New Vision Notes Christmas 2021

Wed Dec 22 2021

  1. Soon Christmas! 3 sleeps.
  2. 3 sleeps.
  3. Christmas Eve: We will be gathering virtually only for our Christmas Eve service Friday evening at 7 pm.  Come join us for the story, and for communion, and for singing. Bring a candle to light as part of your participation.
  4. Worshipping virtually on Christmas Eve is a change of plans since I last wrote on account of the COVID-19 Omicron Variant of Concern. I am sorry.
  5. Our Christmas Eve gathering will be at the same zoom link as our Sunday morning gatherings. See below.
  6. Omicron: since the most reasonable thing for us to do with Omicron coronavirus variant of concern now spreading in our community is to reduce our contact with each other outside our households we have decided to gather for worship virtually only until guidance improves from Hamilton Public Health. Sundays going forward from Boxing Day, Sunday Dec 26, will be virtual only gatherings until further notice.
  7. New Vision’s Annual Christmas Appeal is in full swing. If you would like to receive Church Council Chair Dixon Challoner’s Christmas Greetings, let me know here and I will have it sent out to you. To those who have responded to the Appeal, many, many thanks. New Vision is a strong witness to the love of Jesus in the world.
  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: 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 1 647 374 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 Friday evening – or Sunday, or both!

Merry Christmas to you ~

Rev Ian