What are you reading?

Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations by Richard Wagamese

There are certain spiritually oriented books I read from each morning. I lift the books from the couch beside me and read from them in turn. Then I place the books on the table. I close my eyes and consider what the readings have to tell me that day. When I’m ready, I settle deeper into the burgeoning pool of quietude, and when I feel calm and centred and at peace, I say a prayer of gratitude for all the blessings that are present in my life. I ask to be guided through the day with the memory of this sacred time, this prayer, the smell of these medicines in the air, and the peace and calm in my heart. I pick up the role Creator has asked me to play in this reality.

This is an excerpt from one of the books on the Racial Justice Reading List, compiled by members of the Racial Justice Action Group over the summer. For more book titles click this link

With gratitude and thanks for the words of others,
Karen Dale, in ministry with Beach United Church

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IN PERSON Worship October 24th
In person worship begins on Sunday October 24 for a maximum of 40 people. The service will also be livestreamed.
How to register for in person attendance
Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sunday-worship-at-beach-united-online-and-in-person-tickets-180032430847
Phone the office between 9 am – 12 noon weekdays 416-691-8082

PLEASE NOTE: Registration closes at 11.30 am the Friday prior to the service you wish to attend. Registrations for multiple dates are accepted.

Beach United Church [BUC] is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all who use the space. To that end we require all attendees to provide proof of double vaccination and supporting ID before participating in “in person” worship to minimize risk to self and others.

LIVESTREAM Worship October 24th
The service will be live-streamed via Facebook on Sunday Oct 24th at 10.30 am, from the sanctuary of BUC. Worship leaders Karen Dale & Steven Webb will be exploring the theme “Beyond Thank You”.

Here is the link to participate in the live-stream https://www.facebook.com/beachunitedchurch/live

The video will also be posted later on Facebook and the Spirit Connect webpage which also contains resources used in the service.

NEW! Documentary Discussion Series: starts again on Oct 27th @7:30pm, featuring Nipawistamasowin {We Will Stand Up], the Colten Boushie story; a young Cree man who died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with friends.
The goal is to watch the film prior to Oct 27, then discuss and figure out whether there is an action which might follow the watching of this film.
You can watch it on NFB on this link or you can also find it on CBC’s Gem. It’s 1:38 feature length doc.
To receive the Zoom link please contact Mary Anne Lemm maryanne.alton@sympatico.ca

Organ Recital Video available until Nov 14th . Chelsea Barton from Auburn, New York, performs a program which features Alain's Variations sur "Lucis Creator," followed by works by Homilius, Bach, and Franck.
Video link by donation through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/autumn-winds-an-organ-recital-tickets-170156696259?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Jazz & Reflection: Saturday November 6th “The life and songs of Irving Berlin” presented and performed by Mike Daley and Jill Daley.
Facebook livestream begins at 4.30 pm + 30 day video link. Register on Eventbrite by donation

Attend “in person” if you are fully vaccinated. Doors open at 4pm. Register on Eventbrite by donation

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