New Vision Notes Frid Oct 15 2021

Fri Oct 15 2021

  1. As we joyfully enter into our post-Thanksgiving season we begin to gather ourselves together for our annual Threshold Partnership Commitment Renewal Sunday. More on this in the next few weeks after our New Vision Church Council meeting this coming Tuesday evening.
  2. We are worshipping both in-person on our MacNab campus (24 Main W) and virtually each Sunday morning live at 10:30 am. Under Step 3 rules we can have up to 25 people in-person at our worship gatherings. There is room for more of us if you’d like to come! If you feel ready to venture out to join in, we will be following all the prescribed protocols for Step 3, including hand-sanitizing, face-masks, 2 metre physical distancing, no congregational singing, and screening questions on arrival. Entrance will be through the Youth Centre entrance on MacNab Street. If you have any symptoms of illness, please plan not to attend in person on Sunday morning.
  3. With the new vaccine certificate protocol anyone with a green health card can print and have their vaccine certificate laminated for free at any branch of the Hamilton Public Library. For more info: https://www.hpl.ca/VaccineCertificates
  4. New Vision Virtual Worship is experiential, participatory, image-rich and collective, just like worship in person at New Vision! Join us on Sunday mornings 10:30 am week to week during the Covid-19 emergency by clicking here. If you want to put the link someplace easy to find each week, here it is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/782292511. Please share it with others and invite them to a “different” kind of time on Zoom from the usual.
  5. You can also call in to the gathering on the telephone toll free. Call 1 647 374 4685, then, when prompted, input the Meeting ID 782 292 511 followed by the # sign. Ignore the prompts for Participant ID and Password. You are in when the recorded voice says, “You are in the meeting.” If you can only connect by video on your computer with no audio, you can use the phone connection for audio and the computer connection for visual.
  6. The organ console has been moved from its centre stage perch onto its own cart, giving us more space on the stage for performers and speakers.

Hope to see you Sunday ~ virtually, or in-person ~

Rev Ian

New Vision Notes Thur Oct 7 2021

Thur Oct 7 2021

  1. Thanksgiving is but days away now. How quickly it has come.
  2. We are worshipping live both in-person on our MacNab campus (24 Main W) and virtually each Sunday morning. Under Step 3 rules we can have up to 25 people in-person at our worship gatherings. There is room for more of us if you’d like to come! If you feel ready to venture out to join in, we will be following all the prescribed protocols for Step 3, including hand-sanitizing, face-masks, 2 metre physical distancing, no congregational singing, and screening questions on arrival. Entrance will be through the Youth Centre entrance on MacNab Street. If you have any symptoms of illness, please plan not to attend in person on Sunday morning.
  3. With the new vaccine certificate protocol anyone with a green health card can print and have their vaccine certificate laminated for free at any branch of the Hamilton Public Library. For more info: https://www.hpl.ca/VaccineCertificates
  4. Toronto United Church Council’s (TUCC) annual Heart & Vision Awards Concert recognizes individuals whose work advances social justice. In 2021, the awards will be presented to Ekua Asabea Blair and Lawrence Hill who, through their community and literary work, address the roots and contemporary reality of systemic racism in Canada, and offer us all an alternative vision of love and hope. Please join TUCC for a free online celebration at 7 pm on Monday, October 18 featuring the music of Jackie Richardson, Billy Newton-Davis and Julie Michels. Featuring a special appearance by Poet Laureate George Elliot Clarke. Register at https://heartandvision2021.cato receive the event link.
  5. New Vision Virtual Worship is experiential, participatory, image-rich and collective, just like worship in person at New Vision! Join us on Sunday mornings 10:30 am week to week during the Covid-19 emergency by clicking here. If you want to put the link someplace easy to find each week, here it is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/782292511. Please share it with others and invite them to a “different” kind of time on Zoom from the usual.
  6. You can also call in to the gathering on the telephone toll free. Call 1 647 374 4685, then, when prompted, input the Meeting ID 782 292 511 followed by the # sign. Ignore the prompts for Participant ID and Password. You are in when the recorded voice says, “You are in the meeting.” If you can only connect by video on your computer with no audio, you can use the phone connection for audio and the computer connection for visual.

