New Vision Notes Thursday Sept 13 2018

This Sunday is Sky Sunday in our Season of Creation celebrations. We conclude our Season of Creation on Sunday Sept 30 with the blessing the animals at our morning worship. Sunday Sept 30 bring a pet, or a photo or sound clip of an animal that you would like blessed by New Vision!

Our celebration of the ministry of St. Giles also takes place on Sunday, September 30 at 3 pm. In light of our redevelopment plans for the Holton Ave. site we are taking time to remember and celebrate the significant acts of ministry by the former congregation that once called 85 Holton Ave home.

The celebration will take place in a tent we’ll raise in the parking lot for the occasion. Some of you will remember that St. Giles began worship in a tent. We’re holding the celebration in a tent because the former St. Giles building is now a construction site.

Are you interested in a role during the celebration? If you are, there will be a sign-up sheet at our regular worship services the next two Sundays. You could read scripture, lead a prayer, etc. There will also be a sign up to bring sweets for the reception after the celebration. The reception will be held at HARRRP at the former St. Peter’s church down the street on Main E.

Our plan includes the ringing of the carillon bells and recollections of important St. Giles’ ministries like initiating the STARS program.

In other news, the congregation meets after worship on Sunday September 23 to receive a report and recommendations from the Social Enterprise Development Team regarding redevelopment of our MacNab site. We’ll have a lunch first, so please consider bringing something for the lunch to share.

See you Sunday ~

Rev Ian