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GCF - Psalms of Lament
with Robert Revington

Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 at 7pm on zoom
Contact to get the zoom link.

Dear Friends

Returning to our fall term theme of seeking Biblical wisdom for these challenging times, GCF member Robert Revington, a PhD student in Church History at Knox College, will lead us in reflecting on Psalms of lament. Here is his summary of what we'll be discussing:

Have you ever felt like you were being ignored? The psalmists in the Bible know the feeling! There are many psalms in the Bible identified as "psalms of lament" where the psalmist complains about not having prayers answered or how others in the community are ostracizing them. This week, we will discuss some personal stories from our own lives and discuss the feelings of the psalmist in the psalms of lament. The psalmists communicate openly and honestly--and this honesty should be prized in faith communities. Indeed, honest communication is the backbone to any successful relationship. Robert will also pull from his own own research and look at how new developments in psychological research from the last few decades can help us interpret the psalms--and perhaps even some of our own difficult life experiences. It will be an authentic look at how the life of faith is not always sunshine--but the Bible doesn't pretend that it is either.

I hope you can join us on Thursday.


Connection Details: Contact to get the zoom link.
Thurs Jan 28
Lifelines in Loopy Times:
Tips for Mental Wellness

Laura Cooper, MSW
Email her with topics of interest/need

Thurs Feb 4
Madeleine's story

Sat Feb 6, 9:30am-12:30pm
Virtual Silent Retreat
(details below)


Book Club: A Sort of Homecoming 1:30pm on Thursdays in Jan. 
This collection of essays was written to honour the academic and community work of Brian Walsh upon his retirement as Campus Minister of this community. Find out more information and how to sign up here.  Brenda has copies of the book for sale directly from the ministry - email her if you want to get one. 

Justice Book Club (hosted by Western's Campus Ministry).
Join others from different campuses in discussing important issues related to race, economics, ecumenism, literature, and philosophy. Sunday Jan 24 (8 pm) is Reading While Black: African-American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope by Esau McCaulley, Sunday Feb 28 (8 pm) is Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman, and May 30Parable of the Sower (a novel) by Octavia Butler. Feel free to contact Brenda for more info or register for the January discussion here. 

Virtual Silent Retreat - Sat Feb 6, 9:30am-12:30pm
Please join us for our annual ministry silent retreat. While we can't be together at the convent this year, we want to challenge you to consider taking the morning in silence with the community. In the uncertainty and challenges of our current times, it is perhaps even more important to make space for some calm and quiet to listen to God and reflect more deeply on life. Similar to the convent, we will gather together in the morning over zoom, and then again at the end of our retreat to share our experience of intentionally taking time to be quiet. We will provide resources and ideas for doing a retreat at home. Contact Aileen or Carol for more information or to register.

Housing Opportunity
Short-term FreeChurch Intentional Home Room Rental

Don’t be alone during this COVID lockdown - join our home in singing, shared meals, and morning prayer rhythms!
Kensington Market (Bathurst and College)
$831.67+utilities+shared groceries
Immediate/Feb 1-Mar/Apr 1 Occupancy
Must demonstrate willingness to participate in communal living
Inquire further with Courtney Reeve at 647-458-8435
Christian Reformed Campus Ministries
(University of Toronto)
Graduate Christian Fellowship 
Thursdays, 7:00 pm
Wine Before Breakfast... After Dinner 
Tuesdays, 7:22 pm
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