Elizabeth Fry Society
HSN Elder Life Program
HSN Violence Intervention and Prevention
John Howard Society
​Le Foyer Notre-Dame
Pregancy Care Center


22. Faytene Grasseschi/North Bay Right to Life Dinner/Speaker Event  |November 4  |North Bay

North Bay & Area Right to Life/Pro Vie

33rd Annual Dinner

Guest Speaker:  Faytene Grasseschi              “A Critical Time in the Fight for Life and Freedom”

Best Western Hotel Regency Ballroom

Friday, November 4, 2016

Cocktails:  5:00 pm
Dinner:  6:00 pm
Speaker:  7:30 pm

Tickets:  $30.00 each         Students:  $20.00

For tickets, please contact:  Office        474-3666


Editor’s Note:   There is room for 2 more people from Greater Sudbury in a van that is going to this event.        Contact Diane 705 566 97452



23. Gideon’s Banquet  |November 5  |Sudbury

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Sudbury Gideons banquet.

Join us to hear how you can share the Gospel with people all over the world who are looking for hope.

Tickets are $20.00 each   

To order, contact:  Charles Tyers        705 566 7293           John O’Brien         705 566 8026            Pierre Dupuis    705 670 9600

You can share the Good News all over the world!

Donations.gideons.ca       Toll Free:  1 888 482 4253




24. Diocesan Retreat:  “I am Mercy”  |November 11 & 12  |Sudbury

Our Bishop Invites YOU to experience the Graces that flow between God and his people by attending a retreat of Spiritual Reflection in this Jubilee Year of Mercy.

“I am Mercy” 24 hr. Retreat coming to Holy Redeemer Parish

When: Friday, Nov. 11 & Saturday, Nov. 12
Time: Beginning with Registration at 4 PM;
Announcements at 6 PM & Opening Liturgy at 6:30 PM with your Excellency Bishop Marcel Damphousse.

Cost: $25 includes both breakfast & lunch on Saturday, along with snacks &refreshments

This promises to be a time of enrichment through the healing power of God’s Mercy.

Registration forms with a time line of events are available through the Holy Redeemer Parish . This can also be viewed on our bulletin board or our website at holyredeemerchurch.ca

Diocesesan Retreat: Nov. 11 & 12
“Praise the Lord who lifts up
the Needy”
“That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating
on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their
mission to evangelize.”
Pope Francis’ “evangelization” prayer intention, September 2016



25.  4th annual St. Benedict Alumni Craft Show  |November 12 & 13  |Sudbury Southend

at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School, 2993 Algonquin Rd.

When: Saturday, Nov. 12th, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
and Sunday, Nov. 13th from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Admission is $2.00. There will be a door prize as well as
a Silent Auction

Attendees are invited to drop off a toy for the St. Benedict C.S.S. TD Toy Drive

There will be a wide selection of craft items as well as consultants.


26.  Christmas Dinner hosted by the K of C of St-Dominique  |November 13  |New Sudbury

at 1241 Diane Street, Sudbury

When: Sunday November 13th from 4:30 till 6 p.m.

Cost of admission is 15 $ / adults and 5 $ / child

There are only 210 tickets available and must be purchased in advance as none will be available at the door.

To purchase your tickets contact Gilles or Eva at 693-5947


27. Planning Team for 500th Commemoration of the Reformation  |November 16  |Sudbury

To:  Greater Sudbury Christian Church Members

From:  Rev. Glenda Morrisette and Monsignor Jim Hutton

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

The third meeting for people who are interested in planning for the 500th commemoration of the Reformation is on November 16 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on Regent Street in Sudbury.  

We are planning to hold a two-day symposium on Sep 21 & 22 of 2017 with three fantastic speakers. On the Thursday evening there will be a special ecumenical service with terrific 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. 

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


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


28. Quest Conferences for Men  |November 18 – 19  |Toronto

Registration is Now Open!

Jesus has invited each of us to join Him on the ultimate adventure. But so often our day-to-day routine feels like more like wandering, than a journey with a destination. It is time to check our location, stock up and head out again.

