June 8th Parish Update

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We are a diverse community growing in the presence of the living Jesus, proclaiming the gospel and seeking to connect with the wider community and each other, through faith, worship and service

Truth & Reconciliation

Krystyna and Barb Downey ringing the bells at Christ Church!

The Bells they Have been ringing! 
Thank you to everyone who has been ringing the bells at all three churches! We are about half way through the 1181 rings and there have been a wonderful array of community members involved. You can see photos of the bellringers on our website on the right hand side of front page of the site.

The Community / Anglican Church of Canada Article by Pastor Monique
I was pleased to participate on the final day of activities at the Governor General Residence and wrote a reflection that has been published through the Anglican Church of Canada. I offer it to you HERE

Your continued prayers for the next steps of the TRC will be most helpful! We will have a special service on June 21st to honour National Aboriginal Day of Prayer. Our final bell ringing will take place during all three church services that day. Please consider the following prayer for your own devotions: 

In speaking and hearing and acting upon the Truth may we as individuals and as a nation meet the hope of a new beginning.
Great Creator God who desires that all creation live in harmony and peace, Remembering the Children we dare to dream of a Path of Reconciliation where apology from the heart leads to healing of the heart and the chance of restoring the circle, where justice walks with all, where respect leads to true partnership, where the power to change comes from each heart. Hear our prayer of hope, and guide this country of Canada on a new and different path. Amen.

It's Muffin Time at West Carleton Secondary School!
If you can provide some muffins for the first day of exams please do! The students at West love this special treat and they are so appreciative!
Muffin Day is Wednesday June 17th. Please drop off muffins to the Parish Hall kitchen on Tuesday June 16th or between 8am and 9am on Wednesday the 17th.

Thanks tons!

This Week at the Parish..

Please Note there are no Wednesday services until September.

Sunday, June 14th
9am @ Christ Church with Rev. Monique
10:30am @ St. James with Rev. Monique
11am @ St. Johns with Rev. Rick
Please note the time of the service for this Sunday at St. John's was incorrect... the service is at 11am this coming Sunday (NOT 4pm).

Here are this Sunday's readings

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Psalm 20 
2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17
Mark 4:26-34

Other Church Activities:

  • Centering Prayer at the Parish Hall at 1pm on Wednesday (May 27)
  • Choir Practice at St. James on Wednesday at 6:45
Community Use of Space:
  • AA at Christ Church on Wednesday night
St. James Cemetery Service this Sunday
Last week's service at Christ Church was a lovely time of reconnecting with friends and family.

These services are a wonderful opportunity to honour our history and the generations of parishioners who have gone before us. Please consider inviting a person you might know who has an ancestor buried in one of our cemeteries.

Sunday, June 14th @ 2:30pm ~ St. James Cemetery Service

Community Events

Chartwell Kanata is hosting a FitMinds Workshop Series that is free for all seniors ~ WEEKLY from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Don’t Retire Your Brain – Rewire It!!
Join us each week to help improve YOUR brain health.  Sessions are COMPLIMENTARY!
June 9th – Respect
June 16th – Perseverance
June 24th - Responsibility
20 Shirley’s Brook Drive, Kanata
613-663-2967 x 13692 •

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -- Canada Day in Carp is back ...
The Huntley Community Association is hosting our 2nd Annual Seniors Appreciation Breakfast at the Mess Hall and again we have partnered with the Diefenbunker for family activites, 10-2.

The Breakfast will remain unchanged from 2014, but we have added considerably more activities at the Bunker.

Please see the list of available shifts/activities below.

As always, your contribution to the Huntley Community Association is greatly appreciated.

If you can help out, please contact Charlene Johnson at

Tues June 30th: Transporting bbq,tables, garbage cans to the Mess Hall and Bunker

Weds July 1 - Senior's Breakfast at the Mess Hall  
7:00 -9:00 Set up, Decorating, cooking, serving for breakfast (8 people)
8:30-11:30 Cooking, serving, clean up at breakfast (6 people)

Weds July 1 - Activities at the Diefenbunker 
9:00 - Transporting food, drinks, popcorn machine, cake to the bunker (6)
9:00 - Tent set up (4)
10:00-1:00 BBQ (4)
12:30 - 3:00 BBQ, clean up, return items to ODR (4)
9:30 - 11:30 Accept food access items (2)
11:30 - 1:30 Accept food access items (2)
1:30 - 3:00 Pack items and delivery to the food accss centre (3)
9:30 - 12:00 Make, sell popcorn (3)
11:30 - 2:00 Make, sell popcorn (3)
12:30 - 1:30 Serve Birthday cake and clean up (3)
9:30 - 11:30 Help out with carnival games (7)
11:00 - 1:00 Help out with carnival games (7)  
12:30 - 2:30 Help out with carnival games (7)
2:00 - 3:00 Tear down and return bbq, tables, garbage, supplies to ODR
Three of our youth are attending the Junior Youth Retreat. If there are any others who would like to attend please register right away.

Please see the poster below:
Other Youth News:
  • Youth Group will resume in September
  • We will soon be starting to plan for our CLAY trip that will happen in August 2016. Please contact me right away to let me know if your youth is interested in this exciting and awesome trip!
  • The Anglican Parish of Huntley will hand out it's first Graduation Scholarship this year as the first of our five year commitment to the newly formed 'Sources of Strength Scholarship':
    The Sources of Strength Scholarship, funded by The Anglican Parish of Huntley recognizes a student in the school who is deemed to demonstrate the guiding principles of the the Sources of Strength program. Thus the recipient is considered to possess and demonstrate the following to the school population: a) is deemed a peer leader in the school and is committed to spreading hope, help and strength to the students at West Carleton Secondary School; b) is committed to spreading the principles of Sources of Strength (positive messages of hope, help and strength) to diverse groups within the school; c)Is deemed to exemplify an open, trustworthy, inclusive and compassionate attitude to all students
Are you interested in providing friendship and fellowship to our parishioners who have a harder time getting out to church?
Our Pastoral Care Team is looking for new members who can help visit one or two people once a month (approximately 2 hours per month commitment). We are meeting at the Parish Hall on Thursday, June 18th at 1pm - 2:45pm. Please join us if you are willing to build some friendships!
Looking for a new Custodian....
We have two candidates who have come forward for this position. We will keep you posted!

After many years of service, Greg Yocom is retiring as custodian of the Parish Hall. We are looking for a new custodian immediately. If you are interested in finding out more please call Cathy at the office (613-839-3195)
Please Remember we worship together as a parish throughout the summer months:

All Services are at 9:30am
June 28 ~ Christ Church
July 5 ~ St. James
July 12 ~ St. Johns
July 19 ~ Christ Church
July 26 ~ St. James
August 2 ~ St. Johns
August 9 ~ Christ Church
August 16 ~ St. James
August 23 ~ St. Johns
August 30 ~ Christ Church
September 6 ~ St. James
The above photo is the beautifully repainted fence at St. John's. This piece of art was originally located across the front of the church property and includes an iron gate for people to get into the front door of the church and a larger gate that was used to allow horse & buggy to enter into the fenced-in paddock area for the Rector's horse.

Day Off Note...
I just wanted to let everyone know that I am trying to be more conscious of taking some healthy time off during the week. Typically my days off are Monday's and Saturday's unless I have events that happen on Saturday, in which case I attempt to take Friday off instead. If you leave a message or send an email or text I will respond the following day. Thanks tons! Monique