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Sudbury Christian Messenger January 2017 Edition Check out Christian Unity Events & Attend!

TRUST THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING.   ( PROVERBS 3:5 )

May God's Great  Love, Hope and Faith, fill your heart and mind, and may THE PEACE OF GOD, WHICH SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING, GUARD
 YOUR  HEART AND MIND THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.  Amen!   ( PHILIPPIANS 4:7 )

LET THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH AND THE MEDITATIONS OF MY HEART BE ACCEPTABLE IN YOUR SIGHT, O LORD, MY STRENGTH AND MY REDEEMER.     ( PSALM 19:14 *NKJV )

"If you are not reading the news, you're uninformed but if you are reading the news, you could become mis-informed." Mark Twain

"If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools." Plato
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
1.     Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life  |January and every second Monday |Sudbury
2.     Nord500North Planning Team 4th Meeting |January 16|Sudbury
3.     SUMMIT  |January 16 and Mondays  |Sudbury Southend
4.     Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |January 16 and Mondays  |New Sudbury
5.     Adult Children of Alcoholics  |January 16 and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
6.     SLYNGSHOT:  An Interactive Church | January 17 and every Tuesday  |Sudbury
7.     Easy Tai Chi & Meditation Classes  |January 18 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
8.     “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us”  |January 18  |Copper Cliff
9.     Chili Dinner  |January 18  |Sudbury
10.  The Sudbury Community Arena:  A New Vision  |January 18  |Sudbury
11.  Christ the King Prayer Group  |  January 19 and Thursdays  | Sudbury
12.  Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |January 19 and Thursdays  |Sudbury
13.  UofSudbury Prayer Service for the Week of Christian Unity  |January 19  |Sudbury South
14.  A Symposium on Elder Abuse & Neglect  |January 19  |Sudbury South
15.  Silent Vigil for Peace  |January 20 and each Friday  |Sudbury
16.  Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |January 21  and every Saturday  |Sudbury
17.  HOME Series  |January 22  |Sudbury
18.  "Impact Live" Radio Program  |January 22 and Sundays  |Greater Sudbury
19.  Ukrainian Rapsodia Choir  |January 22  |Sudbury
20.  Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast:  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  |January 24  |Sudbury
21.    Sudbury Central Southend Ministerial  |January 24   |Sudbury
22.    Annual Book Sale  |January 27, 28, 29  |Sudbury
23.  Farewell 'community' Open House Invitation for Anne Germond, Bishop-Elect  |January 29  |New Sudbury
24.  Garson Inter-Church Christian Unity Event  |January 29  |Garson
25.    Registration for Navigating the Addiction Treatment System  |Feb. 1 for Feb. 7  |Sudbury
26.  Valentine Concert Event  |February 4  |New Sudbury
27.  All Nations Church 1st Anniversary Service  |Feb. 5  |Sudbury
28.  Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study  |February 5 and first Sunday of the month  |Wanup
29.  All Nations Church  Lantern Lighting, and  SuperBowl Party  |Feb. 5  |Sudbury
30.  Sudbury Christian Businessmen's luncheon  |February 8  |Sudbury
31.  Service of Installation of Bishop-Elect Anne Germond  |February 11  |Sault Ste. Marie
32.  Welcome & Installation of new Finnish Pastor  |February 12  |Sudbury
33.  The New Evangelization Summit Sudbury Kick-Off and Strategy Session  |February 21  |Minnow Lake
34.  Manning Centre Conference  |February 23-25  |Ottawa
35.  5th Annual “Coldest Night of the Year” Walk Fundraiser  |February 25  |Sudbury
36.  Accessibility Grant Application Deadline  |March 31  |Greater Sudbury
37.  The New Evangelization Summit  |May 12 & 13  |New Sudbury
38.  SAVE THE DATES:  500North:  Commemoration of 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation  |September 21 and 22, 2017 |Sudbury
PRAYERS & PRAISE
Prayer Request for Rev. Anne Germond in her new service as Bishop of the Anglican Diocese
Sudbury Downtown Churches Prayer Calendar 2017 Edition

CITIZEN RESPONSE
Letter to the Editor, The Sudbury Star…’scary right-wing thinking’ description is scary
Petition Request:  Stop fake news and fake science at National Geographic Magazine!
Remarks on CBS Sunday Morning Show by Ben Stein

