Labyrinth walking this Summer

Summer is here and we wanted to let you know that the St. Peter’s labyrinth at the Lourdes Grotto in Sudbury is OPEN! Physical distancing is still required, so if you do visit, please go only with people in your ‘bubble’ or household, or by yourself. This is because we can’t do the 6 feet apart necessary at every step of the labyrinth. We hope that group events can resume soon!

Here is an idea for celebrating the summer solstice (June 20-21) this weekend or whenever you can:

Go to the labyrinth or use your finger labyrinth and walk your own walk, thinking of the balance of light and dark. The walk in and the walk out usually take the same amount of time, so balance is reflected here. Perhaps think of day or light on the way in, and night or dark on the way out. What do these concepts mean to you? What happens when they are in balance in your life? Say a prayer or set an intention in the middle.

With Blessings, Amy Hallman Grout, Labyrinth Coordinator at St. Peter’s United and the MILC (Manitou Intentional Learning Community) Labyrinth Team

Que(e)rying Religion: Talking an appreciative inquiry approach to LGBTQ2+ inclusion in faith communities

Join for a conversation with Rev. Jeff Rock, Senior Pastor at Metropolitan Community Church Toronto.

Monday, June 22nd, 2020 6: 30 p.m.

Via Zoom: Registration required


Rev. Jeff Rock

Rev. Jeff Rock was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario and attended St. Peter’s United Church. He also has deep family roots on Manitoulin Island.

His first love was theatre, but his second love was the sciences, which led him as a bright-eyed 18-year-old to Montreal where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University. During those years Jeff found his third love and true calling to serve the church and soon after graduation began a Master of Divinity degree at The United Theological College.

After Ordination Jeff spent 6 years in Ministry with the people of Gaetz Memorial United Church in Red Deer, Alberta, which became an affirming congregation shortly after his ministry there ended. During that time, he was involved in many community initiatives, culminating in running as a Liberal candidate in the 2015 Federal Election

Jeff is passionate about Indigenous issues, harm reduction, and building bridges across our differences to build inclusive community. Jeff has a Greyhound-Dalmatian named Chaz. You can often find them out and about, going for long walks and jogs, camping or cuddling.