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Advisory Board

The Board meets each month excluding July and August to review, discuss, approve or decline and/or make recommendations concerning all parish matters. The Board members are the rector, wardens, deputy wardens, treasurer, board chair, board secretary, representatives from Sunday school, pastoral care, altar guild, sidespersons, Sunday fellowship convener, tri-church women, choir, youth, ravel church properties board, lay synod delegate and members at large appointed or elected by vestry.

 

Altar Guild

The duties of the Altar Guild are divided among six teams who polish, launder, maintain linens, restock purifiers, water flowers, conduct light housekeeping and change the Laudian cloth on the altar in accordance with the church calendar.

 

Bible Study

Discussion group meets every Tuesday evening to study the psalm and readings for Sunday to increase one's knowledge and understanding of God's Word. The evening consists of serious study and good fellowship.


On one afternoon a week, there is also a bible study group that centers on a theme or a particular book of the Bible.

 

Choir

Our choir sings regularly at the 11:00 am Sunday service and on special services throughout the year. The choir also performs a Christmas concert in combination with the other congregational choirs within the Tri-Church.

 

Community Gardens

For $10.00 a year, garden plots are made available on a section of our property to anyone who does not have a backyard for a garden and who would like to tend a garden. Tools and soil conditioners are supplied on site.

 

Christmas Hamper Program

Christmas food hampers and children's gifts are provided to several families in the neighbourhood through the combined efforts of the Iona, St. Christopher's and St. Cyprian's congregations.

 

Crafters

The crafters meet on the last Wednesday morning of the month. They create Christmas and Easter gifts for people at the Gibson Residence and Extendicare facility, which are distributed by the rector and pastoral care members during their monthly visits. Individual craft projects involving a number of skills and interest are also created.

 

FaithWorks

Members of the congregation can direct donations towards 14 community ministries and three partners of the Anglican Church, namely PWRDF (Primates World Relief and Development Fund), Anglican Appeal and LOFT (Leap of Faith Together). Each year a speaker from one of the ministries attends Sunday services to discuss the work of one of the ministries.

 

Garage Sale

The Tri-Congregational churches conduct an annual garage sale in September, which is welcomed in the community by donors and buyers alike. All leftover items are donated to the Oasis charity. The money raised helps fund the Christmas hamper program and other ministries of the churches.

 

Greeters

The members of this ministry are receptive and compassionate to the needs of visitors, providing them with the assistance and information they require to ensure a positive and welcoming experience.

 

Healing Ministry

The Healing Ministry of Anointing and Prayer is generally held on the third Sunday of each month as part of the worship service. The Lay anointers meet monthly with the Rector to pray, to study and to prepare for the service.

 

Lay Synod Delegate

Currently, St. Cyprian's has two lay members who participate in Synod meetings. The number of members is determined by the Diocese of Toronto. Synod meetings are held every second year. In the same year, a separate financial synod is held in the Fall. The lay delegates attend and share/discuss the items and issues covered with the congregation. The lay delegates also participate in electoral synods, which are held when required to elect a new bishop.

 

NeighbourLink

A number of members volunteer along with volunteers from other area churches to serve the community through participating in regular home visitations; driving to medical appointments; answering the telephones and responding to requests; and assisting in the office. Because of the support from NeighbourLink, many people in this community are able to remain in their homes.

 

Newsletter - The Synergist

The Synergist is published two to four times a year, depending on contributions, and a copy is now available on our website.

 

Outreach

Our Outreach program generally includes the following projects:

  • Visits to the sick and hospitalized
  • Church services at Gibson House senior residence and to the long term care facility
  • NeighbourLink – manning the office, telephones, visiting and driving
  • Mission to Seafarers – donations of money and supplies; annual visit
  • Flemington Park donations of money and supplies
  • Tri-Church benevolent fund and food bank donations, as well as vegetables from our community garden to a food bank and other nearby organizations who assist others
  • Participant in Operation Shoebox – packing shoeboxes at Christmas to be sent to children around the world
  • Tri-Church Christmas Hamper program – providing food and children's gifts to families in our community
  • Hand-delivered invitations to our services throughout the community
  • Christmas remembrances to Gibson House residents, long-term care patients and shut-ins
  • Annual Garage sale
  • Community Garden

 

Parish Twinning

 

Pastoral Care

The mission of the pastoral care ministry is to connect and keep in touch with all members of St. Cyprian's in a caring way. Each of the eight team members oversees a number of parishioners.

 

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain team has three chains with 14 prayer partners, who pray for members of the parish as well as others for whom prayers are requested.

 

Readers and Servers and Crucifers

This team works very hard assisting the rector during the services, thereby making the services more enjoyable for everyone in the congregation.

 

Ravel Church Properties

This non-profit organization oversees the building and property maintenance and upkeep on behalf of the three congregations of St. Cyprian's Anglican, Iona Presbyterian and St. Christopher's Chinese Anglican. The board is comprised of four representatives from each church and the three clergy.

 

Responsible Ministry

In accordance with the policies of the Anglican Church, persons who are in positions or ministries identified as at-risk relative to church assets, confidentiality and sexual misconduct are guided through the program of responsible ministry. The positions identified for St. Cyprian's are: the rector, responsible ministry coordinator, chair and secretary of advisory board, musical director, wardens and deputy wardens, healing ministry members, envelope secretary, Sunday school teachers, nursery helpers, parish nurse, youth leader, pastoral care team members, counters and treasurer.

 

Sides-persons

Six teams serve this ministry throughout the year: welcoming everyone; distributing hymn and prayer books along with the order of service; inserting the Hymn numbers on the board; providing appropriate seating for the congregation; directing the congregation as appropriate; collecting and counting the offering. After the service they ensure the books, the nametags and audio equipment are properly stored.

 

Sunday Hospitality Time

After the 11:00 am Sunday service, there is a hospitality time hosted by members of the congregation. Forty members participate in the schedule from September to June making possible this time for fellowship.

 

Tri-Con Seniors

From September to June, the Tri-Congregational Seniors group meets each Wednesday from 12:30pm – 2:30 pm for fellowship and various games. Everyone – young and old, men and women – is invited to spend a fun afternoon

 

Tri-Church Sunday School

Sunday school is available during the 11:00 a.m. Sunday service for children ages two and up.

 

Tri-Church Parish Nursing

The members of the Tri-Congregational churches, which include St. Cyprian's, are fortunate to have a Parish Nursing ministry right at their doorstep. Staffed by a registered nurse, everyone is aware that tender loving care is just a phone call away. Whatever your need/concern, they are dedicated to be of service. Often, all that is needed is a compassionate ear or a contact number to connect with a service or source of help.

 

Weekly Bulletins Team

Dedicated volunteers meet every Thursday morning to assist the secretary and the rector in reviewing, finalizing and folding the weekly bulletins.

 

 

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