In our Epiphany series, we started with some of the stories of healing by Jesus, and also had a series of services on Spirituality and Aging. In some of the services, we experimented with 'Church light', in which we focused on liturgy in services without a presiding minister or sermon.
Our Lenten series will start on March 1, as we join with Bloor St. United Church for their Craddock Lecture; Elizabeth May, speaking on Faith in the Time of Climate Emergency. The service will be at Bloor St. United Church, 300 Bloor St. W., at 10:30 am.
Elizabeth May is the Green Party of Canada’s first elected Member of Parliament, representing Saanich-Gulf Islands in southern Vancouver Island. In 2005, Elizabeth May was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of her decades of leadership in the Canadian environmental movement. She graduated from Dalhousie Law School and was admitted to the Bar in both Nova Scotia and Ontario. She practiced law in Ottawa with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre prior to becoming Senior Policy Advisor to the federal Minister of the Environment (1986-1988). For seventeen years Elizabeth served as Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada. In April 2019, Elizabeth married John Kidder, retired entrepreneur and cofounder of the Green Party of BC. A proud mother and grandmother, she lives in Sidney, British Columbia. Elizabeth is the author of eight books, including her most recent, Who we are: Reflections on my life and on Canada. In November 2019, Elizabeth stepped down as leader of the Green Party of Canada after serving for 13 years, and continues as Parliamentary Leader for Canada’s first federal Green Party Caucus.