National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Welcome to the fall! It’s hard to believe that summer is over and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This September 30th marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In collaboration with our Canadian denominational partners, the Baptist family will gather on that day for a national online service of remembrance and reflection.
The regional denominations, womens’ groups and CBM have created a special online service that will be broadcast from coast to coast. I am pleased to extend this invitation to you to join us in this collective public witness of solidarity with Indigenous communities.
This collaborative service of remembrance and reflection will feature Indigenous voices, music and personal stories from residential school survivors. This service will be a time to lament the past and renew hope for a better future as we seek to walk in a good way together.
The service is approximately 75 minutes in length. Please note this event will only be hosted live. It will not be recorded or rebroadcast.
This is a free online event. However, advance registration is required, as space is limited. To register please go to www.cbmin.org/nationalday
On the site, you will also find some educational resources with suggestions of a few practical steps you can take before attending the service.
I hope you can join us on September 30th!
1:30 pm – Atlantic
12:30 pm – Eastern
11:30 am – Central
10:30 am – Mountain
9:30 am – Pacific