Hey, see on this page under “Featured Events & Service” where it says “No Upcoming Events” … are you looking? did you find it? …. well, that’s just not true. All Saints has lots going on. The only thing that’s not happening right now is our Facebook events feed to this webpage. (This is due to issues with Facebook that are too lengthy to explain here and involve things like API changes, page plugins, and widget workarounds … all things I will have to Google later.) In the meantime, we invite you to keep an eye on events postings here or to visit our Facebook page directly.
Join our vibrant, committed community of Christ Followers as our new part-time Youth & Children’s Minister! We are looking for a leader who, for 20 hours each week, will help us to inspire and encourage our children and young people in their lives of faith.
If you are looking for an opportunity to put your faith to work in the lives of youth while you pursue your studies or other employment, this might be a great fit for you. This position will work closely with the Assistant Curate, with leadership from the Incumbent.
The Children & Youth Minister will exhibit the following gifts and skills:
- Theological training
- Ability to share the Gospel with kids & youth in an easy to understand way
- Openness to questions and diverse theological views as expressed by our youth
- Fun-loving and collaborative with our dedicated lay leaders
- Responsible and safety-conscious
- Strong writing skills (able to prepare a simple written report for Vestry)
- Musical ability is an asset
- Familiarity with Youth Alpha programming
- Police check and screening is a requirement
All Saints’ is a Christ-centred community that seeks
to share the message of God’s love and put faith into action.
Interested candidates should contact: The Rev. Molly Finlay at email@example.com or (905) 668-5101 ext. 24
September 24 2017 was Social Media Sunday! Parishioners used their smartphones (during the service!) to submit a one-word reflection on the message of the sermon or liturgy. The responses were collected digitally to generate the above word cloud. The bigger the word, the more often it was suggested. The graphic was shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Social Media Sunday is an annual global event for churches. It’s a chance for Christians to show how we can be and do church online, and have an affirming Godly presence on the social media landscape.
“This church acknowledges being on the traditional territories of …”
At the opening of our Sunday worship on June 18, Cecile Wagar, Senator of the Oshawa and Durham Region Metis Council, led the congregation in a ceremony to dedicate a stone and plaque that acknowledges the Mississaugas of Scugog Island, the Iroquoian-speaking Wendat, and the 1923 Williams Treaties First Nations as the traditional owners of the land on which the church now stands and has done for 151 years. The indigenous lands marker is a symbol of All Saints’ ongoing commitment to pursuing truth, justice, reconciliation and healing for the children of God.
The All Our Relations Metis Drum Circle provided drumming and spiritual music of First Nations and Metis heritage, and the congregation processed to the front lawn and formed a circle around the stone marker for a smudging and blessing ceremony. The smudging feather and bowl were returned to the chancel steps for the service, filling the sanctuary with the scent of cedar, sage and tobacco as the Canon Vail delivered a moving homily on the Gospel call to pursue justice and the wholeness of the human family, so that we all might live in right relationships with each other and with the Creator.
from you every family in heaven and earth takes its name.
You have rooted and grounded us
in your covenant love,
and empowered us by your Spirit
to speak the truth in love,
and to walk in your way towards justice and wholeness.
Mercifully grant that your people,
journeying together in partnership,
may be strengthened and guided
to help one another to grow into the full stature of Christ,
who is our light and our life. Amen