Online Spiritual Gathering with Sacred Fire and Film Screening Tuesday May 31st, 2022 @ 7:30 PM Eastern (6:30 PM Central) via Zoom.
Join the SW Ontario Tri-Regions for an Online spiritual gathering and screening of NFB Film: Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair. This film is newly released and includes the then Senator Sinclair speaking, and clips of Residential School Survivors speaking to the TRC. The film is brief but moving, and includes some painful but important sharing.
Rowntree welcomes our new office admin- assistant Jo-Anne Psiuk-Rodgers effective April 22 and our new music director Olena Bratishko effective May 1. We look forward to all of us working together under gods guidance.
This information may be traumatic for residential school survivors. If you are feeling pain or distress because of your residential school experiences, please call the free 24-hour crisis line: 1-866-925-4419. You can also call the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310. It’s toll-free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A Message to People of The United Church of Canada
Grace and Peace to you.
Since the announcement of the discovery of the undocumented and unmarked remains of 215 children on the grounds of Kamloops Residential School, we have received many messages of sorrow, concern, and outrage from members of the church.
Many biblical passages remind us of the importance of working together for peace and justice. We would like to take this opportunity to answer your questions so that together we can honour all those affected by the residential schools system, and live up to our obligations as a participant in it.