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Grace Centre for Mercy & Justice's annual Mercy Week is taking place on April 3-4 & 6! This year’s theme focuses on “Walking with Others in Difficult Times”.

Be reminded of God's heart for the city, and come learn how we as a church can practically love, serve, and walk alongside our neighbours with great mercy and compassion. 

Apr 3-4 & 6, 2019| 383 Jarvis St.


Sessions

Session 1 - How to Respond: Unexpected Pregnancy
Wednesday, April 3 at 7 PM
With Linda Baartse, Pregnancy Care Centre

The first response to someone experiencing an unexpected pregnancy strongly influences further decisions. In Toronto there are 10,000 unwanted pregnancies each year. For many, abortion is seen as the only option. We will consider how to respond compassionately and holistically to people facing the pressures and fears of an unexpected pregnancy by helping them to weigh options and consequences while acknowledging the God-given value and dignity of human life.


Session 2 - How to Keep Going: Loss & Grief

Thursday, April 4 at 7 PM
With Kiernan & Wendy Stringer, Grace Toronto West

Loving well is hard, especially when people are grieving. Sometimes our fear of facing loss and suffering prevents our own healing and keeps us from loving and ministering deeply to others. In this workshop we will explore how Jesus meets us in our grief and loss, so that we can love others in theirs. We will examine how Christ takes painful losses and gives them new meaning. This workshop is for anyone who has experienced grief and loss and wants to learn how to lament, both personally and with others, as the Scriptures invite us to.


Session 3 - How to Support: Family in Crisis
Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 AM
With Jen Francis, Safe Families; Marcia Shelton, Yonge Street Mission;
Peter & Jill Goodman

Many families, especially single parent and immigrant families, live a day-to-day existence. Any added stress can knock them over the edge. Our 4 panelists, who have each been involved in helping families in crisis, will discuss answers to practical questions such as how to manage commitments and boundaries, what are the best practices, pitfalls, fears, and joys, as we walk closely with families in crisis.

RSVP for childcare/children’s programming below by Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 (end of day).


CHILDCARE & CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019; 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Childcare is provided for infants (6 months) to preschool in Rm 7B (Nursery).
A children’s program is provided for students in JK to Gr 5 in the Basement Hub.

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For children 6 months - 4 years, please select if your child is permitted to receive a snack (~11:00 am)
Baby Mums-Mums for 6-24 months Arrowroot crackers for 2-4 years old
For children in JK - Gr 5, please select if your child is permitted to have an early pizza lunch (~11:30 am)
Options will include pepperoni pizza, cheese pizza, and Hawaiian pizza