New Vision Notes Thur Dec 10 2020

Thur Dec 10 2020

  1. New Vision gathers for our Service of Remembrance and Hope this coming Wednesday evening, December 16th, at 7 pm. Here is the link to the virtual gathering spot in Zoom for the service:
  2. We won’t do an in-person gathering at the church for the Service of Remembrance and Hope.
  3. The past 10 months have had an extraordinary effect on us, bringing us additional grief and isolation. Our gathering will enable us to share courage with each other in the midst of the pandemic’s unusual deprivation of many of the comforts of the Advent and Christmas season.
  4. If you have photo of your Christmas tree – past or present – please send it to us here at and we’ll make it part of our Sunday worship gatherings visuals in the gatherings ahead.
  5. New Vision will gather for our Christmas Eve service at 7 pm in this virtual gathering spot: We won’t do an in-person gathering at the church for this time together.
  6. New Vision folks without access to Zoom are continuing to attend our Zoom worship gathering on Sundays in person at 24 Main W. Because attendees are at a religious gathering, pandemic health orders allow us to have 10 people together, when at present in all other circumstances gatherings are limited to 5 people.
  7. If you are interested in attending the in-person gathering, please be in touch with New Vision by emailing The gathering will observe all the best practices for hygiene, screening, and sanitation.
  8. Christmas is right around the corner! As you might have already heard, Wesley Urban Ministries’ Christmas & Holiday Store will not operate like a store this year. Instead, it will provide hampers for people who participate in Wesley programs and through some of its community partners. For more information on how to get involved, please visit the website
  9. Purchase donations and do a curbside drop off at 1974 King St E (Pioneer Church), December 6 – 22, 1 – 4 pm. Calendar is here:
  10. Wesley Donation Wish List:
    Plastic or re-usable bags
    Any non-perishable food in individual or family sizes
    New gifts: toys, hygiene items, small kitchen appliances, towel & linens
    Gift Certificates for Walmart, Giant Tiger, Canadian Tire, Toys ‘R’ Us
    New or gently used hats, mitts, socks, winter boots and coats (No clothing)
  11. For those looking to volunteer at Wesley, their new volunteer roles and pandemic protocols are available online at the above link. There will be a limited number of on-site volunteers this year, however, you can also help from home by making pre packed hampers or volunteer as a driver to take the hampers to Wesley programs and community partners.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. For updates on New Vision plans in the post Covid-19 emergency recovery, please visit

Hope to see you on Sunday – again, or for the first time!

Rev Ian