Today we'll learn about the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign launched by the Stephen Lewis Foundation in 2006. The Campaign currently boasts more than 240 grandmother groups across Canada who have raised more than $10 million for grass roots projects in fifteen sub-Saharan African countries.
Tinie Evans came to Canada from the Netherlands when she was 9 years old. She is a mother of two and grandmother of two. She has been a teacher in Scarborough and Durham and finished her teaching career as a principal. She volunteered for 13 years with Amnesty International. Now she loves doing Tai Chi, living on the lake in Port Perry and helping other grannies in South Africa.
Anna Kerz tells stories that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. She has shared her talks with listeners in schools, libraries, community gatherings and festivals in Toronto, Ottawa and St. Marys.
Anna Kerz is one of the coordinators of 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling, the longest running storytelling event in the world. She was also one of the founders of the StoryJam Program which is designed to help young people learn and tell their own tales. When she’s not telling stories, Anna is writing. To date she is the author of three award-winning books for middle grade readers.
Including Chocolate Communion, today's service will focus on music and singing. Special guests today are The Spirit Choir from Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation. There will be much singing of choirs alone, together and with the congregation.
Norah Love is a founding member of the UUCD who currently serves on the Worship Committee. She is a frequent leader of Sunday Services and often provides musical support to the congregation through song or guitar accompaniment. Norah is a practicing Social Worker and is married to Drummond White, the UUCD’s Lay Chaplain.
Fiona will speak about balance - finding balance in an unbalanced world.
Fiona Heath became a UU minister in September 2012. Last year she was the Intern Minister at First Toronto and stayed on as their Summer Minister. She lives in Waterloo with her partner and son.
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