April 9th: Remember to Wear Something Pink!

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. April 9th, 2014 marks the International Day of Pink. It’s a day where communities across the country and across the world unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic and all other forms of bullying.

Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink to remember that positive actions make a difference and that the change starts with each one of us. The MORRE committee has created a bulletin insert with a prayer for The Day of Pink.  We invite your congregations to pray together in worship the Sunday before (April 6), in solidarity with many other people in the world who will be observing this important social justice issue. And of course to wear pink on April 9!

Click here to open pdf file of Day of Pink Bulletin Insert (with prayer)

Workshop at Sydenham Street UC on November 1, 2014

In celebration of their 15 years of being an Affirming Ministry, Sydenham Street United Church will be hosting a workshop on November 1, 2104.  The keynote speaker is Rev. Michael Blair, the Executive Minister, Church in Mission/L’Église en Mission, for The United Church of Canada.  The workshop is being sponsored by the Affirming Ministries Action Group of the Bay of Quinte Conference in partnership with Sydenham Street UC.

Mark your calendars and go to their website to see more details as we get closer to the event.

http://sydenhamstreet.ca/ssuc1/Engaging_the_Spirit/Affirm_Group.html