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

Sudbury Christian Messenger June 2018 Edition


No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.    P.T. Barnum

“If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for ... but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong.” 
― 
Robert A. HeinleinTime Enough for Love

“So much of liberalism in its classical sense is taken for granted in the west today and even disrespected. We take freedom for granted, and because of this we don't understand how incredibly vulnerable it is.” 
― 
Niall Ferguson

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder. And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.    Isaiah 9:6

TABLE OF CONTENTS 
  1. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community  |June |Sudbury
  2. Crafternoon Fellowship  |June 1 and Fridays  |Sudbury
  3. Silent Vigil for Peace  | June 1 and Fridays  |Sudbury - central
  4. Kassie Tyers in Concert  |June 1  |Sudbury - Central
  5. Theology Café  |June 1 and Fridays  |Azilda
  6. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |June 2  and every Saturday  |Sudbury
  7. Personal Healing  |June 2  and Saturdays  | Minnow Lake
  8. Holy Redeemer Parish Annual Yard Sale  |June 2 & 3  |Minnow Lake
  9. Wanup Chapel Service  |June 3  |Wanup
  10. Sunday Night Impact  |June 3 and Sundays  |Valley & Kfm Christian Radio
  11. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |June 4 and Mondays  |New Sudbury
  12. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |June 4  and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
  13. Mid-Week Worship  |June 6 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
  14. BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ  |June 6 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
  15. Greater Sudbury Author Book Signings  |June 6 & 14  |Massey & New Sudbury
  16. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  June 7 and Thursdays  | Sudbury
  17. St. Patricks Church Annual Yard Sale  |June 9  |Sudbury – Central
  18. Prophetic Painting Conference  |June 9  |Valley
  19. Creative Arts in Worship Workshop  |June 9  |Val Caron
  20. Meet the Pro-Life Movement  |June 9  |Toronto
  21. In Memoriam RFK Concert  |June 16  |Sudbury - downtown
  22. Healing Hearts in a Broken World  |June 22, 23 , 24  |  Minnow Lake
  23. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT  |June 23  |Sudbury – SouthEnd
  24. LCF Reunion Weekend  |July 6-8  |Sudbury - SouthEnd
  25. World Meeting of  Families  |August 23 - 28  |Ireland
  26. Save the Date:  Global Leadership Summit  |October 19 and 20th  |Sudbury
  27. Save the Date:  Elgin Street Mission Fall Fundraiser  |October 26  |Sudbury
  28. Parliament of the World's Religions  |November 1-7  |Toronto


PRAYERS & PRAISE
Praise Report for Kfm Christian Radio Sharathon – Thursday, April 26
Prayer for Ontario’s pre-election June 7 Campaign
Prayer Request – re: limits being pushed wider for euthanasia and assisted suicide
Pray for Canada – EarstoHear


SPECIAL REQUESTS
‘Chemo Cap Ladies” seeking accessories
Dedication Stones at Sudbury’s Holy Mountain – The Grotto
Local Pastor/Chaplain Seeks Musical Instruments


PROVINCIAL NEWS
Update from P.E.A.C.E. –Durham Churches Rally Around Sexual Integrity – Sudbury, We can do this!
Call for Conscience Campaign


NATIONAL NEWS
MP Karen Vecchio outlines numbers of Canadians affected by Liberal policy on Summer Job Grants Attestation
Toronto Right to Life Court Challenge re: Summer Jobs Attestation
The EFC (Evangelical Fellowship of Canada)  and CCRL (Catholic Civil Rights League) welcome Supreme Court decision in Wall case
March for Life 2018 by Author: Vicki Gunn  


INTERNATIONAL NEWS
President Donald Trump gave the keynote speech at a pro-life organization's annual gala to discuss his administration's anti-abortion efforts.
Trump’s Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood Cheers Pro-Life Advocates


CITIZEN RESPONSE
Canadian MP Launches Petition Asking Government to Stop Discriminating Against Pro-Lifers


FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS
Toronto Right to Life Association Fundraising for Court litigation re: Summer Jobs Grant Attestation
Community Emergency Fund
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – Film Project & Compassionate Community Care


HELP NEEDED
Pregnancy Care Center Seeking Two Volunteers
Yarn donations needed
The Bel Canto Chorus is seeking male singers
Volunteers Needed at Health Sciences North
Inner City Home Needs Volunteers
Household Items – St. Vincent de Paul


MEDIA MARVELS
Greater Sudbury Author Releases New Book:  “My Father’s House” and “Journey of Discovery Study Guide”
“Fatal Flaws:  Legalizing Assisted Death
Educator’s book helps parents counter Ontario sex-ed
Playlist of Christian Movies


DAILY CHUCKLE
Sunday Funnies


WORDS OF WISDOM
 “Trudeau and Henry VIII:  the eerie similarity by John Carpay



  Local  News & Events

  1. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community | June  |Sudbury
The Mater Dei Traditional Latin Mass Community offers the Catholic faithful the option of attending the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite.  All Masses are offered at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 48 William Avenue, Coniston.

Sunday Mass
11:00 A.M.
Confessions, 10:00 A.M.

Other pertinent information including the Daily Mass schedule, contact and directions, may be viewed at our website:  www.materdeiparish.ca 
Thank you and pax vobis.

Father Vincenzo Fiore
Pastor

Mater Dei Roman Catholic Traditional Latin Mass Community
c/o 21 Ste-Anne Road, P.O. Box 787
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
P3E 4S1


Mater Dei, ora pro nobis!

  1.  Crafternoon Fellowship  |June 1 and Fridays  |Sudbury

Ongoing: Fridays at 1:30-2:30p at the boardroom of 634 Notre Dame

Crafternoon Fellowship, we host an open time of casual crafting, conversation, and coffee.
Bring an unfinished project, learn a new skill, or meet a new friend.

