The Advent Planning Team is Beth Baskin, Clara Pasieka, Jim Houston, Jo Connolly, Leonard Desroches, Luc Desroches, and Sherman Hesselgrave. The team set this overall theme of Restless Waiting to reflect the unsettled times of our community and the wider world. Advent is traditionally a time of anticipating for the Birth of Jesus, which is usually an excited waiting. There is also anxious waiting, such as that of a refugee family who wait for their travel documents. There is concerned waiting of those who will be launching into a new phase of life. Together this holy Advent season we will explore different kinds of waiting and a variety of ways to comfort and nourish our souls and faith community
Today, the Fallen Angles lead us into midwifery of loving justice…
At the end of April a number of Big Ideas were put in front of the community to get the juices flowing. No decision was made, but a very simple process of stickers and markers was used to test basic enthusiasm. There was sufficient positive interest in all the ideas to be worth some further development and discussion. If you’d like to be involved in developing any of these ideas, reach out to the person whose name is on it or contact firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you in touch with the right people.
The process took longer than we expected with explorations of historic woods and discussions of how to paint them, but we expect them to be hung in the next few weeks. You can see some constructions photos below.
Toronto’s homeless shelter situation is dire. The shelters are full, many people, especially women and families cannot even get a shelter bed. So far any actions taken by the City have failed to meet the basic need of shelter.
After many deputations at the November Community Development and Recreation Committee by community members, front line agencies, advocates, union locals and faith organizations – the Committee voted to support several motions calling on the mayor to declare the situation in the shelter system an emergency and to open 1,000 shelter beds to alleviate the Continue reading help make emergency shelter space→