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

NATIONAL NEWS

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Dutch Catholics raise alarm after bishops ‘update’ words of the Our Father
British public school tries but fails to punish teacher who shared Biblical marriage views with student
BREAKING: Congress urges criminal prosecution of Planned Parenthood for baby parts scandal

FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS

REQUESTS
Christ the King seeking Administrative Assistant
Nord500North seeking Marketing Assistance
First Baptist Church in Garson Seeking Pianist

MEDIA MARVELS
Online Seminar by Faytene Grassechini
WATCH: Rick Santorum perfectly shuts down intolerant liberal hecklers
Impact of Abortion in USA since 1973 – shown in pie graph

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
8th Annual Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock

DAILY CHUCKLE

WORDS OF WISDOM
Under Pope Francis, has the ‘theology of dissent’ triumphed?


  Local  News & Events
1.    Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life  |  January:  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


2.    500North Planning Team for 500th Commemoration of the Reformation  |January 16  |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 fifth meeting for people who are interested in planning for the 500th commemoration of the Reformation is on January 16 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


3.     SUMMIT  |January 16  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



4.    Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |January 16 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



5.     Adult Children of Alcoholics  |January 16 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\



6.      SLYNGSHOT Tuesdays:  An Interactive Church  |January 17 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


7.    Easy Tai Chi & Meditation Classes  |January 18  |Sudbury

All are welcome

Trinity Lutheran Church

189 Regent St. S                  705 674 4834


8.     “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us”  |January 18  |Copper Cliff

As part of the celebrations of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Copper Cliff Ministerial is hosting a service at Copper Cliff United Church, 26 Park St., on Wednesday January 18, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The theme for this event is "Reconciliation - The Love of Christ Compels Us". 

Food and fellowship to follow. 

All are welcome.



9.     Chili Dinner  |January 18  |Sudbury

Jan 18th - Sudbury Christian Academy Chili Dinner

Come out to the Glad Tidings gymnasium Wednesday January 18th, 4:00-7:00 PM for The Sudbury Christian Academy's Chili Dinner!

The cost of admission is a donation of any amount (recommended min. $10) and all proceeds go towards the Sudbury Christian Academy!

 Dinner includes a chili entrée, dinner roll & potato salad!


10.  The Sudbury Community Arena:  A New Vision  |January 18  |Sudbury

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7pm

The Sudbury Community Arena
A New Vision
Multi Use Cultural Centre

Bring Your Ideas and Suggestions

Wednesday, January 18, 7 pm

at the Sudbury Community Arena

“Those interested should use the Minto Street entrance to the Arena.    There is parking in the rear and across the street”

Refreshments & door prizes

For more information sac.communicate@gmail.com



11. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  January 19  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

12. Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |January 19  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 )  



13. UofSudbury Ecumenical Prayer Service for the Week of Christian Unity  |January 19  |Sudbury South

University of Sudbury Prayer Service for the Week of Christian Unity  January 19, 2017

at 7 p.m. in the St Ignatius Chapel, on first floor Room 165.Sudbury South


Prayer Service for the Week of Christian Unity on the Laurentian Federated University campus.  We will use the designated international service that is for this year.  Focus on reconciliation    2Corinthians 5:14-20

If people come into either of the two main entrances of University of Sudbury on the first floor and turn left to the Round Chapel.
The gate to the parking lot will be open from 6:45-7:15 pm to access freely the parking.

From:
Fr. David Shulist, S.J. dshulist@usudbury.ca
   
Director of Spiritual Services
University of Sudbury
   

and Cecilia Jennings spiritual_services_spirituels@usudbury.ca    Admin. Assistant of Spiritual Services University of Sudbury
 


14.  A Symposium on Elder Abuse & Neglect  |January 19  |Sudbury South

Huntington University & The Canadian Association on Gerontology Student Connection present:
"A Symposium on Elder Abuse & Neglect"

Guest Speakers from The Greater Sudbury Police Service, Elder Abuse Ontario - North East Region, Behavioural Supports Ontario, and more!

Networking & Refreshments from 7 - 7:30 PM

Addresses and Panel Q&A from 7:30 - 9 PM

Please note that parking at Huntington University is currently reserved for paid parking pass holders. Event guests are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation, if possible. A pay lot is located directly across the street from Huntington University (parking rate of $6 / machine accepts loonies and toonies only). There are also Pay and Display machines (Lots B and C) located within a short walking distance to Huntington University. Please refer to the university campus map for more information.

