No Gathering on Canada Day

We like to switch things up for the summer at The Commons. For Canada Day (Sunday July 1st) we will be having a BBQ & Potluck in place of our Regular Gathering. We will meet at 6pm in front of the Hooper Law Building (128 Hughson St. N.) and then drive over to Ed & Karin’s House together. Email kristavanderhout[AT]gmail.com for more info.

Starting Sunday July 8th we will moving our gatherings outside for the rest of July & August.

We will be meeting Sundays at 6pm right beside Beasley Park at 55 Elgin St. (affectionately nicknamed Fort Elgin)). Bring a blanket or a chair to be comfortable. If it rains we just head inside to Fort Elgin. Although we have never been accused of being formal, these park gatherings are very creative, laid back and inter-generational.

Other Dates to keep in mind:

  • Sunday August 12th – 6pm Lake Gathering in Confederation Park. More details will be posted closer to the date.
  • Sunday September 2nd – 10am – Beach Day.
    We will meet at 55 Elgin to car pool. Adults are $15 and Kids are $5.
    Connect with Randy to Sign up or get more info: thecommonschurch@gmail.com
  • Sunday September 9th – Our first indoor Gathering in our new meeting place. Stay tuned for more information.

 

The Liturgists

Over the past couple weeks we have been using some audio meditations and reflections from The Liturgists at our Worship Gatherings. On Mother’s Day we used tracks 4 & 5 from their “God our Mother” album to learn about the Orthodox practice of Apophatic Meditation, that draws attention to the limitations of human language to describe God.

There is also an album for “Pentecost” and we listened to tracks 2 & 3 before our Pentecost Potluck Supper. These tracks talk about the story where the Holy Spirit of God is given to the early church as tongues of fire. but then expands our ideas of miracles in a way that sees the magic and gift in the science of our very existence. If you haven’t ever listened to The Liturgists’ you should give them a try.