Wednesday
Apr052017

Christianity 101: Wed. April 19 & 26

Christianity 101: The Basics

Bring your questions and join Canon Stephen Peake on Wednesday, April 19th, and the following Wednesday, April 26th, in the Fellowship Room.

Monday
Nov072016

See Faith Differently - The Reframing Story with Canon Stephen Peake - Wednesdays 7:30pm Nov. 9th - Dec. 7th

You are invited to a powerful 5-week film-based exploration of what it means to follow Christ today, led by Canon Stephen Peake.  It begins at 7:30pm Wednesdays in the Fellowship Room from  Nov. 9th - Dec. 7th.  For more information on the course see: http://www.reframecourse.com

 

 

Saturday
Sep172016

You Are Invited Back to Church - Sunday Sept. 25th BBQ after 10am Service

Sunday, Sept. 25th is Back to Church Sunday in the Anglican Church.  There will be a BBQ and corn roast following the 10am service. A great opportunity to invite friends, family and neighbours to experience Sunday worship and fellowship!

One of our core purposes at St. Bride's is Evangelism.  Something we can all do is invite someone we know to church.  Here's some things to think about -- as you think about inviting someone to church on Sunday, Sept. 28th:

Click here for a PDF version of an excellent sermon that Rev. Stephanie gave at St. Bride's a few years ago about Back to Church Sunday and inviting people to church.

Here's a fun video about inviting. It suggests that 80% of first time church visitors come because they were personally invited:

Tuesday
Feb092016

Welcoming Syrian Refugees

St. Bride's is sponsoring a Syrian family, who arrived on Dec. 31st, as described in an article entitled "Church Welcomes Syrian Refugees" which was originally published in the February 2016 edition of "The Anglican".

We are delighted to welcome the Al-Hussein family to Clarkson, and are very grateful for the leadership and efforts of our refugee sponsorship committee.

As Canon Stephen says, "I told the congregation on a Sunday morning, I think there's a lot of support for this, but before I sign on the dotted line I want to have a sense that we're going to be able to come up with the $40,000 that we're going to need to support this family in Clarkson.  By the next Sunday, we had $44,000."

"It's certainly changed the people who have been directly involved, in terms of feeling like this is a way of really putting faith into action.  It's impacted the wider congregation in that it has given them a chance to also share and make this happen."

You can read the full article on page 8 of the "The Anglican":
http://issuu.com/torontoanglican/docs/the-anglican-feb-2016

 

Tuesday
Feb092016

Small Groups at St. Brides

Small groups resume the week of Feb. 8th.  "Abiding in Christ" is a Lenten Study by J.I. Packer of the Gospel of John.  Small groups meet on weeknight evenings, Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.  If you are interested in joining a group, please speak with Canon Stephen.