New Vision Notes Fri Feb 5 2021

Fri Feb 5 2021

1. We will celebrate communion this Sunday, February 7 as we begin our Black History month observances. If you are able to join us for worship have some bread and beverage at hand.

2. Join the United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine-Israel for A Taste of Palestine: A three-part event February 16, February 23, and March 9. Live Zoom with Fatma and Claire from Palestine Cooking Demo (follow along & enjoy the flavours). TASTE FOOD – HEAR STORIES – MAKE CHANGE For more information and to register follow this link.

3. We may be locked down, but Hamilton’s Winterfest can set us free in spirit! Sorry to say, however, that the City has decided against permitting the streaming of concerts from The Music Hall at New Vision after revising its initial permission based on its re-interpretation of the provincial health orders. For more info about Hamilton’s Winterfest, follow this link.

4. New Vision’s Threshold Partners Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, Feb 21 after our worship gathering. All Threshold Partners and New Vision friends for whom New Vision has an email address will receive a link to the electronic version of the 2020 Annual Report early this coming week. If you don’t receive an email message with the link, or you encounter difficulty accessing the link, please advise us at

5. How shall we create the atmosphere in a virtual gathering that comes with sitting down to a potluck meal before the annual meeting? Suggestions most welcome! Connect with me at

6. With the continuing lock-down New Vision folks without access to Zoom have not been able to participate in person at 24 Main W in our Zoom worship gathering on Sundays. We connect with many who do not have the ability to connect to our Zoom gatherings by phone. I am looking forward to the day we can meet again in person.

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: 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.

9. For updates on New Vision plans in the post Covid-19 emergency recovery, please visit

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