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Event:  Iridesce: The Living Apology Project
Date:  Sun, March 18, 2018

Iridesce: The Living Apology Project:  On Sunday, March 18 we will welcome Aaron Miechkota to Rideau Park. Aaron is the national project coordinator for Iridesce. Aaron will help us to reflect on stories of inclusion and exclusion with respect to LGBTQ2 people and the church and will be with us in our service at 10:00 a.m., for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and will lead us in a workshop from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. At General Council 42, the United Church of Canada voted to support a national project of
story-sharing with people affected by the church’s 1988 decision — when the church declared that all people, regardless of sexual orientation, are welcome as full members, and all members are eligible to be considered for ordered ministry. These stories would then help the church to discern if, and how, it might live into a possible apology to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and two-spirit people (LGBTQ2). The official name of the project is Iridesce: The Living Apology Project. The word Iridesce expresses a vision of infusing the colours of the rainbow flag with the love and light of God…into iridescent colours that seem to transform when seen from different perspectives.

Please feel free to come on March 18 and please share the invitation to the workshop widely. It will be open to all in church and community. Speak to the ministers or to Alyce Dunnewold for more information.