Hope to see you Sunday ~ again, or for the first time ~

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rev Ian

New Vision Notes Thurs Sept 23 2021

Thur Sept 23 2021

  1. From Wesley Urban Ministries: Wow! A big thank you for all your efforts raising funds and awareness for Case for Kids! We are thrilled that we were able to raise just over $90,000 through the Case for Kids Campaign. We can’t thank you enough for your support! New Vision’s team total was $1,650.00!
  2. With the new vaccine passports anyone with a green health card can print and have their vaccine certificate laminated for free at any branch of the Hamilton Public Library. For more info: https://www.hpl.ca/VaccineCertificates
  3. A week today, Sept 30, is Canada’s first Truth and Reconciliation Day. Every Child Matters, the Urban Indigenous Circle and Chinook Winds Regional Council of the United Church of Canada invite you to join a Zoom panel with ecumenical Indigenous clergy at 7 pm Mountain Time. This distinguished panel will discuss the history of residential schools, the impact of intergenerational trauma, the recovery of children’s bodies and the ongoing role of Indigenous ministry in the church’s dialogue about reconciliation today. You can register here: https://www.jotform.com/form/212565453975263
  4. We will be marking Orange Shirt Day as part of our Creation Time worship this Sunday, Sept 26. If you have an Every Child Matters shirt, please come to worship wearing it. If you have anything orange, make it part of our worship on Sunday. Matthew Green flyers and lawn signs probably not, however.
  5. Some news on the Music Hall at New Vision front. The organ console is being moved down from its place in the choir loft onto a purpose-built moveable cart that will sit on the main floor of the Hall. When the 1500 lb organ console came to Centenary new in 2004 it was designed to function in this sort of arrangement. The place where it has been will be made good and become part of the permanent stage in a flexible stage design. When done, I’ll share photos here.
  6. After 13 years with a youth centre at 24 Main W, we are bidding adieu to The Space, which will be moving out November 1. We are closing in now on beginning the renovations to 24 Main W. in the weeks ahead. We will begin rearranging our own use of space in the building to accommodate the planned renovation work.
  7. Broadview Magazine: It is time to renew your subscription to Broadview magazine (formerly United Church Observer) If you don’t already subscribe, now would be a good time to start! Annual subscriptions, or renewals are only $25. You may drop your subscription money off  in person at New Vision to Arlene Whatmough on Sunday mornings or leave it in the Mailbox at the MacNab Street entrance, in an envelope addressed to her attention. You can also renew or start your new subscription at broadview.org/subscription/.
  8. We are now worshipping live both in-person on our MacNab campus (24 Main W) and virtually each Sunday morning. Under Step 3 rules we can have up to 25 people in-person at our worship gatherings. There is room for more of us if you’d like to come! If you feel ready to venture out to join in, we will be following all the prescribed protocols for Step 3, including hand-sanitizing, face-masks, 2 metre physical distancing, no congregational singing, and screening questions on arrival.
  9. Is New Vision encouraging you to come to the in-person gathering? Encouraging you to continue to join in virtually? We are encouraging you to do either! If more than 25 show up for our in-person gathering, we have an overflow room set up with the zoom meeting digitally projected on a screen there.
  10. We are also able to hold a social time after the worship gathering. We plan to have cookies and cold drinks again this Sunday.
  11. Entrance will be through the Youth Centre entrance on MacNab Street. If you have any symptoms of illness, please plan not to attend in person on Sunday morning.
  12. If you have not yet been vaccinated, or have yet to get your second vaccination, please consider doing so. Vaccination has clear health benefits for us all as part of the community. It will make attendance at in-person gatherings more safe for all in attendance.
  13. New Vision Virtual Worship is experiential, participatory, image-rich and collective, just like worship in person at New Vision! Join us on Sunday mornings 10:30 am week to week during the Covid-19 emergency by clicking here. If you want to put the link someplace easy to find each week, here it is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/782292511. Please share it with others and invite them to a “different” kind of time on Zoom from the usual.
  14. You can also call in to the gathering on the telephone toll free. Call 1 855 703 8985, then, when prompted, input the Meeting ID 782 292 511 followed by the # sign. Ignore the prompts for Participant ID and Password. You are in when the recorded voice says, “You are in the meeting.” If you can only connect by video on your computer with no audio, you can use the phone connection for audio and the computer connection for visual.

