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  • Bishop Linda Nicholls at Met

    October 28, 2017

    Who: Bishop Linda Nicholls

    Focus: Confidence in the Gospel – in an age of competing ‘truths’

    Date: Saturday, Oct 28th

    Time: 9am- 11:30am. (Coffee, tea and snacks provided)

    Where: Metropolitan United Church (London)

    Cost: $20 Early Bird (Until Oct 15th) $25 (after Oct 15th).

     Please register online  via the CPT icon, during Cafe Metro on Sundays or weekdays, at the office of Metropolitan United Church

    Bishop Linda Nicholls has served the Anglican Church as a priest and bishop for over thirty years. She is committed to ecumenical dialogue with an emphasis on Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue both within Canada and globally. She has a background in music education that included five years teaching in India before entering ordained ministry. Linda earned a Doctor of Ministry with a focus on sustaining community in the midst of differences, particularly on moral issues.


    October 03, 2016
    The Byron United Refugee Committee had a four-month delay in our process due to a lack of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAH). We now have a SAH who has agreed to manage our application process. Our congregation approved submitting our application for this family to immigrate to Canada as Syrian refugees on September 18th. The application is now in a queue for processing. The family consists of the brother of a family member who arrived here in February, and his wife who is pregnant and expecting a baby this fall.
    We also wish to update your congregation on the three families who arrived in February 2016. After being in London more than seven months, these families are feeling very comfortable in their new homes. The two oldest teenagers have received full scholarships for post-secondary education, one at Western University and one at Fanshawe College. The other children/youth are very happy in their school settings and progressing well. The adults are continuing their ESL studies. Two of the families now have their own vehicles for transportation, and the fathers have found employment opportunities for part-time work. Their sponsorship teams are now working with them to plan for February 2017, when our one-year of commitment to them ends.
    We are sharing this information with the congregation at Metropolitan and ask them to join us in praying for all four of these families..... the three who are here, and the fourth one now being sponsored. It has been inspirational for our congregation to see the gratitude of our new Syrian friends and their desires for a better life here in Canada. The generosity of members of your congregation has been a significant factor in making all this possible. May your congregation feel as blessed by this outpouring of love as we do.

    Linda Peck

    Chair of Congregation of Byron United Church