Join us for a Special Christmas Eve Service on Zoom at 7 PM on Dec 24th
Sing your favorite Carols,
Celebrate the lives of those loved and lost to COVID
Please forward their names to email@example.com
Christmas Eve Service Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94825668646?pwd=YzJ3bDZwdHdMQitZUFQ3T0ljUzlrUT09
Meeting ID: 948 2566 8646
Sunday Service: Worship with us every Sunday at 10:30 a.m online on Zoom, followed by Coffee Hour. The service will also be available online to be watched later on for those who are not able to attend at 10:30 AM.
Zoom Service Link:
Meeting ID: 982 4348 7606
If you have any questions, please email Pradeep at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Message from TSP Board
In This Time of COVID-19, TSP’s Ministry Continues
Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo, C.M.
Climate Justice Resources
What's new in the life of the church
Keeping busy is definitely an antidote to the roller coaster of feelings, not knowing what will happen in the future, worrying about our loved ones and deep sadness for the suffering of so many people.
My greatest joy has been homeschooling my two grandchildren, Meave(8) and Tate(6). I was allowed into my daughter Naomi’s “bubble” as they are busy trying to do demanding jobs and look after the kids. Every weekday morning for the past 9 weeks I have shown up from 9 to 12 to be teacher Gramma. I love it! It makes me keep a routine and keeps my mind busy. As a retired elementary teacher I’m used to planning and figuring out interesting ways to manage and teach children. Most exciting for me is that both children are really progressing with their reading, having instruction everyday.
I have a delightful Aunt who turned 90 last September and is still independent. I seem to keep missing church as every Sunday I prepare her a meal and deliver it, staying outside for a socially distant visit.
I keep my eye for other ways to help. Thanks to the great generosity of TSP members we were able to deliver 30 self care packages to Na-Me-Res for the men in the residence as well as the folks that they serve on the street.
I have amazing neighbours who are out there helping so many. Loli Rico and Francisco Rico-Martinez run the FCJ Refugee Centre and they live around the corner. They have been delivering food and visiting families. Maeve, Tate and I have prepared art kits for the children in these families.
My neighbour Barb works at The519 on Church Street and she mentioned that while serving meals to over a hundred each day they give out self care items and were in short supply for razors so I put that on my weekly grocery list.
The old sugar crystal experiment was a big hit!
For a few short weeks in late March, life seemed stilled, quiet, formless. What would I do? Soon, most of my ongoing groups, boards and organizations found me through Zoom and my friends and relatives ramped up connections via email and phone calls. That was all well and good but, I felt something was missing.
Just when I needed it, I noticed an online art class available through the Neilson Park Art Centre. It was focused on Impressionism for acrylic painters. I jumped at the offer and proceeded with instruction and experimentation for the next 8 weeks every Tuesday morning.
Although this online zoom version of an art class was not ideal, it did get me out of my chair, out of the news, and out of my rational self for about 8 hrs a week in total. There is nothing like colours on fresh paper or canvas to excite me, and nothing like acrylics to give me a second (or third!) chance to get that shape I’m trying for.
Here are two of the art projects I completed.
Please click the link for a walk(video) outside TSP building with Lois Kunkel.
What is the Christian Left? This is a significant question that leads to more questions: Should there be a Christian left? Why? Has there been a resurgence of the Christian left in recent times? Do we want to explore why this—a resurgence—is or may be important? What is the relationship between the Christian left and the institutional church? What role do conversion narratives—peoples' movement along the theological spectrum—play in the Christian left’s story? What kind of qualifier is ‘left’? Is it a political description? Social? Theological? Or is there an intersectional relationship between political, social, and theological when a Christian is defined as “left?”
This fully-online conference will feature an international roster of presenters on 11 panels over two days.
Visit the conference website for more information.