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Sudbury Christian Messenger June 2017 Edition

NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO DO IMMEASURABLY MORE THAN WE ASK OR IMAGINE, ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT IS AT WORK WITHIN US, TO HIM BE GLORY IN THE CHURCH AND IN JESUS CHRIST THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS, FOR EVER AND EVER!   AMEN.                                             EPHESIANS 3:20-21


The truest expression of Christianity is not a sigh, but a song.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
1.     Now’s the time to register your children/grandchildren for Christian summer camp
2.     The Sudbury Challenge  |June 2-9  |New Sudbury
3.     Silent Vigil for Peace  |June 2 and each Friday  |Sudbury
4.     Mega Yard Sale & Strawberry Social  |June 3  |Copper Cliff
5.     CWL Yard Sale  |June 3  |Sudbury
6.     Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |June 3  and every Saturday  |Sudbury
7.     WOW Workshop:  Creative Arts in Worship Workshop  |June 3  |Valley East
8.      “Noye’s Fludde”:  Sudbury Symphony & Sudbury Young Singers rethink Noah and his ark  |June 3  |Sudbury
9.     Rob Berg Live at Siion Church  |June 4  |Sudbury
10.  Sudbury Singers Concert – Canada’s 150th  |June 4  |Sudbury
11.  Wanup Chapel Service  |June 4  and first Sunday of the month  |Wanup
12.  Impact  |June 4  and Sundays  |Sudbury & Kfm 95.5
13.  Nord500North Conference Planning Meeting #7  |June 5  |Sudbury
14.  Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |June 5 and Mondays  |New Sudbury
15.  Adult Children of Alcoholics  |June 5  and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
16.  DivorceCare  |June 5 and Mondays  |Sudbury
17.  Knights of Columbus Celebrations  |June 6  |Sudbury
18.  Pro-Life Prayer Walk  |June 6 and 9 ….Tuesdays and Fridays till June 22nd  |Sudbury
19.  Easy Tai Chi Classes  |June 7 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
20.  Meditation Classes  |June 7 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
21.  The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community  |June 7, 8, 9, 10 |Sudbury
22.  Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |June 8  and Thursdays  |Sudbury
23.  Christ the King Prayer Group  |  June 8 and Thursdays  | Sudbury
24.  Have a Bike/Give a Bike  |June 10  |Sudbury
25.  Sagamok Bible School  |June 10  |Sagamok
26.  "A Nite to Remember for Couples"  with Comedian Steve Geyer  |June 10  |Hanmer
27.  "A Nite to Remember for Couples" with Comedian Steve Geyer  |June 11  |Lively
28.  Pyrohy Fundraiser Luncheon  |June 13  |Sudbury
29.  Sudbury Christian Businessmen's luncheon & speaker |June 14  |Sudbury
30.  The Sudbury Community Hub Summit  |June 14  |Sudbury
31.  A Retreat Day  |June 17  |Minnow Lake
32.  Calling all Singers  |June 22  |Greater Sudbury
33.  Sudbury South Central Ministerial Monthly Lunch/Prayer/Discussion  |June 27  |Sudbury
34.  Early Bird Registration Deadline for Nord500North Conference  |July 1  |Greater Sudbury and Northern Ontario
35.  Creation 2017 Super Conference  |August 13-18  |Muskoka
36.  Ladies Retreat @ Camp Norland  |September 8, 9 and 10  |Warren, ON
37.  Annual Dinner-Speaker Event for Sudbury Pro-Life  |September 16  |Sudbury
38.  500North:  Commemoration of 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation  |September 21 and 22, 2017 |Sudbury
39.  Rob Parker, National House of Prayer Event  |September 28-30  |Sudbury
40.  CHP National Convention  |November 1-4  |Ottawa
PRAYERS & PRAISE
Invitation to join a national prayer network
Praise Report regarding Greater Sudbury participation in National March for LIfe

CITIZEN RESPONSE
Citizen & PAFE respond to school play re: ON Sex-Ed Curriculum
“Empower Mothers” – request from Citizen Go re: UN Petition
Petition Request to counter Motion 103
Petition Request re: Enforcement of Transparency for First Nations
“Here's the chance to do our part. Take the pledge with me today.”    Pledge to stand against gendercide

PROVINCIAL NEWS

NATIONAL NEWS
We can never stop fighting abortion — even when it feels hopeless
Faith Goldy and Michael Black explain concerns about Motion 103 and the “next steps” required by it
Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in Canada:  B’nai Brith

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
UNESCO Denies Israeli Claims to Jerusalem
UofT Prof, free speech champion,  speaks off-campus in USA
It’s happening: Governments are actually taking meaningful steps to protect kids from porn
Priests for Life USA Celebrates Appointment of Pro-Life Judge to USA Supreme Court by President Trump

FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS
Community Emergency Fund

REQUESTS
Church of the Epiphany has a large cross to give away
Nord500North seeking Marketing Assistance

MEDIA MARVELS
Sookram Bus Summer Tour Opportunities
Dinosaur Valley now open
Thought-provoking poem    “Refugees” by Brian Bilston
CELEBRATING THE STORIES OF CANADA'S CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
TVO wants to hear your stories about Ontario
Exposing Late Term Abortion

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

DAILY CHUCKLE

WORDS OF WISDOM
Pagan Politics
DIRECTIONS  TO  OUR  FATHER'S  HOUSE
The Secret
Wash Day


  Local  News & Events

  1. Christian Summer Camp
Now’s the time to register your children/grandchildren for Christian summer camp

There are many in Ontario

Ie.  Camp Norland on Deer Lake      norland@norland.ca         1-888-386-2222                www.campnorland.ca
“The Son always shines on Camp Norland”

It can be a life-changing experience for children



  1. The Sudbury Challenge  |June 2-9  |New Sudbury

Study the world religions and learn to share your Christian faith with them

Visit different faith centers in Greater Sudbury

Cross-cultural:  Islam, Mormonism, Ba’hai,

Host:  Lansing Baptist         1192 Lansing Avenue          New Sudbury

In partnership with OM  (Operation Mobilization)

Cost:  $200.00   (includes training & ministry materials, honoraria, meals, t shirt)

Discounts for students and groups of 5 or more; pro-rated for part-timers

Application up till May 19   to           birgitta.weatherby@om.org

For more information, please contact Rob Weatherby        rob.weatherby@om.org         Director of Summer Missions in Canada

Below is a link to a 3-minute promo-video on the “Sudbury Challenge” which explains the purpose and content of the program. Thank you for helping us share the vision of cross-cultural ministry in Sudbury to others!


