New Vision Notes Wed Feb 20 2019

I wanted to get these notes out a little early this week in the event that you are free this Friday or Saturday evening and enjoy live theatre.

Trevor Copps of Tottering BiPed Theatre is presenting Journey to the East this Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 pm in The Music Hall. In his notes for the performance, Trevor writes about the play, “Joining the streams of refugees from the War, Herman is haunted by a fellow refugee who resembles a lost soldier from the front. As their journey takes on increasingly fantastical elements, Herman’s memory cannot reconcile with the spiritual voyage playing out in front of him.

“Loosely based on Hermann Hesse’s novella, Journey to the East is a meditation on the spiritual aftermath of war.”

Trevor is excited about mounting his play in the Music Hall and exploring the space with his audience as an unconventional yet fitting site for the meditation. Tickets ($20) can be purchased at the door.

On Sunday we come together after worship for the second part of our 2019 annual meeting. We will review 2018 financial statements, set a budget for 2019 and elect our leadership for the upcoming year. Then we will consider a couple of motions with respect to how we use our Holton Ave. and Main St. W. sites to further our mission and ministry. The Sunday School is providing lunch with a hot dog (all kinds) fundraiser.

After the annual meeting and a bit of free time this Sunday afternoon, join me for Black History month jazz vespers at 4:30 pm in The Music Hall. Jazz is a music black musicians created in reference to their social circumstances in the United States, and black musicians invited white musicians in to play it with them. Along with hearing poems of Black American poet Maya Angelou, we’ll pay tribute to, honour and celebrate the roots of jazz, while bearing witness to the oppression of white privilege. Juno nominated vocalist Heather Bambrick joins the Adrean Farrugia Trio. There will be a free will offering (pay as you may).

See you Sunday, for worship, at 10:30 am ~

Rev. Ian