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Current Happenings

Our Worship – Summer Services

Under One Sky – Development Plan Update

Nearly New Shop – CLOSED JULY & AUGUST

Activities at Julian of Norwich – This Month

More Good Stuff at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church


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Welcome

Welcome to Julian of Norwich Anglican Church

Introducing Our Leadership

Join Us for Dinner Church

Children’s Formation

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Our Worship

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES:
July & August
Family Eucharist at 9:00 am
Fellowship after Service in the Sanctuary
Summer Leadership Through August 4th

Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell
The Reverend Paul Blunt
The Reverend Julian Campbell

The Reverend Monique Stone rejoins us August 11th


THURSDAY SERVICE TIMES:
July & August
Thursday Services will be on hiatus, resuming September 5th

Development Update

*** Development Update June 2019 *** – External PDF Download ⤵

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church, with support of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, are currently discerning a call to transform our property to create a new sanctuary space for the congregation and to maximize the property to benefit the quality of life of residents in the surrounding community.

Update information will be found here, but the project itself is complex and thus it may be incomplete and/or change quickly.

Contact The Reverend Monique Stone for more information.

Nearly New Shop

The shop will re-open on September 5th.

Are you looking for a local charity where you can donate used articles? We operate a used clothing shop and book store at our church. The shop provides a low-cost option to families to shop and the money raised is used to support the church’s many activities.

During the summer months, items may be dropped off inside the church’s main entrance at 7 Rossland Avenue on Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

We also accept donations of books, toys and small household items.

Please consider us when you want to make a donation of used or new items.

Prayer Gathering

Friday, July 12, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

All are invited to Julian for an hour of prayer for General Synod, and for Monique who will be in Vancouver, July 10-16, as one of our Diocesan delegates. We will be joining with people from across Canada in praying that the delegates will be guided by the Holy Spirit in making decisions that lead to the building up of God’s Kingdom, and in the selection of a new Primate.

Coordinated by the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer (AFP), Canadians across the country are making a special effort to pray for our national church’s gathering that happens once every 3 years. While we are encouraged to pray every day during the whole period of July 10-16, the people of our Diocese are asked to make a special effort on Friday, July 12 in concert with people in our Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario.

To encourage prayer on that day, Julian will host a prayer gathering for an hour. Included will be prayers concerning the election of a new Primate for Canada, who will be elected July 13th.

Please contact Paul Dumbrille (613-225-0806 ) if you have any questions or comments.

Activities This Month

What When & Where
🗩 Bible
Curiosi-Tea
You are invited to join members of Julian of Norwich community at a faith enriching study of the Gospel in a relaxed, cozy atmosphere.

We meet at 10am on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Friday of each month in the Sanctuary.

We enjoy tea and fellowship, as we discuss the scripture, relating its meaning in our lives today.

All are welcome to share thoughts about what the scripture is saying, what we are learning and how it relates to our lives and Julian community today.

If you would like to learn more, please CLICK HERE

2nd, 3rd, & 4th Fri. of each month at 10 a.m.
Location: Sanctuary
🗩 Christian
Meditation
Every Monday, a group meets in the church sanctuary for Christian meditation from 3 to 4 p.m. These sessions are open to anyone who wishes to spend time in silent prayer, with instructions provided for newcomers.

The group is coordinated by Julian of Norwich parishioners, but also includes people from other denominations. During each session, a discussion video by a Christian Meditation leader is followed by a period of silent reflection. The session concludes with questions and discussion.

For more information, contact Gayle Ascah (613-226-8161) or Marg Dumbrille (613-225-0806).

Mon’s. 3-4 p.m. – in the Sanctuary
Holiday Mondays excepted
Hildegard’s Circle Last Friday of each month
Call Iris Pearman (829-0407) for information.
Prayer Shawl Ministry Knitting lessons Every Wednesday
Julian knitters – Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Old Forge knitting group 10 a.m. – Noon

Even More Activities

What When & Where
Bible Curiosi-Tea 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Fri. of each month at 10 a.m.
Location: Sanctuary
Christian Meditation Mon’s. 3-4 p.m. – in the Sanctuary
Holiday Mondays excepted
Hildegard’s Circle Last Friday of each month
Call Iris Pearman (829-0407) for information.
Prayer Shawl Ministry Knitting lessons Every Wednesday
Julian knitters – Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Old Forge knitting group 10 a.m. – Noon

First Time Here?

We welcome you to our humble church, as you enlighten us with your warmth and spirited nature.
We are truly grateful to you for your visit and hope you have memorable moments throughout.

