A Pastoral Letter for Holy Week 2013

The story was going a certain way.
Sure, there were some detours along the way
and things didn’t always go totally as expected,
but the overall plot remained clear.

It was all about home.
It was all about being in exile from home
and longing for a return home.

Truth is, everything is about home.
Really, when it comes right down to it, what else is there?

And if it is about home, then it is, of necessity about story.
Stories that tell us the memories of home.
Stories that shape the contours of home.
Stories that will lead us home.

But sometimes these stories meet a dead end.
Literally.

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Reconciliation in the City

Urban Remixed - Reconciliation in the CityUrban Remixed presents

Reconciliation in the City

with Mark Vander Vennen
Executive Director, Shalem Mental Health Network

Tuesday, February 12 @ 7.00 p.m.

Leonard Hall
Wycliffe College
5 Hoskin Ave., Toronto

For more information contact: brian.walsh@utoronto.ca

What does ‘restorativejustice’ look like in practice?

Mark is a social worker who has worked extensively with both survivors and perpetrators of violence. He is a certified restorative justice trainer with the International Institute of Restorative Practices and co-author of Hope in Troubled Times: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crises (2007).

Room at the Table: Urban Ministry from Justice to Imagination

Room at the Table, with Jamie HowisonUrban Remixed presents

Room at the Table:
Urban Ministry from Justice to Imagination

with Jamie Howison
st benedict’s table, Winnipeg
Facilitated by Brian Walsh of U of T

Monday, November 26 @ 7.00

Church of the Redeemer
162 Bloor St West, Toronto
(Bloor St & Avenue Rd)

Refreshments will be served

For more information contact: brian.walsh@utoronto.ca

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Going to see “Damien” @ Sanctuary

A group of GCFers will be going to see:

Damian
By Aldyth Morris

Presented by Sanctuary and The Bench Theatre Initiative

Friday, November 23
8:00 pm
(meet at 7:45; doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door (buy your own)
Sanctuary, 25 Charles St E, Toronto

For details see this website or email Carol Scovil

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2nd Annual GCF Fall Hike

Come experience some of what Toronto has to offer outdoors!

When: Sunday, September 30, 3:00 pm
Where: Victoria Park Subway Station (doors nearest Vic Pk Ave)
Duration: 5-8 kms, 2 hrs
Please RSVP: to Geoff Wichert (to help us plan food)

Weather: Rain or shine we’ll meet at Vic Pk subway. If the rain is too daunting we’ll just go straight to the hanging around and eating part of the event.
Route: Here is a map of the first leg of our hike. If you’re delayed getting to the station you can follow this and catch up with us.
Questions / Issues?: Call Geoff at 416-757-4767

Bring:
– sturdy walking shoes
– water bottle
– (optional) contribution for dinner

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