A Message from Rev. Maya Landell
Today we pause, for December 6, 2019 marks 30 years since 14 women were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique in a gender-based attack that later resulted in the establishment of National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, acknowledged each anniversary.
Aware that violence affects us all, particularly women and children, today we are called into the second week of Advent, the colour of Peace. I am also grateful for the calming colour blue, which is the colour of Mary, and the colour of Blue Christmas.
This year we will gather as a community at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 11. We will offer a service for those whose hearts are grieving, or perhaps you will come so that people who are sad don’t feel so alone – because we’ve all been there. Keeping the fullness of this season and the challenges emotionally in our prayers.
Looking forward to gathering on Sunday for baptisms and Light Up the Night (rescheduled to this Sunday because of last week’s weather).
Bless you into the colours of Advent,
Image Credit: “Mother of Life” by Nellie Edwards, http://www.paintedfaith.net