Do I need to get dressed up to come to Julian?

We are informal, so please wear whatever feels comfortable to you.

What do I do when I arrive?

Whether you come to either the 8:00 am, or the 10:00 am service you will be met by a friendly greeter who will pass along to you whatever you need for the service. Please feel free to ask your greeter any questions that you may have, and please do sit wherever you wish.

What about my children?

Your children are welcome to stay with you during the service. At the 10:00 am service a Sunday School class is offered, which lasts about 40 minutes, after which the children re-join the worship service for communion. At the back of the church there is a child-friendly play space for use at any time.

How long is the service?

At 8:00 am there is a quiet service of Holy Communion that does not include music, and lasts about 50 minutes – you can follow this service in the green Book of Alternative Services. The 10:00 am service includes music, and lasts about 1 hour – you can follow this service on the overhead screen.

How will I know when to stand, sit, or kneel?

No worries; you can easily follow the community’s lead on whether to stand, sit, or kneel. In fact, throughout the service we often give the option of assuming whichever posture is most comfortable for you, and enables you to best participate in the service. For example, if kneeling during prayer is uncomfortable, then please either sit or stand during prayer because we don’t want posture to get in the way of your being able to worship enjoyably.

What about receiving Communion?

All who are baptized are welcome to receive communion. If you are not comfortable receiving communion then you are welcome to receive a blessing – just indicate that you do not wish to receive communion by folding your arms in front of you.

What about gluten and other food sensitivities?

At Julian we provide gluten-free communion wafers in addition to regular wafers. Please indicate your gluten sensitivity to the minister serving communion. Additionally, we provide apple juice for those who do not wish to receive wine.

Do I need to bring anything?

No. As our guest you are under no obligation to contribute to the work of Julian. However, gifts are always gratefully received.


A Brief Word About the Anglican Church

The Anglican Church in Canada traces its roots back to the Church of England, and today it is an independent, self-governing church in communion with the other 44 churches of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The Anglican Church in Canada includes more than 500,000 members in nearly 1,700 parishes, and like Canada, the church has become culturally diverse.

On any given Sunday the tradition of common prayer is expressed across Canada in many languages, including Inuktitut, French, Spanish, and Cree.

For much more information about the Anglican Church in Canada, please follow this LINK

Meet the Crew

The Reverend Monique Stone

Monique joined the Julian community on May 17th, 2018. The Reverend Monique Stone’s professional journey has taken many paths, from high profile roles in the private sector to consulting work in the areas of environmental and social sustainability. However, it is her work as Anglican Priest at the Parish of Huntley in Carp which has fused both her professional and personal commitments into one.

Reverend Monique has been an ordained leader since 2011, and is well known in west Ottawa for her outgoing, approachable style, whether she is interacting with children, blessing animals or helping community members deal with life’s most difficult moments. No one, no matter their faith, background or circumstance, is ever marginalized in Reverend Monique’s presence.

From pumpkin carving gatherings, to a “Hunger Games” themed Church service, to suicide-prevention programs, to encouraging cross-generational dialogue, her goal is to foster a dynamic where people pull together to make communities and lives better. Monique is married to Chris and they have two teenagers, Lily and Rory, and two dogs, Gunner and Bowie!

The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell

The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell was ordained deacon in 2015. The ministry of a deacon is to act as a bridge from the gathered church community to the world, “to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns and hopes of the world…and to show that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ” (BCP p.543).

Elizabeth was born in Guyana, South America, and lived in Montreal and Toronto before settling in Ottawa, where she was a long-time member of the former parish of St Michael and All Angels. With her strong ties to the community and history of that parish, we are very fortunate to have her appointed in November, 2015, as part time Pastoral Associate in the new parish of Julian of Norwich.

Elizabeth’s current work at Julian of Norwich is to provide and coordinate Pastoral Care and Christian Education activities. Elizabeth has academic degrees in Public Administration and Arts, as well as training in Hospital Ministry. She is now completing studies towards M. Divinity at Saint Paul University, Ottawa. Elizabeth is married to Malcolm Lovell, and they have two daughters Amanda and Vanessa. You can contact Elizabeth at edecember@sympatico.ca or by phone at 613-723-1980.

Sue Dow – Office Administrator

Working closely with the Clergy, the Corporation and come to think about it, with almost everybody associated with the parish, Sue is the person you want to talk to about anything that is of a non-liturgical nature (although she is involved in the liturgy and worship preparation too!) Simply put, Sue is the ‘go to’ person at Julian of Norwich.

