NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below
1. Church email change
2. Sunday service Zoom link
3. Guest speaker this Sunday: Stephen Scharper
4. Children's program on Sundays
5. Service videos
6. Lenten meditation series
7. Lenten program: Meeting God in Creation
8. Lenten half-day retreat: March 13
9. Clocks go forward: March 13/14
10. Capital campaign open forum: March 14
11. Guest speakers Ben Reid-Howells and Natali Montilla: Sunday March 21
12. Meaningful Allyship workshop: March 28
AND NOW THE DETAILS:
1. Church Email Change
Our church office email has changed to email@example.com. Please update your records to this new account.
2. Sunday Service Link
To join our live Sunday service on Zoom at 9:30 am just click on this link and follow the prompts:
Or call in on your phone: 647-374-4685
The meeting ID is 894 5854 0617
3. Guest Speaker this Sunday
This Sunday March 7 we welcome as our homilist Stephen Scharper, co-author of The Green Bible that we're using in our Lenten program. Stephen is the founding director of the Trinity Sustainability Initiative, and associate professor of environment at the University of Toronto. He will stay for a Q&A session at coffee-hour.
4. Children's Program on Sundays
Gemma leads a separate program for children after we've all begun the service together. To go to the children's program click on this link: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/93190362564
5. Service Videos on Website and YouTube
We are recording our Sunday morning service each week, for those unable to attend it live. Look for it on the church website here: https://www.staidansinthebeach.com/services/pages/virtual-services, or on YouTube by searching St Aidan's in the Beach Sunday Service.
6. Lenten Meditation
Meditation through Lent continues on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8 pm by Zoom. The theme is humility and the Benedictine teachings around it. To participate click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3204394907?pwd=bno5dkY1QnJ4Nlg3SnluSmFKOTNBQT09
Or phone 647-374-4685
Meeting ID: 320 439 4907
7. Meeting God in Creation: A Lenten Journey of Love
This year we are offering a Lenten program designed to incorporate elements of study, prayer and action, to help us on our journey to heal our relationship with the earth. The sessions are on Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 pm by Zoom. The link is here:
Meeting ID: 822 2817 7633
We are studying short texts from a wide variety of writers in The Green Bible, learning a daily spiritual practice called an eco-examen, committing to some concrete environmental actions in our homes, and ending each session with a Celtic service of night prayers: the Aidan Compline. More details on the parish website under Eco-Spirituality.
8. Lenten Half-day Retreat
On Saturday March 13 from 9 am to noon we are offering a half-day home retreat by Zoom, on the theme of The Wisdom of Creation. It will include opening prayers and meditation, a walking meditation outside, journalling, sharing together, and a closing liturgy. Please contact Lucy to register.
9. Clocks Spring Forward: March 13/14
Don't forget to put your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night March 13.
10. Capital Campaign Open Forum: March 14
At our coffee-hour on Sunday March 14 (approx. 10:15 to 11 am) we welcome M&M International to hold an open forum as they continue to gather parishioners' feedback about the proposed capital campaign to complete the needed restorations of the church and to fund future ministries. Please plan to take part and make your voice heard, especially if you have not been interviewed 1:1 or completed a survey.
11. Guest Speakers on March 21
On Sunday March 21 Ben Reid-Howells and his partner Rosa Amarilla (Natali) Montilla will speak at our 9:30 am service about their time working with the Unist'ot'en people in BC to defend their land. They will stay for a Q&A in our coffee-hour.
12. Meaningful Allyship Workshop
On Sunday March 28 from 1 to 3 pm Ben Reid-Howells and Natali Montilla will present a workshop on how settlers can be meaningful allies with indigenous peoples. They will show some video footage from Unist'ot'en, and speak about land rights, resistance to colonization, and building solidarity. Details on the church website here: https://www.staidansinthebeach.com/events/meaningful-allyship-workshop/2021-03-28