For more information call Valerie at: 705-673-5893, the Salvation Army Sudbury Community Church


  1. Silent Vigil for Peace  |June 1 and each Friday  |Sudbury

Community members take part in a silent vigil for peace in the Sudbury Public Library, Mackenzie Street,  on Fridays.

3:30 – 4:45 pm

There is free parking

Stand in peaceful protest against violence around the world.

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


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

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

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

SILENT VIGIL

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



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


Dave Nicol

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


  1.  Kassie Tyers CD Fundraiser Concert  |June 1  |Sudbury – Central

June 1 – Kassie Tyers CD Fundraiser Concert
December 16, 2017 calebsteinke Upcoming Events
On Friday, June 1st Kassie Tyers will be holding a fundraiser concert to raise money to help with her upcoming album Hope, Sing Ride! The concert is being held at All Nations Church in Sudbury (414 St. Raphael Street, Sudbury), and admission is by donation.



Monthly theology study group the "Theology Café"

at Azilda Baptist Chapel!        Reformed Baptist congregation in Azilda, Ontario. All are welcome to join us for worship, fellowship, and the teaching of God's Word. 294 Notre Dame East, Azilda, Ontario.

Dr. R.C. Sproul's series "The Holiness of God."

All are welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Trembling Before the Holiness of God
R.C. Sproul explains how every human being that is exposed to the holiness of God trembles before His presence. Transcript: …
YOUTUBE.COM

  1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |June 2 and every Saturday  |Sudbury

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

40 Notre Dame

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

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


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

St. MARY'S UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury, On. P3C 5K2  Tel. 705-675-8244  Kitchen: 705-675-1581
http://saintmarysudbury.com/ Email: stmaryssudbury@yahoo.ca
Pastor: Rev. Fr. Peter Bodnar 
Divine Liturgy: Saturdays at 4 pm in English; Sundays at 9:00 am in Ukrainian and 10:30 am in English

  1. Personal Healing  |June 2  and Saturdays  |Minnow Lake

Personal Healing – Saturdays

If you have experienced past hurts or suffer from physical, emotional, or spiritual wounds from issues such as divorce, separation, abortion, the death of a loved one, or any kind of abuse, these Saturday mornings sessions could be of help to you. This is a safe place to share and be prayed with individually as you journey to wholeness.

When: Saturdays between 10 AM & 2 PM

For an appointment please contact: Sr. Jean Mongeau at 705-522-9423.

  1. Wanup Chapel Service   |June 3   |Wanup
Come -  Come and see  -God just wants be with you and so do we

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         

Regular Service Information:

On 1st Sunday of the month  at 2.30 pm

Refreshments served after each  service




A WARM WELCOME AWAITS ALL WHO COME AND JOIN US…

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


  1. Live Impact  Broadcast Sundays at Restoration Church and on Kfm Christian Radio  |June 3 and Sundays  |Valley & Kfm

Join Restoration Church Ministries Sundays for our Sunday Night Impact Live on KFM at Restoration Church in Val Caron .1621 Valleyview Road.
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 Catch the Spirit of Revival with Pastor Jeff Edwards.
 6:30 pm
 Breakthrough – Healing – Power
 Can’t make it in person? Join us for worship and be part of our LIVE RADIO AUDIENCE or watch our FACEBOOK LIVE broadcast!
 Restoration Church
Phone:
(705) 588-7600                    Email:admin@restorechruch.ca               Website:                www.restorechurch.ca
  1. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |June 4   and Mondays  |New Sudbury

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

7;30-8:30 pm

For further information, please contact 705 674 6217

  1. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |June 4  and Mondays  |Minnow Lake

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

7:00 pm

For further information, please contact 705 929 1627


  1. Mid-Week Worship  |June 6  and Wednesdays  |Sudbury

Ongoing: Wednesdays at 11:00a-12:00p at the boardroom of 634 Notre Dame

Mid-Week Worship, we host a weekly time of refreshing and fellowship.
We meet together informally to share in God's word and worship through prayer and music.

For more information call Valerie at: 705-673-5893, the Salvation Army Sudbury Community Church

  1. BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ  |June 6  and Wednesdays  |Sudbury

This group uses the Life Recovery Bible and Workbook to transform their lives using the 12 Step Program and Scripture from The Bible

7:00 – 9:00 pm

@ Grace Family Church on Burton Avenue in the Donovan, Sudbury

Led by Guy Langlois

All are welcome                http://basicrecovery.ca/index.html

  1. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  June 7 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
  1.  Holy Redeemer Parish Annual Yard Sale  |June 2 & 3  |Minnow Lake

  1. Greater Sudbury Christian Author Book Signings  |June 6 & 14  |Massey & New Sudbury
Danika Gravelle is announcing the release of her new book "My Father's House" and "Journey of Discovery Study Guide."
My Father’s House is an 818 word children's book. While it is a salvation parable simple enough for children to understand, the study guide challenges even the most seasoned Christian as it reveals hidden mysteries and deeper truths.
My Father’s House follows seven-year-old Kito on his quest for a new family. After his father dies, Jesus visits him in a dream and promises three things: identity, salvation and purpose, all of which are found at My Father’s House. As Kito sets out on his Journey of Discovery, he encounters rejection, disappointment, and persecution. However, through perseverance and the providential hand of God, Kito finds My Father’s House and embraces true love.
The Journey of Discovery Study Guide leads the teen/adult through the parable. It exposes poverty mindsets and provides Selah questions to bring the Believer into a greater understanding of their Kingdom Identity.
Danika will be at the Massey Public Library on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 7-9pm for a book presentation and signing.
She will also be at The Lighthouse Christian Book Store in Sudbury on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 2-6pm for a  book presentation and signing.
For more information, please contact Danika Gravelle @ 705-865-3363 or danikagravelle@gmail.com.

