Every Summer Christ Church Seaway partners with the Salvation Army and local school boards to help children begin the school year with the supplies needed for their education. Some families struggle with the cost of starting a new school year. By providing quality new backpacks and lunch bags for students in need, we are helping to make sure every child attends the first day of school with the appropriate supplies and that families feel the community’s support.
If you feel called to help support kids in our community as they begin a new school year, please purchase a good quality backpack and lunch bag. Drop them off at the church during the week or bring them with you to the outdoor service this Sunday August 20th. The backpacks will be prayed over during the service and sent to the Salvation Army in Cornwall for sorting the following day. Thank you for supporting this outreach ministry.
Some Youth members of Christ Church Seaway are raising money to attend Ontario Pioneer Camp this summer. Check out how you can join in their latest fundraising opportunity by clicking below:
Boston Pizza Camp Fundraiser
When the weather gets warm and the sun is shining, everyone wants to be outdoors! For Christ Church Seaway, that means it’s time to flip over the canoe and celebrate the Eucharist outside!
The liturgy is very casual. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and stay for a picnic lunch after the service. If you have outside games to play, bring those too! A simple BBQ (hamburgers or hot dogs) is provided. Everything else is pot-luck.
Christ Church Seaway has four outdoor worship services scheduled for this Summer:
Sunday June 18 – Sunday School and Choir end-of-season celebration!
Sunday July 2 – Canada 150 celebration!
Sunday August 20 – general summer fun!
Sunday September 3 – Labour Day weekend!
Outdoor services begin at 10am. 8am services will continue to be held indoors.
Everyone is always welcome!
June 11th is Trinity Sunday. Christ Church Seaway is celebrating by learning more about the work of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. PWRDF is the primary means by which the Anglican Church of Canada responds to humanitarian needs related to relief, refugees, development, and justice in Canada and around the world.
Jane Maxwell is our diocesan representative and the chair of the Diocesan PWRDF Working Group. She will be addressing the 10am congregation with a slideshow presentation during the usual sermon time and will be available to chat about the work of PWRDF after the service.
This is a great chance to learn more about PWRDF and how we can further support this vital ministry!
This Sunday June 4th is the Christian Feast of Pentecost. On this day the followers of Jesus mark the coming of the Holy Spirit and the anniversary of the Christian Church. Christ Church Seaway will be observing this feast with multicultural music, and the reading of scripture in various languages (English, Inuktitut, Greek, and Bengali). If you are really keen, feel free to wear the colour red for this Eucharistic celebration!
After the 10 AM service Rev. Patrick and members of Parish Council will lead our third Turning-Point Conversation. This conversation will focus on a shared ministry proposal for our area. This will be a chance to learn more about a proposed plan that would allow for more cooperation between parishes and would also lead to some cost savings for Christ Church Seaway.
The conversation will take place over a pot-luck lunch so please bring a dish to share. Everyone is welcome!
This Sunday June 28 The Right Reverend John Chapman will be leading worship at Christ Church Seaway. Bishop John has just marked the 10th anniversary of his ordination as Bishop of Ottawa. He is very familiar with Christ Church Seaway and is always welcome in our midst as a leader and a friend.
During the liturgy, Seth Grant will receive the sacrament of Confirmation. For the past few years Seth has been active in the the community of Christ Church through his participation in the youth group, his work as a server, and as a friendly face around the parish. Please pray for Seth as he takes this on this new commitment of faith.
The service takes place Sunday at 10am. As always, everyone is welcome to take part. A pot-luck reception will follow. This will be a great chance to get to know Bishop John, support Seth, and celebrate together as a community!