ALL ARE WELCOME!



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


15. Silent Vigil for Peace  |January 20 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



16. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |January 21 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



17.  HOME Series  |January 22  |Sudbury

All Nations Church invites those seeking a Church home to visit us for our January series        HOME

10:00 a.m. Sundays

For further information         www.allnationschurch.ca              705 673 6110



18.  “Impact Live”   | January 22 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



19.Ukrainian Rapsodia Choir  |January 22  |Sudbury

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3 PM - 4 PM

Join us January 22 @ 3:00 pm for an outstanding Christmas Concert performance by the "Ukrainian Rhapsodia Choir," under the direction of Mr. Vasyl Turianyn, St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury. Admission by donation. The concert will take place inside the church. Refreshments in the church hall following the concert

St Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church
40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury, Ontario P3C 5K2



20. Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast:  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  |January 24  |Sudbury
“We are ambassadors for Christ”   2 Cor. 5.20a

Date:  Tuesday, January 24/17

Celebrate the Week of Christian Unity

Doors:  7:00 a.m.

Place:  Glad Tidings Church,1101  Regent Street

Caterer:   Helvi’s

Cost:  $15.00     ( all included:  food, beverages, catering, taxes, gratuity)

Program:    Welcome, Opening Prayer, Breakfast, Speaker, Prayer together at tables, Open Prayer


All are welcome for this uplifting time of celebration and fellowship!         Please plan to attend and invite others from your Church.


For tickets, email (by Jan. 19) to Karen Marcotte   (m.kmarcotte333@gmail.com)
Sudbury Central Southend Ministerial


21.  Annual Book Sale  |January 27, 28, 29  |Sudbury

Church of the Epiphany Annual Book Sale will be held Friday – Sunday, January 27 – 29

Larch Street, Downtown

Friday, Jan. 27   3-6 pm

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 & 29    9am-2pm

We would also welcome donations of books in good condition ( no magazines or text books please!) .


22. Farewell 'community' Open House Invitation for Anne Germond, Bishop-Elect  |January 29  |New Sudbury

Greetings & a Happy New Year to you all from the Ascension!

As you are all aware our Rector, Anne Germond, Bishop-Elect will be moving to the Sault Ste Marie early February to take up her newly appointed position after her Consecration on February 11th, 2016.  (That invitation also attached.)  Ascension will be host to a “Fare-‘her’-well Open House” on Sunday, January 29th 2017 so we wish to extend this invitation to you.  We also ask that you circulate the attached invitation in and around your churches/community. This is not a surprise & has already been posted on our Church FaceBook page & our Website.  We are hoping to bring the Sudbury Community together at this event to wish her well.  It is an Open House so you can come & go from 1:30pm – 4:30pm. 

Ascension has have been blessed to have had her with us now 16 years.  She is a ‘one in a million’ & we are happy for her in being chosen as our next Bishop in Algoma however we are sad as she will be missed dearly.   She has done so much for so many & we know that we do not have to reiterate that as you yourselves have seen it as well as experienced it.  A truly humbling woman of God’s creation doing what she has been called to do in serving in His love.  As she continues into the next call from our Lord to ‘spread her wings’ in this her next journey as our Bishop of the Diocese of Algoma we wanted to ensure all have the opportunity to express their thanks to her for the Love of Christ that she has so generously shared with each one of us. 

Anne will still be with us as the 1st woman & 11th Bishop of Algoma.  Please feel free to pass on this Invitation to all in your Community & with others whose lives she has touched in some way.  Please print & post on notice boards, or in church bulletins etc. - “All are Welcome”. 

Godspeed to her & her family.

Kath Greenidge
Church of the Ascension Parish Life Chair



23.  Garson Inter-Church Christian Unity Event  |January 29  |Garson

The Annual Christian Unity event hosted by the Sudbury East Ministerial will take place at Trinity United Church  in Garson on January 29th at 7 p.m. following a Lasagna Supper at 5 p.m.  

There will be tickets available at the door and the cost is $12.00.

