New Vision Notes Thur Nov 12 2020

  1. I am looking forward to the Threshold Partners meeting with you on Sunday that will put in motion our New Vision Relational Currency Project. We’ll meet as partners over lunch after gathering for worship  at the usual time – so prepare yourselves something to eat and drink before you attend the virtual worship gathering and then settle in and enjoy the next couple of hours!
  2. The slide deck we drew on two Sundays ago to begin to design our project can be found here.
  3. Here are two invitations to conversation for our sharing times together in break out rooms during the meeting this coming Sunday: a) you are invited to identify characteristics for which New Vision should aim in the relationships we seek to develop and b) you are invited to consider what the role of art/music/creativity is in the development of our relationships.
  4. In line with the main themes of our project, you are welcome to participate in the Western (Canadian) Intercultural Ministry Group annual meeting and dreaming session, Tuesday November 17, at 12:30-2:30 MST (11:30 Pacific, 1:30 Central, 2:30 Eastern.) Two hours at most! Theme: “Building the airplane while flying it: Our 2021 Intercultural commitments”. Bring your favourite hot drink to enjoy. Email for the Zoom link. All are welcome.
  5. New Vision folks without access to Zoom or find it a barrier continue to attend our Zoom worship gathering in person at 24 Main W. A simple lunch will be provided for those who attend in-person this Sunday to make it easier for them to remain for and participate in the Threshold Partner meeting.
  6. 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.  We need to know you are coming so that we can keep to mandated occupancy limits for in-door gatherings.
  7. One of our themes for worship this Sunday will be the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR occurs annually each November 20.
  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. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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