This will be a First Sunday in Advent like no other.
We will honour our commitment to Right Relations with Indigenous themes throughout the service in music, drumming and prayers.
There will be a dedication of the new banner “United in Reconciliation”.
The choir will sing “The Gift” by Indigenous Canadian composer Russell Wallace about coming together as community that links beautifully to the donation of our angel gifts and to our communion, which will be served with bannock.
For those who are interested, we will offer smudging outside the East Door—this is an Indigenous purification ritual using sage, cedar and sweetgrass smoke.
Following the service on Sunday, February 11, a representative from Kairos (ecumenical justice organization) will lead those interested in the Blanket Exercise, ”an interactive teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.” The exercise will be held in Scout Hall. A light lunch will be available.
In order to plan our numbers, anyone interested is asked to please sign up in the Banquet Hall following the service or to call the office during the week.