MILC Annual General Meeting 2020

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 manitouintentionallearning@gmail.com.

Guest Speakers:

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: reflections on faithful environmental activism

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

Register by contacting Gillian Schell at

manitouintentionallearning@gmail.com

Donna Sinclair

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 in October

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 manitouintentionallearning@gmail.com