President’s Message As I write this message it seems summer is here! It is certainly very warm now despite our late spring. I do hope each and every one of you can get out and enjoy the weather with family and friends. As we know summer seems so short and certainly, we can get very busy.
I am excited to be attending the 2nd World Congress in July and leave for England at the end of June, along with many of our members. We will advise all the highlights in the next newsletter. Canada will be hosting in July 2022 and we are beginning to plan already. I hope to see many of you in England and if not then in 2022 to celebrate Spiritualism. Ideas on workshops and where it should be held are welcome so we can do Canada proud.
As you will see later in the newsletter, I had the honour or ordaining another minister in Spiritualism; Reverend Malcom Cobley is our newest minister and we congratulate him on all his hard work and dedication towards this goal.
Your board is making progress in copyrighting all of our education material and manuals. It has been a large project and we are all pleased to be nearing the end. In the process of copyrighting, we have made changes to enhance student learnings as well as upgrading policies and procedures. Having this all in place makes it easier on everyone and ensures fairness for all. We thank everyone who has given us feedback as
without you, our members, we would not exist. We do strive as volunteers to do what is best for our members, churches, and ministers and appreciate the input. We will now be able to complete our Education Booklet which will list all the courses and the breakdown of what is covered in each course. Thanks to everyone for their patience and understanding with this process.
We were very pleased that when we announced our Scholarship Program, SCC members in the United States contributed to the full tuition for the first scholarship. They are true Spiritualists and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts.
Upcoming we have fundraising workshops with Joanne Wilson of Joanne’s Divinity Healing, from High River, Alberta. Joanne is an excellent evidential medium; if you do get a chance to take a workshop or attend a demonstration, you will be impressed. She will also be available for healing appointments and readings, so contact me, Rev. Brenda Ropp, to book. We are thrilled to be able to have her come to Ontario. Flyers are listed later in the newsletter so be sure to take a look and add to your calendar.
Our AGM is coming up fast. London Spiritualist Church has agreed to host the AGM this year in October and we have some very exciting workshops scheduled so, keep checking our website. This is also the time to think about joining our board as we will have positions coming open. Although being elected to the board is a lot of work, it is also very rewarding as we work to promote and enhance Spiritualism and the Spiritualist Church of Canada. Everyone has a voice and can make a difference.
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”
– Albert Einstein
If anyone knows about difficulties, it’s Albert. Every single challenge you face has something in it that is of value to you, should you choose to see it. It goes along with the saying about every cloud having a silver lining. Learn and grow from your troubles and you will only be empowered because of them.
Did you know?? You may be ordained more than once but, you can only be registered to perform marriages in the province that you live in and only with one organization.
For volunteers who require a police check, having it done through your local police office covers all of Canada no matter where you live: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/types-criminal-background-checks