Join thousands of other men from across Canada as we continue on a quest greater than ourselves. The Quest Men’s Conferences will equip and encourage; helping you make a Godly impact that lasts.




29.  Café & Bake Shop – St. Stephen’s on the Hill  |November 19  |New Sudbury

Where: St. Stephen's on the Hill, United Church, 1248 Lauzon Ave, Sudbury; Tel: 705-566-2933

When: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

Time: 11 AM to 1:00 PM; Tickets: $5.00

30. Fall Gathering Supper – Holy Redeemer  |November 20  |Minnow Lake

Sunday Nov. 20th

Join us for a “Fall Gathering Supper” in efforts to continue our Raise the Roof — Building Fund Campaign!

2 Seatings: 4:30 PM & 6:00 PM

New Menu: Roast Pork; Mashed Potatoes/Gravy; Mix Vegetables; Salad; Apple Sauce; Pie & Ice Cream; Tea/Coffee

Cost: Adults $16 - Child $8 - 5 & Under FREE

Tickets Now on Sale at the Office!

Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!

Sponsored by Holy Redeemer’s Knights of Columbus and the Parish Pastoral Council


Tickets Now on Sale at the Office!



31.Lunch & Learn:  “New Drugs on the Streets  |November 24  |Sudbury

11:30 – Doors Open

12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch

Sudbury Alcohol and Drug Concerns Coalition            sadccce@gmail.com



32. Christmas Candy Kane Event – All Peoples United Church  |November 26  |Sudbury

Saturday November  26 th.  2016  1-3

All Peoples United Church
400 Antwerp st (side Door)

door Prizes raffle table baking Candy Crafts

tickets       $6.00
kids under 5  free

sandwiches and squares will be served


33.   Double Bill:  Concert & Dinner – Church of Christ the King |November 27  |Sudbury

Church of Christ the King 1917-2017

November 27, 2016 – DOUBLE BILL

100 Years in Music Concert
We welcome the Sudbury Singers to lead a wonderful
concert to kick off our Centennial year. Entry fee to concert
is donation or canned goods/non-perishable food items. Concert
starts at 2:00 pm.

PENNE PASTA DINNER
Join us following the concert for a Penne Pasta Dinner in our lower hall being hosted by the Men’s Club and Catholic Women’s League.
Dinner tickets are $15.00 each and are on Sale now! Take Out Available at 4:30 pm

Contact the Parish Office at 705-674-6447 for details.


34.  The Unashamed Acoustic Christmas Tour:  Building 429 & The Color  |November 28  |New Sudbury

Announcing The UNASHAMED Acoustic Christmas Tour featuring BUILDING 429 and THE COLOR:

This November and December, Grammy-nominees and multi award-winners BUILDING 429 return to Canada to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! No strangers to the Canadian music scene, the band is known for their hit Canadian Radio singles like "Impossible", "Unashamed" and the gold-certified "Where I Belong". Featuring a special acoustic performance, BUILDING 429 and The UNASHAMED Acoustic Christmas Tour will travel to 8 cities across ON, MB, SK, and AB this Christmas - this is certain to be a show you don't want to miss!

Joining BUILDING 429 for the tour are Manitoba natives THE COLOR. You'll recognize THE COLOR's infectious blend of Pop & Worship from their Radio Single "One Sure Thing", which was GMA Canada's 2015 Pop Song of the Year.

Kicking off November 26th in Toronto, The UNASHAMED Acoustic Christmas Tour is an event for all ages and stages - so bring your family and friends and join in the festivities!
- November 26, 2016 - Toronto, ON - Canada Christian College
- November 27, 2016 - Welland, ON - Faith Welland
- November 28, 2016 - Sudbury, ON - New Sudbury Pentecostal Church
- November 30, 2016 - Thunder Bay, ON - Summit Church
- December 1, 2016 - Winkler, MB - P.W. Enns Centennial Concert Hall
- December 2, 2016 - Yorkton, SK - Prairie Harvest Christian Life Centre
- December 3, 2016 - Edmonton, AB - Gateway Alliance Church
- December 4, 2016 - Calgary, AB - Southwood Church

Visit www.uniteproductions.com for tickets and more information.

