As you read this, I will be on my way back from the sunny south with mixed feelings. It is always great to return and see everyone, but I will miss the wonderful climate. Hopefully the weather will be warming up and the snow gone, by the time I arrive home. Your board has been extremely busy working very hard. A few highlights are:
Education: The Program has been set for the year; please check our website, Facebook, as well as the flyers in this newsletter for updates. Student numbers in our Education program continues to grow by leaps and bounds and we thank Rev. Brenda Philp for all her work on this committee.
We are getting very close to having all our educational material copyrighted. It has been a long and time-consuming project, but we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Fundraising: We are very excited to announce that International Medium Jim Hyndman from Paris will be hosting some fundraising events for the SCC this year. Jim will teach workshops in Toronto, Guelph, and Sudbury. He will also present mediumship demonstrations and do private readings. For more information on Jim, see the flyers in this newsletter or check out his website at www.jameshyndman.com.
We are also bringing Joanne Wilson, an extremely gifted evidential medium from High River, Alberta to teach a mediumship course in August. Stay tuned for further details.
Membership: Our secretary and treasurer have also been extremely busy with new memberships. We are growing and although it is a lot of work it is very exciting, we thank Mary and Nadine for their dedication.
Annual General Members Meeting: Rev. Sandra Waytowich is working hard on putting in place two intriguing workshops for you. It may seem early to be discussing the AGM as it is not until the 13th, of October but this just shows you how much work and time is involved for this event; many thanks to this year’s host, The London Spiritualist Church. Please plan on attending as your input and presence at the AGM is important to both us and the organization; a big thanks to everyone on the board for all the planning and work to date. We are striving to do our best for you, our members, and we welcome feedback.
If there is any way we can assist you in promoting Spiritualism across Canada, please let us know. We welcome updates from our member churches, any celebrations, milestones, or exciting events please, share with us. Our newsletter is a great way to let everyone know what is going on at your churches and can foster ideas for their churches.
Brought to you in Spirit from the Board of the Spiritualist Church of Canada
Spiritualist Church of Canada
World Congress in London England: Is fast approaching, it is being held at the Arthur Findlay College, which in itself is steeped in spiritual history. As President of the Spiritualist Church of Canada, I am one of the Key- note speakers at this conference. I will be presenting a talk on the challenges and hopes for the future of Spiritualism. We will also have three other members of our organization speaking at the conference: Rev. Sandra Waytowich, Rev. Jim Kinnear and Rev. Brenda Philp have agreed to serve on panels, I am sure they will do us proud. If it is possible for you to attend, I would love to see you there. It is truly exciting times for the future of Spiritualism as we work together on ways to promote our faith throughout the world.
The World Congress program: Thursday, July 5, 2018
9:00 a.m. Welcome: SNU President David Bruton Tanya Fernsmith Chairpersons: Sandy Hagger Invocation: Keynote Speakers:
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Spiritualists’ National Union International Spiritualist Federation Tea Break 11:00 - 11:30 Spiritualist Church of Canada Ireland Italy
Report: Lionel Owen South Africa Lunch Break 1:00 - 2:30
Break out Groups – 2:30 - 4:00pm Tea Break 4:00 – 4:30 Collaboration of the Day 4:30 - 5:30 Dinner 6:00 pm
Evening Program 7:30pm Sanctuary
Friday, July 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sanctuary - Divine Service Tea Break 11:00 - 11:30
The Ministry of Spiritualism 11:30 - 1:00pm Panel:
Lunch 1:00pm - 2:30 Spiritualist Outreach 2:30-4:00 Panel:
Tea Break 4:00—4:30
Hope and the Global Spiritualist 4:30—6:00 Panel:
Evening program 7:30pm – Sanctuary
Rev. Brenda Ropp, President
Spiritualist Church of Canada