Oneness Wednesdays has been renamed to reflect a change in the orientation of these Wednesday evening events. Inspirational Explorations features a variety of sessions organized by a variety of facilitators, including some sessions that may continue for a while on a monthly basis. The aim of these sessions will still be to explore and experience dimensions of spirit, community and conscious living, but from as wide a range of perspectives as possible. In pursuit of this goal, members and friends of the Church of Truth are warmly invited to send in proposals for facilitating a session or a series to any of the IE co- coordinators—addresses below. Inspirational Explorations will begin at 7.15 (unless otherwise stated), and will be by donation, or free if a donation creates hardship.
Oneness Wednesday started in January 2008 with a varied offering of topics and facilitators [Listing-of-Previous Oneness-Wednesdays].
Half of the donations received at Oneness Wednesdays go toward Community Outreach. Early in 2009, the Church of Truth, Community of Conscious Living evenly distributed Oneness Wednesday Outreach donations to six organizations: Our Place Society: Mental Health Retreat, The Maitreya Project: Education, The Stephen Lewis Foundation: Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, Victoria Branch, Results Canada Education Fund: Micro-credit, The Kapasseni Project, and The Cridge Centre for the Family: Supportive Housing. [Details]. In 2010, donations from Oneness Wednesdays have been given to Canadian Red Cross: Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund , James Bay Community Project: Garden Restoration Project/ Food Garden and to Transition Victoria: Spring Ridge Commons, and Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers for Africa In 2011, recipients of donations for Oneness Wednesdays are the following: Victoria Society for Children with Autism, Spring Ridge Commons, James Bay Community Project: Kitchen and Herb Garden, and The White Lions Foundation (Africa). In 2012, Oneness Wednesday donation recipients: KIVA Microfunds – is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutes, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Friends of the Spring Ridge Common – is a non-profit organization with the mission to preserve and protect Spring Ridge Commons as an urban food forest / permaculture garden / Community Learning + Gathering Space that is freely accessible to all. Spring Ridge Commons is Victoria’s oldest and largest public permaculture garden or community multi-layer food forest. The Power of Hope – is a non-profit organization that delivers arts-based experiential learning programs to teens from diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. In the USA and Canada, they offer programs for youth and adults who want to take an active role in creating a positive future, develop their leadership skills, build stronger communities and have a great time in the process! First Nation Lunch/Snack Program – is a fund administered by Gloria Cardinal, a Cree woman and Aboriginal education assistant in View Royal, to provide healthy snacks for some of the aboriginal students who are less fortunate than some of the other students. In Sept 2015, with the monies in the Oneness Wednesday account, the donations will go to the following: Canadian Red Cross ( International Relief Fund), Labyrinths of Greater Victoria, Autism Society of BC and Spring Ridge Commons.
For additional information, please contact Linda Chan at (250) 380-6383 or firstname.lastname@example.org