VIP - $30        Advance - $15        At door - $18


35. Giving Tuesday  |November 29  |Canada

Have you heard of Giving Tuesday before?

If not, that's ok! We recently learned that less than 20% of people in North America know that Giving Tuesday is the National Giving Day.


What is Giving Tuesday?

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday ... now Giving Tuesday is coming to Canada on November 29, 2016! It's known as the opening day of the giving season, where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others, instead of spending more money on themselves. You can learn more about it 
here.

How can you get involved in Giving Tuesday?

We've got a great campaign planned and we can't wait to share all of the details with you in November. For now, here's a sneak peek!


All of the funds raised on Giving Tuesday will go towards providing God's Word to children around the world. We've travelled to places like Moldova, India, and Nicaragua and have seen first-hand how the gospel has the power to change children's lives for eternity! And this Giving Tuesday, you can be the one who shares it with them.

Exciting, right? Want to know something even more exciting? When someone donates on November 29, their donation will be matched*- what a great opportunity to make a significant impact!

We'll be posting about the campaign on social media so go here https://www.facebook.com/gideonscanada/to follow us


36. An East Coast Family Christmas With The Ennis Sisters  |November 30  |Sudbury

Date:  Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Place:  All Nations  Church     414 St. Raphael Street       Sudbury

Doors open at 6:15 pm          Concert starts at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $25.00     Cash sales only

Available at Long & McQuade (formerly Prom Music)      255 King Street       Sudbury



37. Advent Retreat at Villa Loyola  “A Stitch in Time”  |December 2, 3 and 4  |Sudbury Southend

A STITCH IN TIME – The fabrics that quilt your life

Friday December 2 (7 pm) to Sunday December 4 (1 pm), 2016

Director: Fr. Philip Chircop, S.J.

This retreat finds its inspiration in the human heart’s longing for belonging. We all yearn to belong and be “at home” in our own skin,
at home in the community, at home in the world and at home in the universe that hosts us.
Quite often, numbed by lack of presence, focus and attention, we live a deeply fragmented and dismembered life. This way of life divides
us within ourselves, thinking one thing, feeling another, and doing a third.

We will thus explore a few basic “stitches” that can sew our lives together again into one “seamless garment”.

Cost: $230.00, all inclusive
(a non-refundable $30 deposit is required with registration)
For more information and registration
705-522-3502 ext. 0 or loyola@isys.ca


38. Santa Shuffle  |December 3 | New Sudbury


Event: Santa Shuffle
Date: Saturday December 3rd, 2016
Place: College Boreal
Time: Registration starts at 8:45am

The Santa Shuffle is a 1km/5km Fun Run, but it is Chip timed for accurate results.
This is a Fundraiser for The Salvation Army in Sudbury.

Churches can enter Teams for a special price. Participants, who raise over $50, will receive a Memorable Santa Shuffle Shirt.

All money raised stays in Sudbury.

This is also a great way to Volunteer.

For more information on how to Register, or Volunteer, please contact Race Director:

Loretta Maillet 
Office: 705-673-1175 ext. 226
Email: Loretta_Maillet@can.salvationarmy.org.



39. Christmas Dinner  |December 10  |Sudbury
Knights of Columbus
        Father Brian McKee Council 1387
           107th Annual Christmas Dinner

               Saturday December 10th
            St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church
                     Dinner at 6:30pm
       Chicken, Roast Beef, Cabbage Rolls,
        Potatoes and Pyrogies and Dessert
 
                ENTERTAINMENT
                     Stewart Doran
                   Ukrainian Dancers
                Only $20.00 per person
   Call Dave-222-3474 or Tony 673-2854
    Come  and celebrate Christmas with us


40. 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) – click here

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 still finalizing the conference schedule, but past attendees have voted and we’re pleased to approve the top picks:
•           Free speech under attack on university campuses – what needs to be done?
•           The rising anti-establishment sentiment in politics
•           Dealing with deficits – how can governments get out of deficit situations?
•           More to come!
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:

https://manningcentre.nationbuilder.com/mcc2017_student_donation?utm_campaign=mcc2017_early1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=manningcentre


41. SAVE THE DATES:  Commemoration of the 500thAnniversary 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 Reformation in Sudbury.


