World Labyrinth Day 2017

The cold temperatures and strong winds did not stop a resolute group from gathering at the Lourdes Grotto on May 6th, 2017 for the annual celebration of World Labyrinth Day.  St. Peter’s along with MILC organize the annual event to coincide with World Labyrinth Day in order to encourage and examine the spiritual practice of Labyrinth walking.

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Children of the Broken Treaty

MILC welcomes Charlie Angus to Sudbury, ON on Thursday, May 25th, 2017.  Charlie Angus will read from his book Children of the Broken Treaty and will be available for questions.

Quill and Quire describes Charlie Angus’s book Children of the Broken Treaty Children of the Broken Treaty as “A book with a worthy subject that should be read by as many Canadians as possible.” The Manitou Intentional Learning Community invites you to engage with this challenging, inspiring and at times heartbreaking story which highlights the challenges faced by First Nations communities specifically those in Northern Ontario.

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Medical Assistance in Dying : Legal, Ethical and Spiritual Responses

The Manitou Intentional Learning Community hosted a discussion panel on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) on March 30th, 2017 at St. Stephen’s on the Hill United Church.  The panel examined MAID in light of the law, medical ethics and our faith. Panelists included Rev. Dr. Bill Steadman (St. Andrew’s United Church, United Church of Canada Theology and Inter-Church Inter-Faith Committee), Mary Huska BScN, MHSc (Clinical Bioethicist/ Manager Spiritual and Religious Care at Health Sciences North), and lawyer Michael Hennessy (Hennessy Law, Sudbury)

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End of Life Choices with Rev. John Buttars

MILC hosted Rev. John Buttars on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at St. Peter’s United Church in Sudbury.

Weaving his own encounters with the reality of death with insights from other thinkers, Buttars encourage the audience to confront a certainty which is challenging for all to face.

“Life is an unbelievable gift with amazing abundance . . . May- be those who live out of abundance can more easily accept that difficulties, loss and death are simply parts of life.”

Keenly interested in the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide, Buttars gave insight into the two polarities of “prolonging suffering or shortening valued life”.

Johns Buttars Lecture – Contemplating the End of my Life

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World Labyrinth Day 2016

Celebrate World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 7th!

At St. Peter’s United Church, 203 York Street, Sudbury.

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Introduction to labyrinths and labyrinth walking with Rev. Dr. Gailand MacQueen and a children’s program.
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Family mindfulness activities
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Refreshments and fellowship

At St. Peter’s Labyrinth, Lourdes Grotto, 271 Van Horne St., Sudbury.

  • 12:50 Prepare for a group walk of the outdoor labyrinth. We will“Walk as One at 1” with people around the world.

This is a family friendly event for adults and children. There will be childcare available for very young children.

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Welcome: Extending Hospitality to Refugees

extendinghospitalityOn Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at St. Andrew’s United Church approximately 60 people gathered for dinner and presentations. Presentations and workshops during the evening included cross- cultural communication, lessons learned from previous sponsorship experiences, and understanding Islam with a representative from the Sudbury Mosque.

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Annual General Meeting 2015

MILC’s Annual General Meeting was held on November 18, 2015 at St. Luke’s United Church.  “Moving Forward with Hope” was the theme this year.  The event included two workshops facilitated by Barbara Lloyd, the AGM and a dinner.   The focus of her workshops was “Finding Purpose, Energy and Joy in Living out God’s Mission.”  Thank you to the volunteers from St. Luke’s for assisting with dinner.

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Coming to Advent with Anticipation

Rev. Dr. Bill Steadman lead a workshop to explore Advent scriptures and music, and provide opportunities to write stories, reflections, plays, prayers, and liturgy. The session took place at St Luke’s United Church in Sudbury on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.

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Coming to Advent with Anticipation

Coming to Advent with Anticipation with the Rev. Dr. Bill Steadman. This workshop explored Advent scriptures and music, and provide opportunities to write stories, reflections, plays, prayers, and liturgy. The workshop was of interest to ministers, lay leaders, children and youth leaders and anyone taking responsibility for worship during Advent. The session took place at St Peter’s United Church, Sudbury on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 from 10:00 to 2:30.

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World Labyrinth Day 2015

worldlabyrinthday2015pic3 worldlabyrinthday2015pic4 worldlabyrinthday2015pic6 worldlabyrinthday2015pic7 worldlabyrinthday2015pic8 worldlabyrinthdaypic2On May 4th, 2015, a crowd of almost 60 people turned out at the Lourdes Grottofor World Labyrinth Day.  Members of several different local church choirs  lead participants in music and a meditative walk of the labyrinth.

 

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