Originally from the Eastern Townships, Sue also spent portions of her youth in Kingston, Jamaica before settling with her family in the west end of Montreal. She married her husband (David) in 1975 at St. Phillip’s Anglican Church in that city and then they moved to Ottawa in 1979. Their son (Eryk) was born in 1982 and was followed five years later by their daughter (Tracy). Sue is now the proud Grandma of Carson and Peyton.

Before starting her (26 years as of 2019) career as an Office Administrator with the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, Sue spent five years with Dominion Textiles Quality Control Department in Montreal, chaired the Anxiety and Panic Disorder Support Group at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, worked as a teacher’s assistant at W.E. Gowling Public School and was office manager for a small tech firm. God truly uses all things for the good of those who love Him. Sue has a big heart for serving any and all who require an empathetic ear. She can be reached at 613-224-7178 or by email at julianofnorwichottawa@gmail.com.

Lay Leaders

  • Tom Granger (Retired, but very active Priest)
  • Chuck Belaire (People’s Warden)
  • Sue Davies (Rector’s Warden)
  • Maté Al-Kafajy (Music Director/ Organist/Pianist)
  • Mac Lindsay (Deputy Warden)
  • Paul Dumbrille (Licensed Lay Reader)

Dinner Church

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)

The sharing of a sacred meal is the heritage of the church, not as an institution but as friends and followers of Jesus.


What is Dinner Church?
A holistic, neighbourhood based expression of church that dispels isolation, reconnects neighbours, and subverts the status quo, all around the dinner table.

Dinner Church includes ritual, food, community, worship, and prayer. It highlights some of the Anglican Tradition but does so in a new way that aims to be accessible to all. Anyone can attend (from those who are sceptical of church at all to those who attend a church every Sunday). All are welcome!

Our Dates are set for Dinner Church 2019!
Invite a friend and join in this wonderful way of worshipping in community.

If you would like more info please email our student intern Michael Garner:
michaelgarner@gmail.com

Julian of Norwich Sanctuary ~ 6pm – 8pm (7 Rossland Avenue)
March 21st
April 4th
April 18th (part of the Maundy Thursday services in the Sanctuary)
May 2nd, 16th and 30th
June 6th & 20th
July 4th & 18th

Sign Up Sheets will be available on the evening for those who can assist with table set up, serving, and clean up.

A little Background: The dinner church movement is a subgroup of the Christian food movement, which is a broader movement seeking to answer the questions:

  1. How can we re-imagine food systems in a way that more clearly reflects God’s reign?
  2. Where are the Christians working for a better food system, and how can I join them?
  3. Are there existing Christian food projects that I could replicate or adapt in my context?

Children’s Formation

The church school offers programming during the 10 a.m. Sunday Family Eucharist service from September through June each year (typically for children from age from 3 to 12 years).

Sunday School provides a safe and welcoming environment for children to explore the meaning and mystery of the Bible and how it relates to their lives. The curriculum is based on Illustrated Children’s Ministry. The weekly lesson plans contain a story and a variety of activities and crafts that the children really enjoy.

Children are also most welcome in the sanctuary (and at least once every six weeks they stay in the sanctuary for the entire worship time). There is an activity table in the sanctuary for children to sit at during the service.

In 2019 we will be exploring new models of Children’s Formation and creating different ways to help our youngest parishioners learn about following a Jesus-centred life.

If you have any questions about children and youth formation please contact Reverend Monique.

Here is a lovely article that highlights our approach to why children should come to church (and that however they seek to participate is awesome):

Why you Have to Go to Church…
Written by: Laura Kelly Fanucci (Source: practicingfamilies.com)

I thought I wasn’t going to have to answer that snarly question for a few more years. But here we are today, already five minutes late and you’re standing at the back door whining in protest, coat clenched in your fist and your stubborn stocking feet kicking the mud-caked boots you refuse to put on so we can scramble into the car.Do you want my answer? Ok. This is why you have to go to church.

It’s good for you to go to church.
Here’s part of what church means: faith, ritual, music, art, and community. Experts agree those are good things for growing kids, healthy like tall glasses of milk and long nights of sleep. But I don’t need an expert to tell me what I see on Sundays. You leafing carefully through the hymnal pages, pointing when you find what we’re singing. You leaning quietly into my side as we listen to the readings. You lunging across the pew to shake hands with everyone at the sign of peace.

