A Christmas Reset – 2017 Advent/Christmas Series

Talk themes have been announced for the Monday noon-time talk series before Christmas by Bishop Bill Hockin and Dr. Barry Craig.

Talks will be held at the Crowne Plaza Fredericton (Lord Beaverbrook) Mondays at 12:15.

November 27: A Serious Walk down “Stable Street”
December 4: Reading the “Magi Diaries”
December 11: Perfect People Need Not Apply

Carolyn Westin is Guest Speaker at Monday’s Advent Series Talk

Carolyn Westin is director of Christian counselling at Hopewell Counselling Centre in Saint John. She has studied theology at Wycliffe College, Toronto and psychology and counselling at Memorial University in St. Johns, Newfoundland. She assists her husband, The Rev. Dr. John Paul Westin in his pastoral ministry at St. Mark’s Stone and Trinity churches in Saint John. She will be speaking on themes from Luke’s gospel this coming Monday, December 5 at 12:15. All are welcome.

What’s in your cart this Christmas?

This year’s Monday noon-time talk series before Christmas will feature Dr. Barry Craig and two guest speakers.

Monday, November 28
The Day God Moved in Next Door
Barry Craig, Principal
Huron University College, London, Ont.

Monday, December 5
The Gift of the Significant Life
Carolyn Westin, Psychotherapist
Hopewell Counselling Service, Saint John, N.B.

Monday, December 12
The Thrill of the Chase
David Edwards, Anglican Bishop of New Brunswick

Talks will be held at the Crowne Plaza Fredericton (Lord Beaverbrook) at 12:15.

Download poster here.

“When You Pray, Say …”

You are invited to a weekend seminar on the Lord’s Prayer with Bishop Bill Hockin

Friday, October 14 – Saturday, October 15, 2016
Crowne Plaza, Lord Beaverbrook, Queen Street, Fredericton

Register online here or call (506) 455-2494.

View downloadable poster here.

Friday, October 14, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
• Meeting a Gracious God
• Fixing a Broken World

Saturday, October 15, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Satisfying the Hungry Heart
• Healing a Wounded Family
• Facing Our Worst Fears


Fall 2016 Talks

Coming this fall: A weekend seminar on the Lord’s Prayer. Bill will teach on this prayer that Jesus gave us on Friday, October 14 (evening) and Saturday, October 15, at the Crowne Plaza (Lord Beaverbrook). More details to follow.

Bill’s annual Advent/Christmas talk series, co-presented with Dr. Barry Craig, will take place on Mondays, November 28, December 5 and 12, from 12:10 to 12:50 pm at the Crowne Plaza (Lord Beaverbrook) Hotel. More details to follow.

Bill publishes his eighth book: Gospel Therapy

Bishop Bill Hockin’s eighth book, entitled Gospel Therapy, is available.


This book is written for those who are looking for a daily devotional resource that combines the wisdom of the biblical text with the struggles of the human experience. When Jesus of Nazareth engages the people in his time, with his truth and graciousness, something good always happens. Likewise, with us today, reading the text and engaging with this same Jesus, our lives, as well, can be profoundly touched with his grace and mercy. Each of these chapters, therefore, can be a healing engagement between the Jesus of the text and the deep needs of our personal lives. Included in each devotional are a gospel text, a reflection on the meaning and relevance of that text and a summing-up prayer. As well, each chapter ends with a verse from a psalm on the same theme. Although intended to be a daily devotional, this book can also be used for group study. It is my prayer that these pages may be an inspiration for all who read them, as well as a source of spiritual and personal growth.

Gospel Therapy is available from Bill or from the Diocese of Fredericton office – 115 Church St., Fredericton.