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Early July 2022

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10 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. (Book of Alternative Services) &
Fridays at 12noon (Book of Common Prayer)
Wednesday and Friday Services are held in the main body of the Cathedral. Please enter via the purple awning door. 

Online services continue Sundays at approximately 11:30 am. You will also find online Morning Prayer services Monday – Saturday, on our Cathedral’s Facebook and YouTube pages, available to view after 6:30 am, and a mid-week check-in with updates and announcements at noon. 

Sunday’s bulletin is available at Newsletters/Bulletins.

BACH'S LUNCH 12:15 - 1 p.m.

August 10 Paul Halley Director of Music All Saints Cathedral     
August 17 Sean Sneddon Sunday Organist University of King’s College   
August 24 Nicholas Halley Assistant Director of Music All Saints Cathedral
Free‐will donation to benefit Cathedral Outreach Programs

IMPORTANT NEWS: Sundays in September Service Times
September 4 - we will continue with one service at 10:00 am
September 11 - we will continue with one service at 10:00 am
On Sunday, September 18th we look forward to celebrating the Fall season all together at 10:00 am followed by a BBQ lunch. All are welcomed.

Based on the work done by the Worship and Faith Committee starting September 25th and going forward, Sunday church services will be as follows:

  • The 8:00 am Book of Common Prayer (BCP) service will no longer be offered on Sundays. We are pleased to continue this service on Fridays at 12:30 pm.
  • 9:30 am – a more contemporary worship service with diverse liturgies. The music will include various musicians and instruments including piano. Sunday School will be offered at this service.
  • 11:00 am – a more traditional service with the Cathedral Choir and organ.

Beginning August 4
Curious about Christian Meditation? Beginning August 4, join us online, Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm. Each evening features a brief teaching on an aspect of this way of prayer, and then we'll take some time to practice. No experience necessary, instruction will be provided. If you'd like more information or to receive the Zoom invitation please email us at prayasyoucan3@gmail.com

BACH'S LUNCH 12:15 - 1 p.m.

August 10 Paul Halley Director of Music All Saints Cathedral     
August 17 Sean Sneddon Sunday Organist University of King’s College   
August 24 Nicholas Halley Assistant Director of Music All Saints Cathedral
Free‐will donation to benefit Cathedral Outreach Programs

A Gift of Remembrance
Financial gifts to the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax can be a way of remembering both joy and sorrow, marking a milestone birthday, anniversary, conformation, or remembering a loved one no longer with us. You can do this by sponsoring the beautiful flowers, the church bulletin, and the Wine & Host. For more information, please contact Sarah at the church office by calling (902) 423-6002 or emailing cathedralchurch@eastlink.ca.
Based on the work of the Worship and Faith Formation Committee the Cathedral Church of All Saints will be engaging in Dinner Church. Several people have asked, "What is Dinner Church". Here's a link to a short article which explains Dinner Church. It also has a lovely video attached which you may have seen before about eating together. We look to start our own Dinner Church in Lent 2023. I am looking to develop a short-term committee that will learn more about the Dinner Church model. This group will gather about five times from late-September to early December to envision how we may want to begin this way of doing church. We will be reading a few articles as well as the book, The Art of Gathering: How we meet and why it matters, by Priya Parker. Books will be provided to participants at no-cost. Please contact Gillian Doucet Campbell, Engagement Leader, if you have questions about Dinner Church or interest in participating with this short-term team. She can be reached through email at gilliandc@eastlink.ca or by calling 902-406-8978.

New Canadian Citizens 
Canadian citizenship authorities contacted Ragheed's family to confirm July 26th to be the date for the swearing-in ceremony of twenty-eight new Canadians. It was a thriller for Ragheed, Naom, and young Anes to be among the new citizens! Canada had a zoom ceremony that was two and a half hours long! Our Congregation and its Refugee Committee sponsored Ragheed's family, who we welcomed before the WHO declared the Pandemic. Another part of our ministry to celebrate.

St. Mark’s Food Bank
We are grateful for the work of St. Mark’s Church located in the Hydrostone area. For the month of August, they are collecting non-perishable, peanut-free snack foods for children as the back-to-school season is just around the corner. Please drop off these much needed food items on Sunday on the table by the front doors or during the week with Cathedral Office Staff. We will deliver the foods on your behalf. Some recommendations include:

  • Granola and Nutri-Grain Bars
  • Fish Crackers, Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies, and Ritz
  • Pre-popped Popcorn like Skinny Pop or Boom Chicka Pop
  • Apple sauce and Squeeze Packs like Go-Gos or Motts
  • Rice Krispie Squares
  • Sun Rype Fruit to Go or Go Pure Fruit and Oat Bars
  • Juice Boxes
  • WOW Butter

You are also welcomed to make a financial donation to St. Mark’s here as they have more buying power as a Food Bank than we do as individual consumers.

