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: 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