The Sudbury
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An Email Digest of Christian News, Events and Miracles throughout the City of Greater Sudbury

Sudbury Christian Messenger May 14-31, 2016 Edition Shout out to Monsignor Jim Hutton, 50th Anniversary of his Ordination

Our Christian journey is PERSONAL but it's never PRIVATE.

Character is what you are when no one else is around

"In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."     - George Orwell

Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.

"The only impossible journey is the one you never begin."  - Anthony Hopkins

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. ~~ Thomas Jefferson
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ~ ~Abraham Lincoln

1.     “The Lord’s Prayer”:  Brand New Online Course  |May 13 – 27  |International
2.     Café and Bake Shoppe  |May 14  |New Sudbury
3.     Rich Griffin #1Saves8 Campaign Gala  |May 14  |Sudbury
4.     BBQ-Yard Sale  |May 15  |Chelmsford
5.     Gather Program  |May 15 and monthly dates  |Minnow Lake
6.     Fourth Annual Victoria Quilt Dinner  |May 15  |New Sudbury
7.     ASCENT:  An Evening of Prayer and Praise  |May 15  |Greater Sudbury
8.     "Impact Live" Radio Program  |  May 15 and Sundays  |Greater Sudbury
9.     Painting Party Fundraiser  |May 16  |Val Caron
10.  Adult Children of Alcoholics  |May 16 and every Monday  |Sudbury
11.  Slingshot:  An Interactive Church – new location  | May 17 and every Tuesday   |Sudbury
12.  Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |May 19 and Thursdays  |Sudbury
13.  Silent Vigil for Peace  |May 20 and each Friday  |Sudbury
14.  Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |May 21 and every Saturday  |Sudbury
15.  ELEVATE 2016  |May 27, 28, 29  |Greater Sudbury
16.  Inner City Home Giant Yard Sale & BBQ  |May 28  |Sudbury
17.  Wanup Chapel  Community Barbecue  |May 28  |Wanup
18.  CELEBRATE ELEVATE 2016  |May 29  |Sudbury
19.  Calvary Baptist Espanola 40th Anniversary  |May 31  |Espanola
20.  Bus to Parliament Hill, Ottawa:  Rally to Protest Euthanasia  |June 1  |Greater Sudbury, Sturgeon Falls, North Bay
21.  OnWatch Family Gathering  |June 3-4  |Sudbury
23.  Journey Home  |June 4  |Sudbury
24.  Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study  |June 5 and first Sunday of the month  |Wanup
25.  Sudbury Christian Businessmen's Lunch/Speaker Event  |June 8 |Sudbury
26.  Abby Sipora  |June 10  |Sudbury
27.  Family Movie Event & Fellowship for All  |June 15  |Greater Sudbury
28.  50+ Seniors’ Expo in Sudbury  |June 18 & 19 |Sudbury
29.  Raise the Roof Fundraiser  |June 25 and 26  |New Sudbury
30.  Summer, 2016 – Entertainers wanted by The Market  | June – October  |Sudbury
31.  Glad Tidings' Summer Camps  |July 4 - August 19  |Sudbury
32.    Save the Date - Sudbury Right to Life Annual Dinner/Speaker Event  |September 24  |Sudbury
Praise for Kfm Christian Radio Spring Sharathon results
Praise for Planners and Participants at National March for Life,  May 12
Praise for Toronto Christian Music Event
Prayer for ELEVATE
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
Prayer of a Child

Bus going to Ottawa for citizens who wish to be part of a protest against the government’s Euthanasia Bill
A Joyful Response to the National March for Life
Greater Sudbury Senior Survey – Please complete ………takes 10 minutes
Post Card Campaign re: Molly Matters     Bill coming up in Parliament
Petition re: Global UN Tax
Petition to Save Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom
Petition to the United Nations re: Women’s Health
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje  |Fall of 2016  |Greater Sudbury
Northern Hope Refugee Sponsorship Opportunity to Help

Ontario sex-ed: Classroom lessons are starting, and what we’re hearing is terrifying
P.E.A.C.E. Update
Catholic resources re: ON Sex Ed Curriculum

Trudeau Oks Canadian Dollars  for Foreign Abortions Services    
Euthanasia bill passes second reading 235 to 75 after Trudeau Liberals shut down debate
Belgians warn of euthanasia’s unseen dangers

A Virginia Abortion Clinic’s Misconduct Is Part of National Scandal
Christians, America has reached a crisis point. Are you ready to take up this challenge? As our democracy faces a crucial test, this is a key moment for Christian witness.
Pro-life college student had enough with ‘sex week.’ So she organized her own.

Local family needs support for double-lung transplant

Better Beginnings/Better Futures Community Dinner\
Syrian Refugee Community Store
Health Science North 6th Floor –  Request
Mission Needs Donations of Clothing
Knights of Columbus Seeking New Members
Community Outreach at St. Kevin’s Parish
Bread & Roses Food Bank in Capreol
Pregnancy Care Centre and Infant Food Bank in Need of Supplies/Equipment
Sudbury Right to Life seeking new Office space

12 Greater Sudbury Clergy Give the Most Important Message of Their Lives
Apostle Entertainment
Greater Sudbury Contacts Regarding Syrian Refugee Sponsorship

Sudbury Better Beginnings Better Futures
Teach English to Syrian Refugee
Volunteer Driver Needed
Sudbury Right to Life/Sudbury Pro-Life Seeking Board members

Heaven’s Entrance Exam

How to build a Culture of Life in the family: lessons from Louis and Zelie Martin
Carl’s Garden

  Local  News & Events

  1.  “The Lord’s Prayer”:  Brand New Online Course  |May 13 – 27  |International
A brand new online course, teaching you to find the power, the life and the glorious breakthrough in praying the Lord's prayer. It's time to reclaim this prayer and see how the revival in Jesus's heart is released in how He taught us to pray.


Redleaf Prayer | 604-256-1998 | | |

2.     Café and Bake Shoppe  |May 14  |New Sudbury

Saturday, May 14         1-3 pm

St. Stephen’s on the Hill Church,    Lauzon Street, New Sudbury    (intersection across from Smith’s)

Coffee, Tea, Sandwiches, Bake Table, Door Prize

Admission:  $5.00

  1. Rich Griffin #1Saves8 Campaign Gala  |May 14  |Sudbury

Created by Rich’s widow, Nancy, to increase the number of registered organ donors and raise funds to support the financial needs of Northern Ontario transplant patients and their families.

Visit for more information

Becoming an organ donor may seem like a small gesture, but the difference it makes in a recipient’s life cannot be overstated.

Introducing the Rich Griffin #1Saves8 Gala, Saturday May 14 at the Holiday Inn!

“Griff’s Anatomy” is a McDreamy evening in support of Northern Ontario transplant patients.

Your ticket includes dinner, dancing, fun Grey’s activities, and a chance to win McSteamy prizes.

