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'Amazing Grace' funds will be used for suicide prevention: Council of the North receives $91,000 gift

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article35713
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 June
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 June
Volume
135
Issue
6
Page
3
Notes
"Proceeds from the recent 'Amazing Grace' project, which captured the interest of Anglicans across Canada and raised more than $91,000 for the Council of the North, will go towards the establishment of a suicide prevention program with paid staff". "The council intends to hire a part-time suicide prevention co-ordinator by Sept. 1 [2009] who will lay the foundation for the program. The co-ordinator will be hired for a two-year contract and will work out of the synod office of a council member diocese".
Subjects
Amazing Grace Project
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of the North
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of the North - Finance
Suicide - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Suicidal behavior
Native youth - Suicidal behavior - Canada - Prevention
Suicide - Canada - Prevention
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Amazing Grace gifts support programs

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article35605
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 March
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 March
Volume
135
Issue
3
Page
9
Notes
"Council of the North members gathered in Edmonton from Feb. 9 to 11 to decide how best to use donations from Anglican parishes, groups and individuals that amounted to $160,000." "More than $80,000 came from the Amazing Grace project, in which parishes and groups, sang Amazing Grace and sent video to the General Synod office in Toronto ... About $80,000 also came from individuals and groups across the country". "The council settled on two spending priorities. The first is suicide prevention and intervention because suicide rates, particularly among young people, in the remote communities are among the highest in the world." "The other priority is training and leadership development." Bishop David Ashdown, Council chair, particularly mentioned "training in congregational development and stewardship. Each diocese will propose a leadership training program to be discussed when the council meets in April [2009]".
Subjects
Amazing Grace Project
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of the North
Fund raising - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Suicide - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Suicide - Canada
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Amazing Grace: The Sequel -- transforming lives

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article35630
Author
Knight, Keith
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 April
Author
Knight, Keith
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 April
Volume
135
Issue
4
Page
4
Notes
The Amazing Grace Project raised $160,000 for Council of the North programs dealing with suicide prevention and leadership development. Editor Keith Knight writes: "While not trying to minimize the significance of the gift, the $160,000 came from only a few of the 640,000 members on the parish rolls. It represents, on average, just 25 cents per member. Imagine if, on a given Sunday this year, we all give just a loonie; a solitary loonie, less than the price of a cup of coffee. And imagine if 640,000 loonies were poured out onto the desk of Bishop David Ashdown, the chair of the Council of the North, or National Anglican Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald. That would truly be an outpouring of God's amazing grace and our amazing generosity ! Giving, after all, comes naturally to Anglicans. It is our covenantal response".
Subjects
Amazing Grace Project
Council of the North
Church fund raising - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
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Anglican Church of Canada Ministry Report: Communications and Information Resources: Telling the Anglican story to the world

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38401
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 May
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 May
Volume
139
Issue
5
Page
insert 7
Notes
"The Anglican Church of Canada was in the forefront of Canadian Christian denominations when it established it video arm in 1988 under Lisa Barry. A vibrant component of the church's Communications and Information Resources Department, Anglican Video has always been committed to capturing the stories out in the field rather than recording them in the studio. Its first big project was documenting the inaugural Native Convocation (now called Sacred Circle), a national gathering of indigenous and other Anglicans held over two weeks in Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., in 1988. Video is an optimal fit for working with indigenous people, says Barry, 'because First nations culture is rooted in oral tradition'. The church's video arm has also reached out to encourage the participation of Anglicans at large. In 2008's award-winning Amazing Grace project, for example, it used social media to collect footage of groups across Canada performing the world's best-known hymn. The project raised more than $100,000 for suicide prevention in northern Canada. 'People were even using their cellphones to send in their versions', says Barry". "Anglican Video's story has been one of rapid technological change. In the early years, Barry could scarcely lift the bulky cameras of the day and had to hire help. Now she travels light with digital camcorders and sometimes she does the shooting herself. She can edit footage on a laptop anywhere and upload it immediately, instead of sending tapes to Toronto". "We remain committed to telling the Anglican story to the world', says Barry. 'It's the most important thing we can do'."
Eight page insert (1-8) with May 2013 issue of Anglican Journal. Anglican Church of Canada Ministry Report. Insert produced by Resources for Mission Dept.
Subjects
Anglican Video
Barry, Lisa
Anglican Church of Canada. Communications and Information Resources Dept.
Video recordings - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Native Convocation (1st : 1988 : Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask.)
Sacred Circle
Amazing Grace Project
Technology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Anglican video depicts a united, faithful church