You like church. Even when you claim it’s only because of the snacks afterwards.
Here’s another part of what church means: it’s a place where you aren’t in charge. And neither are your parents, the ones who usually get to call the shots. Church is not about you or me. It’s about God. It’s about believing in something bigger than yourself. It’s about the amazing and aggravating people that come together under one big tent. Life, you will find, is also like this. Church is good practice.
So it’s good for you to be there.

It’s good for the rest of the community to see you in church.
To remember that you’re part of the Body of Christ, too, even if you’re the antsy legs that can’t sit still in the pew. Even if you’re the dancing feet that are itching to run up to the choir and clap while they sing. Even if you’re the loud voice that asks WHY WHY WHY a hundred times during the homily.

It’s good for the frazzled mom with lanky teenagers to remember when her kids were that small. It’s good for the gentle grandparents to watch the hard work that they did as parents. It’s good for the single friends to remind us how to see you in a fresh light as your own person. It’s good for the young couple in the back pew to fast-forward a few years and wonder what it might be like to wrangle their own restless kids in the front row.It’s good for all the grown-ups to remember that you belong there, too. That you are beloved and baptized like the rest of us.
So it’s good for the congregation to have you there.

It’s good for our pastors to have you at church.
They see children in a keen way – a bright-eyed, hey-guys, gimme-five way that makes me think the Jesus of slow-down-I’m-just-going-to-play-with-these-kids-for-a-minute would grin, too. You give them hope, and they give you someone tall and important and not-your-parents to look up to. We need more priests like them, and maybe you might be one, so it’s good for you to see each other across the altar on Sundays.
So it’s good for our ministers to have you there.
. . .
It’s good for our family that you go to church.
We only have a few years to set this rhythm before school and sports and schedules for every extracurricular on God’s green earth begin to pull at the fabric that holds our early years together right now. And before all those activities and enrichments and after-schools start to trickle into every gap of free time on weeknight and weekend, I want to be sure we’ve carved out space for what your dad and I think matters most.
Which includes: God, silence, song, beauty, service, community, and the inner life. (See also: church.)

So it’s good for your mother that you go to church. You make it harder to concentrate and easier to remember why I’m there.It’s good for your father that you go to church. You let him show you what it means to be a man who can tear up at aching hymns or fist-pump at zinging sermons.It’s good for your little brother that you go to church. You are his two-sizes-bigger role model, and when you pester me again about when you can be an altar server or when you can start taking communion, he listens, too.
So it’s good for all of us to have you there.

Why do you have to go to church, oh sharp-eyed, stubborn-cheeked, wild-haired four-year-old of my heart?Because? Because you have to? Because I said so? Because that’s just what we do?
No.

Because you are church, too. Because you are asking questions and growing into answers and challenging the status quo and making me wonder about God.
And you deserve a place that is safe and warm and welcoming for your big, hard, important questions. A place where we will sing and pray and laugh and think and thank together. A place where we remember, again and always, what we are to do and who we are to be. A place like our church.
And we are now ten minutes late. So let’s go. Shall we?

 

 

 

Activities This Month

What When & Where
Bible Curiosi-Tea 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Fri. of each mo. in the Sanctuary at 10 a.m.
Christian Meditation Mon’s. 3-4 p.m. – in the Sanctuary, except holiday Mondays

Welcome to Julian of Norwich Anglican Church

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is an inclusive and dynamic parish, located on the busy stretch of Merivale Road just south of Baseline Road, in the western part of Ottawa, Ontario formerly known as Nepean.

Our Parish core values include:
The gifts of hospitality and friendship
The extension of care to those in need
The desire for and practice of inclusivity

 

We celebrate the diversity of gifts in all who come, the outreach efforts in diocesan and wider ministries, and the strength of our parish leaders to respond to the world God loves. We are a Christian parish in the path and pattern of Jesus; we offer opportunities to nurture a spiritual journey; we involve children in our worship and have created a welcoming space for parents of little ones in the worship space. We have opportunities for artists, learners, and those with practical skills

Our worship can be quiet and traditional or more contemporary, with music, drama, and dance. You may hear jazz, gospel, or First Nation’s chants. We welcome diversity in many ways!

Bible Curiosi-Tea

You are invited to join members of Julian of Norwich community at a faith enriching study of the Gospel in a relaxed, cozy atmosphere. We meet at 10am on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Friday of each month in the Sanctuary. We enjoy tea and fellowship, as we discuss the scripture, relating its meaning in our lives today.

