Creation Care 2017
On Earth day weekend Saturday March 25 and Sunday March 26, 2017, St Cuthbert’s Leaside Anglican Church hosted a wonderful community event celebrating God’s creation, our Earth. The Creation Care event was glorious, it was fun for the family, educational and enlightening. The event was attended by the local community, politicians and special guests from the Anglican Church of Canada.
We started the day with Morning Prayer in the church, and then went full-blast into our Environment Fair, where, between 11 am and 2 pm on the main floor of the church building, we had:
- Invited speakers – Councillor Josh Matlow, Trustee Gerri Gershon, MPP Arthur Potts each hosting a talk followed by questions and answers in our Fellowship Room
- Activities for children and youth, with created videos, prizes, quizzes, all under the leadership of our pastor to children and families, Maureen Ononiwu
- Marvellous food for purchase catered for us by Diane Gray, our Hospitality Chair and her team
- Invited exhibits in the church Hall – electric bicycles, eco funerals, organic meats, the St. Cuthbert’s Gardening Group etc.….
In a plenary session in the church, there was an opportunity to ask questions in an open format to Trustee Gerri Gershon, MPP Arthur Potts and Ryan Weston, representing the Anglican Church of Canada.
Then we had the honour of having the possibly 200 year old white oak tree on our Bayview frontage named as the first sesquicentennial heritage tree, with our Premier, Kathleen Wynne, and officials from Forests Ontario and TD Bank Group in attendance.
The creation Care weekend started with worship and ended with a with a quiet, candlelit service in the church.