New Vision Notes Thursday Sept 20 2018

On Sunday Sept 30 at 3 pm we will be holding a celebration of the ministry of the former St. Giles in the parking lot at 85 Holton Ave under a tent. This is a New Vision service to recognize one of the two pioneering congregations out of which New Vision was formed. On some […]

New Vision Notes Thursday Sept 13 2018

This Sunday is Sky Sunday in our Season of Creation celebrations. We conclude our Season of Creation on Sunday Sept 30 with the blessing the animals at our morning worship. Sunday Sept 30 bring a pet, or a photo or sound clip of an animal that you would like blessed by New Vision! Our celebration […]

New Vision Notes Friday Aug 3 2018

It looks like some kind of mid-summer spell  came over me since I have not written one of these notes for two or three weeks. It is also true that New Vision is enjoying the summer. Sometimes, there isn’t much news. This past week’s decision by the provincial government, however, to cancel the Basic Income […]

New Vision Notes Thursday July 12 2018

This has been an emotional week for some of us about the former St. Giles building, but in the big picture, there are many many things that affect each one of us in so many ways. So it’s important to bring some perspective to bear on the decision of Hamilton’s City Council’s Planning Committee not […]

New Vision Notes Friday June 22 2018

This was an “octave” here at New Vision this week. Last Sunday we celebrated Pride in both worship and in the Park – Gage Park, that is. This Sunday is our fourth anniversary celebration in worship. Leo Johnson is our guest speaker. “Octave” is known by most as a term in music – but it […]

New Vision Notes Thursday June 14 2018

Pride week is coming up and New Vision, as usual, is fully invested. We’ll be at the Pride in the Park festival in Gage Park on the afternoon of Sunday June 17 – joined there by St. Andrew’s United Church. St. Andrew’s wanted to be present to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the United Church’s […]

New Vision Notes Thursday May 31 2018

A couple of events in the next two days that connect New Vision with the wider community… Tomorrow evening is the launch of the Two Spirit(ed) I Am Affected Campaign by the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic. The launch takes place in Council Chambers at City Hall from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. The campaign is being coordinated […]

New Vision Notes Thursday May 24 2018

This weekend is Hamilton Conference’s Annual Meeting. I’ll be attending, as will our presbytery representative Linda Waugh.  The worship committee is taking the lead on providing worship leadership. There are some great things to consider participating in over the next few days at New Vision. This evening is the Reconciliation through Music event. It is […]

New Vision Notes Friday May 18 2018

Yesterday the urban indigenous community held an annual social event in our Music Hall. Celebration of Growth was sponsored by the Professional Aborginal Advocacy and Networking Group of Hamilton. I was moved to be in this space with so many first nations people celebrating our personal growth over the last year. There was catered and […]

New Vision Notes Thursday May 3 2018

We joined together in worship this past Sunday in a music that was outside of the norm of our worship heritage. Ken Kirkwood got us feeling the rhythm and connecting with our own indigeneity as he brought a message of reconciliation through music with our first nations brothers and sisters. The time reminded me of […]