Hope to see you Sunday ~ again, or for the first time ~

Rev Ian

New Vision Notes Thur Aug 12 2021

Thur Aug 12 2021

  1. We are going to say an ice-cream-treat hello to our neighbours and each other on our Holton campus on Saturday, August 14 from 1-3 pm. We’ll have an ice-cream truck, and free ice cream treats for everyone thanks to our property redevelopment partner friends. We’ll set up our New Vision booth to connect again and share with whomever drops by.  I hope  to  see  you  there!
  2. We’re calling it “A Summer State of Mind”. Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann plans to drop by and would be delighted to get to know you in person. As you will recall, Nrinder was our 7th anniversary speaker and spoke movingly to us on the theme of community development work that starts from ‘seeing no stranger.’
  3. We will be following pandemic Step 3 rules: 2 metre physical distancing from others outside of your household if you are without a mask outside. Only as many people as can be accommodated at 2 metre distancing will be allowed in the parking lot at the same time. (We don’t foresee this being a problem, but you never know!)
  4. This Sunday coming brings us to the threshold of my summer vacation. Watch this space during my time away for worship leadership info during my absence.  For pastoral emergencies please reach out to Erin Poole, Dan Peace, or Linda Waugh.
  5. We are now worshipping live both in-person on our MacNab campus (24 Main W) and virtually each Sunday morning. Under Step 3 rules we can have up to 25 people in-person at our worship gatherings. We have been averaging about 15 people a Sunday in the last few weeks – there is room for more of us! Martine has joined us at the piano in the lower hall. If you feel ready to venture out to join in, we will be following all the prescribed protocols for Step 3, including hand-sanitizing, face-masks, 2 metre physical distancing, no congregational singing, and screening questions on arrival.
  6. Is New Vision encouraging you to come to the in-person gathering? Encouraging you to continue to join in virtually? We are encouraging you to do either! If more than 25 show up for our in-person gathering, we have an overflow room set up with the zoom meeting digitally projected on a screen there.
  7. We are also able to hold a social time after the worship gathering. We plan to have cookies and cold drinks again this Sunday.
  8. Entrance will be through the Youth Centre entrance on MacNab Street. If you have any symptoms of illness, please plan not to attend in person on Sunday morning.
  9. If you have not yet been vaccinated, or have yet to get your second vaccination, please consider doing so. Vaccination has clear health benefits for us all as part of the community. It will make attendance at in-person gatherings more safe for all in attendance.
  10. New Vision Virtual Worship is experiential, participatory, image-rich and collective, just like worship in person at New Vision! Join us on Sunday mornings 10:30 am week to week during the Covid-19 emergency by clicking here. If you want to put the link someplace easy to find each week, here it is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/782292511. Please share it with others and invite them to a “different” kind of time on Zoom from the usual.
  11. You can also call in to the gathering on the telephone toll free. Call 1 855 703 8985, then, when prompted, input the Meeting ID 782 292 511 followed by the # sign. Ignore the prompts for Participant ID and Password. You are in when the recorded voice says, “You are in the meeting.” If you can only connect by video on your computer with no audio, you can use the phone connection for audio and the computer connection for visual.

