Today’s Children Are Watching

By Brenda Still September 14, 2021 Brenda Still As an early childhood educator, I have a “kid filter” in my brain. I know that children watch everything we adults do. They listen to our conversations, they watch our body language, and—no matter how hard we try—they hear and see what is broadcast on the news and […]

Grieving for our children

By NII K’AN KWSDINS (JERRY ADAMS) October 1, 2021 A version of this piece appeared in June on the website of the diocese of New Westminster. Nii K’an Kwsdins (Jerry Adams) The May discovery of the remains of 215 children who were buried on the grounds of the Kamloops Residential School, and the discovery of […]

Why I Joined Climate Justice Niagara

By Emily Pfau  When I joined in on a Zoom meeting last Fall for Niagara in Action, I had no idea how much it would impact me. I had been involved in Niagara Anglican Youth Ministry through my parish, St. Michael’s in Hamilton, and through that I learned of this other opportunity. The presenters that day were both speaking about “Purging Plastic,” one from […]

A Gift of a Lifetime

by Gillian Doucet Campbell Growing up, my parents didn’t talk much about money.  “That’s not unusual,” says Greg Kippers, CFP, Wealth Advisor with ScotiaMcLeod and diocesan volunteer supporting parishioners to learn more about estate and financial planning through group presentations.  Kippers says, “As I began my career, I came to learn the value of encouraging […]

Your Will: A Personal Story of Values

by Gillian Doucet Campbell, MA, CFRE Growing up it was not uncommon to hear my mother say, “money doesn’t grow on trees.” But it was my father who reminded us that as with anything, it’s best to have a healthy balance. He would say, “It’s good to plan for the future but you still need […]

Faith Informed Giving

By Gillian Doucet Campbell “Intentional stewardship has discipleship as the goal; more money for the church is a bonus.” This is what researcher and consultant Lori Guenther-Reesor shares from her work with churches across Canada. Stewardship is different from fundraising. But we have too often conflated the two in our parishes. While giving financially and […]

Delving into the Meaning of National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We asked several people in our diocese for their reflections on what the day means for them, and for our ongoing work of reconciliation. The […]

Training Leaders for God’s Mission

The Niagara School for Missional Leadership officially launches this fall with a slate of eight courses. “The Niagara School for Missional Leadership is the matrix of sharing and learning the best practices and the best theological thinking for building—with God’s leading—the future of the Church,” says Bishop Susan Bell. The school’s mission is to be […]

Reflecting on Sacred Circle

The tenth gathering of Sacred Circle, the national decision-making body for Indigenous Anglicans in Canada, happened over three days from July 15 to 17. The Opening of Sacred Circle took place on at Six Nations of the Grand River, with the lighting of the sacred fire. The theme of this year’s Sacred Circle was “Returning Home: Remembering the Lost.” Since […]