Friday, September 30 is Truth and Reconciliation Day (formerly Orange Shirt Day) in Canada. At St. John’s, we will be acknowledging and honouring this day with activities at the church. We plan on having resources for you to look at, as well as a list of resources to take with you. There will be informational videos and websites on the screen. Everyone will also be invited to take part in a collaborative “every child matters” art project.
We will begin at 4:00pm and expect to be finished around 7:00pm. If you have an orange shirt, please consider wearing it. We would like to take pictures of people in their orange shirts to share with the diocese. There were a lot of members of the congregation who bought orange shirts in the summer. It would be wonderful if we could get a group photo (or 2!).
This is a drop-in event. Light refreshments will be available. You don’t need to register or RSVP, just show up any time between 4:00 and 7:00 on September 30 and stay as long as you wish. All members of the congregation and the larger community are welcome to join us, to learn, discuss, and reflect on this solemn day. We hope to see you there.