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Growing in Giving 2019 What is a Tithing “demonstration” Sunday?



Growing in Giving 2019 What is a Tithing “demonstration” Sunday?

What is a Tithing Sunday? Many church congregations have found value in creating an opportunity to physically see and experience what tithing would mean for the church community and its individual members. You’ll remember the Chair of our Stewardship Team, Mike Toole, talked about a stewardship initiative this Fall at Christ Church Cathedral. During the […]

Growing in Giving 2019 – A Giving FAQ



Growing in Giving 2019 – A Giving FAQ

1. A Giving FAQ What about stewardship? What is stewardship and why is giving important? God is the source of all we have. Making a portion of what God has given in time, talent and treasure is pleasing to God. Stewardship refers especially to the teaching of Jesus where the steward is the one who […]

Season of Creation 2019 Scripture Notes



Season of Creation 2019 Scripture Notes

The Sundays during the Season of Creation, 01 September – 04 October 2019 will help us to focus on this year’s theme: “The Web of Life.” 01 September | 08 September | 15 September | 22 September | 29 September Sunday, 01 September 2019 Jeremiah 2:4-13The passage speaks of God protecting Israel during their wandering […]

Giving Policy at Christ Church Cathedral



Giving Policy at Christ Church Cathedral

Perhaps the first question that will be asked: “Why does Christ Church Cathedral need a giving policy?” Every organization with the privledge of being considered a registered charity needs a giving policy. The Canadian Revenue Agency grants charitable status to organizations that meet very strict requirements. Churches, at least at the moment, are among them. […]

Why we do what we do – the Anglican Communion



Why we do what we do – the Anglican Communion

What is the Anglican Communion? The Anglican Communion is one of the world’s largest Christian communities. It has tens of millions of members in more than 165 countries around the globe. Anglicanism is one of the traditions or expressions of Christian faith. Others include Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran and Baptist. The Communion is organised […]

The problem with plastic



The problem with plastic

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in 2019 will consider a motion to encourage Anglicans across the country to both curtail purchase of and, reduce reliance on, single use plastics. The proposed motion includes developing resources to assist local efforts to those ends. Plastic products are produced from oil, a non-renewable resource. […]

The Sacrament of Holy Unction



The Sacrament of Holy Unction

Holy Unction There are seven Sacraments recognized in the Anglican Church. Two are referred to as “Gospel” or “Greater” sacraments, the other five, of which Unction is one, as “Lesser” sacraments. All operate according to the Book of Common Prayer definition: “a sacrament is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.” […]