Hope to see you Sunday ~ again, or for the first time ~

Rev Ian

New Vision Notes Fri Aug 6 2021

Fri Aug 6 2021

  1. Everyone is welcome to the New Vision partnership ‘Summer State of Mind’ ice cream social from 1-3 pm on Saturday Aug 14.
  2. We’ll have an ice-cream truck and free ice cream treats for everyone thanks to our property redevelopment friends. We’ll set up our New Vision booth in the parking lot to reintroduce ourselves to our neighbours, and share with them who we are now since we centred our gathered life on the MacNab campus. We’ll say hello to everyone who drops by.
  3. Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann plans to drop by and would be delighted to get to know you in person. As you will recall, Nrinder was our 7th anniversary speaker and spoke movingly to us on the theme of community development work that starts from ‘seeing no stranger.’
  4. We’re spreading the word in the neighbourhood by boosting posts on our social media channels. If you see one of our Facebook posts about the event, please share it with others and let them know what we’re up to! The electronic image to the right is an image of a bookmark that we will be hand delivering to about 400 homes near our Holton campus in the next week.
  5. Please feel free to join us in-person on our MacNab campus (24 Main W) for our Sunday morning worship now. We have determined that under the Step 3 rules we can have up to 25 people in-person at our worship gatherings now. Martine joined us at the piano this last Sunday. If you feel ready to venture out to join the 10 or so who were able to be together in-person last Sunday, please come join us. We will be following all the prescribed protocols for Step 3, including no congregational singing, hand-washing, face-masks, 2 metre physical distancing and screening questions on arrival.
  6. Is New Vision encouraging you to come to the in-person gathering? Encouraging you to continue to join in virtually? We are encouraging you to do both! If more than 25 show up for our in-person gathering, we have an overflow room set up with the zoom meeting digitally projected on a screen there.
  7. We are able to hold a social time after the worship gathering. We plan to have cookies and cold drinks again this Sunday.
  8. Entrance will be through the Youth Centre entrance on MacNab Street. If you have any symptoms of illness, please plan not to attend in person on Sunday morning.
  9. If you have not yet been vaccinated, or have yet to get your second vaccination, please consider doing so. Vaccination has clear health benefits for us all as part of the community. It will make attendance at in-person gatherings more safe for all in attendance.
  10. New Vision Virtual Worship is experiential, participatory, image-rich and collective, just like worship in person at New Vision! Join us on Sunday mornings 10:30 am week to week during the Covid-19 emergency by clicking here. If you want to put the link someplace easy to find each week, here it is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/782292511. Please share it with others and invite them to a “different” kind of time on Zoom from the usual.
  11. You can also call in to the gathering on the telephone toll free. Call 1 855 703 8985, then, when prompted, input the Meeting ID 782 292 511 followed by the # sign. Ignore the prompts for Participant ID and Password. You are in when the recorded voice says, “You are in the meeting.” If you can only connect by video on your computer with no audio, you can use the phone connection for audio and the computer connection for visual.

Hope to see you Sunday ~ again, or for the first time ~

Rev Ian

New Vision Notes Thur July 29 2021

Thur July 29 2021

  1. We are going to do some friendly community engagement with neighbours on our Holton campus on Saturday, August 14 from 1-3 pm. We’ll have an ice-cream truck, ice cream treats for everyone, some of our property redevelopment partner friends, and our New Vision booth to reintroduce ourselves to our neighbours, share with them who we are now and what we are doing on our MacNab campus. We’ll get to know anyone who drops by and ask them for their thoughts on what we might do in the neighbourhood now that we are beginning to get our feet under us. Everyone is welcome. The ice cream is a treat. Our Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann plans to drop by.
  2. The African Caribbean Canadian Association celebrates Emancipation Day this Sunday August 1 at 2 pm.  Please register via this link or visit us at www.accahamilton.com
  3. Please feel free to join us in-person on our MacNab campus (24 Main W) for our Sunday morning worship now. We have determined that under the Step 3 rules we can have up to 25 people in-person at our worship gatherings now. Martine joined us at the piano this last Sunday. If you feel ready to venture out to join the 10 or so who were able to be together in-person last Sunday, please come join us. We will be following all the prescribed protocols for Step 3, including no congregational singing, hand-washing, face-masks, 2 metre physical distancing and screening questions on arrival.
  4. Is New Vision encouraging you to come to the in-person gathering? Encouraging you to continue to join in virtually? We are encouraging you to do both! If more than 25 show up for our in-person gathering, we have an overflow room set up with the zoom meeting digitally projected on a screen there. We’ll adapt as circumstances change.
  5. We are able to hold a social time after the worship gathering. We plan to have cookies and cold drinks again this Sunday.
  6. Entrance will be through the Youth Centre entrance on MacNab Street. If you have any symptoms of illness, please plan not to attend in person on Sunday morning.
  7. If you have not yet been vaccinated, or have yet to get your second vaccination, please consider doing so. Vaccination has clear health benefits for us all as part of the community. It will make attendance at in-person gatherings more safe for all in attendance.
  8. New Vision Virtual Worship is experiential, participatory, image-rich and collective, just like worship in person at New Vision! Join us on Sunday mornings 10:30 am week to week during the Covid-19 emergency by clicking here. If you want to put the link someplace easy to find each week, here it is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/782292511. Please share it with others and invite them to a “different” kind of time on Zoom from the usual.
  9. You can also call in to the gathering on the telephone toll free. Call 1 855 703 8985, then, when prompted, input the Meeting ID 782 292 511 followed by the # sign. Ignore the prompts for Participant ID and Password. You are in when the recorded voice says, “You are in the meeting.” If you can only connect by video on your computer with no audio, you can use the phone connection for audio and the computer connection for visual.

