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This website is purposed to help Christians connect with each other.  We believe that bonds of trust are forged as we work together to serve our Community and celebrate the Lordship of Jesus Christ. To this end the site is a gathering spot for Church Listings, Special Events of Interest to Christians and a Blog edition of the Sudbury Christian Messenger Email Digest. Look through the site and get involved by submitting/updating your church listing and submitting Special Events.

Now is the time to register your kids for Summer Camp

Plunge in the Park - 40 people baptized

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Invitation to a NO-COST Reformation Movement Experience

Be part of increased co-operation and friendship between Christian communities.  

Join us for a free, three-part Ecumenical experience"Together in Christ".   Explore the historic roots of the Reformation, the movement from conflict to increasing communion, and the movement from communion to a commitment to the ecumenical imperative, may they be one.(John 17:21)

All sessions are from 7-9 pm on Wednesdays, July 12, 19 and 26 at St.Andrew's Place, Larch Street, Sudbury.
For more details phone (705) 674-4834 or see us on Facebook

 

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Nord500North

DATE: September 21 & 22, 2017
LOCATION: Holiday Inn, Sudbury
Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Movement and the Ongoing Reformation

Nord500North
Facebook:  Nord500North
Tel. (705) 674 4834

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1.   Branch 76 Legion Canada Day Celebration  |July 1  |Minnow Lake

  2.    Free Family Canada150 Celebration  4th Annual  |July 1  |Sudbury

 3.    Gospel Concert & Healing Festival  |July 1  |Sudbury

 4.    The Cry Kingston Conference  |July 1  |Kingston

 5.    Early Bird Registration for Nord500North  |July 2  |Mid-Northern Ontario

 6.    Wanup Chapel Service  |July 2  and first Sunday of the month  |Wanup

 7.    Impact  |July 2 and Sundays  |Sudbury & Kfm 95.5

 8.    Now’s the time to register your children/grandchildren for Christian summer camp

 9.    Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |July 3 and Mondays  |New Sudbury

10.  Adult Children of Alcoholics  |July 3  and every Monday  |Minnow Lake

11.  DivorceCare  |July 3 and Mondays  |Sudbury

12.  Summer Fitness at Holy Redeemer  |July 4 and most Tuesdays and Thursdays till August 31   |Minnow Lake

13.  The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community  |July 4, 5, 6, 7 |Sudbury

14.  Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |July 6  and Thursdays  |Sudbury

15.  Christ the King Prayer Group  |  July 6 and Thursdays  | Sudbury

16.  Sagamok Annual Tent Meetings  |July 7, 8, 9  |Massey

17.  Silent Vigil for Peace  |July 7 and each Friday  |Sudbury

18.  Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |July 8  and every Saturday  |Sudbury

19.  Summer Vacation Bible Camp at Holy Redeemer Parish  |July 17-21  |Minnow Lake

20.  Creation 2017 Super Conference  |August 13-18  |Muskoka

21.  Nord500North Planning Team for 500th Commemoration of the Reformation  |Sept.  5 |Sudbury

22.  Nord500North Mass Choir Rehearsal  |September 7  |Sudbury

23.  Ladies Retreat @ Camp Norland  |September 8, 9 and 10  |Warren, ON

24.  Sudbury Christian Business Men’s Lunch/Speaker Event  |September 13  |Sudbury

25.  Nord500North Dress Rehearsal for Mass Choir  |September 16  |Sudbury

26.  Annual Dinner-Speaker Event for Sudbury Pro-Life  |September 16  |Sudbury

27.  500North:  Commemoration of 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation  |September 21 and 22, 2017 |Sudbury

28.  Rob Parker, National House of Prayer Event  |September 28-30  |Sudbury

29.  Michael W. Smith in Concert  |October 7  |Sudbury

30.  Global Leadership Summit  |October 19 & 20 |Sudbury

31.  CHP National Convention  |November 1-4  |Ottawa

32.  Save the Date:  New Evangelization Summit  |April 27 & 28  |Sudbury

PRAYERS & PRAISE

Praise Reports:    The CRTC The CRTC has approved 6 more licenses to Kfm Christian Radio for mid-northern Ontario; The Nord500North Mass Choir, under the Direction of Brenda Cavallin, had an outstanding response and first rehearsal

Prayer Request:  Please pray for the clergy of our Churches

Prayer Request for Christians

Invitation to Join a National Prayer Network


CITIZEN RESPONSE

Sudbury Project Hope – Update from Jim Gordon, Chair

3 Ways you can Take Action Against Pornography


PROVINCIAL NEWS

Ontario’s Bill 89 – Media reports

Students at an Ontario Catholic School Board will soon have more flexibility to opt out of religious courses and programs

Canadian bill serves as a ‘bludgeon to kill the Christian in the child’     By Dr. Scott Masson

An Ontario judge has tossed out a provincial Liberal law that banned access to abortion statistics on the grounds it violated the Charter.


NATIONAL NEWS

Alberta Senator Concerned about Bill C-51, that it puts religious freedom at risk

Canada Senate Passes Transgender Rights Bill C-16


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Pediatricians group counters attacks for rejecting transgender ideology

What Feminist Camille Paglia Says About Transgenderism

Report Finds New Treatment for Children with Gender Issues Not Supported by Science.

