National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
St. Albert Alliance Church will be closed on Monday, October 2, 2023 in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
We respectfully acknowledge that we gather and worship on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional meeting grounds , gathering place and traveling route of the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Metis, Dene and Nakota Sioux, including the Michel First nation. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Metis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries. This land acknowledgement is a sign of our desire to walk alongside, and work with our neighbours towards reconciliation as modeled by Jesus who has called his people to the ministry of reconciliation.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation responds to one of the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which calls for a day to, “honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.” Observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is part of St. Albert Alliance Church's commitment to learn, grow and continue steps toward healing and reconciliation. We invite and encourage our church and community to use the day to learn and reflect on the history and ongoing legacy of the residential school system, to remember those who lost their lives and to honour survivors.