It’s not just a chapter, it’s an origin story

This is an illuminating blog post by Sarah Bessey, written on May 31st, 2021.

“The world is reeling from the discovery of the bodies of 215 children, buried in an unmarked grave, at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. just a few hours away from where we live here in Abbotsford. The discovery of this mass grave confirms the oral histories of the elders and survivors. This may be the story that has captured headlines for a moment. It won’t be the last. Most of these kids are likely undocumented, there has been no justice for them.” Read more…

Food Bank Locations in Hamilton:


Good Shepherd.    155 Cannon St. East.             905-972-9485
Flamborough        1432 Centre Road, Carlisle  905-690-1036
Mission Services. 196 Wentworth St.                905-528-4212
Neighbour-to-Neighbour 28 Athens St.             905-574-1334
Salvation Army     80 Bay St. N.                           905-540-1888
Salvation Army    150 King St. W., Dundas.      905-627-0572
St. Matthews         414 Barton St. E.                    905-523-5546
Welcome Inn        40 Wood St. E.                        905-525-5824

NOTE: Each food bank has different days/hours of operation, as well as number of visits allowed. CALL first before going, and remember to take I.D.

Updated April 2018

In the Meantime – Where Faith Meets Everyday Life

“A lot of life that is about waiting. Waiting until you’re old enough to drive, or go off to college, or marry the love of your life, or…. You get the picture. The life of faith is something like that, too. Theologians are fond of saying we live in the “in-between” time of Christ’s first coming and Christ’s return. Much, we pray, will be made right when Christ comes again. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to do “in the meantime.” Whatever end awaits us, in the meantime we can care for those around us, have courage, share hope, love those around us, strive for what is best, and a whole host of other things.

But that can be hard. As W.H. Auden once wrote, the time being can be “the hardest time of all.” So I wanted to create a place where we can encourage each other in faith and life…in the meantime.

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