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25720260/OM%20Sudbury%20Challenge%20Promo%202.mp4



Editor’s Note:  Pastor Rob Weatherby is a knowledgeable teacher who will be able to answer all your questions, due to his vast knowledge of and passion for the information






  1.  Silent Vigil for Peace  |June 2  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.

“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. Mega Yard Sale & Strawberry Social  |June 3  |Copper Cliff

St. John the Divine Church         34 Godfrey Drive

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

705-470-2863 for further information


  1.  CWL Yard Sale  |June 3  |Sudbury

Hi!

You're invited to come find a treasure at the Catholic Women's League Yard Sale at St. Patrick's Church, 39 Walford, Sudbury on Saturday, June 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

There will be something for everyone.  We hope to see you there.

Thanks!

Bernie Violette
St. Patrick's CWL
Communication Chairperson


  1.  Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |June 3 and every Saturday  |Sudbury

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

40 Notre Dame

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

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


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



  1. WOW Workshop:  Creative Arts in Worship Workshop  |June 3  |Val Caron



     We are excited to invite you to our “WOW”, “Women of Worth” Ministry event entitled “Creative Arts in Worship Workshop”. It is a Prophetic Art workshop led by Pastor Wendy Murack

Outcomes of this workshop will be for women to come together in the Presence of God to connect, develop friendships, encourage one another, have fun and to learn a new form of creative art for worship.

. Mark this date and location on your calendar, Saturday June 3rd, 1:00pm – 4:30pm, to be held at Restoration Church 1621 Valleyview Road, Val Caron.

                The registration fee is $25.00 and covers workshop materials and light snacks.

Seating is limited so register early.

To register email: office@restorechurch.ca or call (705) 588-7600 ext. 1.

                This workshop requires no previous art training – come learn, explore, have fun, connect and discover a new creative way to worship the Lord.

Blessings,
Pastor Maj Edwards


Kindest Regards and Blessings,

Debbie Burant
Executive Assistant
Restoration Church / 1621 Valleyview Road,
Val Caron, On / P3N 1K7
Tel: 705-588-7600



  1. “Noye’s Fludde”:  Rethink Opera and the story of Noah and his ark  |June 3  |Sudbury

Sudbury Young Singers joins the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra in “Noye’s Fludde”

June 3

At Glad Tidings Church

“Noye’s Fludde” is a one-act opera by British composer Benjamin Britten intended for children and adult performers.       It invites audiences to re-think opera and the biblical story of Noah and his ark.

The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Presents Noye's Fludde
Just what is Fludde? And why are we presenting it here in Sudbury?

Noye's Fludde is an opera by Benjamin Britten based upon the Chester Mystery play of the same title that dates back to the 14th century. The story of Noah and his Ark were dramatized by ordinary working people then, and the work has continued to capture our hearts and minds ever since. Britten composed Fludde to give children the opportunity to participate with adults in a medieval miracle play with contemporary music, much like the orignial play would have been. Britten brought this beautiful idea forward to our time, but retained the colourful early English version of the story, including brilliant descriptions of the birds and animals aboard the ark and all the lively disagreements between Noah and Mrs. Noah.

The Sudbury Symphony can't imagine a piece that better exemplifies the work that we strive to do here in Sudbury. Pairing professional artists with community volunteers, children's chorus and dancers and even a local handbell choir means that we are creating a piece both by and for Sudburians - and something that's fun for the whole family!


Noye's Fludde The Story


While going about his daily work, Noah (Noye) suddenly hears the voice of God warning him of impending destruction and commanding him to build a ship in which he and his family can escape the deluge.

Noah summons his sons – Sem, Ham and Jaffett – and their wives, and all begin to collect the necessary tools and materials. Mrs. Noah and her “gossips” sit together drinking and contributing contemptuous remarks. Despairing of obtaining his wife’s help, Noah tells her to be quiet for fear that others will think she is master of the family, which he secretly admits she is.

Noah’s sons and their wives begin to build the Ark under Noah’s supervision. When it is finished he urges his wife to jump into the boat, but she refuses. The voice of God is heard again, commanding Noah to enter the Ark with his family and to take with him each kind of beast and fowl – he and shee, mate to mate – for it is my likinge mankinde for to annoye.

God tells Noah that it will rain for forty days and forty nights, and that everything will be destroyed except the Ark. As Noah urges haste the animals arrive and enter the ark two-by-two, singing KYRIE ELEISON! -- LORD, HAVE MERCY!
 
            Everyone but Mrs. Noah is bundled into the Ark, and Sem, Ham and Jaffett succeed in hauling her aboard just before the water sweeps the screaming gossips away. As Noah feels the boat begin to move, he and his family close up the Ark and praise God for their deliverance. The wind grows stronger and waves rock the ship more and more violently. The animals begin to panic, and above the fury of the storm everyone sings ETERNAL FATHER, STRONG TO SAVE -- and slowly the storm abates.

After forty days and nights, when the rain has almost stopped, Noah sends a raven to search for dry land. The raven does not return, and Noah concludes that dry land is near. Then he sends a dove, and the little bird flies back with an olive branch. Noah gives thanks to God, who commands him to leave the Ark and to take his family and all the animals with him.
The animals sing a great chorus of ALLELUIA as they disembark. God promises that there will be no more floods and sends a rainbow as token of that promise. The brilliant colors of the rainbow are followed by the celestial bodies moving across the sky. Everyone sings of THE SPACIOUS FIRMAMENT ON HIGH, each leaving the Ark to begin life anew. Only Noah remains for a moment, and he hears God’s quiet blessing – and now fare well, my darlinge deare.


Meet our Ensemble Cast of local artists & kids
Members of the Young Sudbury Singers and Students from Alexander Public School, Pinecrest Public School, R.H. Murray Public School and Sudbury Secondary School, along with dancers from Dance Evolution will be joining us onstage as animals and a recorder choir! You can also expect command performances from members of the Sudbury Handbell Choir as the Rainbow unfurls and catch members of the Sudbury Youth Orchestra as they join your SSO in the pit!


Baritone Peter McGillivray is Noye
And his son's and their wives will be ably performed by students from the Cambrian College faculty of Music, including our Young Performer's Competition 3rd place winner Dante Mullin Santone. For more information about Peter You can visit his webpage at www.petermcgillivray.com

Soprano Pamela Teed Is Mrs. Noye
And her gossips are her very own students from Cambrian College. To learn more about Pam, the college and it's incredible music program visit CambrianCollegeMusic.ca

  1. Rob Berg Live at Siion Church  |June 4  |Sudbury

Award winning Canadian Christian musician Rob Berg will be leading worship at Siion Church (1843 Paris St.) this Sunday, June 4,  starting at 12 noon. All are welcome! Admission is free but a freewill love offering will be taken for Rob and his ministry.



