Collation of resolutions from General Synod outlining the movement over 15 years in the discussion about human sexuality, particularly homosexuality.
Resource Tag: FWM
Revised document (circa spring 2003) by National Church Council of ELCIC and Council of General Synod for ACC, detailing guidelines for common worship among Lutherans and Anglicans. Topics include principles of common planning, contexts and occasions, roles of leadership, guidelines for specific liturgical celebrations and commonly used resources.
Guidelines for inter-faith dialogue prepared in October 1988 for Canadian Anglicans by the Ecumenical Office of the Anglican Church of Canada. As explained in detail here, the church’s approach consists of two separate but inter-related aspects, dialogue and common action.
Helps parish leaders assess their parish using seven marks of healthy congregations. Working with a diocesan facilitator, parish leaders carry out a self-assessment. Following this, parish leaders receive support from a diocesan facilitator in developing plans to become healthier.
News releases, official resolutions and statements from the Anglican Church related to homosexuality, encompassing the period from 1978 to 2007.
Statement approved in 1997 by Canada’s Anglican bishops updating thier 1979 guidelines for dealing with the ordination of homosexual individuals and pastoral relationship with the gay community. Includes discussion of gay and lesbian people in society and the church, blessing of covenanted relationships and the ordination of gay and lesbian people.
Introduction to apologia for Hymn Book Supplement Task Force, describing its mandate and approach. Lists members of task force.
Commentary on the importance of interfaith dialogue and its role in the Anglican Church of Canada. Includes contact information for Archdeacon Bruce Myers, the church’s co-ordinator for ecumenical and interfaith relations, as well as a list of interfaith resources.
Accessible seminary-level training for locally trained priests and deacons. Over a three-year cycle, participants take nine 21-hour courses. Most participants have completed Education for Ministry prior to taking this program, so courses are focussed on practical ministry concerns, assuming that participants already have a grounding in theology and bible. Courses are hosted by parishes around the diocese, which builds community and support for the program. A separate shorter course is offered for licensed lay ministers.
Leadership formation for those looking to connect their Christian faith to bringing about positive change in their organizations and the wider world.
Principles to guide the revision of contemporary language common worship texts of the Anglican Church of Canada Document prepared by the Faith Worship and Ministry Committee of General Synod outlining liturgical principles to guide the revision of contemporary language common worship texts of the Anglican Church of Canada. PDF file.
The Book of Alternative Services (BAS) and supplementary resources are now available for download. In 2009, the Council of General Synod authorized the online publication of these texts. The goals are to assist liturgy planners and to encourage future web-based work of liturgical text development.
List of resources created by group of lay people and clergy working with John Hill as further development of ideas in his book “Making Disciples” to make catechumenate easier to understand and implement in parish, offered by Liturgy Working Group of FWM for purposes of study and evaluation.
Designed to reach young families who have not had a church experience as well as those families for whom traditional Sunday morning church is not appropriate. Most Messy Churches gather once a month in a church, usually on a day other than Sunday, and use a Biblical story as the theme of the gathering.
Liturgical texts and readings in English, French, ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ (Inuktitut), and Western Cree for National Aboriginal Day of Prayer, to be used on June 21 in the Book of Alternative Service Calendar of Memorials and Commemorations.