Sunday, March 3, 10:30 am – The Right to Thrive – Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth – Fran Pardee, Worship Associate – Jennifer Charlesworth, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, will share stories and insights from The Right To Thrive report her office did on the issues facing gender diverse children and youth. The report is a call to action to recognize, respect, and nurture Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-binary, and other gender diverse children and youth. She will also speak to the intolerances and harmful policies that we are seeing in other provinces right now. Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth has been B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth since 2018. She is committed to championing culturally safer care and support for Indigenous families and to helping child-serving systems foster belonging in young people. Jennifer has worked in the B.C. social and health care sectors since 1977 in front-line child welfare, social policy, program management, and executive roles. She is grateful to be able to weave her diverse experience in provincial government, non-profit and academic settings into the sacred work that the Representative for Children and Youth does to lift up child and youth well-being – individually and systemically.
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We are a welcoming community, energized by the diversity of beliefs, identity, and experience that each person brings. We encourage our children’s curiosity and nurture their open and loving nature.
We gather every Sunday at 10:30am in all ages community to explore sacred mysteries, to sing of our longings and our blessings, to be still and listen (and again on a Sunday eve each month for Spirited Jazz).
Strengthened in spiritual growth, supported in community, energized by diversity, we strive to transform ourselves and our world through compassionate action.