  1. The Sudbury Singers Concert – Canada’s 150th  |June 4  |Sudbury


Concert celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday: June 4th

The Sudbury Singers directed by Melody Henry invite you to a concert at Christ the King Church Sunday, June 4th

at 2 PM.

Admission: Monetary donation which goes to the Food Bank

Refreshments to follow in the Church Hall

Don’t miss this joyous song filled event.

Terry



  1. Wanup Chapel Service  |June 4   |Wanup

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

                                  EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

Regular Service Information:

On 1st Sunday of the month  at 2.30 pm
Time may change in the summer months

Refreshments served after each  service

LITTLE WANUP CHAPEL 

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


  1. Impact  |June 4 and Sundays  |Sudbury

Join Restoration Church Ministries Sundays at the Travelodge Sudbury for our Impact Service: Catch the Spirit of Revival with Pastor Jeff Edwards.

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:



  1. Nord500North Planning Team for 500th Commemoration of the Reformation  |June 5 |Sudbury

To:  Greater Sudbury Christian Church Members

From:  Monsignor Jim Hutton, and Dr. Christopher Duncan-Hales, and Lorie Lavallee

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

The ninth  meeting for people who are interested in planning for the 500th commemoration of the Reformation is on June 5/17   9:30 a.m.  at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on Regent Street in Sudbury.  

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

We are looking for people who would like to help us organize this event.  We have small teams organized, and we would be happy to have more involved, so that no one person has a lot to accomplish. 

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

Peace,
Monsignor Jim Hutton
Dr. Chris Duncanson-Hales
Lorie Lavallee


Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
189 Regent St.  Sudbury, ON
 (705) 674-4834



  1. DivorceCare  |June 5 and Mondays  |Sudbury

DivorceCare for separated & divorced adults

Mondays, 7-8:45 pm

St. Patrick Church    39 Walford Road – Rear Entrance

$30 for 13+ weeks


Call Anne at 705-207-1257 for more information

The DivorceCare sessions will continue to meet Mondays at 7:00 – 8:45 pm (except holiday Mondays) until July 24th and then break until September.  This is the link to the group information: https://www.divorcecare.org/groups/80334


  1. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |June 5 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 5 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. Pro-Life Prayer Walk  |June 6 and 9 /Tuesdays and Fridays  |Sudbury

Sudbury Pro-Life invites you to prayer walk on Paris Street in front of Health Science North, to be witness to the pro-life movement

Prayer Walkers will meet and walk for any portion of time between 9-11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, each week until June 23rd

For further Information, please call Jacques at 705 525 0610


  1. Knights of Columbus Celebrations  |June 6  |Sudbury

Information UPDATE to All Brother Knights of Council #10888

Our Council’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations have been finalized for your enjoyment. The festivities will be held on Tuesday June 6th, 2017 at the lower hall of the
Caruso Club. Our ceremonies will begin at 5:30 P.M. with cocktails and buffet to follow at 6:00 P.M.

Tickets will be available at our remaining Council meetings and through the office of Holy Redeemer.

Tickets will be sold at a cost of $5 per individuals.

Members and their escorts are cordially invited to attend.



  1. Easy Tai Chi Classes  |June 7 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury

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

Every Wednesday             10:00 a.m.

Free

Trinity Lutheran Church              189 Regent St. S                  705 674 4834

  1. Meditation Classes  |June 7 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury

Free            Every Wednesday          5:30  pm                          705 674 4834

Trinity Lutheran Church, 289 Regent St.


  1. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community | June 7, 8, 9, 10  |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 using the 1962 Roman Missal.  All Masses are offered at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church at 48 William Avenue in Coniston.

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

Daily Masses:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 11:00 A.M.
Confessions, 10:00 A.M.

More information can be viewed at our website:  www.materdeiparish.ca 
Thank you.


Pax Vobis,

Pater Vincenzo Fiore
(Fr. Vince Fiore)
Pastor


Mater Dei Traditional Latin Mass Community
c/o 21 Ste-Anne Road, PO Box 787
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
P3E 4S1

Phn: (705) 586-1156
Fax: (705) 586-1328

Mater Dei, ora pro nobis!



  1. Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |June 8   and Thursdays  |Sudbury

Jesus is our Living Water             John 7:37

Spirit-led fellowship, prayer, and interactive Bible study

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

Faith   Family    Freedom

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


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


  1. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  June 8   and Thursdays  | Sudbury

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

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

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

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

Check it out on Thursday nights.
Tony Sottile

  1. Give a Bike/Get a Bike  |June 10  |Sudbury

Have a bike to pass on?
Are you doing spring cleanup? If you have any kids or adult bikes that you're no longer using, consider donating them to the Sudbury Cycles Kids Bike Exchange program.   You can drop off your bike at the Sudbury & District Health Unit or call for a pick up at your home.  See details: http://sudburycycles.ca/kids-bike-exchanges/

Need a bike?
Next Kids Bike Exchange is Saturday, June 10, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Downtown Farmer's Market on Elgin Street.




  1.  Sagamok Bible School  |June 10  |Sagamok

Dear Family in Christ,
We are really excited about this new adventure  at Sagamok Anishnaawbek First Nation.
Sagamok Bible School is an answer to prayer and the next step in evangelism/discipleship on Sagamok and the North Shore area.
The school is at The Recovery Center, 91 River Road, Sagamok: Peter Owl.

Our first class will be a 1 Day Workshop,
learning the 7 R's of Bible Study
how to use reference books
and how to understand and apply the Word of God to our daily lives.

We are really looking forward to this foundational time in the Word. It is our heart to make the Word of God approachable so that believers can begin living according to the power and promises of God.

Please share this event with those in your circle of influence.

If you would like for me to teach in your area, please contact me.

God Bless you! Hope to see you on June 10th.

Sincerely,
Danika Gravelle
705-865-3363
danikagravelle@gmail.com



  1. “A Nite to Remember for Couples”  with Comedian Steve Geyer  |June 10  |Hanmer

Fun + Faith presents A Nite To Remember for Couples. Join pastor and comedian Steve Geyer for a 2.5 hr event for couples of all ages.


Event Sponsors:   Fun and Faith, K FM Radio for Life, Valley Pentecostal Church

Doors Open @ 6:30pm, Starts @ 7pm

Date Saturday, June 10, 2017

231 Martha Street, Hanmer, ON P3P 1G4

Enjoy a Date Night to Remember with Comedian Steve Geyer. If you are married, dating, or even want to be dating or married you are not going to want to miss this great night filled with fun and laughter.

Tickets are $10/person and can be ordered via the church office or online.

