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You are invited

What sort of invitations are you accepting? - - - now that the COVID restrictions have lessened due to the growing percentage of people having received one or two doses of the vaccine. Perhaps you have been part of a small gathering of friends on a patio or with family in the back garden? Maybe you are considering booking a flight to be with loved ones not seen for over a year?

All these things are good and lift our spirits and make us determined not to let this virus take a hold again. But we must remember that none of us are safe until our whole world family has access to vaccines. Here is a different invitation for you to consider.

Concerned about Racial Justice?
Over the last year we’ve been learning more about systemic racism and how painful it has been to Black, Indigenous and other people of colour.

Once you know — you can’t unknow but now what do you do about it?

This is an invitation to be part of a small working group of committed people who want to work on actions of inclusion and reconciliation within the BUC and broader community. The Environmental Action Group is an example of how small actions can lead to progress.

Please join us and be part of positive change. Contact Mary Anne Lemm maryanne.alton@sympatico.ca or Karen Dale karen@beachuc.com

"Diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” Maya Angelou

Blessings,
Karen Dale, in ministry with Beach United Church



CHECK OUT EVENTS & WEBSITE LINKS click the blue links to connect

Sunday Worship Video: July 11th, exploring the theme “Tapestry of Life”. Worship leaders – Karen Dale [minister] & Steven Webb [music director].
The video will be posted by 12 noon Sat July 10, on the website & Facebook
https://beachunitedchurch.com/worship-and-music/spirit-connect/
https://www.facebook.com/beachunitedchurch

Community Food pantry outside BUC will be erected: operating on the premise "Give what you can. Take what you need". Nanci Harris’ neighbour, Dale Harrison, has offered to build the pantry. THANK YOU DALE!

94 Calls to Action which came out of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s hearing of stories from thousands of residential school survivors, in June 2015 http://trc.ca
More information about Beyond 94:CBC News https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform-single/beyond-94?&cta=1

Knitting for Shivering Children: read and admire the photographs of the group’s recent activity.
https://beachunitedchurch.com/knitting-for-shivering-children

The Great Toronto Yarn Hop takes place July 10-17. In this annual community event, now in its 15th year, groups of yarn enthusiasts visit different yarn stores across the city (virtually, for the second year). Proceeds raised during the event go to Sistering, a drop-in/support centre for women in Toronto. Find out more details (there’s a raffle draw and virtual stitch night) and how to take part at thegreattorontoyarnhop.com

Children & Youth: learning from indigenous wisdom – The Medicine Wheel.
https://beachunitedchurch.com/children-and-youth-initiatives

Gardening Group
The group currently meets outside the church at 140 Wineva Avenue on Saturday’s from 9.30 to 10.30 am. Contact Matthew Canaran at mattcanaran@gmail.com.
To learn more CLICK HERE


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