Diocese of Toronto St. Margaret home

Faith Formation

KAIROS Sessions

During Lent, Sharing Circles Simcoe County Kairos is hosting the screening of four films about Indigenous experiences and also involves a zoom meeting with an elder. Feb. 28, March 7, 14, and 21 – Evenings at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jane Robinson (705) 795- 8509 or email stmarg@rogers.com.

Living the Questions

This twelve-week course that explores the basic elements or beliefs of the Christian faith. The course uses a video format with open questions and conversation and features a broad range of top North American Biblical scholars and theologians as presenters. We will meet between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. each Wednesday at St Margaret’s. Please contact Canon Simon for more details.

Ecological Grief and Creation Hope

The world as we know it seems to be changing irreversibly. Loss of biodiversity, unbearable heat, flash floods and forest fires have started to bring home the reality of the climate crisis. For many, this has created both deep grief, as we mourn the loss of the beautiful and diverse world we grew up with, and deep anxiety, as we worry about the world that will be our future home. For many, this grief and anxiety has made it difficult to imagine a hopeful future.

What if we allowed the Bible to provide some guidance in our struggles, recognizing that the Biblical text is acquainted with our griefs and our anxieties? The Bible is a book with stories about climate crisis, creational breakdown, and the challenge of hope in bleak times. This curriculum seeks to draw on that ancient wisdom and re-engage with our love for God’s creation and all of God’s creatures.

Lent is a time when we join Jesus in his walk to Jerusalem. That walk ended on the cross. This study takes seriously the suffering that we experience as a result of sin and brokenness. The walk to the cross was also, paradoxically, the only way to new life. The hope of resurrection, of a world restored and renewed, animated all that Jesus did. That is the hope that permeates this curriculum as well.

MONDAYS 7:30-9:00 BEGINNING FEBRUARY 27, 2023 Register with Rev. Susan by Sunday February 19th

Lenten Lunch and Learn

Our theme for the Lenten lunch and Learn at Trinity this year will be “When We: Transformative Encounters with Jesus” at 12:00 p.m. each Friday of Lent starting on the 24th of February. Join us in the church at Trinity to hear our guest speaker and then join us for lunch in the hall.

Spiritual Care & Learning Circle

Monday, 7pm-8:30pm, with Rev Susan Snelling All St Margaret’s parishioners and seekers are welcome to join the learning circle. 5 Spring Sessions: April 10: Spiritual Care & Listening; April 24: Boundaries & Intimacy; May 8: Self-Care & Compassion; May 15: Grief & Hope; June 5: Prayer & Spiritual Direction. For more information, please contact Rev Susan or Dr Amy.

Thy word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path. Psalm 119:105