For more Information Contact: telephone, email, website, Facebook 705-969-7940, office@valleypentecostal.com, www.valleypentecosvalley FB-Valley Pentecostal Church

Saturday, June 10 — Hanmer (Valley Pentecostal Church) — BUY TICKETS HERE
Sunday, June 11 — Lively (Cornerstone Community Church ) — BUY TICKETS HERE
Thursday, June 15 — Little Current (Gateway To Life Church) — BUY TICKETS HERE
Friday, June 16 — Sundridge (Bethel Pentecostal Church) — BUY TICKETS HERE
Saturday, June 17 — Sault Ste Marie (The Summit) — BUY TICKETS HERE

Pastor Steve Guidrie
office@valleypentecostal.com

A Nite to Remember for Couples with Steve Geyer


  1. “A Nite to Remember for Couples”  with Comedian Steve Geyer  |June 11  |Lively

Fun + Faith presents A Nite To Remember for Couples. Join pastor and comedian Steve Geyer for a 2.5 hr event for couples of all ages.

7-9:30 pm

Saturday, June 10 — Hanmer (Valley Pentecostal Church) — BUY TICKETS      https://tickets.buzztix.com/event/ANTR_HANMER
Sunday, June 11 — Lively (Cornerstone Community Church ) — BUY TICKETS https://tickets.buzztix.com/event/antrlively
Thursday, June 15 — Little Current (Gateway To Life Church) — BUY TICKETS https://tickets.buzztix.com/event/antrlittlecurrent
Friday, June 16 — Sundridge (Bethel Pentecostal Church) — BUY TICKETS HERE
Saturday, June 17 — Sault Ste Marie (The Summit) — BUY TICKETS HERE

http://funandfaith.com/live-events/events/information/steve-geyer/

  1. Pyrohy Fundraiser Luncheon  |June 13  |Sudbury


Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 11am – 1pm
SUMMARY       All-You–Can-Eat
Pyrohy Fundraiser Luncheon
Tuesday, June 13, 11 am to 1 pm
Variety of pyrohy available for “eat-in”
Ukrainian Seniors’, 30 Notre Dame Avenue
705.673.7404


  1. Sudbury Christian Businessmen's Luncheon/Speaker  |June 14 |Sudbury
We are again meeting at the Holiday Inn on Regent Street at 12:00 noon sharp on June 14, 2017. Please call Kfm Christian Radio @ (705) 674-2585 in advance if you plan to attend to arrange your seat. As always, first time attendees will be our guests and eat for free, so please bring a friend.

Thank you


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

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

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

  1. The Sudbury Community Hub Summit  |June 14  |Sudbury

The Sudbury Community Hub Summit is an opportunity sponsored by the NOAH Community Hub to bring local community hubs of all shapes and sizes together to learn about each other, network and collaborate.

 As well, participants will also have an opportunity to learn about the Premiere's Community Hubs Framework Advisory Group and how they have been working to support community hubs at the provincial level since 2015.

  Please save the date:  Wednesday June 14th. 2017 from 5-8 pm.  Dinner, speakers and break out sessions. Details to follow. 

For public and private sector -$30.00 / Non-profit $20.00 / Community members and community volunteers who are waged $10.00 / Unwaged Free. Everyone is welcome.



Annette J. Reszczynski  M.A.
Senior Social Planner &
NOAH Community Hub Convenor
Social Planning Council of Sudbury
30 Ste. Anne Road,  First Floor 
Sudbury, ON. P3C 5E1
Tel. (705) 675-3894 ext. 213


  1. A Retreat Day  |June 17  |Minnow Lake

A Retreat Day
Hosted by Holy Redeemer
Everyone is Welcome

Healings of the heart:  God’s Tender Embrace

When: June 17th,2017
Where: Holy Redeemer
Time: 9:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.
Registration: 8:30 A.M.

Cost: $15.00
Please bring bag lunch—Refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Sr. Jean at 705-522-9423

An experience like this extends God’s healing touch to feelings of loss, grief, hardships, hurt…etc and provides us to be touched by a God of care and compassion.


  1. Calling all Singers  |June 22  |Greater Sudbury
The following is an invitation I'm asking that you extend to your respective communities. Shalom, Brenda Cavallin

Calling all singers!!!
We are looking for choir members for the Nord500North Conference Common Prayer Celebration on Thursday September 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Nord500North is a 2 day Conference in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Movement. It is an opportunity to address a critical moment of our Christian history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often come between us and hindered our common work and witness. Presenters will be inviting participants to ponder both the blessings and banes of reforming movements past and present.
  At 7:00pm on Thursday September 21st our Christian communities will gather for the Common Prayer celebration of our commitment to healing as we look to the future. All of Greater Sudbury not just those participating in the Conference will be invited to this Common Prayer celebration.
Will you share your voice with the choir being prepared to lead the music at this celebration? A read-through of the music and our 1st practice will be held on Thursday June 22nd at St. Patrick's Parish, 39 Walford Rd. from 5:30-7:00.

Please contact Brenda Cavallin at (705)522-3900 x 211 or stpatricksym@gmail.com by Wednesday June 21st to let her know of your intention to attend as music needs to be prepared ahead of this practice. Two more practices in September will be booked at this June choir practice.

Voici une invitation que je vous demande de partager avec vos communautés respectives.
Shalom. Brenda Cavallin
Attention chanteurs et chanteuses!!!
Nous cherchons des membres de chorale pour la ConférenceNord500North Célébration de
Prière en Commun le jeudi  21 septembre à 19h. Nord500North est une conférence de deux jours pour commémorer le 500è anniversaire du mouvement de la Réformation. Ceci nous donne l'occasion d'adresser un moment critique de notre histoire chrétienne et d'avancer au-delà des controverses et désaccords qui nous séparent et qui gênent nos travaux et témoignages en commun.  Les présentateurs nous inviteront à réfléchir sur les bienfaits et les échecs des mouvements de réformation, dans le passé et au présent.
À 19h, le jeudi le 21 septembre, nos communautés chrétiennes se rassembleront pour la Célébration de
Prière en Commun,  célébrant  notre engagement à la guérison en visant vers l'avenir. Toute la ville du Grand Sudbury, non seulement ceux qui participent à la Conférence, sera invitée à la Célébration de Prière en Commun.
Êtes-vous prêts à partager votre voix avec la chorale qui se prépare à diriger la musique pour cette célébration? Une lecture de la musique et la première pratique aura lieu le jeudi, 22 juin à la paroisse St. Patrick, 39 rue Walford, de 17h30 à 19h.
S'il vous plaȋt contactez Brenda Cavallin au (705)522-3900 poste 211 ou par courriel stpatricksym@gmail.com avant le mercredi, 21 juin, pour qu'on puisse préparer la musique d’avance. Deux autres pratiques pour le mois de septembre seront fixées lors de la pratique du mois de juin.

