National Day for Truth & Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day)
In recognition of National Indigenous Day on Sept. 30th, we are inviting parishioners to wear Orange shirts on Sunday October 1st. If you don’t have a orange shirt, Giant Tiger is selling orange shirts by Two-Spirit Ojibway artist Patrick Hunter. 100% of proceeds from the sale of this shirt are donated to Indspire’s Learning from the Past Fund, which provides bursaries to Indigenous post-secondary students pursuing an education in Indigenous Studies and Languages. The custom shirt is available now at your local Giant Tiger and online at www.GiantTiger.com.
Please also plan to attend the Sunrise Morning Prayer Service at 7:00am on September 30th in the breezeway courtyard in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
(In case of poor weather, service will be in the church).
Alderville Black Oak Savanna Field Trip
Join with Members of the Truth and Reconciliation Group on Thursday October 5th from 10am to 12pm as we go and have a guided tour of the Alderville Black Oak Savanna (North of Grafton & Rice Lake). This is another step on the path to reconciliation for individuals and the church, to meet, experience the hospitality of, and learn from, the Alderville community with whom we, through Crown representatives, signed the Williams Treaties 1923 and Settlement Agreement 2018. See poster for full details.
Our Home and Treaty Land Zoom Book study: Join others in the diocese for a talking circle on the book “Our Home and Treaty Land” by Raymond Aldred and Matthew Anderson. Nanockashee Jake Charles from the Chippewas of Georgina Island is the Indigenous Participant. Zoom sessions begin on October 19th and continue on October 26, November 2,9,16, and 23. For the zoom link please register with Kelly Clarke by email at email@example.com or phone 905-727-6101 x 26.
Books available for purchase online or to borrow from the All Saints church office – contact Maria in the office to pick up a book (firstname.lastname@example.org)