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 Report from the Grotto Committee regarding A Night at the Grotto Concert

I have been involved with the Grotto for some ten years, and I was so proud that night about the attendance and the absolutely wonderful concert with local artists.  What a night.   Our thanks to the promoter.   He  will be presenting a cheque to each charity for $10,000. dollars.   About 1500 people turned out.  
Marina  Lamoureux



Praise Report for Anglican Diocese re: Election of New Bishop

Thank you to our Christian family who  prayed for our Diocese during this time of transition and discernment. In our tradition we have an election and nominations are being accepted right now.   Rev. Anne Germond was elected to be the new Anglican Bishop for the Diocese.

Praise Report for Sharathon     Kfm Christian Radio in Sudbury

Thank you to all those who donated $136 516.00 to the Fall Sharathon, and to all the staff and volunteers who made it happen.       It was announced that 5 new Kfm stations will be opening in the north, starting with Sault Ste. Marie.     How far Christian radio has come in 20 years, and, how blessed we are to have it.          If you’re not yet a fan, check it out at 95.5 fm in Sudbury.



Prayer Request for Religious Freedom in Canada

PRAY FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
The EFC (Evangelical Fellowship of Canada)  invites supporters to pray for the British Columbia Court of Appeal, as it deliberates an important decision in the legal battle over Trinity Western University’s proposed law school. The EFC intervened with Christian Higher Education Canada to support religious freedom. The case was heard in June and a decision is expected shortly.


Pray for national revival in Canada

September 7th at noon PST - Live from Wales

If you are a part of an Ears to Hear member ministry (in any capacity) you are invited to a national, live, online prayer and impartation meeting from Wales. It will be hosted from "The War Room", within the Rees Howells Bible College (Bible College of Wales), the very room where intercession prevailed and turned the war during World War II.

This will be a time dedicated to contending for unprecedented, national revival in Canada. It's time for the tide to turn!

If you are not a part of a Ears to Hear member ministry, get involved with your local house of prayer, Burn or RLHOP. Each ministry will have all the information on how to join into the Wales Call.

For more information:   http://www.redleafprayer.org/



THE CALL TO PRAYER from the Red Leaf House of Prayer

•           Humility- God resists the proud! Let's contend for the Church of Canada to be strengthened in genuine humility, that allows us to be teachable, correctable, and allows unity to grow. Humility also releases the promise of grace, which is so needed in this hour. 

•           Universities- Pray for the universities in our nation that the Lord would begin to move in power. Pray for hearts of all those attending university to be awakened in hunger for God and truth. Pray for the fire of God to fall, and an erupting of a new Jesus Movement on campuses.
•           Revival- Revival is God drawing near to a community in a way that is undeniable. Lift your faith and cry out for the greatest revival that our nation has ever seen! Pray for the team of prayer leaders going to Wales in September, that there would be a massive, catalytic, impartation from the historic wells of the Welsh revival into Canada.
•           Pure Hearts- The Father is not just looking for outward obedience and holiness, but for purity of heart and motive. Ask the Lord to go deeper, to heal and convict, to uproot and to build until our hearts and motives are like His. The pure in heart will see God.

•           Prodigals- Pray for those who have walked away from the Church in confusion, offense, rebellion or wounding. Intercede for their restoration, but also for a healthy place got them to "come home" to, that local churches would be full of spirit and truth.

 For more information:   http://www.redleafprayer.org/
Citizen Response

1.     Petition – Save Mom and Dad

a)     If you agree that the All Families Are Equal Act is decidedly unequal to traditional families, please sign our petition at www.SaveMomAndDad.ca and I will hand deliver our petition to Kathleen Wynne at Queen’s Park.

b)     Bill 28 would abolish "mother" and "father" from birth certificates and allows children to list up to four parents! The bill also allows a non-biologically related partner in a same-sex relationship to obtain parental status automatically, without any adoption procedure at all.

