Welcome! Scroll through the notes below to see what’s happening this fall in the way of fellowship and faith formation, and to learn about ways to be more involved in the mission of ministry of the church. See also UPCOMING SERVICES for regular Sunday services and special worship celebrations.
From February 20 to March 19 inclusive, with an option to extend into the Second Week of Easter, this is a Zoom- based multi-media discussion group that will follow Simon Peter’s journey with Jesus. Come to one, some or all sessions.
“By following Peter’s journey, we watch the story of Jesus unfold through the eyes of a very normal human trying to figure it all out—just like us.”
This learning and discussion Lenten series (developed by A Sanctified Art) includes weekly Scripture and reflections with art, hymns, poetry, commentary, and journaling prompts. Digital and print copies of the devotional will be available to read at your own pace, but we will be coming together on Tuesday nights under the leadership of Arleane, Jacky, Deacon Joanne and Mthr Jennifer to look at the ways our own stories are reflected in Peter’s faith journey.
Join the Zoom Lenten Bible Studyhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/83074404003Meeting ID: 830 7440 4003
Click here to access the devotional. You will be asked for a password. It has been announced in church (lent24) but if you have trouble, contact the office or one of the study leaders–Arleane, Jacky, Joanne or Mthr Jennifer–for assistance.
Our Annual General Vestry Meeting will be held on Sunday February 25th, 2024 following a 10AM service.
Please check the 2024 Vestry List to ensure you are listed as a voting member. The listing has also been posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.
View or download the 2023 Annual Report to Members
If you have any questions please reach out to Maria at email@example.com.
Ways to Be More Involved
All Saints has 35+ ministry groups for you to get involved with! Plus loads of events and committees where you can contribute your talents. There is a place for you! For example,
- Men’s Group meets the 3rd Saturday of every month in the parish hall.
- St. Margaret’s Guild (Women’s Group) meets Thursdays for fellowship and fundraising projects
- Choir rehearses every Thursday
- Parent and Tot Drop-In (stories, songs and fellowship) happens on the 4th Thursday of every month from 10-11:30am
- Youth Group (ages 12-17) meets the last Friday of every month at 7pm.
- Young Adult Ministry (20 and 30-somethings) meets once a month, alternating between Sat. breakfast and a mid-week potluck supper
- Rainbow Ministry Group is 2SLGBTQ+ working group for education and social events
There’s also current volunteer opportunities with the Knitting Club, Chancel Guild (for Sunday set up and flower arranging); Digital Vergers (Sunday worship tech team), Deacon’s Cupboard Food Bank, and the Community Garden. Reach out to group leaders or contact one of All Saints clergy to learn more about ways to offer your time and talent.
This month, courtesy of the Stewardship Team, you can check out some ministry groups and committees in detail right here!
Serving through Giving
All Saints relies on donations to accomplish its ministry work in the community. Please consider donating through Canada Helps or sending a request to become a pre-authorized giver. The church also has many special projects and ongoing campaigns to help encourage financial or material donations. Consider the following
Reconciliation with our Indigenous Siblings
As a congregation we continue to educate ourselves on the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the work to date towards reconciliation.
Alongside our educational pursuits, All Saints has also committed to praying for and raising funds for The Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh (Big Beaver House) in Northern Ontario in partnership with PWRDF. In 2022 funds are being raised for a purchase of a new water truck in Kingfisher Lake.Kingfisher Lake has a population of 500 people on reserve, most of whom access water through tanks attached to their homes and a water delivery system from the treatment plant. Roads are rough, wear and tear on the vehicles is significant, repair parts are hard to come by, and the population is growing. A new water truck will significantly increase the reliability of clean, running water in this community. You can read more about this and donate by visiting https://pwrdf.org/WATER-PROJECT/
Other Online Educational Resources
- The TRC Final Report (2015)
- 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation report
- calls 71-76 about Missing children and burial information
- Anglican Church of Canada’s Reconciliation Toolkit
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- CBC’s 10 books about residential schools to read with kids
- “Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts” documentary
- “We Were Children” documentary
- “Indigenous Canada”, online course offered by the University of Alberta