New Vision Notes Thur Dec 16 2021

Thur Dec 16 2021

  1. Advent! And soon Christmas! This Sunday is our fourth of four Advent Sundays: purging the old waiting for God to bring the new to us.
  2. The most reasonable thing for us to do with the Omicron coronavirus variant of concern now spreading in our community is to reduce our contact with each other outside our households. Those who have yet to receive a third vaccination are strongly encouraged not to attend our in-person Sunday worship gatherings until many more Hamiltonians and Canadian residents have received the third jab. I will be leading worship virtually on Sunday.
  3. 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.
  4. We will hold our Christmas Eve service this year in a hybrid in-person and online way at 7 pm Christmas Eve. I ask you, however, to keep an eye out for any public health guidance that might further restrict our in-person gatherings more than the current restrictions – 25 people maximum and social distancing between us. If you have any symptoms of illness, please plan not to our worship gatherings in person: come virtually!
  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: 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 ~

Rev Ian