News This Week
Church After Dark:
Join us this coming Sunday - March 20 - for our next Church After Dark service with guest speaker Patty Krawec! We are so excited to welcome Patty back after an amazing service earlier this month, and can't wait to see what's in store this Sunday.
Patty Krawec is an Anishnaabe-Ukranian writer and speaker addressing anti-racist and decolonial possibilities in labour, education, and faith-based organizations. Patty has been published in Sojourners Magazine as well as the online publications Rampant and Midnight Sun. Her book, Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future releases on September 27, 2022. It is now available for pre-order. Current projects include the popular Medicine for the Resistance podcast. Ambe: A Year of Indigenous Reading that featured panel discussions that streamed to twitch.tv where viewers participate in the chatroom. Read more on her substack pattykrawec.substack.com where she writes essays reflecting on the books she is reading and how they can help us see the world and our place in it differently.
Patty is also a co-founder, along with Nora Loreto and Terrill Tailfeathers, of the non-proft Nii'kinaaganaa Foundation. Through monthly patrons and one time gifts this foundation supports language and cultural work through ongoing projects and one time microgrants. You can find out more at payyourrent.ca
Silver Spire has partnered with Start Me Up Niagara and Niagara Region to turn the downtown church’s auditorium on St. Paul Street into a daily warming centre for people with nowhere else to go. The warming centre will stay open seven days a week from noon to 6 p.m. until April 15.
Changes to Operations under New Provincial Guidelines:
As Ontario eases the restrictions and allows for more openings we need to remember to be vigilant in observing the COVID protocols. Safety must be first in all we do.
Visitors to the church are encouraged to have an appointment before arriving at the church.
We can now hold meetings in person or via Zoom.
After March 1st we will be able to sing in church again and have a larger choir leading us in worship.
Long and short term rentals can resume.
There can be a maximum of 10 people at a table for meetings and gatherings.
Indoor social gatherings and indoor organized public events can have 50 people present as long as they can be 2 meters apart.
All protocols listed below must be followed by everyone.
We must use hand sanitizer, stay 6 feet apart, wear 3-ply medical masks that cover our noses and mouths and sit with the green tape at our back. Make sure the green tape is behind you, not beside you or further down the pew. The green tape makes sure we are 6 feet apart.
Pantry Services are available Monday - Friday 8 am- 2 pm.
Showers are running along with our drop-in hours: 7 days a week 12-6 pm
Bear Clan Patrol meets every Friday and Saturday night at 6 pm.
Sunday Morning Services
Are available online! Go to https://venue.streamspot.com/8ee74d5a
*currently suspended due to COVID restrictions*
Keep checking back for when services resume!
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Join Us for In-Person Worship: Please wear a blue medical mask and maintain social distancing. As previously, we will be keeping track of who is attending worship for contact tracing, screening at the door, and asking you to use hand sanitizer. You will be asked to choose a seat with green tape on the back of the pew and you may sit with those in your bubble. We ask that you visit outdoors and remain in your pew once entering the church.
Thursday Morning Coffee Hour: is once again being held in person. Join us every Thursday at 9 am for coffee and conversation in the Hearth Room.
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