St. Matt's Indigenous People's Solidarity Working Group
Responding to the call to listen and learn about the lives and stories of indigenous people in Canada and around the world, we are a group of members of St. Matt's and from the surrounding community who are committed to this cause.
Lenten Book Study on "Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization"
Our 2019 Lenten study will explore stories from “Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization.” There will be five sessions, some on Sundays after worship and a few on Thursday evenings. Each session we’ll look at a bible text and the accompanying reading. No need to read anything in advance; the selections are short and we’ll have time each session to read together. Mark your calendar:
Sundays March 10 & 17 @ 12pm
Thursdays March 28 & April 4 @ 6:30pm
Sunday April 7 @ 12pm
Tanya Talaga Book Discussion on All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward, January 19, 2019
KAIROS Blanket Exercise, October 28, 2018
On this “Peace Sunday”, St. Matthew’s United Church invites you to join us and other community members in participating in the Blanket Exercise, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Parlour. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) covers more than 500 years in a 90-minute experiential workshop that aims to foster understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Participants are guided through the experience of walking together through our history by trained facilitators. The Exercise concludes with a debriefing, conducted as a `talking circle’, during which participants discuss the learning experience, process their feelings, ask questions, share insights and deepen their understanding. KAIROS is a Canadian ecumenical organization supported by 10 churches and religious organizations working together, locally and globally for ecological justice and human rights.