St. Richard's Studies and Discussion Groups
St. Richard's holds a variety of education opportunities, including video and book studies and discussion groups throughout the year. All are welcome to join us. Current and upcoming activities are listed below. For more information please contact Paul Dumbrille, Christian Education Coordinator.
Lunch & Learn - Rob Bell Videos Jan 13-Feb 3
Join us for some lunch and learn sessions at 11:45 am on Sundays. Once again we will be using the videos produced
by Nooma, featuring Rob Bell; each lasts about 10-12 minutes and poses some thought-provoking questions. All are
welcome to join in the viewing and discussion following. For any questions, please speak to Paul Dumbrille
(email@example.com or 613-225-0806).
Lenten Speakers - Feb 17 to Mar 17
Feb 17 - First Sunday in Lent is committment Sunday for GIFT. Speakers from the GIFT team will be invited to
speak and we'll celebrate the conclusion of the primary phase of the campaign.
Lenten Study - Living Justice and the Psalms: A Bible Study - Feb 20 to Mar 20During Lent, St. Richard's, St. Michael's and St. Mark's will host a 6-week session looking at poverty and justice issues (courtesy of Citizens for Public Justice. Mark your calendars for Wednesday evenings, 7:00 to 8:30 pm from February 20 to March 20 and join the discussion. The discussions will be held in the hall at St. Mark's. Margo will address the first topic: "Emotional Poverty and Psalm 51" during her sermon on February 13.
February 20: Community Poverty and Psalm 22
February 27: Spiritual Poverty and Psalm 19
March 6: Emotional Poverty and Psalm 107
March 13: Material Poverty and Psalm 119
March 20: Addressing Poverty and Psalm 118
April 21 - Matthew House OttawaOn Sunday, April 21, following the 10 am service, St. Richard's will host a soup luncheon and a presentation about Matthew House Ottawa. The Executive Director, Janice Long-Mills, will speak at both 8 and 10 am services and then join us afterwards to talk about the work of this local ministry to refugees who have recently arrived in Canada. The Outreach Committee is exploring ways is which we can assist Matthew House. You are invited to come for soup and buns, make a free-will donation for your lunch, and bring needed items to support Matthew House Ottawa - new pillows, dishwasher and laundry detergent (high energy machine, scent-free), and bus tickets (these will be collected Sundays April 21, 28, and May 5). Matthew House also operates the Furniture Bank, which takes donations of used furniture and makes it available at no cost to refugees as well as social assistance recipients (see the poster on the bulletin board). We hope you will come and learn about this very necessary service that is offered to show our love and support to the stranger among us. For more information, please speak to Wendy Birkinshaw Malo.
Updated: April 12, 2013