Gathering Status Update - May 8, 2022

Indigenous Reconciliation

A Word From  Pastor Carl

CONTEXT

  • Indigenous is an umbrella term for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.
  • Indigenous people in Manitoba make up 18% of the population, the most of any Canadian province.
  • 76% of Manitoba First Nations children experience child poverty in their home community, the highest rate in the country.
  • Manitoba has one of the highest child apprehension rates in the world, with almost 90% of the children being Indigenous.
  • Residential schools for Indigenous children existed in Canada from the 17th century until the late 1990s.
  • It is estimated that at least 150,000 First Nation, Inuit, and Métis children attended residential schools during this period.
  • We are interested in Truth and Reconciliation at FGMB.

LEARN

READ

Books

We will have copies of these books in the church library:

  • 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act - Bob Joseph (3 copies)
  • By Canoe And Dog-Train: Among the Cree and Salteaux Indians - Egerton Young (1882)

Children's Books

  • Shi-Shi Etko and Shin-Chi's Canoe by Nicola A. Campbell 
    • The first is about a young girl who learns valuable lessons before being sent to a residential school. The second features her and her younger brother both going to a residential school where he finds solace in a river and the handmade canoe from his father.
  • The Moccasins by Earl Einarson
    • An Indigenous foster child is given a gift of moccasins by his foster mom.
  • The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstand
    • Tells the story of residential school survivor Phyllis Webstand, the origin of Orange Shirt Day.

Other books relating to this topic:

  • The Inconvenient Indian - Thomas King
  • Call Me Indian - Fred Sasakamoose
  • Indian Givers - Jack Weatherford
  • Pathways of Reconciliation - Paulette Regan
  • Dancing With a Ghost: Exploring Indian Reality - Rupert Ross

WHAT’S NEXT

Watch for these opportunities coming in the future to FGMB:

  • Adult Sunday School series on Truth & Reconciliation
  • Guest speaker(s)
  • Kairos Blanket Exercise

 

Gathering Status

COVID-19 Worship Gathering Update – May 22, 2022

Masks will no longer be required but will be recommended. There have been several things done to ensure that our air quality is excellent in all areas. KN95 masks will be made available to those who desire one.

Sunday Morning Worship 

  • 10:00 a.m. In-person worship gathering
  • 10:00 a.m.  Livestream on Youtube
  • 11:00 a.m. - Coffee in the west wing
  • 11:15 - Adult Sunday School in the Heritage Rm
  • 11:15 - Inductive Bible Study in the Prayer Rm

Please contact the church office for further information regarding the use of the church facility for meetings or activities.

 

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