Garson Inter-Church Christian Unity Service
Sunday January 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Trinity United – 174 Church Street, Garson
All Welcome

Churches Participating include:
- First Baptist Church of Sudbury -Garson
- Trinity United - Garson
- St John the Evangelist - Garson   
- All Saints Anglican - Coniston

Preceded: by a Lasagne Supper at  5:00 pm
Trinity United Church - GARSON


Garson Inter-Church Christian Unity Service:  The “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity”  is an annual ecumenical celebration which is traditionally held from January 18th  to 25th.  By coming together during this week, we join with the people around the world to pray for Christian unity – in worship, reflection, study, and fellowship.   This year, we rejoice in the opportunity to pray with the Christians of Germany. They have chosen as their theme “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us,” inspired by 2 Corinthians 5:14-20. They invite Christians around the world to celebrate God’s reconciling grace, call us to recognize the pain of the deep divisions which afflict the Church, and urge us to become ambassadors of Christ’s message of reconciliation. In Garson the three parish communities will participate in the Christian Unity Service on Sunday January 29th beginning at 7:00 pm. at Trinity United.   All are welcome to attend.
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24. Registration for Navigating the Addiction Treatment System  |Feb. 1 for 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 by February 1/17



25.  Valentine Concert Event  |February 4  |New Sudbury

Feb. 4th - Valentine Concert Event

Visit St. Stephen's on the Hill United Church (1248 Lauzon Ave) on Saturday February 4th for their Valentine Concert Event featuring the Nickle City Wind Ensemble.

There will be homemade pie, along with coffee and tea from 2:00-3:00 PM, with the concert taking place from 3:00-4:00 PM as well as a raffle for a prize basket.

Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the door.


26.  All Nations Church 1st Anniversary Service  |Feb. 5  |Sudbury

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

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

Lantern Lighting in the early evening to commemorate the Lord’s leading in our Church community

Superbowl Party following – 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



27. 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

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 


28. SuperBowl Party  |February 5  |Sudbury
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!

Lantern Lighting in the early evening to commemorate the Lord’s leading in our Church community

Superbowl Party following – 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



29.  Sudbury Christian Businessmen's luncheon  |February 8  |Sudbury

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. 


30.  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.

31.  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.



32.  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/



33. 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


34. 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



35. 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



36. 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


37. 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/

38.  Nord500North 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 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.     Prayer Request for Bishop-Elect Rev. Anne Germond 

Your presence and prayers would be appreciated by Anne Germond

9:30 a.m.          February 11/17

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.


2.     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.     Letter to the Editor, The Sudbury Star

…’scary right-wing thinking’ description is scary

On Monday, January 9, 2017, The Sudbury Star carried a Degrassi story by Victoria Ahearn of the Canadian Press on the Star’s Entertainment page,  with the sub-title “Controversial new season tackles abortion, refugees, ‘scary right-wing thinking’.

Based on 525 episodes of Degrassi, Ahearn stated about the topic of abortion,   “…no question, it’s the first, if not the second, most divisive topic that we talk about.”

Talking about an important topic is good.

Describing a particular point of view on an important topic as ‘scary right-wing thinking’ is not good.

On the Political Spectrum, there is Left Wing, Center, and Right Wing ideology.     To characterize Right Wing ideology as “scary thinking” marginalizes a lot of people.

In our democracy, all points of view need to be aired and discussed, not dismissed because they differ from another part of the Political Spectrum.

Let’s learn from the divisive politics of the USA to avoid categorizing Right Wing thinkers as “deplorables”; instead, let’s respect every citizen’s right to an informed opinion.   

Diane Ikonen, Sudbury resident
January 13, 2017



2.     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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3.     The   following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him  on CBS  Sunday Morning  Commentary

My confession:
I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians.  I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? 
I guess that's a sign that I'm   getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different:  This is not intended to be a joke; it's not   funny, it's intended to get you thinking.
   
       In light of recent events--terrorists attacks, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK

Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself.  And we said OK

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities   would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr.  Spock's son committed suicide).  We said an expert should know what he's talking about.  And we said okay.

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with,
WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.
Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. 
Funny how you can send  'jokes'  through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but  when  you start sending messages regarding the  Lord, people think  twice about sharing.  
Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace
Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it. 

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.
If not, then just discard it. No one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.  

My Best Regards, Honestly and Respectfully,

Ben Stein


Remarks from Ben Stein on CBS Sunday Morning
September 20, 2016, The Ray Lucia Show in Show Topics

http://www.raylucia.com/topics/remarks-from-ben-stein-on-cbs-sunday-morning/

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.

