Church Life

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November 7, 2019

For Remembrance Day, military chaplain and United Church minister Capt. (Rev.) Linda Tomlinson-Seebach reflects on the cost of war and peace.

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October 24, 2019

“Friendship with the minister is really awkward for a couple of reasons,” writes the Rev. Dan Benson.

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October 18, 2019

One minister shares his story of depression in hopes of lifting the stigma of mental illness among ministers and encouraging churches to provide better mental health support.

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September 25, 2019

Dan Benson writes that, "like all those stereotypes of ministers’ work, none is so sticky as the stereotype that the minister mustn’t swear. Heaven forbid!"

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September 26, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019 wasn’t the warmest early fall day and the St. Lawrence River had already begun to cool. Nevertheless, seven people from our faith community elected to be baptized (or renew their baptismal vows) through full immersion in the river. It’s powerful to witness members of our faith community proclaiming, through baptism, their desire to follow our crucified and risen saviour.

We do this service at Wall Street United Church annually. We start off by sharing a barbecue in a local park followed by an outdoor worship...

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September 5, 2019

Dan Benson writes that few things can instill apprehension in a minister as the annual church picnic. 

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September 5, 2019

Writer Julie McGonegal reflects on the radical generosity of the people of The United Church of Canada.

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September 5, 2019

Sharon Ballantyne shares about a conversation on inclusion, in which participants sought brave and safe space to engage with each other with all their hearts.

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September 5, 2019

The Rev. Dan Benson writes that, even in the solving of a minor plumbing problem such as a kinked hose, God opens the door for us to one another and the world.

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September 5, 2019

Tom Reynolds writes that the experience of being with people with disabilities can reawaken an awareness of the deeply human condition of vulnerable interdependence.

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