  1.  Sudbury South Central Ministerial Monthly Lunch/Prayer/Discussion  |June 27  |Sudbury
Gather at noon – 1:30 pm @ Glad Tidings Church, Regent Street

Bring your own lunch; Beverages will be provided

Topic:  Marriage part 2 “Supporting and sustaining marriages in our various faith communities."

Facilitator:  Marie Bouclin


The next ministerial will be held on June 27

@ 12 Noon

Meetings for 2017 will be at Glad Tidings

Bring your own lunch

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



Thank you,

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


  1.   Early Bird Registration Deadline for Nord500North Conference  |July 1  |Greater Sudbury and Northern Ontario
How did the Church that Jesus established become thirty-three thousand denominations?
How do these divisions wound the Body of Christ?
How can we as disciples of Christ come together to heal these wounds?

Join Sudbury Christians on September 21st and 22nd as we seek answers to these questions at Nord500North, a Conference commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Movement

Early Bird registration  till July 1st

For more details phone 705 674 4834 or like us on Facebook at nord500north

  1. Creation 2017 Super Conference  |August 13-18  |Muskoka


Creation Ministries International & Muskoka Bible Centre present the Creation 2017 Super Conference

6 days of teaching fun, and fellowship that will grow your faith, rest your body, and renew your mind

World-Class Speakers/Excellent Vacation/Child Friendly

www.Creation 2017.com

Program fee for this week-long conference is $50 per adult or $100 per family (any number of children)
Accommodations and meals not included
Per-day fees:  $20 adult/$40 family

To register call 1 800 551 0168 or visit MuskokaBibleCentre.com


  1.   Ladies Retreat @ Camp Norland  |September 8, 9 and 10  |Warren, ON

Theme:  Let the Flame Burn Brighter

Speaker:  Mary-Lue Mahaffey

Arrival:  Friday after 3:00 pm           Supper – 6:00 pm              
Departure:  Sunday after 1:30 pm

Cost:  $50 - $90.00, depending on accommodation selected, if registered before August 18, 2017

Late Fee:  August 18 onward = $15

Send cheque to Angeline Desloges, 2050 Elderwood Drive, Sudbury, ON   P3B 2A6

For further information, phone 705 566 5989 or email Diane Ricketson     jdrick17@gmail.com

Mary-Lue Mahaffey

Mary-Lue Mahaffey is a passionate Bible teacher, small group facilitator and mentor. She loves opening God’s Word in communities and seeing people draw closer to the Lord.

Originally born in the Philippines, Mary-Lue grew up in the GTA and later lived in Sudbury where she attended Laurentian University and served on InterVarsity student leadership.

She has taught overseas in Sweden at a Torchbearer school, and completed her Masters of Theological Studies in Hamilton. She worked for the Alberta government as a youth worker on a Native Reserve in the Rockies and since has been heavily involved in working alongside the Anishinaabe people in Northern Ontario.

One of her greatest desires is to know and love God and see others experience His deep love.

She has spoken at Women’s Retreats, Youth Gatherings and various churches in Ontario and Sweden. Her desire is to see God’s truth and love transform the lives of people God is working in and invites her to be a part of.

In her free time Mary-Lue is often snowboarding, playing basketball and other sports, along with exploring the outdoors and the beauty of God’s creation with friends, 'little sisters’ and family.

Currently Mary-Lue lives in the small town of Thessalon and serves full-time alongside the Anishinaabe people.   Mary-Lue also travels to remote communities only accessible by plane and also along the North Shore.

While satisfying that craving for adventure, and speaking in a variety of forums, Mary-Lue’s desire is to live her life always above reproach, but never above correction before God, herself and others.


  1. Annual Dinner-Speaker Event for Sudbury Pro-Life  |September 16  |Sudbury

Annual Dinner Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $30./per person.  Everyone Welcome!  See you at the annual dinner:


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

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

This event will be held in Sudbury at the Holiday Inn

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


Check out details on our website          www.trinitysudbury.ca             and Facebook        Nord500North


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


  1. Rob Parker, National House of Prayer Event  | Sept 28-30th |Sudbury
Rob Parker of the National House of Prayer in Ottawa, will be in Sudbury September 28-30

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


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

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

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

Find out full details at

Rob Parker of the National House of Prayer will be in Sudbury September 28-30, hosted by Sue Craig        suecraig@live.ca            New Life Christian Centre


  1. CHP National Convention  |November 1-4  |Ottawa

Take advantage of the early bird special for our national convention in Ottawa this fall.

This is a marvelous opportunity to help set the direction for CHP Canada for the next three years ... at a discounted price.

Your early registration helps us to plan … a win/win situation.

Visit www.chpconvention.caand process your convention registration today. I look forward to meeting you in Ottawa.


Yours in His service

Vicki Gunn,
Executive Director
Christian Heritage Party




Prayer & Praise

Praise for Greater Sudbury participation in National March for Life

Thank you, Lord, for the leadership of Sudbury Right to Life and the Knights of Columbus, who organized buses to go from Sudbury to Ottawa for the National March for Life.        124 attended,


Invitation to Join a National Prayer Network

SERVING THE NATION

The Ears to Hear site is a tremendous resource for the whole Church of Canada. Access information on significant upcoming events, unite your prayer with thousands of others by using the monthly Call to Prayer, and delve into the prophetic archives to read the tested prophetic words God has given Canada.

