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Friday
Dec302011

A Christmas Collection for Young Families

By Ruth Flannigan & Manya Egerton

CONSIDER GIVING some of these books this Christmas, either to your own children, grandchildren or godchildren, nieces or nephews, or to the children in your church through their Sunday school or children’s church library.

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Monday
Nov142011

My Many-Coloured Days: Books about the Emotional Lives of Young Children

By Beth Allen & Manya Egerton

“AWAY IN A MANGER, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head.” We sing this carol and others because December is the time in the church year when we remember the birth and early life of Jesus. The New Testament doesn’t tell us much beyond those first days and weeks, weeks full of trauma, heartbreak, glory

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Monday
Nov142011

Moving Church

By Julie Lane Gay

After losing a court appeal, the largest Anglican congregation in Canada learned it must move church. One member of St. John’s Vancouver, formerly St. John’s Shaughnessy, tells how it felt.

Rev. Daniel Gifford, Canon David Short and Canon Dr. J.I. Packer stand outside the church buildings after the final Sunday service at the Granville Street location on 18 Sept, 2011.  (Photo: www.stjohnsvancouver.org)

 

THE PROSPECT of moving church felt like a mandatory road trip with ten children in a dilapidated minivan across endless dirt roads. While the actual distance would be only two kilometres

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Monday
Sep262011

Grad Camp celebrates 50th anniversary

The Lodge

By Graham Gladwell

FIFTY YEARS AGO, in the summer of 1961, Wilbur Sutherland, then President of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and a long-standing member of Little Trinity Anglican Church in Toronto, started Grad Camp. He did so in response to university graduates who wanted a conference at the graduate level to explore issues of faith. We have

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Monday
Sep262011

St Benedict goes to college

A student enters Flavelle House,
University of Toronto.

Photo: Sue Careless

IN AUTUMN we often find our communities changing around us. Co-workers come and go during the summer, and school-age children are reconfigured in new classes. Yet it is university and college students, especially those in their freshman year, who face the biggest change

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