REGRET ALL IN PERSON SERVICES AND PARISH ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR JULY AND AUGUST. ALL SAINTS ZOOM SERVICES IN AUGUST WILL BE REDUCED TO AUGUST 1st AND 15th. DIOCESE OF NIAGARA SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OTHER AUGUST SUNDAYS ( see http://niagaraanglican.ca )
IN PERSON SERVICES AT ALL SAINTS WILL RESUME ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12th, AND BE SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE PANDEMIC PROTOCOLS.
HONOURING THE CHILDREN:
From 1828 until 1969, the Anglican Church operated a school for indigenous children, including
those from New Credit (our area), on the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ontario. The
Anglican Church issued an apology for its role in residential schools in 1993, but continues to
seek ways to reconcile. Please read Geronimo Henry’s story below and join us in honouring
Residential school survivor fundraises to build monument for
Mohawk Institute kids
(from an article in The Hamilton Spectator, June 16/21)
Residential school survivor Geronimo Henry has a dream: to build a memorial wall on the
grounds of the former residential school where he spent more than a decade of his childhood.
“The kids should be honoured with their names on a monument here outside the building,” said
Henry, 84. “That’s my dream.”
Through a GoFundMe campaign, Henry hopes to raise $50,000 to erect a wall etched with the
names of the children who attended the former Mohawk Institute, one of the country’s oldest and
longest-running residential schools.
“A lot of the kids that were at the school … can’t even talk about their experiences there,” he
said. “I kind of talk for these people that can’t talk about it and mostly talking for the ones that
have passed on already.”
Henry said they’ve gathered about 1,500 names to date, but will add to the list as survivors and
their families come forward. Details, including design and location, will be decided once they’ve
secured the funds.
Campaign organizer Jodie Williams, co-chair of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education
Association of Ontario, said the project is a step toward “creating a more informed society” and
reversing the “intentional erasure of information and education.”
The campaign was launched June 8, shortly after the discovery of unmarked graves at the site of
a former residential school in British Columbia.
“We can’t even bury our own children or give them … proper acknowledgments,” Williams said.
“So part of this initiative is to get those names (public) because it’s part of the humanizing
visit: gofundme.com/f/geronimos-dream to donate
MESSY CHURCH by ZOOM This was fun for all the children and grown ups who joined in ‘Preparing for Christmas’. Look out for 2021 monthly Messy Church announcements and please invite yourselves by emailing Kelly Culp – click on Contact Us for details
NEW All Saints takes 2021 Easter out to Main Street
Easter greetings! Nadine Shah made beautiful chocolate treats. Myrtle made many great masks. Rev’ds Irene and Joan, as well as Bev and Nicole, handed them out at the front of All Saints Anglican Church on Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Met many great neighbours! Happy Easter all!
All Saints hosts goodwill visit from Erin Islamic Cutural Centre
September 29th. All Saints welcomed new neighbours in Erin, the Imam and members of the Islamic Cultural Centre. In the interests of peaceful coexistence between faiths, we learned something about our respective religions, common ground and differences. Over coffee and cake, the Imam answered questions, some very tough, with good humour and respect. A very worthwhile experience.