New Vision Notes Thursday March 23 2017

Anticipating the drumming workshop after worship on April 2! It’s an opportunity for all to engage in our communal Lenten practice of curiosity and playfulness. Our workshop leaders will be handing out a hand drum to everyone, and will have everyone playing in rhythm together within the first 5 minutes, even if they have never touched a drum before. There is much about the spiritual and drumming incorporated into the program. I hope you will attend!

Last night a handful of New Vision folk attended the interfaith prayer service Blessings of Co-Existence held IMG_20170322_201150731at Beth Jacob Synagogue on Aberdeen. It was a remarkable coming together of people to apply their faith to the well-being of the whole Hamilton community. Leadership was offered by First Nations folk, Jews, Muslims and Christians. We were reminded by City Councilor Aidan Johnson that the Hamilton Protocol for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Persons makes Hamilton a world leader in the area of putting into practice their rights.

As Easter and Holy Week approach I invite you to consider attending the Hamilton Liberation Seder. Organized by the Jewish Liberation Theology Institute, it will be held on Tuesday, April 11 in the New Vision Hall.  The event celebrates and invokes freedom for all peoples in Palestine-Israel. For more info about the event and tickets follow this link:

The band sits in this Sunday, and following our hospitality time after worship, there will be an updating meeting for our Syrian families refugee project.

See you Sunday!

Rev. Ian