Thrive rather than survive
We need a new normal: not go back to the way things were. Imagine putting people first and creating communities where everyone thrives; rather than at best, merely survives.

Dr. Kwame McKenzie, CEO of the Wellesley Institute, writes about this “new normal” https://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/healthy-communities/a-new-normal/ It means good jobs, employment rights and a living wage; a revitalized benefits system based on a universal basic income and a housing strategy that makes homes affordable. We need to: right-size our health and social services sector; improve standards for long-term care homes; reconsider the shelter system and find homes for the homeless.

Some people say that we need comfort during these challenging times. What better way to bring lasting comfort than to confront injustice; turning upside down what was considered normal? What better way to honour the people who have died because of COVID-19 and those who will die because they are unable to access proper care, than to make lasting change?

So let’s talk about this and others topics that you have brought to my attention. Please join me for, Let’s Talk 2 Facebook livestream on Sunday May 24 at 10.30 am. Share what's on your mind - email karen@beachuc.com A Facebook account is not needed to view the video – click “Not now” when the pop-up screen invites you to log in. Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/beachunitedchurch

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Karen Dale [in ministry with BUC]

& WEBSITE LINKS click on the blue link to connect to website page

Next Zoom meetups:
Sunday May 31, 10.30 am. Karen Dale hosts a Zoom session with guest Rev. Dr. Anne Simmonds. Theme: "My Help" using Psalm 121. For your invite contact karen@beachuc.com before May 30.

IMPORTANT: You must send the host an email and then you'll receive the Zoom invite link. All you have to do is click on that link at the time of the meetup and you'll be connected.
Other Zoom meetups are listed at https://beachunitedchurch.com/community-engagement/zoom-meet-ups/

The Motown Story presented by Dr. Mike Daley. Monday May 18, 9am – the link will be emailed and remain live until June 1. Eventbrite – register via donation, suggested $10 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-motown-story-an-online-video-lecture-with-dr-mike-daley-tickets-103526147494

Spirit Connect: New prayer, podcast reflection and spiritual practice video posted weekly. Theme “Compassion”. https://beachunitedchurch.com/worship-and-music/spirit-connect/

Music for the Soul: check out Karen Dale's “Desert Island Disc”

Children & Youth: Activity – create a "Gratitude Jar".

Find us socially:
facebook twitter instagram website email