The wait for an organ can cost thousands. Some don’t make it because they just can’t afford the wait.

Regift Your Life. Renew Their Hope.

Get your tickets now for the Rich Griffin #1Saves8 Gala at

Doors open at 5:30pm and the party ends at 1:00am!

NEW! Online Silent Auction
The online silent auction is live on April 12 and will transition into an in-person silent auction at the event. Anyone can bid and potentially win an item, but attendees will have the last chance to bid at the event, so online bidders who aren’t attending need to give their best bid to ensure they get the items they want!

Proudly supported by:
CTV 2015
Northern Life
Location: Holiday Inn

4.     BBQ-Yard Sale  |May 15  |Chelmsford

Sunday, May 15th from 11:30 till 4 PM

St. Alexander's Church, 100 Gaudette St.

Chelmsford ON .

Organizers Contact:# 705 561 2231 Church # 705 855-2525.

All are welcome to join us at our 10:00 AM mass.

5.     “Gather”  Program  |May 15 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, May 15
Sunday, June 12
Sunday, September 18
Sunday, October 16
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

6.     Fourth Annual Victoria Quilt Dinner  |May 15  |New Sudbury

Fourth Annual Victoria Quilt Dinner: Sunday, May 15
from 4 :30 to 6 p.m.; Sponsored by the K of C Council #9619 .

Where: St. Dominique Parish, 1241 Diane St., Sudbury

Menu: chicken, mash potatoes, gravy, vegetable, tea,
coffee and homemade cake

Admission price /Adults $15.00; Children 12 & under $5.00

Proceeds to go to Victoria Quilt Sudbury
Everybody welcome! Contact Gilles 705-693-5947

7.     ASCENT:  An Evening of Prayer and Praise  |May 15  |Greater Sudbury
You won't want to miss our prayer and praise service this Sunday night at 7 pm
You will be encouraged and strengthened in your journey of faith.
We will be praying together for our families, our city and our nation.
As well we will have prayer for the sick.

Our special guests are Brant and Susan Levert with International House of Prayer in Kansas City.  IHOP has been praying 24 hours a day for many years.
This Sudbury couple are on their way to Thailand to teach people how to pray and they will share their personal story with us. We are so fortunate to have them with us.

Don't miss this!
Sunday May 15 at 7 pm
Hope to see you there

All Nations Church
414 St. Raphael St
Sudbury ON  P3B 1M4

Know  Grow  Go

8.     “Impact Live” Radio Program  |  May 15 and Sundays  |Greater Sudbury

Sunday's 7 pm Impact Live Radio program

Presented by The Unchurch

9.      Painting Party Fundraiser  |May 16  |Val Caron

Support Recovery Programming for men & women recovering from alcohol and drug dependencies. MONARCH

I am happy to announce that we will be having a Painting Party fundraiser on May 16th, at 7pm at First Round FIRST ROUND SPORTS BAR     7:00PM
1642 Main Street, Val Caron in Val Caron.  The event costs $50 with $20 of that supporting Monarch!  We will have 40 seats available, so please be sure to share this with your friends and family and get your tickets early!  The painting we will be doing is a beautiful sunset that you will be able to make your own!! 

Learn to paint and enjoy an evening with friends. Artist Mary-Ann LeClair will walk you step-by-step through creating your own 16”x20” unique piece of canvas art.
Everything you will need for use at the event is provided: canvas, paints, brushes & fun!
This is a tickets only event. Tickets are $50/person - $20 from each ticket will go to support Monarch Recovery Services. Seating is first come, first served. Please arrive 20 minutes early to be seated and make your food/drink order with the server.
Call Angie Gaudette at 705-675-1179 ext. 3221 for tickets or more information!
* No food or drink is included with your ticket price and must be purchased at the venue.

I hope to see you there!

Angie Gaudette
Special Events / Training Coordinator
Monarch Recovery Services – Men’s Site
402 Brady Street, Sudbury, ON. P3B 2P6
Tel:705-675-1179 X3221
Fax: 705-671-8069

"What the caterpillar sees as an obstacle in the road, the butterfly sees as an opportunity to rise above."    -Kathy Ioannou

10.  Adult Children of Alcoholics  |May 16  and every Monday  |Sudbury
Every Monday

All Nations Church, 885 Prete Street, Sudbury

7:00 pm

For more information:  705 929 2957

  1. Slingshot:  An Interactive Church  |May 17  and Tuesdays  |Sudbury

An interactive Church
“Faithfully taking down giants”
You are welcome to a new expression of worshipping Jesus

Tuesday, 7:00 pm till approx 9:00 pm

New location …………….All Nations Church Prete Street Location         885 Prete Street              Sudbury ON

Open to all teens and adults,  men and women

For further information, please contact Pastor Kevin Briscoe    705 561 8989

  1. Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |May 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       where people can get connected and be informed and we also have a FGB group set up where we can all share together and encourage one another.

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

  1. Silent Vigil for Peace  |May 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.

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


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

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

Dave Nicol

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

  1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |May 21  and every Saturday  |Sudbury

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

30 Notre Dame

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Corner of Notre  Dame/Ste. Anne’s Road


  1. ELEVATE 2016  |May 27, 28, 29  |Greater Sudbury

The 3rd Annual ELEVATE  will take place over the weekend of May 27-29, 2016.  30+churches, and Community Action Networks (CAN) and volunteer groups will unite across Greater Sudbury to perform acts of love and service in various neighbourhoods throughout the city.

The vision of Elevate is to serve as a catalyst for increased unity in the Christian community, which will lead to greater intentionality in our love and service of our neighbours in co-operation with Community Action Networks (CANs).  The name and slogan "Elevate: Love in Motion" finds its source in a passage of Scripture (Philippians 2:1-11) which was a hymn in the early church, expressing the essence of the self-sacrificial love of God revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and the call for the followers of Jesus to imitate and embody such a posture of humble love and service.

Save the dates, get involved, ask your clergy to join with other churches in your Ward, decide on a community service project, do it, celebrate!

For further information, please see our Facebook page:   ElevateSudbury            Website:

For further information, please Contact Jason Trip ELEVATE Coordinator    (705) 897-6200

16. Wanup Chapel  Community Barbecue  |May 28  |Wanup

Little Wanup Chapel is inviting everyone to their Community Barbecue on Saturday, May 28th from 4-6PM.

 Come take a tour, before or after eating!

Highway 537  (near Hwy 69 end)  l minute past Wanup Store on right hand side

                                  EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

Further information – contact Mavis White  706-524-5820 or 

17. Inner City Home Giant Yard Sale & BBQ  |May 28  |Sudbury

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016

Where: 251 Elm St. corner of Elm & Alder

Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM—Unbeatable Prices!

Donations gratefully appreciated! Sorry No Clothing!

