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Claude Church welcomes a new minister
March 1, 2017 · 0 Comments
There is a familiar saying “everything old is new again!”
A well-known heritage landmark built in 1870, Claude Church, Caledon, became the church home to a congregation that started in 1843. Claude is beginning a new chapter and is delighted to welcome a familiar face to the pulpit.
Rev. Mary Campbell of Georgetown joined the congregation as Minister of Word and Sacrament by a Covenant Agreement approved unanimously at the meeting of Presbytery, Jan. 24. A Service of Recognition will take place March 5 at 4 p.m. and all are welcome.
Campbell is no stranger to Caledon and Halton Hills, having served the congregations of Norval and Union Presbyterian Churches, among others, during her rich career.
Throughout Claude’s retrospective three-year journey, Campbell at times served as pulpit supply. She walked the “Road to Emmaus” with the congregation during a 12-week study titled Reframe that attracted people from within the church and the surrounding community to explore together the meaning of shalom and how faith connects with every aspect of life today!
After an established career in creative arts, including stints as a cartoonist, and a retail clothing merchandiser, Campbell returned to school to prepare for ministry at the age of 34, after suffering a life-threatening illness. Starting out with a B.A. from York University, Campbell was awarded a scholarship to study at the Hebrew University in Israel, and with her then-teenage son, travelled to Jerusalem for a year. After returning to Canada, she earned a Masters of Divinity from Knox College, University of Toronto and studied for her Masters of Theology at Waterloo Lutheran University for a time.
In addition to Sunday service, Campbell is intent on helping Claude continue to serve the community.
Campbell is also thrilled with the focus on youth and the quality of Sunday school that fulfills a crucial role.
Claude is active in the neighbourhood. Last summer the church was represented with a booth at the Inglewood Farmer’s Market. It hosted Hope and Reframe courses and concerts. The Easter Sunrise Service last year was celebrated at the Spirit Tree Estate Cidery followed by pancake and bacon breakfast in the church parlour.
Visit www.claudechurch.com for more information.
Home for Holidays at Claude Church
The sounds of the season filled Claude Church on Highway 10 Saturday afternoon. The event was the Home for the Holidays concert. It was performed by the Headwaters’ Concert Choir, under the direction of Robert Hennig.
Photo by Bill Rea
Salon video study at Claude Church
Claude Church, on Highway 10, south of Olde Base Line Road, will be hosting a series of six video lectures and round-table discussions over consecutive Saturday mornings.
The speaker in the lectures will be N.T. Wright, and the themes will be bringing hope to the present world; practical and political theology; what lies ahead and the Kingdom of God breaking into present day realities.
The series will start this Saturday (Oct. 15) and will run until Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon.
There will be a handbook, costing $14 per person, available on arrival.
To register, contact Faith Clarkson at 905-460-6840.
Claude Church is at 15175 Hurontario St.
Sultans of String coming to Claude Church next Sunday
Two-time Juno nominees and SiriusXM Award winners Sultans of String will make a much anticipated return to Claude Parlour Concerts Feb. 28.
They will be releasing their new CD, Subcontinental Drift, featuring sitar master Anwar Khurshid (Oscar winning Life of Pi, Love Guru).
Known for spotlighting treasured special guests from around the world, including The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney on their last CD, Sultans of String are particularly excited about this east-meets-west offering which honours the migrant journey.
“There is something really magical about joining world music rhythms that we often play, but with pop sensibilities and forms and lengths, and blending that with the music of the East,” bandleader/fiddler Chris McKhool said.
Yet, Subcontinental Drift is more than a genre-hopping passport. It is a musical promise that embraces differences while finding common ground across culture, land and time.
Ambassadors of musical diversity, Sultans of String thrill their audiences with their global sound-tapestry of East Coast celtic, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, Gypsy-jazz and South Asian styles, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while the rhythm section lays down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound.
Since forming eight years ago, Sultans of String have been on an impressive trajectory with an astonishing number of awards and accolades in tow, including two Juno nominations, two Canadian Folk Music Awards, and first place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries).
The band is led by six-string violinist McKhool (who’s played with Jesse Cook and Pavlo), a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recipient who grew up in a Lebanese-Egyptian house (Makhoul) bursting with music and diversity. Growing up, McKhool was fed a steady diet of delicious musicality alongside Middle Eastern cuisine and violin lessons. At the core of the band’s sound is his bold and fiery fiddle, melded seamlessly with founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s (Jesse Cook) rumba rhythm, together their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound – the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar.
“Over the decades, I’ve worked with numerous top-10 and No. 1 Billboard artists,” the band’s U.S. manager and acclaimed promoter David Wilkes (Bela Fleck, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker) stated. “In all that time, I have not worked with composers more talented than Chris McKhool and Kevin Laliberté from Sultans of String. Not only are they a superb writing team, they are also amazing arrangers and musicians. Fusing the virtuosic talent of Anwar Khurshid adds to their truly global and mesmerizing sound!”
The band has a non-stop tour schedule in support of Subcontinental Drift.
The Feb. 28 concert will start at 7:30 p.m.
Claude Presbyterian Church is at 15175 Hurontario St., south of Olde Base Line Road.
Tickets are $25, or $20 in advance. got to www.ticketscene.ca/events/13337/ for more information.
Rant Maggie Rant
The latest offering of the Parlour Concert series at Claude Church on Highway 10 featured Celtic sounds of Rant Maggie Rant from Stratford. The performers included Jay Riehl, Daev Clydsdale, Glen Dias, Lindsay Schindler and Barrie Payne.
Photo by Bill Rea
Carollers perform at Claude Church
A variety of seasonal music was on the program last Sunday at Claude Presbyterian Church on Highway 10. The Orange Peel Carollers were putting on the concert.
Photo by Bill Rea
Claude Church hosts ReframeCourse.com
August 26, 2015
Claude Church is ideally located at the gateway to the Caledon hills and the Headwaters region.
It is home to people who live, work and volunteer locally and beyond, it is a meeting place for travellers, athletes, artists, musicians, thinkers and support networks and it is a gathering spot for worship, prayer, community, ruminating, pondering, and considering.
In autumn 2015, Claude Church is inviting one and all to gather and consider, “What does it look like to follow Jesus in our modern world?”
This question will be considered through dialogue and the use of video and course materials prepared by ReframeCourse.com, produced by Regent College in Vancouver.
The course begins Oct. 17 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and runs for 10 consecutive Saturdays. Claude Church is at 15175 Hurontario St. in Caledon.
Those who are interested in a fresh perspective, or in connecting faith and life, or looking for a new pattern for weaving the story with the biblical story, then consider signing up for this course online at claudechurch.com
Thank you Caledon Citizen!
"The snow on the ground did little to keep people away from the Easter Sunrise Services. They were gathered at the Cheltenham Badlands for the service run by Claude Church."