“We have to mean it,” insisted the boy. “We have to welcome everyone!” Church signs tend to provoke a response, and this one—The Anglican Church Welcomes You—ignited a sense of urgency in my young friend. For him, the sign was a call to action: for the church to live up to the slogan and cast a wide, all-inclusive net.
The Board of Directors of the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott Brubacher to the position of Executive Director beginning October 18, 2021. Dr. Brubacher will succeed the Rev. Canon Dr. Judy Rois who retires on October 15, 2021.
The Anglican Foundation of Canada’s (AFC) Say Yes! to Kids campaign has united volunteer fundraisers from across the country. As the campaign enters its final week, AFC is celebrating the efforts of one of its youngest fundraising teams: St. John’s & St. Andrew’s Kids, a partnership between the youth at St. John’s, Fort Smith, and St. Andrew’s, Hay River, two very community-focused churches in the Diocese of the Arctic.
The first gift to the Say Yes! to Kids campaign came on March 25, and it was given by a 14 year-old boy—sharing money, set aside as a periodic tithe from his allowance. The gift that helped us officially achieve our $100,000 goal came on June 24, from a retired priest, now in his 90s.