http://www.ears2hear.ca/



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Citizen Response
  1. Citizen & PAFE Respond to School Play re: ON Sex-Ed Curriculum
Subject: Fw: Wynne's sex-ed: on stage
Hi there.
I am forwarding this to you, as a friend or family member whom I think cares deeply for our country and the children of our province.
I have read this email as well as numerous links related to it.
For those of you who don't have time to read the links attached to the forwarded letter below, let me summarize briefly.  This letter is about a play  entitled "Boys, Girls and Other Mythological Creatures" that has been presented in some schools in Niagara area for Grades 1 - 4 and has since been cancelled by some schools scheduled to have this play shown to their young students.  (Kuddos to those Catholic schools who cancelled!)   It was advertised as "a thoughtful, hilarious new play about our ability to transform, a play about equality and passion."   It really is a play about gender identity...about a 8 year old boy imagining he is a princess.  The artistic director (Jessica Carmichael)  is quoted as saying "it speaks directly to the new curriculum"( part of which is gender identity and is introduced as early as Grade 3).   She also wrote that the message of the play isn't about Simon's questions surrounding gender, but about whether "the family surrounding Simon/e can face their fear, find acceptance, and continue to love another no matter what." She went on to say "it's about someone who's questioning, and at the end of it, they're still questioning". 
I'm so disturbed by this  play, this issue, and the new sex education in our public schools.    Is this really a play we want our children in Grade 1 to be watching!? Is it information their young minds should even be hearing!?  No!  (I am not saying the play would come to your community...I am just asking the question.)
The reason I am taking the time to forward this on to you is to encourage those of you who are parents of young children in schools (or soon to be in schools) to be intentional about finding out what is actually being taught to your child/children in the classroom and in assemblies (and class trips), and to do what you feel God is leading you to do in regard to this new Sex Ed curriculum.
I am also forwarding it to those of you who are older and either have, or may one day have, grandchildren in the public school setting,  just to encourage you to keep abreast of what is happening so you, along with me,  can pray for these situations and the young children of Ontario,  and, if God leads, become involved.    The enemy is so subtle.  Our world is changing so quickly.   God cares so deeply for the young children of today and tomorrow. 
I trust you are not offended by me sending this to you.  I am not asking you, nor am I encouraging you,  to help fund the PAFE organization that sent out the original email! My purpose mainly is to make you aware and encourage you to do what you feel you can to help protect the little ones you love and the children who share their classrooms and their school yards. 
Blessings,
Miriam
Sorry my note was so lengthy!  Hope you have a minute to read the following letter as well.  Thanks.
________________________________________
From: Tanya Granic Allen tanya@pafe.ca   PAFE (Parents As First Educators)
Subject: Wynne's sex-ed: on stage
The artistic director of a theatre group for young people is wondering why several Catholic schools belonging to the Niagara Catholic District School Board have cancelled performances of a play about an eight-year-old boy named Simon(e) who feels “boxed in by the restraints of gender.” The play is aimed at children in grades 1 to 4.
Yes, you read that right—the play is for children as young as six years old.
The Globe and Mail reported on the story earlier this week. Apparently, Carousel Players artistic director Jessica Carmichael is “seeking answers” as to why the performances of Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatureswere cancelled.
“I fear these cancellations may be based on misinformation, grown out of fear, intolerance, transphobia, homophobia and misogyny,” wrote Carmichael in an open letter she posted on the group’s website.
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
Our children and grand-children should not be subjected to Wynne's social engineering- in the classroom or on stage. Furthermore, the referenced school board is Catholic, and this play promotes ideas and normalizes behaviour that are contrary to Catholic moral teaching. How hard is that to understand?

The Globe article calls the play “a new flashpoint” in the controversy over Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum. Carmichael says the play “speaks directly to the updated curriculum.” No doubt, the introduction of Wynne’s sex-ed agenda into Ontario schools opened up a floodgate for the blatant promotion of radical social ideologies to young children.
I am heartened to see that some Catholic schools have cancelled the performance- although not all have. If only the school board had resisted this curriculum in the first place.
Children in grades 1 to 4, regardless of what school they attend, are hardly ready to be exposed to the progressive social ideologies and trends of the day.
The relentless brainwashing continues.
Tanya Granic Allen
President
PS: Please forward this email to others who are concerned about the family.
Your donation to Parents as First Educators (PAFE)  helps us fight for parental rights!

Parents As First Educators Inc. · Canada
You can also keep up with Parents As First Educators Inc. on Twitter or Facebook.

  1. “Empower Mothers” – Request to sign Petition from Citizen Go re: UN
"#EmpowerMothers - Tell the UN that motherhood is not a burden"
Can you help this petition win by asking your friends to sign too? It's easy to share with your friends on Facebook or twitter - http://citizengo.org/en/fm/57355-empowermothers-tell-un-motherhood-not-burden?m=5.
There's also a sample email below that you can forward to your friends.
Thanks again -- together we're making change happen,
_______________
Message to forward to your friends:
Hello,
I just signed the petition "#EmpowerMothers - Tell the UN that motherhood is not a burden" on CitizenGO.
It's important. Will you sign it too? Here's the link:
http://citizengo.org/en/fm/57355-empowermothers-tell-un-motherhood-not-burden?tc=ty&tcid=35366268
thanks,
  1. Petition Request – response to passage of Motion 103
Motion M-103, the anti-Islamophobia motion, which was passed in the House of Commons in March, is being countered by an official e-petition sponsored by Conservative MP James Bezan. petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-909 
 The petition is available online until July 5, 2017. It calls for an amendment to the Constitution Act of 1982, under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, stating that Sharia Law or separate Sharia family courts will never have a place in the Canadian Justice System. Critics of M-103 fear that the motion will lead to restrictions of freedom of speech and a possible eventual tolerance/acceptance of Sharia Law. Please sign this petition which will be officially presented in the House of Commons.

  1. Petition Request – Enforce Financial Transparency for First Nations
To Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett:

People in Canada’s First Nations communities deserve transparency. The First Nations Financial Transparency Act makes sure that people in First Nations communities can see how much their leaders are getting paid as well as the basic financial information for their bands. More than 90 per cent of First Nations communities have complied with legislation.

Unfortunately, the federal government has stated it will “cease all discretionary compliance measures related to the First Nations Financial Transparency Act.”

Failing to enforce this law is wrong.

We the undersigned call on Minister Bennett to enforce the First Nations Financial Transparency Act.


https://www.taxpayer.com/resource-centre/petitions/petition?tpContentId=128&utm_source=Action+Updates&utm_campaign=1af5c29c3b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_01_CharmaineThankYou&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_59605796e2-1af5c29c3b-33800957

  1. “Here's the chance to do our part. Take the pledge with me today.”    Pledge to stand against gendercide

The U.N. estimates that as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today. In India, China, and many other countries, girls are killed, aborted, and abandoned simply because they are girls - it's a gendercide. The "It's a Girl" Campaign...See More


Editor’s Note:  thanks to T.D. from Sudbury for sharing this concern




Provincial News


National News

  1. We can never stop fighting abortion — even when it feels hopeless

National March for Life, Ottawa, May 11, 2017

…..”Abortion is a symptom and an effect of a far deeper and more complex moral decrepitude in our society, all that is entailed in what the Holy Father memorably termed the 'culture of death,’ but that does not mean that we stop protesting. For abortion is the culmination of this evil, the wholesale and widespread murder of innocents in the first phase of their existence. We cannot let it just stand. Rather, we must stand up and be counted, for these children cannot, even if we see such gestures as 'futile' in a worldly sense. For we do not it for the world, but for God, for the babies, for each other.”


Report on the National March for Life, May 11, 2017


  1.  Faith Goldy and Michael Black explain concerns about Motion 103 and the “next steps” required by it



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh1biPi5yB8&feature=youtu.be


*Editor’s Comment:    This is important!   Freedom of speech must be protected.

  1. Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in Canada:  B’nai Brith

Toronto – “Anti-Semitism is on the rise in the country, a Jewish advocacy group said Tuesday, calling it a ‘made in Canada’ phenomenon.”