  1. St. Patricks Church Annual Yard Sale  |June 9  |Sudbury – Central
Come find a treasure at the INDOOR YARD SALE organized by the CWL of St. Patrick’s Parish, 39 Walford Road, Sudbury - Saturday, June 9, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Something for everyone!

Donations can be dropped off in the church breezeway Tuesday to Friday of that week between 9am-12 & 1-4pm. No clothing please.

”Inspired by the Spirit, Women Respond to God’s Call”


  1.  Creative Arts in Worship Workshop  |June 9  |Val Caron

June 9 – Creative Arts In Worship Workshop

On Saturday, June 9th from 12:00PM to 4:00 PM there will be a workshop being held at Restoration Church (1621 Valleyview Road, Val Caron) titled Creative Arts In Worship.

Registration is $30, which covers the workshop and materials. Canvases, paints, brushes, snacks and a WOW Size gift basket to be drawn for.


To register email pastor@restorechurch.ca, or call 705-588-7600.

  1. Meet the Pro-Life Movement  |June 9  |Toronto
We know the pro-life movement needs new methods.
Which is why this conference exists. It's a one-day, FREE conference with workshops from the most effective organizations in Canada that are actually getting results. The day will consist of each organization giving a short presentation about their current campaigns and strategies, a FREE lunch and will end with a pub night at Firkin on Bay in Toronto.

When: Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Where: University of St. Michael's College, 100 St. Joseph St, Toronto
Time: 9:30am- 4:30pm
Cost: FREE (includes lunch)

** Pub night will start at 6pm at the Firkin on Bay (1075 Bay St) after the conference is done

________________________________________
Open to all ages! Register by e-mailing info@prolifemovement.ca

  1. In Memoriam RFK Concert  |June 16  |Sudbury - downtown
50th Anniversary Commemorative Concert
St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street, Sudbury, ON
Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 7:30 pm    
 Tickets:           Admission $20; Students/Seniors $15
Advance tickets available at: YIG-Vrab’s; Jett-Landry Music, and. Information available from 705-626-9995 (Robert Hall)
A concert to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy will be held on June 16th at 7:30 at St. Andrew’s Place in Sudbury. The concert mirrors other commemorations that are being held across North America.
The featured classical work on the program is the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré. The Sudbury Studio Singers will be joined by other singers to make up a choir of about forty voices. Joining them will be organist Hart Godden from Regina, Saskatchewan. The soloists for the presentation are soprano Kathleen Promane and baritone Peter McGillivray. Saskatchewan-born, Sudbury-based McGillivray has just returned from two highly successful runs of the new opera “The Overcoat” which was presented in both Toronto and Vancouver.
The evening will also include a short video of Bobby Kennedy’s most famous speech from 1968. Also featured in the second half of the program will be a set of songs from the sixties presented by Kevin Closs. Closs will sing several protest songs that were popular in the era, including the popular “We Shall Overcome”. The program will be rounded out by a stirring performance of Battle Hymn of the Republic, a work that was sung at Kennedy’s funeral.
 Proceeds of the concert will go towards the St. Andrew’s Organ Fund.
Advance tickets are available at YIG-Vrab’s and Jett-Landry Music or from members of the choir. Tickets will also be available at the door. General Admission is $20 and Students and Seniors $15.
For further information contact Robert Hall at 705-626-9995

  1. Healing Hearts in a Broken World  |June 22, 23 , 24  |  Minnow Lake

Healing the addicted mind and heart

@Holy Redeemer Parish

Cost:  $70

For further information, see Holy Redeemer Parish Bulletin   (access via Google)
  1. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT  |June 23  |Sudbury - SouthEnd

Benefitting INNER CITY HOME OF SUDBURY
            DATE:                          June 23, 2018
            TIME:                            1:00 p.m. – Shot Gun Tee Off
            WHERE:                       Pine Grove Golf Course, Hwy. 69 South
            COST:                          $75.00 for 18 holes, includes a steak dinner
            DINNER ONLY: Cost is $20.00
50/50 DRAW
Please come out with your friends to support the work of the Home for
those in crisis and enjoy a FUN DAY!!  Hope to see you there!!

  1. 50th Anniversary of the LCF  (Laurentian Christian Fellowship)  |July 6-8  |Sudbury - SouthEnd
Greetings friends,
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Laurentian Christian Fellowship (LCF) group, the Laurentian University campus Christian group.
To mark the occasion there is a 50th anniversary reunion weekend scheduled for the weekend of July 6-8.  On behalf of the planning committee for the LCF Reunion, I wanted to share the following announcement and link to the registration/information page in the hopes you would be willing to put it in your church bulletin and spread to the word in case any parishioners/friends that you know have benefited from being a part of LCF as I and many others have in years past.
In Christ,
Rev. Jason Tripp
LCF 50th Anniversary Reunion Weekend - Bulletin Information
50 years has gone by in a flash and now here we are about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Laurentian Christian Fellowship at Laurentian University on July 6-8. All past and present LCF alumni and supporters are invited to join us for a great celebration of what God done at LU over the years as well as fundraise for a staff person for the north to help support the work with students in Sudbury and North Bay. Please go to the website for more information and to register today!
http://laurentianalumni.isetevents.com//eventDetail.aspx?id=494

  1. World Meeting of  Families  |August 23 – 28  |Ireland
For details, please go to Holy Redeemer Parish Bulletin; it can be found via Google