Hope to see you Sunday ~ again, or for the first time ~

Rev Ian

New Vision Notes Wed July 21 2021

Wed July 21 2021

  1. Our Holton campus property redevelopment partner United Property Resource Corporation is bringing an ice-cream truck to our Holton campus parking lot on Saturday, August 14 from 1-3 pm to do some friendly neighbourhood engagement over the three options under study at the moment and for us to reintroduce ourselves to our neighbours and share with them who we are now and what we are doing on our MacNab campus and get to know them. I hope you can come!
  2. The African Caribbean Canadian Association celebrates Emancipation Day on Sunday August 1 at 2 pm.  Please register via this link or visit us at www.accahamilton.com
  3. Please feel free to join us in-person on our MacNab campus (24 Main W) for our Sunday morning worship now. We have determined that under the Step 3 rules we can have up to 25 people in-person at our worship gatherings now. Martine joined us at the piano this last Sunday. If you feel ready to venture out to join the 10 or so who were able to be together in-person last Sunday, please come join us. We will be following all the prescribed protocols for Step 3, including no congregational singing, hand-washing, face-masks, 2 metre physical distancing and screening questions on arrival.
  4. We are able to hold a social time after the worship gathering. We plan to have cookies and cold drinks this Sunday.
  5. Entrance will be through the Youth Centre entrance on MacNab Street. If you have any symptoms of illness, please plan not to attend in person on Sunday morning.
  6. If you have not yet been vaccinated, or have yet to get your second vaccination, please consider doing so. Vaccination has clear health benefits for us all as part of the community. It will make attendance at in-person gatherings more safe for all in attendance.
  7. New Vision Virtual Worship is experiential, participatory, image-rich and collective, just like worship in person at New Vision! Join us on Sunday mornings 10:30 am week to week during the Covid-19 emergency by clicking here. If you want to put the link someplace easy to find each week, here it is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/782292511. Please share it with others and invite them to a “different” kind of time on Zoom from the usual.
  8. You can also call in to the gathering on the telephone toll free. Call 1 855 703 8985, then, when prompted, input the Meeting ID 782 292 511 followed by the # sign. Ignore the prompts for Participant ID and Password. You are in when the recorded voice says, “You are in the meeting.” If you can only connect by video on your computer with no audio, you can use the phone connection for audio and the computer connection for visual.

Hope to see you Sunday ~ again, or for the first time ~

Rev Ian

New Vision Notes Fri July 16 2021

Fri July 16 2021

  1. Thanks to everyone who stuck around last Sunday for the New Vision town hall respecting how we live New Vision on our Holton campus and its neighbourhood . Your input is being compiled and will be going to New Vision’s Church Council meeting this coming Tuesday. They’ll keep everyone informed and updated on the various pieces at play and be looking for your help in the days, weeks and months ahead.
  2. This Sunday, July 18th, marks our first Sunday in the Province’s Step 3 easing of pandemic gathering restrictions. We have determined that under the new rules we can have up to 25 people in-person at our worship gatherings now. If you feel ready to venture out to join the 10 or so who were able to be together in-person last Sunday, please come join us. We will be following all the prescribed protocols for Step 3, including no congregational singing, hand-washing, face-masks, 2 metre physical distancing and screening questions on arrival.
  3. Under the Step 3 rules, we are able to hold a social time after the gathering for everyone who is in-person at the worship gathering, since our 25 person capacity for the lower hall is the same limit as the 25 person limit on indoor social gatherings. Again, physical distancing rules will be in effect.
  4. Entrance will continue to be through the Youth Centre entrance on MacNab Street. If you have any symptoms of illness, please plan not to attend in person on Sunday morning.
  5. If you have not yet been vaccinated, or have yet to get your second vaccination, please consider doing so. Vaccination has clear health benefits for us all as part of the community. It will make attendance at in-person gatherings more safe for all in attendance.
  6. New Vision Virtual Worship is experiential, participatory, image-rich and collective, just like worship in person at New Vision! Join us on Sunday mornings 10:30 am week to week during the Covid-19 emergency by clicking here. If you want to put the link someplace easy to find each week, here it is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/782292511. Please share it with others and invite them to a “different” kind of time on Zoom from the usual.
  7. You can also call in to the gathering on the telephone toll free. Call 1 855 703 8985, then, when prompted, input the Meeting ID 782 292 511 followed by the # sign. Ignore the prompts for Participant ID and Password. You are in when the recorded voice says, “You are in the meeting.” If you can only connect by video on your computer with no audio, you can use the phone connection for audio and the computer connection for visual.