Jessica Smith Cross/ The Canadian Press        May 10, 2017

Full details at: http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/regional/2017/5/9/anti-semitic-incidents-on-the-rise-in-canada-b-nai-brith.html

International News

  1. UNESCO Denies Israeli Claims to Jerusalem

On Independence Day, UNESCO okays resolution denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem.  22 countries vote in favor of motion; 23 abstain, and 10 countries vote against; Israel envoy slams ‘new low, even by UNESCO standards’BY RAPHAEL AHREN AND ALEXANDER FULBRIGHT May 2, 2017, 5:11 pm


  1. Find the truth to ‘stumble toward the Kingdom of God:’ free speech champion


McMINNVILLE, Oregon, May 5, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Canadian free speech advocate Jordan Peterson spoke to a full house of students last month at a hotel after Linfield College administrators cancelled his talk on campus. He told the crowd the goal of free speech was to find truth so that it could be put “to the service of love” as all people “stumble forward toward the Kingdom of God.”




  1. It’s happening: Governments are actually taking meaningful steps to protect kids from porn

May 5, 2017 (LifeSiteNews)




  1. Priests for Life USA Celebrates Appointment of Pro-Life Judge by President Trump

Priests for Life: On the front lines in support of Justice Gorsuch

At Priests for Life, the confirmation of pro-life Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court was a top priority, and we mobilized tens of thousands, through our StopAbortionNow.org action alerts, to urge their Senators to confirm him. We are grateful to President Trump for fulfilling his promise to put a pro-life Justice on the court.

When the Senate confirmed Justice Gorsuch on April 7, Father Frank Pavone, National Director, issued the following statement: “Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation is Exhibit A for the argument that advocates for life and religious liberty need to vote. Without the active participation of social conservatives in last year’s elections, today we would be looking at a Supreme Court dominated by extreme pro-abortion justices. Instead, there’s great hope for the future. “Justice Gorsuch’s confirmation is a victory for constitutional rule, for life, for religious liberty, and for all of us who hold them dear. And it is just the first step in moving all the courts away from the judicial activism that has mangled the bodies of unborn children, the fabric of our morals, and the rule of law. This confirmation should motivate us to work hard for pro-life candidates in the midterms, and to expand the prolife majorities in the House and Senate.”

There is much speculation that another Supreme Court justice will announce his or her retirement during President Trump’s term. If that happens, Priests for Life – with your help – will again be at the forefront of helping confirm another pro-life Justice to the Supreme Court!

Priests for Life          PO Box 141172  Staten Island, NY  10314
718-980-4400
PriestsForLife.org             mail@priestsforlife.org

Activating the Church to End Abortion


Financial Support Requests

  1. Community Emergency Fund

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

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



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

For further information, please contact:

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



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REQUESTS

  1. Calling all singers!!!
The following is an invitation I'm asking that you extend to your respective communities. Shalom, Brenda Cavallin

Calling all singers!!!
We are looking for choir members for the Nord500North Conference Common Prayer Celebration on Thursday September 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Nord500North is a 2 day Conference in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Movement. It is an opportunity to address a critical moment of our Christian history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often come between us and hindered our common work and witness. Presenters will be inviting participants to ponder both the blessings and banes of reforming movements past and present.
  At 7:00pm on Thursday September 21st our Christian communities will gather for the Common Prayer celebration of our commitment to healing as we look to the future. All of Greater Sudbury not just those participating in the Conference will be invited to this Common Prayer celebration.
Will you share your voice with the choir being prepared to lead the music at this celebration? A read-through of the music and our 1st practice will be held on Thursday June 22nd at St. Patrick's Parish, 39 Walford Rd. from 5:30-7:00.

Please contact Brenda Cavallin at (705)522-3900 x 211 or stpatricksym@gmail.com by Wednesday June 21st to let her know of your intention to attend as music needs to be prepared ahead of this practice. Two more practices in September will be booked at this June choir practice.
Voici une invitation que je vous demande de partager avec vos communautés respectives.
Shalom. Brenda Cavallin
Attention chanteurs et chanteuses!!!
Nous cherchons des membres de chorale pour la ConférenceNord500North Célébration de
Prière en Commun le jeudi  21 septembre à 19h. Nord500North est une conférence de deux jours pour commémorer le 500è anniversaire du mouvement de la Réformation. Ceci nous donne l'occasion d'adresser un moment critique de notre histoire chrétienne et d'avancer au-delà des controverses et désaccords qui nous séparent et qui gênent nos travaux et témoignages en commun.  Les présentateurs nous inviteront à réfléchir sur les bienfaits et les échecs des mouvements de réformation, dans le passé et au présent.
À 19h, le jeudi le 21 septembre, nos communautés chrétiennes se rassembleront pour la Célébration de
Prière en Commun,  célébrant  notre engagement à la guérison en visant vers l'avenir. Toute la ville du Grand Sudbury, non seulement ceux qui participent à la Conférence, sera invitée à la Célébration de Prière en Commun.
Êtes-vous prêts à partager votre voix avec la chorale qui se prépare à diriger la musique pour cette célébration? Une lecture de la musique et la première pratique aura lieu le jeudi, 22 juin à la paroisse St. Patrick, 39 rue Walford, de 17h30 à 19h.
S'il vous plaȋt contactez Brenda Cavallin au (705)522-3900 poste 211 ou par courriel stpatricksym@gmail.com avant le mercredi, 21 juin, pour qu'on puisse préparer la musique d’avance. Deux autres pratiques pour le mois de septembre seront fixées lors de la pratique du mois de juin.

  1. Nord500North Seeking Marketing Assistance
All Greater Sudbury Churches are asked to have participation from their Denomination on a  Marketing Sub-Committee that is being formed.

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


  1. Sudbury Right to Life/Pro-Vie Board Seeking Volunteers

Sudbury Right to Life/Pro-Vie invites interested citizens to volunteer:  activities which they undertake as the education and outreach arm of the pro-life movement in Greater Sudbury.

Recently an Office has been re-opened on Elm Street, which will make it accessible to students and others.

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

Mailing address:

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

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




Volunteers and Board Members are needed to reach the goals the organization has set.    Youth are most welcome!

For further information, please contact Marguerite Groulx        705 524 6384



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  1. Sookram Bus Lines Summer Day Tours
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•           Summer Wonderland Day Trips
               Saturdays in May, June -$90, July, Aug-$95

•           Parry Sound Cruise Day Tour ,Lunch incl.- Aug 12-$115
•           Killarney Fish& Chips Day Tour-Lunch incl.- Aug 25-$90
•           Manitoulin Island  Day Tour- Dinner incl.- Sept 08-$110

  Please call 705-983-4347 for full details and booking
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David Laari,
Sookram Bus Lines



Bus Tours Coordinator | Sookram Bus Lines & Tours | sookram.ca | Email: d.laari@sookram.ca | Dir 705 983-4347 | Cell 705 919-3834 | Fax 705 222-8072    93 Notre Dame St. W., Box 645, Azilda, ON P0M 1B0
"Relax, We'll Take You There"



  1.  Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf  is now open for the season. 
New web site also:   www.dinosaursudbury.com    people can buy tickets with paypal or their credit cards or pay when they come.

