Port Nelson United ChurchAn Affirmed Church, 3132 South Drive Burlington, Ontario,
Affirm United at Port Nelson United Church, Burlington

CHURCH ACTIVITIES & NEWS

Announcements for the month of August (Port Nelson Notebook)
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Sunday Services at 10.30am
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Summer Worship Theme: A Basket of Summer Fruit
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Annual Report 2018
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2019 Pledge Card
2019 Pledge Card - Please complete the pledge card for general offerings and return to the church office by February 3 PDF

Children and Youth Ministries Brochure
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Visioning Plan 2017
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Adult Small Groups Brochure
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Reaching Out Ministries Brochure
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Caring Ministries Brochure
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Music Ministry Brochure
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A complete list of activities is available on the Events Listing page and our Worship opportunities can be found on our Our Sunday Morning page.

AFFIRM UNITED

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June 4, 2017

On this day, Port Nelson celebrated becoming an Affirming Ministry of the United Church of Canada. As the only Affirming congregation in Burlington, Port Nelson has made a public commitment to work for the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as affirming the variety of people who are part of God´s loving creation.

Affirm Statement

We affirm, include, and celebrate people of every age, race, belief, culture, ability, income level, family configuration, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation in the life and ministry of Port Nelson. As followers of Jesus we believe that we are part of the body of Christ. The apostle Paul said that ‘the body does not consist of one member but of many´ and all are indispensable. (1 Corinthians 12:14, 22-26)

Events & Information

1. LGBTQ Perspectives

The everlasting effects of homophobia and why it's not just gay people that suffer Article on CBCLIFE

Gay straight alliances make schools feel safer for straight kids too!

#98: Whither Gender

We hear more and more everyday how people are rejecting the genders male and female, and embracing different ways to identify. This week, Piya explores whether traditional gender as we know it is becoming obsolete, whether it should, and what happens when people step outside those boxes.

Who Are You? Five stories on how gender shapes identity.

Shared from the CBC Radio App. Download the CBC Radio iOS App or the CBC Radio Android App today!

2. Indigenous Education

Woodland Cultural Centre

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On the weekend of March 29-30 75 attendees listened to speakers from The Indigenous Knowledge Centre of Six Nations Polytechnic, enjoyed social dancing led by Indigenous singers and dancers, viewed the movie Indian Horse, and attended workshops such as the Kairos Blanket Exercise.







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Participants enjoyed Three Sisters Soup, cornbread, and strawberry juice from Gage Park Diner in Hamilton.

KAIROS Blanket Exercise Participant References






Map of Ontario Treaties and Reserves. This link provides valuable information about treaties and reserves across Ontario. You can click on the map and it will take you to each treaty. Searching by cities is not as effective.

Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water: www.cbc.ca link - A professor is calling attention to the dismal lack of access to clean running water on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in Ontario — despite it being a stone's throw away from major towns and cities with fully functioning water infrastructure.

Listen to CBC Radio One program "Unreserved" for top-notch stories about Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.

Reimagining Reconciliation

Bill for 145 years of thievery is due - PressReader

2018 CBC Massey Lectures by Tanya Talaga

Lecture 1: "We Are Always Here" by Tanya Talaga Nov. 9, 2018

Lecture 2: "Big Brother´’s Hunger" by Tanya Talaga Nov. 13, 2018

Lecture 3: "The Third Space" by Tanya Talaga

Lecture 4: "I Breathe For Them" by Tanya Talaga Nov. 15, 2018

Lecture 5: "We Are Not Going Anywhere" by Tanya Talaga Nov. 16, 2018

"Suicide Shouldn’t Be ’Normal’ in Indigenous Communities" says Massey Lecturer Tanya Talaga - The Current CBC Nov. 12, 2018

3. Multi-Faith Initiatives

4. Environment

The Pale Blue Dot has this post on its website about paper coffee cups:

Halton / Burlington Green Living Information

Halton / Burlington Recycling Information Tip Sheet With Pictures

Why Fossil Fuel Subsidies Don't Belong in Canada's Climate Policy

Climate Change as a Matter of Faith and Justice