Casting a Vision for Mission with All Saints

By Susie Kim As the missioner for the Durand, Kirkendall North, Strathcona, and Central neighbourhoods in Hamilton, I think of myself as a kind of Christian-at-large for the area. Christians can fall into the trap of cloistering ourselves with like-minded people: I hope to model a life rooted in prayer and discipleship which involves being […]

Niagara School for Missional Leadership Looks to Winter Term

Eight courses are being planned for the winter 2022 term of the Niagara School for Missional Leadership (NSML), which will run from February through March. Three courses will be offered for the first time, including Gillian Doucet Campbell’s course on thinking missionally about stewardship. Canon Christyn Perkons will be leading a course on developing a parish Mission […]

Presence and Prayer: Christ’s Church Cathedral Opens Its Doors to New Ministries

Dean Tim Dobbin and Assistant Curate Rob Jones have started to realize a dream for transforming the way Christ’s Church Cathedral serves as both the geographical and spiritual heart of the Diocese of Niagara. Christ’s Church Cathedral is supporting two new opportunities for mission and missional support: Open Cathedral and the Community of Prayer. Dean […]

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 […]

Order of Niagara: Honouring Faithful Ministry to the Church

A Selection of Profiles from 2021 Order of Niagara Awardees Each year, parishes are invited to nominate a person for the Order of Niagara, someone who has faithfully given of themselves to their parish, diocese, and the wider Church. It is an important way of honouring the vital ministry of lay people in the diocese. […]

The Missionality of Summer Prayer Walks

By, The Reverend Fran Wallace “I have not done a prayer walk before, but this experience has given me the opportunity to interact more deeply with our group. We shared our love for walking, and admired the beauty of God’s creation. Isn’t it amazing? We prayed, and gave thanks for being there. Blessed be God […]

Kitchen Bees Mark Delivery of 8000th Meal

By Alexis Mimacho Since starting the program back in April 2020, the Kitchen Bees have made over 8000 meals and worked with 75 volunteers from the community. The Kitchen Bees program is an outreach project of the Church of the Apostles in Guelph. The program works hard to help keep the community fed with high quality ingredients, […]

Pilot Courses Tested Ahead of Fall Launch

Months before the pandemic disrupted many the patterns and practices of ministry and accelerated the shift to the digital realm, the people of Niagara had already discerned the need for a new kind of learning environment. The diocesan Mission Action Plan (MAP) envisions the Niagara School for Missional Leadership as a space where lay and […]

Niagara School for Missional Leadership Pilots Courses

After months of discernment, planning, and hard work, the Niagara School for Missional Leadership is taking shape, and the first of two pilot courses will be offered in February. One of the foundational elements of the diocesan Mission Action Plan (MAP) is the creation of a school for missional leadership in the diocese, as an […]