SAGA started as an LGBTQ support group at St.Andrew’s over 30 years ago. It is now a fellowship group for all people. SAGA normally meets in the Great Hall at 6pm on the fourth Friday of the month for a pot-luck supper and a special presentation by either one of the regular attendees or a special guest. SAGA welcomes new members and for more information on joining, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom meeting information will be sent out one day before each meeting in order to reduce the risk of Zoom bombing.
Join us Friday, January 28 as we meet
to discuss plans for 2022
Please contact Rev. Faris at email@example.com to register for this meeting.
On Saturday, Dec. 11th, we met to celebrate the Christmas season.
On Friday, October 22nd, we met to discuss all those books we’ve been reading during lockdown!
On Friday, September 24th, at our first meeting of the Fall, SAGA members met to discuss their Summer activities.
On Friday, June 25th, Rev. Bob Faris reported on this year’s General Assembly and the steps taken toward full inclusion of LGBTQI people in The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
On Friday, May 28th a representative of the Rainbow Railroad joined with SAGA and StARS
On Friday, April 23, 2021 we celebrated our first anniversary of SAGA on ZOOM!
Many of you shared what has happened, both good and bad, during the past 12 months.
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Friday, March 26, 2021 featured – EGALE
Senior Development Officer Egale, Jenny Foster, spoke about the ongoing work being done at EGALE and how they have recently expanded their work to four general areas for REAL impact – research, education, awareness and legal advocacy.
If you would like to visit their website and get familiarized with their work they can be found at: Egale – equal not other
As promised, Jenny also forwarded some information about Egale’s Rainbow Table for 2SLGBTQI and Ally Seniors. The Rainbow Table includes a Facebook Group and regular live shows (on Facebook live) featuring experts on a variety of topics including health, relationships, Rainbow Veterans, Faith and much more. Please join the group, check out the past episodes and stay tuned for upcoming events
Rainbow Table Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rainbowtable
Rainbow Table Website: https://egale.ca/egale-in-action/rainbowtable/
Friday, February 26 featured – Chinese Canadian Authors
The presentation, by our member Val Lem, examined the creation of an Asian Canadian cultural heritage website. With a large component highlighting bio-bibliographical entries of Canadian literary writers of “Asian” heritage, in this introduction he will focused on authors of Chinese Canadian heritage.
Friday, January 22 featured – THINK TANK 2021
A discussion of what to feature at our 2021 suppers took place. We thank all of you who participated and we look forward to this year’s meetings – online for now but hopefully in-person before too long.
Our Christmas gathering was held December 12 – thank you to all who participated.
Friday, November 27 featured CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ in 1970
In this Power Point presentation Jeff Schmidt took us on a journey to the past via photos and videos that enhanced the story of a drive to California and his experiences there.
Friday, October 23rd featured:
FROM EXILE TO REINSTATEMENT
Pastor Ralph Carl Wushke shared part of his story and experiences as a Lutheran pastor who came out at a time when homosexuality was grounds for exclusion from ministry. Four decades of gay activism in the church, culminating with his call and installation at First Lutheran Church, Toronto and his reinstatement to the clergy roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada in January 2020 will be discussed.
Pastor Ralph last came to us as the Chaplain of the Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto.
SAGA started as an LGBTQ support group at St. Andrew’s over 30 years ago. It is now a fellowship group for all people. SAGA normally meets in the Great Hall at 6pm on the fourth Friday of the month for a pot-luck supper and a special presentation by either one of the regular attendees or a special guest. SAGA welcomes new members and for more information on joining, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org