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Clergy Bear is ready for every season with these beautiful stoles, handmade by Eileen Colbourne, ACW President of the Diocese of Central Newfoundland. Clergy Bear was presented as a gift from the ACW and Altar Guild group to the Rev. Karen Urquhart at her induction as priest at St. Catherine of Alexandria, Port Coquitlam, BC. Rev. Urquhart plans to use Clergy Bear as a teaching aid about the liturgical seasons. Order your very own Clergy Bear here.
Queen's College (St. John's, NL) theological students Christine Lynch, Kay Short, and Tryphena Vallis all received bursaries from AFC's Catholic Apostolic Trust this fall. They sent AFC their thanks and the following: "In addition to the heartfelt thanks for the bursaries, we are proud supporters of the Hope Bear/Hope Air project. The Students Association of Queen’s College and the College of Deacons of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador have both made contributions to this initiative."
All three recipients are pictured below, as well as the Rev. Dr. David Bell, holding Clergy Bear on behalf of the College of Deacons, wearing a deacon’s stole, and the Rev. Dr. Alex Faseruk, holding College Bear, wearing the scarf of Queen’s College.
Last week at its November Board Meeting, the AFC Board of Directors awarded over $150,000 in grants and over $40,000 in theological bursaries to parishes and individuals across the country. We are getting ready to announce the recipients of this year's Request-for-Proposals process, so keep watching our blog for the exciting reveal!
Hope Bear was a special guest at the 2014 National ACW Conference this past September in Saskatoon, SK. Hope Bear came to the conference dressed in style in a knitted sweater set in Saskatchewan colors and matching wheat pattern cotton shorts. Many thanks to all of our ACW supporters across the country who are such wonderful champions for Hope Bear!