Hours are 9 am till 8 pm , 7 days a week. 

Also we have an event this year as usual.
Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf 20 th annual Canadian USPMGA Dinosaur Event

Thank you and have a great day. 
Josee
Owner of Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf



 Josee Rainville, Tourism Federation Of Ontario’s Inaugural Innovation Award Winner, nominated by Attractions Ontario in 2003 yr. 
 | owner  Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf  | Josephine’s Vegetables No herbicide since 1982| 3316 St. Laurent St., Sudbury, ON P0M 1L0 |  T: 705-897-6302


  1. REFUGEES   by Brian Bilston           Thought-provoking poem
They have no need of our help
So do not tell me
These haggard faces could belong to you or me
Should life have dealt a different hand
We need to see them for who they really are
Chancers and scroungers
Layabouts and loungers
With bombs up their sleeves
Cut-throats and thieves
They are not
Welcome here
We should make them
Go back to where they came from
They cannot
Share our food
Share our homes
Share our countries
Instead let us
Build a wall to keep them out
It is not okay to say
These are people just like us
A place should only belong to those who are born there
Do not be so stupid to think that
The world can be looked at another way
(now read from bottom to top)

  1. CELEBRATING THE STORIES OF CANADA'S CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
This Far By Faith - Canada 150 campaign is now in full motion!
New videos are added weekly! Celebrate the stories of Canada's rich Christian heritage that shaped the free and democratic society we have today. Visit www.thisfarbyfaith.ca to hear the inspiring stories of Canadian life changers who have made a global impact. Our weekly Nation Building panel delves into the issues that matter most to Canadians. And in their own voices, Canada's First Peoples share visions of their Creator. Plus download a free mp3 of our theme song! All this and more at www.thisfarbyfaith.ca!

Crossroads Christian Communications Inc.
PO Box 5100, 1295 North Service Rd, Burlington ON L7R 4M2

  1. TVO Opportunity for Input

We want to hear from you!

Has TVO changed your life through the power of learning?

We're looking for dedicated viewers like you to share your experiences with us to help us shape how we tell Ontario's stories.

Contact Kathryn Liedeman, TVO's Development Officer, to learn more about how you can become involved in the future of TVO.

Kathryn Liedeman kliedeman@tvo.org


  1. Exposing Late Term Abortion

Want to hear an undercover phone call we commissioned in which a healthy mother at 30 (thirty) weeks of pregnancy secures an appointment to abort that healthy baby? I invite you to go to www.PriestsForLife.org/LateTermAbortion to hear it and to learn about our ongoing project of exposing late term abortion in this Country. 
On that page you will also see a link to a survey (abortionsurvey.org). Please share this survey not only with your pro-life friends but also those who consider themselves “pro-choice” or may be on the fence about abortion. Their answers will be very important in this effort.
Blessings,

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life, USA




Help Needed

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

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

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

Household Items Needed

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

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

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

28 hours per week, Tuesday to Friday.

Involves Clerical, Customer Service, and Financial Accounting responsibilities.

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

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Daily Chuckle
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Words of Wisdom
                      
Pagan Politics

 Victoria Garaitonandia Gisondi, Correspondence Associate, Priests for Life USA

Increasingly, I see in the correspondence I answer for Priests for Life a common but misguided attitude that clergy who encourage their congregations to apply political solutions to social or moral problems are crossing some legal line. They incorrectly apply “separation of Church and State” to support their view. One example of the complaints we’ve received says, “I am very offended at your attempt to inflict the Catholic Church into this political scene. What ever happened to the separation of Church & State?”

Our country’s forefathers thought it wise, in the First Amendment, to prevent the state from ever imposing a religion on the people. It does not mean they ever intended to silence the Church or to make government godless. Our forefathers valued free speech in the church just as much as in the public square. In fact, the American Revolution, the abolition of slavery and the civil rights movement would not have taken place without pastors preaching from pulpits!

When the Church ceases to talk about real issues affecting people, she becomes irrelevant. How can the Church be relevant to society, if the Church can’t proclaim the law of God to society? The Church is the voice of God’s law, the voice of conscience, and our moral guidance. Politics that don’t acknowledge the authority of God and His higher law become tyrannical. The problem is not that the Church is becoming too political; the problem is that politics have become too pagan. And it’s the role of the Church to correct that.



The Secret

     One day, one friend asked another, "How is it that you are always
  so happy?  You have so much energy, and you never seem to get
  down."

     With her eyes smiling, she said, "I know the Secret!"
  "What secret is that?" To which she replied, "I'll tell you all about it,
  but you have to promise to share the Secret with others."

     "The Secret is this: "I have learned there is little I can do in my
  life that will make me truly happy. I must depend on God to
  make me happy and to meet my needs.  When a need arises
  in my life, I have to trust God to supply according to HIS riches.".

     "I have learned most of the time I don't need half of what I think
  I do.  He has never let me down.  Since I learned that 'Secret',
  I am happy."

     The questioner's first thought was, "That's too simple!"  But upon
  reflecting over his own life he recalled how he thought a bigger
  house would make him happy, but it didn't!

     He thought a better paying job would make him happy, but it
  hadn't.

     When did he realize his greatest happiness?  Sitting on the floor
  with his grandchildren, playing games, eating pizza or reading a
  story, a simple gift from God.


     Now you know it too!  We can't depend on people
  to make us happy. Only GOD in His infinite wisdom can do
  that, Trust HIM!  And now I pass the Secret on to you!

  With My Love & Prayers,
       your servant Allen
                      at:  http://www.godsminute.org
  Apostle Paul Ministries, P O Box 55996, Hayward, CA 94545



                               Wash Day...........

Monday Wash Day 
Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so I
may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.

Tuesday  Ironing Day
Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles
of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may
see the beauty in others.

Wednesday Mending Day
O God, help me mend my ways so I will not
set a bad example for others.

Thursday Cleaning Day
Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been
hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

Friday Shopping Day
O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase
eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.

Saturday Cooking Day
Help me, my Savior, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and
serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.

Sunday  The Lord's Day   
O God, I have prepared my house for you. Please come into my
heart so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in your
presence.

   Now if this message has inspired you in any way or you
feel that it can brighten someone else's day, please forward
it.  Remember, to "Be kinder than necessary, for
everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."   Amen

All My Love & Prayers,
     Pastor Allen
       
                  at:  http://www.godsminute.com
Apostle Paul Ministries, P O Box 55996, Hayward, CA 94545




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