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Week of January 14

Forum will be meeting next Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 in St Anselm’s Chapel on the second floor of Cathedral place. Light refreshments, mostly wine and cheese, will be served from about 6 pm. This half hour is a pleasant time of socialising before the meeting. On the agenda is a fun brainstorming session led by Rhonda about ways to reduce our carbon footprint during Lent. We will also consider the reports from the committees and decide how we will use the feedback from the Natural Church Development questionnaire.

This Sunday, the Fair Trade Kiosque will showcase fair trade wool knitwear and teas sourced from Nepalese producer groups including the Kumbeshwar Technical School and New SADLE, which offer training and employment in wool spinning, hand knitting, carpet weaving, carpentry and jewelry to members of low-caste communities, disabled individuals and destitute women in Nepal. Please come and support these fair trade Nepalese producers!

Meanwhile, do have a look at the Facebook page where you will see pictures of some of the products on sale Fair Trade Boutique Commerce Equitable – Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal  Please note that if you are interested in the Nepalese socks pictured there, you can order them during the event on Sunday.

The Cathedral has some very lively and interesting posts on its other Facebook pages. Have a look at the stunning photograph of a snowy Cathedral taken from the air by Experimontreal photography Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal You will also see photographs of the Epiphany Potluck Party.

We are all probably concerned about the horrible situation of refugees. A group of Cathedral members is hoping to do something about it. Jan Jorgensen writes :  The desire to help displaced and suffering communities in the Middle East, for example by sponsoring a refugee (or refugee family) as the Cathedral has done in the past, was expressed during conversations at the Pilgrimage sharing evenings.  If you would like to be part of a small planning group please contact Janet King or Jan Jorgense.

In the meantime you can find out about the sponsorship program at  http://www.actionr.org/welcome.htm and learn more:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-considers-prioritizing-religious-minorities-in-syria-refugee-resettlement-1.2870916

The Oasis Musicale concert this Saturday 17th January, at 4:30pm features a member of our congregation, violinist Erica Jacobs-Perkins  She will perform with viola-player Julie Michael. Their concert, entitled “Violin and Viola: Partners in Crime” features music for solo violin, solo viola, and duos for the two instruments. The programme includes pieces by Krzysztof Penderecki, J S Bach and Bohuslav Martinu.

Please forward this message to any of your music-loving friends! If they or you would like to be on the concert mailing list, simply send an email to [email protected]

 

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