Bishop Donald and Trudy Harvey Legacy Fund
Investing today in discipling and nurturing children and youth
to be faithful leaders in the church tomorrow
The Bishop Donald and Trudy Harvey Legacy Fund is named in honour of the Right Reverend Donald Harvey, the first bishop of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC), and his wife of 50 years, Trudy (Gertrude).
This Fund will support creative, sustainable ministry initiatives in ANiC which nurture and disciple children and young people. This fund is independently administered by a board of directors currently comprised of Bishop Charlie Masters, Bishop Don Harvey, Trudy Harvey, Jane Masters, Mary Ann Masters and Jessica Underdown.
Donations to this Fund may be made through ANiC parishes or directly to ANiC.
*If you are giving using our online form make sure you select the Legacy Fund from the FUND dropdown menu.
*If you are giving by cheque please clearly write “Bishop Donald &Trudy Harvey Legacy Fund” on the memo line.
Bishop Don Harvey is the founding diocesan bishop and moderator of the Anglican Network in Canada. While Bishop Don traveled North America, and even the world, ministering and helping to build ANiC, ACNA and the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, Trudy quietly and sacrificially made his ministry possible.
Trudy, a 30-year primary school teacher, is a church musician, an active community volunteer, and a passionate prayer warrior. Bishop Don and Trudy make their home in St John’s, Newfoundland.
“I believe ministry with children and youth is a vital area which requires much more effort and resources. We do not have the luxury of time on our side.”
~ Bishop Donald Harvey
With the much-anticipated release of the Anglican Church in North America’s new catechism, To Be a Christian, ANiC has formed the Canadian Council for Catechesis. You can learn more about the vision and guiding principles of the Canadian Council for Catechesis here.
This committee – comprised of a team of ANiC clergy and lay members – is focused on encouraging and equipping ANiC in the work of catechesis.
The committee plans to:
Prepare resources for catechesis of all ages – children, youth and adult – as well as family-based catechesis.
Create and offer workshops to train catechists in the principles of sound catechesis, general catechetical skills, and the use of specific resources.
Build networks of people who are committed to catechesis for the purpose of encouragement and support.
Promote catechesis within ANiC.
Work towards an order of lay catechists within ANiC.
A 15-week, basic catechism course is being piloted in several parishes, and will be amended and refined. When available for wider use – hopefully in the Spring of 2016 – the course will be adaptable to use in a range of situations including as a confirmation course, preparation for adult baptism, as initial discipleship training for those new to the faith, as preparation for parents wishing baptism for their children and more.
In addition, there are plans to assemble catechetical resources for parents to use in the home.
Training of catechists
Three types of trained catechists are needed: those teaching children, those working with youth, and those ministering to adults. The goal is to develop training for all three. Some training has been offered already for children’s catechists. Once the 15-week, basic catechism course is ready for release (April 2016), training on how to lead this course will be offered.
ACNA Catechism: To Be a Christian
The ACNA-developed catechism, called To Be a Christian, was released in draft form
in 2014. It is available as a free download on the ACNA website. Or you can
purchase a nice leather-bound copy here.
If you wish to submit comments to the ACNA Catechism Task Force, you’ll find
information on how to do so here.
Canadian Council for Catechesis members & contact information:
Bronwyn Short, Chair
Ben Roberts+, Acting chair and Confirmation
Kimberley Graham, Family Catechesis
Penny Love, Children’s Catechesis
David McElrea+, Adult Catechesis
Bethany Murphy, Lay Catechist
Council email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglican 4th Day
The Anglican 4th Day (A4D) movement is an initiative of the Anglican Church in North America and is dedicated to bring people to Christ, encourage Christian fellowship, and nurture godly leaders. It is modeled on the well-known Cursillo movement. Anglican 4th Day is a worldwide movement which seeks to bring people to Christ, helps Christians grow in discipleship and offers warm fellowship.
BC Ultreya – The BC Lower Mainland chapter of Anglican 4th Day holds its monthly Ultreyas on the 3rd Friday of each month.
In addition, men's and women's weekend events are held occasionally. Contact email Shelly Steele for details.
Anglican Fourth Day (A4D) Province-wide conference
A Provincial Grand Ultreya and Conference is held annually in the US. Check the Anglican 4th Day website for dates and locations.
How it works
Three-day weekend events are an important part of the A4D movement. These are designed to be “encounters with Christ”. On the weekends, participants learn how to nurture their spiritual growth.
From these weekends, small local fellowship groups form which meet frequently to share and to encourage and support one another in living the Christian life. The larger Anglican 4th Day Community comes together in monthly "Ultreyas" meetings for worship, sharing and fellowship.
Consult the A4D Handbook which encapsulates the principles of A4D and provides guidelines for local A4D servant communities.
To get involved, or for more information
Anyone interested in getting involved in A4D and initiate A4D activities in their communities and ANiC parishes, should contact:
ANiC A4D coordinator:
The Rev Rich Roberts
(778) 549-4953 (mobile)