New Vision Notes – Thursday August 18, 2022

Thursday August 18, 2022

While Rev. Ian is on vacation and sabbatical leave, here is what’s going on at New Vision:

  1. This Sunday, August 21st, the ‘New Vision
    Players’ are planning to lead our Worship in the Church Hall and on Zoom.
  2. On August 28th we will be participating in a joint service with Inwood
    United Church with leadership provided by their Minister, and our good friend, Rev. Christine Jerrett.
  3. On Sunday, September 4th, our worship will be led by our Helen Bradley
    and other members of New Vision’s community of Faith.
  4. During Rev. Ian’s vacation and study/sabbatical leave, pastoral care
    will be available through members of our Pastoral Care Team by
    contacting Albert Jagt or Erin Poole.
  5. The pandemic-begun Gore Park Outreach Program on Saturdays continues. They are looking for 2 or 3 more volunteers to join them in the New Vision kitchen Saturday mornings to help prepare the hot meal they serve at noon in The Gore.
  6. L’Arche Hamilton is looking for volunteers: They write: Would you or anyone you know be interested in engaging with us by volunteering with Inclusion Coffeehouse? We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to volunteer alongside adults with developmental disabilities in serving baked goods, pouring coffee, taking orders and cleaning the coffeehouse space. We would love to have volunteers who are committed to volunteering with us weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays in the mornings. We are a Social Enterprise where people with and without intellectual disabilities volunteer together to serve coffee and share our gifts with the neighborhood. located at the Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre and operated through L’Arche Hamilton Please email if you are able to support us!
  7. Another opportunity this fall: This fall, Good Shepherd will be launching a council that will engage with new projects, policies, and directives to hear how we can better serve everyone in our community. We are inviting people with living/lived experience in areas such as living without a fixed address, living with mental illness, living with a disability, and/or living through challenges related to substance use, racism, colonialism, discrimination, and other forms of exclusion from resources and equity. The Lived Experience Advisory Council will advise Good Shepherd and create a new dynamic of community involvement in social service delivery. For more info: Teresa Caterini, Lived Experience Advisory coordinator
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  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. 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.
  12. Rev. Ian’s sabbatical leave will end January 8, 2023 and he will return to our worship space on Sunday January 15, 2023.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday !