New Vision Notes Thur Dec 2 2021

Thur Dec 2 2021
Advent! And then Christmas! This Sunday is our second of four Advent Sundays: purging the old and bringing in the new. Peace Sunday.

The annual International Day of People with Disabilities occurs tomorrow December 3. This United Nations link lists activities tomorrow you might consider joining.

Our annual Service of Remembrance and Hope (Blue Christmas) will take place on Tuesday, December 14 at 7 pm. Like all our worship gatherings now, it will be hybrid – in-person and on Zoom. Here is the Zoom link.

Church Calendars for 2022 are now available as a fundraiser for New Vision.  Please order yours from Arlene Whatmough at 905-527-0383, and she will make arrangements for delivery.  $10. Each and a nice gift to give.

Volunteers wanted for another work bee this Sunday afternoon, December 5 — the next step in our social enterprise project. Come for worship, bring a bag lunch, then we’ll be clearing out furnishings and contents excess to our needs throughout 24 Main W. We will also be making the subfloor in the Music Hall we’ve revealed by stripping out the old flooring good to be walked on. If you want to come just for the work, we will begin around 12;30 pm and knock off between 3 and 4 pm.

We are worshipping in a hybrid way — both in-person on our MacNab campus (24 Main W) and virtually on Zoom each Sunday morning live at 10:30 am. Under Step 3 rules we can have up to 25 people in-person at our worship gatherings. There is room for more of us if you’d like to come! If you feel ready to venture out to join in, we will be following all the prescribed protocols for Step 3, including hand-sanitizing, face-masks, 2 metre physical distancing, no congregational singing, and screening questions on arrival. You may be asked if you are double vaccinated but will not be asked for a vaccination passport. If you wish not to answer the question or indicate you have not been vaccinated, you will be invited to accept the use of an N95 mask since it will provide more safety for you and for others attending in person. Entrance will be through the entrance in the middle of the MacNab Street addition. If you have any symptoms of illness, please plan not to attend in person on Sunday morning: come virtually!

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.

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