Phone 705-675-7550 before delivering items.
Monday to Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM

18.  Celebrate ELEVATE 2016  |May 29  |Sudbury
As we work together in projects across the City of Greater Sudbury, so we come together to celebrate and worship.

A celebration will be held Sunday, May 29th.

We will gather as Christian Churches and Greater Sudbury community, to view the projects for 2016, to sing praises for our Lord Jesus Christ, to hear stories of sharing and caring, and to pray for our city

This will be the third year we have held this event and it is open to everyone.

We will sing and pray and have fellowship as we thank God for the blessing of community

6:30 - 8:00 @ Glad Tidings Church            1101 Regent Street, Sudbury, ON P3E 5P8

Ample parking           Great A-V                  Lots of room                       All welcome

19.  Calvary Baptist Espanola 40th Anniversary  |May 31  |Espanola
Calvary Baptist Espanola celebrates 40 years on May 31st.
 There will be a BBQ starting at 11AM and a service following the celebration.

20. Bus to Parliament Hill, Ottawa:  Rally to Protest Euthanasia  |June 1  |Greater Sudbury, Sturgeon Falls, North Bay

From: Richard St-Denis []
Sent: May 13, 2016 8:35 PM
Subject: Bus to Parliament Hill, Ottawa Wednesday ,June 1 , 2016 Rally ,protest the Euthanasia Bill

To those who feel concerned,
          Will we have a coach bus with washroom??? Looking for concerned people  wanting  to do something more on the issue of  the Euthanasia Bill being passed by our Federal Government. Said to be the most liberal, meaning the worst in the whole world.

$25.00   or donation to help pay remainder of bus.

Would  unite on Parliament  Hill  from noon  to  1:30   p.m.   Wednesday , June  1 , 2016.

Give Names  to .

Bus would leave Sudbury  early  morning & back at night . 

What a sacrifice?  Why would we sacrifice our time? Please spread the news we have little time to organize.  

   Sudbury   ,Theresa   705-566-0707               Richard     705-758-9547   
God Bless You              Richard

Editor’s Note:  For information about Euthanasia

“Vulnerable:  The Euthanasia Deception” 

The EPC (Euthanasia Prevention Coalition) “is fighting its biggest campaign to sway both public opinion and the positions of the members of Parliament.  Our principled opposition to killing is more important than ever.               “The faithful need to be urged to visit their Federal and Provincial elected representatives to voice their opposition to medical killing.”    Alex Schadenberg, EPC

Physicians and other medical professionals are fighting a monumental battle to protect conscience rights  

We must urge our political representatives to place more financial and organizational support behind good community oriented palliative care.     Compassionate Community Care helpline         1 855 675 8749       “We need to face the struggle to prevent euthanasia with the hope that we will overcome the culture of death”.   Alex Schadenberg        EPC

Priests for Life Canada states ‘Catholics defend the right to life from conception until natural death and are against the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide.          For lots of information,

Thank you for using the Sudbury Christian Messenger
     “in theo”     Diane Ikonen

21.  OnWatch Family Gathering  |June 3-4  |Sudbury
The OnWatch family of the Sudbury region invites you to come to Sudbury, June 3-4, 2016!

With just 6 weeks until we gather for our next OnWatch Family Gathering, we are sending this invitation to you! OnWatch is a family of people from every region of Ontario. We are "On"tario "Watch"ing and listening to the Father's Word for this great province within Canada.
The family in the diverse Sudbury region who share this similar passion, have a desire to gather for a family reunion to worship, pray and wait on the Lord. We envision this will be an opportunity for mothers and fathers, sons and daughters and gatekeepers to display our hearts being knit together, honouring one another and hearing from Him.

We've prepared ourselves to welcome and host you from across the province. Known as a central gathering place of Northern Ontario, it is an honour to have you come together as a family to this strategic city!"

Why do we gather together from various regions?

We are keenly aware of the Father's promise to those who come together in worship as a family! Our choosing to gather from different cities and regions for HIS joy has become our joy! When the children gather around our family table for Thanksgiving or Christmas, as parents, our hearts beat with great joy. As a mom or dad, we long for them to be together in spite of their personal perspectives. To watch the family come around the table, renewing their relationships, catching up on each other's "special moments" and growing...releases the Father's blessing - life!

We are taking Zechariah's prophetic admonition to heart. We need to come together to seek the Lord.

Please follow Zechariah's example... invite others to join together by forwarding this invitation to those of the same heart, encouraging them to join us in Sudbury as we seek the Lord.

Here is a basic schedule designed to help you plan your time:

Instead of a set 'registration fee', we believe each of us should ask the Lord what He would have us give as a seed in preparation for this gathering. There are costs associated with hosting a gathering, however the purpose of our sowing goes far beyond paying bills. As a family we are looking forward to hearing the Father speak and then obeying, even in the area of financial giving. When you know the Lord is releasing you to be at this gathering please click on the "Register Now" button to register.

Register Now:

Please register by sending us the following information to:
To sow by credit card, please call 519-679-7729.
First Name:
Last Name:
Postal Code:

Hotel & Gathering Address Information:

Recommended Hotel for the OnWatch Family Gathering
The Clarion Hotel shows as a Sudbury address, however it is the closest hotel to
the New Life Christian Centre.
It is approximately a 15 minute drive from the church to the hotel.
Clarion Hotel:
117 Elm St.
Sudbury, Ontario P3C 1T3
 Newly renovated
 Swimming pool
 Restaurant on site
Reserve Now: 1-866-500-4938
Ask for “OnWatch Gathering” block of rooms for special rates

In the midst of being together with one heart, in one place, (Acts 2:1) the oil of the Father's blessing (Psalm 133) will be poured out for the benefit of the entire province! We hope to see you in Sudbury!

OnWatch Family Gathering Site:
New Life Christian Centre
4032 Regional Road 35
Chelmsford, Ontario P0M 1L0
Phone: 1.705.805.1277

Love & Kingdom Blessings,

Sudbury Team:
Jim & Sue Craig
David & Carol Ann Henley
Patricia Hughes
Phil & Sharon Lichty

OnWatch Facilitating Team:
Ken & Lois Hall, Ottawa
Sam Parker, Sarnia
Michael & Ann Pierce, London
Roger & Bonnie Rutter, Kingston

Copyright © 2016 OnWatch, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 35035
London, On N5W 5Z6


June 4

Time - 9-2

Location - Valley Pentecostal Church Grounds
                 231 Martha St
                 Hanmer, On

We are looking for good gently used items of household goods and tools.No clothing please.

 If you wish to donate, please call Marlene at 705-586-6850.  All donations gratefully received.

Come with your friends and support the less fortunate seniors!


