Visions in the Cloud – Aug 30

August 30, 2020

The Spirit Gathering Attachment for this week can be found here

 

 

Click on the Link below for our Cross Canada THANK-YOU

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08-28 Community Hub Update

This week's progress at 140 Joyce Ave

  • Construction on the building resumed in July.
  • The excavated trenches and piles of gravel have been transformed!
  • The footprint of the Community Hub Building at 140 Joyce Ave is now visible.
  • The concrete footings were poured this past week.


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The Common Hub Space

The Apartment Space

Firewall between the two sections


This Community Hub project is a partnership between the John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick and Visions United Church.

Pilgrimage Week 12

HOME

Pilgrimage Goal: 7292 km

Total Participants: 58

Total To Date: 17,584 km

 

WOW!  That is move than 10,000 km OVER our initial goal.

 

Are We There Yet?

YES WE ARE!

Can you believe that only 83 days ago we virtually gathered at Cape Spear, NL to walk to the Pacific coastline. With no idea of the necessary time and energy - we set out. In the first week we walked 946.3 KM and found ourselves on a ferry to NS , surrounded by icebergs!

Every week we were invited to ponder a word - Justice, anger, rest, wonder, isolation, beauty, endurance , disappointment, hospitality, ending, and my word was grateful.

Every day, we were grateful for all of you ‘walking together apart’.

The beautiful pictures, the interesting quiz that helped us learn interesting Canadian facts and all the opportunities to join others in worship - it was perfect. We will miss you but now we continue to walk together!

So on behalf of the organizers we thank you for walking with us, for sharing pictures and stories and walking all the way home. Please tell your friends that you walked across Canada and back with a wonderful group of like minded people who walked with respect in creation. It’s good to be home!

Pam Harrison
Vision Aiders

 

Tell us about your Journey!

 

“Its the not the Destination, It's the journey.”  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now that the journey is over you spend this week reflecting on your experiences.  Then we want you to give us your feedback.  Send us a story about your journey.

  • What was your experience like?
  • What was your favourite part?
  • Did you enjoy the weekly updates, quiz and pictures?
  • Send a final picture of you or something that shows how you were effected by this pilgrimage

Send your comments and pictures to pilgrimage@visionsunited.ca and we will compile them into a final summary page of reflections.

 

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Visions in the Cloud – Aug 23

August 23, 2020

The Spirit Gathering Attachment for this week can be found here

 

 

Pandemic Pilgrimage

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Giving Tree – Summer 2020

"Open Hands" - In the Summer 2020...

Your Visions Aid Fund at Work

Donation highlights:

  • HeadStart  ($500)
  • Reconnect ($257.45)

Our giving hands haven’t been able to be quite so generous during these times of physical isolation. We are missing the ReConnect jar for your small change, the Recycling dollars and the grocery cards given regularly to Karing Kitchen. Thanks to those who give by PAR we have some funds available to make one or two donations each month.

If you would like to contribute for the summer months please mail in a cheque made out to Visions United Church with a note/memo that it is for "Vision Aid". It will be received with deep gratitude!

HEADSTART
In June your donations to the Visions Aid Fund enabled us to give $500 to Headstart for their backpack program. This year there will be a very different format. Parents will be called and asked for a list of what they need. Backpacks will be packed for each child and parents will be given a designated time to come to the yard to pick them up.

  • If you would also like to make a personal donation, cheques made out to Moncton Headstart Inc. with “school supplies” in the memo line can be mailed to them at 1111 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB, E1C 2S9.
  • Calculators, construction paper and pencil sharpeners are also badly needed and can be dropped off or mailed.

RECONNECT
In August we sent a donation of $257.45 to ReConnect: $200 from Visions Aid Fund, and an additional $57.45 received from your summer donations.
ReConnect needs our help more than ever. Homeless people can no longer find relief from the heat in public places like the library or mall. ReConnect’s outreach team has set up a misting tent at Avenir and is busy giving out food, water and clothing.

  • Please continue to turn in your recyclables and forward a cheque to Visions United so that we can pass it on to ReConnect.

CROSS CANADA PANDEMIC PILGRIMAGE

The Visions Aid Team, with the expertise and support of Terry MacTavish-Hawkes, organized and planned the summer pilgrimage project. Our July "Giving Hand" highlights this activity for our summer sabbath month.

 

Visit the pilgrimage page on the website to read about this virtual adventure:

Visions in the Cloud – Aug 16

August 16, 2020

The Spirit Gathering Attachment for this week can be found here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Pilgrimage will be coming to an end next week.  Check out the journey...

 

Pandemic Pilgrimage

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Pilgrimage Week 11

Week Ending

Current Week:  1331 km

Pilgrimage Goal: 7292 km

Total Participants: 58

 

August 11, 2020

Total To Date: 16,252 km

Amount Over Goal:  8960 km

Total Pods: 8

Question of the Week?

What musical talent comes from Timmins, Ontario?

Aiguebelle National Park

Some pictures that were sent in this week

Word for the Coming Week: ENDING

We will use this word to reflect on as we walk, run or roll through our week.

