The Sixth Day

Every Saturday, a Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry Street Outreach team consisting of two or three individuals takes to the westside streets to connect with our friends who live on the street, delivering food, toiletries, sleeping bags and other supplies. 

Street Outreach teams also provide Information about the services offered by the WANM’s twice-monthly Mobile Care Unit—housing applications, tax forms, ID replacement—as well as doctor’s services. 

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COVID contemplations that provide a balm for the spirit

By Joan Stewart                               

The Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry’s (WANM) retired deacon and clergy lead the Reverend Dr. Pitman Potter has prepared a timely new book of contemplation and reflection, which is being used as a fundraiser for the WANM.

Entitled Fever Dreams: Contemplating Corona Virus, the book presents 52 spiritual texts selected from Judeo-Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions, as well as poetic and lyrical voices.

Each selected text is accompanied by suggestions for quiet contemplation, through which readers are invited to engage in Lectio Divina (a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with, and increased knowledge of, God’s word), and to consider the meaning and application of the texts in their lives.

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