According to Real Women of Canada, Bill 28 “turns on its head the former understanding of ‘family’ which consisted of individuals united by marriage, blood and adoption.”
The bill, which is currently being heard by the Standing Committee on Social Policy, is fraught with problematic language. The bill would remove the words “mother” and “father” from Ontario law, preferring instead the vague terms “birth parent” and “parent.”
Furthermore, “Bill 28 provides among its provisions that a child may have four parents, allowing a partner of the same-sex couple who has no blood ties with the child to become the parent of the child automatically, without adoption; sperm donors (fathers) are no longer deemed to be a parent of the child conceived; apart from a surrogacy agreement, there is no reference to the relationship of an ovum donor (the mother) to the child; and ‘mother’, ‘father’, are no longer mentioned on birth certificates.”

This radical proposal attacks the natural and fundamental group unit of society: the family. It goes too far and we need your help to stop it...
SIGN: http://www.citizengo.org/en/fm/38061-canadas-controversial-bill-28-removes-mother-and-father
SHARE: http://citizengo.org/en/fm/38061-canadas-controversial-bill-28-removes-mother-and-father?m=5



2.      Israel’s Undeniable Jewish History Uncovered
We usually use our talking point e-mails to make you aware of new threats and challenges facing Israel.  Today, we'd like to share with you some important but far more uplifting news.  Over the course of the summer there have been a series of fascinating archeological discoveries in Israel. These discoveries confirm the authenticity and accuracy of the Bible that we read.  And these discoveries demonstrate the Jewish people's ancient connection to the land of Israel. No one can say that the Jews have no claim on this land, because every time someone digs in Israel they find more evidence that Jews have lived there for thousands of years.

One of the most significant recent finds was the discovery of an extremely rare synagogue from the Second Temple Era in the foothills of the Galilee. Only eight such synagogues have been found, and this is the first one found in what would have been a rural village at the time. Archaeologists say this could have been one of the synagogues where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:23), and this important discovery confirms what the New Testament says about the area where he ministered in the Galilee. This first century synagogue was uncovered only a few weeks ago, and provides an exciting glimpse of Jewish community life in the Galilee before the Romans destroyed the Second Temple

In another part of the Galilee, at a different ancient Jewish synagogue, archaeologists uncovered part of a beautiful mosaic floor depicting scenes from the Bible. Several biblical scenes had already been found at this site, but the two scenes found this summer are very rare. One of them shows Pharaoh’s soldiers being swallowed by giant fish in the Red Sea, and the other shows the pairs of animals loaded onto Noah’s Ark.

In Jerusalem, excavations have revealed an ancient neighborhood that may have been where the temple priests lived. This neighborhood was certainly wealthy, and archaeologists have found several rare items in these ancient houses - including a bathtub that has only been found in three other places in Israel. The artifacts found here paint a fascinating picture of how Jerusalem's elite Jewish citizens lived thousands of years ago.

One of the most common arguments Israel’s detractors use against modern Israel is the claim that Jews are foreigners brought to Israel after the Holocaust. This is a false talking point used by Israel’s enemies, but archaeological evidence irrefutably demonstrates that Jews have lived continuously in Israel for over 3,500 years. This is their homeland, and the ground is filled with the proof.

For lots more information, check out:  Christians United for Israel   (CUFI)              http://www.cufi.org

3.      LGBT rights vs. religious freedom: no middle ground?


1.     Petition for Religious Freedom for Christians in Canada



  1. Petitions for Right to Vote on Democratic Reform




More actions for citizens regarding upcoming changes to the way we vote in Canada:





Provincial News

1.     Life Chain newspaper story covers vital bases

https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/anti-abortion-activist-concerned-the-killing-will-expand-6-photos-429045
2.     CALL TO PROTECT CONSCIENCE
Doctors in Ontario are required to provide a referral for assisted death, even if it goes against their deeply-held beliefs. Long-term care facilities and seniors’ residences may be required to allow euthanasia and assisted suicide on their premises. Ontario residents can contact their MPP and provincial Minister of Health to urge conscience protection. See the EFC’s sample letter for ideas on wording. (Evangelical Fellowship of Canada)
3.     Catholic Resources re: ON Sex Ed Curriculum

Resources of how the Catholic Church in Ontario is dealing with the Ministry of Education New Curriculum:

www.Institute for Catholic Education.( ICE)

: "The Human Person, Love and Sexuality" from: ACBO.on.ca.

