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JPIC Meeting / Retreat / Visioning / Session

The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Team met with the Justice Committee and the Cherish the Earth Group on Thursday evening, June 8 and all day Friday, June 9, in a pre-planned retreat and visioning session that proved to be extremely life-giving and rewarding for all the participants. The end product of their deliberations was a proposal presented to the Leadership Team suggesting a congregational focus in justice, peace and ecology for the coming year.

Living your Faith in a Challenging World

Neil MacCarthy told three funny, inspiring, stories about living your faith now to the young people overflowing the room at Theology on Tap on May 31 at the Duke of York pub. Each story beautifully illustrated his message. The response from the standing-room-only crowd showed that they got it every time.

Awards for Sister Sheila

Awards are raining on Sr. Sheila O'Connor. In recognition of her 25 years of ministry there, Lakeridge Health gave her a beautiful clock with a plaque that reads:

"Sr. Sheila brought hope to so many. Chaplaincy."

The hospital system also presented her with a twenty-five-year service pin and a "huge cake shaped like a hockey rink - they know I love hockey," said Sr. Sheila.

Art and Sr. Virginia

Sr. Virginia Varley has been painting for over 20 years. Her recent art show and sale on May 11 - 15, 2005, was entitled Mystery Encountered. Note cards of most of her works are available. What follows are several paintings and Sr. Virginia's words:

Food for children, jobs for mothers

The following article is reprinted with the permission of the Christian Science Monitor.

CAP HAITIEN, HAITI – The sounds and smells of food being prepared drift out of a small kitchen and into a crowded room where about 20 benches overflow with mothers holding small children dressed in their Sunday best. Earlier on this Thursday, the kids ate a free breakfast of milk and boiled eggs. Lunch will soon be served: rice with fish sauce.

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