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Movie Matinee - "Amazing Grace" - Sunday, March 3, 12:00 p.m.

posted 18 Feb 2013, 07:28 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 11 Apr 2013, 10:31 by Mary Lou Harrison ]

The story of William Wilberforce's campaign to end slavery in England, inspired by the hymn written by his mentor, the former slave-ship captain John Newman. Our first movie matinee provides a fitting conclusion to Black History Month, and directs our attention to the continuing reality of human trafficking.
With thanks to World Vision Canada, whose background material we will share, including the following definition: "Human Trafficking - is modern-day slavery. It is putting or keeping a person (girl, boy, woman, man) in an exploitative situation that they can't get out of. They are not free and can be exploited for private profit over and over again. It is a crime that violates a person’s fundamental rights. Trafficked people can be kept in situations of forced labour, child labour, slave-like conditions working in households, and sexual exploitation, among others."

Everyone is welcome.  We will show the movie in the Chapel of the St. Anne's Parish Hall.  Please enter the Parish Hall from the parking lot (south of the church on Gladstone Avenue), and have a snack from the refreshments provided following our Sunday morning worship.
[Our first movie matinee was attended by over 25 people of all ages. More movie fun and discussion to come!]