New Vision Notes Wed June 16 2021

Wed June 16 2021

  1. I am really pleased to share with you that Caremongerers Hamilton has metamorphosed into Roots to Justice – consolidating the work they initiated during the pandemic and reframing it to support and develop mutual aid networks across Hamilton. You can learn more about Roots to Justice here. Roots to Justice will continue the Caremongerer use of our lower hall for storage and for packing their deliveries to about 100 families a week.
  2. Learn more about our Holton campus redevelopment project here. You can offer feedback on the work to date to our redevelopment partner the United Property Resource Corporation on the webpage. Deadline for this comment period is this Friday, June 18. If you have not commented yet, please take a few minutes to do so — your comment will help move the project along.
  3. We will have an internal community of faith town hall with UPRC sometime in the near future. It will be modeled on the community engagement town halls held last Thursday, June 10. We will have an opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions.
  4. Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann has accepted our invitation to come speak as our guest at our worship gathering this Sunday, June 20th, New Vision’s 7th anniversary. We will also be marking Indigenous Day of Prayer in our worship this Sunday, with an eye to a more thematic focus on right relationship, truth, and reconciliation on Sunday June 27.
  5. Get your popcorn and bevvy ready to join with our United Church friends to share a moving and timely film on June 26 at 7 pm. Saturday Night at the Movies for Pride Month and National Indigenous Heritage Month features Fire Song. Description: Shane, a gay Anishnabe teenager living in Northern Ontario, struggles to support his family after his sister commits suicide. If he fails, he will be forced to choose between keeping the family home or saving his future. ** Rating is 14 +. The movie deals with potentially upsetting themes, including suicide and rape, which may be triggering. Foul language is also included in the film. ** Join the movie night at
  6. With June being both Pride month and National Indigenous Heritage Month, the United Church of Canada is presenting a webinar called “Two-Spirit People: A Part of our Circle and our Teachings” on Monday, June 28 at 7 pm. Follow this link to register. It is free – brought to us by The UCC’s Mission and Service Fund.
  7. We look forward in the weeks ahead to good progress in lowering the incident levels of COVID-19 infection so that the movement and gathering restrictions will be progressively relaxed. At present we are targeting Sunday July 11th as our first Sunday with in-person participation in our virtual worship.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Hope to see you Sunday ~ again, or for the first time ~

Rev Ian