Story at the Rectory is an ever-changing adult education series, facilitated by our priest, Rhonda, in her home (the “rectory”). Each series generally lasts 6 to 8 weeks (3-4 conversations) and people are welcome to drop in and out as their interest and time allows. Tea is provided but you are welcome to bring other beverages of your choice.
When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30-9pm (and sometimes 5th Sundays, too!)
Where: on Zoom (for the time being)
The Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts – May 20, June 3, June 17
Hosted by All My Relations- Ascension
Watch this powerful film over the course of two evenings, with guided small group discussion.
Register in advance for these sessions here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lf-itqTguGNfhUlbjlBMr8HX0n-rrGruG
Then, on June 17th, we will welcome special guests, Krista McCracken and Jay Jones, from the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association to discuss the consequences of the doctrine of discovery for the dream of Chief Shingwauk and the work now underway to finally fulfil his vision of “Sharing, Healing, and Learning”. Krista and Jay will also join us for our Sunday service on June 20th, for the National Indigenous Day of Prayer. Register for June 17th here.
Previous Books & Studies
The Phantom Skill: Basics of Drawing with Annie MacTavish
Creating Bigger Stories: a Work of the People Film Series with the Rev’d René August
Right Relations with Food, Faith, and Creation: Exploring the 5th Mark of Mission with Jerremie Clyde.
Intro to Iconography with the Rev’d Adam Brown
Being Disicpes: Essentials of the Christian Life by Rowan Williams
Selected readings from the Gospel acccording to John
Articles on liturgy by Ruth Meyers, Louis Weil, Gordon Lathrop, Lisette Larson-Miller
A New Climate for Theology by Sallie McFague
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien (excerpts only)
Some Short Books of the Bible: Jonah, Ruth, Esther
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Short Stories by Flannery O’Conner