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Sun. 23 Oct, 2016 - Sat. 29 Oct, 2016

Sun. 23 Oct, 2016

"To Bless the World" (Sun. 23 Oct, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.

With over half the population of Toronto born outside of Canada, with over 140 languages spoken in this great city, and with our status as one of the most multicultural cities on the planet, it’s easy to consider ourselves cosmopolitan. The word comes from Greek and can be translated as “citizen of the world.” Given that definition, who among us wouldn’t want to be called cosmopolitan? Especially if the opposite would mean being thought “parochial” or narrow-minded?

And, yet, what does such citizenship require of us? For those who enjoy seeming ease navigating different world cultures and who have some awareness of the news unfolding around the globe, is there more expected of us than simple passing concern? What responsibilities do we have to our neighbours—be they down the street or half a world away? It’s not an easy question to answer when we’re bombarded around the clock with constant reports of heartache all over the world. How do we keep up? How do we play our part?

In faith and love,
Shawn

Amnesty International (Sun. 23 Oct, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Letter signing during coffee hour focuses on the protection of human rights defender and social justice leader Ruben Ortiz who is under constant threat related to his support of campesino communities in Argentina.

Art Show Reception (Sun. 23 Oct, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Jean Galt: You'll notice my fondness for trees and the unending patterns in nature. I just like my paintings to focus on a few so you don't miss them.

Wendy Ounpuu: I’ve been sewing since I was five years old, when I was taught to embroider by Irish nuns at a convent in the U.K. After sewing clothing all my adult life, I took up sewing for pleasure thirty years ago. I’ve gone through many phases and have gone off in many directions, and I still love sewing.

Wendy Dines: Preparing the pieces for this show pushed my boundaries to explore my aesthetic sensibilities. It has forced me to consider the techniques and materials I employ and to use ones not in my usual repertoire. It has confirmed the joy I experience when playing with the colour and texture of different fibres.

Join the artists at their opening reception Sunday, October 23 from noon to 1 pm.

See examples of their work on our Art Shows page.

The exhibit runs until November 27.

Mon. 24 Oct, 2016

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Tue. 25 Oct, 2016

Wed. 26 Oct, 2016

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Thu. 27 Oct, 2016

Fri. 28 Oct, 2016

Sat. 29 Oct, 2016

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