PWRDF Wild Ride
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees recently announced that the number of refugees and displaced persons in the world has surpassed 100 million people. The PWRDF Wild Ride is a new fundraising initiative that will engage Canadians in support of PWRDF partners who serve refugees and displaced people. Join others across the country as we walk, cycle, roller blade, bake, read, knit, crochet, swim, kayak, canoe, dance, and sing – or pretty much any activity you would like to undertake. Join the Wild Ride and put your stamp on it! We have set an ambitious fundraising goal of $50,000 for the first year of the Wild Ride (which replaces the Ride for Refuge). Read more about the campaign here.

Concert Alert! See you Friday, October 21, 2022, at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, as we present All About Love, an evening of romantic jazz standards from “The Golden Era of Song” in support of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Doors open at 6:30 pm with a wine bar in support of the Cathedral Church’s St. Catherine’s Group. Our feature event, led by the Halifax jazz ensemble Standard Time, begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door by cash or tap (credit card or debit).

Outreach Update

“Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Outreach Committee General Update
  • Reflections from Linda Wilson, Executive Director of Shelter Nova Scotia
  • Update on PWRD
  • Short-term Volunteer Opportunities and Other Ways to Give

Outreach Committee General update
We were delighted to have a guest join the Outreach Committee meeting on May 11th. Deacon Ray introduced us to Gabriella, a third-year engineering student at Dalhousie University. Gabriella shared with is that her mother and brothers are UNHR refugees in Kenya. She is working diligently to have them join her here in Canada. The Outreach Committee have agreed to have the Cathedral Church of All Saints sponsor the application to bring her family to Halifax. Gabriella is working very hard to raise the necessary money and already has suitable accommodations for when her family can join her. She is a remarkable and delightful young woman. Please hold Gabriella and her family in prayer.
Reflections from Linda Wilson, Executive Director of Shelter Nova Scotia
“Shelter Nova Scotia is no longer a diamond in the rough. We’re experts in our field, and our task is clear: to deploy our knowledge, talent, experience, and resources in new ways to bring significant social insight, responsive high-quality programs and services, and long-term change to how we serve people in need in Nova Scotia.” This is what Linda Wilson, Executive Director of Shelter Nova Scotia recently shared with Chris Fields, Outreach Committee Chair and Gillian Doucet Campbell, Engagement Leader of the Cathedral Church of All Saints.
These encouraging words, both excited and challenged Gillian and Chris. As you know, there is a housing crisis in Nova Scotia. In fact, in the last few years, homelessness has become increasingly visible throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality. We have seen the creation of crisis shelters, an increase in tents in municipal parks (with people living in tents right outside our church), and more people being temporarily housed in hotels. As of May 17, 2022, 586 people in Halifax are experiencing homelessness. Shelter Nova Scotia does have a plan to assist in this crisis. Linda spoke of their plans and shared their Operational Plan for 2022-2025. Here is a part of Linda’s message about the past few years:
“In recent years, our shared priority as an organization has been to stop and stabilize. This included:
• ensuring the six buildings owned by Shelter Nova Scotia are safe, in good repair, and functioning effectively;
• grounding the organization with sound financial practice and reliable and appropriate funding;
• anchoring board governance, membership, and strategic planning; and
• establishing a living wage for all employees and strengthening teams.
We did it. We achieved our goals, even as COVID-19 reached out and touched absolutely everything we do, and housing surfaced as perhaps THE central social issue in Nova Scotia. We adjusted, improved, and even opened a new service.”
This new service is a housing hub on Cunard Street with 19 small apartments on the upper levels. On the ground floor is a drop-in centre for homeless people where they can have a shower, do laundry and have coffee and snacks. Linda showed us their plans to build a much larger Housing Hub on the vacant lot just north of Metro Turning Point on Barrington. Although they can get government grants for their basic services, funding for food and salaries is much more difficult and they rely heavily on donations from individuals and organizations such as us.
Linda indicated they now have about 100 employees to support and when we asked about the annual cost of one employee, she said it’s about $73K when you include benefits, coverage for vacation, and on-going training that is needed. She explained they have to offer competitive salaries and walk their talk by being a workplace that provides staff with a living wage. 
We know we can continue to make a real difference for our neighbours at Shelter Nova Scotia by providing of our time and skills. If you know you can contribute in this way, they will be accepting volunteers again this coming September.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made the past two years very tough for Shelter Nova Scotia, their staff, and especially their clients. The generous financial and in-kind donations from like-minded organizations like us, who want to care for our neighbours, has enabled them to survive. Donations continue to be greatly appreciated. If you are able, please contribute financially here to Shelter Nova Scotia and make the difference in someone’s life today.
As the war and hardship faced by refugees from Ukraine dominates our news, PWRDF wants to make sure that refugees from another crisis are not forgotten. The following is an article by Janice Biehn of PWRDF from their website.
PWRDF is allocating $360,000 to support humanitarian relief efforts in four parts of the world where needs are high, where looming conflict threatens to further displace people and where crisis is preventing families from staying healthy.
In the first month of the war in Ukraine, donors gave $360,000 to PWRDF. These funds are supporting Ukrainians seeking safety in Hungary and Moldova, as well as those needing medical attention in and around the city of Kyiv.
“We are taking the same amount from our PWRDF reserves to allocate $90,000 each to four humanitarian responses, each of them complex, each of them seeking justice, health and peace for communities so affected,” says Executive Director Will Postma. “We are doing so at a time when we are concerned for the people of Ukraine, the loss of peace and so many lives, but also recognize the many other humanitarian crises around the world that need financial support.”
The funds will support the following crises:
Rohingya in Myanmar (Burma). More than 100,000 Rohingya are living in Rakhine state, confined to displacement camps which have been called open-air prisons. There are severe limitations on movement, education and healthcare. PWRDF will support the ongoing work of Lutheran World Federation, bringing food, healthcare and dignity to people now marginalized by the regime. 
People of Iraq. The protracted humanitarian crisis in Iraq remains one of the most volatile in the world. Internally displaced people, refugees, returnees and their host communities are the most vulnerable. Under the ACT Appeal, LWF Iraq is improving water, sanitation and hygiene services, promoting income generating activities and working with local community groups to address sexual and gender based violence.
People of Ethiopia, with a particular focus on the residents of Tigray. While enduring conflict for two years, as well as COVID restrictions, people of Tigray have been denied foreign aid. Programming will support safe water, sanitation and hygiene for those most vulnerable, especially those who have been displaced as they have sought safety. This support will build on past work of Lutheran World Federation, through the ACT Alliance.
People of Syria. As the war and displacement continues, PWRDF is renewing its support for the Middle East Council of Churches through the ACT Alliance appeal for Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. MECC will use the PWRDF funds to train Syrian women in Jordan to run small businesses, or to become homecare workers or nurse assistants.  
The impact and cost of the war in Ukraine will be felt for years and the needs will be great. “So too are the needs of others in the world affected by a combination of conflict, climate change and COVID,” says Postma. “We are seeing in many countries how supply chain interruptions have increased prices of wheat, vegetable oil and fertilizers, which in turn has led to greater food insecurity. PWRDF is also monitoring needs in Afghanistan and Yemen and we are considering how to further leverage resources through our membership in the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.”
If you would like to get more involved with PWRDF click here to learn more.
Short-term Volunteer Opportunities and Other Ways to Give
Shelter Nova Scotia Volunteer Opportunity
We will be preparing a meal for one of the Shelter Nova Scotia homes on May 28th under the direction of Deacon Ray Carter. Volunteer help is always appreciated. Please contact Ray at ray.carter@me.com.