  1. Save the Date:  Global Leadership Summit - North  |October 19 and 20th  |Sudbury
Glad Tidings Church will again host the Global Leadership Summit  - North  this year October 19 and 20th
Your leadership matters. You have influence and the ability to positively impact your community and world. No matter where your influence is – in your family, school, work or church – when you commit to grow your leadership, everyone around you wins! Join 445,000 people around the world for two days of world-class leadership training. This event will be taking place at Glad Tidings Church on October 18 and 19. To learn more about this exciting opportunity and how to register, please visit https://gtsudbury.ca/gls/

  1. Save the Date:  Elgin Street Mission Fall Fundraiser  |October 26  |Sudbury
@ Steelworkers Hall


  1. Parliament of the World’s Religions  |November 1-7  |Toronto
The Parliament of World Religions meets irregularly this year in Toronto... sponsored by the Global Interfaith Movement
( Early Registration is $350 US. )
cid:part3.71418D0C.3D075004@gmail.com


Prayer & Praise

Prayer for Ontario

Our political leaders face difficult choices and challenges every day. The Bible encourages us to pray for our leaders and those in authority, so that we all may live in peace. We believe by following God's mandate we will bless not only our leaders but all of us who call Ontario home.

On June 7th Ontario voters will elect those who will govern for the next 5 years.

Starting Sunday, April 29, a 40 Day Prayer Campaign was launched.  To be involved in PrayOntario, please go to         http://prayon.ca/campaign2018/     to sign up.

“God give us men and women through whom You can work to accomplish Your plans and purposes for our Province”.


Prayer Request – re: limits being pushed wider for euthanasia and assisted suicide

Pray for the Ontario Court Decision that forces Doctors to refer patients to their death to go to the Court of Appeal of Ontario
Pray for the expert panels at the Council of Canadian Academies reviewing the expansion of access to euthanasia and assisted suicide
Pray for the judges hearing the legal challenges and for those making arguments in favour of the sanctity of life and protection of the vulnerable


Pray for Canada – EarstoHear

THE CALL TO PRAYER

Suddenlies- There is a widespread prophetic sense that we are at the tipping point and the "suddenlies of God" could occur in many areas that have been previously unmoving. The sudden change in North Korea is a great example. Pray for all the things that have resisted the kingdom of God, places where darkness has seemed entrenched. Pray with new faith for great turnaround and breakthrough.

Evangelism- Intercede for an explosion of evangelism to break out in the Canadian Church! Pray for new, effective strategies to reach this generation, pray for a greater activation of evangelism gifts, pray for a deep stirring of compassion for those that don't know Christ. 

The Glorious Church -Stand in the gap that the Canadian Church would be unquestionably known as the dwelling place of God. Pray that God's presence would fill and mark the Church releasing signs, miracles, wisdom, peace, truth, love, power and more. Contend for the Church where is is weak, immature or faltering. Jesus' desire is that the Church be glorious; may this also be our desire. 

http://www,ears2hear.ca/

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Special Requests

  1. Chemo Cap Ladies” seeking accessories

THE 'CHEMO CAP LADIES' are a group of volunteers who gather once a week to sew caps/turbans/kerchiefs/toques for patients who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy.
The caps are given to individuals undergoing these treatments free of charge, along with a note of encouragement. The group is currently searching for scarves, pins or broaches to adorn the headwear.
If you have any of these items to donate please contact Annette Waram at 705-522-1286, Lorrie Gates at
705-522-5654     Loretta DiGioseffo at 705-522-2733.
705-522-5655      

2.  Dedication Stones at The Grotto on Sudbury’s Holy Mountain

The Friends of the Grotto have completed the installation of Dedication Stones in front of the Stations of the Cross at The Grotto off VanHorne Street.

Additional Dedication Stones are available for purchase.     They will be installed next Spring, 2018.

Proceeds from the stones’ sale will be used to continue yearly maintenance of The Grotto. 

For more information, call Marguerite Groulx at 705-524-6384 or send an email to Groulx_margo@outlook.com

Editor’s Note:  The Dedication Stones can be purchased in your name, or for your family.   
  1.  Local Pastor/Chaplain Seeks Musical Instruments

Pastor Bob Deppisch, in his service to youth at the Cecil Facer Youth Center (of the Ministry of Youth and Children), would like to develop a ‘youth musical group’. 

Bob Deppisch, pastor of Grace Family Church, is now the fill time Chaplain at Cecil Facer.

If you have musical instruments that are in very good condition, that you are willing to donate, please advise Bob.

He needs microphones, cords, two acoustic electrics, two electrics, two electric bases, drum set and cymbals, congas, a few good amps, one electronic key board.

Please contact Pastor Bob at 705 522 1250    Ext. 227

The drop-off point would be at 426 Burton Avenue, home of Grace Family Church.

Thank you so much for your generosity.




Provincial News

  1. DURHAM CHURCHES UNITE AROUND SEXUAL INTEGRITY!    Sudbury, we can do this!

    STAND FIRM, LOVE TRUE 
    CONFERENCE REPORT

    https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/imcqh8Ky5IjGLfoV3T8o7BZoybImxO6ZV1uviED8iaA9HIOnV2kwuZLOrnOku01H-DzjMONfQWSIJaDnl7m3NPq9EZFFE6QSsj74eXKMQ3eBBLuob4gwIgdh6Hv11dB7r4EvPRAvZjIRY1DnNaX56kIqAeV9cOFewxSNV5k=s0-d-e1-ft#https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c9bcbdef8b6fd802a459e78e4/images/a9b498a5-b2bc-401c-adef-df7d9c4798e9.jpgThe Stand Firm Love True - Love, Sex and Integrity Conference was a blessing to all in attendance. The event was, by all expectations, a huge success. We are so thankful for all of the positive feedback.

    From the opening minutes when a show of hands indicated people in attendance were form churches around the Region, to the concluding remarks from attending pastors - God was honored, attendees were blessed, and it was clear that the event exceeded all expectations.

