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Sunday, Apr. 25, 2021 until Dec. 31, 2021
This Week at Fairlawn
Our building is closed, but we’re active online. Click here for this week’s Greetings! calendar.
Now until Saturday, May 8: Mental Health Awareness Week
Into the Home Stretch – Getting Through the Pandemic Together
Tuesday, May 11: Tuesday Lunch Crowd on Zoom
Join Jannie and Paul Mills as they share their wonderful memories of their trip paddling down the stunning Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories with their three grown sons! Join us around 12:50 p.m. on Zoom.
Wednesday, May 12: Mid-week Prayer
Join us on Zoom on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 1 p.m., when the Rev. Douglas duCharme leads our weekly gathering to check in, share experiences, and offer our prayers.
Wednesday, May 12: Christian Meditation
Meet Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. If you have not participated before, but would like to, please email Patrick Sullivan, who moderates it, at before the meeting to get the Zoom login. He can add you to his email list to send the required login information.
Monday, May 17: Understanding the Challenges of the Opioid Crisis
Are you concerned about how substance use is affecting vulnerable people and our community? Join a facilitated conversation with community leaders and City of Toronto staff for an information session and discussion on Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m. To join the meeting, please visit www.toronto.ca/roehampton .
Monday, May 17: The Broadview Discussion Group on Zoom
The April/May issue has an interesting cover story on three writers’ visions of a Black Jesus and a master gardener’s reflections on applying the Seven Grandfather teachings at the Evergreen Brick Works. All readers of the print and online editions are welcome. We are meeting on Zoom from 8 – 9:30 p.m. Watch here for phone and computer login details.
Wednesdays from May 26 – June 16: Celtic Spirituality Series
Join the Rev. Jean Ward again for a four-part series to “Dip Your Toe in Celtic Spirituality: Go to the Sea and the Sea Will Teach you Everything”. The series will run on Wednesdays, from May 26 to June 16, from 7 – 8 p.m. The conversations will allow you to dip your toes, mind, and heart into the elusive, yet earthy, world of the Celts and their spiritual ways. Please check here for more details and register here to get the Zoom login details for this free series. Everyone is welcome!
Thanks to everyone who submitted pictures for our Mother’s Day virtual musical offering this coming Sunday. We will be doing much the same for our June 20 Father’s Day virtual musical offering. Please stay tuned for further information which will appear in Greetings! later this month.
Fairlawn Remembers is an electronic book of remembrance created to remember and honour members of our church and their family who have died since the church building was closed on March 14, 2020 and those who may pass before we are able to reopen again for services. The site contains a page for each person, which tells his or her life story through a write-up and photographs. Barb Steep, project coordinator, maintains Fairlawn Remembers and invites you to visit here to read the stories of Fairlawn family and friends who have been part of the church and helped make it the special place that it is.
Would you like to be a Greetings! guest writer?
We usually have guest contributors every second week, and we’re looking for people who would like to write a letter in the spring or summer. It would be a personal reflection related to Fairlawn and should be about 625 words. Please email if you’re interested. Thank you!
Volunteer Position Opening – Chair HR&R
We are seeking a volunteer to chair the Human Resources & Relationships (HR&R) Committee, effective as soon as possible. This committee is responsible for human resource management at Fairlawn, including supporting ministry and lay personnel employed by Fairlawn and acting as a liaison between staff and the congregation.
The ideal incumbent will have experience and knowledge of human resource management or equivalent experience from having worked in leadership positions. In addition, the incoming Chair should have experience with coaching, mentoring, and change management practices, conflict resolution skills, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to keep confidences, and should also enjoy leading and working with a team. The committee chair is a member of Governing Council.
More information about the committee, including its terms of reference, can be found here.
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