Before there can be reconciliation, there must be truth. The Treaty People group is hosting a pair of Kairos Blanket Exercises on August 11. One at noon and again at 5:30pm.
The Blanket Exercise is a visceral way to hear and enter into the history of indigenous peoples and settlers in North America. It provides a starting point for doing the work the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has asked of all Canadians.
This event is aimed at all citizens and residents of Canada and those curious about the history of Canada with respect to indigenous peoples. We invite you to join us for the Kairos Blanket Exercise at noon (or 5:30pm), to be followed by an age appropriate circle and discussion. If you can’t spare more than an hour, the exercise is still worthwhile, but be aware that it is profoundly affecting and we encourage you to stay for the second hour to build relationships.
The Coroner has released the body of Jan Plecash and has determined that there was “no anatomical cause” for her death. Other than that we know nothing. A cremation has been arranged by the Morley-Bedford funeral home and her ashes will be sent after the funeral to British Columbia to
be in the care of her father, Lorne Plecash. Julian Knight and Jan’s brother, Guy Plecash have been in Toronto to help with the arrangements.
The Funeral for JAN PLECASH will be held at the Church of the Holy
Trinity, 10 Trinity Square Toronto (phone: 416-598-4521) on Saturday August 6 at 11 a.m.
Parking is available in the Bell Underground parking lot (entrance off
Bay street, south of Dundas, just south of the avenue of trees off Bay
Street leading to the Church). The cost is $6.00 for the day.
Please let others know about these details if you are able.
Best wishes to all of Jan’s friends and family, and to all the extended
Holy Trinity family in this loss.
Only 9 concerts left in this our 25th Anniversary season.
Visit the Music Mondays page to see the full schedule and details about repertoire.
Mark Monday, August 29 in your calendars for the 25th Anniversary Gala featuring David Braid on piano.
Hailed in the Canadian press as “A jazz genius to call our own” (Macleans Magazine), Steinway Piano Artist David Braid was recently awarded Jazz Pianist of the Year in Canada. He has released nine recordings, garnering six Juno nominations and two Juno awards; he is also a multi-National Jazz Award Winner and a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts’ “JazzID Award.” Join us to hear David perform on our new Steinway “B” piano, in a Gala Music Mondays 25th Anniversary Concert, presented by Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto. There will be a reception following the concert.
Joins us for Pride Part II this Sunday at 10:30 AM. A reprise of the True Colours and Pulse by Melissa Ethridge will be performed along with some repeated readings. New music will be there and our musician will be William Aide.
Our guest homilist on Pride Sunday at HT (June 26) will be MPP Cheri DiNovo, long-time activist for LGBTQ rights and an ordained United Church minister. Named by NOW readers in 2015 as Best MPP.
From her official bio:
Cheri has been a 40+ year activist for LGBTQ issues. She was the only woman in Canada to sign the ‘We Demand’ statement in 1971—the first demand for gay rights on Parliament Hill. In 2012, Cheri succeeded in getting Toby’s Act passed, an amendment to the Ontario Human Rights Code to include gender identity and gender expression–the first of its kind in North America.
All are warmly invited to the
Summer Solstice 2016 Labyrinth Walk
at the Toronto Public Labyrinth
in Trinity Square Park
(south of the Church of the Holy Trinity and west of the Eaton Centre)
Musician Michael Franklin (pictured below) will accompany us with his eclectic mix of festive, spiritual, meditational, dance, and trance-dance music, using voice, percussion, hurdy-gurdy, shawms, bagpipes, flutes, recorders, double recorder, crumhorn, pipe and tabor, jaw harp, and singing bowls.
Braille Labyrinth on site
Do come and bring your friends!
The biggest concern for any organization should be when their most passionate people become quiet.
All three stories today look at the problem of who’s good enough to be in the circle of God’s love and approval. First, God gets Nathan to show David he’s being an outrageously arrogant, entitled jerk, a murderer and adulterer. Continue reading Homily for June 12, 2016→