All are welcome to share thoughts about what the scripture is saying, what we are learning and how it relates to our lives and Julian community today. The group size will vary week to week and opinions and thoughts of participants are welcomed in the spirit of mutual respect and attention. The study session concludes with prayer and clean up at 11:30.

As the group name suggests, all are welcome who are Curious about the Bible and enjoy tea! If you would like more information, please contact Pam Middleton through the Admin office at 613-224-7178

First Time Here?

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is an inclusive and dynamic parish, located on the busy stretch of Merivale Road just south of Baseline Road, in the western part of Ottawa formerly known as Nepean.

Our Parish core values include:
The gifts of hospitality and friendship
The extension of care to those in need
The desire for and practice of inclusivity 

We celebrate the diversity of gifts in all who come, the outreach efforts in diocesan and wider ministries, and the strength of our parish leaders to respond to the world God loves. We are a Christian parish in the path and pattern of Jesus; we offer opportunities to nurture a spiritual journey; we involve children in our worship and have created a welcoming space for parents of little ones in the worship area. We have opportunities for artists, learners, and those with practical skills

Our worship can be quiet and traditional or more contemporary, with music, drama, and dance. You may hear, gospel, or First Nation’s chants. We welcome diversity in many ways!

Where is Julian of Norwich Anglican Church?
Our main entrance is at 7 Rossland Avenue in a part of Ottawa that used to be called Nepean. Parking is free, easy, and right at the main entrance. There is additional parking across the street from the church at Elizabeth Wyn Wood School, which they are kind enough to allow us to use on Sunday mornings. The church is accessible with several designated parking spots, a ramp to the main door entrance, and automated doors at both the 7 and 9 Rossland entrances.

So, who is Julian of Norwich, anyway?
Ah, nice question! Julian of Norwich was born in 1342. We don’t know her real name; she was named after St Julian’s Church in Norwich, England.  Julian devoted her life to God, and to prayer. She lived in a small room attached to St Julian’s Church, where people would visit her seeking advice, spiritual wisdom, and comfort during hard times. Julian was a mystic, and a contemplative. She is also the first woman to have written a published book in the English-speaking world.

Do I need to get dressed up to come to Julian?
We are informal, so please wear whatever feels comfortable to you.

What do I do when I arrive?
Whether you come to either the 8:00 am, or the 10:00 am service you will be met by a friendly greeter who will pass along to you whatever you need for the service. Please feel free to ask your greeter any questions that you may have, and please do sit wherever you wish.

What about my children?
Your children are welcome to stay with you during the service. At the 10:00 am service a Sunday School class is offered, which lasts about 40 minutes, after which the children re-join the worship service for communion. At the back of the church there is a child-friendly play space for use at any time.

How long is the service?
At 8:00 am there is a quiet service of Holy Communion that does not include music, and lasts about 50 minutes – you can follow this service in the green Book of Alternative Services. The 10:00 am service includes music, and lasts about 1 hour – you can follow this service on the overhead screen.

How will I know when to stand, sit, or kneel?
No worries; you can easily follow the community’s lead on whether to stand, sit, or kneel. In fact, throughout the service we often give the option of assuming whichever posture is most comfortable for you, and enables you to best participate in the service. For example, if kneeling during prayer is uncomfortable, then please either sit or stand during prayer because we don’t want posture to get in the way of your being able to worship enjoyably.

What about receiving Communion?
All who are baptized are welcome to receive communion. If you are not comfortable receiving communion then you are welcome to receive a blessing – just indicate that you do not wish to receive communion by folding your arms in front of you.

What about gluten and other food sensitivities?
At Julian we provide gluten-free communion wafers in addition to regular wafers. Please indicate your gluten sensitivity to the minister serving communion. Additionally, we provide apple juice for those who do not wish to receive wine.

Do I need to bring anything?
No. As our guest you are under no obligation to contribute to the work of Julian. However, gifts are always gratefully received.

What happens after the service?
After the 10 am service there is an opportunity to enjoy refreshments, and informal conversation in the Church Hall. Please do join us!

What is the ‘Anglican’ church?
The Anglican Church in Canada traces its roots back to the Church of England, and today it is an independent, self-governing church in communion with the other 44 churches of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglican Church in Canada includes more than 500,000 members in nearly 1,700 parishes, and like Canada, the church has become culturally diverse. On any given Sunday the tradition of common prayer is expressed across Canada in many languages, including Inuktitut, French, Spanish, and Cree.

For more information, please see www.anglican.ca.