As part of the worship time at the PMRC annual general meeting 2023, we will hold a service of lament and call for the ongoing traumatic legacy of Residential Schools, in which the United Church played an active role. We will specifically acknowledge the unmarked graves confirmed at the Port Alberni Residential School, earlier this year.
Service of Lament
Friday June 2, 2023 (evening session time)
with Rev. Tony Snow & GM2023 Worship Team
As part of this service, we ask two things of you:
Please familiarize yourself with the details of this story through The United Church of Canada website or other reputable sources: https://united-church.ca/news/response-phase-one-findings-alberni-residential-institution
Please consider bringing one of two items with you to the Friday worship gathering: either a pair of new or like-new children’s shoes OR a new or like-new stuffed toy. These items will be used ritually in the service and then shared with children and families in need.