Ask Box
During May and June as a church community we are collecting items related to being outside in the summer. All items are to be new and never opened. Items being asked for include:

  • sunscreen
  • ball caps
  • ankle socks
  • after sun care such as aloe vera gel
  • deodorant
  • lip balm with an SPF
  • reusable water bottles
  •  After Bite or calamine lotion

Please leave your items in the Ask Box located by the front doors of the Cathedral Church. You are also welcome to provide a financial donation to Shelter Nova Scotia as they have greater buying power due to arrangements with various companies and vendors.  
St. Georges Soup Kitchen
The next will be on October 1st. If you’d like to volunteer your time by cutting vegetables, cleaning pots, and enjoying the company of other volunteers please contact Deacon Heather at heathermaceachern51@gmail.com.

We continue to collect non-perishable food for St. Marks Food Bank as well as eyeglasses for CNIB. Please leave your items in the Ask Box located by the front doors of the Cathedral Church. Thank you for your thoughtful generosity.

April 1, 2022

Welcome Gillian!
Last week we welcomed Gillian Doucet Campbell to our full-time staff here at the Cathedral.  Gillian takes up the position of Engagement Leader, one of the key elements of our Rising Up visioning and strategic planning initiative. 
What will her work entail?  The position of Engagement Leader is broadly defined as one of support for the growth of the Cathedral's mission, through work in communications, enhancing digital capabilities, fundraising, and outreach support. She will work proactively towards solutions while energizing and unifying others, and keeping people focused on our collective purpose and vision with contagious positivity; with the overall intention of growing the reach and impact of the Cathedral Church of All Saints.

What is her background? Before returning here to her Maritime roots with her family this month, Gillian was the Director of Stewardship and Development for the Anglican Diocese of Niagara. There she provided strategic direction and the coordination of stewardship and fund development initiatives to foster a culture of generous, intentional stewards focused on renewal and mission. With over fifteen years' experience in fundraising, administration, and constituent care focusing on generous hospitality and gratitude she has activated over $12 million through major and planned gifts, grants, and sponsorships in small to mid-sized non-profits. 
Gillian has a particular interest in giving trends in Canada and the wider Church, social enterprise, ethical financial investing, Design Thinking, and organizational change. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is on the board of Abundance Canada (formerly the Mennonite Foundation of Canada) serving on both its Nominations and Investment Committees.
We are indeed blessed to have her part of our community and to bring her expertise, joyous energy, and fresh perspectives as we journey into a future that has been dramatically altered by a two-year pandemic.  This is a critical moment in the life of the church, and her arrival is timely indeed.  
Gillian notes in her biographic sketch, that she has lived in almost all the provinces of Canada, is a life-long learner, and thrives on curiosity and coffee.  So please reach out to her, make yourself known, and welcome her to her new home.  Curiosity and coffee, yes, but she won’t say no to chocolate either.

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