Sermon by Shawn Newton.
On Sunday, Denise Davy and I will reflect on the present reality of homelessness in Canada, as well as the pressing need for compassion and meaningful change. In addition to being a longtime member of the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, Denise is the author of Her Name Was Margaret: Life and Death on the Streets. Denise has had a celebrated career in journalism, writing for the Hamilton Spectator for 26 years on issues around mental health, homelessness, and gender. She was twice honoured with the Journalist of the Year award by the Ontario Newspaper Association and is a recipient of a National Newspaper Award.
Our resident musicians will lead us in singing/humming “Comfort Me,” and Tahirih Vejdani will be singing Joan Osborne’s “What If God Was One of Us?”
And a reminder of an opportunity to learn more about the neighbourhood in which our future home is situated. The Toronto History Walks Meetup Group is offering a tour of nearby Little Jamaica on November 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. I and a few others from First are already signed up to attend. Learn more and register.
> See you on Sunday.
In faith and love,