NEW! Friday Morning Online Lenten Bible Study

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Are you looking for a way to observe Lent in a reflective community setting from the comfort of your own home?

We are hosting an online bible study on Friday mornings at 10 am, starting on March 8th, to help support your 2019 Lenten practice.

  • Read scripture together

  • Pray

  • Reflect

  • Explore questions of faith



Lenten Mission Outreach Day Mission Project Update

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Thanks to the leadership of Zack Ingles, one of the LMO mission projects will be an Experience Walk.

This experience is designed to educate, demystify and engage youth with service to the poor. Why does the Bible say, "The poor are blessed"? Why are people told to give all they have to the poor and to share the good news with the poor? This interactive experience will introduce teens to Jesus' call to serve the poor, answer key questions about homelessness, and provide an opportunity to do respectful outreach in downtown Montreal. Zack Ingles has been part of the Anglican Church for the past 7 years, working in youth and young adult ministries. Since 2016, he has been managing a drop-in centre for the homeless (The Open Door) in downtown Montreal. The Open Door was founded on the principal of cultivating loving relationship with the poor in the name of Jesus. Zack will share about his experiences of working with the poor at The Open Door; engaging teens in a dynamic Q&A, watching videos from the shelter and answering questions of how a single person can make a difference in the lives of the poor. Participants will also be part of an outreach project where supplies (TBD: snack packs, hygiene kits, sandwiches, encouraging notes, resource lists) will be handed out to the homeless in Montreal's downtown area. Several other community organizations have been invited to partner on this experience. Maximum number of participants will be limited to 20 people, ages 12+.


Safety is a key priority during the outreach component of this experience. Zack has led several similar outreaches in the past, is safe church certified, and has de-escalation/conflict management training. The majority of persons experiencing homelessness that this experience will be interact with will know Zack personally through The Open Door. Groups will have no less than 5 people (including one leader) at all times. At no time will any teens be left on their own. Participants will travel by foot only. The outreach area will be limited to within 2 blocks of Christ Church Cathedral. 

  • Participants are asked to bring weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes to be outside for 30-45 minutes.

  • For more information about The Open Door: www.facebook.com/opendoormtl

  • For any questions concerning content of this experience: zackingles@gmail.com


What is The Coldest Night of the Year?

Q&A with Rev Patrick Wheeler about The Coldest Night of the Year....

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L-A: What is the COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR and why do you participate in it? I know you have been involved for several years now.

P.W: Yes. This will be the third year the "St. Matthias' Beer Saints" have participated in the walk and the second year that St. Matthias' have hosted it. 
CNOY is a national walk-a-thon that raises money for charities that serve the homeless. Volunteers have the option of walking 2, 5, or 10 km, and we walk in the cold and dark - a small taste of what the homeless experience on a daily basis.
Funds raised at the downtown CNOY walk will go to St-James Drop-In Centre, an important organization that St. Matthias' Church - Église Saint-Matthias, Westmount, Québec with which provides, among other things, much-needed community and support to the homeless and marginalized in Montreal.

L-A: How can we help?
P.W: You can support us by visiting our team page and making a donation.
Thanks for your help.

Neil's Weekly Congregational Development message and login details for Coaching Call

Each week, Neil Mancor shares his insights, reflections and support in the area of Congregational Development.

The video and other resources are on his page on our website linked here. Visit the page regularly for updates.

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  • View the video here

  • Login to the coaching call on Thursday, January 31st at 6 pm here

  • Contact Neil anytime

The Scared, The Scarred and our Sacred Duty Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery in Canada and Beyond

The Scared The Scarred and our Sacred Duty - Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery in Canada and Beyond

Hosted by St. Mathias Church, Westmount

When: Wednesday, March 13th 2019 6-8pm

Where: Victoria Hall, Westmount

4626 Sherbrooke Street West, H3Z 1G1 (at Lansdowne)

To register: stmatthias.forum@gmail.com

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity nvitation from

Please find attached a flyer concerning the ecumenical service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which will be held at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, corner Redpath and Sherbrooke Street West, on Sunday, January 20th at 3 p.m.  All are welcome.

 I look forward to seeing you there.  

 Warmest wishes for a blessed new year.

 Yours,

Donald

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Rev. Dr. Donald L. Boisvert

Anglican Representative, Canadian Centre for Ecumenism  

Christ Church Cathedral & St. Matthias Westmount

 

Save the Date for the Lenten Mission and Outreach Day (LMO)

This Lent, the MTL Youth Team are inviting youth to take part in a meaningful day of service, outreach, self reflection and worship.

See our event poster below for details

Participants may choose the site of their preference to inspire them to live out their faith through mission. God is already at work in our midst and we wish to inspire our youth to take a closer look and perhaps even dive in! Some of the sites to consider are: Homelessness , Seniors and shut ins and urban agriculture to name a few. We will also have on site workshop for those who may prefer to stay on location.

Dinner and snacks will be provided. We will be partnering with Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral, Montréal for our final worship at 6 pm. If you would like to volunteer or participate we welcome you! Kindly spread the word about this crucial day. We believe that the LMO will have a lasting impact on the faith lives of our young people.

CONTACT MTL Youth

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