This fall, on October 12-13th, St. James, Calgary,  is hosting 2 side by side events  by ACA (formerly known as Anglican Essentials), and Engage. The Conference will include sessions on “The Holy Spirit in the Church”, “The Role of the New Testament” , “Passing on the Faith to the Next Generation”, and “Looking Ahead to General Synod 2019.”

Speakers are: The Rev. Dr. Ron Kydd (Associate professor of Church History at Tyndale University College),  Julie Moser (Diocese of Qu’Appelle Youth Missioner),                         Sharon Dewey Hetke (National Director of Anglican Communion Alliance), Ken Moser (Professor of Youth Ministry, Briercrest College) , and Stephen Tighe (Young Anglicans Project).

Friday evening will begin at 7:30 with a Reception. Saturday’s program will include times of worship, breaks and lunch together, an Address from one of the ACC’s Gracious Restraint Bishops, and encouragement from the host Bishop, the Most Rev. Greg Kerr-Wilson. 

Please note:   Registration is on line, not through St. James.
To register at a cost of $40, go to :
For further information, Sheila Vanderputten can be reached at

Invitation to Fundraising Event - April 28th

We would like to invite you to come and see what we do as YWAM. We are hosting a fundraising event for our base here in Turner Valley. We will be doing small program which will be able to give some idea to people about what we do here. We would like to invite people to come and join us in what God is doing. So please come and be part of what God is doing here and into the nations. Your presence and prayers will make big difference! Blessings and love! Minal & Sanal

Downey Lectures - October 19th & 20th

Downey Lectures are open to all and free of charge. They are being held next Wednesday Oct 19th and Thursday Oct 20th  at Ambrose Seminary in Calgary. This is of special interest to some of us this year as the lecturer is the esteemed Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner from Wycliffe Seminary in Toronto.

The lectures are:
Wednesday, October 19, 7:30 pm – The Bible and the God of the Living: How Things Happen Scripturally
Thursday, October 20, 11:00 am – How I Learned to Read the Bible
Thursday, October 20, 7:30 pm – A Scriptural ‘Natural Theology’?  How the Bible Talks about the World

If our congregation has an opportunity to hear Dr. Radner, Rev. Alan and I would both encourage them to go. The address is 150 Ambrose Circle S.W. It is west off 69 St SW at the Westside Recreation Complex (between 17th and 26th Avenues).

Heart For Healing - Niger

Michelle Pieké
Physiotherapist serving with SIM at Danja Hospital, Niger


Though I did not grow up in the church, I always felt I knew who God was. At age 12, I was challenged through a family tragedy to choose to see God as sovereign and to put my trust in Him. Around the same age, I decided I wanted to be a physiotherapist.

I did not want to be an overseas missionary. I loved to travel, but I wanted to be a light at home in Canada. In 2009, however, the Spirit firmly pressed upon me that it was time for me to follow Him into the mission field.

I spent the following summer at Mukinge Hospital, Zambia for my first missions exposure. While I was challenged professionally, treating conditions I had never seen before, God also challenged me spiritually, increasing my trust on Him and leading me to choose to work for Him long-term overseas. In 2012 I began work at SIM’s Danja Hospital in Niger, and completed my first term in 2015.