January 17-23 – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Events

Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power – 2018 Theme              (cf. Exodus 15:6)

 The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated at different events from January 17 – 23rd.    Please join us for as many as you can, and invite others to attend with you:

 January 17 – Copper Cliff

January 19 – Minnow Lake

January 21 – Garson

January 23 – Sudbury

 The Churches of the Caribbean were chosen to draft the material for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The contemporary Caribbean is deeply marked by the dehumanizing project of colonial exploitation. Very regrettably, during five hundred years of colonialism and enslavement, Christian missionary activity in the region, with the exception of a few outstanding examples, was closely tied to this dehumanizing system and in many ways rationalized it and reinforced it. Whereas those who brought the Bible to this region used the scriptures to justify their subjugation of a people in bondage, in the hands of the enslaved, it became an inspiration, an assurance that God was on their side, and that God would lead them into freedom.

 Today Caribbean Christians of many different traditions see the hand of God active in the ending of enslavement. It is a uniting experience of the saving action of God which brings freedom. For this reason the choice of the song of Moses and Miriam (Ex 15:1-21), as the motif of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018 was considered a most appropriate one.

 

 Resources from the World Council of Churches can be found at:

 

https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/commissions/faith-and-order/xi-week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity/2018/2018

 

 

  1. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Worship & Fellowship  |January 17  |Copper Cliff

Wednesday, January 17   2:00 pm at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church     Address: 12 COLLINS ST,   Copper Cliff , ON               P0M 1N0

 Worship & Fellowship

 Presented by the Copper Cliff Ministerial               Phone: (705) 682-2511

All welcome!

 

 

  1. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  Christian Unity Service  |January 19  |Minnow Lake

Friday, January 19               2:00 pm at Holy Redeemer Church, 1887 Bancroft Dr, Minnow Lake, ON               P3B 1S7

Christian Unity Service

Presented by the North East Ministerial:  Church of the Ascension, Holy Redeemer, St. Andrew the Apostle, St. Stephen’s United, St. John’s the Evangelist

All welcome! Phone: (705) 566-8330

 

 

  1. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Prayer Service & Fellowship Gathering  |January 21  |Garson

Sunday, January 21            7:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Garson             2603 Falconbridge Hwy, Nickel Centre/Garson       ON               P3L 1K7

 Prayer Service & Fellowship Gathering

 Presented by the Nickel Center Ministerial:  All Saints Anglican Church in Coniston, St. Luke’s United Church in Minnow Lake, St. John’s the Evangelist in Garson, First Baptist Church in Garson

 All welcome!

 Phone: (705) 693-3278

 

 

  1.  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Prayer Breakfast & Speaker  |January 23  |Sudbury

Tuesday, January 23          7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at Glad Tidings Church, 1101 Regent St, Sudbury, ON P3E 5P8

 Breakfast followed by Speaker and Discussion

 Speaker:  Dr. Chris Duncanson-Hales,  Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies,    University of Sudbury at Laurentian University

 Topic:  “Wresting the Message from the Messenger: An Apology for Hope from the Caribbean.”       ….      what we can learn from the challenge and struggles of Christians from the Caribbean who at one and the same time encounter the Bible both as a liberating text that was paradoxically received as a tool of oppression

 $15.00 per person to cover the cost of catered breakfast

 To book your breakfast reservation, please call Glad Tidings:  Phone: (705) 522-4523 or Email: jessicao@gtsudbury.ca

 

Presented by the Sudbury Central South End Ministerial

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