Indigenous learning opportunities A big THANK YOU to everyone who stayed to watch “The Secret Path” and all those who have watched it at home. There are many excellent entry points for learning more about Indigenous history, and this movie is one of them. A question that arose at our screening was “How could the church have played such a massive role in the efforts to erase Indigenous peoples and culture?” One aspect of this is traced back to the Doctrine of Discovery which was established in 1493 by the church. For a helpful 12-part lesson and study guide from the Anglican Church of Canada about this doctrine and its effect on us today, please visit https://www.anglican.ca/primate/tfc/drj/doctrineofdiscovery/.
Earlier in September, we featured HOPE MISSION as a St. Paul’s REACH grant recipient. As you may have heard, on October 8, 2021, a fire consumed the warehouse housing all of their donated winter for the coming months, as well as their food truck. Please donate what you are able, and spread the word via social media, friends and places of work that they need donations of men’s and women’s gently used or newly purchased winter clothing to stock back up, and this will be throughout the coming months. On a happy note, they have successfully funded the completion of their new Herb Jamieson facility which opened at the beginning of October and is running well.
Grovenor Elementary School is also collecting children’s gently used or newly purchased winter clothing as we head into our colder months. A box is available where items can be dropped off at St. Paul’s in the side lobby.