PASTORAL COVERAGE AUG 14-22

Canon Catherine is out of the parish during the above dates.  The office will be open from 9am – 12 Mon through Thurs and closed on Fri Aug 19.  In case of pastoral emergency, please contact the Rev’d Canon Ken Davis at St. James, Perth: (613) 267-1163.

ON-LINE MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: MON 7PM SEPT 12

A year long journey using Following the Call: Living the Sermon on the Mount Together to explore Jesus’ teachings.  The book, edited by Charles E. Moore and published by Plough Publishing House is available for purchase through Chapters and Amazon.  ISBN - 13:9781636080048.  To obtain the ZOOM coordinates, e-mail stjohns.smithsfalls@gmail.com

 

PINT & A PASSAGE RESUMES: TUES  7PM SEPT 6

Join the conversation about the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday at the Lockmaster’s Taphouse and Patio.  Bring your Bible and an open mind.

 


TRC CALLS TO ACTION
As part of St. John’s efforts to learn more about Canada’s history and our Church’s history with the indigenous people of this land, summaries of the 94 Calls to Action generated at the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be published in the bulletin between now and September 30, the National Day for Reconciliation.
Calls to Action 23-24: Health
23. We call upon all levels of government to:
 Increase the number of Aboriginal professionals working in the health-
care field.
 Ensure the retention of Aboriginal health-care providers in Aboriginal
communities.
 Provide cultural competency training for all healthcare professionals.
24. We call upon medical and nursing schools in Canada to require all students to take a course dealing with Aboriginal health issues, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, and Indigenous teachings and practices. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

For a complete list of the TRC’s Calls to Action, and the status of action visit:
https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1524494530110/1557511412801

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