Bishop's Lenten Books for 2021
This year, Bishop Susan Bell has chosen to recommend two books for Lent: Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting by Holly Whitcomb and The Way of St. Benedict by Archbishop Rowan Williams.
A source of inspiration for the bishop’s most recent charge to synod, Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting is well suited to a time of pandemic, especially during the season of Lent. This book presents seven spiritual gifts that waiting can teach us: patience, loss of control, live in the present, compassion, gratitude, humility, and trust in God.
The latest work by Archbishop Rowan Williams, is being recommended for individual study as a way growing in one’s faith and discipleship. The Way of St Benedict explores the appeal of St. Benedict's sixth-century Rule and shows it to be a document of great relevance to contemporary Christians and non-believers alike. The book speaks to the Rule's ability to help anyone live more fully in harmony with others while orienting themselves fully to the will of God.
Both books are readily available through online book suppliers at an affordable price.
Canterbury Hils a Forever Memory
Canterbury Hills Virtual Camp registration is now open. Bring the magic of Canterbury Hills right to the comfort of your own home. Each week will offer a variety of activities that encourage spiritual growth, independent play, creativity, and exploration, with opportunities to connect and share with staff and fellow campers. View the dates and themes of each week here to pick the right session for your camper! Each week will also include a virtual group campfire and chapel sessions!
To register, visit the Canterbury Hills website.
Canterbury Hills Camp is excited to launch a new pen pal program. Campers will be matched with another participant of similar age and interests. Your camper will then receive five pre-addressed, stamped envelopes, and conversation starter cards. What a fun opportunity to meet a new friend who could even become a cabin mate in an upcoming summer! This will be an add on program that is accessible to campers registered in any of the 2021 summer sessions. Select this option while registering online. The pen pal program comes with a one-time $10 fee.
"I love Norval as I have never loved any place save Cavendish. It is as if I had known it all my life..."
COME AND JOIN US
"Montgomery Christmas in Norval" celebrates Lucy Maud Montgomery one of our most famous former citizens who lived in our village from 1926-1935. The annual event since 1993 is held each year on or close to the author's birthday which was November 30. 1874.
Norval churches all participate: St. Paul's Anglican Church, Norval United Church, Norval Presbyterian Church and St. Elias Ukrainian Church on Heritage Road. All the churches join in the festivities by hosting church bazaars while the brass band of Norval United plays Christmas songs through out the village.
Special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and Anne of Green Gables are always an event highlight!
Please join us Saturday November 30, 2019 at St. Paul's Anglican Parish Hall for lunch, bake table, crafts, raffle, and lot's more.
Location: 16 Adamson Street South, Norval
Time: 9:00 - 1:00