a gesture toward reconciliation ...
We have chosen this Sunday, closest to National Indigenous Day of Prayer, to not only gather up our personal and our collective offerings to the Reconciliation Contribution Fund, but also to open up our awareness and our hearts to the costs of white privilege as we venture this gesture toward reconciliation.
There may be something additionally powerful about being together in person, so I encourage you if that is a possibility for you. If you are joining the service online, having a piece of paper and pen alongside will allow for full participation. As for financial contributions, cheques should be made out to James Bay United Church, noting Reconciliation Fund in the memo line. If you are sending a contribution by mail, it would be great to receive it by the end of next week.
Our worship each Sunday is intended to be a collective experience, a communal practice.
We might step into whatever is our sanctuary, each one of us as individuals, and yet as we assemble, from wherever we are, we become a people, drawn together through song and prayer, through word and ritual, and through the Spirit who breathes through it all, through us all.
One and the same Spirit uniting us breathing us into life!
Sunday service is also live-streamed from the sanctuary at 10:15am Sunday morning. Please participate, live on YouTube. The platform has the option for you to add your comments, prayers and concerns in the live chat window. You may also choose to write your prayers down, speak them aloud during the service, or send your prayer requests to Karen via email. Arrive at 10:15am to greet each other, then the service will begin right at 10:30am.
Presider: Rev. Karen Dickey
Music: Jennifer Turner
NOTES: to participate more fully in the live-streamed service, go to our YouTube Channel.
LOOK for the words Live Stream in RED and click on that live stream.
You are welcome to greet your friends as you wait for the service to start.
After the service, we will gather live via Zoom to continue our time together in conversation.
Click HERE for the post-Service Zoom link. ( Meeting ID: 848 8764 1402 Passcode: 680529)
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