Bake Sale for Cancer Research After the 9:30 and 11:00am services on Sunday, April 22nd, Josh Marcon will be putting on a fundraiser for his upcoming participation in the Relay for Life. Donations of baked goods are more than welcome as are hungry bellies and small change!
Alpha is an opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith.
Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. No two Alphas look the same–they run in coffee shops, churches, bars, prisons, universities, schools and homes. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. All sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect, relax and build friendships.
The talks are designed to be engaging and inspire conversation. Usually around 30 minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas about the talk without being corrected or judged. There’s no obligation to say anything; it’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective.
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, calls 'Thy Kingdom Come' the most exciting thing he's been a part of in his entire ministry. Anglican churches around the world are joining together to pray between Ascension Day and the Day of Pentecost. And the people are praying in particular for their friends, family, and neighbours to come to know Jesus.
Our deanery will be hosting a 'kickoff' event on Wed, May 9th and our parish will be exploring different ways we can all participate in this meaningful movement. Please begin thinking and praying about who you would like to specifically pray during 'Thy Kingdom Come'.
Join us on Thursday, May 10th at 7:30pm in the Parlour. We'll have some updates on the Growing Healthy Stewards program and discussing exciting Anniversary celebrations to be held this Fall.
A reminder that ALL PARISHIONERS are welcome to attend!
CELEBRATING ST. MATTHEW'S 70TH ANNIVERSARY IN MUSIC Save the date - Saturday, May 12th 7:00 p.m. Thomas Gonder will be performing a very special organ concert on Saturday, May 12th @ 7pm to celebrate St. Matt's 70th. Thought the concert we will provide vignettes of the history of St. Matt's, and our excitement about the future. Please mark this date in your calendar and begin inviting people to this great occasion!
MESSY CHURCH FIESTA Are you looking for a way to reach families who are not in your church on Sundays? Have you started a Messy Church and want to find new ideas, discuss challenges and connect with other MC leaders? Join Messy Church leaders for a day to learn about Messy Church, network and share ideas at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Islington 3962 Bloor St., West, Toronto ON M9B 1M3 from10:00am to 3:00pm, on Saturday, May 12th hosted by seasoned Messy Church leaders! Cost is $25.00 each (or $20.00 ea for a team of 3 or more) and includes activities, lunch and lots of handouts to take away. If you have any questions about the Messy Fiesta program – Sue Kalbfleisch 905-648-0302 or email@example.com.
St. Anne's Group will meet on for lunch at noon at the Chelsea House Restaurant, 7 John St., Port Credit. on Tuesday May 15th .Choice of the menu offered. If any ladies of the parish/ community are interested in attending please confirm your attendance with Verna Wilkinson, Bea Wright or Bertha Anstey prior to May 7th.
This will be our last get together before the summer break.
Meet the Nominees Town Hall Gatherings
In preparation for our upcoming Episcopal Election on June 9, 2018 a series of “Meet the Nominees Town Hall Gatherings” have been planned across the Diocese. These gatherings are intended to assist Anglicans in our Diocese, particularly members of Synod and Youth Members to Synod, to get to know the nominees. You are free to attend any of the gatherings as may be most convenient for you.
AREA OPEN FORUM ~ September 19, 7pm at St. John the Baptist, Dixie, 719 Dundas St E. Bishop Jenny will listen to the hopes and concerns of the clergy and lay people about the future of the Area and the advancement of ministry objectives. So, if you are excited about the future of gospel ministry in YCV, the Bishop wants to hear from you. If you are committed to a culture of trust, shared expectations, and clear communication, the Bishop wants to see you there. If you would like to register for the Forum, click here.