You are invited to join with the other six West Point Grey churches* for a joint Service in Trimble Park this morning beginning at 10:00 am. See the Point Grey Fiesta site for a map & transit info to join us at 8th Avenue and Trimble Street (since we will not be meeting in the chapel of the MSC).
This Sunday is Aboriginal Day, the theme will be reconciliation.
We will have a welcome from Elder Ruth Adams on behalf of her Musqueam relatives; the sermon will be by the Rev. Mary Fontaine, director of Hummingbird Ministries.
Mary Fontaine is Cree from the Mistawasis First Nation in Sask. She is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, an Executive Committee member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, the Indigenous advisor for an Advisory Committee at the Canadian School of Peace of the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg and the Chair of the Native Ministries Consortium of the Vancouver School of Theology. After graduating with an M.Div. from the Vancouver School of Theology, Mary became the founding Director of Hummingbird Ministries, a ministry for healing and reconciliation with Indigenous people living in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Hummingbird Ministries was established in January, 2005, at the Central Presbyterian Church and the first Circle was held at the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) hosted by Elder Ruth Adams. Hummingbird become a ministry of the Presbytery of Westminster in 2008 and several circle ministries have been established in the lower mainland. A Circle consists of sharing food, prayer, sharing in a circle and a program or activity. To promote reconciliation, Hummingbird brings Church and Canadian folks together with Indigenous People through cultural and performing arts programs and a healing path workshop program.
* Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, St Helen’s Anglican Church, University Hill Congregation, West Point Grey Baptist Church, West Point Grey Presbyterian Church, West Point Grey United Church