MANITOU INTENTIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY
INVITES YOU TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOLLOWED BY
Lessons from Lockdown:
Creating community in the midst of the pandemic
Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Via Zoom 6:30 to 8:00pm
If you have questions, please email Gillian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Blais, Trinity United Church, North Bay
Connecting Community through Song and Story
Christina Boggs, Trinity United Church, Capreol
Rendez-vous Reimagined: A virtual community of faith celebrating bold faith, brave space and brazen grace
Rev. Erin Todd, Grace United Church, Sudbury
Soul Strong: Body, Mind, Spirit – a unique approach to whole-person wellness
Stephanie Voyer, Director, Rainbow Camp
Rainbow Online Connection (ROC): Creating virtual community for 2SLGBTQ+.youth
Time for discussion and sharing: What have you learned about the meaning and nature of community during the pandemic?
Activist Alphabet author Donna Sinclair will offer readings and conversation about why and how we might try to live out God’s call to live with respect in Creation. Webinar participants in Northern Ontario might be especially interested in some anecdotes described in this book — many of the people involved will be familiar. Faith communities can be far more influential that we sometimes think in the now-enormous struggle to care for our lovely and threatened planet. Questions, comments and opinions will be welcome.
Monday, October 19th, 6:30-8pm via Zoom
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As a long-time senior writer with The United Church Observer, Donna won many national and international awards, among them news coverage and editorial courage. She is a recipient of the A.C. Forrest Memorial Award for excellence in religious journalism from the Canadian Church Press.
Donna is the author of more than a dozen non-fiction books, most recently Activist Alphabet (Wood Lake Books). She is a Fellow of Huntington College in Sudbury, and has an honourary doctorate from Queen’s University in Kingston.
Now retired, Donna continues to write occasionally for Broadview magazine and others. She is a long-time and active member of St. Andrew’s United in North Bay, and also a committed member of the Indigenous Solidarity Team of the North Bay and Area Mission Cluster, United Church of Canada.
Activist Alphabet is available from Wood Lake Publishing or from the United Church Resource Distribution Centre.
Advent on October: A workshop for all those leading worship during Advent
So,… it’s October… the time when all good worship leaders start planning for Advent and Christmas. Join Rev. Stewart Walker for a time of reflection and discussion of the Advent and Christmas lectionary readings and how we might frame the Advent message in this peculiar time we are all living through. As is usual for this recurrent Advent event, we will look at the scriptures but we will also consider how we do Advent and Christmas in a time of Global Pandemic.
Join us for this workshop via Zoom.
Saturday, October 24th from 9:30 am to noon.
To register, please contact Gillian Schell email@example.com