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Global Week of Prayer for China: May 23 to May 30, 2021
Abide in My Love: Cross-Canada Online Celebration
of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
During this season of Pentecost, The Canadian Council of Churches and its ecumenical partners, The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism and The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, invite you to "Abide in My Love: Cross-Canada Online Celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity"
Saturday, June 5, 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT (1:00 - 2:00 pm in Saskatchewan)
Register on Eventbrite: https://wpcu-2021-spuc.eventbrite.ca
Gathering as branches of Christ the True Vine, let us experience, and bear witness to, God’s abiding love amid this year’s unique challenges.
Leaders from diverse Christian traditions in Canada will offer prayers and Scripture readings. The Rev. Michael Blair, General Secretary, The United Church of Canada, and His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada, will offer homiletic reflections.
This event is bilingual (English and French), with simultaneous translation in both languages.
This online celebration is free for all who would like to attend, but a small contribution to offset the cost is welcomed.
Now it Springs Forth: Looking for Ecumenical Movement with Fresh Eyes
Rev. Canon Dr. Scott Sharman will present the 2021 De Margerie Lecture on Christian Reconciliation and Unity
This year’s De Margerie lecture (named in honour of Fr. Bernard de Margerie, who established the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism in Saskatoon) is entitled “Now it Springs Forth: Looking for Ecumenical Movement with Fresh Eyes.” Featuring guest speaker Rev. Canon Dr. Scott Sharman, the lecture will be presented online from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern), Wednesday, June 16 co-hosted by St. Thomas More College, St. Andrew's College, and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.
The link to register(free) for the event is https://bit.ly/2Qj4K8h
The 2021 De Margerie Lecture is part of the ReJUNEvation program at St. Andrew's College, June 16-18.
More info at standrews.ca https://stu.usask.ca/standrews/students/rejunevation.php
Guest speaker: Born and raised in Edmonton, the Rev. Canon Dr. Scott Sharman is the Animator for the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations for the Anglican Church of Canada. His primary work and ministry today is coordinating the Anglican Church of Canada’s ecumenical partnerships with various churches at the national level, including bilateral dialogues and commissions with the Evangelical Lutheran, Mennonite, United and Roman Catholic traditions, as well as working closely with the twenty-six Christian denominations which are members of the multilateral coalition known as the Canadian Council of Churches. He also represents the Anglican Church of Canada in a number of capacities in the interfaith context, working especially in the areas of Christian-Muslim and Christian-Jewish relations.