23.   Journey Home  |June 4  |Sudbury

JOURNEY HOME: Paintings and Stories Honouring & Celebrating the Ordinary in our Daily Lives
A DAY OF REFLECTION with  Josephine Williams Murphy

Saturday, June 4, 2016  9:30-3:30

945 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury

9 a.m. Registration

Bring Your Own Lunch - coffee & tea provided 

$25 at the door

      Cheque  : CNWE Sudbury
Send to Danielle Whissell  2194 Josephine St. Sudbury P3A 2N2

Background:  Josephine Murphy presented at a meeting of the Retired Teachers of Ontario and was recommended to a Sudbury prayer group.. CNWE, a national organization, has a mandate to build interfaith and ecumenical relationships which promote spirituality, especially among Christian women.  For further information, you may call Marie Bouclin @ (705) 524-5418 

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

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 2.00 pm
 (continuing from June to December)
Time may change in the summer months

Refreshments served after each  service and after Bible Study lunch provided
Further information – contact Mavis White  706-524-5820 or 

  1. Sudbury Christian Businessmen's Lunch/Speaker Event  |June 8  |Sudbury

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- 12:30- Eat
12:30- 12:45- Guest Speaker
12:45- 1:00 – Guest Pastor
1:00 - Shawn Day ~ Closing Remarks & Prayer.
God bless
Please call Kfm Christian Radio (705) 674-2585 in advance to book your seats. See you there. 

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.

26.  Abby Sipora  |June 10  |Sudbury

New Life Christian Centre hosts Abby Sipora

Author of:  A Daily Dose of Vitamin A

Friends-friendly event

Place:  Sudbury Theatre Centre

For more information, please contact:   Sue Craig

27.  Family Movie Event, Fun & Fellowship for All  |June 15  |Greater Sudbury

All Nations Church invites you

More details to follow

Mark your calendar now!

28.   1st Annual “50+Seniors EXPO”  |June 18 & 19  |Sudbury

Goshenite Seniors Services is pleased to host Sudbury’s 1st annual “50+ Seniors EXPO" promoting Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition and Active Living. This community event will be filled with informative and supportive information, interactive displays, innovative products and musical entertainment.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th at the Holiday Inn, Regent Street, Sudbury. We are bringing together a comprehensive collection of resources aimed specifically to boomers, seniors and care givers. You can expect to find a wide range of Exhibitors providing knowledge on healthcare, seniors’ housing, recreation, fitness, travel, finances, and accessibility.

All members of the family are welcome!    The beautiful Solarium Room will feature an area to sit and enjoy a beverage.

For further information, please contact Nicole Blais,       705 698 5318     (put into internet browser)

29.  Raise the Roof Fundraiser  |June 25 & 26  |New Sudbury
Annual Holy Redeemer Parish Yard Sale

Bake Sale/Pie Sale/BBQ

All donations welcome as of June 13
th                 All welcome to attend!

  1. Summer, 2016 – Entertainers wanted by The Market  | June – October  |Sudbury
Plan ahead, Christian musicians!

Entertainers are wanted by The Market.

They are seeking family-friendly entertainers of all types to help liven up its atmosphere for their season

However, it’s too late to apply for this season.

You might want to consider this for your Worship Team next summer.

Outdoor staging, electricity, seating and booth arrangements are available; however, performers must supply and set up specific equipment at their own expense.

Saturdays     8-2:00 pm

  1.  Glad Tidings’ Summer Camps  |July 4 – August 19  |Sudbury
Summer Day Camp registrations are now open! Glad Tidings Church will be hosting 6 weeks of camp for kids ages 4-12 years. Registration forms are available online at or at the main office. Please call for more information.

Glad Tidings Church
1101 Regent St
Sudbury, ON P3E 5P8

Camp runs Monday through Friday from July 4th through July 29th, and August 8th through August 19th.

Week 1: July 4-8
Week 2: July 11-15
Week 3: July 18-22
Week 4: July 25-29

Please note: no Day Camp the week of August 1-5

Week 5: August 8-12
Week 6: August 15-19

Camp Hours: 9am-4pm
Cost: $110/Camper OR Family Rate: $100/Camper for families registering 2 or more children for that week

Early Hour: 8am-9am
Cost: $5/child/week

Late Hour: 4pm-5pm
Cost: $5/child/week

Thank you,


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

  1.  Save the Date - Sudbury Right to Life Annual Dinner/Speaker Event  |September 24  |Sudbury

the Sudbury Right to Life Annual Dinner, September 24, 2016 at Ste Anne-des-Pins Parish Hall. 

To reserve your ticket please call Marguerite at (705) 524-6384. 

Praise and Thanks for Kfm Christian Radio Sharathon

Thank you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for the $140 000 donated to keep Christian radio going and growing in the mid-north of Ontario

Praise and Thanks for Planners and Participants re: National March for Life, May 12th

Thank you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for Therese and Richard St. Denis, Sudbury Right to Life, the Knights of Columbus, and all those who rode the bus to Ottawa to be part of the 22 000 witness during the National March for Life

Praise and Thanks for Toronto Christian Music Festival ….Voices of the Nations

We at Voices of the Nations would like to thank each one of you for your warm support for our organization and vision of bringing the multicultural Christian community together in Toronto.

By signing the petition that circulated on our behalf in 2015, you let Toronto officials know that a fun, unique and creative outreach ministry like ours is very much needed and appreciated in our city.

With your help, we not only were able to successfully secure Younge-Dundas Square for our festival, but you also helped to set the stage for future public Christian worship. We are so proud to have you on our side, and will continue to strive for excellence in providing the best in creative outreach programs and resources for the multicultural Christian community.

Prayer for ELEVATE

We pray, Holy Spirit, that you would flow through our Greater Sudbury Churches and bring us together in love and truth to show our community what “love in action” is

30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World

June 6-July 5, 2016                  Praying with faith, hope and love for the Muslim world

For resources, please go to

Prayer of a Child

Dependency On God

"Bless my mom and dad ... and dear God, take good care of Yourself.
If anything happens to You, we're sunk."

Provincial News
1.     Ontario sex-ed: Classroom lessons are starting, and what we’re hearing is terrifying
One mom's five-year-old son was told by his teacher, 'If you want to marry your boyfriend, you can do that!'
By Campaign Life Coalition

2.     P.E.A.C.E. Ontario is Hosting a Community Meeting in Elliot Lake
Venue: The Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre                      Address: 255 Highway 108, Elliot Lake, On
Date: Saturday June 18, 2016               Time: 1-3pm
Local Contact:     Pastor Gordon Norman - 705-461-1539
P.E.A.C.E. Contact: Paula Purvis - 705-690-7729
 P.E.A.C.E. has just completed another success Parent Support Webinar.  To watch these informative videos please register at where you will receive the link and the Parent Support Document.  There is no charge. We have been hearing disturbing comments by parents of what their little ones are being taught.  Parents are appalled! What is important to note is that the children are coming home and telling their parents!
Let's not forget...... P.E.A.C.E., is here to help and support you the parent/guardian and the teachers/schools.  Let's work together!
Our children are depending on us!               Together, we will make a difference for our children!
For further information please contact,
Paula Purvis
Executive Director
P.E.A.C.E. Ontario/Sudbury

  1. 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)

National News

Trudeau Oks Canadian Dollars for Foreign Abortion Services

Euthanasia bill passes second reading 235 to 75 after Trudeau Liberals shut down debate

By Lianne Laurence

Belgians Warn of Euthanasia’s Unseen Dangers

International News

This May 5, 2016 article in National Review is appalling.  The whole article is illuminating and worth reading.  What goes on behind closed doors in Canada?