He was considered the patron saint of euthanasia; now he’s having second thoughts

Cash-strapped World Health Organization slammed for high travel costs

Catholic bishop: If it’s legal, it’s not automatically moral. Just look at slavery and abortion

“The View” compares pro-life Christians to the Taliban


FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS

Community Emergency Fund


REQUESTS

Church of the Epiphany has a large cross to give away

Basses and tenors needed for Nord500North Mass Choir, September


MEDIA MARVELS

Sudbury Artist Offers her Canada Day thanking God for His blessings on YouTube, free

God bless Canada on our 150th Birthday

CNN producer caught admitting media’s on ‘witch hunt’ against Trump

Christian programs available 24/7 on the Miracle Channel, including Creation Ministries Magazine

Message from Paul McCartney’s Mom Inspires Song

Oldie but Goodie …..Paul Harvey    1965 ………”If I were the Devil”

Sookram Bus Summer Tour Opportunities

Dinosaur Valley open

Thought-provoking poem    “Refugees” by Brian Bilston

CELEBRATING THE STORIES OF CANADA'S CHRISTIAN HERITAGE


HELP NEEDED

Elgin Street Mission calls out for summer slacks


DAILY CHUCKLE

Our lives


WORDS OF WISDOM

My future with Jesus – according to the Book of John, Holy Bible

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  CELEBRATING CANADA’S CHRISTIAN HERITAGE

by Pastor Rob Weatherby

 

Today we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

 

We can all think of many things about our country to be thankful for. For me, one of them is our strong Christian heritage. Many of the world’s 200+ countries don’t have one. What is the evidence for ours? Take a look…

 

Our Pioneers

Most of our country’s early explorers and pioneers were committed Christians. Names like John Cabot, Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain. In their writings they clearly stated that their purpose in risking their lives to discover and explore the New World was for the glory of God and to share His truth with the native people.

 

Our Nation-builders

Most of Canada’s nation-builders were committed Christians. Names like David Thompson (explorer of western Canada), George Brown (father of Confederation and founder of the “Globe and Mail”), William Howland (mayor of Toronto), Timothy Eaton (businessman), Nellie McClung (moral reformer), Winfred Grenfell (medical missionary to Labrador), George Vanier (Governor-General) and Ernest Manning (Alberta premier) come to mind.

 

Our Name        

Leonard Tilley was one of the delegates to the Confederation meetings in Charlottetown, PEI, in 1864. During his morning devotions he read         Psalm 72:8 – “He shall have dominion also from sea to sea”. He proposed that the new country should be called “the Dominion of Canada”. Sir John A. Macdonald and the rest agreed.

 

Our Parliament Buildings                   

As you enter the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill you can see 3 biblical verses engraved over the arches -- Psalm 72:1, Psalm 72:8 and Prov. 29:18. These Scriptures speak of prayer, God’s justice, righteousness, rule and vision. Our nation was founded on these principles.

 

Our Churches

For the first 100 years of our history, most churches in Canada were full and vibrant. Many had healthy Sunday Schools. Most Canadians called themselves Christians. It was the dominant worldview and Christian clergy and lay leaders were influential opinion-makers.

     

Our Schools

Most of our early educational institutions were founded by Christian individuals or denominations. Egerton Ryerson  (founder of public education in Ontario) declared that his primary task was to make men Christians. Baptists founded Acadia and McMaster, Lutherans founded Waterloo, Anglicans founded Dalhousie and Western, and Catholics founded St. Michael’s and Saint Mary’s to name a few.

 

 

Our Hospitals

Canada’s first hospital, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, was founded by a Catholic order in 1639.

Catholic nuns still serve in hospitals and nursing homes across the country. Methodists, Presbyterians, Salvation Army and Lutherans also founded our earliest hospitals and nursing homes.

 

Our Media

During our first century, our media (newspapers, books and later movies) were morally wholesome and respectful of God and Christianity. Many movies had biblical themes such as “The Ten Commandments”, “Ben Hur” and “The Greatest Story Ever Told”.

 

Our Priorities  

“The Lord’s Day Act” became law in 1906. It prohibited Sunday business so Canadians could enjoy a day of rest on Sunday. It reflected the 4th commandment found in Exodus 20:8-11. It was ended in 1985 by the Supreme Court.

 

Our Morality                                        

For the first 100 years of our history, issues like abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriage were unthinkable. Pornography and public swearing were taboo, marriage was strong and divorce was rare. Most Canadians believed that “righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). Our biggest city was even called “Toronto the Good”.

 

In God’s eyes, I believe Canada was a great nation! For the first two-thirds of our history we enjoyed a strong Christian heritage. Has anything changed in the last 50 years? We’ll tackle that question in part 2 of this series. Stay tuned.

 

In the meantime, Happy Birthday Canada… and thank God for our Christian heritage!

 

 

Pastor Rob Weatherby serves the Bethel Baptist Church family in Whitefish.