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The White Ribbon Man

On Sunday, August 12th at 12:30 pm, former parishioner Mary Lou Dickinson will read from her new novel, The White Ribbon Man.  There will be a Q and A with the author after the reading.  This is a free event open to all. Please join us!

“The White Ribbon Man is a murder mystery set in Toronto. A woman’s body is found in the basement toilet of a downtown Toronto church. It is an Anglican church that welcomes homeless people for coffee and soup and has a congregation composed largely of social activists. The discovery challenges a community that sees itself as a compassionate one and causes people who once were comfortable with each other to become suspicious instead. During the investigation we get to know something about the minister whose sleepwalking makes him suspect, a librarian who answered the classified ad in the Globe and Mail placed by another suspect; one of the wardens who is an activist against violence against women, a member of the congregation who was the neighbour and friend of the murdered woman, and the detective in charge of the investigation. The gentle handling of all of these characters and their issues allows the reader to see humanity and vulnerability of each one and the way in which as a community they support one another.
https://www.inanna.ca/index.php/catalog/white-ribbon-man/
“After a woman is found dead in a downtown church basement, nearly everyone becomes a suspect. Dickinson deftly takes us into the world of a social-justice community and their struggles to cope in the aftermath of violence. When a writer and cop unintentionally team up, imagination and evidence blur. This is a page-turner with an unexpected plot-twist that will leave the reader guessing until the very end.”

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Into the Light

In the photo above, the Rev. Sara Boyles conducts Ken West’s Celebration of Life, Friday, June 29th. 2018 .

Ken was a long-time member of our community, serving in many roles,  most recently on the Finance Committee. He and long time partner Bob were married here. We will keep Bob and their family in our prayers.

Bob read some of Oscar Wilde’s fine lines about love and the universe at Ken’s funeral. The lines are part of Wilde’s long, early poem called “Panthea” that celebrates all of the ancient Greek gods and their role in the celebration of life and love immersed in the world of nature.

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Summer Job: Historical Researcher & Animator

Applications for this position are now closed. Thank you!

The Church of the Holy Trinity, located in downtown Toronto, seeks a university student for an eight week summer placement.
The Historical Researcher & Animator will illumine Holy Trinity’s historical record of engagement with marginalized communities and explore issues of concern at various historical periods and currently.

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Pentecost Frontal: A Labour of Love

Pentecost frontal embroidery update 2018

by Anna Dohler

In 2004, Rev. Sara Boyles provided “The Patchwork Quilt” from which I took the fifteen sided flames in alternating bright yellow and orange flames, outlined with gold metallic thread. Also the Alpha and Omega in dark red and blue outlines. The second one will be started in 2018. This side has travelled around the world, including Toronto Guild of Stitchery (TGS) meetings each month.
In eleven years, one side of the separate frontal pattern (see June 2017 GTA article in Toronto Star already notified) was completed by Pentecost Sunday 2018. Before the summer is out the second outline side will be started.

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Fleshing out some Big Ideas

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 knunn@holytrinity.to and I’ll put you in touch with the right people.

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