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Wolfville Area Interchurch Council

Wolfville Area Interchurch Council

The Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council was founded in 1970 as a form of ecumenical Christian commitment to address perceived spiritual and social needs.

A display at St. Francis to remember the mass casualties. ... See MoreSee Less

A display at St. Francis to remember the mass casualties.

Wolfville, let's come together with empathy, love and support. In memory of the souls we lost and to stand with all who suffered from last year's tragic events, you are invited to participate in tomorrow's province-wide vigil.
Here is how to participate in Wolfville:
You are encouraged to wear something red, find a bell, print a list of the names of the lives we lost, make or find a Nova Scotia flag and/or red heart.
2:45 pm - Step out onto your doorstep, driveway, yard or window with a bell, a flag, a heart, a candle etc.
2:50 pm - You are invited to take a photo of yourself or of the people who are with you. You are welcome to share it on social media if you wish.
3:00 pm - Ring your bell, or read the 22 names of individuals we lost, then observe a 2 minute moment of silence.
3:02 pm - We invite you to place your flag and/or heart in your
Let's paint the Town with love and support
CBC - Remembering April 2020
At 3 p.m. ADT, there will be a two-hour, Atlantic-wide episode of Maritime Connection with Preston Mulligan on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen.
You can watch the memorial ceremony on cbc.ca/ns and CBC Nova Scotia's Facebook page.
Names of the lives we lost - www.cbc.ca/.../photos-nova-scotia-shooting...
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Wolfville, lets come together with empathy, love and support. In memory of the souls we lost and to stand with all who suffered from last years tragic events, you are invited to participate in tomorrows province-wide vigil. 
Here is how to participate in Wolfville: 
You are encouraged to wear something red, find a bell, print a list of the names of the lives we lost, make or find a Nova Scotia flag and/or red heart.
2:45 pm - Step out onto your doorstep, driveway, yard or window with a bell, a flag, a heart, a candle etc.
2:50 pm - You are invited to take a photo of yourself or of the people who are with you. You are welcome to share it on social media if you wish.
3:00 pm - Ring your bell, or read the 22 names of individuals we lost, then observe a 2 minute moment of silence.
3:02 pm - We invite you to place your flag and/or heart in your 
 Lets paint the Town with love and support
CBC - Remembering April 2020 
At 3 p.m. ADT, there will be a two-hour, Atlantic-wide episode of Maritime Connection with Preston Mulligan on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen.
You can watch the memorial ceremony on cbc.ca/ns and CBC Nova Scotias Facebook page.
Names of the lives we lost - https://www.cbc.ca/.../photos-nova-scotia-shooting...

WAICC Good Friday Walk with the Cross
For full information and the PDFs to read along, see the web page at www.waicc.org/posts/waicc-good-friday-walk-with-the-cross
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Interfaith Engagement: Reflections of Passover. March 31, 7pm, Zoom: tiny.cc/wbc_interfaith ... See MoreSee Less

Interfaith Engagement: Reflections of Passover. March 31, 7pm, Zoom: https://tiny.cc/wbc_interfaith

The Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council: Faith in Action
A story of Ruth
"I volunteer with the Wolfville Area Food Bank and I want to tell you a story about a woman I know – I’ll call her Ruth. To keep her costs down, she turned her heat way down. She wore double socks and sweaters around the house. And, right after supper she spent the evening in bed because her apartment was cold and she could stay warm under blankets. She couldn’t afford enough food, so finally she broke down and came to our Food Bank. When she got home with her food she spread it out on the table and made a list of everything she’d been given. She thought that like other “banks” she had to pay it back some day. And then she sat down and she cried because she could not imagine how she would ever be able to do that. When Ruth came to see us again, we explained that the food was a gift; from kind and generous people in our community. Again, she cried; from relief. And gave me the most genuine hug and thank you that you can imagine. "

Did you know that the Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council (WAICC) provides outreach ministry to assist people like Ruth on behalf of local churches? Here are a few interesting facts to help you get to know WAICC a little better.