Some words may inspire you with exciting new insights while others may disturb your thinking or challenge your beliefs. Sometimes you will love or take comfort in what you are hearing, while other times you may feel discomfort or resistance. Pay attention to all as this is part of your journey.

Are We There Yet?

This week's journey has us continuing through northern Ontario and into Quebec.  We travel south on route 11 past the communities of Iroquois Falls and Timmins then onto route 101 before crossing into Quebec.  From there we zig-zag north east until we hit route 113 passing the towns of Sainte-Germaine-Boulé (population 900), La Morandière and Aiguebelle National Park.  From there we travel south on route 167 past Chibougamau and Saint-Félicien where we meet up with route 172 which we take until we get to the St. Lawrence River.  From there it's a short journey to our stopping point for this week, Forestville and Baie-Laval.  - I was surprised with the lack of English on some of these community Websites.

(Click on the links above and read about our pilgrimage destinations).

To drive into the route on Google Maps click this link: Pilgrimage Week 11.

Home NEXT WEEK!

Given our past progress we expect to be back in MONCTON next week.  We will be celebrating our entire journey with Stories from the participants.  Everyone who has been on this journey is welcome to submit a story, a reflection, a single image that defines your journey across this awesome country and back again.  Are you a different person than you were twelve weeks ago? Are you feeling better physically and spiritually?  Don't be shy.  If you want to remain anonymous mention that in the email and we will respect your wishes.

Send your reflection to pilgrimage@visionsunited.ca

EXPECTED ROUTE HOME

Local Virtual Services for this week

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Visions in the Cloud – Aug 9

August 09, 2020

The Spirit Gathering Attachment for this week can be found here

 

 

If you have not yet joined our Pandemic Pilgrimage check out the details

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Pilgrimage Week 10

Week Ending

Current Week:  1405 km

Pilgrimage Goal: 7292 km

Total Participants: 58

 

August 8, 2020

Total To Date: 14,921 km

Amount Over Goal:  7629 km

Total Pods: 8

Question of the Week?

What is the largest lake in Canada?

Moonbeam

Time Zone Converter

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Word for the Coming Week: BEAUTY

We will use this word to reflect on as we walk, run or roll through our week.

Some words may inspire you with exciting new insights while others may disturb your thinking or challenge your beliefs. Sometimes you will love or take comfort in what you are hearing, while other times you may feel discomfort or resistance. Pay attention to all as this is part of your journey.

Are We There Yet?

This week's journey picks up where we left off at Port Nelson/York Factory at the mouth of the Hudson Bay.  Since there are no roads around we are HIKING as the crow flies from here to Armstrong, On.  This is a total of 775 km, according to this site.  We pass near a number of northern first nations communities such as Shamattawa (population 1019),  Muskrat Dam (population 375) and Pickle Lake, the most northerly community in the province of ON that has year-round access by road (imagine that for a minute).

Now that we are back on the road we can travel in style (after a shower and good nights rest).

 

From Armstrong we wind around past Windogo Bay and Whitesand Provincial Parks on route 11 (TCH) to arrive at our destination for the week, Moonbeam ON.

(Click on the links above and read about our pilgrimage destinations).

To dive into the route on Google Maps click this link: Pilgrimage Week 10.

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Pilgrimage Week 9

Week Ending

Current Week:  1200 km

Pilgrimage Goal: 7292 km

Total Participants: 58

 

August 1, 2020

Total To Date: 13,516 km

Amount Over Goal:  6224 km

Total Pods: 8

Question of the Week?

What unfortunate events brought the spotlight to our destination for this week?

Some pictures that were sent in this week

Time Zone Converter

Since we are displaying services in their Local Time Zone you may want to convert that time to your local area. Here is helpful website to perform this task.

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Word for the Coming Week: HOSPITALITY

We will use this word to reflect on as we walk, run or roll through our week.

Some words may inspire you with exciting new insights while others may disturb your thinking or challenge your beliefs. Sometimes you will love or take comfort in what you are hearing, while other times you may feel discomfort or resistance. Pay attention to all as this is part of your journey.

The Pas - Learn some History

Are We There Yet?

This week's journey picks up where we left off outside of Canora, SK.  Backtracking a bit we head NORTH this week up route 9 through the towns of Endeavor, Bertwell, Hudson Bay and Mountain Cabin.    From there we pick up route 289 to The Pas (located at the confluence of the Pasquia River and the Saskatchewan River) and now we are in MANITOBA.

Next is further north to Flin Flon (I always liked that name) on route 10.  Turning around there we follow route 39 to its end where it turns into route 6.  We follow route 6 until it ends in Gillam.  That's literally the end of the road, so we hop on a boat to the coast along the Nelson River where we stop again at Port Nelson at the mouth of HUDSON BAY.

It really amazes me how few ROADS there are in Northern Manitoba.

(Click on the links above and read about our pilgrimage destinations).

To dive into the route on Google Maps click this link: Pilgrimage Week 9

Local Virtual Services for this week

The United Church of Canada Website has the following local area United Church listings for the Area


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