    Comments from attendees included:

    "The Heritage Keeper program taught me how to say no and successfully stand my ground."

    "The Heritage Keeper program taught me what it means to be a real man."

    “Every young couple needs to take Building Family Connections before they have their first child.”

    “I truly enjoyed every minute. I would like to volunteer my time to help in any way I can. The conference was very informative
    and eye opening.”

This event featured 2 programs Building Family Connectiohttps://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/Ga160UI3MKytNnM7rwOCDnqZDfOlcGp9K-KE1jOF0Ngc_ezzsE54SaNB_O1c2k01y35e8TvN8AIfldkN3b60WVdKj1jPNOUGsASFYYWptvax20aHEoJ7ZyRf1S0PU-YlgjeJ5R19oBUzBe3sYW_M1klpbWRQKrsG3L9RWEs=s0-d-e1-ft#https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c9bcbdef8b6fd802a459e78e4/images/81df4497-4781-46d8-8e72-1d973a365b5c.jpgns for parenting adults, and Heritage Keepers for youth ages 11 to 17.
 
We started the BFC course with a module on the Biblical https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/MGsPoGQr7Y1Gu79jWBaGa9TpgxnEcVIbYUdTR8m1d33JgkCQQxA1VMi77XNV5ra42S7fbNv1qY04_1D7ePaEkC6vhZFaRlp3NPW9Ljm_Ya2gg3C3EmRHvVcxwtHHE8gpNFNbBiNaF4KPx1sLCDNQp0GqIypyMBDdm2kkiJ4=s0-d-e1-ft#https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c9bcbdef8b6fd802a459e78e4/images/d156301c-4847-4bf2-a25d-c3c2aaa4541b.jpgFoundations for Love, Sex & Healthy Relationships. In this session, Pastor Dave Willweber (Hawaii), outlined the “Characteristics of the Culture of Heaven” and the positive impact of embracing these characteristics when raising your children and the effect on family, generations and even nations.  He then looked at the effect of "the fall" on society and the characteristics of the fall
(self centeredness, pride, etc) that negatively affect families, our heritage, generations and even nations.  (Note white-board chart in pictures) This was the first time the Biblical Foundations was part of the program and it was interesting how all other information presented kept referring back to this comparison chart.  Even when people asked questions, they would often refer to the chart in the original module.

Next Steps – 
Immediately after the conference we had pastors from 6 churches in Durham indicate they want to duplicate the event in their communities in the fall. One church, Newcastle Fellowship Baptist Church, has already book their Stand Firm, Love True event for October 19/20.

Churches choosing to duplicate the event will establish a community team to create an event that will reach out to, and include, churches in their community and host a Stand Firm, Love True community event.  We are so excited. This is sounding like "ONE CHURCH" working in harmony!  I believe the Lord is celebrating with us.

In addition to duplicating the event to reach more people in Durham, there will be seminars that build on the teaching of the conference. In addition we are creating a long-term development plan for maximum sustainability in the Durham Region.

PEACE has been getting many inquiries, "Will PEACE be able to assist communities outside of Durham?"

The response, "Absolutely!"  The task we were assigned by Pastor Doug Schneider and the staff of the Embassy Church was to develop a "template" that could be used in any community. The template is being assembled and tested. The goal is to secure the resources to help any community, anywhere in Canada or the United States - maybe even beyond - to positively engage their community on the issue of sexual integrity.

Contact
Phil Lees, SRAS
Founder, PEACE Education
Ph: 905 869 6334
Email: 
phillees777@gmail.com

Greater Sudbury Representative for information:

Parents, Caregivers and  Clergy, we can do this..........for our children!!!
The ground work is being worked out for all communities......that includes us!!!

Please connect with me:
Paula Purvis
Executive Director
PEACE Ontario/Sudbury
705-690-7729
peaceontariosudbury@gmail.com
www.peaceontario.com

  1. Call for Conscience Campaign – Bishop Marcel Damphousse
February 4, 2018
To all parishioners of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie
Re: Call for conscience campaign
Dear friends,
In 2017, many Churches across the province were involved in the “Call for Conscience” campaign to advocate for the protection of conscience rights of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals who are asked to participate in assisted suicide/euthanasia. Despite more than 30,000 letters sent to Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP’s), this campaign did not achieve its desired goal:  legislation that would protect health care workers from being forced to participate in causing the death of their patients. Health care workers in Ontario are being forced to choose between their careers and their conscience.
Ontario remains one of the few jurisdictions in the world without adequate protection for conscientious objectors.  As a provincial election will be held this June, we need your help to highlight this issue for MPP’s and those seeking office.  The 2018 Call for Conscience campaign pursues the following goals:

1)         To renew the call to protect the right of health care professionals to abstain from any involvement in causing the death of their patients.
2)         To provide protection for faith-based facilities that do not wish to participate in assisted suicide/euthanasia.
3)         To ask elected Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP’s) and those seeking office to increase access and funding for palliative care in Ontario.

I encourage you to participate in this campaign by contacting MPP’s and candidates in your riding, as well as leaders of the Parties, to express your concern.  You will find helpful information and documents, as well as sample letters at  bit.ly/ONCFC2018 . Your Pastor will also make available to you copies of the sample letter that you may use. Another way of supporting the campaign would be to sign up on the Coalition for Health Care and Conscience website at www.canadiansforconscience.ca.  You would then receive monthly newsletters.
Yours in Christ,
Bishop Marcel Damphousse


National News
  1.  MP Karen Vecchio outlines consequences of Liberal Summer Job Grant Attestation

Summer is right around the corner.
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This is the time of year when organizations across Canada hire students to help in their communities, through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
This program supports organizations that encourage kids to be helpful and active in their communities, through non-political non-activist work, such as feeding the homeless, helping refugees, and giving kids an opportunity to go to summer camp who otherwise might not be able to.

