New Vision Notes Thur July 14 2022

Thu July 14 2022

  • During these warm – and hot! – days in Hamilton here is an interactive CBC News article about heat islands. I typed in the first three letters of the 24 Main W postal code. You can see our building is in one of the most intense heat islands in the city. The graphic also tells important facts about our neighbourhood.  If  you can’t make out the  words  you can input the code yourself in the interactive article.The code is L8R. You can check out your own postal code too.
  • Pride ReUnited went well last weekend. Thanks to all the volunteers who joined volunteers from the three other Affirming ministries in Hamilton – Delta, St. Andrew’s and Barton-Stone/Mount Hope to person an Affirm United booth.
  • The pandemic-begun Gore Park Outreach Program on Saturdays continues. Here is a recent photo of the clients visiting the several booths.
  • With a very contagious new COVID sub-variant spreading in Hamilton, we encourage you to get the fourth vaccination now available to all adults. We will continue our current in-person gathering approach: i) we will form the circle again in the lower hall, distancing the seats by a metre for the time being. ii) people may join the circle if they are willing to wear a mask.
  • The reason for the masks is that we will allow ourselves to sing, and masking reduces the distance air we expel travels with the increased effort singing.
  • 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. 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