True colours
The month of June in Toronto is usually filled with colour, razzle-dazzle and excitement as parades and events galore celebrate PRIDE. This has been much more muted and nuanced this year as COVID-19 and racism have been front and centre. However the purpose of PRIDE is to celebrate what has been achieved and point towards what needs to happen before true equity is achieved for people who identify as LGBTQ+ .

It is this quest for equity and inclusion which links all groups where disparity and oppression are a reality. The flag above was designed by Daniel Quasar. He calls it "Progress" - a pride flag reboot, emphasing inclusion and progression.

I hope that over the weekend, you will watch the two videos that will be posted on the website - "Love has no labels" on Spirit Connect page - "True Colours" set to the song by Cindi Lauper.

Peace, Karen Dale – in ministry with Beach United Church.
P.S. Karen Dale will be away for the month of July; more information on coverage to come.

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Survey: The Board invites you to give your feedback by completing a second survey, which will be sent out soon. The information garnered from the first survey has been very useful. Thank you.

Environmental Action Group: Check out the latest blog; a new normal for the earth.

Zoom Meet-ups
“Sunday Session” on June 28 at 10.30 am. Theme: Our lifeboats
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Beach United Coffee Time: Every Wednesday [June 3,10,17,24] at 10:00 AM
Jun 17, 2020 10:00 AM Host Karen Watson
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The Legends of Vocal Jazz: Musicologist Dr. Mike Daley presents 3 online lectures in his engaging style using rare video/audio clips. Available on June 15, 29 & July 13. Cost $40 through Eventbrite

Spirit Connect: New prayer, podcast reflection and video "Love has no labels"; updated every weekend.

Music for the Soul: Video "True Colours" set to the song by Cindi Lauper.

Children & Youth: Youth Connect via Zoom on Sunday June 21, 11 am. Contact Hastings Withers for Zoom invitation

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