It does not of course deal with what will be given in the Public system but it does affect how Catholic schools will deal with the controversy. Hope this helps.




National News
WEDNESDAY, October 19th, 2016 VOTE ON BILL C-225:

It is with great disappointment that we report that Cassie and Molly's Law was voted down in the House of Commons Wednesday night and Bill C-225 is now considered "dead".
The final vote was 209 nays to 76 votes in support of sending the Bill to the committee stage to be studied and revised. The entire Liberal, NDP and Bloc parties voted against the bill, as did three Conservative Party members, including CPC leadership candidate Michael Chong.
________________________________________




C-14 is law.   What now?

http://www.theinterim.com/announcements/c-14-is-law-what-now/


International News

Sexuality and Gender  Findings from the Biological,Psychological, and Social Sciences

Lawrence S. Mayer, M.B., M.S., Ph.D.
Paul R. McHugh, M.D.








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!



2.     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. 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



  1.  Sudbury Right to Life seeks new Office space

Currently the office equipment, supplies, furniture and files of Sudbury Right to Life are in storage.      Sudbury Right to Life is seeking new Office space, that will be affordable and accessible to their members, students, and citizens.

If you know of a spot about 10’ x 10’ that is available in a central part of Sudbury, would you please call Paulette at 705 566 4490

We are trusting God to find this special space!

Media Marvels
1.     Canada Revenue Agency Guidelines for Churches re: political activities

For Your Information
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/whtsnw/pacnslttns-eng.html
2.     Cardus


Cardus (root: cardo) is a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture. We conduct independent and original research,  produce several publications, and regularly stage events with Senior Fellows and interested constituents across Canada and the U.S.

3.     Compassionate Community Care

Advice, help and support regarding all end-of-life issues

Confidential and free:  1 855 675 8749



4.     Christian Theology Wrapped Up in One Song

“O Glorious Day” as sung by Casting Crowns



5.     Answering the hard questions: Is assisted suicide justifiable for a suffering person?

Another TV program that LifeSite editor-in-chief John-Henry Western recorded a couple years ago is now available on line. You must watch this episode on assisted suicide. I have never seen the issue explained so well. Also spread this everywhere. You WILL save lives!

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/answering-the-hard-questions-is-assisted-suicide-justifiable-for-a-sufferin
6.     STORIES OF YOUTH AT YOUR CHURCH

Are youth or young adults in your church involved in mission trips, service projects or worship events this summer? The EFC youth magazine Love is Moving is looking to highlight more stories about youth putting God’s love into action. Share what your young leaders, teachers and artists are doing to help build God’s Kingdom at info@loveismoving.ca.  


7.     The Interim – Canada’s Life and Family Newpaper – requests Letters

“Your views, ideas, and reactions are important to us and other readers.  We ask that letters be brief and to the point, have verifiable information and be civil.  The letters section provides an opportunity for readers’ voices to be heard.  We hope you will take advantage of it.     We prefer email  (ptuns@theinterim.com), but typed or neatly hand-written letters are also accepted.

Editor-in-Chief:  Paul Tuns
 

8.     Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme
by  Paul McHugh

The Witherspoon Institute
Public Discourse
Ryan T. Anderson
Founder & Editor Serena Sigillito
Managing Editor

           

June 10th, 2015

The idea that one’s sex is a feeling, not a fact, has permeated our culture and is leaving casualties in its wake. Gender dysphoria should be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery.

