Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Orange Shirt Day

Sermon: June 6, 2021 – Acts 15: 7-19

I am writing this sermon four days after hearing of the discovery at the Kamloops Residential School.  At this moment, I carry within me silent, sorrowful, helpless, culpable emptiness, and am seeking the words God wants to enter that silence. Watch at: https://youtu.be/EpDvYajNs5U    PDF download at Sermon_06June2021 So I humbly ask God, “where are you in this?”  For even if I could find no words at all, I know that God is not absent from this scene. We know …

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Orange Shirt Day

our hearts break

Our flag will be lowered for the next 215 hours, starting Sunday afternoon, in honour of the 215 children whose lives were lost at the Residential School in Kamloops.   As an Affirming Ministry of the United Church of Canada, we recommit ourselves to love, justice and reconciliation. > May 31 would be a good time for an “orange shirt day” in addition to the official orange shirt day at the end of September.

Alberta Curriculum Proposal and the TRC calls to action

Indigenous Perspective in New Alberta Curriculum: Alberta Education has recently released the draft of a new curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 6. This curriculum is in direct violation of a promise the Alberta Government made on March 27, 2014, at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Edmonton. That promise included Indigenous Curriculum in all grades including teacher training and materials. Individuals who support this promise must contact the Alberta Government. It is through age appropriate curriculum that students are …

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