Weekly Announcments

For the week of March 17, 2019



Sunday, March 24 – Celebrant & Preacher: Rev. Carol Friesen

Sunday, March 31 – Celebrant & Preacher: Rt. Rev. George Elliott


INTERIM PRIEST-IN-CHARGE | Starting April 1, 2019

Rev. Robert (Bob) Bettson has been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge for Christ Church. Rev. Bettson will start his position on April 1, with his first Sunday services being on April 7.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT LENTEN STUDY | March 13, March 20, April 3 and April 10 | 7:00PM

Prayer is at the heart of our spiritual lives and our relationship with a loving, liberating and life-giving God.  When and how we pray is important for a meaningful relationship with God.

 Join Bishop Fenty as he guides us through an evening of study, prayer and reflection.  Each evening starts at 7:00PM.

 March 20 @ St. Paul, Newmarket, 227 Church Street, 905-853-7285

 April 3 @ St. George, Allandale, 9 Granville Street, 705-726-8121

 April 10 @ Holy Trinity, Thornhill, 140 Brooke Street, 905-889-5931


GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE | Saturday, March 23 | 2:00PM to 4:00PM | Great Hall

Join in an open conversation with the LGBTQ+ community, allies, friends and family. Light refreshments served.

YORK-SIMCOE MAiD DISCUSSION | Saturday, March 23 | 9:00AM | St. Margaret, Richmond Hill

This half day event is for clergy and lay members interested in learning more about and discussing the challenging topic of medical assistance in dying. Bishop Fenty is pleased to welcome Mr. Michael Buttrey, Theologian-in-Residence at St. Clement, Eglinton and the Rev. Dr. Eric Beresford, Rector of St. Timothy, North Toronto who will look at the historical overview of this topic and outline the biblical and theological framework for thinking about medical assistance in dying.

We will be hosted at St. Margaret, Richmond Hill (10030 Yonge Street) starting at 9:00 am – there is no fee for this event but registration is required. Please register on-line today at https://conta.cc/2XMhGSO

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES | Monday, March 25 | 12 Noon | Nailer Room

Bring your lunch for our Brown Bag Lunch series. Special guest speaker to be announced. For more information speak to Anne Simons.

CHRIST CHURCH STOUFFVILLE TOWN HALL MEETING | Sunday, March 24 | 12 Noon to 1:30pm | Great Hall | Open to all members of Christ Church

We are developing our Parish Profile. The Parish Selection Committee (PSC) invites you all (members of the Parish including youth) to this special Town Hall. We want to hear from you among other things about your:

•  hopes

•  ideas

•  concerns

•  likes / dislikes

•  vision for the future of Christ Church

The Town Hall will be moderated by: Tim Ralph (PSC Coach) 

A light refreshment will be served.

For more information please contact: Linda Hadaway, Franchot Franklin – Chair, Bronté Anderson – Co-Chair.

ACW MUFFIN BREAKFAST | Sunday, April 7 | 8:30AM | Great Hall

Join us for our first muffin Breakfast of the year as we welcome Renee Lindo to talk to us about her “Journey of Faith from the Safety of the Shores to Navigating the High Seas”.   She will be sharing with us about her recent career change and her leap of faith.  Join us for another exciting time of fellowship.



We invite all parishioners to participate in our Lenten Food Bank Drive to help our neighbours during the season of Lent and beyond. Donations can be dropped off in the marked bin in the Narthex. Please place all items in a plastic bag for easier delivery to the food bank. 

Please no beans or pasta. Canned vegetables are needed.