CoGS - July 11, 2019

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General Synod 2019 – #GS2019

  • Youth find fellowship in General Synod preparation
    via Anglican Journal
    A full day before the majority of delegates arrived for #GS2019, more than two dozen youth synod members were present at the venue where General Synod would take place. Gathering together on the morning of Tuesday, July 9, they spent the better part of the next two days learning about the rules of General Synod, the issues at stake and the significance of the land Anglicans had gathered on.
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  • ‘We are called to something greater’: Church leaders seek discipleship and renewal as 42nd General Synod opens
    via Anglican Journal
    In a changing world, Anglicans must rise to the challenge and once more become a “community of disciples,” National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald said as the 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada got underway.
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  • Why is this loom here?
    via Diocese of New Westminster
    As the more than 300 delegates entered the narthex of Christ Church Cathedral for the Opening Eucharist of GS2019 on the evening of Wednesday, July 10 they were greeted by a loom, a request note, a variety of writing implements and strips of coloured construction paper.
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  • National office’s communications director to resign
    via Anglican Journal
    The Anglican Church of Canada’s director of communications, Meghan Kilty, will be stepping down July 19 from the role she has filled for more than four years.
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  • Climate Crisis
    via Rupert's Land News
    Bishop Geoffrey Woodcroft (Diocese of Rupert's Land) has sent out a letter on climate change.
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  • GS2019 Opening Worship
    Photos have been posted from the Opening Worship and Eucharist at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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  • A Reception for the House of Bishops and Spouses at Nanton Avenue
    As Youth Delegates to GS2019 were beginning their meetings and getting to know one another, and the many volunteers were reporting for their orientations, approximately two dozen members of the Anglican Church of Canada's House of Bishops and spouses gathered in the Trendell Lounge at 1410 Nanton Avenue for a "kick-off" to GS2019 reception.
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  • Greetings from the Diocese of Montreal in Vancouver
    Bishop Mary Irwin and Executive Archdeacon Robert Camara post a quick behind-the-scenes video on the eve of General Synod 2019.
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  • Grace—and sneakers—abounding: General Synod begins
    Principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College Dr. Jesse Zink captures a few memories from a first afternoon at General Synod 2019.
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