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Needs are great in Nepal — PWRDF

The earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 devastated a region from Kathmandu to Mount Everest, killing over 7000, damaging or destroying 700,000 houses, and destroying roads so that some remote districts are still only accessible by helicopter. PWRDF has been responding to the needs of those affected by the earthquake through the ACT Alliance,…

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Spaghetti dinner for local community

On 15 April, the parish invited members of the local community to be their guests at a special spaghetti dinner. The parish hall was packed with about 80 guests — some familiar faces and a number of new faces. What a great way to connect. The local community were invited to be the guests of…

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The future of world religions — Pew Research Center

The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world’s major religions, as well as by people switching faiths. Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major…

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Parish connects with local community

BUCKHORN Church has a long local history in the village By Marlys Kerkman, Special to The Examiner Monday, April 6, 2015 9:36:01 EDT AM Many times in this column there have been announcements of dinners and other activities at St.Matthew’s/St. Aidan’s Anglican Church in Buckhorn. What energetic, committed people they are, was my thought knowing…

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Beyond Gethsemane

Easter Homily by W. Glenn Empey Gethsemane is an interesting place. Well, better said, Gethsemane is an interesting concept to explore. Gethsemane is a place of darkness and anguish. For Jesus it was where he was betrayed by those closest to him, especially the one who worked out his strategy in his own kind of…

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WE MUST SPEAK OUT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM’ – JUSTIN WELBY

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has called on politicians, the Church and the media to speak out against the ‘creeping climate of fear and animosity’ at the launch of a new partnership to address the growing problem of violence against Christians. On one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar, Good Friday, hundreds…

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Diocese of Toronto connects

New 2014 outreach survey released There can be little doubt that we live in a world which is interconnected, intra-dependent and interrelated. As Christians, we hold to the biblical imperatives to love our neighbour and that all people are created and adored by God. Our baptismal vows bring us into the neighbourhood of other Christians…

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Leting go of the nets …

Homily for Third after Epiphany, 18 January 2015 Mark 1: 14-20 The Rev’d W. Glenn Empey   There they were just going about their normal workday or whatever their normal daily routine was. Along comes Jesus and ‘ka-boom’ they are following Jesus. They change their normal routine and immediately respond to Jesus’ call. When you…

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Christmas Feast at Buckhorn School

On 17 December, members of St. Matthew – St. Aidan’s parish were invited to a sumptuous Christmas Feast at the Buckhorn Pubic School. The formal invitation was sent to the parish by Ms Mary Lou Wright, Principal of the school. The feast was catered by the culinary students from the Lakefield District Intermediate and Secondary…

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We can only imagine…

Reflections for Remembrance 2014 Buckhorn Community Cenotaph 9 November by The Rev’d W. Glenn Empey What mother in Canada would ever, ever have thought that standing ceremonial guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa would have been anything other than an act of which to be very…