Who is WAICC?
Founded in 1970, WAICC has offered ecumenical worship, education, and humanitarian action for over 50 years! The Council was established by area churches to respond to needs in the community that could be best served through common action. Today, it works on behalf of eight local Christian churches and organizations: Orchard Valley United Church, Wolfville United Baptist Church, St. John’s Anglican Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Port Williams Baptist Church, Manning Memorial Chapel – Acadia University, Religious Society of Friends – Quakers, and L’Arche Homefires.

What does WAICC do?
WAICC’s initiatives, that reflect faith in action, are made possible by people in our community who provide essential resources: volunteers give their time and talents; donors give money and food. Initiatives focus on two broad areas:
 Attending to Spiritual Needs by hosting worship services for residents of the Wolfville Nursing Home and Wolfville Elms, and by organizing ecumenical worship services, and community events such as speakers, workshops, and vigils.
 Addressing Social and Humanitarian Needs through a school supply program, support for student food programs and for individuals’ emergency and special needs, the Wolfville Area Food Bank, and the Christmas hamper program.

Where does WAICC operate?
WAICC’s outreach initiatives assist people in the service area (see map) regardless of religious affiliation.
WAICC’s ministry was aptly described by Rev. Doug Hergett in his book, Visible Faith, when he observed that WAICC’s good work in the community is possible because “church members have been joined and supported in their endeavors by many others whose motivation is a social or humanitarian concern.”
As members of the the local churches that make up WAICC you can be proud of the work being done in the community on your behalf by WAICC volunteers to help our neighbours with very real needs. If you would like to learn more please contact the church office.
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The Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council:  Faith in Action  
A story of Ruth
I volunteer with the Wolfville Area Food Bank and I want to tell you a story about a woman I know – I’ll call her Ruth.  To keep her costs down, she turned her heat way down.  She wore double socks and sweaters around the house.  And, right after supper she spent the evening in bed because her apartment was cold and she could stay warm under blankets.  She couldn’t afford enough food, so finally she broke down and came to our Food Bank. When she got home with her food she spread it out on the table and made a list of everything she’d been given.  She thought that like other “banks” she had to pay it back some day.  And then she sat down and she cried because she could not imagine how she would ever be able to do that.  When Ruth came to see us again, we explained that the food was a gift; from kind and generous people in our community.  Again, she cried; from relief.  And gave me the most genuine hug and thank you that you can imagine. 

Did you know that the Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council (WAICC) provides outreach ministry to assist people like Ruth on behalf of local churches?  Here are a few interesting facts to help you get to know WAICC a little better.

Who is WAICC?
Founded in 1970, WAICC has offered ecumenical worship, education, and humanitarian action for over 50 years!  The Council was established by area churches to respond to needs in the community that could be best served through common action.  Today, it works on behalf of eight local Christian churches and organizations:  Orchard Valley United Church, Wolfville United Baptist Church, St. John’s Anglican Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Port Williams Baptist Church, Manning Memorial Chapel – Acadia University, Religious Society of Friends – Quakers, and L’Arche Homefires. 

What does WAICC do?  
WAICC’s initiatives, that reflect faith in action, are made possible by people in our community who provide essential resources: volunteers give their time and talents; donors give money and food.  Initiatives focus on two broad areas: 
 Attending to Spiritual Needs by hosting worship services for residents of the Wolfville Nursing Home and Wolfville Elms, and by organizing ecumenical worship services, and community events such as speakers, workshops, and vigils.
 Addressing Social and Humanitarian Needs through a school supply program, support for student food programs and for individuals’ emergency and special needs, the Wolfville Area Food Bank, and the Christmas hamper program. 

Where does WAICC operate?
WAICC’s outreach initiatives assist people in the service area (see map) regardless of religious affiliation. 
WAICC’s ministry was aptly described by Rev. Doug Hergett in his book, Visible Faith, when he observed that WAICC’s good work in the community is possible because “church members have been joined and supported in their endeavors by many others whose motivation is a social or humanitarian concern.”
As members of the the local churches that make up WAICC  you can be proud of the work being done in the community on your behalf by WAICC volunteers to help our neighbours with very real needs. If you would like to learn more please contact the church office.