A Virginia Abortion Clinic’s Misconduct Is Part of National Scandal

By Denise M. Burke — May 5, 2016

The Virginia State health commissioner received a letter recently decrying “a clear pattern of repeated and serious misconduct” at a Fairfax abortion clinic “that poses a significant threat to patient safety” that “cannot be allowed to go unchecked.” This latest affirmation of the growing national scandal of dangerous and medically substandard abortion clinics came from an unexpected source: the National Abortion Federation (NAF), an abortion trade and advocacy group.
In response to a 52-page deficiency report issued by state health inspectors against the American Women’s Services abortion clinic — a report that recommended suspending the facility’s license — NAF joined with pro-life advocates in calling for the closure of the Fairfax clinic and other clinics in the state with ties to notorious abortionist Steven Brigham.

Read the complete article . . .

Christians, America has reached a crisis point. Are you ready to take up this challenge?
As our democracy faces a crucial test, this is a key moment for Christian witness.

By Albert Mohler

Pro-life college student had enough with ‘sex week.’ So she organized her own.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, May 10, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)

Citizen Response
1.     Bus to Ottawa for Citizens to Protest the Government’s Euthanasia Bill – June 1 Rally

To those who feel concerned,
          Will we have a coach bus with washroom??? Looking for concerned people  wanting  to do something more on the issue of  the Euthanasia Bill being passed by our Federal Government. Said to be the most liberal, meaning the worst in the whole world. 

$25.00   or donation to help pay remainder of bus.

Would  unite on Parliament  Hill  from noon  to  1:30   p.m.   Wednesday , June  1 , 2016.

 Give Names  to .
Bus would leave Sudbury  early  morning & back at night .

 What a sacrifice?  Why would we sacrifice our time? Please spread the news we have little time to organize.

    Sudbury   ,Theresa   705-566-0707               Richard     705-758-9547               
God Bless You              Richard

2.     A Joyful Response to the National March for Life
From: Raymonde                Sent: May 12, 2016 2:43 PM
Subject: Marche pour la vie 2016 / Ottawa March for Life
 25 000+ personnes à la Marche pour la Vie aujourd'hui à Ottawa, selon Jim and Joy Pinto, au poste EWTN (poste 385, cable Eastlink à Sudbury)
 25,000+ people in Ottawa right now, according to Jim and Joy Pinto on EWTN (channel 385, Sudbury Eastlink)

3.      Greater Sudbury Senior Survey – Please complete ………takes 10 minutes

Dear Sudbury Christian Messenger Network

Above pls find a survey that Parkside Older Adults is seeking your assistance with.  The data obtained will be used in the strategic plan for the centre and for older adults within the community. Pls feel free to share this survey with others as well as the more information obtained, the better the end result for our community. Note, if you prefer to have the survey in french, this can be arranged by contacting  John Richer

Thank you in advance for your time and assistance with this very important project!

Even after a parliamentary committee made news for recommending expansive access to assisted suicide, some MPs say they’re surprised at how little feedback they’ve received from their constituents (according to a recent EFC blog post). Learn how it can take less than half an hour for you to add your voice on this issue at this crucial time at

Now on our website: a briefing kit to equip you and your MP to consider the issues of the new assisted-suicide laws being developed. This collection of PDF documents summarizes the EFC’s key concerns and offers relevant testimony from medical professionals and others. It also includes a summary of the EFC’s submission to the parliamentary committee, two informative EFC blog posts and the text of the Declaration Against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. You can use the content for background when you contact your MP, or you can share it with your MP or with others who are concerned about the issue.

  1. Post Card Campaign for Molly Matters – Bill C-255 Coming Up in Parliament

Who is Molly?

Justice needed for pre-born victims of crime
Cassandra Kaake was found bludgeoned to death in a burned out Windsor, Ontario residence last month. Police revealed that Ms. Kaake was seven months pregnant at the time of her death. Her murder is a tragedy, but she wasn’t the only one who lost a life. Her pre-born baby girl did too. Yet her daughter is not recognized as a person under Canadian criminal law because she hadn’t yet exited her mother’s womb. And because of that legal deficiency, no murder charge will ever be laid against the person who took her life.
Cassandra KaakeAccording to Dr. Greg Hasen, academic director of obstetrics for the Schulich School of Medicine, Ms. Kaake’s pre-born child was fully developed at 30 weeks gestation. In spite of that, there will be no additional charge of murder should the perpetrators of this heinous crime be found.
Cassandra had already named her pre-born daughter Molly. She is a person; a human with a unique story. But there will never be justice for Molly because she isn’t recognized as a human being according to our criminal law. This needs to change.

How You Can Help:

Show your support for Cassie and Molly's Law

We Need a Law              


Hey everyone!

Just last week, Cassie and Molly's law (Bill C-225) was deemed votable in the House of Commons. This is excellent news and means that all MPs will be debating and voting on Cassie and Molly’s Law in the coming months!

Now it’s your turn to make a difference by ensuring that the MPs know there is support from across Canada for the bill to become law!

In cooperation with the Molly Matters team we have developed a postcard campaign with the goal of reaching as many MPs as possible over the coming months.  You can do this on your own, or get together with a bunch of friends or family and have a postcard and pizza party. :)

Here is what we will send you:
•           One (or more) pack of 25 postcards
•           A list of 25 MPs to whom you will address and send you postcards
•           Talking points to help you in writing a message on the reverse side of the postcards
Postage to the House of Commons is free and this method ensures that every MP will receive a stack of postcards on his or her desk. All you need to do is order your postcards and tell all your friends about it!

We have a limited time-frame for this campaign, so place your order now! Please send an email to and let her know your address and the number of packages you would like to receive!

See below for an example of what you might write:, PO Box 1377 Stn B , Ottawa, K1P 5R4

  1. Petition re: Global UN Tax

C-Fam was founded in 1997 in order to monitor and affect the social policy debate at the United Nations and other international institutions.

An essential part of C-Fam’s work is to cover the UN like journalists. Each week we publish the Friday Fax, which is the only weekly source of social conservative news coming out of UN headquarters in New York City. The Friday Fax is an originally researched and reported news article prepared by C-Fam staff members who attend UN meetings and conferences as well as closely reading numerous UN documents.

