Archive for May 2015

Plant and bake sale… fun and success

The annual plant and bake sale was to begin at 9 am but people were lining up at 7:30 which just goes to show you: “The early bird does catch the worm”. From then on, there was a steady stream of customers for both the baked goods and the perennial plants. Olive and Eunice were the key…

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Bed kit project news

One of numerous outreach initiatives supported by the parish is the Bed Kit project with Sleeping Children Around the World. The parish ACW recently received a photo of the children, from the Pune region of India, who have benefited from their contribution to that programme. Bed kits contain over 30 items to enhance a child’s…

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Canada Supreme Court rules on public prayer

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the municipal council in the Quebec town of Saguenay cannot open its meetings with a prayer. In a unanimous decision [in mid-April], the country’s top court said reciting a Catholic prayer at council meetings infringes on freedom of conscience and religion. The ruling puts an end to an…

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No longer slaves…

Homily for Easter VI, John 15: 9-17 by The Rev’d Glenn Empey   “Abide”, that’s a lovely word, I’d say, as I mentioned last week. I’ve always taken it to mean to dwell in or to live in. When I checked that in my favourite dictionary [Oxford], I was surprised to see that that usage…

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Needs are great in Nepal — PWRDF

The earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 devastated a region from Kathmandu to Mount Everest, killing over 7000, damaging or destroying 700,000 houses, and destroying roads so that some remote districts are still only accessible by helicopter. PWRDF has been responding to the needs of those affected by the earthquake through the ACT Alliance,…

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Spaghetti dinner for local community

On 15 April, the parish invited members of the local community to be their guests at a special spaghetti dinner. The parish hall was packed with about 80 guests — some familiar faces and a number of new faces. What a great way to connect. The local community were invited to be the guests of…

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The future of world religions — Pew Research Center

The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world’s major religions, as well as by people switching faiths. Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major…

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