"The purpose of the Bulletin is to present to its readers various, and sometimes differing, view-points on social subjects. Its object is, therefore, information and not propaganda. The Editorial Board does not necessarily endorse all, or any, of the opinions expressed in its publications". -- p. 2.
Contents: The Beginning of Christian Social Service / J.H.H. Coleman -- Social Service Notes and News.
"Is Social Service an optional subject in the Christian curriculum ? Is it entitled to the place which the Canadian Church has assigned to it as a recognized department of its activities along with Missions and Religious Education ? If so, is the function of the rank and file of the people of the Church discharged by contributions in response to the annual appeal for the support of the work of the Council ? .... [I]n one of the most profound passages of the New Testament [St. Paul] emphasises the principle that the spirit of Social Service is to be developed and cherished in every disciple of Jesus Christ. It is not a frill or a fad but an essential for those who seek to be in harmony with the mind of the Master. `Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Le this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.' The Incarnation of the Son of God (which he proceeds to describe) is the supreme act of Social Service. It is also the ideal for the `mind' of those who feel the constraint of that love. `Those who have looked upward and seen the vision of the Saviour, can really look outward and see the vision of service'. `As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith'." -- pp. 14-15.
Section on Social Service Notes and News divided into sub-sections: The Council's Office After May 1st  -- Resolution on the Death of Canon Horsey -- The Save the Children of Russia Movement -- Welcome and Welfare Work for Montreal -- Plans for Community Halls -- Prevention of Blindness in Babies.
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"The Editorial Board does not necessarily endorse any or all of the opinions of the writers in the Bulletin. Each writer speaks for himself" (p. 3).
Contents: Publications of the Council for Social Service of the Church of England in Canada -- Christ and the Modern World / By the Rev. J.H.H. Coleman, Napanee Ont.
"This thought throws light upon the popular, instinctive feeling which every parish priest has heard expressed by many of his people since the war began, that `the end of the world' may be near. The feeling of the early Church was a true instinct. It was mistaken as to the manner of Christ's Return, but not as to the fact of His Return. And so the apocalyptic dreams of many of our people today are based on a true instinct. The signs of the times do not necessarily mean `the end of the world'; of that day and that hour we know not. But, unless they do, what they mean is that in this great shaking of all things, Jesus Christ has come again. Christ has come to the modern world to give it such a re-birth, such a new beginning, as He gave to the world of nineteen centuries ago. And so the great problem that confronts the Church is, first, to learn; second, to interpret to the world to-day; no new Christ, One who is the same yesterday, and to-day and forever; but One whose personality is so complete that He has a new meaning for each new era of humanity. It is our first duty to get, if we can, a vision of Christ as He Himself would make Himself known to the modern world (pp. 3-4)".
"The three articles in this Bulletin were given at the Montreal Conference which concerned itself with returning Service personnel, to which we referred in Bulletin No. 117. The substance of the first two addresses was repeated at a conference of city clergy held recently in Toronto under the auspices of the Archdeaconry of York and Chairmanship of the Venerable F.J. Sawers.
The challenge of these addresses runs deep into parish life and Church organization. While we believe that friendship, the spirit of true fellowship, and intelligent interest on the part of the congregation are the fundamental requirements of the crisis, (as always in the Church), we cannot help but think that Diocesan authority, as well as clergy and laity in parishes, must have regard to some of the changes suggested by our contributors. That is not to say that all suggested changes are wise or practicable. Nor does it imply that changes should be made only because returning men and women want them (or at this unusual juncture of their lives as they think they want them). The whole congregation and church must be considered, and age-long teaching and worship values must be retained in spite of the likes or dislikes of any particular group. It does mean, at least, however, that in many places a new spirit must be put into our services and into our congregational attitudes towards the community. As this epochal turn of world events is a crisis in secular history, so it may well be in the externals (at least) of Church organizations and attitudes". -- [Foreword].
Contents: [Foreword] / W.W. Judd -- The Fellowship of The Church / Northcote Burke -- Worship and Evangelism / Elton Scott -- The Social Implication of The Church / E.S. Reed -- Government Booklets Obtainable Free.
"Many First People Nations, if not all, have a deep connection to the circle. Due to the influence of a hierarchical structure imposed by those of European descent, the circle has often been clouded, some will say broken. Reclaiming the strength of the circle in our every day life and ministry is important to maintaining balance and harmony of self, others and creation. And, when you really think about it, it is the way Jesus intended us to live. We live to die; die to another birth of eternal life. Think of it in terms of the Medicine Wheel". "I want to tell you the story of my own circle, based on the medicine wheel principles of belonging, mastery, knowledge and generosity. It is a story that is not yet complete but you will see that I have an idea where I can go". "All of these good things that I experienced have come from living and growing in the circle. The more western civilization influenced me, the more I lost touch with the circle". "It was a friend, a white woman, who brought me back to the circle". "Ann Smith, while working with the Women in Mission and Ministry at the Episcopal Church Center, wrote the 'Seven Guiding Principles to Create and Sustain the Circular Model of Leadership'. These principles are used in the Women of Vision training developed by the Episcopal Church Women". The seven principles are: Sacred Space; Shared Leadership; Vision; Norms; Accountability; Theological Reflection and Evaluation; and Creativity. "I have been to many places in the world. I bring the circle wherever I go. It is now a part of my life, a return to tradition and a return to the right spirit of doing and being. And we must always remember that Jesus and the Gospel are in the center".
Author is a "Mohawk, reared on the Onondoga Reservation in New York [who] has served as a missionary in the Diocese of Alaska since 1993".
Photo consists of the bride and groom holding hands. The priest stands in front of them with a microphone and the attendants stand behind them with the flower girl during Bellamie and Teresa's wedding.