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/06/15145/

9.     To convince a friend to defend life, begin with this one truth



                          
  1.  CampaignLifeTV has uploaded Sam Helps to Elect a Pro-Life Candidate
Sam Helps to Elect a Pro-Life Candidate


Campaign Life Coalition is a national, pro-life organization working at all levels of government to secure full legal protection for all human beings from the time of conception (fertilization) to natural death. It is non-partisan and encourages voting based on principles, not party. For more information visit www.campaignlifecoal¬ition.com

Follow us on Twitter.com/Campaignlife
Like us on Facebook.com/CampaignLifeCoalitio¬n




  1. 12 Greater Sudbury Clergy Give the Most Important Message of Their Lives

As part of the Spring Sharathon, Kfm Christian Radio asked 12 local members of the Clergy to give the last message of their lives in 15 minutes.

To listen to what they said, go to www.sudburychristian.ca, Final 15 on the right side of the home page, and click.

Many thanks to Dan Thomson of Image Video who vimeoed these messages.



  1. Apostle Entertainment

Apostle Entertainment is a full service production company located in Sudbury, servicing Northern Ontario.  With a large selection of professional audio visual equipment and effects, we specialize in customization.  From small private functions and corporate events to large scale productions and weddings we work closely with our clients to bring visions to life.  With several years in the industry, qualified staff and strategic partners work together to provide a one stop shop for all your event needs.

Call us today to inquire of one or more of the following services...   Event planning,  décor, disk jockey services,  photographer,  rentals,  officiant,  installations,  and more.

Adrian Smith operations manager (705) 822-8069  or toll free 1 (888) 477-5403 www.ApostleEntertainment.ca

Check out our facebook page for media www.facebook.com/ApostleEntertainment


 Volunteers Needed
Sudbury Right to Life/Sudbury Pro-Life Seeking Board members

Please call Marguerite Groulx to find out all about it:        705 524 6384

About the small room for the Sudbury Right to Life maybe you can add my telephone number or call 705-674-1700 and they can leave a message and I will call them back.

Would you be able to add the Sudbury Christian Newsletter that we are looking for people to volunteer for the Sudbury Right to Life we need more people to join and they can call 705-524-6384.

Can you say that this is a very important to get to know what it is all involved and what it is all about.  Our older members are getting older and they need a break so we need new people to motivate everyone.  We would like someone to work on the website, treasurer and many more.  If you want to join we have a meeting every Tuesday at the end of the month at 1:30 p.m. for more information call the office at 705-674-1700.


Daily Chuckle
   
There were 3 good arguments that Jesus was Black:
1. He called everyone brother.
2. He liked Gospel.
3. He also couldn't get a fair trial.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Jewish:
1. He went into His Father's business.
2. He lived at home until he was 33.
3. He was sure his Mother was a virgin and his Mother was sure He was God.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Italian:
1. He talked with His hands.
2. He had wine with His meals.
3. He used olive oil.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was a Californian:
1. He never cut His hair.
2. He walked around barefoot all the time.
3. He started a new religion.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was an American Indian:
1. He was at peace with nature.
2. He ate a lot of fish.
3. He talked about the Great Spirit.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Irish:
1. He never got married.
2. He was always telling stories.
3. He loved green pastures.

But the most compelling evidence of all 3 proves that Jesus was a woman:
1. He fed a crowd at a moment's notice when there was no food.
2. He kept trying to get a message across to a bunch of men who just didn't get it.
3. And even when He was dead, He had to get up, because there was work to do.

AMEN !                                  

Words of Wisdom
         


  DIRECTIONS  TO  OUR  FATHER'S  HOUSE.

    Make a Right onto Believeth Blvd.  Keep straight and go through
  the Green Light, which is Jesus Christ.  There, you must turn onto
  the Bridge of Faith, which is over troubled water.

    Now when you get off the bridge, make a Right turn and Keep
  Straight.  You are on the King's Highway - Heaven-bound.
  Keep going for three miles:  One for the Father, One for the Son,
  and One for the Holy Spirit.