.

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. SUPREME COURT HEARS FIRST INDIGENOUS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CLAIM December 1, 2016



  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 January 17 in Quebec, 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.     Dutch Catholics raise alarm after bishops ‘update’ words of the Our Father


November 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Dutch Catholics are raising alarm bells after the bishops of the Netherlands and Belgium changed the words to the Our Father in a way that they believe amounts to an "ideological reinterpretation of the text."

Dutch Catholics who still attend weekly Mass heard a newly-worded Our Father last Sunday that no longer asked God the Father, as Jesus taught, “to lead us not into temptation” but, instead, “not into trial.”



2.     British public school tries but fails to punish teacher who shared Biblical marriage views with student

UNITED KINGDOM, December 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A public school teacher disciplined for revealing her Christian beliefs about homosexuality to an inquisitive student received an apology from her school after she threatened court action.




3.     BREAKING: Congress urges criminal prosecution of Planned Parenthood for baby parts scandal


WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives announced today that they have made nine criminal and regulatory referrals against Planned Parenthood, other abortion businesses, universities, and fetal tissue companies.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/congressional-panel-refers-planned-parenthood-fetal-tissue-companies-univer

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.     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.
2.     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

3.     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.     Online Seminar by Faytene Grassechini  |January 28  |Online

Have you ever watched the news or looked around you in Canada and wondered the following:
"What can I do to make a difference on important moral issues in Canada?"
"How can I help pass a stronger Canada onto my children?"
"Where do I start when it comes to huge issues like human trafficking, abortion, assisted suicide, the national debt, etc.?"
"Does my effort really make a difference?...What is the MOST EFFECTIVE way to make a difference?"
"As a pastor or Christian leader, how can I encourage those in my sphere to make an impact?"

For the first time ever, our director, Faytene Grasseschi, is going to be hosting a FREE online seminar to help Christians in Canada make an effective impact on this nation.

 With over a decade of experience in spirit-filled national advocacy and national prayer mobilization in Canada, Faytene brings unique wisdom to these important questions.
During this online seminar you will learn:
*Where Canada is currently at on key issues that are important to the heart of God.
*How the average person (who may not even consider themselves 'political') can have a powerful impact on our Members of Parliament and Senators (national legislative decision makers).
*What you can do right where you are at.
*Where to get started if you want to run for office.
*Where to get started if you want to raise awareness in your sphere of influence on an important issue.
*More.
Because we believe we are in a critical season to influence this nation for the sake of future generations we are offering this seminar exclusively to the friends and supporters of MY Canada.
We hope you will be a part!
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DETAILS:
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 1-4pm (with a short break)
Where: From the comfort of your own home. You can either call in by phone or link in through your computer.
Cost: FREE, but you must register to get the call-in details.
________________________________________
Click here to sign up now. Only 50 spots are available for this FREE seminar!

https://fs30.formsite.com/secureonlineform/form12/index.html
________________________________________

Faytene Grasseschi is the best-selling author of Stand On Guard: A Prophetic Call and Research on the Righteous Foundation of Canada. She has also authored and contributed to other books with a national focus.
To find out more or order please go to her website at www.faytene.ca
All of these resources are currently on sale!


2.     WATCH: Rick Santorum perfectly shuts down intolerant liberal hecklers at Cornell University

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-rick-santorum-perfectly-shuts-down-intolerant-liberal-hecklers

U.S.Thu Dec 1, 2016 - 12:18 pm EST


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

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



Volunteer Request

8th Annual Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock Requires 100 Volunteers

Many areas of help are needed, including refereeing, scoring etc.

Please go to www.pondhockeyontherock.ca to register online

Words of Wisdom
Under Pope Francis, has the ‘theology of dissent’ triumphed?


December 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- I am a parish priest, a pastor of a typical suburban American parish who tries, as kindly and patiently as I can, to help people who often have not been well-formed in their Catholic faith to understand what the Church teaches and why. My repeated experience is that people are grateful when a priest explains to them the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as most adult Catholics today readily admit that they generally have not been well catechized.

Like many of my brother priests, I have been concerned by the two Synods on the Family (2014 and 2015) and the Post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (April 2016), because the teaching coming from the synods sometimes seems to confuse the clear teaching of the Catechism and even undermine a pastor’s work catechizing a parish.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/discernment-dissent-and-the-current-confusion




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