From the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Committee:
Vote for a Poverty Free Ontario!
The ISARC Election Kit focuses on Income Security, Housing, and Employment Justice. The Kit contains practical information on how to find the candidates in your riding, how to organize all-candidate meetings, questions for the candidates along with practical user ready form letters plus much more.
“ISARC has prepared a toolkit for faith communities to discuss issues and deliberate on electoral choices. As faith communities we have an obligation to care for those most vulnerable and marginalized in our communities.
Feel free to make as many copies as you want!
Election Day is Thursday, June 7th. The official election campaign starts this Wednesday, May 9th.
There are important issues at stake to the Province as a whole and to the Faith Communities in particular.
Elections are won riding by riding.
Please contact us if you have any questions or need help.
Let us know if you would like lawn signs. Vote for a Poverty Free Ontario!
For updates visit www.isarc.ca or friend us on ISARC’s Facebook page.”
We are all aware that we are in a process of discerning our future at Holy Trinity. The strategic planning committee has developed a process that will let us choose an operational and governance model that fits who we are going forward.
Strategic Planning next step
We’re having a community meeting on Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 1pm to present three possible staffing and governance models from the strategic review process. We hope that everyone who considers themselves a part of this community will take part if possible–whether part of Refugee Committee, Music Mondays, People Presence, Sunday worship, or any other part of our shared life.
We would also like to bring more hopes and dreams for what we do to light. This is an opportunity for you, on your own, or in collaboration with a few other people, to outline an idea for what we do or who we are. We are thinking of something bigger than one event, more like a project or direction for 3-5 years. If you wish to participate in this process of brainstorming, please share your “big idea” at this link (it’s a Google Form, so you’ll leave our site). You can submit more than one idea, don’t feel restricted. We will have a process to get a sense of which ideas have community traction. Prioritized ideas could be developed further. There is no commitment at this stage, just an opportunity to put forward what you are thinking. the deadline for submission in this process is April 20, 2018.
This past Good Friday, March 30, 2018, Holy Trinity hosted parts of the Ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice.
About the walk: “The Ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice began 35 years ago. Each year, the ecumenical planning team creates a map of stations to lift up current struggles. Over the years, we have stopped at the courthouse steps to protest racial profiling, at bank towers to repent valuing profits over people, and in back alleys to hear the stories of the poor. We have stood with refugees, advocated for missing and murdered Aboriginal women, and worshiped with the Occupy movement. ”
See photos from this year’s walk below:
2018 Photos from the Walk
Join us at noon outside the south doors of Church of the Holy Trinity, just west of the Eaton Centre.
We will stand in the cold and light candles to remember those who have died without a warm place to call home.
Month in and month out we gather on the second Tuesday at noon. We remember those who have died on the streets without a home.
We sing songs, read poems, share news and stand in silence to honour those that others have forgotten. Join us for lunch following the memorial.