"I am the vine; you are the branches." — John 15:5

Adult Christian Education

Baptism: Perhaps you were not nurtured within the Anglican Church.  You may have had a limited connection with Christianity or you may have been a ‘regular’ in another denomination.  If you have not been baptized, please think about that step in your spiritual journey.

Reception: If you were involved in another denomination but have found your ‘home’ with us, there will be an opportunity for you to be Received into the Anglican Communion and/or Confirmed, when the Bishop’s visit takes place early in 2020. To register your interest, e-mail the church office or talk with Susan+ or Peter+

Confirmation: If you never made an adult confession of faith through Confirmation, there will be an opportunity for you this coming fall to explore that avenue. Preparation classes: For people age 14 and older who wish to make their adult confession of faith.  Preparation will include classes, ‘homework’, reading, praying, involvement in worship in the parish and ‘experiential’ components.

The Sanctuary Course A small group study focussed on discussing faith and mental health. Topics include: Understanding mental health and illness; Challenging stigma; The recovery journey; Companionship; Self-care; The role of community in mental health recovery.  Dates: Continuing, Wednesdays, October 2 (break) October 23, 30, November 6, 13.  Time: 7 PM

Prayer Net

Each time you are at the church say a prayer…for the world, the environment, the parish, the church, social justice issues, for people in need, for healing, for people to come to Christ, for yourself…mark that you have offered that prayer by tying a ribbon to the fish net located just outside the Parish Office.  This is one way to respond to the following: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances ; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5

On Spiritual Matters

Would you like a ‘spiritual direction’ hour with one of the clergy?  Would you like to make private confession known as “Reconciliation of a Penitent”?(The Anglican approach is ‘all may, none must, some should’!)   Would you like a home visit?  Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us to request any of the above.  Church Office 613-824-2010 or st.helen@on.aibn.com

Cursillo News

Upcoming Cursillo Weekends
Women’s 128th Cursillo Weekend: November 22, 2019 – November 24, 2019. Theme: Matthew 6: 25, 29 “Do not worry about your life; consider the lilies.”
Men’s 129th Cursillo Weekend: May 29, 2020 – May 31, 2020

Please see www.oacm.ca for more information regarding Cursillo

Anglicanism 101

Why we do the things we do!  Resuming later this fall!

Daily Readings

Two devotional series are available for your use, Day by Day and Our Daily Bread. Your $2 donation covers costs.

Discipleship Opportunities

Opportunities in the community and around the Diocese are advertised on our bulletins board and on the Diocese of Ottawa Web site www.ottawa.anglican.ca and www.communityministries.ca