Hear low-income people speak from experience, HT member and housing advocate Michael Shapcott outline the rich-poor gap, and a powerful call to respond to poverty in Turning the Tide, a new video produced by the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Social Justice & Advocacy Department. It’s meant to kick-start discussion around poverty and homelessness, and encourage action.
Many parishes are already planning events to show it, with a User’s Guide found at Social Justice and Advocacy web page. You can watch this 18-minute video at http://www.youtube.com/tordio135.
We are the hosts of the Toronto Homeless Memorial.
Homeless Memorial takes place at noon on Tuesday, March 12 to remember the 700 plus individuals who have died on the streets of Toronto. This short memorial takes place outside of Church of The Holy Trinity and is followed by a light lunch inside the church. Last month’s memorial generated a bit of media attention as the 700th name was added to the memorial in the midst of a shelter bed shortage. Here are a couple of related stories http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/2013/02/20/homelessness_takes_a_tragic_toll_in_toronto_goar.html
Beginning September 9th, the Holy Trinity Sunday schedule will be as follows:
8:00 AM Drop-in
10:00 AM Worship (Eucharist) with Adult Forum and Children’s Program to follow
Around 12 Noon, soup lunch and opportunity for committee meetings
2:00 PM Misa en espanol (Parroquia San Esteban)
IN OTHER NEWS…
BETH BASKIN has been re-appointed to serve as Holy Trinity’s Children’s Program Teacher/Coordinator, Responsible Ministry Officer, and (part-time) Administrative Assistant.
Beth is a lifetime Anglican with a long sojourn working in the United Church. She has been involved as a leader with children in Sunday School since her confirmation day several decades ago. This leadership is informed by theological training and lots of years of experience with children and youth. [...]
You can see Holy Trinity’s tall banner with the message: “Every day is Pride Day at Holy Trinity”
Occupy Toronto was invited to march with Proud Anglicans. There were loud cheers wherever we were along the whole parade route.
And the new t-shirts were a big hit. Wearing a clergy collar with a t-shirt actually works, but it looks a little weird.
The only Holy Trinity worship service on Sunday, June 17th, will take place at AREA 26 of High Park at 10:30 AM. Below is a link to a PDF map; Area 26 is in the southeast quadrant of the park, close to the High Park Blvd entrance to the park from Parkside Drive.
The San Esteban and St. Paul’s, Runnymede congregations will join Holy Trinity members for Eucharist at 10:30, followed by a picnic lunch and games for all ages. Hamburgers, hotdogs, gardenburgers and veggie-dogs are being provided. San Esteban members are planning to bring salads and veggies. St Paul’s is bringing coffee, tea, and other beverages. Holy Trinity parishioners are being asked to bring fruit or [...]
The Board of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives is pleased to announce that Jennifer Henry has been appointed to be the new Executive Director of KAIROS, effective March 12, 2012.
Ms. Henry has worked for KAIROS and its predecessor coalitions for almost 20 years, and currently serves on the staff of KAIROS as the Manager for the Dignity and Rights and Fundraising Teams. Along with her gifts for leadership and theological reflection, she brings a depth of programmatic knowledge and a strong commitment to KAIROS and its relationships with churches, partners and networks.
The Board looks forward to working with Ms. Henry on the challenges and opportunities that face KAIROS as an organization and in its public witness for [...]
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2012 — Approximately 25 people gathered for the monthly memorial in recognition of those who’ve died as a result of homelessness. We remembered Helena Boutilier, who died in December 2011. Helena had lived on the street earlier, but was housed at the time of her death to cancer. Over 600 names have been recorded.
City Councillor Joe Mihevc of St. Paul’s West riding spoke about the boom in condo development in Toronto in contrast to the decrease in the affordable housing stock. Efforts are underway to block Mayor Rob Ford’s plan to sell off over 700 units of affordable housing.
Councillor Mihevc spoke of the importance of delegations by concerned citizens such as those present at [...]
On Sunday, June 26th, 2011 the Rev. Jim Ferry’s license as priest was reinstated by Archbishop Colin Johnson of the Diocese of Toronto, and he was appointed Honorary Assistant of Holy Trinity, Trinity Square. It is 20 years since he was made an outcast by the previous Bishop of Toronto, Terence Finlay, for being in a same sex relationship. His outing and subsequent public trial in a Bishop’s Court garnered worldwide media attention.
Jim’s sermon “Pride and Prejudice” marked the opening of Toronto’s Pride Week celebrations at Holy Trinity, and highlighted the Pride 2011 theme: You Belong. It is available here (mp3).
An interactive solidarity workshop May 14, 1:30-4:30 pm At The Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square, Toronto After participating in the experiential Blanket Exercise, we will make banners to send to Ottawa for the KAIROS Solidarity Day for Indigenous Rights (June 20th).
The workshop will be followed at 5:00 pm by a simple worship service and light dinner to which all are welcome.
For more information or to register, email: email@example.com Let us know whether you plan to stay for dinner.
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives 310 Dupont Street, Suite 200 Toronto ON M5R 1V9 416-463-5312 | 1-877-403-8933 x 246 www.kairoscanada.org
In the fall of 2010, Marilyn Ferrel, a woman who all her life has battled the physical challenges of cerebral palsy and the emotional challenges of a society that did not understand her condition, was found to have an inoperable brain tumour. A member of The Church of the Holy Trinity, an Anglican parish in downtown Toronto, Marilyn was supported by a group of friends from that community as well as other friends and her ex-husband, Michael, as she moved into palliative care.
A few years earlier, Marilyn had embarked on an ambitious program of reading a number of contemporary Christian theologians and responding to their ideas out of her personal experience. It must have been an arduous [...]