However, many of these jobs and opportunities will be eliminated this summer.

This is because Justin Trudeau has introduced a values test for Canadians applying for the Canada Summer Jobs program.
Under Trudeau’s values test, if you don’t agree with his personal ideological positions, your organization will no longer be eligible to receive funding for a summer student.

Last week it was reported that over 1,500 applications were denied funding this year for refusing to sign Trudeau’s values test.
Justin Trudeau’s policy has no place in a tolerant, multicultural, and democratic society such as Canada – where your values do not have to be a carbon copy of the government’s.

Some of these organizations will now be unable to help care for persons with disabilities, refugees, or provide day camp for children in need.
It breaks my heart to know some of these great organizations will no longer be making the difference in people’s lives they once did.
This not only hurts the community, it hurts the students who will miss out on rewarding experiences.
For years, I worked on these programs, so I know the types of results we had.
We had great jobs and great kids coming out of these programs.

Canada’s Conservatives believe that all Canadians should be treated equally by their government, regardless of their faith or conscience.

Sincerely,
Karen Vecchio
Elgin—Middlesex—London

  1.  Toronto Right to Life Launches Pro-Life Legal Defence Fund
Toronto Right to Life is launching a Pro-Life Legal Defence Fund to defend the rights of pro-life Canadians to continue be a voice for the voiceless in society. With a generous offer from a donor to match up to $50,000, we have an opportunity to raise $100k by Canada Day to protect our rights to continue our life-saving work. This funding will help us to fight back against unconstitutional government discrimination, like our litigation against the Canada Summer Jobs abortion attestation, and push back against campus censorship of the pro-life message.



  1.  The EFC and CCRL welcome Supreme Court decision in Wall case

OTTAWA – Today, the Supreme Court affirmed in Wall v. Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses that the courts have neither the jurisdiction, “legitimacy nor institutional capacity to deal with contentious matters of religious doctrine.” 
“We welcome the strong and unanimous decision that churches’ membership decisions which involve matters of doctrine are not within the scope and competency of the courts," said Bruce J Clemenger, President of the EFC. “This has been a longstanding principle and it is good to have the court clearly re-affirm that matters of religious doctrine or dogma are beyond the court’s expertise and jurisdiction.”
CCRL President and constitutional lawyer Philip Horgan commented: “Mr. Justice Rowe’s reasons provide a strong statement on the limited role courts should have on reviewing internal decisions of private institutions, and in particular, ecclesiastical bodies. We are pleased with the court’s analysis of the limited role for judicial review of such institutional decisions, and the further recognition that secular courts are not qualified to rule on theological or ecclesiastical concerns.” 
Case Summary: 
Randy Wall was disfellowshipped by the elders of the Highwood Congregation of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Calgary, Alberta in 2014. Mr. Wall, a real estate agent, claimed to have experienced an economic impact as a result of being disfellowshipped and later in 2014 asked the Alberta Court of Queen's bench to undertake a judicial review of the Highwood elders' decision. 
The lower court referred the case to the Court of Appeal of Alberta to rule on whether the court has jurisdiction to review the Highwood decision. In a split decision, the Court of Appeal ruled that the lower court could conduct a judicial review of the Highwood elder's decision to disfellowship Mr. Wall. The Highwood congregation appealed this Court of Appeal decision to the Supreme Court of Canada which heard the case on November 2, 2017. 
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the Catholic Civil Rights League jointly intervened in the case to argue that: 
           Congregational communities have the right to determine and maintain their religious identity
           The state should not interfere with the ecclesiastical decisions of religious communities, including decisions related to membership and discipline. 
For additional resources on the EFC-CCRL intervention in Wall v. Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, including written legal arguments, visit http://www.theEFC.ca/WallCase. 
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For additional information or an interview, please contact: 
Rick Hiemstra, Director of Media Relations
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
MediaRelations@theEFC.ca
613-233-9868 x332

  1.    March for Life 2018
Author: Vicki Gunn   |   Volume 25    Issue 20   |May 15, 2018

May 10, …”many of us had the pleasure of marching for life to protect Canada’s most vulnerable.

With the new bubble zones mandated around abortuaries in Ontario, our route was changed to avoid unnecessary entanglements. It is interesting to note that it was the perceived “threat” posed by pro-lifers that the Wynne government used as an excuse to create additional bubble zones around abortuaries, drug stores that request it, and abortionists’ homes. So, how necessary was the change?

On Feb 8th the Ottawa Citizen reported that, (horror of horrors!), 70-year-old Cyril Winter, challenged the government’s decision to limit free speech by holding a sign outside of the abortuary which read . . . “Freedom of Expression and Religion, No Censorship.” He had previously been arrested (Feb 7th) for specifically protesting abortion within the newly established zone.

It appears that bubble zones are bubbles protecting Canadians from our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But, undaunted, Mr Winter appeared again the next day with no sign and kept his back to the abortuary. He wasn’t charged but the police were called.

Mr. Winter will not be present to face his charges. He passed on to eternal life on March  9th, after seven years of providing a daily witness to those in the clinic at 65 Spark St., Ottawa.

Again, how necessary are these bubble zones and how necessary was it to have our route changed?

Over the past many years, as many as 25,000 pro-lifers have protested at Ottawa’s March for Life. This year, an estimated 15,000 people—men, women, and children—were present.

A short way along Elgin St., as we began to march last Thursday, we were faced with about 200 counter protesters and an incredible police presence. We stood there for about half an hour, waiting for the way ahead to be cleared. I enjoyed the time to visit the War Memorial where I saw the changing of the guard. Others also took the time to sit in the sun and enjoy the day, while we waited.