Thank you once again for standing up against the Global UN Tax and for life.


Austin Ruse
Publisher/Friday Fax

You may also contact us at:

  1. Petition to Save Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom

Unless we take immediate action, the Office of Religious Freedom will be shut down!

Canada's Office of Religious Freedom has been a bastion against persecution and discrimination based on religious belief. We must urge the government to take all steps to prevent its closure!

Almost 77% of the world's population lives in countries with "high government restrictions" on freedom of religion or where there is significant "social hostility" to such liberty. And crackdowns on religious liberty are increasing globally.
Ask Minister Dion to save the Office of Religious Freedom:

Recent events show how important it is that Canada prioritizes freedom of religion in its domestic and foreign policy... On Easter Sunday, a suicide bomber attacked Pakistani Christians as they picnicked in the park. Yazidis, Christians, and other religious minorities are being exterminated by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Tibetan Buddhists,Sunni Muslim Uighurs in China, and Iranian Baha'is all experience persecution in their countries as well.
The Office of Religious Freedom has been a bastion against persecution and discrimination based on religious belief.

Sign the petition to save it here:
The Office's mandate expires on March 31, 2016, and the Parliament rejected a motion to extend the mandate by a vote of 226-90. Unless we act now, the Office may be closed by the end of the week!

Sign this petition urging Prime Minister Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to do whatever it takes to save the Office of Religious Freedom!

Thanks for signing the petition and for partnering with CitizenGO to promote human rights such as religious freedom around the globe.
Josh Craddock and the entire CitizenGO team

CitizenGO is a community of active citizens that seeks to defend life, the family and fundamental rights worldwide. To find out more about CitizenGO click here or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. This message is addressed to If you do not wish to receive emails from CitizenGO, click on this link.
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  1. Petition the United Nations Re: Women’s Health
U.N. Women is promoting abortion

Women in many parts of the globe need basic necessities, such as food, water, shelter, or employment. Unfortunately "U.N. Women" only seems interested in giving them abortions.

The United Nation's 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is in progress right now, under the slogan "women's empowerment and its link to sustainable development."

Unfortunately, U.N. Women and powerful abortion lobby groups are trying to falsely promote abortion as a means of empowering women.

Sign the petition to send a message to U.N. Women telling them to stop promoting abortion and to focus on what women really want!

I've worked on pro-life issues at the U.N. for several years. According to fellow pro-life advocates there, this is the first time that abortion is being openly defended, without the usual diplomatic euphemisms.
So open, in fact, that the U.N. Population Fund is sharing an event with Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States, which is accused of harvesting and trafficking aborted baby body parts.

I've listed some of the outrageous statements from various CSW events on our petition page. They will say unbelievable things behind closed doors, when they think only the U.N. elites are listening...

Now is the time to advocate for the REAL needs of REAL women. Write a message to UN Women and send your complaint about their promotion of abortion.

Please send your message today and then post the petition link on Facebook so that others can send messages too, before it's too late.

Let's flood their inboxes with our pro-life voices!
Your friend,
Josh Craddock and the entire CitizenGO team

CitizenGO is a community of active citizens that seeks to defend life, the family and fundamental rights worldwide. To find out more about CitizenGO click here or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. This message is addressed to If you do not wish to receive emails from CitizenGO, click on this link.
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  1. Pilgrimage to Medjugorje  |Fall of 2016  |Greater Sudbury

"Is there a pilgrimage in your future?

Some members of St. Alexander's Church, in Chelmsford,are planning a pilgrimage to Medjugorje in the fall of 2016, with Fr. Ken Gauthier, as spiritual advisor. If you are interested, please contact Sue Botts at 705-983-0439 or Deacon Justin at 705-553-0147."

  1. Northern Hope Refugee Sponsorship Opportunity to Help

Hi Folks,
Thanks so much for your patience and willingness to help out. I have some info and updates on the sponsorship of a Syrian refugee family for you and it is getting exciting.  We are moving ahead with a family and depending on how quickly things happen, we could have a family here in as little as 6 weeks!  A  form that you can fill out about what areas you are interested in helping and is available through Kim McNabb at the address.  She is helping to co-ordinate all of the teams for getting ready for the family to arrive and for once they are on the ground.  Any questions about roles on the teams could be addressed to her.  Some of the teams are done shortly after they arrive and some require longer commitments.  If you are interested in financial support I can address those questions.
Thanks again for reaching out to those who need a hand up!

Pastor Josh Sklar

Financial Support Requests

Request for Family Support re: Double Lung Transplant

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As most of you know by now, my son Richard who has Cystic Fibrosis is in need of a Double Lung Transplant. This means he will need to move to Toronto in order to be on the transplant list for new lungs.  He was informed that it could take up to a year for the process of the transplant and recovery, therefore he and his family will need to move to Toronto as soon as possible. 
To assist with the expenses, a “Go Fund Me” page has been created to support him with living expenses while in Toronto.  I am hoping that you can circulate the link to the “Go Fund Me” page to your network of friends, family and colleagues in order that he may receive as much exposure as possible to assist with the fundraising efforts.  Please read Richard’s story on the website, here is the link .

Thank you for taking the time to share this with others,  it is very much appreciated,


Claire Vincent-Viau
Volunteer Coordinator
Coordonnatrice des Bénévoles
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Villa St. Gabriel Villa

4690 Municipal Road 15| Chelmsford | ON | P0M 1L0
Tel: 705-590-2580 ext. 3334 | Fax: 705-590-3090 |

Caring ... beyond the moment with Service, Integrity, Dignity and Excellence


1.     Daffodil Lodge Request

Due to recent budget cuts, the Daffodil Lodge, a vital part of the Cancer Treatment Centre, has lost the money to purchase coffee, tea, and other coffee accessories.
Let’s show them we care!
We will gladly accept your donation of coffee and/or money for food vouchers to buy coffee accessories – part of the Fishin’ For Food Campaign

2.     Sudbury Better Beginnings Better Futures

We are in desperate need of volunteers to help organize and facilitate our weekly Community Dinners.

Ideally, teams of 3-5 are needed to cook and serve dinner for 40-60 community members residing in the high-risk neighbourhoods of the Flour Mill and the Donovan.

This entirely volunteer-driven initiative takes place every Saturday at our main site located at 450 Morin Avenue.

For more information on how to help, please contact Kallie at or 705-671-1941 ext. 202.

3.    Syrian Refugee Community Store

A non-monetary community store has been established at St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Cedar Street, Sudbury.

The purpose of the store is to allow Syrian newcomer families the dignity of choosing their own clothing and furnishings at no cost.

The store has an immediate need for winter coats for men and boys, there are plenty for the ladies.

