In June we’ll receive our property tax notice for our Thrift Shop. As with other City of Victoria property owners, we’ll receive, along with the notice, an invitation to contribute to the Reconciliation Grant, the money going to the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. Rather than making a contribution on the congregation’s behalf, the Board decided to convene a congregational conversation, inviting a wider sense of sharing in this gesture toward reconciliation. That conversation will happen this Sunday, following the service, in person at the church, and by zoom for those participating online.
We’ll have information about the grant, what’s involved in making a contribution, and time to wonder about our role in highlighting the opportunity in the neighbourhood.