Looking around, I suddenly became aware that the March for Life was moving back the way we had come. Rather than face the ramifications of challenging the 200 counter protesters, 15,000 people were turned around and marched the route backwards. It’s easily seen what a threat pro-lifers are by that simple picture, 15,000 people turned because 200 people blocked the way forward.

Other provinces are looking at adopting Ontario’s bubble zone law . . . I assume, because of the imaginary danger presented by pro-lifers using their God-given right to Freedom of Speech. Remember, our crowd was so peaceful and amenable that the police were able to easily turn around 15,000 people.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared “open season” on pro-lifers by refusing to allow them to participate as candidates in his party, by refusing to allow them representation for their viewpoint. He claims it’s because he’s a feminist and—in his world—feminists represent only those women who support the killing of pre-born children. Add to this his efforts to legalize “recreational” marijuana, subjecting our children to readily-available mind-damaging drugs, and it becomes a tragic testimony to the short-sightedness of the Canadians who elected him to office.

We will again go to the polls in 2019. Canada will be a changed nation from four years ago

but, perhaps worst of those changes is the violence done to our God-given rights.

CHP Canada stands for life, family, and freedom. We have protected a child’s right to life since our inception thirty years ago.

We still have one and a half years to prepare for election 2019. If you don’t have a CHP (Christian Heritage Party)  electoral district association in your area, it’s time for you to start organizing with others who share your beliefs in the sanctity of life and the other principles that are the basis of our platform.

Join us today and help us reach out to others who believe as you do. It’s time for Canada to reclaim our heritage of freedom and equality.”


International News

  1.  President Donald Trump gave the keynote speech at a pro-life organization's annual gala to discuss his administration's anti-abortion efforts.

President Trump spoke at the Susan B. Anthony List's 11th annual Campaign for Life Gala on May 22 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

  1.  Trump’s Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood Cheers Pro-Life Advocates

Administration prepares to propose Title X funding cuts for abortion providers.

KATE SHELLNUTT

MAY 18, 2018 12:23 PM

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/may/defund-planned-parenthood-title-x-trump-hhs-plan-pro-life.html



Citizen Response
Canadian MP Launches Petition Asking Government to Stop Discriminating Against Pro-Lifers

OTTAWA, February 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Conservative Members of Parliament (MP) are ramping up opposition to the Liberals’ controversial pro-abortion summer job grant attestation requirement, with one MP sponsoring a petition against it, and leader Andrew Scheer vowing his party “will fight the Liberal values test every step of the way.”


Open for signatures till June 6th, 2018



Financial Support Requests

  1.  Toronto Right to Life Launches Pro-Life Legal Defence Fund
Toronto Right to Life is launching a Pro-Life Legal Defence Fund to defend the rights of pro-life Canadians to continue be a voice for the voiceless in society. With a generous offer from a donor to match up to $50,000, we have an opportunity to raise $100k by Canada Day to protect our rights to continue our life-saving work. This funding will help us to fight back against unconstitutional government discrimination, like our litigation against the Canada Summer Jobs abortion attestation, and push back against campus censorship of the pro-life message.

For full details:  https://trtl.ca/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/contribute/transact&reset=1&id=3

  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:

Social Planning Council of Sudbury
30 Ste. Anne Road
Sudbury, ON. P3C 5E1
Website:  www.spcsudbury.ca
Tel. (705) 675-3894


  1. Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – Film Project
  1. $20 000 is needed in donations towards the documentary film project   “Death Wish” that focuses on the “completed life” debate in the Netherlands.

Donations can be made to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition   Box 25033            London, Ontario

Toll-free:  1 877 439 3348

  1. Compassionate Community Care

Many of you are aware that the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has been working with Compassionate Community Care (CCC) to provide help, support and advice concerning issues related ending-of-life medical conditions, euthanasia or assisted suicide. CCC is a completely separate organization.

I am sharing two incredible CCC stories. http://www.compassionatecommunitycare.org/

On Monday CCC received a phone call from a woman in California who wanted to die by assisted suicide. This woman stated that she did not have a terminal condition but she was living with a chronic pain. Due to the change in the status of the California assisted suicide act, she wanted to discuss ways to die by suicide. The discussion turned to effective ways to live life and help others who live with chronic pain. The woman shared that she volunteered for a service that helped people who have experienced abuse. After an in-depth conversation she agreed that living life helping others was meaningful, she changed her mind about suicide and decided to volunteer more of her time.

Today I spoke to the mother of a child who almost died by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) many months ago. Refer to the article in the EPC May 2018 newsletter (Link). CCC helped the mother receive medical treatment and services. The child was originally considered "nearly brain dead" but her daughter reacts, plays, smiles and has developed a non-verbal form of communication. The good news is that she brought her daughter home yesterday.

In December, Compassionate Community Care received a charitable number. CCC needs financial support. Please consider donating to CCC, a life-saving charity.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
1-877-439-3348 or 519-439-3348