If you can assist, please email Gail Grant at (

4.     Health Science North 6th Floor Request – Clothing and Toiletries
A friend recently learned that there are people admitted to the 6th Floor at Health Science North for mental health issues who do not have sufficient clothing or shoes or toiletries.            If you have any to give away, please bring them to the 6th floor and donate them, as they will be appreciated.
It would be best if items were dropped off to the floor when a reactivation worker is there in order that someone be able to receive them besides nurses who may be too busy.
Items can be dropped off in care of the Reactivation Worker, 6th Floor N., Mon, Wed, Th, Fri between 12 p.m. and  8:30 p.m. or on Tues. between 8 and 4, in order that they don't get turned away.
Park near the Pick Up Zone at the front entrance to Health Science North, leave your flasher lights on, tell the Security person what you are doing, proceed to the 6th Floor.
Thank you!

5.     Mission Needs Donations of Clothing
The Elgin Street Mission has put out a request for donations of clothing for its clients.
Drop off your gently worn items to the Mission.
The following items are needed:  men’s and women’s Spring and summer coats, socks, pants, PJs and shoes  (especially men’s size 10-12)
Crackers and juice are also items the Mission currently needs.

6.     Knights of Columbus Seeking New Members
The Knights of Columbus Council #10888 are always looking for new members. If you are interested in joining or would like more information please contact Grand Knight, Ron Jodouin.

7.     Community Outreach at St. Kevin’s Parish

Help for the Street People
There is a Need for Men's clothing, socks and shoes.
Drop off your donations here at the church
during office hours:
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Your donations are to be put on the shelf
at the back door.

8.     Bread & Roses Food Bank in Capreol

The Bread & Roses food bank in Capreol thanks everyone who is donating food. We are also very much in need of: Coffee,(both ground and instant but not coffee beans) and tea.

9.     Pregnancy Care Centre and Infant Food Bank in Need of Supplies and Equipment

The Pregnancy Care Centre and Infant Food Bank supports
over 800 families in the Greater Sudbury District and is in
much need of donated infant supplies. If you have gently used
clothing for New Born to Size 4, infant formula, diapers size
5 and 6, Junior Foods and baby wipes, we are in low supply
right now. We will also accept car seats and cribs that have
not expired and any other infant/toddler toys or furniture.
Also, Charitable Donation Receipts will be given for monetary
donations. Donations can be dropped off at the Centre from
Monday to Thursday between 10am -3 pm at 1032 LaSalle
Blvd. ( watch for brick home with Canadian Flag, half
block east of Smith's Market). For further information
please call 705-673-5003 or visit our web site at http://

10.  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.     Facebook Workers Admit Suppressing Conservative News Stories in Favor of Liberal Media


2.     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

Check out our facebook page for media

  1. Greater Sudbury Contacts Regarding Syrian Refugee Sponsorship

Coordination website:

For those who want to help, but not act as a sponsor themselves, can donate to community groups who are already established.  People who would like to partner with a local community group, sponsor a family, or volunteer their time are encouraged to email

 Volunteers Needed

  1. CNIB Volunteer Opportunities

Reception Assistant - Sudbury
Reception Assistants provide community-based support by assisting with reception duties. They welcome and direct people coming into the CNIB office. They answer the phone and redirect calls to the appropriate person.

Sudbury Golf Committee Members
Golf Committee Members contribute to planning and executing the event to raise funds in support of CNIB’s mission.

Become a CNIB Vision Mate!
Vision Mate volunteers provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. Approved activities include: reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, social visiting. Vision Mates usually visit a client for one or two hours a week, in the client’s home or other suitable environment, at a mutually convenient time.
Contact Us! North Region Volunteer Services
Online Volunteer Application Form

Rose Jobin-White – Northeast Region
1-888-659-1843, ext. 5418

  1. Sudbury Better Beginnings Better Futures
We are in desperate need of volunteers to help organize and facilitate our weekly Community Dinners.

Ideally, teams of 3-5 are needed to cook and serve dinner for 40-60 community members residing in the high-risk neighbourhoods of the Flour Mill and the Donovan.

This entirely volunteer-driven initiative takes place every Saturday at our main site located at 450 Morin Avenue.

For more information on how to help, please contact Kallie at or 705-671-1941 ext. 202.

  1.   Teach English to Syrian Refugee Children
One of the local groups sponsoring a Syrian Family to Sudbury is looking for someone to teach English to Syrian children.
If you are interested or require more information, please contact Tony Chezzi at

  1. Volunteer Driver Needed
Société St-Vincent de Paul Society
Conférence St Benedict Labre Conferenc
553 rue Lavoie St.
Sudbury ON P3B 2B4

Volunteer driver needed for cargo van of St-Vincent de Paul
Society in Sudbury, to pick up or deliver furniture to people
in need. You need to have a valid driver`s license and be
available one or two days per week.
If interested call Sr. Marie at 705-470-5008.

5.     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.

6.     Sudbury Salvation Army Seeking Volunteers for new project
As folks are doing their winter cleaning our Thrift Store is being blessed with an abundance of donations - so much so that we are struggling to keep up! If you have some time to help us out with sorting and processing of donations, we would love the hear from you.
Please contact Valerie McInall for a volunteer registration form.      Or stop by our office at 634 Notre Dame and drop it off to Valerie. We will then set a time to meet with you and to discuss the position.  In the meantime if you have any specific questions please feel free to give Valerie a call at 705-673-5893.
Our Thrift Store is located at 634 Notre Dame, Sudbury. Hours are 9-5 / Monday to Saturday.
Thanks for everything you do and have a great day!
Sally Anne

Daily Chuckle

By Grant MacDonald

10. Eve to Adam: "You never take me anywhere different to eat!"

9. Sarah to Abraham: "Maybe if you stopped treating me like your sister, we could start a family!" (Gen 12:19)

8. Elizabeth to John the Baptist: "I cook you a nice meal and all you want is locust, locust, locust!"

7. Pharaoh's Daughter to Moses: "Stop parting the bath water, Moses, and wash behind those ears!"

6. David's mom to Jesse, her husband: "Do you really think it was a good idea to get David that sling? He's going to put someone's eye out with that thing!"

5. Manoah's wife to her son Samson: "Can't you clean the sink after you shampoo? I'm sick of all these long hairs!"

4. Elizabeth to Mary: "I love talking to you, Mary, really I do, but can you speak a little softer? This kid just won't stop doing the rhumba in my tummy!" (Luke 1:44)

3. Mary to Joseph: "I TOLD you to make reservations!"

2. Herodias to her daughter: "I told Herod that if he didn't do something about this John nut, I would make sure the problem came to a head!"

And the number one complaint made by a biblical mother or wife is:

1. Pilate's wife to Pilate after the resurrection: "You never listen to me, do you? How do you feel now Mr. Wash-Your-Hands-In-Public?!" (Mat 27:19)

today's THOT============================

If evolution is true, why do mothers still only have one pair of hands?

