Choosing to Stay

I met God on the flat prairie of central Saskatchewan. As a teenager, I would ride my bike from my parent’s farm to the top of the nearest “hill” at sunset and view three hundred and sixty unbroken degrees of prairie landscape. My instinctive response was an awareness of God

Foodgrains Bank named one of Canada’s top 10 charities for fourth year running

A celebration of a nation-wide community of people who care about ending world hunger—that’s what being named to Charity Intelligence’s list of 2021 Canada’s Top 10 Impact charities means for Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The annual list by Charity Intelligence examines the impact per dollar donated to an organization. It’s the

CMU Students Featured with Mennonite Community Orchestra

Winnipeg, MB, October 31, 2021 – Two accomplished students of Canadian Mennonite University will collaborate with the Mennonite Community Orchestra to present a pandemic silence-breaking concert. Anna Schwartz, a third-year student at CMU, is the composer of Prairie Sunrise, which the orchestra will perform. Anna is a double major in piano

Advent and Christmas Services

All Saints November 28 at 4 p.m. – Advent Procession with Carols December 19 at 11 a.m. – Christmas Lessons and Carols December 24 at 3 p.m. – Christmas Eucharist and Carols (joint all-age service with saint benedict’s table) December 24 at 11 p.m. – Christmas Eve Eucharist All Saints

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Over the last 13 years, I’ve often been asked, “Why the Anglican church?” It’s a question that has arisen as I’ve made a return to church life, discerned a path to ordination, and, ultimately, been ordained into the priesthood. As I venture through various points in my life, I routinely

November Magazine 2021

November’s issue is devoted to the stories of people who have felt called to the church—those who have chosen to stay. In our first feature, Theo Robinson gives a testimony of his journey towards becoming one of Canada’s first transgender priests in the Anglican Church. Lynda Wolf writes about her first encounters

Messages from the Bishop – October 29, 2021

Dear Rupert’s Land friends, It is an honour to announce, and with joy, that The Venerable Helen Kennedy was elected on the second ballot of the episcopal election in the Diocese of Qu’Appelle. Please join with me in congratulating Helen, and offering prayer for her and the parish of St

Some Thoughts on Northern Foodways

Whenever I tell people that I have worked among Inuit for sustained periods, I am inevitably asked, “Do Inuit really eat their meat raw?” The answer is a qualified yes. First, eating raw meat (mikigiaq) is part of a much broader system of cuisine. Unlike most peoples in the world,

Employment Opportunity: Communications and Content Management Coordinator

The Canadian Conference of MB Churches (CCMBC) and Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (MBCM) seeks to hire 1 FTE Communications and content Management Coordinator, shared between both organizations in the following way: CCMBC 0.6 FTE MBCM 0.4 FTE Staff in this position must identify with and represent the Christian motivation

St. Thomas Anglican grateful for leadership of Dianne Lambert

St. Thomas Anglican Church in Morden has been blessed with the ministry Dianne Lambert has offered as our parish rep for Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. Last year, Dianne suggested to the Vestry that we focus on a particular ministry need highlighted by PWRDF and have donations go to

Food, Power, and Personhood

There is a scene in the book of Acts where certain members of the community complain because their widows are neglected in the distribution of food. To ensure fairness, the Apostles appoint seven men to oversee the distribution. This passage, often interpreted as the first appointing of deacons, connects the

All Are Welcome at the Banquet Table

The following article is a revised version of a sermon given by Cathy Campbell in July 2021.  This summer, the Revised Common Lectionary focused five Sunday gospel readings on John Chapter Six. The readings invited us to reflect on both physical and spiritual matters surrounding food. We started with attention

AFC’S Say Yes! to Kids proposals total more than $500,000!

The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) has received an unprecedented wave of applications from across Canada in response to the Say Yes! to Kids Request for Proposals (RFP). “In the history of AFC, we have never seen anything like this kind of energy around a grant cycle,” says The Rev. Canon Dr.

Healing Harvest: Amanda Wallin Shares Bounty of Knowledge

Amanda Wallin has two names. The first is her birth name. The second is Black Cloud Woman, given to her when she was 25 at a sweat lodge ceremony in a place called Spirit Island. “I was told I was part of the Bear Clan and that my name was

October Magazine 2021

October’s issue is all about food. From farming and harvesting, to preparation, to mealtime. We eat food to survive, but also to experience pleasure and comfort. Food has the power to make us feel whole and alive in ourselves, and when we share it, whole and alive with each other. For

AFC Board appoints new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott Brubacher to the position of Executive Director beginning October 18, 2021. Dr. Brubacher will succeed the Rev. Canon Dr. Judy Rois who retires on October 15, 2021. Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate,

The Wistful Wisdom of Lucy Dacus

Like many adolescents with an appetite for angst and idealism, I documented my teenage years with a diary. My diary included confessional material such as grievances with my sisters, lamentations over crushes, and my frustrations about being a benchwarmer on the varsity soccer team. It would be nothing short of

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation – Bishop’s Message

September 24, 2021 The Diocese of Rupert’s Land September 30, 2021 The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Dear Disciples, Greetings in Christ, who leads to repentance and healing. This coming week we shall observe and honour The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, may it be for all a


The theme for November’s magazine is Saints in Light.

In this month’s magazine, Chenene Layne, Coordinator of Spiritual Care Education at St Boniface Hospital, reflects on the art of “being” rather than “doing” alongside those who are suffering, and the meaningfulness of caring presence in our most difficult times.

Next, Jane Barter writes about capitalist expropriation of art and artistic creation in her review of “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” in which highly mediated “immersive experiences” of the artist’s work distort, simplify, and exploit Van  Gogh’s personal anguish and his artistic output.

Finally, an interview with renowned iconographer Vera Senchuk explores Orthodox understandings of saints and iconography, and the iconographer’s task of “searching for the light” of Christ in the writing of icons

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