Hope to see you Sunday ~ again, or for the first time ~

Rev Ian

New Vision Notes Thur July 8 2021

Thur July 8 2021

  1. I delegated this afternoon to the City of Hamilton’s Emergency and Community Services Committee to speak in support Councillor Maureen Wilson’s motion to have Egerton Ryerson’s name removed from the Ryerson Recreation Centre in Ward 1. You can read my speaking notes and the questions I was asked by Councillors and my answers here. I addressed Councillor Wilson’s motion as an ordered minister in the faith tradition in which Egerton Ryerson was a minister. I did so as a representative of the United Church of Canada responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to the churches.
  2. Good news: this Sunday, July 11th will be our first Sunday with in-person participation in our virtual worship since last year.  In addition to myself and two volunteers, we may have up to 8 participants in our lower hall at one time for our worship gathering.
  3. As soon as the gathering ends, however, the rules for social gatherings immediately come into force. In Step 2 no more than 5 people can gather together at once. For this reason we will not be holding an after-worship-gathering social time in person for the time being.
  4. Entrance will be through the Youth Centre entrance on MacNab Street. If you have any symptoms of illness, please plan not to attend in person on Sunday morning.
  5. If you have not yet been vaccinated, or have yet to get your second vaccination, please consider doing so. Vaccination has clear health benefits for us all as part of the community. It will make attendance at in-person gatherings more safe for all in attendance.
  6. Following our worship gathering this Sunday we will have an internal community of faith town hall about our Holton campus redevelopment. We will make use of material presented at the June 10 townhalls for the community and talk more about our own engagement in redeveloping the New Vision United Church Holton Ave. S. campus.
  7. New Vision Virtual Worship is experiential, participatory, image-rich and collective, just like worship in person at New Vision! Join us on Sunday mornings 10:30 am week to week during the Covid-19 emergency by clicking here. If you want to put the link someplace easy to find each week, here it is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/782292511. Please share it with others and invite them to a “different” kind of time on Zoom from the usual.
  8. You can also call in to the gathering on the telephone toll free. Call 1 855 703 8985, then, when prompted, input the Meeting ID 782 292 511 followed by the # sign. Ignore the prompts for Participant ID and Password. You are in when the recorded voice says, “You are in the meeting.” If you can only connect by video on your computer with no audio, you can use the phone connection for audio and the computer connection for visual.

Hope to see you Sunday ~ again, or for the first time ~

Rev Ian

New Vision Notes: The Last Day of June Edition

Wed June 30 2021

  1. Good news: we are targeting Sunday July 11th as our first Sunday again with in-person participation in our virtual worship. For guidance on attending in-person worship in Step 2, the City of Toronto has prepared and issued this excellent resource.
  2. We will have an internal community of faith town hall about our Holton campus redevelopment on Sunday July 11th following our worship gathering. It will be modeled on the community engagement town halls held Thursday, June 10. We will have an opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions. Our development partner has updated the Holton campus website with results from the town halls.
  3. The opportunity for United Church re-engagement and new engagement with the neighbourhood around our Holton campus is being presented to us by our development partner UPRC and community feedback from the June 10 townhalls.
  4. We marked Indigenous Day of Prayer in our worship this past Sunday. Some have asked for a copy of the prayer that Cater prayed, “Memorial Prayer for Children of This Land.” You can find it here.
  5. Tomorrow, July 1, marks the Confederation of Canada. We are invited as people of faith to reflect on what Confederation means to us. It is an occasion to recognize that Indigenous Peoples are the original peoples—and the founding peoples—of Canada, and that today, many cultures make up the fabric of the Canadian identity.
  6. New Vision Virtual Worship is experiential, participatory, image-rich and collective, just like worship in person at New Vision! Join us on Sunday mornings 10:30 am week to week during the Covid-19 emergency by clicking here. If you want to put the link someplace easy to find each week, here it is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/782292511. Please share it with others and invite them to a “different” kind of time on Zoom from the usual.
  7. You can also call in to the gathering on the telephone toll free. Call 1 855 703 8985, then, when prompted, input the Meeting ID 782 292 511 followed by the # sign. Ignore the prompts for Participant ID and Password. You are in when the recorded voice says, “You are in the meeting.” If you can only connect by video on your computer with no audio, you can use the phone connection for audio and the computer connection for visual.

Hope to see you Sunday ~ again, or for the first time ~

Rev Ian