Heaven’s Entrance Exam

                          ( Job 8:21 *NKJV )

                        HEAVEN'S ENTRANCE EXAM

              A man dies and goes to Heaven. Saint Peter
              meets him at the Pearly Gates and says, "Ok,
              here's how it works. You need 100 points to
              make it into Heaven. You tell me all the good
              things you've done, and I'll award you a certain
              number of points for each item, depending on
              how good it was. When you reach 100 points,
              you get in."

              "Okay," the man says...."I was married to the
              same woman for 50 years and never once
              cheated on her, even in my heart."

              "That's wonderful," says Saint Peter, "That's
              worth three points!"  "Three points?" he asks.

              "Well, I attended church all my life and
              supported its ministry with my tithes and

              "Terrific!" says Saint Peter, "That's certainly
              worth a point."  "One point?!!  

              Hey, I started a soup kitchen in my city and
              worked in a shelter for homeless veterans!"

              "Fantastic, that's good for two more points, "
              Saint Peter says.  "Two points?!!" the man

              "At this rate, the only way I'm going to get
              into Heaven is by the Grace of God!"

              "Bingo, 100 points!  Come on in!"

     Have a wonderful weekend, and may it be filled
 with Peace, Love and Joy!  

With My Love & Prayers,
          Pastor Allen
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Words of Wisdom

How to build a Culture of Life in the family: lessons from Louis and Zelie Martin

April 20, 2016


Please take the time to read this. I wanted to hurry up and read it,
but God slowed me down and I read the whole thing.

Guess what, God does what God always does, he blessed me and now it is
your turn to be blessed .

Carl was a quiet man.. He didn't talk much. He would always greet you
with a big smile and a firm handshake.

Even after living in our neighborhood for over 50 years, No one could
really say they knew him very well.

Before his retirement, he took the bus to work each morning. The lone
sight of him walking down the street often worried us.

He had a slight limp from a bullet wound received in WWII.

Watching him, we worried that although he had survived WWII, He may
not make it through our changing uptown neighborhood with its
ever-increasing random violence, gangs, and drug activity.

When he saw the flyer at our local church asking for volunteers for
caring for the gardens behind the minister's residence, he responded
in his characteristically unassuming manner. Without fanfare, he just
signed up. He was well into his 87th year when the very thing we had
always feared finally happened..

He was just finishing his watering for the day when three gang members
approached him. Ignoring their attempt to intimidate him, he simply
asked, "Would you like a drink from the hose?"

The tallest and toughest-looking of the three said, "Yeah, sure," with
a malevolent little smile.As Carl offered the hose to him, the other
two grabbed Carl's arm, throwing him down. As the hose snaked crazily
over the ground, dousing everything in its way, Carl's assailants
stole his retirement watch and his wallet, and then fled. Carl tried
to get himself up, but he had been thrown down on his bad leg. He lay
there trying to gather himself as the minister came running to help
him. Although the minister had witnessed the attack from his window,
he couldn't get there fast enough to stop it. "Carl, are you okay? Are
you hurt?" the minister kept asking as he helped Carl to his feet.

Carl just passed a hand over his brow and sighed, shaking his head.
"Just some punk kids. I hope they'll wise-up someday." His wet clothes
clung to his slight frame as he bent to pick up the hose. He adjusted
the nozzle again and started to water..

Confused and a little concerned, the minister asked, "Carl, what are
you doing?" "I've got to finish my watering. It's been very dry
lately," came the calm reply. Satisfying himself that Carl really was
all right, the minister could only marvel. Carl was a man from a
different time and place.

A few weeks later the three returned.. Just as before their threat was
unchallenged. Carl again offered them a drink from his hose.

This time they didn't rob him. They wrenched the hose from his hand
and drenched him head to foot in the icy water. When they had finished
their humiliation of him, they sauntered off down the street, throwing
catcalls and curses, falling over one another laughing at the hilarity
of what they had just done. Carl just watched them. Then he turned
toward the warmth giving sun, picked up his hose, and went on with his

The summer was quickly fading into fall Carl was doing some tilling
when he was startled by the sudden approach of someone behind him. He
stumbled and fell into some evergreen branches. As he struggled to
regain his footing, he turned to see the tall leader of his summer
tormentors reaching down for him. He braced himself for the expected
attack. "Don't worry old man, I'm not gonna hurt you this time." The
young man spoke softly, still offering the tattooed and scarred hand
to Carl. As he helped Carl get up, the man pulled a crumpled bag from
his pocket and handed it to Carl. "What's this?" Carl asked. "It's
your stuff," the man explained. "It's your stuff back. Even the money
in your wallet" "I don't understand," Carl said. "Why would you help
me now?" The man shifted his feet, seeming embarrassed and ill at
ease. "I learned something from you," he said. "I ran with that gang
and hurt people like you we picked you because you were old and we
knew we could do it But every time we came and did something to you,
instead of yelling and fighting back, you tried to give us a drink.
You didn't hate us for hating you. You kept showing love against our
hate." He stopped for a moment. "I couldn't sleep after we stole your
stuff, so here it is back."

He paused for another awkward moment, not knowing what more there was
to say. "That bag's my way of saying thanks for straightening me out,
I guess." And with that, he walked off down the street. Carl looked
down at the sack in his hands and gingerly opened it. He took out his
retirement watch and put it back on his wrist. Opening his wallet, he
checked for his wedding photo. He gazed for a moment at the young
bride that still smiled back at him from all those years ago..

He died one cold day after Christmas that winter. Many people attended
his funeral in spite of the weather. In particular the minister
noticed a tall young man that he didn't know sitting quietly in a
distant corner of the church. The minister spoke of Carl's garden as a
lesson in life. In a voice made thick with unshed tears, he said, "Do
your best and make your garden as beautiful as you can. We will never
forget Carl and his garden."

The following spring another flyer went up. It read: "Person needed to
care for Carl's garden."The flyer went unnoticed by the busy
parishioners until one day when a knock was heard at the minister's
office door. Opening the door, the minister saw a pair of scarred and
tattooed hands holding the flyer. "I believe this is my job, if you'll
have me," the young man said. The minister recognized him as the same
young man who had returned the stolen watch and wallet to Carl.He knew
that Carl's kindness had turned this man's life around. As the
minister handed him the keys to the garden shed, he said, "Yes, go
take care of Carl's garden and honor him." The man went to work and,
over the next several years, he tended the flowers and vegetables just
as Carl had done.

During that time, he went to college, got married, and became a
prominent member of the community. But he never forgot his promise to
Carl's memory and kept the garden as beautiful as he thought Carl
would have kept it. One day he approached the new minister and told
him that he couldn't care for the garden any longer. He explained with
a shy and happy smile, "My wife just had a baby boy last night, and
she's bringing him home on Saturday."

"Well, congratulations!" said the minister, as he was handed the
garden shed keys. "That's wonderful! What's the baby's name?

"Carl," he replied.

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