History In January I came on as the “Justice Animator” at Little T – a job title chosen to reflect the desire that my position would help “animate the congregation into acts of Kingdom justice”. The goal is for the congregation to spend a year (2023) in discernment to see how God might be calling […]
Welcome to the Justice Corner at Little T! As people seeking to love God and love our neighbours (Matt 22:36-40), we are actively engaging in a process of discernment through 2023 to see where God might be calling our community to deepen our engagement in justice issues and to care for those in need. Visit this page regularly to find out the latest updates in this process. We’ll also post ideas of how to engage thoughtfully with our neighbours, and stories of those in our community who are practicing kingdom-living in their neighbourhoods.
For more information or to contribute to this page, please contact Karen ().
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Know Your Neighbourhood workshops! We were delighted by the response, and encourage everyone who is interested to check out the video here of the workshop. As we enter the summer months, we’ll be taking time to explore our neighbourhood, make new connections, and begin seeing what possibilities there are for us as a church to contribute to our community in our own unique, Christ-centred way.
Over the past year, the Justice Working Group has been instrumental in establishing a job description for the Justice Animator; helping with hiring, and once hired, supporting Karen in her work. That group continues to be instrumental leading in this process of discernment.
As we discern together what “doing justice” can look like at Little T, we will be: studying/learning together about what it means to “do justice” from a biblical perspective; praying for God’s leading; and engaging with our local church community to hear from them.
We were delighted to welcome Jesse Sudirgo as our guest preacher on May 7. Jesse has been partnering with Yonge Street Mission to assist Karen Isaacs and the Justice Working Group in their work of discerning Little Trinity’s call to justice ministry; as we seek to love God, grow together, and serve our world in the place God has planted us. Jesse explored the theology of kingdom justice with us, both in the sermon and in the Justice Workshops. Click here for the links to those workshops and videos.
As we enter the second quarter of 2023, I (Karen) wanted to share what has been happening so far in
my role as the “Justice Animator” at Little T, and where we are headed. As Justice Animator, my role this
year is to help facilitate a discernment process in partnership with Yonge Street Mission (YSM), to discern where God might be calling Little Trinity to focus in the areas of justice and mercy.
Mary Henkelman is a Little Trinity member who moved into Regent Park eleven years ago as an intentional way of practicing kingdom-living in her neighbourhood. She has written lively, compelling short stories and essays exploring community-building in Regent Park, all which are available here. As a way of entering our Give6ix Lenten campaign and learning to love our neighbours in “the 6ix” better, how about committing to reading six of Mary’s stories before Easter? They are delightfully easy and fun to read, and informative as well!