    Then take the Grace Blvd exit.  From there, make a Right turn
  on Gospel Lane.  Keep Straight and then make another Right on
  Prayer Road.  As you go on your way, Yield Not to the traffic on
  Temptation Ave.  Also, avoid SIN  STREET because it is a DEAD
  END.  Pass up Envy Drive, and Hate Avenue.  Also, pass
  Hypocrisy Street, Gossiping Lane, and Backbiting Blvd.

    However, you will have to go down Long-suffering Lane,
  Persecution Blvd. and Trials and Tribulations Ave, but that's all
  right, because VICTORY Street is straight ahead!     AMEN!

                                                             ( Author Unknown )

AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.
                           ( JOSHUA 24:15 *NKJV )




The Happiness Bank

The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and
proud lady, who is fully dressed
each morning by eight o'clock, with her
hair fashionably coifed and makeup
perfectly applied, even though she is
legally blind, moved to a nursing
home today.

Her husband of 70 years recently passed
away, making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in
the lobby of the nursing home,
she smiled sweetly when told her room was
ready.

As she maneuvered her walker to the
elevator, I provided a visual
description of her tiny room, including the
eyelet sheets that had been
hung on her window.

"I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm
of an eight-year-old having
just been presented with a new puppy.

"Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room
just wait."

"That doesn't have anything to do with it,"
she replied.
"Happiness is something you decide on ahead
of time. Whether I like my
room or not doesn't depend on how the
furniture is arranged.. it's
how I arrange my mind.

I already decided to love it. It's a
decision I make every morning when I
wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the
day in bed recounting the
difficulty I have with the parts of my body
that no longer work, or get
out of bed and be thankful for the ones
that do.

Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes
open I'll focus on the
new day and all the happy memories
I've stored away
just for this time in my life.

Old age is like a bank account: you
withdraw from what you've put
in.

So, my advice to you would be to deposit a
lot of happiness in the bank
account of memories.

Thank you for your part in filling my
Memory bank. I am still depositing."

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred.

2 Free your mind from worries.

3. Live simply.

4. Give more.

5 Expect less




God, how could you do this to me?

      The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small,
  uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him,
  and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed
  forthcoming.   

      Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of 
  driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his
  few possessions.  However one day, after scavenging for food,
  he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke
  rolling up to the sky.  The worst had happened -everything was
  lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. "God, how could you
  do this to me?" he cried.

      Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound
  of a ship that was approaching the island.  It had come to rescue
  him. "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his   
  rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

      It's easy to get discouraged sometimes when things appear to
  be going badly.  But we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at
  work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering.
  Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground, it
  just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God!
  For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has
  a positive answer for it.   Amen.




Man and a Fork


There was a young man who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as he was getting his things 'in order,' he contacted his Priest and had him come to his house to discuss certain aspects of his final wishes. He told him which songs he wanted sung at the service, what scriptures he would like read, and what outfit he wanted to be buried in.

Everything was in order and the Priest was preparing to leave when the young man suddenly remembered something very important to him.


'There's one more thing,' he said excitedly..

'What's that?' came the Priest's reply.
'This is very important,' the young man continued.

'I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.'

The Priest stood looking at the young man, not knowing quite what to say.

That surprises you, doesn't it?' the young man asked.

Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request,' said the Priest.

The young man explained. 'My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and
those who are in need of encouragement.

In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.


‘It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming .... like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!' So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's with the fork?' Then I want you to tell them: 'Keep your fork ... the best is yet to come.'

The Priest's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young man good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see him before his
death. But he also knew that the young man had a better grasp of heaven than he did. He had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice
his age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. He knew that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young man's casket and they saw the suit he was wearing and the fork placed in his right hand.


Over and over, the Priest heard the question, 'What's with the fork?' And over and over he smiled.

During his message, the Priest told the people of the conversation he had with the young man shortly before he died. He also told them about he fork and
about what it symbolized to him. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come.

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed.

They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.

Cherish the time you have, and the memories you share.

Being friends with someone is not an opportunity, but a sweet responsibility.

Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND... and I'll bet this will be an Email they do remember, every time they pick up a fork!

And just remember ... keep your fork! The BEST is yet to come!


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