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Christmas wishes from Today 4 Tomorrow

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Christmas wishes from Today 4 Tomorrow

Your generous giving to Today 4 Tomorrow throughout this year reflects the true spirit of Christmas and will continue to provide hope and encouragement to so many people in our community: Centre 454, Trinity Drop-In Centre, Cornerstone Housing for Women, First Peoples, Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre, Youth Internship Program, St Luke’s Table and The Well. Thank you!

To learn more about Today 4 Tomorrow, or to give, visit our webpage at

Giving Our Thanks & Praise Workshops 2019

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Giving Our Thanks & Praise WorkshopsStewardship is a core element of Christian practice. It is how we follow Jesus in our daily lives and live his mission as a parish. Giving Our Thanks & Praise is a guide and resource to increase giving, generosity, and gratitude in your congregation to support God’s Mission.

It also aims to shift conversation to inspiring faithful living and participation in God’s mission, rather than merely funding a budget.

You can start anywhere or anytime, building on what is in place in your parish to further serve the mission of God in your community.

To help you get started, Clergy and Lay representatives from the Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa Centre, and Ottawa West Deaneries are invited to our Giving Our Thanks & Praise workshop. Led by Susan Graham Walker from the Anglican Church of Canada, the day will include a presentation and workshop on congregational resources for a faithful, intentional, and generous response to God’s Mission.

This workshop will introduce a program that:

  • Is grounded in Anglican theology and culture
  • Will inspire people to participate in God’s mission through gratitude and generosity
  • Can be adapted and customized to the context of their congregation
  • Engages people in deepening their faith and understanding of discipleship
  • Offers ways os inspiring, inviting, and thanking people in support of God’s mission
  • Contains tools required to implement a strong giving program
  • Registration includes refreshments and lunch.
  • Each registered parish will receive a free Giving our Thanks & Praise package.

Presented by Susan Graham Walker,
Resource for Mission, Anglican Church of Canada

*Giving Our Thanks & Praise is a parish program to promote stewardship – generosity, giving and gratitude. It is developed by and designed for clergy and lay people in the Anglican Church of Canada. Its development was supported by a 2017 Ministry Investment Fund grant. Staffing for this project is facilitated through a partnership between the Philanthropy Unit of the United Church of Canada and the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.



Date: March 30, 2019 for the deaneries of Arnprior, Carleton and Lanark
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Location: To be added
Date: June 1, 2019 for the deaneries of Pembroke, Pontiac Renfrew and West Quebec,
Date: September 21 or the deaneries of Ottawa East and Stormont.

(full details to come)

Dream Catcher Workshop

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Come to a workshop and make your choice of dream catcher. Your fee includes all materials, a story and teaching of the dream catcher, a Tobacco prayer and finger food pot-luck. You will take home a small 6-inch dream catcher ($30) or a wedding ring dream catcher ($45) with two 6-inch rings attached side by side.

Saturday, December 15, 10:00 – 3:00 pm; 7 Sidney Street (near Preston and Carling), Ottawa, Ont. Ages 16 and up. Fee $30 or $45. Contact Daniel at 613-680-1358 or email at


Interfaith/Ecumenical officer report for November

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Just a few brief thoughts about my last two meetings.
The Capital Region Interfaith Council met for our AGM. This was a time of reflection and election of our new officers for the year. That was most of the meeting’s activity, however we did vote money to restore the CRIC website so I am hopeful that in the New Year I will be able to pass on that URL to you for those interested in the ongoing work of CRIC.
At the Christian Council we took a fair amount of time hearing from MAP Reintegration ( MAP stands for Mentorship, Aftercare, Presence. This is a largely volunteer organization, local to the Ottawa area, which helps people released from prison make the transition into Canadian society. They have a well respected track record of helping to prevent re-offending through their work to support ex-prisoners to find housing, jobs, and community; the very things that help them to establish stable, active lives on the outside of prison. It is an impressive program that saves both lives and the Canadian taxpayer. Please go to the website for more information. While MAP’s funding was lost some years ago, they have continued to carry on with a shoestring budget. If you would like to contribute to this organization financially or volunteer please go to their website. We were all very impressed with their work, especially considering the financial constrains under which they work. — the Rev. John Wilker-Blakley

Synod 2018 Election Results

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Election Results, Synod 2018
Advisory Panel on Termination of Clerical Appointments
Rev. Canon Catherine Ascah; St. John the Evangelist, Smiths Falls
Ven. Peter Crosby; St. Thomas the Apostle, Ottawa
John McBride; St. Matthew’s, Ottawa

General Synod
Rev. Canon Beth Bretzlaff; St. John the Evangelist, Ottawa
Kim Chadsey; St. Thomas the Apostle, Ottawa
Ann Chaplin; St. John the Evangelist, Ottawa
Lizzy Jones; Youth Delegate
John McBride; St. Matthew’s, Ottawa
Canon Monica Patten; St. John the Evangelist, Ottawa
Ven. David Selzer; Executive Archdeacon
Rev. Monique Stone; Julian of Norwich, Ottawa
Rev. Mark Whittall; St. Alban’s, Ottawa and St-Bernard-de-Clairvaux

Diocesan Council
Rev. Geoff Chapman (Bishop’s Appointee); Epiphany, Ottawa
Rev. Tim Kehoe; Parish of Renfrew-Pontiac
Rev. Jon Martin; Parish of South Dundas
Canon Monica Patten (Bishop’s Appointee); St. John the Evangelist, Ottawa
Rev. Victoria Scott (Bishop’s Appointee); St. Luke’s, Ottawa
Garry Smith; St. James, Manotick
Continuing: Rev. Canon Catherine Ascah, Rev. Deacon Peter Cazaly, Rt. Rev. John Chapman (Chair); Rev. Simone Hurkmans, Pat Leach, Canon Robin MacKay (Chancellor), Peter Martin, Rev. Eric Morin, Very Rev. Shane Parker (Vice-Chair), Alan Preston, Ashley Russell, Georges Tadros, and Rev. John Wilcox

Trinity College Corporation
Jane Waterston
The Rev. Canon Roger Young

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