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Musician, bartender, lover, activist, theologian, athiest, feminist, queerish, generally earnest and troublesome individual.

Lifting Spirits 2019

cocktails, food, singing
& conversation

Refreshment for thinking (and singing) people.

The 2019 series started Thursday, September 19 and continues

Doors open at 5:00pm
19 Trinity Square (that big church/castle behind the Eaton Centre)
5-7pm — food, drink & conversation with your friendly bartender and others
7pm — Pub Choir (singing while lubricated)
8-9pm — ongoing bar service and conversation

Happiness and community

One of the items on this morning’s broadcast of Metro Morning was coverage of a report on the happiness of Torontonians (or rather the apparent lack thereof). One of the things that emerged from the conversation is that often people in smaller places are happier because they have stronger community connections and that sometimes the connections we make in cities feel more fleeting.

Like many people I have felt some version of this. One of the places that has tried to hang onto stronger connections is churches. Churches however are also struggling against (sometimes justified) suspicion that they have another agenda to win converts. Like many churches we want to keep the vision of an intergenerational community alive, but we have never been about evangelism. If we are evangelistic about anything, it is our desire for a more just and caring neighbourhood, city and world.

We want you to feel welcome to join the HT community, but no specific belief system is required–just a desire to be part of a community that cares about you and others. Many of us are Christians, but we hold an assortment of beliefs with respect to spirituality, including some who are entirely non-theistic. We host events and activities that we hope appeal to people in different places in their lives from cocktail parties, and discussions of the issues of the day to Sunday worship, and concerts.

We have begun developing co-working space in our historic buildings to let us build partnerships with people and organizations who would like to join and build a strong and diverse community of common care in downtown Toronto.

If any of this resonates or you’re curious about this weird and wonderful place, please check out at an upcoming event (I personally recommend Lifting Spirits) or talk to our Community Director about how we might connect with you and what you care about.

Keith Nunn, 2019 OCT 10

¡Presente!

At Holy Trinity, we often recall those who have gone before us. There are many from our local community and beyond who are named in our litany of the Saints. This post landed in my mailbox from the folks at Extinction Rebellion and caught my eye as a beautiful tribute to the many who have paid for their defence of land and water with their lives. And with appreciation for the growing numbers who are defending our common future.
Presente!

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A blessed day…

Joy Kogawa’s remarks from the Remembering Redress event on Oct 5, 2019.

We’re here tonight to celebrate some special people—those who stood with us. People who do this kind of thing, who embrace the despised, are different. They have fewer blind spots. They’re not afraid of you, just because you look like the enemy. So tonight we’re saying ‘thank you.’ Thank you for having walked with us. We remember you. We remember the ways you carried us and buoyed us up.

For decades following the forties, no official statement came to tell us we were not the enemy. But then came September 22, 1988. What a day that was. The blind spot was officially gone. The country rubbed its eyes and said, “Oh, there you are. Good morning. We see you. Of course you weren’t the enemy. We’re sorry. We were wrong.“

A stunning acknowledgment. A blessed day.

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