HELP NEEDED  
  1.  Pregnancy Care Centre Seeking 2 Volunteers
PREGNANCY CARE CENTRE: We are looking for two volunteers that can help two days a week as floaters. The volunteers help sort the donations that come in, manage the Infant Food Bank, and gather supplies for the clients that come in. The centre is open from 10am-3pm, Monday-Thursday. Anyone wanting more information can call 705-673-5003! 
  1. Donations of Yarn Requested + Knitters/Crocheters
Northern Cancer Foundation provides each cancer patient undergoing treatment a warm knitted or crocheted afghan. They could use donations of yarn and people willing to knit or crochet 8 inch squares or afghans. Please consider donating yarn. Thank you for helping us support these organizations.        Drop off your yarn donations to Glad Tidings Church, Regent Street, and call if you wish to knit or crochet to make the squares that will be put together.
  1. The Bel Canto Chorus is seeking male singers
Experience the joy that comes from singing in choir.   Call soon to start practicing for the spring concert – Songs from Stage and Screen.
Learn more at www.belcantochorus.ca or call Pamela Teed at 705 566 8101    Ext. 7227
  1. Volunteers Needed at Health Sciences North
Volunteer Services is looking to recruit mature, dedicated and enthusiastic  volunteers who would like to give some of their time to volunteers in different areas at Health Sciences North.
 The following are volunteer positions that we are currently looking to fill, I’ve also attached the task description of each positions to give you an idea of what these positions consists of:
1.       Greeter/Information Desk
a.       Monday, Tuesday or Friday 9:30am-12:30pm
2.       Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
a.       Tuesday or Thursday 7:30am-9:30am
b.      Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is required
3.       Hydrotherapy Pool Children Treatment Centre
a.       Thursdays 9am-11am or 12:45pm-2:45pm
b.      Tuesdays 12:45pm-2:15pm
c.       Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is required
4.       Emergency Department
a.       Wednesdays 11am-3:30pm or 7-10pm
5.       Northeast Cancer Centre
a.       Clinics: Fridays 8:30am-3:30pm
b.      Daffodil Lodge: Tuesdays 8:30am-3:30pm
6.       Boutique
a.       Mondays 3:30-7pm
b.      Saturdays 9:45am-2pm (1 shift per month)
c.       Sundays 10am-4pm (1 shift per month)
d.      Police Information Check is required
7.       HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program)
a.       Wednesday 9am-12pm
b.      Friday 9:30am-12pm or 3-6pm / 4-7pm
c.       Sundays anytime between 10am-6pm.
d.      Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is required
If any of the positions listed are of interest to you, please confirm and I can arrange for your to meet with a Volunteer Advisor and have you scheduled accordingly.
josbelanger@hsnsudbury.ca
Contact …. Josée Belanger ….josbelanger@hsnsudbury.ca
5.     INNER CITY HOME NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
These volunteer positions would entail approx. 3 hrs each/week to assist with the various services of the Home such as:
- assisting in the Food Bank area packing food orders to be given out, etc.;
- to act as hostess / host to greet our guests offering refreshments, snacks in the morning – 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 noon, one morning a week.
- To be trained to assess client needs with regards to food assistance requests.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about Inner City Home and our Services please call Mary at 705-675-7550.
6.    Household Items Needed

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




Media Marvels

        1.  Greater Sudbury Author Releases New Book:  “My Father’s House” and “Journey of Discovery Study Guide”

Danika Gravelle is announcing the release of her new book "My Father's House" and "Journey of Discovery Study Guide."

My Father’s House is an 818 word children's book. While it is a salvation parable simple enough for children to understand, the study guide challenges even the most seasoned Christian as it reveals hidden mysteries and deeper truths.

My Father’s House follows seven-year-old Kito on his quest for a new family. After his father dies, Jesus visits him in a dream and promises three things: identity, salvation and purpose, all of which are found at My Father’s House. As Kito sets out on his Journey of Discovery, he encounters rejection, disappointment, and persecution. However, through perseverance and the providential hand of God, Kito finds My Father’s House and embraces true love.

The Journey of Discovery Study Guide leads the teen/adult through the parable. It exposes poverty mindsets and provides Selah questions to bring the Believer into a greater understanding of their Kingdom Identity.

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Danika will be at the Massey Public Library on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 7-9pm for a book presentation and signing.

She will also be at The Lighthouse Chrisitan Book Store in Sudbury on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 2-6pm for a
book presentation and signing.

For more information, please contact Danika Gravelle @ 705-865-3363 or danikagravelle@gmail.com.
        1.  “Fatal Flaws:  Legalizing Assisted Death

Premiere Screening & Round-Table Discussion is happening May 8, 2018 in Ottawa

Over the past two years, filmmaker Kevin Dunn has traveled throughout Europe and America asking some of the most fundamental philosophical questions of our time.

The film features powerful testimonies from patients, doctors, lawmakers and advocates from both sides of the debate.

Organize a screening in our community!               info@epcc.ca            1 877 439 3348

        1.  Educator’s book helps parents counter Ontario sex-ed
My Child, My Chance:  Guarding and Guiding Your Child’s Identity in the Chaos of Culture and Sex Education

By Susan Zuidema       (242 pages, $18.87)

This book “seeks to help parents understand the various ideologies being taught in the 2015 sex curriculum which undermine biblical beliefs about human sexuality.  Zuidema exposes how some of the lessons actually increase health risks for students by providing flawed or incomplete information.”  Review by Jack Fonseca

For further information, see The Interim, March 2018   page 7

  1. Playlist of Christian Movies




Daily Chuckle

More Sunday School Humor

After a church service on Sunday morning, a young boy suddenly announced to his mother, "Mom, I've decided to become a minister When I grow up."
"That's okay with us, but what made you decide that?"
"Well," said the little boy, "I have to go to church on Sunday anyway, and I figure it will be more fun to stand up and yell, than to sit and listen."


A 6-year-old was overheard reciting the Lord's Prayer at a church service:  "And forgive us our trash passes, as we forgive those who passed trash against us."


A boy was watching his father, a pastor, write a sermon.  "How do you know what to say?" he asked.
"Why, God tells me."
"Oh, then why do you keep crossing things out?"


A little girl became restless as the preacher's sermon dragged on and on. Finally, she leaned over to her mother and whispered, "Mommy, if we give him the money now, will he let us go?"



Words of Wisdom
Trudeau and Henry VIII:  the eerie similarity by John Carpay

http://www.theinterim.com/issues/society-culture/trudeau-and-henry-viii-the-eerie-similarity/



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