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9542
Date
2008 December 15
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2008 December 15
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
[TORONTO] Dec. 15, 2008 -- What started as an orientation exercise for a national communications committee has turned into an unprecedented display of unity and generosity by thousands of members of the Anglican Church of Canada in congregations right across the country.
More than 500 of about 2,000 congregations that make up the Anglican Church of Canada responded to a request to come together in song on Sunday, Nov. 23, by singing the hymn Amazing Grace. As requested, participants videotaped themselves singing the beloved hymn and then deluged the church's General Synod offices in Toronto with the videos.
Since then, more than 500 of these contributions have been posted to YouTube and today, a 10-minute compilation video that includes segments from every contribution received before Dec. 1 will be posted to the Anglican national website.
Canadian Anglican participants involved in the project were also invited to contribute a toonie to support the Anglican Church's Council of the North, a group of dioceses involved in work and ministry in Canada's North. They responded to that request with donations that total more than $30,000 to date.
The project ended up requiring an unexpected tour de force from Lisa Barry, senior producer of Anglican Video which produced the compilation released today—Amazing Together and from website staff who worked virtually around the clock on the YouTube postings.
Amazing Together provides a never-before-seen glimpse of a church united in a simple exercise of worship and faith. And although organizers had no idea of what the response would be when they issued the challenge, that was exactly what it was supposed to do.
A year ago, the Anglican church's communications committee was invited to puzzle over how Canadian Anglicans could come together is a "statement of faith." What form should such a statement take?
The idea of asking all church members to sing Amazing Grace on the same Sunday emerged from that. "From the beginning, several of us—committee members and staff—felt that the idea could be made to happen," says Ms Barry. "We took it from there and the response was overwhelming."
Amazing Together shows Anglicans in song in churches across the country, on beaches in the Maritimes, in small groups in the North, around a fireplace, on a Newfoundland wharf, in a prison—and there is even a contribution put together from Kandahar in Afghanistan. Anglican bishops at last summer's Lambeth conference sang Amazing Grace as did workers in an AIDS hospice in South Africa.
There are bagpipe versions, a kettledrum version, full-accompaniment versions, a cappella versions and even a rap rendition. Amazing Together stands as a strong example of what Canadian Anglicans can do when something captures their imagination, said Archdeacon Michael Pollesel, the General Secretary of General Synod. "We often hear church unity described as a fragile thing," he said. "This demonstrates conclusively that in the hearts and minds of Anglicans from coast to coast to coast, the church is strong and it is united."
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For more information, please contact: Lisa Barry, senior producer, Anglican Video: lbarry@national.anglican.ca , (416) 924-9199 ext. 295; or Vianney (Sam) Carriere, director of communications, (416) 924-9199 ext. 306
Subjects
Amazing Grace Project
Amazing Together [Video recording]
Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of the North - Finance
Fund raising - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Video
Barry, Lisa
Video recordings in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
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COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION RESOURCES COMMITTEE REPORT #008-02-08-05 : Amazing Grace Project

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9537
Date
2008 May 22-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 29-05-08
Date
2008 May 22-25
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 29-05-08
Prologue
Dr. Thompson spoke enthusiastically of the Amazing Grace Project outlined in the report. Council agreed to participate in the project at its November 2008 meeting.
It was proposed
Text
That this Council of General Synod enthusiastically endorse the Amazing Grace Project and encourage participation from Anglican congregations across Canada.
APPROVED BY CONSENSUS #29-05-08
Subjects
Amazing Grace Project
Anglican Church of Canada. Communications and Information Resources Committee
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Co-ordinator named for suicide prevention

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article35967
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 November
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 November
Volume
135
Issue
9
Page
3
Notes
"The Council of the North has appointed veteran activist and community organizer Cynthia Patterson as the co-ordinator of new suicide prevention programs." Contains background information on Ms. Patterson. "Her task now will be to link communities to the best health and suicide prevention resources". Inset article "Anglican Angels hard at work" accompanies this story with the information that: "It is the generosity of Anglicans across Canada that is making it possible for the Council of the North to establish suicide prevention programs to improve the lives of people in small, isolated communities. Funding was raised vis-a-vis the Amazing Grace project. Anglican parishes and groups across Canada gave a total of $97,000."
Subjects
Patterson, Cynthia, 1955-
Suicide - Prevention
Suicide - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of the North
Amazing Grace Project
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In other news: Amazing Grace project endorsed

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39435
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 September
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 September
Volume
134
Issue
7
Page
7
Notes
"The Council of General Synod has expressed support for the Amazing Grace project, brainchild of the communications and information resources committee. CIRC invites Canadian Anglicans to sing the hymn, 'Amazing Grace' on Nov. 23 [2008], record it on video and send it to General Synod. CoGS agreed to sing 'Amazing Grace' at its fall [2008] meeting". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Amazing Grace Project
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod
Anglican Church of Canada. Communications and Information Resources Committee
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Letter to the editor: Amazing Grace video a commercial success

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article35555
Author
Russell, Frank
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 February
Author
Russell, Frank
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 February
Volume
135
Issue
2
Page
4
Notes
Author, from Sharon, Ont., writes of his sadness and disappointment with the Amazing Grace project which he says "began as a wonderful, Spirit-guided concept. But then it became a project of 'downtown'. .... [we] turned it into what may become a commercial success in terms of the number of hits the Web site gets but not what it was intended to be -- a bringing together of Anglicans/Christians from coast to coast to coast in joyful praise". The Sharon contributions was "not even recognized in 'the rollover' of credits despite the inclusion of two seconds of our video".
Subjects
Amazing Grace Project
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Letter to the editor: The next hymn

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article35560
Author
Gray, Ken (Kenneth J.)
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 February
Author
Gray, Ken (Kenneth J.)
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 February
Volume
135
Issue
2
Page
5
Notes
Writing about the Amazing Grace Project, the author writes "What a blast ! Some ideas just work, and this one worked brilliantly. How about 'Holy, Holy, Holy' for next year. Same time of year, same procedure."
Subjects
Amazing Grace Project
Hymns - Anglican Church of Canada
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