The Blog for Act Five by Redeemer

Alyssa Zilney

A note of love for our ORIGINAL Act Five cohort

March 13 marks the 2-year anniversary of the unexpected and terrible end to Act Five’s first year. “You will not be moving back to Blake Street”.

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Rerouting…rerouting…rerouting

This month has taken our community for a wild ride. On Thursday nights we host storytellers, learning about what it means to be faithful amidst life’s twists and turns. This month’s series was titled “It Wasn’t What I Planned”. How true!

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Temagami Reflections: Lou Lou

“Lean in” is what I was told to do during morning thought the day before we entered the wilderness. Matt Gray was telling us that we should lean into this trip because no matter what we do, we probably wouldn’t enjoy it if we just complain...

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A Tech-Free September: Weaning off our Digital Pacifiers – A Reflection by Allie Buist

After moving into a house in downtown Hamilton with sixteen other people, going on a ten-day canoe trip, and starting a week of “Hamontensive”, I think it would be fair to say that every single one of us has already changed from the person we...

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Exploring Prayer and Mission Together: True City 2020

A contrast to Jubilee in Pittsburgh, we had the opportunity to participate in the TrueCity conference as Christians across different churches and denominations came together to pray, worship, and talk about how they can work for the good of the...

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Placement Update: Helping Hands

Check out one student's reflection on their placement at Helping Hands Street Mission!

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Placement Update: RE-Create

Arissa reports on Rianna's placement with RE-create, a youth art studio located downtown Hamilton that uses art as a pathway to healing.

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Placement Update: CityKidz

"CityKidz is a great placement because it forces me out of my comfort zone, in a good way."

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Placement Update: Open Homes Hamilton

Placements are now well underway across the city! Each week we will be giving insight into the exciting things happening as our students engage in these experiences. This week, Autumn's placement with Open Homes Hamilton is in the spotlight.

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An Invitation to Hospitality

"I think that this is the true power of community." Arissa reflects on the reoccurring theme of radical hospitality since the winter trip.

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