Challenges Foster Creativity in Church's Ministry (Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador Diocese)

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Challenges Foster Creativity in Church's Ministry (Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador Diocese)


Devine, Nancy, Anglican Journal


Bishop Donald Harvey, the third bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, is encouraged by the challenges that face the people of diocese's 42 parishes. In his view, those challenges have helped foster a creative approach to life, including life in the church.

"In the past several years the whole outlook has been darkened by the cod moratorium," Bishop Harvey said. "Even those who have never been on the water have been affected by the spin-off. While we hope and believe the cod fishery will recover, we know things will never be the same. There has been a large amount of outward migration."

Historically, he said, Newfoundlanders prosper in the face of adversity. "We tend to put on our survival gear and get on really well."

Not that it is easy to do in the face of economic uncertainty. There are hopes for the success of the Hibernia Oil fields and, for some, a nickel smelter at the controversial Voisey's Bay development. Although the preliminary planning and building of both projects has provided badly needed jobs and money, their long-term viability is still in question.

"Certainly, it has been very good in the short term, but it is hard to do forward planning," said Bishop Harvey.

The diocese encompasses 197,000 sq. km and includes the city of St. John's, the Avalon Peninsula and, curiously, almost all of Labrador. It was, said Bishop Harvey, a case of logic prevailing over geography.

Even though Labrador is on the mainland, and well west of the diocese, when the dioceses in Newfoundland were being established in the mid-1970s, it was decided to make Labrador part of Eastern Newfoundland. The St. John's airport provides easy access back and forth. Including Labrador in the diocese also provides Bishop Harvey with an official mandate to travel to Labrador, a place that became very dear to him over the five years he served in Happy Valley/Goose Bay.

Each of the three dioceses in the province work closely together. In fact, Bishop Harvey and Bishop Leonard Whitten of the diocese of Western Newfoundland, are related by marriage: June Whitten and Trudy Harvey are sisters.

What makes Eastern Newfoundland distinct is the fact that it includes an international port of call and several rural areas. Each has challenges of its own, but all are united in an optimistic view of the future, coupled with high participation in the Alpha and Cursillo movements. Several churches, though they may be part of multi-point parishes, host ongoing Bible study programs and most hold events that keep the churches as active players in their communities.

"I think we are very optimistic, and rightly so," said Bishop Harvey. "Even if we had virtually nothing we can have it all - if we look at things in the right light."

Two years ago, Bishop Harvey launched Mission 2000 and dubbed it Mission Possible. …

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