| The Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program is launching a Loss and Hope Photo Challenge with a chance to win one of two Indigo gift cards of $100! |
Since the pandemic began more than a year ago, we have all faced numerous losses: the deaths of loved ones, being apart from family and friends, unemployment, postponed weddings, and the loss of certainty. Yet the pandemic has also brought reasons for hope. We have seen the kindness of people reaching out to those who are isolated. We have seen the resiliency of frontline workers. We have seen the genius of scientists as they develop new treatments and vaccines.
To enter, participants must:
1. Submit two original digital photos by April 30, 2021. One photo of any losses or grief you’ve experienced during the pandemic, and one photo of the things that give you hope. Both photos can be edited into one image or you can submit them as two photos.
2. Write a brief description of what your photos mean to you (maximum 50 words). Also, at the end of the description, let us know what organization you are associated with and any hashtags you would like us to use when we post your photos.
3. Send photos and photo descriptions as a message on our Facebook or as a Direct Message on our Instagram. Participants can also email their photos and photo descriptions to email@example.com
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PRIZES: Participants have the chance to win one of two $100 Indigo gift cards. Winners will be randomly selected from qualifying entries. Winners will be announced on Facebook, Instagram, and by email. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Photos must be submitted by April 30, 2021. ORIGINAL MATERIAL: Photographic entries must be original material and must not have been a winner in any other contest.
CONSENT FROM SUBJECT(S) IN THE PHOTOS: It is your responsibility to ask for consent from the subject(s) in the photos and you agree that they have provided permission for you to share their image publicly.
RIGHT TO USE THE IMAGES: The Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program reserves the right to use any of the images and descriptions entered in the competition, including in our emails, social media, and website. By entering and participating in the challenge, you consent to the use of your photograph, descriptions, and name by the challenge for promotional use, during or after the challenge closing date.
DISQUALIFIED ENTRIES: We will not accept photographic entries that are offensive and we reserve the right to disqualify, in our sole discretion, any photographic entries that contain, for example, racist, hateful, sexist, or homophobic content.
If you’d like more information on how to submit your photo and description to us on Instagram or Facebook, please click here for instructions.
This Lent we will be focusing on diversity and inclusion as we study the book “me and white supremacy” by Layla Saad. This is a book that asks readers to participate in a 28 day journey of reflection about white privilege, their behaviours and attitudes. Rev. Molly has read this book and found it to be honest, accessible, thought-provoking, and powerful. While the subject challenges many of us about our core beliefs, we also feel it is time that we as Christians do some of the hard work required to change ourselves and the world around us.
Revs Molly & Caroline will be leading this book study along with a special guest each week. We will hold the study by Zoom on Tuesday nights from 7-8:30 pm. Our course will begin on Tuesday February 23 and last for 5 weeks, ending March 23.
You are welcome to join us for some or for all of the sessions. If you cannot make the course, we would still highly recommend you read this book on your own, and engage in the reflection exercises within.
If you are interested in attending this book study, please email Rev. Molly or Caroline or Kim in the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up. You can go ahead and acquire the book as well – there are copies available for purchase in our local Chapters, online, on Kobo, on Amazon, and local bookstores (e.g. Books on Beechwood). Molly can help you obtain a copy of the book if you are unable to order online.
Ways to Help Financially during the COVID-19 Pandemic
E-transfers – Please use the email address (email@example.com) to make your e-transfer. The offering will be directly deposited into the OUC Bank Account and will be recorded for tax receipt purposes. No security question is required.
On-line donations – if you wish to donate online using a credit card, please go to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/16982 or “Click on Here to Donate Online”. Your tax receipt will be issued by Canada Helps.
Mail box – envelopes/cheques can be placed in the church mail box which is checked regularly and deposited weekly.
Cheques can be mailed to Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd., Orleans, ON K1C 7C8
Grocery cards – Interested people should email their order to Dianne Davis at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and leave a cheque in your mailbox for the amount. Dianne will exchange the cheque for the gift card order.