What's New @ St. Albans
A Note to A Rocha Ottawa Friends
We hope that you had a great Thanksgiving and were able to enjoy the beautiful sunny weather this week. We led a group of students on the King Mountain Trail on Tuesday afternoon and the fall colours were amazing.
Thanks to Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson for her wonderful presentation at the Oct. 1 event. A summary of this event is found on the following website: https://arocha.ca/knowing-place-ottawa-valley/
All the details of our next event on Saturday Nov. 5 are below. First though, here is a short summary of the event that we encourage you to place in your church bulletin and other appropriate places:
"Am I my Brother’s Keeper? And What about the Planet?"
A Rocha, a Christian organization involved in environmental stewardship, will be hosting this presentation by Dr. Iain Provain, professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College at 7:30 pm, Saturday Nov. 5 in Chelsea, 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa. For those interested, the presentation will be preceded by a hike in Gatineau Park and a potluck supper. For location and complete details of this event please see: https://arocha.ca/event/earth-keeping-people-keeping-ottawa/
St. Alban's Theatre Program
What: The purpose is to engage faith and related ideas through theatre and the collective creation process, as well as to explore worshiping God through theatre and contribute to the worship experience at St. Alban's.
This six-week program includes discussion about arts and faith, employing theatre as a means to innovatively communicate ideas, beauty, and truthfulness, participating in theatre exercises in playfulness, expression, and storytelling techniques, and culminating in developing and presenting an original short piece to the congregation.
Who: Anyone 16 years and older. Special emphasis on being gender and sexual diversity friendly, as well as doubt and questioning friendly
New Season for St. Albans Book Club
PWRDF Hurricane Matthew Relief Underway in Haiti
Through its partner ACT Alliance, the Primates World Relief and Development Fund is already on the ground in Haiti, and has announced an initial grant of $15,000. You can contribute to hurricane relief in Haiti through St. Albans, by earmarking your donation, “PWRDF Hurricane Matthew Haiti Relief.”