Ecumenical Lectionary Lenten Bible Study -- Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, March 3 to 24, online via Zoom with Rev. Dr. Rob Hankinson, retired United Church of Canada minister. To register for the series and obtain the zoom link, send your name by email to . Please send any questions about the series to Rob. Readings are selected from the Revised Common Lectionary Year B. Bring a Bible of your choice.

March 3: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22
March 10: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3,17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21
March 17: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33
March 24:
For Palm Sunday: Psalm 118:1-2,19-29; Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16
For Passion Sunday: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15,47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40-47)
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Ecumenical Lectionary Lenten Bible Study -- Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, March 3 to 24, online via Zoom with Rev. Dr. Rob Hankinson, retired United Church of Canada minister. To register for the series and obtain the zoom link, send your name by email to robthechaplain@gmail.com. Please send any questions about the series to Rob. Readings are selected from the Revised Common Lectionary Year B. Bring a Bible of your choice.

March 3: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22
March 10: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3,17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21
March 17: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33
March  24:
For Palm Sunday: Psalm 118:1-2,19-29; Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16
For Passion Sunday: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15,47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40-47)

Photos from this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Clergy from the member churches, chapel assistants and folk from L'Arche all helped lead the worship that focused on abiding in Christ. Wolfville Baptist hosted the worship. ... See MoreSee Less

Photos from this years Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Clergy from the member churches, chapel assistants and folk from LArche all helped lead the worship that focused on abiding in Christ. Wolfville Baptist hosted the worship.

he Manning Memorial Chapel Team joins others within the Acadia University Community and across Canada to celebrate Black History Month.

We launch the celebrations today, Sunday January 31, 2021, with a virtual Worship Service that includes special guests.

Among our guests are: Ms. Fikayo Kayode, President of the Black Students’ Association at Acadia and Preacher, the Rev’d. Michael Blair, the first Black person to be appointed General Secretary of the United Church of Canada.

You are invited to join in the Worship Service via the website or YouTube link at a time convenient to you:

Manning Memorial Chapel Website: chapel.acadiau.ca/Home.html

Sunday January 31, 2021 – Guest Speaker: Rev. Michael Blair

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vkAG66T-M4

Other special events planned by the Chapel to celebrate BHM are:

Poster Exhibition on Black People & Religion in the Maritimes
Wednesday 3rd
Bible Study, 6.00 p.m.: An African in the Bible, the Queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10: 1 – 13)

Wednesday 10th
Bible Study 6.00 p.m.: An African in the Bible, the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8: 26 – 40)

Thursday 11th
2.00 – 3.15 p.m. African Heritage Month Webinar: Black Perspectives in Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Conversation. (Team: Sociology – Dr. Claudine Bonner, Discussant Dr. Marc Ramsay, Acadia Philosophy Department; Science and Technology – Dr. Martin Tango, Discussant, Dr. Anna Frammartino Wilks, Acadia Philosophy Department; Theology – Prof Anthony Reddie (Oxford University), Discussant Dr. Donna Seamone Lecturer in Comparative Religion & Chair, Acadia Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee.

Saturday 13th
Pre-Lent Retreat, 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. Supporting Those Who Suffer

Wednesday 17th
Ash Wednesday. Bible Study 6.00 p.m. African American Christian Thinker, Howard Thurman, Christian Mystic

Wednesday 24th
Bible Study, 6.00 p.m. African American Christian Thinker Shawn Copeland, Roman Catholic Lay Woman Theologian

Saturday 27th
Feature on race and Church Music: Black & White Crossovers in the Music of Spirituality and culture?

Sunday 28th
Worship Service, 7.00 p.m. Ending Black History Month Celebrations (Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. Rhonda Britton, the first Black Woman to serve as President of Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada, Pastor New Horizon Baptist Church and Acadia University Alumna)

Please keep checking Acadia University and the Manning Memorial Chapel websites for information and updates about activities that will be held to celebrate Black History Month 2021.

Thanks!
Peace and blessings
Marjorie
The Reverend Marjorie Lewis PhD
Chaplain and Dean of the Manning Memorial Chapel
Acadia University
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